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CAREERS - USA

Well Planning Data Technician

We have an opening for a Well Planning Data Technician based out of our Houston, TX location. Reporting to the Well Planning Manager, the Well Planning Data Technician provides technical support to the Well Planning staff.

Responsibilities also include:

 

  • Prepare morning surveys and updates, distribute to client representatives, marketing representatives, and Operations Coordinators.

  • Create anti-collision reports and monitor center-to-center distances as well as separation factors for real-time close approach drilling situations.

  • Receive well completion data from field personnel, generate completion reports and drawings, and submit to Technical Marketing Representatives.

  • Assist other departments with various projects when time permits.

  • Perform all duties so as to meet the responsibilities listed in the Employee and Corporate HSE Handbooks.

  • Perform duties according to the Company’s quality system procedures and work instructions.

 

The successful candidate will have strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office and Excel. They will be a detail oriented individual with solid organization and communication skills. Landmark’s Compass experience is preferred.

Please submit your application to Bianca LaCombe, Well Planning Manager: BLacombe@phxtech.com

Facility Custodian

We have an opening for a Facility Custodian based out of our Houston, TX location. Reporting to the Facilities Maintenance, Fab and Machining Manager, the Facility Custodian is accountable for all facility cleanliness, maintenance, and applicable repairs.  

 

Responsibilities also include:

 

  • Maintain a clean work environment in the shop, yard, and office as per expected standards.

  • Assist with the repair and maintenance of the facility, service mechanical equipment when needed.

  • Maintain strong working relationships and instill preventative maintenance culture. 

  • Operate floor cleaning machines.

  • Operate a boom lift.

 

The successful candidate will have a high school diploma, ability to work independently, a valid driver's license as well as a current driver’s abstract. They will be a highly organized individual with previous work as a custodian. The successful candidate must be able to use floor cleaning machines as well as a boom lift at heights.

 

Please submit your application to David Freese, Facilities Maintenance, Fab and Machining Manager: DFreese@phxtech.com

Machinest

We have an opening for a Machinist based out of our Houston, TX location.  Reporting to the Facilities Maintenance, Fab and Machining Manager, the Machinist applies basic skills and appropriate machining practices in turning, milling, and tooling processes as specified by work orders, blueprints, set-up sheets and verbal instructions. Responsibilities include machining parts to consistently meet or exceed production, safety and quality targets for each assignment.

 

Responsibilities also include:

 

  • Review procedures, work orders, blueprints, set-up sheets and verbal work instructions to plan the job layout with as few set-ups as possible.

  • Perform programming and program editing at machine controls if needed.

  • Select the correct machine and tooling to do the job.

  • Gather required tooling and fixtures or place order with tool room if necessary.

  • Set-up machine as required using prescribed detail and operating procedures.

  • Calculate speeds, feeds, depths of cuts and tapers for machining.

  • Identify the type of material being used and perform hardness testing.

  • Correct or modify tooling call-outs, offsets, speeds and feeds to allow for variations in the material.

  • Perform diversified machining operations and finish complex parts that include exact placement of features, tapers, and tolerances of less than .005.

  • Meet or exceed manufacturing, safety, and quality targets consistently.

  • Use measuring devices to check all part dimensions.

  • Perform and evaluate all Level I Non-Destructive Testing on finished part.

  • Complete all inspection documentation in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Use material handling equipment to move parts and components to and from work area.

  • Practice good housekeeping in assigned area and properly disposes of waste according to safety and environmental policies.

  • Report any operational problems or safety issues with machinery, tools, or equipment to Management.

 

The successful candidate will have a high school diploma or G.E.D. A minimum of 6 years of machining experience is required. The incumbent will have at least 4 years in a similar environment and/or 4 years of in-house experience. This individual will be able to run all mills, lathes, and manual machines to complete a part. They must work well independently or under minimum supervision and demonstrate the ability to interpret complicated drawings with multiple views and machining surfaces. The incumbent will be proficient with gauges and measuring instruments and will understand and practice geometric tolerance. They will have the ability to process necessary information from machine controls and edit programs accordingly.

 

Please submit your application to David Freese, Facilities Maintenance, Fab and Machining Manager: dfreese@phxtech.com.

 

Receptionist/Executive Administrative Assistant

The Receptionist / Executive Admin Assistant is responsible for performing reception duties as well as providing administrative and accounting support at the Houston facility. This position is also responsible performing administrative duties and support to the President, CFO, and Global Supply Chain and USA Production Director.

 

Specific Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

 

  • Receive all switchboard calls, following established Company procedure.

  • Acknowledge Company visitors and efficiently connect them with their internal contacts, issue guest passes and ensure that visitors sign in and out.

  • Receive mail and courier deliveries and direct to recipients through internal mailbox distribution system.

  • Order and distribute office supplies as needed and ensure the office supply area is tidy and organized.

  • Coordinate courier deliveries, including tracking of senders and filing of waybills in date order in appropriate files for office and shop.

  • Check fax machine twice daily (AM/PM) for messages from answering service and distribute accordingly.

  • Check kitchen and coffee machines daily to ensure they are fully stocked.

  • Maintain tidiness of boardrooms and book meetings through Teams as per the organizers request.

  • Assist with various projects as assigned.

  • Support President with communication both internally and externally.

  • Support Global Supply Chain and US Production Director with project coordination and administrative support.

  • Assist with setting up meetings and coordinating any requirements for those meetings.

  • Assist with Expense Report submission.

  • Coordinate employee events with appropriate departments as required (lunches, travel, accommodations, reservations, etc.).

  • Assist in maintenance of AFE (Approval for Fixed Expenditure) log and processes related.

 

The successful candidate will be a high school graduate with 2 or more years of related experience. They will have excellent verbal communication skills with a commitment to professionalism in dealing with outside contacts. The successful candidate will maintain confidential information when necessary, with excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. They will have strong keyboard skills with Office based software. Strong Microsoft Word, Excel and Visio experience required.

 

Please submit your application to, Ron Mueller, Global Supply Chain and USA Production Director: RMueller@phxtech.com.

Receptionist- Midland

The Receptionist is responsible for performing reception duties as well as providing administrative and accounting support at the Midland facility.

 

Specific Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

 

  • Receive all switchboard calls, following established Company procedure.

  • Acknowledge Company visitors and efficiently connect them with their internal contacts, issue guest passes and ensure that visitors sign in and out.

  • Receive mail and courier deliveries and direct to recipients through internal mailbox distribution system.

  • Order and distribute office supplies as needed and ensure the office supply area is tidy and organized.

  • Coordinate courier deliveries, including tracking of senders and filing of waybills in date order in appropriate files for office and shop.

  • Check kitchen and coffee machines daily to ensure they are fully stocked.

  • Maintain tidiness of boardrooms and book meetings through Teams as per the organizers request.

  • Maintain job and equipment filing.

  • Assist with various projects as assigned.

 

The successful candidate will be a high school graduate with 2 or more years of related experience. They will have excellent verbal communication skills with a commitment to professionalism in dealing with outside contacts. Solid keyboard skills with Microsoft Office based software is a must.

 

Please submit your application to Garrett Wright, General Manager Permian Basin: GWright@phxtech.com

 

Remote Directional Driller

We have an opening for Remote Directional Drillers based out of our Houston location. Remote Directional Drillers are accountable for providing the customer with the expertise, equipment, and tools required to meet directional and horizontal drilling objectives.

 

Responsibilities also include:

 

  • Confirm proper well/pad survey file set up.

  • Confirm proper well path location and decision-making, curve start depth and drilling (sliding) plan in field, and sliding best practices in low motor yield situations.

  • Confirm and assist in situational awareness of anti-collision concerns and drilling solutions.

  • Remotely set up, direct, monitor, and trouble-shoot directional or horizontal drilling operations and related activities, with an initial priority on curve drilling operations.

  • Interact with customers and 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 PPE (personal protective equipment) and accident reporting.

  • When on site, follow the health and safety program of the owner or prime contractor.

  • Complete required field paperwork.

  • Keep Phoenix office informed of progress of well.

  • Complete all pre-job equipment & BHA checks and communications requirements with the field personnel.

  • Work with field personnel to perform well & BHA completion work including removal, packing and shipping of tools, communications with rig personnel and operations office, and post-job clean up.

  • Conform to Phoenix Drug & Alcohol Policy.

 

The successful candidate will have previous rig experience as a Directional Driller and/or a minimum of 3 years’ experience as an MWD Operator. They will have a valid Driver’s License and a valid certificate in H2S Alive where applicable.  The successful candidate must have RSS experience.

 

Please submit your application to Garrett Wright, General Manager Permian Basin: gwright@phxtech.com & William McCardle, Directional Drilling Coordinator: wmccardle@phxtech.com

 

Prism Optimization Engineer

We have an opening for a Prism Optimization Engineer at our Houston, TX location. Reporting to the USA Drilling Optimization Manager, the Prism Optimization Engineer's primary goal is to provide performance analysis and drive improvements in efficiency for both Phoenix and our customers. This will include specific customer focused projects utilizing the principle of continuous improvement over the life cycle of multiple wells. The overall objective of this position is to operate in a proactive role to reduce non-productive time, optimize drilling performance, and provide the best possible solutions to the needs of our key customers.

 

Responsibilities also include:

 

  • Assist USA Drilling Optimization Manager with creation of data to be provided to our customers on their projects throughout the drilling process, including but not limited to: Daily Activity Reports, End of Well Reports, Engineering Reports, and specialized presentations.

  • Assist USA Drilling Optimization Manager with development of the Prism department through coaching, mentoring, and training.

  • Provide recommendations to customers on how to drill their wells as efficiently as possible.

  • Oversee optimization efforts for assigned projects to maximize downhole tool life and efficiency.

  • Assist in the identification and capture of both best and worst practices to ensure ongoing efficiency for the data delivery process.

  • Create, measure, and review project goals to provide and enhance product solutions and services to customers.

  • Work closely with the Reliability department to ensure useful run data is available to assist in incident management.

  • Work closely with the Sales and Marketing departments to ensure they have useful, accurate data at their disposal to present to customers.

  • Work closely with the Operations group to ensure field personnel and operations management have useful data to track performance. This includes assisting with the creation of DOD’s and daily reports tracking performance.

  • Work with stakeholders to help develop new operations policies and technical alerts as required.

 

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the directional drilling industry with emphasis on performance drilling motors and MWD, a degree in engineering or geology is preferred. They will have a high level of understanding of downhole conditions and drilling dynamics, be well versed in drilling industry software including software specifically focused on well planning/engineering, drilling data acquisition, and data presentation (PowerPoint and Power BI), and have specialized knowledge of drilling tool manufacturing, operation, and servicing. The successful individual will be highly organized with superior communication and Microsoft Office skills.

 

Please submit your application to Andrew Macleod, USA Drilling Optimization Manager: AMacleod@phxtech.com

 

Well Planner

We have an opening for a Well Planner based out of our Houston, TX location. Reporting to the Well Planning Manager, The Well Planner provides technical information and support to marketing personnel in the form of initial well plans, plots and completion reports used in quoting on and planning directional and horizontal drilling services.  This individual generates a plan view and graphical presentation of the directional profile. 

Responsibilities also include:

 

  • Develop initial well plans for quotes to customers by inputting geological, geographical and drilling target data into well planning software.

  • Build plans and plots based on customer-supplied parameters and department database and forward to Technical Marketing Representatives and Operations Department for use by Field personnel in performing directional and horizontal drilling services.

  • Create anti-collision reports and monitor center-to-center distances as well as separation factors for real-time close-approach drilling situations.

  • Prepare morning surveys and updates, distribute to client representatives, marketing representatives, and Operations Coordinators.

  • Perform a feedback service for Field personnel, for addressing down-hole issues and problems as they develop.

  • Periodically assist Technical Marketing Representatives in addressing technical issues raised by potential and existing customers.

  • Receive well completion data from Field personnel, generate completion reports and drawings with end of well reports and submit to Technical Marketing Representatives.

  • Continuously build the Company’s internal job information database as a tool for future initial well planning and plotting.

  • Maintain a computerized backup system to ensure information can be retrieved.

  • Update customers based on the customer’s information needs through fax or e-mail as to the status of drilling operations; respond to customer queries as required.

  • Maintain a 24/7 on-call schedule.

  • Assist other departments with various projects when time permits.

  • Perform all duties so as to meet the responsibilities listed in the Employee and Corporate HSE Handbooks.

  • Perform duties according to the Company’s quality system procedures and work instructions.

 

The successful candidate will preferably have Well Planning experience or a technical or mathematical degree. They will be a detail oriented individual with solid organization, communication and computer skills.

Please submit your application to Bianca LaCombe, Well Planning Manager: BLacombe@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, organization and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and willingness to work in a rig environment. The MWD Operator is accountable for providing real-time survey data for carrying out directional and horizontal drilling operations.  They must exercise judgment to determine the appropriate action at the well site by relying upon hands-on and classroom-based training of standard principles, theories, concepts, and techniques. 

 

Responsibilities also include:  

 

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

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

  • Install MWD/LWD system into drill string, set tool face offset or orienting sub, surface test tools, and survey while running in the hole. This also includes recording downhole measurements related to drilling with tools, sliding, rotating, calculating battery usage and surveying at the end of a kelly, filling out run reports and survey sheets, and troubleshooting the tool in the hole.

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

  • Participate in the servicing of tools in the shop by informing the shop staff of any concerns or problems, turning in run reports, and entering information into the MWD databases.

  • Attend, complete, and successfully pass all training courses as required.

  • Interact with customers 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.

 

The successful candidates must have a valid driver’s license. Completion of a technical program is preferred, or military veterans with honorable discharge.

 

Classroom and in-field training will be provided to successful candidates without previous rig experience.

 

You must be eligible to work in USA to apply.

 

Please submit your application to Andres Alcala, MWD Manager: AAlcala@phxtech.com

Directional Drillers

We are seeking experienced, motivated, dynamic, team-oriented Directional Drillers for work across the USA. Directional Drillers are 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 PPE, 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 candidates must have a valid driver’s license and valid certificates in H2S Alive where applicable. Previous rig experience as a Directional Driller and/or a minimum of 3 years of experience as an MWD Operator is a requirement.

 

Please submit your application to: GWright@phxtech.com

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