Company: Schlumberger
Skills: Mechanic, Rig Mechanic
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Midland, TX, US
Status: Active

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The Chief Mechanic is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all mechanical equipment on the rig and in the camp, and for managing the mechanics team. Service quality, job preparation, planning and safety are key priorities in this role. The position reports to the Rig Manager.

Successful Chief Mechanics learn and adapt quickly to problems and new situations, they pursue everything with energy, drive and a need to finish, and use logic to solve problems with effective solutions. They are good listeners and can communicate effectively with managers, peers and clients. They work well independently and within a team and are committed to continuous improvement.


  • Participates in pre-tour and tool-box meetings with all members of the team.
  • Complies fully with all QHSE requirements, policies and standards, and wears required personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.
  • Completes formal training sessions on QHSE and technical subjects and participates in QHSE audits.
  • Obtains certifications required for duties assigned.
  • Maintains all equipment in good, safe working order according to standards and reports any problems or deviations.
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment on the rig and in the camp.
  • Is fully familiar with preventive maintenance programs.
  • Writes analytical reports.
  • Supports the development of employees and acts as a mentor.
  • Sets annual objectives for subordinate employees and reviews them periodically.

Apart from the normal rig experience, we also look for the following

  • Land Rig experience a plus, Offshore is fine
  • Diesel Engines experience a must CAT3512, etc.
  • HPU experience
  • Extensive hydraulic knowledge
  • Stand alone Mechanic experience


  • Industrial mechanics certificate or equivalent.
  • Minimum five years’ field experience with similar equipment onshore or offshore, preferably on an oil well drilling rig.
  • Has the required proficiency level for the position based on the company competency catalog.

Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

Schlumberger is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor—priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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