Company: Weatherford
Skills: Research & Development
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

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.


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 more than 80 countries and has a network of 620 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs more than 24,000 people. For more information, visit and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and YouTube .


JOB DETAILS: Toassist the development of Real-Time software running on programmable logic control devices. Involves theoretical and practical application of specialized knowledge in the disciplines of programming, automation and control system engineering.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (not listed in any particular order)

Conceive, design and implement a variety of complex automation projects related to closed loop drilling and drilling automation.

Program data acquisition and control software by gathering detailed requirements, selecting existing technologies and developing new technologies

Design, develop, and apply control system theory to develop algorithms that will aid in real-time decision making

Compile new software revisions by incorporating bug fixes and updates to existing code

Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide input into a variety of R&D projects relating to Tubular Running Services. Serve as a link between hardware and software groups

Develop documentation and work instructions for use of existing and new products, direct communication with users to train and troubleshoot deployed units

Problem formulation through the translation of business requirements

Support the commercialization of new products.

Know and understand Weatherford Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions.

Must understand and comply with all safety rules and company policies of Weatherford.

Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.

Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job


Skills & Knowledge


Experience in Data Acquisition technologies

Computer programming proficiency

Excellent analytical and communication skills

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming proficiency

B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or other relevant technical discipline

Fluency in English


In-depth knowledge of control system - and electrical engineering

Familiarity with hazardous area certification standards

Proven R&D background

Advanced knowledge of closed loop control systems

Beckhoff TwinCat 3

Beckhoff HMI


Minimum Qualifications


B.S. degree in Electrical or similar engineering disciplines

PLC programming experience


Beckhoff TwinCat 3

Beckhoff HMI


Hands on/Knowledge of drilling rigs


Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program 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.


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