At International Drilling Equipment, we highly appreciate acknowledging exceptional individuals who consistently demonstrate remarkable expertise and unwavering commitment in all aspects of their work. The steadfast devotion of our team members directly contributes to our firm commitment to providing exceptional drilling equipment and services to our clients. We take great pride in the invaluable contributions our employees make on a daily basis. Today, we are delighted to honor the achievements of Bryce Dillon!

Throughout his two-and-a-half-year tenure, with a recent promotion to IT Specialist, Bryce has consistently dedicated himself to his work and his customers, proving to be an indispensable asset to the IDE team. Bryce’s determination and unwavering commitment truly distinguish him. We are tremendously grateful to have Bryce as a valued member of our team. To learn more about Bryce, please continue reading here!


What is your favorite part about working at IDE? 

My favorite part about working at IDE would have to be the learning process. From working in the shop, to the parts department, and now working in IT, everyday has been different, and there was always something new to learn and figure out. It helps me stay engaged with work and not get burnt out.  


How does IDE support your professional development, and what opportunities have you taken advantage of? 

IDE supports my professional development by giving me access to the Microsoft Learning/Training website through our Microsoft subscription. Using that website, I am able to learn about Microsoft apps and understand them and hopefully implement/integrate them into the company later down the line. I try to take advantage of learning tools whenever I can. Also, just simply working is supporting my professional development as well. Knowledge I gain here I can use anywhere. 


How do you collaborate with your colleagues and team members, and what qualities do you think are essential for effective teamwork? 

The way I collaborate with team members is by diagnosing problems and figuring them out. They tell me what’s going on, I try and figure out the cause of the issue, hopefully figure the issue out, and show them how to resolve it just in case the issue happens again. COMMUNICATION is key. As I am sure most of you know, bad communication can lead to a lot of disgruntled employees. Some problems can’t be fixed right away, so you have to let the person know the status of their problem and how long it could be until it is fixed, so they aren’t left in the dark. 


How do you balance your work responsibilities with your personal life, and what strategies do you use to maintain that balance? 

Balancing work and my personal life is simple, I keep work at work and my personal life at home. The second I clock in my mind is focused on work, and the second I clock out I focus on my personal life and home stuff. I do not want to make work my whole life and personality, as there is so much more to life than that.  


What do you enjoy doing outside of work? 

The two things I enjoy doing outside of work somewhat contradict each other. I enjoy building and upgrading computers, as I have my personal one at home I use for games, and working on it and knowing what needs to be upgraded or fixed is something that has always come naturally to me. I was always able to understand computers. I also enjoy traveling and being outside. There is so much out there in the world to see, and so little time, so I am always trying to get out there and see new things. I have a trip to Las Vegas in May that I am very excited for, and hopefully many more trips to other locations afterwards. If anyone can give me recommendations to visit that would be great! 


What is something that you are proud of about yourself? 

Something about myself that I am proud of is my “I can figure it out” attitude. If there is an issue with something I am working on, I will not be able to relax until I know what the issue is and how to resolve it. There is always an answer for something, I just haven’t found it yet, and I will not quit until I do. If that means I am up until 2AM, so be it. 


If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be and why? 

The world is a huge place, it’s hard to pick ONE place I want to visit. I’d need to get a dart board with some names of different countries and see which one it lands on. But if I had to pick, Japan sounds nice.