As as Maintenance Assistant, you will process many different types of tools that go into the oil wells.
Pros: Lots of training, very safety conscious, good safety gear provided as well as training provided, 401k; medical; dental; vision; after being employed for an certain amount of time, you get stock options.
Cons: Cost of rent is a little higher than most expect, affordable housing can be a little difficult to locate.
At Schlumberger, working at the Midland, TX Wireline facility, the area is very easy to get to, good co-workers (operators and engineers and technicians). A typical day consists of a morning safety meeting (Monday through Friday) with "Warm-up to Work" consisting of stretches followed by getting various tools that need maintenance performed upon them into the shop, reviewing the required and performing maintenance according to the various publications and maintenance manuals. Once the maintenance is done, move the tools to their allocated location(s) to await the next job. Training is part OTJ (on the job) and some of it is classroom with hands on and safety gear is provided and / or available as needed or required. There isn't any really hard things to the job if you know how to follow directions, read manuals and schematics as well as use various electrical meters for measurements. It is enjoyable to see lots of tools waiting to get processed and at the end of the day when the 'lots' has become little or none to be processed. There are no set time for breaks. You take a break as you need as long as you get the job(s) done in a timely manner. Lunch is typically a one hour break.