Automation Technician (RRL & Gas Lift) - Odessa, TX

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Job Family: Skilled trade
Updated At: September 30, 2019

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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 more than 80 countries and has a network of approximately 700 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 26,500 people.


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.


Responsible for installation, commissioning and service of Company products in the field

Travel away from primary location to perform services on company or customer's work site.

In the course of supporting Company products, employee will have responsibility for developing and maintaining customer relations.

Employee should look for opportunities for Company to sell additional equipment based on knowledge of customer needs as well as find out information regarding our competition that will be useful to the Company.

Promote the merits of our Products and Company to customers with the intent of increasing sales to the customer.

Install, configure, and troubleshoot automation equipment including VSDs, pump off controllers, PLCs, radios and communications hardware, and other various instrumentation

Alignment and calibration of all automation equipment electronics.

Place orders and receive supplies as needed to install, maintain, and repair electronic equipment for assigned automation projects.

Perform and maintain records on preventative maintenance of equipment.

Travel to job locations to perform emergency repairs on electronics and instrumentation.

Provide technical support to operators for all Weatherford automation equipment.

Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.

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


Any training related to general electrical and/or instrumentation will be of value

Basic interpersonal skills and negotiating

Microsoft Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel)

Ability to work flexible work schedule, including long and/or irregular hours including on call availability.

Available 24/7 to meet demands of customers for installation as well as support if needed

One plus years relevant experience in Communications, Automation, Electronics, and/or Controls

The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations.

Valid driver’s license and good driving record


Customer Service/Communication Skills

Prior experience reading schematics and wiring diagrams

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Technical school or on the job technical training in advanced electronics for oil and gas production automation.

0-2+ years working knowledge of Oilfield electronic control products regarding installation, set-up and use.

Prior Instrumentation experience


Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program 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.


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