LABORER (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – June 13, 2018
Had to meet up with the firewatch coordinator every morning around 6:00 a.m for me to get assign a job and to see what ship I was on for the day. I've earned to communicate with mechanics and welders on the job as a firewatch. The hardest part is staying awake on the job and not getting on your phone on certain yards. The most enjoyable part is lunch time and getting off work.
The job is very important you have the safety of your co workers lives in your hands so you must know your job and take it serous. You are trained well before you work alone. once you feel you got it down you will love it and it gets more relaxed,
Fire Watch (Former Employee) – Chalmette, LA – April 15, 2018
Being assigned a job, performing all duties. Learn how to communicate in a diverse setting, management was great, properly trained on how to perform job. Hardest part is getting the JSA from foreman, most enjoyable part was networking
HELPER (Former Employee) – Palakata Fl – December 16, 2017
this job is great when you are on the road with someone else and love to work. it requires you to be alert at all times, keep your work place free of debris to prevent a fire hazard. If there is a fire you must act quickly and maintain the fire quickly so it doesn't spread. I learned a lot in this job and moved up to pipefitter helper, It also encouraged me to take a welding class to learn more about the other jobs at the plant.
I got to learn a new job
some days were longer than others but was thankful for the job
Although all refineries claim that you have the most important job in the plant because you're the individual that keeps the journeymen safe. That's not the case. Workers don't listen to firewatch personnel and even give them attitude when you're trying to fix or prevent a situation. They expect you do as you told while they do what they want. They receive backlash if they are to speak about unsafe work conditions even though the plant say it's an open door policy. This isn't the case for all jobsites and companies.
Very productive workplace with high regards in safety.
Firewatch (Former Employee) – Tyler, TX – April 22, 2015
Everyday started with security check-ins and a short bus ride into the plant. Once everyone has arrived at our lunch tent we had our morning safety meeting going over any recent accidents or something we needed to watch out for. After that we went straight to work and did so until lunch and after lunch we had another safety meeting just to go over something that might have happened during our work. At the end of our work day we left the same way we came in, taking bus and checking out with security. Everyone at work was very hardworking and very cheerful despite being somewhere as dangerous as an oil refinery. The hardest part of anyone's job was waiting, we had to wait on paper work, equipment, orders, more equipment,and while we had to wait all we could do was stand there because we have already gotten everything else done that we could. The most enjoyable part of my job was the people that i got to work with. Everyone was happy.
Labourer (Former Employee) – Alcoa Tennessee – February 23, 2015
Work started at 7:00 a.m. I was always earlier, wrote out the JSA for the day make sure that the work are was clean and free of trip and fire hazards. I assisted the pipefitter in anything that needed to be done. Fast pace environment, the best part was the overtime. Lots of overtime. The hardest part would be working in a man's environment and having them accept you as one of the guys.