Applications Specialist – Production Automation- Kingwood, TX

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Job Family: Product line
Updated At: March 15, 2019


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 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.



Engineering proficiency in the design and deployment of oil & gas production automation, control and monitoring systems.  Process knowledge includes and not limited to, liquid and gas flow measurement, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems, heat transfer & fluid dynamics.  Relevant experience includes oil & gas upstream/midstream/downstream production, transportation, refining and distribution of petroleum products.

Responsible for designs, documents, installs and services of electrical and electronic control systems associated with well site or facility control, wired and wireless communications infrastructure and production monitoring systems.

Knowledge and experience with optimization techniques for artificial lift production control systems.

Knowledge and experience with safety standards for installation of electrical and electronic systems in hazardous locations with explosive liquids and gases present is required.


Must understand and comply with all Weatherford safety rules and company policies.

Know and understand Weatherford Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality System Manual, Operating and technical Procedures, and Workplace instructions.

Must effectively communicate and coordinate activities with various Weatherford groups, including  sales, engineering, manufacturing, and regional management and service teams.

Provide Technical Assessment, Project Designs and Support in the Bid Process.

Assist with Project Planning and Coordination

System Integration and Implementation, including Logic Design and Equipment Configuration

Train Weatherford Field Technicians and Assess Competencies

Support Field Startup and Commissioning

Prepare Final Systems Documentation

Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.

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

Domestic and international travel, up to 50%, in support of existing and future installations both onshore & offshore.

Interface directly with customers to understand opportunities and provide solutions



Automation Systems, including the safe installation and operation of these systems.

Interface and program proficiency with a variety of electronic field devices, including RTUs, PLCs, Electronic Flow Meters and Smart Sensors.

Installation and wiring practices for electrical and electronic systems installed in hazardous locations, specifically Class I, Division 1 and 2 and Class I, Zone 0, 1 and 2.

Field Instrumentation and Signal Interfacing including: discrete, analog, digital and serial devices

Communication technologies and device protocols – Modbus, Modbus IP, OPC, DNP3

Oil & Gas Flow and Measurement Technologies

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

Proficiency with Personal Computers and applications including Microsoft Office Suite of products, P&ID software such as Microsoft Visio, AutoCAD, etc.
Experience in Oil & Gas Artificial Lift Systems

Experience with Automation and Control Systems

Experience in field installation and commissioning of systems, including instrumentation and signal interfacing with discrete, analog, digital and serial devices

2+ years work experience in deployment of artificial lift systems
The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations.

Verbal and written communications skills in English.


Artificial Lift Systems, including Reciprocating Rod Lift, Gas Lift, Plunger Lift.

IEC 61131 Programming using Structured Text

Closed Loop Control

HART, Foundation Fieldbus
Degree in Petroleum Engineering, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science.

2 years work experience in Oil and Gas production automation applications design




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. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled 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.