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Location: Midland, TX
Shift: 12 Hour Shifts; 14 Days On, 14 Days Off; Day or Night
Compensation: $30-32 Per Hour, $50 Daily Per Diem
Benefits: Health, dental, vision insurance for employee, 401k., Company Vehicle
Vaccine Requirement: No
Drug Testing Requirement: Yes
The Mechanic is responsible for safely and efficiently providing the skilled labor required to assist in the mobilization of rigs and other oil field related equipment. Specific physical demands must be met by an employee to successfully and safely perform the essential functions of the Mechanic. When assisting in the mobilization of rigs and other oil field related equipment, it is important that you are physically able to perform the job safely. Required to work in variety of outdoor and indoor work environments.
The employee will be exposed to all types of weather conditions including but not limited to clear, sunny, windy, cold, rainy, icy/snowy, and turbulent conditions. Employee must be able to tolerate temperatures and humidity consistent with work in the Midwest and Southern regions of North America. These temperatures may range from 80’s to 100’s during the summer months with high humidity and cold temperatures generally no lower than 5 to 10 degrees during the winter. The employee will be exposed to fumes from oil and gas, corrosive chemicals, diesel exhaust, etc. intermittently throughout the day. When working in the chemical sack area, the employee is exposed to chemical dust continually during this time. Filter masks or respirators are to be worn in these areas.
• Valid Driver's License
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
• High level of comfort working at heights up to 140 feet
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Willing to work a non-rotational position on Call Out basis
• Ability to interpret and troubleshoot from manuals, drawings and schematics
• MAINTINANCE TRAINING & EVALUATION: Ensure that personnel are aware of and adhere to all regulatory requirements and company policies
• PLANNING WORK ACTIVITIES: Verify that appropriate tools and equipment are available and in working order at the appropriate time
• COMMUNICATION: Schedule equipment maintenance and/or repair with other departments (Driller, Drill Crew, Electrician, Third Party, Crane Operator, Rig Manager, etc.)
• COMMUNICATION: Plan and coordinate with other departments prior to any major activity such as rig moves, regulatory inspections, etc.
• RECORDS & LOGS: Ensure maintenance of planned and preventative maintenance records and logs
• TECHNICAL MANUALS & REFERENCES: Use and understand indices and reference sources to find information regarding parts, repairs and/or operational procedures
• PRIME MOVERS/MAIN ENGINES: Perform all required preventative maintenance, including top jobs, major overhauls, etc.
• LOAD CELLS: Maintain and repair load cells (change diaphragms, charge with fluid, bleed air from system, etc.)
• HYDRAULIC & PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS: Monitor gauges and valves for leaks and/or abnormal readings
• AIR SYSTEMS: AIR COMPRESSORS: Monitor for abnormal pressures, noises, vibrations, heat and/or other malfunction indicators
• AIR SYSTEM: REGULATORS AND VALVES: Repair or replace air regulators, gate valves, check valves, etc.
• DRILLING EQUIPMENT: DRAW WORKS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT: repair/replace defective and/or worn parts; inspect chain sprockets, chains, gears, diaphragms, etc.; inspect catheads, check engagement of clutches for leaking diaphragms, etc.; inspect pins and bushings on brake band yoke or disc brake mechanisms to ensure good state of repair for draw works braking ability
• DRILLING EQUIPMENT: ROTARY TABLE AND ASSOCIATED COMPONENTS: check backlash and inspect necessary components; repair/replace defective and/or worn parts; inspect rotary drive chain and coupling; verify proper lubrication of system; perform correct rotary brake adjustments
• WATER SYSTEMS: FRESH WATER SYSTEM: pull, repair and/or replace pumps, motors, wiring, etc. on potable water, drill water as well as deep well systems; calculate correct operating pressures of deep well pumps depending upon air gap, GPM required, friction loss, etc.
• MUD CIRCULATION SYSTEM: MUD PUMPS: verify that oil and oil filters are changed at appropriate intervals; verify required crosshead clearance; check vertical and horizontal run-out of pony rods; verify alignment of fluid end block, electric motors, etc.; check, adjust and/or replace drive belts, chains, etc.
• MUD CIRCULATION SYSTEM: MUD CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT IN THE SHAKER HOUSE: repair/replace bearings, sheaves, counterweights, motors, etc. on shale shakers, pumps, de-sander, de-silter, etc.; verify and set proper belt tension on shakers, degasser, etc.; perform service and repairs on degasser, i.e., vacuum pumps, a/c components, valves, etc.