MAPTS Instructor
University of Alaska - Anchorage, AK

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University of Alaska Statewide Administration - (907) 450-8200

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Recruiting for a Well Control Instructor, full-time, Term position. Working mainly out of the Anchorage office, with possible travel for training certifications and teaching classes in remote locations. Recruiting for a Training & Development Level 3 or Level 4. If Level 3, position must follow and achieve a Career Development Plan, including becoming IADC certified for instruction, demonstrate teaching ability, and take WorkKey's tests, achieving particular benchmarks. After all goals in Career Development Plan are achieved, position will submitted to become Level 4. Either level will instruct Well Control classes and drilling related classes.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

The individual must be able to perform the duties of the job satisfactorily. Supervisory ability over a class of students. Conduct training in an orderly manner to enhance the learning environment of the classroom. Supervise students of diverse experience, knowledge, age, and cultures. in the classroom and in the lab/simulator room. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Proficiency in use of A/V computer and projector in a classroom environment. Operate a full-size drilling rig floor well control simulator. Set up and execute exercises with students. Must possess basic reasoning skills to develop innovative solutions to problems that may arise in the classroom or in technical procedures related to Well Control training. Periodic travel will be involved, including field trips to drilling rigs in the Cook Inlet and North Slope. This position will follow a Career Development Plan which will include further WorkKeys testing. Possess the education, experience, and knowledge that will enable MAPTS to secure IADC certification for the instructor. Possess a clear, logical, linear method of teaching.

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).

A minimum of 5 years of oilfield experience in drilling, downhole service work. Must have a 2 year Associate of Science Technical degree OR 4 year Bachelors Degree in Education or Engineering OR take the WorkKeys Math placement test. If applicant holds the above 2-year or 4-year degree(s), the WorkKeys Math placement testing is not required.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position.

5 years oilfield experience at Driller or Tool Pusher level. Education/classroom experience.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

Related degree in Petroleum Engineering, Drilling, Geology. More than 5 years field experience as Assistant Driller, Mud Engineer, Driller, or Tool Pusher. Documented teaching experience in a formal and informal setting. Possess a clear, logical, linear method of teaching.

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Describe any other special skills/knowledge required for this position (e.g. additional training, heavy lifting or traveling).

This position requires standing, walking, lifting up to 50 lbs., carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, and repetitive hand and wrist movements, hearing, seeing (including depth perception and peripheral vision), ability of rapid mental coordination, mentally alert for entire regular shift.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action : The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office. Public Disclosure : Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. Background Investigation : Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office. Immigration Reform and Control Act : Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees must provide proof of eligibility to work. For foreign nationals requesting employer sponsored visas, a job must qualify as a "specialty occupation" to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H 1B visa petition. You must present your Social Security Card as verification of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a social security number, you must present a receipt from the Social Security Administrations stating you have applied for a social security number within 10 days of your employment with the University of Alaska. Social Security : On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system; however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security. Benefits : Refer to the Benefits web page at for more information on benefits available to University of Alaska employees. E-Verify : The University of Alaska participates in the E-Verify program for federal contracts only. For our FAQ and F1 student information please see the following: E-Verify FAQ: E-Verify Participation Poster (English): E-Verify Participation Poster (Spanish): Right to Work Poster (English): Right to Work Poster (Spanish):

Job Duties


Conduct Well Control related instruction for MAPTS' IADC WellCAP program; drilling, completion/workover Surface and Subsea classification at the Supervisor Level. Review and update Well Control and technical course curriculum and manuals. Develop and instruct drilling related training classes for Alaska's petroleum industry.
-- Prepare and conduct instruction of Well Control classes with supervision;
-- Prepare and conduct instruction of drilling-related training courses with supervision;
-- Assist in the development of drilling-related classes;
-- Keep personal Well Control certification current, attend necessary training to keep current with drilling technology/procedures/training advancements;
-- Revise/update Well Control class exercises, final test, and simulator exercises for IADC WellCAP program under supervision;
-- Maintain CS simulators;
-- Keep PowerPoint presentations for all courses current and up-to-date in regards to industry advancements;
-- Review and update manuals for all courses;
-- Promote industry's commitment to safety in all courses and procedures;
-- Whenever possible, market MAPTS class offerings, expertise, and training programs to potential customers;
-- Other duties as assigned.
This is a 12-month position.

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