Automation Technician (Gas Lift) in Odessa, United States

at Weatherford
Location Odessa, United States
Date Posted May 10, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


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 LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube 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.
Provide testing, repairs, and routine servicing on Oilfield electronic control products and equipment in the shop and the field.  In addition, help generate business to increase revenues through sales of Weatherford products and services.

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 and configure electronic, electromechanical, and instrumentation equipment.
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.


Technical school or on the job technical training in advanced electronics for oil and gas production automation.
Any training related to general electrical and electronics will be of value
Additionally, training regarding interpersonal skills, negotiating, and sales techniques
Microsoft Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel)
Extensive domestic travel required to meet internal and external customers' needs.
Ability to work flexible work schedule, including long and/or irregular hours.
Available 24/7 to meet demands of customers for installation as well as support if needed
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Valid driver's license and good driving record
The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations.


Customer Service/Communication Skills
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 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. 

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