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Meet Amanda Snowden – Senior VP – Human Resources at Ranger Energy Services

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  • Apr 04, 2018
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Humans of Oil and Gas #62

Amanda Snowden

Senior VP- Human Resources of Ranger Energy Services based in North Dakota

Amanda is a Texas native, studied at Texas A & M and is a graduate from the University of Houston. Married to her husband Michael for almost 19 years, they have three children 13, 10 and 9.

While working in the oil and gas industry supporting some great human resource professionals, she was given the opportunity to start working full-time HR just ahead of the recent downturn that is still affecting most people out there today.

At Ranger her responsibilities are hiring, on-boarding, employee training and maintaining the company’s benefits programs to make sure that it takes care of their employees! She is consistently finding new ways to keep Ranger’s family recognized for their contributions to the company and the sacrifices that their families are making while their loved ones are away.

She loves the outdoors with her family and enjoys traveling. When she is not in the office she wants to be outside! Her hobby is cooking and trying new foods, especially outdoors. Her goal in the near future is to become a certified swimming official as she sits for the “Stroke and Turn” classes in a few weeks.

She says “The well servicing business is fast paced. I love the challenge presented by the people side of the business, as we try to maintain sufficient number of crews to keep up with increasing customer demand. At Ranger we are serious about our desire to be the employer of choice and our CEO Darren Anderson has set that tone for all of our service lines. We know that we can’t deliver excellent services to our customers if we don’t have excellent people, so we are constantly looking for new programs, benefits, training and tools that are attractive to our employees, and the Ranger team members.”

Her co-worker Susan Burton had this to add “She is an incredible leader and we are excited that she will have a chance to be recognized for the amazing work she is doing for Ranger!”

At Humans of Oil and Gas we like to profile people like Amanda, her story is inspiring as so many are, this team shows us what it is like to have a company that cares for their employees and you are not just a number.

Be safe out there Amanda and the Ranger team!!!

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