PRODUCTION ENGINEER II in Bakersfield, United States

at Aera Energy Services Company
Location Bakersfield, United States
Date Posted June 18, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Aera is looking for an experienced and motivated Production Engineer. As a production engineer, you will be involved in the full production life cycle and will be primarily responsible for optimizing the performance of producers and injectors as well as maintaining recovery process effectiveness. The technical challenges you face will vary, depending on geographic location and field maturity.

Primary Position Roles and Responsibilities

Optimizing the performance of specific production assets.
Operating and maintaining existing wells focused on well and pattern level surveillance.
Execution of injection strategy through surveillance and optimization of injector performance.
Enabling the delivery of area production targets through surveillance and optimization of producer inflow performance.
Ensuring optimum injection/production interaction.
Providing technical support to various operations and engineering process teams.
Support and influencing a high performance, safety culture; prioritizing environmental, health and safety issues.
Supporting additional enterprise specific activities as appropriate.
Balancing day-to-day operational priorities with longer term strategic objectives.

Required Skills
Desired skills and competencies for the position include the following:

General Abilities

Ability to apply engineering principles.
Ability to focus/concentrate on specific task in an open air environment.
Ability to periodically work in an outdoor field environment.
Ability to wear personal protective equipment when required.
Technical / Discipline-Specific Skills

Strong Production Engineering skillset with solid understanding of artificial lift systems.
Strong operational acumen with a solid understanding of oil field operating practices.
Working knowledge of well drilling, completion, and work over processes and techniques.
Able to prepare well completion, work over, and maintenance procedures.
Familiar with well and reservoir surveillance; able to recognize performance deficiencies and develop solutions to mitigate.
Behavioral Competences
Displays authentic behaviors through genuineness and candor; exhibits self-awareness; embraces inclusion and values differences; seeks to instill trust through openness and respect.
Exhibits resilience and demonstrates perseverance in the face of adversity; effectively manages and embraces changes; seeks to turn challenges into opportunities; shows situational agility by flexing style and approach as needed.
Demonstrates personal accountability through dependability and follow-through; seeks to understand general purpose within the greater organization; seeks to align personal goals with organizational direction; balances reflection with action; seeks to optimize and improves systems and processes.
Works to collaborate within and across team lines; demonstrates interpersonal savvy; seeks others’ ideas and perspectives to foster a creative, collaborative, and innovative team and culture.
Seeks to innovate by looking outside our walls as well as within; thinks critically and outside the box; has a passion for learning and a relentless commitment to improvement; offers suggestions that are creative and/or breakthrough.
Good verbal and written communication skills. Able to interact with a high performing multi-disciplinary engineering / operations team.
Required Experience
The successful candidate must have:

Bachelor of Science or higher engineering degree with preference given to mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or petroleum engineering graduates.
Minimum of 3 years of industry experience.
Aera Energy Services Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled

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