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Old 11-16-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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Default Entry Level Frac Operator

Anyone on here work as an entry level frac operator? If so, what is your opinion about the job?
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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Anyone on here work as an entry level frac operator? If so, what is your opinion about the job?
Does anybody have an opinion on this?
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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It's n easy job. You "work" 100 hours per week, but realistically you work about 50. The rest is down time either on the bus or on location. It's very dangerous because of the high pressures you work with. I would only work for established outfits like Schlumberger, CalFrac, Halliburton, etc. I do frac; it's a great way to make a living if you can handle being away from family a couple weeks at a time.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:06 PM
 
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It's n easy job. You "work" 100 hours per week, but realistically you work about 50. The rest is down time either on the bus or on location. It's very dangerous because of the high pressures you work with. I would only work for established outfits like Schlumberger, CalFrac, Halliburton, etc. I do frac; it's a great way to make a living if you can handle being away from family a couple weeks at a time.
Do you get paid straight time on your days off?
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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The pay starting out seems a little low at around $14-$17 for the risk involved.

How long does it usually take to get paid $20 hour?

Do accidents happen often?

Are bonuses part of the pay?
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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The pay starting out seems a little low at around $14-$17 for the risk involved.

How long does it usually take to get paid $20 hour?

Do accidents happen often?

Are bonuses part of the pay?
When a recruiter contacted me about this position, the starting pay was $19/hr. That was a couple of months ago.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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When a recruiter contacted me about this position, the starting pay was $19/hr. That was a couple of months ago.
That offer was in Colorado but still seems cheap because of the danger involved. Don't you have to wear a hazmat suit and deal with 10,000- 15,000lbs of pressure?
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Do you get paid straight time on your days off?
That's a great question. I was just offered a job by Big Red as a Frac Op Asst I. I haven't been through the orientation yet where hopefully they'll answer the exact question you're asking. I have the same question! When I find out, I'll try and post up when I get a chance.
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