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The Assistant Technician, Field Maintenance travels to drilling rig field locations to perform a variety of equipment service and maintenance activities. Activities include servicing, repairing, adjusting and testing equipment, documenting equipment condition and maintenance activities.
This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.
Detailed Job Description:
Plan appropriately to drive extended distances to rig locations and perform maintenance duties
Assist in training operational crews in preventative maintenance checks and services, including how to properly conduct basic and intermediate repairs
Help diagnose mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical faults and plan coordination for the repair of the system or systems
Assist in coordinating and conducting 2nd and 3rd level inspections and repairs on multiple pieces of equipment
Assist in maintenance related projects on the rig with the rig crew or 3rd party support
Assist in developing and monitoring spare and replacement parts listing for specific equipment
Assist in development and conduct training for all rig components
Help monitor issues, conduct root cause analysis and trend analysis through multiple facets of information gathering
Assist operations in designated Maintenance/Policy implementation
Performs other related duties as assigned
Ability to safely navigate drilling rig work sites with occasional walking, climbing, standing, stepping, etc. during normal rig operating conditions (day/night, outdoor hot/cold weather)
Ability to operate heavy equipment
Ability to travel to visit drilling rig work sites and support business units; requiring extended travel to remote locations and/or overnight stay(s) outside normal office area
Lift and carry 50 pounds independently while walking on uneven surfaces
Bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and crawl during visits to field and operational work areas
Frequent use a variety of hand and power tools to perform a range of mechanically oriented functions including independent use of heavy-duty handheld and long-handled tools
Clear vision to judge near and far distances to maintain awareness of, watch, and report ongoing work activities to coworkers and third parties
Listen for unusual noises that signify equipment and machinery problems
Maintain spatial orientation and awareness to safely move around work environment with many moving objects
Stay alert and focused including during occasional extended work periods
Demonstrate clear written and verbal communication skills and ability to promptly give, and follow, directions when working with others
Physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations
Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all designated times
Ability to work a rotational schedule that can include days or nights as well as weekends and holidays
Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office
Strong interpersonal skills including ability to interact productively with coworkers and third parties
High school diploma, certificate or equivalent is required
One (1) year stable work history in the repair and/or maintenance of motors, engines, or hydraulic and electrical equipment
Must have valid state-issued driver's license and be eligible to drive Company vehicle including ability to meet requirements of Company's vehicle Use Agreement and Driving Policy
Control system experience
Technical training or advanced education in a relevant vocational field
This position requires the person to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions, including precipitation, cold / heat, high wind, and turbulent conditions. The Technician will be exposed to the typical conditions of the local area where the drilling operations and rigs are located. The Technician must work with an emphasis on safety for themselves and others including coworkers and third parties. They must be able to work closely with others and under deadlines including time-sensitive response situations. They must be willing to work extended schedules that will include working days, nights, weekends and holidays.
Employing subsidiaries of Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (Patterson-UTI) are equal opportunity employers and maintain a drug-free workplace. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under state, federal, or local law.