Skills: Technical Manager
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit www.weatherford.com and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn , Twitter , YouTube and Facebook .
Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world's current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.
The Global Technical Manager - Emerging Products role is to perform technical management of MPD products within Drilling and Evaluation, to ensure proper system operations so that field teams can accomplish operational tasks to meet business objectives. This includes complete product life cycle management from R&D to product obsolescence as well as receiving, prioritizing, documenting and actively resolving technical requests. Specific products include Subsea RCDs, pumps, risers, and other equipment associated with Riserless Drilling, Dual Gradient Drilling, and future drilling variations. This will also include unique technologies that operate separately from Managed Pressure applications such as DDVs and others.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Understand the product value proposition and performance requirements to achieve them to meet and exceed customer expectations.
Establish the prioritization of product development, upgrades, technical resolutions, manufacturing deliveries, special projects, and asset repair and maintenance to meet operational requirements and manage inventory levels.
Lead all MPD Emerging Products technology development, sustaining and commercialization initiatives, working with the Product Line Managers and Product Champion liaising between Engineering and Operations for their respective products.
Be the binding link for product development and support between product line, technical sales, operations, R&D, and sustaining engineering.
Conduct competitor technical assessments to outline competitor strengths and weaknesses regarding operation, safety, maintenance, and reliability.
Provides senior level customer sales and technical support, assisting as required with major tender proposals.
Provides a high level overview of trending operational issues including inventory levels and CAPEX requirements to establish global forecasts and works with the Service Delivery and regions to rectify issues.
Responsible and is the focal point for all Service Line technical support. Plans, coordinates, and manages the MPD Section of the Weatherford Interactive Support Engine (WISE). Escalate problem reports (when required) to the appropriate SME.
Works with Service Delivery group to establish and implement standards for all MPD Emerging Products operations and ensure all necessary corrective actions to improve service quality.
Directs training and competency requirements for all MPD Emerging Products personnel with the Global Training, Development and Staffing Manager.
Know and understand Weatherford's Operational Excellence & Performance System (OEPS) and the Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions
Participates and conducts operational audits to ensure company compliance of standard operating procedures, health, safety and quality standards.
Promote teamwork through open communication to ensure correct procedures, policies and documentation requirements are implemented and followed.
Strong supervisory, organizational and leadership skills
Well organized with ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects with defined list of priorities and deadlines
Exceptional verbal, writing and interpersonal communication skills including listening, and questioning skills
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Able to exhibit sound judgment with a logical thought process
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Able to plan, execute and document technical work and projects
Ability to respond on Emergency Situations after hours, at night, and during weekends or Holidays
Proficiency in MS Office Products - Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point
Proven analytical and troubleshooting abilities with emphasis on root cause failure analysis
Good knowledge of Mechanical Engineering, Control Principles, and Automation System Design in relation to Managed Pressure Drilling systems and products
Ability to read, interpret and revise blueprints, electric drawings and process diagrams
Fluent English speaking and writing
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Earth Sciences
A technical background is essential. Prior field, district, and regional management experience.
5+ years in the Drilling Services industry
Familiarity with software programming languages and coding skills preferred.
Drilling engineering software or well modeling experience preferred.
Familiarity with MPD drilling operations.
Familiarity with MPD drilling equipment such as Subsea RCDs, pumps, risers, and other equipment associated with Riserless Drilling, Dual Gradient Drilling, and future drilling variations. Additionally, unique technologies that operate separately from Managed Pressure applications such as DDVs and others.
Field and training experience.
Familiarity with project management.
The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations
Available to travel extensively
3+ years of international experience
Extensive experience in Managed Pressure Drilling and associated technologies
Good understanding of industry standards and certifications, experience in DNV validation and conformation testing
Strong working knowledge of mechanical and structural engineering, pneumatics, hydraulics and standards related to the same
POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS
Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - Priority Referral Requested
Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. We may be a large company, but we empower our team to create fresh ideas that challenge convention and break the status quo. Our employees are the key to driving our growth and success. Everywhere we operate, they are inspired to develop new and efficient ways of raising the bar to meet the needs of an evolving industry and solve our clients’ toughest challenges.
At Weatherford, you will work in an exciting, high-energy environment where we are making groundbreaking, award-winning advancements in oilfield technology. The opportunity to explore your potential is limitless.
Visit www.weatherford.com/careers to learn more.
Weatherford is ranked in the Global Top 10 in Rigzone's Ideal Employer Rankings - find out more here.