Company: Weatherford
Skills: Research & Development
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Overview

Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Responsibilities

This is a unique opportunity where the individual will have the chance to actively work in all stages of a project, starting from the scope and concept to prototyping and designing/building the test equipment when required, going from concept to a hands-on testing on a lab environment. This is the perfect way to launch your career!

This position will be responsible for the testing & evaluation of oilfield pumps and other oilfield equipment in a laboratory environment, installation of piping and instrumentation, conducting equipment with and without supervision to complete test scenarios as directed. This position will be tasked with designing test equipment, reviewing and analyzing results, will also perform maintenance and repair of equipment and assets in a safe, timely, cost effective and efficient manner.

While each test project and equipment in the laboratory requires individual skill development and different tasks, generally the following duties include:
  • Conduct tests on products or materials according to engineering designs and specifications, recording data as required
  • Design test equipment
  • A hands-on approach to designing experiments, testing processes, troubleshooting, data gathering and analysis. Strong excel skills are an asset
  • Analyze test results and prepare reports for senior engineers and upper management
  • Ability to coordinate with multiple departments to communicate and manage project requirements
  • Installation, maintenance, and calibration for measurement and control equipment including valves, transducers, piping assemblies, sensors, and data loggers.
  • Develop testing procedures and interpret test data with assistance from coworkers and mentors.
  • Complete preventative maintenance inspections on equipment and perform overhauls as necessary
  • Actively participate in company safety procedures and programs: correct unsafe work practices or situations; follow reporting protocols for violations; participate in the Hazard Identification process
  • Fully participate in continuous process improvement and cost control, following quality policies, procedures and standards to maintain company guidelines
  • Perform other duties as required, including effective shop clean-up and the accurate and timely completion of paperwork and occasional shipping and receiving duties for the facility.


Qualifications

Education:
  • Degree in mechanical engineering, Industrial Engineering or a similar field of study
  • Registered or can be registered as an engineer-in-training, or as a professional engineer in Alberta

Knowledge/Experience:
  • Previous experience in an industrial/manufacturing/production/rig environment is an asset

Skills:
  • Excellent mechanical troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Aggressive self-starter that has the ability to work independently and constantly seeks out new work
  • Previous experience and comfort with hand, electric and pneumatic power tools
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Effective working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite (Word and Excel) and CAD programs (CREO)

Position Suitability:
  • Have excellent English communication skills and the ability to work in a team setting
  • Possess mechanical aptitude
  • Hands on attitude, highly motivated, detail oriented, desire to learn, desire to outperform