At International Drilling Equipment, we place great importance on acknowledging exceptional individuals who consistently demonstrate expertise and unwavering commitment in all aspects of their work. Our unwavering dedication to providing exceptional drilling equipment and services to our clients is directly attributed to the tireless efforts of our team members. We take immense pride in the invaluable contributions our employees make on a daily basis. Today, we are delighted to honor the achievements of Brittany White, IDE’s ERT (Equipment Rental Transportation).

Throughout her four years at IDE, Brittany has proven herself to be an invaluable asset to both the IDE team and our customers. We are so grateful to have Brittany on our team. Learn more about Brittany by reading below! 


What is your favorite part about working at IDE? 
Working with a great team. Loading and unloading large items and operating forklifts.

What do you enjoy most about your job, and what are some of the challenges you face? 
I enjoy learning how to operate the different equipment we have at our location, and doing things such as walking the drill rigs, or concrete pumps, loading grout plants with the crane. I enjoy working with different forklifts or around the crane when loading or unloading tooling and equipment. Also, working with my team members with figuring out how to load/unload containers that contains heavy/awkward items that must picked up or loaded a certain way. My biggest challenge is being heard amongst the men who don’t value my opinions or ideas when it comes to loading/unloading challenges. In the end, it’s normally my ideas that was brushed off in the beginning, that gets the job done.


Can you share a project or accomplishment you’re particularly proud of that you worked on during your time here? 
This past summer Michael, Jose, and I organized the tooling area. We placed all the casing in racks and organized the augers. It was a lot of work, and it was very hot lol.


How do you stay motivated and engaged in your work, and what advice would you give to others who are struggling with motivation? 
There’s always work to be done. So much to the point where if you put it off, it’ll make it harder on yourself in the end. I try to take care of everything I can within the day it’s assigned to me but I’m only one person and some things takes multiple steps to complete. Sometimes your day doesn’t goes as planned, I would tell others who are struggling with motivation to do the best they can. Take your time, especially in this industry. Quality over quantity. Rushing or not working safely can result in injury or death, it’s not worth it.


How does IDE support your professional development, and what opportunities have you taken advantage of? 
Since I’ve been in the role of ERT, I’ve had training with John Sr. who is very knowledgeable in this industry and have also taking a rigging class receiving my certification for Competent Slinger-1.


How do you collaborate with your colleagues and team members, and what qualities do you think are essential for effective teamwork?
Being open to help, there’s no “I” in team. We are all here to achieve a common goal. I may not know how to do a particular job but I’m always willing to help and learn. The more I learn, especially from individuals in different departments, I feel helps me out in the long run. You’re also creating relationships and showing your teammates that you are a team player.


How do you balance your work responsibilities with your personal life, and what strategies do you use to maintain that balance? 
Try to give an advance notice if I know I need to handle personal situations, sometimes there are emergencies that arises but the managers are very understanding with those situations which makes everything easier to deal with.  Other than that, I keep work and personal separate.


What do you enjoy doing outside of work? 
I enjoy spending time with my family, my cats, and my plants. I’m a home body so sitting around the house working on projects or just relaxing makes me happy.


What is something that you are proud of about yourself? 
Being in a position where it is uncommon to see a female take the role. Something I didn’t realize until I spoke with other people not in this industry, that what I do is important and shows strength. Working in different types of weather conditions, being around heavy machinery and handling what is typically looked at as a man’s job makes me feel strong and proud. Seeing the look on a person’s face when they find out that I will be the person assisting them is very funny to me, especially when they see me in action.  I just looked at it like it’s a job and somebody has to do it.