Remote Medic and Safety Specialist (Current Employee) – Lafayette, LA – August 1, 2017
As a contract employee on an oil rig, the work environment has its challenges. Fitting in and camaraderie are the key components to making the job work well. You are required to work in this field, no slack offs are accepted or tolerated which is good. You must pull your own weight, others will help you if you are having difficulty, but they are not there to carry you.
Site administrator (Former Employee) – Pecos, TX – June 3, 2017
Great pay, away from home for 2 to 4 weeks at a time. Not very steady, it relies on the total cost of barrels to maintain a job. It can be dangerous at times but there are checks and balances that ensure work safety.
Hazmat Technician (Former Employee) – Lafayette, LA – February 3, 2017
Could be a great company, probably is for some, but I'll never work for them again. Guys getting heat exhaustion and being stuck in the field. I, personally, was stuck in the field with a severely abscessed jaw, when a doctor visit finally said minor surgery was needed, I was left in a motel to burn with a 102 fever for 3 days before shift change happened. Multiple logistics errors, hotel not being booked, supplies not being on job site. You name it and it probably happened.
lunches you wouldnt feed your dog, hydration problems from running out of supplies, running out of safety materials.
Decent employment if you have a supplemental income.
Remote Paramedic/ Safety Technician- Offshore (Former Employee) – Gulf of Mexico – January 11, 2016
Overall a decent enough company to work for. The downturn in the Oil and Gas industry has hurt many companies and eliminated many jobs. SMS has kept many of their employees working. As with any company they aggressively pursue contracts to provide their services for but pay their employees a small fraction of a wage.
Work schedules range from 14/14 to 28/28. The time off is nice but you are not paid while you are off. This leaves two options, work a part time job or budget your earnings over two months.
Project demands vary from project to project. Some projects are very administrative heavy where others have minimal administrative tasks.
Patient care is strictly "mother may I" for any invasive skill and medication administration above an OTC medication.
Projects can be stopped anytime and you will be left out in the cold. You will be put into the labor pool and be expected to drop everything at a moments notice to run to a new assignment if an opening comes up. If you do not take the assignment you may find yourself sitting at home waiting for an assignment for MANY weeks sometimes. This is where a supplemental income is helpful.
Most of the employees are older more settled paramedics who are looking to keep busy after a career on the fire department or ambulance. This is not the place for young, hungry, or inexperienced paramedics. SMS may hire you, but you'll die of boredom.
Upward mobility is non-existent currently. If you wanted to use this job as a stepping stone to branch out into safety, there are no avenues that the company will explore. more...
The benefits are "OK" but the premiums are pretty high. The pay is terrible and they took away paying out vacation accumulation quarterly. They will show you that you will make 55K per year on paper, with all the incentives and perks built in. The reality was that you might make 45K. Bottom line, you take home about 200.00 per day. They will pay you up to 300.00 for mileage or airfare to get to and from work. But they will not pay your travel days, this is not the industry standard.
Not a bad place to start out if you want to work offshore, not a bad stepping stone, and not a bad place if you are looking for semi-retired work.less
Project Management Professional (Former Employee) – Melbourne, FL – November 9, 2015
Army Fleet Support was an excellent Company which provided Aviation Maintenance Supplies and Services for the Army's Flight School at Ft Rucker, Alabama. While I was there I was a Field Manager responsible for 350 plus employees working 24X7, 365 days a year. Additionally, I was a Strategic Planner who managed the Organization's Balanced Scorecard, and Process Improvement efforts. A typical day started at 0630 and ended after 5:00PM. While I was there I learned how to manage a Unionized work Force, and began my Lean Six Sigma professional Development.
Safety Officer / Paramedic (Former Employee) – Lafayette, LA – July 17, 2015
Working offshore for this company was a great experience that I would love to have the opportunity to do again in the future. They have their own facility for all training and a great staff teaching you.
Safety Paramedic (Current Employee) – LA – February 8, 2015
This company will lead you in with lies and sign on bonus , but never see them, no job security, management never on the same page and is never around when you need them, benefits are a joke!!! Do not work for this company, THEY ARE ACADIAN RAN!!! LIERS!!
HSE Technician (Former Employee) – penn – February 5, 2015
Responsible for all Health Safety and Environment (HSE) on all Drilling activities. Work with all aspects of the drilling industries. Ensuring compliance with DEP/DEQ (Environment) OSHA and API standards. Working for Oil Company, oversee personnel on location with direct contact with Company Representative. Account for hours, JSA’s, Travel, and Safety. Run Reports.