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.
HSE REP (Current Employee) – Lafayette, LA – November 5, 2014
Starting with the daily safety meeting reviewing safety issues that we may have or discuss in new issues.we might have. Operate within design and environmental limits Operate in a safe and controlled condition Ensure safety devices are in place and functioning Follow safe work practices and procedures.
the satisfattion of knowing that everyone is safe
the uncertany of not knowin g if someone has the right tranning
Guard (Current Employee) – Arkansas – August 2, 2014
No loyalty to employees, they hire friends as managers who have no experience instead of promoting from within, sometimes you can go for 4-6 weeks and only work a day, after the first year we were forced to take a $5 per hour pay cut, no reimbursement for gas even though you drive your own vehicle as much as 140 miles per day, 12 hours work plus 3 hours commuting equals a long day. Management is a joke!!!
HSE Tech with Shell (Current Employee) – Texas – April 8, 2014
Observe and coach the employees on Behavior Based Safety, Hazard ID, DROPS, and Shells Twelve Life Saving Rules. This is done on both drilling rigs and completion with Shell. As part of my daily report I take care of the documentation and present the awards for the best STOP cards, as well as keeping track of the Permit to work system, JSA’s, Pre job safety meetings, Pre Tour Safety meetings, Short Service Employee paperwork, man hour spreadsheet and orientations on the location. Local Lifting Focal Point during rig moves for lifting and hoisting. Weekly reports are; Audit spreadsheet, the STOP card spreadsheet and Proactive Efforts spreadsheet with the man-hours, near misses, JSA’s, Work Permits, Safety meetings, Audits, Training’ Orientation numbers etc. Participate in all drills such as BOP, Fire, H2S, and Man down etc. and document them. Monthly reports are; tracking the STOP card trends and entering them into the Shell network, entering the numbers in the Proactive Efforts spreadsheet with daily drilling footage, diesel used for the rig and mud engineer and water delivered or taken from the rig. (Potable, Gray and Black) also entered into the Shell Live Link system. Do daily rig audits such as electrical, living quarters, fire eq., rig eq., and so on. Inspect the safety and rigging equipment daily as needed or weekly if not used. Also have various office duties. Report, investigate, RAM and enter into Shell system all incidents on location. Implement and administer all safety programs. Handle Emergency Response Planning and execution of the ERP. When needed, First Respondermore... to all incidents on the location. Execute the H2S contingency plan as needed. Attend all AM/PM safety meetings, pre job meetings, administrative meetings, drills etc. and document them. Paramedic for four rigs in Colorado. Checked my medical equipment daily, checked the narcotics and over the counter meds, ordered as needed and sent a weekly report of the inventory. Audited and documented the STOP program. Observed and coached the employees as needed with BBS, Haz ID etc. Performed rig audits and documented. Attended all safety meetings, audited all JSA’s and documented.less
Was hired right out of college as a safety specialist. Went through six weeks of training at the SMS facility. Training was really for the friends and family who were hired and had no knowledge of safety whatsoever. This was a safety job in the oilfield. SMS lost its major contract and almost 200 people were laid off. So if you are considering working there be advised that it might not last long.
• Implementing Shell safety program. • Coordinating and presenting safety training including planning, documenting and presenting new hire orientation, fall protection, confined spaces, lockout/tag out, respiratory protection, and ERT training. • Conducting 10 and 30 hour construction training. • Providing safety program documentation, record keeping, document posting, and regulatory compliance documenting. • Participating in site inspections and testing as necessary for required permits, including confined space and hot work. • Speaking fluently and engaging crew members.