Company: Schlumberger
Skills: Heavy Machinery Operator
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Wireline Operator - New Plymouth, NZ

Location: New Plymouth, NZ

To support our Wireline operations in Australasia, we are currently looking for a Wireline Operator.

Wireline operator assists and supports Wireline Field Engineers / Specialists in delivering specific services to our clients. Under moderate supervision, the Wireline operator will perform such duties as required in the servicing of oil and gas wells and the maintenance and repair of service unit and tools. Having satisfactorily completed all the training requirements for Operator, the Operator will broaden experience on well sites and primary tool maintenance. This may include but is not limited to the following functions, with proper training given:
  • Operates, under normal conditions, the winch unit for running in and out of the hole; depth control and weight indicator systems; uses all winch cable safety controls
  • Prepares well for service operations, aligns logging unit, installs sheave wheel, threads cable, and connects multiple tools as required
  • To select, load and unload required tools and corresponding surface instrumentation for the job
  • To assist the Engineer in maintenance checks of tools and equipment in the Cell
  • Participates in inspecting, maintaining and repairing primary tools, service units, and associated equipment according to the RITE program
  • To service, maintain, and assist in marking cables
  • To build bridles and heads
  • Identifies the surface instrumentation, tools, and associated equipment required to run each service in the district
  • Performs other duties as assigned by direct supervisor
  • Attends and participates in safety meetings as required
  • Keeps and maintains time sheets, and dangerous goods forms current and accurate
  • Keeps up to date certification requirements
  • Performs tool TRIM
  • Calibrates tools as required

  • Reside in New Plymouth, NZ and have the full right to live and work in New Zealand including offshore
  • No travel restrictions and open to relocation based on company's requirement
  • Have completed a high school education
  • Must have a valid open class unrestricted HR/ HC/ MC driver's licence
  • Experience working on barges, semi submersibles, platforms, jackups, floaters and land rigs will be advantage
  • Have valid DGSC, DG, BOSIET, MSIC, CSTP and OGUK medical certificates will be advantage
  • Ability to maintain, prepare and dispatch of equipment
  • Ability to maintain high quality of service delivery at the wellsite, in terms of safety, quality and efficiency of operation
  • Ability to run required services, operations and follow instructions and SOP, interact with clients and other related parties
  • Good personnel skills, excellent in communication, highly self-motivated, competent computer skills
  • Can work in a high-pressure, learns quickly and adapts to new problems and situations
  • Must be a team player, able to get along with individuals from other groups in the organization, and a good communicator
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills essential
  • Available to start as soon as possible

If you are looking for an exciting career in a dynamic international company, rewarding career opportunities and an attractive compensation package, we encourage you to apply.

Salary: The salary package will comprise of a base salary in the range of NZD 50,000 - 60,000/ year plus rig daily allowance.

Application: Please apply via this advertisement and upload detailed resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and work experience.

Application is open from 27-February-2019 until 27-March-2019.

Only successful applicants that meet the above criteria will be contacted.

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 or veteran status.

We are committed to providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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