Community: Marten Falls/Fort Albany
Job Position: Field Assistant
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY IN YOUR ROLE LOOK LIKE?
It depends on the season or what programs we have planned. My tasks can include line cutting, geophysics survey work, moving core, packing trails, or cleaning up site.
WHAT IS IT LIKE WORKING AT ESKER?
It’s a blast! We work with fun people – we’re basically family. We’re always laughing and having a good time while working hard. Also, freezing and roasting depending on the time of year.
HOW IS WORKING 2 WEEKS ON + 2 WEEKS OFF?
It’s good! You get used to people cooking for you so when you go home you don’t want to cook. It teaches you how to manage your time when you’re at home. Sometimes it’s hard because you miss out on things back home, but the work is rewarding.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU’VE LEARNED SINCE STARTING WORK AT ROF METALS?
I’ve learned that I like to work hard and see my completed work after I’m done. I find value in working hard – it’s fun and I’ve learned to enjoy working with people and by myself. It’s grounding.
This job has changed my life – I’ve learned how to be responsible, independent and how to be myself. Also, that you sweat A LOT haha.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ESKER MEAL?
It’s a tie between Cory’s ribs with mashed potatoes, gravy, fries and broccoli with cheese or his cream cheese chicken and rice.