contractor (Employé actuel) – Fort Hills, AB – 19 octobre 2019
Suncor preaches a safety culture and employs the typical safety gimmicks but if you are a Suncor employee you have the best treatment and seemingly total carte blanche. If you are a contractor you are under the watchful eye of many cameras and employees including other contractors. Contractors seem to work the harder and more dangerous jobs and than are shipped to the offsite camp where sandwich police ensure you feel unwelcome the food is not the healthiest, the showers are reminiscent of grocery store produce sprinklers, the beds are tiny and most of the mattresses are built like an old crib mattress (thin and full of springs), the blankets are duvets (thin and uncomfortable) , be sure you bring hand soap as they do not supply it even though they tell everyone to wash their hands often, the gym is overpacked, but you can get your exercise if you have to walk almost a KM to your dorm... hopefully you manage to get enough rest to function in a mine full of 400 ton machines.
steady work, safety atmosphere, good people for the most part
contractors are 2nd class citizens and camp is reminiscent of a prison
Graduate Researcher • Conducted research on mathematical modeling and advanced control of linear and nonlinear, small and large-scale systems • Developed and debugged automation software to generate, transform, and solve linear and nonlinear optimization problems • Simulated and validated the process flowsheet for an industrial manufacturing plant in collaboration with company sponsor • Performed sensitivity analysis followed by economic optimization using genetic algorithms and enumeration • Implemented Monte Carlo simulation to quantify the impact of uncertain parameters on performance of the optimal operating condition • Published 2 refereed papers in engineering journals to demonstrate technical novelties and contributions
Lots of people, sometimes fighting to pounce on the best project. However there is a lot of scope to improve the legacy system to bring real value to the company. Morale became low and has been going down further after FortMcMurray Fires.