Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. - Dickinson, ND

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The Field Maintenance Technician 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. Additional duties include training and mentoring crew on operational level maintenance, coordinating maintenance related projects on rigs, and providing appropriate feedback to the job site manager and maintenance management team.

Detailed Description

To qualify for a Field Maintenance Technician position, individuals must be willing and able to safely perform the following activities:
  • 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 travel to visit drilling rig work sites and support business units; occasionally requiring extended travel to remote locations and/or overnight stay(s) outside normal office area
  • Lift and carry 20 pounds independently while walking on uneven surfaces
  • Bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and crawl occasionally during visits to field and operational work areas
  • Limited to moderate 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
  • Accurate recall of information over short and long-term memory
  • 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

Job Requirements

Key Relevant Tasks Include:
  • Plan appropriately to drive extended distances to rig locations and perform maintenance duties
  • Train operational crews in preventative maintenance checks and services, including how to properly conduct basic and intermediate repair
  • Diagnose mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical faults and plan coordination for the repair of the system or systems
  • Coordinate and conduct 2 nd and 3 rd level inspections and repairs on multiple pieces of equipment
  • Supervise maintenance related projects on the rig with the rig crew or 3 rd party support
  • Develop and monitor spare and replacement parts listing for specific equipment
  • Assist in development and conduct training for all rig components
  • Monitor issues, conduct root cause analysis and trend analysis through multiple facets of information gathering
  • Assist operations in designated Maintenance/Policy implementation

Additional Details

To qualify for a Field Service Technician position, an individual must have the following qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent education
  • 2+ years’ relevant work experience preferred
  • Position requires travel up to 75% of working time and includes requirement to work weekends
  • Eligible to drive Company vehicle including ability to meet requirements of Company's Vehicle Use Agreement and Driving Policy
  • Established interpersonal skills including ability to interact productively with coworkers and third parties
  • Knowledge of oil and gas field components, including software and hardware
  • Willingness and availability to be on call beyond regularly scheduled work hours
  • Pneumatic and hydraulic service background preferred
  • Electrical service background preferred
  • Strong computer skills within MSOffice (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power point).

Certifications: None

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

How To Apply

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Amount of Travel

Moderate Travel

Work At Home


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Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. is a provider of contract drilling business. It operates primarily in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas,...