Product Line Specialist – Production Automation – Kingwood, TX

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Job Family: Engineering
Updated At: 2018-09-16

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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 and connect with Weatherford on LinkedInTwitterYouTube 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.



Provide Senior Automation leadership for the US Region.  Train new technicians, provide testing, repairs, and routine servicing on automation equipment in the shop and the field.  Be the leader of large automation projects.  In addition, help generate business to increase revenues through sales of Weatherford products and services. 


Read and understand electrical drawings.

Knowledge and operation of a multi-meter for voltage, current and resistance measurement.

Configure simple (RTU/PLC) devices to interface with a broad of devices, both analog and digital for monitoring and controls.

Diagnose and trouble shoot electro/pneumatic systems.

Plan, permit, and schedule the installation of projects.  [Level 3, 4]

Execute installation, documentation and maintenance of projects.

Perform calibration on devices such as levels, pressures, temperatures and flow measurement.

Determine the proper measurement device according to the application and process conditions.  [Level 3, 4]

Understand wireless communication, design and interfacing with pre-existing network infrastructure.  [Level 3, 4]

Provide insight and direction based on experience to make improvements, repairs or amendments to new and existing systems for the control, monitoring, emergency/safety shut-down.  [Level 3, 4]

Must use computer proficiency to interface and configure a wide variety of third party electronic devices.

Solve technical problems without external guidance or support.

Solve advanced technical problems without external guidance or support under tight deadlines.  [Level 3, 4]

Able to work alone, in remote locations with little to no supervision or assistance.

Represent as a field contact for the customer, interacts with the customer with integrity, and with a professional appearance and attitude - develop and maintain customer relations.

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.

Operate and maintain ALS equipment both in the shop and in the field

Provide onsite services when needed

Perform maintenance and repairs on company owned and rental equipment in the field

Assist in testing, tuning, and adjusting equipment to obtain optimum operating performance

Monitor and report drilling and work-over rig activity regarding ALS operations

Recommend measures to improve methods, performance, and quality to increase efficiency

Accurate and thorough completion of job reports in a timely basis

Assist in the shop and make deliveries when available

Required to work on 24 hour call status

Participate in all JHA, Tailgate & safety meetings related to current operations

Must have the ability to grasp and adapt to changing work environment and conditions

Must be able to perform basic problem solving and troubleshooting when needed

Continue training to expand knowledge and experience of ALS operations and services

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.



10+ years related Automation experience in oil field

Extensive knowledge of ALS equipment, process’s and services

Electronic Instrument installation, maintenance, and calibration

Solid mechanical aptitude

Self-motivator, self-starter

Must have the ability to work well around others in close quarters

Good written and verbal communication skills

Good Computer Skills

The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations

Valid Driver’s License



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.