long days, hard work , heavy equipment
Pumping Unit Technician (Current Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – June 2, 2017
The job requires you to work as team, performing JHAs as a crew, installing pump jack units, preform maintenance routines, transport various parts to job locations.
What I learned was the proper steps to setting a pumping unit, use of air and hand tools, lifting and rigging techniques.
Management tells you how to operate the correct way but then ask what is taking so long and wants the job done in half the time and half the steps.
The hardest part of the job is being out in the weather conditions, load noises from tools, compressors, equipment air impact tools are used on most jobs as well as 16lb. hammers, and working at heights.
The most enjoyable part is the paycheck only if you keep track of your own hours to cross check the time card system.
Good pay, and benefits