Success Stories

Lynn Rouse has made her footprint in the Oilsands



Lynn Rouse – Forewoman

In early 2015 Fort McKay Alcor was awarded a site services contract at the Fort Hills Oil Sands Site, encompassing the maintenance of all temporary structures as well as project based construction work. Lynn Rouse was hired to join Fort McKay Alcor in the role of Building Operator; as a mother of one adult child, Lynn was drawn to the fly-in/fly-out schedule as it suited her current lifestyle and career aspirations. In May of 2015 Lynn was dispatched to Fort Hills as part of the initial crew responsible for on-site mobilization.

Prior to joining Fort McKay Alcor Lynn had worked with one of our sister companies, Alcor Facilities Management, for three years. Initially serving in the role of Skilled Labourer later Lynn was later promoted to Building Operator prior to leaving her position to join Fort McKay Alcor. Having worked in the oil and gas sector for more than 20 years Lynn has acquired an in depth knowledge of what is required to provide the highest possible level of customer service. Lynn’s previous experience also includes time spent as an Executive Admin Assistant, working in oil rig camps and highway piloting for oversized vehicles. In addition, Lynn has served as the General Contractor for her family owned Bed & Breakfast, managing a small group of employees on an ongoing basis. This combined experience has enabled Lynn with the skill set required to contribute to a cohesive team, able to have fun, while still being professional and providing a premium product in an efficient time frame for our customers.

After assisting with our mobilization to the Fort Hills Site Lynn was promoted to the position of Forewoman in the summer of 2015, a new position for our company. As Fort McKay Alcor’s first Forewoman Lynn is both encouraged and excited to see Fort McKay Alcor moving women into Supervision and Management roles and hopes that this might serve as an example to help reduce the gender gap for women in supervisory positions within our industry, as well as others. By promoting woman into more senior roles Fort McKay Alcor hopes to create a more diversified representation at all levels of our company.

While many others are feeling the restrictions of the economic downturn, Fort McKay Alcor has been fortunate enough to establish itself as an efficient and effective site services team. Lynn is grateful to Fort McKay Alcor for affording her the opportunity to further develop her skill set in this new position, and looks forward to what may lie ahead for our company, and her career, in the next 3-5 years.