Wireline Field Engineer

< Back To Job Listing
Job Family: Field operations
Updated At: January 29, 2018

This job posting is no longer active


Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit www.weatherford.com and connect with Weatherford on LinkedInTwitterYouTube and Facebook.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.


Under the direction of the Field Operation Manager perform a variety of Wireline services. Duties and responsibilities include the proper maintenance of tools and equipment, crew supervision, ensuring compliance to policies, managing information and customer data, and customer relations.

The employee has obtained the necessary skills and knowledge and is capable of working autonomously on tasks covering services in Open Hole and/or Cased Hole domains. Additionally, they should be contributing towards improvements in service quality which includes failure analysis, processes and procedures, and customer service. They also act as mentors and coaches for other employees into field operation job family with lower seniority.


Completion of all related competencies, proficiency and training required to successful reach this level, as detailed on Wireline Career Progression document.

Demonstrate and improve knowledge and understanding of Wireline operations policies & procedures, which include Radiation, Ballistics, Pressure Control, rig up, and preventative maintenance.

Demonstrate knowledge of all relevant Wireline documentation and other online training and support systems.

Performs job planning and preparation of tools and equipment, promptly and accurately submits all required reports and data.

Promptly report issues, lessons learned and best practices using the appropriate online system.

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to perform wireline services at the location, which may include tools and equipment in some of the technology groups into Open Hole and/or Cased Hole domains.

Supervise all tasks associated with Wireline jobs, which includes load-out and backload, rig up, winch operation, clean-up and maintenance of tools, equipment and Wireline units.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of various Wireline functions including winch operation, depth control, tension, fishing, data acquisition and tool response.

Perform Wireline cable tests and re-heads, tool preventative maintenance & calibration, tension and depth system calibration.

Maintain equipment, facilities and work locations in a presentable and working condition.

Prepare and organize advanced logs and data for distribution, processing and archiving.

Maintain customer relations and communications.

Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.

Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.


Good mechanical aptitude

Must have run a Wireline truck for at least 1 year, with an additional 2 years WL experience.

Understand fundamental math and physics

Understand principles of electricity

Good computer skills

Good leadership skills

High School Diploma or GED

Certificates of completion for Radiation, Explosives and Pressure Control

Rotation schedule 15/6

The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations

Willingness to work under varying conditions and in remote locations

Ability to perform under pressure and meet deadlines

Good communication skills

Ability to work in a team environment

Positive attitude towards health, safety and the environment

Willingness to relocate


Knowledge of windows based systems

Demonstrated mechanical ability

2-4 Years previous Wireline experience

Experience with PDP in the Permian

Experience or knowledge of operating in the Oil & Gas industry


Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.