Company: Weatherford
Skills: Maintenance Technician, Field Service Tech
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Malaga, Western Australia, Australia

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.

Authorized to work in: Australia

Weatherford is one of the largest diversified upstream oilfield service companies in the world. Our global network includes approximately 30,000 people, 1000 service bases, 87 manufacturing facilities, and 16 technology and training centers in more than 100 countries. Our products and services span the lifecycle of a well, including drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention.



Weatherford is currently seeking for a Full Time Trades Assistant / Workshop Technician I to be based Malaga, Perth. This role is responsible for providing "hands-on" technical support to the production, and repair of equipment and/or tools. In shop environment, receives field tools, takes them apart, repairs and refurbishes tool to go back to the field using blueprints, manuals, following protocols. Must be able to diagnose issues and problems with tools/equipment. Primarily activity is at workshop, troubleshooting, repairing, refurbishing, implementing mandatory modifications and executing and/or planning preventive and corrective maintenance of field equipment and tools, helping to mitigate assets related non-productive time and improve overall field service delivery performance. He/she may be required to attend a client location to perform his/her duties whenever an R&M task is deemed necessary to carry over a field operation.



  • 1- 3 years of Trades Assistant role dealing with tools, heavy equipments, earth moving equipment's etc in a workshop environment are essential.
  • Strong mechanical work experience in the resource industry is essential.
  • Experience in preventative, corrective, refurbishing, troubleshooting and repairing maintenance of tools and equipments are essential.
  • Previous production maintenance background preferably in the Oil and Gas workshop environment are advantageous.
  • Good understanding of Hydraulic and pneumatic systems are advantageous
  • Knowledge of Gantry Crane and Forklift operation within a workshop environment are advantageous.
  • General computer literacy and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook



  • 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Malaga, Perth
  • $30 - $32 AUD per hour depending on relevant experience
  • Eligible for OT pay
  • 40 hour workweek with potential weekend work
  • This is open to candidates with permanent full work rights in Australia


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

  • 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
  • Lead the execution of responsive, preventative and predictive maintenance requirements to all machines/equipment in the Well screen Technologies facility to ensure maximum production levels.
  • Perform day to day activities in accordance with the planned maintenance program.
  • Monitor, record, source and re-order day to day spares and consumables associated with the running of the plant.
  • Prioritise work load to maximise production and maintain the planned maintenance schedule.
  • Communicate repetitive maintenance issues to ESS Production Engineer to develop long term maintenance solutions
  • Keep all relevant records and reports updated from the planned maintenance program.
  • Actively lead all planned and unplanned maintenance identifying areas for improvement.
  • Monitor and source spares and consumable levels to keep the plant operational and cost effective.
  • Lead staff within the maintenance department defining performance metrics and targets in line with department expectations
  • Liaise with the manufacturing managers, production engineer and leads communicating maintenance issues and requirements.
  • Liaise with sub-contractors, and provide technical assistance if required and furnish sub-contractors with work permits as required
  • Review and maintain risk assessment for the areas.
  • Complete all functions in line with the QHHSE policy and procedures
  • Maintain a consistent level of production quality by adhering to manufacturing procedures and work instructions developing corrective action that may reduce ineffective and inefficient operation
  • Assist with forklift and crane manoeuvres throughout the plant in accordance with operator training
  • Adhere to the area QHSSE policies and procedures in accordance with task training provided
  • Maintain workshop housekeeping
  • Lead the accurate reporting of operational activity within the Time Trac system- Direct Hours: Work Order task, time taken, and quantity completed. Indirect: Task completed Hours booked.