CAREERS - CANADA

Directional Driller

We have an opening for a Directional Driller based out of our Calgary, AB location. The Directional Driller is accountable for providing the customer with the tools, equipment and expertise required to meet the directional and horizontal drilling objectives.

Responsibilities also include: 

  • Complete all pre-job equipment checks and communications requirements.

  • Perform field location preparation work including equipment checks, document completion and communications with rig personnel and MWD Operators.

  • Set up, direct, monitor, and trouble-shoot directional or horizontal drilling operations and related activities.

  • Perform completions work including removal, packing and shipping of tools, communications with rig personnel and operations office, and post-job clean up.

  • Deal with customer personnel and other Phoenix personnel in a positive problem-solving manner.

  • Carry out duties according to established Phoenix health and safety program, including those relating to Company rules, hazard reporting, use and care of tools, safe work practices, use of P.P.E., and accident reporting. When on site follows the health and safety program of the owner or prime contractor.

  • Complete required field paperwork.

  • Keep Phoenix office informed of progress of well.

  • Conform to Phoenix Drug & Alcohol Policy

The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and valid certificates in H2S Alive, WHMIS, TDG, CSO, First Aid, Defensive Driving, and Wildlife Awareness. Previous rig experience as a Directional Driller and/or a minimum of 3 years of experience as an MWD Operator is a requirement. Incorporated Company status and WCB coverage (Consultants only)

 

Please submit your application to: CDNCoordinators@phxtech.com

Payroll & Human Resources Administrator

We have an opening for a Payroll & Human Resources Administrator based out of our Downtown location.  Reporting to the Payroll & Human Resources Supervisor, the Payroll & Human Resources Administrator is responsible for the full cycle of payroll and benefits administration.

 

Responsibilities also include: 

  • Process Canadian, U.S. and Albanian payrolls accurately and on a timely basis, with all required withholdings.

  • Handle payroll hires, terminations, transfers, increases, commissions, and bonuses with accuracy and integrity.

  • Administer Timeco and Ceridian for overtime, hourly time tracking, and vacation.

  • Reactivate employees in Ceridian.

  • Complete and administer employment letters for employees.

  • Check and accrue field bonus reports for payroll and month end journal entries.

  • Maintain accurate and up to date payroll files.

  • Maintain accurate and up to date records on Vacation Days and Sick days.

  • Ensure all payroll journal entries are completed accurately and on time.

  • Provide Department Managers with payroll updates and yearly review notifications.

  • Administer the Company group benefits programs and ensure that benefits related information is properly communicated to employees.

  • Handle WCB reporting and payments to all provinces with accuracy and within the due dates.

  • Work with the Health & Safety Manager to report any WCB accidents and claims.

  • Handle leased vehicles administration and the taxable benefit for the year end payroll calculation.

 

The successful candidate will have a Post-Secondary or Human Resources certificate with 3 to 5 years of related experience. They will be accomplished in their written and verbal communication, have an excellent attention to detail with strong organizational, analytical and decision-making skills. Experience in the oil and gas exploration industry would be preferred. SAP, Ceridian and US payroll experience would be considered assets.

 

Please submit your application to Gerry Shannon, Payroll & Human Resources Administrator: gshannon@phxtech.com

Intermediate Software Developer

We have an opening for an Intermediate Software Developer based out of our Calgary Head Office location. The Intermediate Software Developer is responsible for designing and implementing software to enhance or improve Phoenix Technology and its affiliate’s software projects. This individual’s initial focus will be the creation of high availability, high speed data acquisition and presentation software. The role requires that the candidate have excellent problem solving, development, and communication skills. A component of this position will be the mentoring and development of junior team members.

 

Responsibilities also include: 

  • Participate in all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle; from requirements elicitation to training/support.

  • Mentor junior team members as time permits.

  • Assist in the production of user documentation and other training material, as time permits.

  • Design and implement efficient UI and data acquisition components for a new real-time logging application.

  • Design components which interact with proprietary and third party data services.

  • Become generally familiar with the business of directional drilling and the software challenges the industry faces.

  • General programming duties on other system modules required as time and skills permits.

 

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, automated test experience, and a minimum of 3 years of experience developing software on the Microsoft Windows Platform in a commercial software development environment. The incumbent will also have extensive hands on experience with the following technologies and concepts: MS SQL Server, T-SQL, object-oriented development, N-Tier development, GUI Design and Optimization, WCF and ASP.NET application development, multi-threaded application and service development, creating and maintaining mobile applications for IOS and Android, and writing data access code using ORM framework. They will also have strong troubleshooting and debugging skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, superior reasoning and analytical skills, as well as a high degree of initiative, common sense and logical and creative thinking.

 

You must be eligible to work in Canada to apply.

 

Please submit your application to Doug Skurdal, Software Development Manager: DSkurdal@phxtech.com

 

Software Developer

Reporting to the Electrical Engineering Manager (EEM), the Software Developer will participate in engineering efforts focused on supporting the needs of the company. The incumbent will be responsible for ongoing development of desktop applications, client/server software and technical documentation related to PC applications used in the Monitoring While Drilling (MWD) process.

 

Responsibilities also include:

  • Complete all aspects of the software development lifecycle; requirements/user stories, architecture, coding, testing and documentation.

  • Work with all key stakeholders to determine requirements and functionality requests for enhancements.

  • Develop and prepare; design, specification, testing and procedural documentation as needed.

  • Prepare and execute design reviews with peers and stakeholders, and execute unit testing and integration testing.

  • Maintain complete and comprehensive records of daily activities and report on a weekly basis or as required by management.

 

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from an accredited University, minimum 10 years of experience (post graduate) in a software development-oriented role. The incumbent will need to show expertise with Visual Studio, C#, and MS SQL or similar database design on Windows platforms, as well as in developing detailed software design and documenting best practices.  They will also require experience with UI design practices, Winforms, WPF, client-server architecture, network/cloud computing, web services, and version control systems (preferably TFS and Subversion), and experience working in mixed managed/unmanaged code environments. Experience in Matlab/LabVIEW, embedded firmware coding and debugging in C environment would be considered assets. The candidate will also need a high level of self-drive and initiative, good interpersonal skills and collaborative personality, along with strong communication and documentation skills, process and quality mind-set, with an appreciation for customers needs. Mathematical aptitude, experience with Digital Signal Processing and data mining. Familiarity with mobile development Objective C, Swift(iOS), network/cloud computing, web services, various languages; C,C++, HTML, Java would be considered assets. 

 

Please submit your application to Ross Kuchma, Electrical Engineering Manager: RKuchma@phxtech.com

MWD Consultants

We are seeking experienced, motivated, dynamic, team-oriented Measurement While Drilling (MWD) Independent Contractors. All Contractors must have own Company, Liability Insurance, and WCB Account. Additional requirements include strong communication skills, attention to detail, and willingness to work in a rig environment. The individuals must exercise judgment to determine the appropriate action at the well site by relying on infield experience on standard principles, theories, concepts, and techniques. 

 

Responsibilities also include:

  • Preparing tools to go out into the field.  This includes a full function test in the shop of the downhole and surface gear, an inventory of tools in the kit, and the proper packing and securing of tools in kit for travel.

  • Set up primary string, back-up string, rig equipment, and surface gear once tools arrive on location.

  • Operate the directional drilling tools including installing the tools into the drill string, setting the tool face offset or orienting sub, surface testing the tools, and surveying while running in the hole. 

  • Complete rig out operations, including the cleaning and packing of tools into the kit boxes, preparing for return shipping, preparing the necessary run reports and end of well reports, and forwarding any reports to the directional driller for insertion into the job folder.

  • Informing the shop staff of any concerns or problems, turning in run reports, and entering information into the MWD databases.

 

The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and valid certificates in H2S Alive, WHMIS, TDG, First Aid, Defensive Driving, Wildlife Awareness and Fall Awareness.

 

Previous MWD experience or minimum of 2 years of rig experience is a requirement; applicants with no previous experience will not be eligible.

 

You must be eligible to work in Canada to apply.

 

Please submit your application to MWDCareer@phxtech.com

MWD Operator

We are seeking motivated, dynamic, and team-oriented individuals to fill the role of Measurement While Drilling (MWD) Operator. All applicants must have strong communication skills, attention to detail, and willingness to work in a rig environment. The individuals must exercise judgment to determine the appropriate action at the well site by relying on infield experience on standard principles, theories, concepts, and techniques. 

 

Responsibilities also include:

  • Prepare tools to go out into the field.  This includes a full function test in the shop of the downhole and surface gear, an inventory of tools in the kit, and the proper packing and securing of tools in kit for travel.

  • Set up primary string, back-up string, rig equipment, and surface gear once tools arrive on location.

  • Operate the directional drilling tools, including installing the tools into the drill string, setting the tool face offset or orienting sub, surface testing the tools, and surveying while running in the hole. 

  • Complete rig out operations, including the cleaning and packing of tools into the kit boxes, preparing for return shipping, preparing the necessary run reports and end of well reports, and forwarding any reports to the directional driller for insertion into the job folder.

  • Inform the shop staff of any concerns or problems, turn in run reports, and entering information into the MWD databases.

 

The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and valid certificates in H2S Alive, WHMIS, TDG, First Aid, Defensive Driving, Electronic General Safety Orientation, Wildlife Awareness, and Fall Awareness.

 

Previous MWD experience or minimum of 2 years of rig experience is a requirement; applicants with no previous experience will not be eligible.

 

You must be eligible to work in Canada to apply.

 

Please submit your application to MWDCareer@phxtech.com

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