Feb 13, 2020

Mpd Field Technician

  • Weatherford
  • San Antonio, TX, United States
Full Time Contractor Field Technician Production Trades & Technicians

Job Description



Weatherford Managed Pressure Drilling supplies personnel and highly specialized computer, electronic, and manifold equipment for managed pressure drilling applications. Also supplied are specialized UBD and pressure control equipment. The purpose of this position is to support the business line on a specific shift directly in the field.

Under strict supervision, assists during the rigging up and down of MPD, RCD & UBD equipment on work locations for the purpose of providing services during the drilling phase of a well. To become proficient in conventional drilling terms and systems and to understand MPD & UBD methods. Learns and promotes safety awareness and environmental consciousness, and complies with all applicable QHSE guidelines and follows Technical Work Instructions (TWI's).

Assists in the preparation, assembling, rig up, rig down and testing of the MPD, RCD & UBD Drilling equipment.
Operates the MPD, RCD & UBD equipment and monitors the operation
Conducts maintenance on MPD, RCD & UBD equipment
Field Operation of MPD, RCD & UBD equipment
Responsible for HSE procedures and documentation on Site for specific shift.

Job is on-call basis and requires the Field Technician to report to job site when assigned by Operations Manager, Operations Supervisor, Coordinator or Field Engineer and to maintain daily communication with Operations Manager or Operations Supervisor when not on vacation or days off.
Long shifts, regularly 12-16 hours/day on site.
Requires extensive travel both domestically and internationally.
Extended stays away from home in motels or drilling sites are anticipated.
Requires strenuous activities including walking, bending, climbing, and being able to lift a minimum of 50lbs.
The job requires direct contact with the other crew members and Customer Representatives as well as other Services on location.


This role continues the introduction to the MPD, RCD & UBD operation and services and concentrates on well site operations while maintaining shop duties. Learns basic tasks to include but not limited to: (1) performing cleaning, operation testing and pressure testing on equipment during pre job procedures, (2) preparing and packaging ancillary equipment to be used for the job, (3) performing pre/post job equipment inspections, (4) performing and completing preventative maintenance procedures on equipment (5) Assists in the preparation and running of a job and in the clean up, repair, and preparation for the next job. Be proficient at running MPD, UBD, DDV equipment on rig site.

Minimum 1+ years related experience - High School diploma (or Secondary School Diploma or equivalent) as minimum.

Minimum 2 years experience in any of the following disciplines:
• Drilling Engineer
• Mud Engineer
• Well Testing
• Frac Flowback
• Drilling - Motorman or higher

Managed Pressure Drilling background would be an advantage.
Experience with electronic equipment.

Preferred 2 years College degree


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.


Field operations

Posted Date

Feb 13, 2020