CAREERS - USA

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

 

Jr. Dispatcher

We have an opening for a Jr. Dispatcher at our Houston, TX location. Reporting to the USA Supply Chain and Trucking Manager, the Jr. Dispatcher is responsible for coordinating the most efficient trucking loads while ensuring the Company remains cost effective. This includes planning and executing of all Phoenix yard to yard deliveries, as well as communicating with operations, shipping and receiving, and motor shop.

 

Responsibilities also include:

 

  • Coordinate all dispatches and trucking loads, determining the best delivery method.

  • Coordinate with all parties regarding transportation needs for all US Phoenix locations and ensure transportation requirements are met in a timely manner.

  • Identify and evaluate any special needs for each load.

  • Resolve issues that may arise and could affect the scheduled times for pick up and/or delivery of loads.  This includes mechanical issues, traffic or weather delays, and customer requested changes.

  • Maintain a high level of customer service while responding to scheduling changes or additional orders.

  • Assist drivers with unexpected situations, such as closed loading docks and overweight loads.

  • Work overtime when required, responding to afterhours needs or issues in a timely fashion via phone and email.

  • Maintain a log to record incoming and outgoing calls, noting what action has been taken or needs to be taken. This includes tracking changes in direction, destination, estimated time of arrival etc.

  • Coordinate and communicate weekly driver schedule, ensuring full fleet utilization and limiting 3rd party requirements.

  • Maintain and ensure driver’s paperwork is complete for processing. Update and monitor motor shop build spreadsheet.

  • Consider driver concerns to maintain driver safety and retention.

  • Ensure that customer’s needs are met throughout the logistical process.

  • Establish strong relationships with all departments, communicating effectively and coordinating requirements.

  • Assist other duties or projects as required.

 

The successful candidate will have a high school diploma, previous dispatching and DOT Compliance experience would be considered an asset. They will be very organized, analytical, and detail oriented with strong and effective communication skills. The successful candidate will have professional acumen, be team oriented and a solution provider with the ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast paced environment.

Please submit your application to Vincent Romano, USA Supply Chain and Trucking Manager: vromano@phxtech.com

 

Sales Administrator

We have an opening for a Sales Administrator based out of our Houston, TX location. Reporting to the USA Sales Administration Manager, the Sales Administrator is responsible for providing administrative support to the Sales and Coordinating departments specifically relating to the end of well process, reviewing field invoices, as well as data entry into FieldCap and SAP.

 

Responsibilities also include:

 

  • Assist with creating new jobs, adding costs in SAP and gathering information required by Coordinators.

  • Assist with updates and completions in FieldCap and SAP.

  • Check daily and final cost reports from the field to ensure they match the sales bid and submit to Accounting for billing.

  • Input end of well information as well as other data as requested.

  • Maintain third party invoices and motor service billings.

  • Perform electronic well filing, ensuring all well files contain complete records at the end of a job.

  • Provide administrative support to the Sales Department and Coordinators.

 

 

The successful candidate will have a high school diploma with solid key board skills and proficiency in MS Office and Access. The individual will be detail oriented with strong organization and communication skills.

 

Please submit your application to Katherine Lubinski: KLubinski@phxtech.com

Process & Reliability Data Analyst

We have an opening for a Process & Reliability Data Analyst based out of our Houston location.  Reporting to the Process & Reliability Manager, the Process & Reliability Data Analyst is accountable for contributing to operational, sales and reliability processes by effectively analyzing and ensuring accuracy of data. This individual’s main responsibilities are to help Phoenix identify reliability improvement opportunities, facilitate a continuous improvement process, and provide continual improvement to the Company’s fleet of existing equipment.

 

Responsibilities also include:

 

  • Responsible for different tasks such as visualizing, transforming, and manipulating the data via data model development and entry level database design.

  • Responsible for web analytics tracking and A/B testing analysis.

  • Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports.

  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets and ongoing reports.

  • Audit databases, data collection systems, and application reports ensuring statistical efficiency and quality.

  • Filter data by reviewing computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems.

  • Write technical reports and communicate findings through presentations.

  • Work with Process & Reliability Manager to prioritize business and information needs.

 

The successful candidate will have a BSc in Computer or Data Sciences or equivalent degree, or related experience, with knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets. They will have experience developing software on the Microsoft Windows Platforms, strong troubleshooting and debugging skills as well as strong analytical skills with the ability to distribute information with attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills are a must! Oilfield and drilling knowledge is preferred.

 

Please submit your application to Stephanie Mertz Farrar, Process & Reliability Manager: SMertz@phxtech.com

 

Wireline Operator

We have an opening for a Wireline Operator based out of our Midland, TX location. Reporting to the USA Gyro Manager, the Wireline Operator is accountable for safely operating and maintaining the wireline truck and exercising 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.

 

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

  • Participate in JSA (Job Safety Analysis) and conduct on site meetings with both Phoenix and Operator employees.

  • Rig up the wireline sheaves, safety slings and pressure control equipment on the drilling rig or wellhead.

  • Complete rig down operations, including the cleaning and packing of tools into the wireline truck, prepare necessary DOT paperwork and end of job reports, forward any reports to the General Manager and file all job paperwork into the job folder.

  • Participate in servicing of equipment at the shop by informing the General Manager of any concerns or problems and turning in run reports and failure reports.

  • Perform post trip inspection of wireline truck and alert General Manager of any mechanical or safety issues.

  • Wash and prepare wireline truck for the next job.

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

  • 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.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

 

The successful candidate will have previous rig experience and a minimum 14 days of on-the-job training with an experienced Phoenix Wireline Operator, or, if no previous rig experience, a minimum 60 days of on-the-job training with an experienced Phoenix Wireline Operator. The preferred candidate will have a 2 year technical degree, and a valid driver’s license and Class B CDL, with valid H2S Alive certificates where applicable. They will have excellent communication, organization, problem solving skills, and strong computer skills. Candidate must live in the Midland/Odessa Area.

 

Please submit your application to Angel Guebara, USA Gyro Manager:

AGuebara@phxtech.com

 

Gyro Operator

We have an opening for a Gyro Operator based out of our Midland, TX location. Reporting to the USA Gyro Manager, the Gyro Operator is accountable for providing survey data for carrying out directional and horizontal operations and exercising 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.

 

  • Operate the Gyroscopic tools including installing the tools into the drill string, setting tool face offset or orienting sub, surface testing tools and surveying while running in the hole. This also includes the operations related to drilling with the tools, sliding, rotating, calculating battery usage and surveying, filling out run reports and survey sheets and troubleshooting the tool in the hole.

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

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

  • Prepare JSA Report (Job Safety Analysis) and conduct on-site meetings with both Phoenix and operator employees.

  • Complete rig down operations, including the cleaning and packing of tools into the kit boxes, preparing the necessary run reports and end of well reports, and forwarding any reports to the Gyro Manager and putting all job paperwork into the job folder.

  • Participate in servicing of tools in the shop by informing the Gyro Manager of any concerns or problems, turn in run reports and failure reports.

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

  • 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 follow the health and safety program of the owner or prime contractor.

  • Available on a 24 hour on-call basis with non-scheduled days off.

 

The successful candidate will have previous rig experience and a minimum 14 days of on-the-job training with an experienced Phoenix Gyro Operator, or, if no previous rig experience, a minimum 60 days of on-the-job training with an experienced Phoenix Gyro Operator. The preferred candidate will have a 2 year technical degree, and a valid driver’s license and Class B CDL, with valid H2S Alive certificates where applicable. They will have excellent communication, organization, problem solving skills, and strong computer skills. Candidate must live in the Midland/Odessa Area.

 

Please submit your application to Angel Guebara, USA Gyro Manager:

AGuebara@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

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

QA/QC Inspector

We have an opening for a QA/QC Inspector at our Houston, TX location. The QA/QC Inspector is responsible for overseeing product/component quality at Phoenix and ensuring management system procedures are implemented with respect to inspection and testing.

 

Responsibilities also include:

 

  • Establish and maintain the policies, procedures, and internal controls necessary to implement and enforce the inspection program.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of quality control procedures.

  • Perform quality control activities on MWD parts, Motors, and other assets (i.e. orienting subs, gap subs, hang off subs, collars, etc.).

  • Ensure inspection and testing activities provide continuous control of materials, facilities, and products.

  • Qualify parts for use and assist with the approval of new components/tools.

  • Inspect used parts and determine appropriate disposition if required.

  • Document product and process issues and determine disposition of nonconforming items including necessary corrective or preventive actions.

  • Verify documentation requirements relating to incoming material.

  • Ensure reference documents are current and available for use (i.e. standards, specifications, drawings).

  • Identify nonconforming materials/parts and ensure suitable control including appropriate corrective measures.

  • Supply vendors with corrective and preventive action reports when necessary.

  • Employ statistical process control techniques and conduct analysis of data.

  • Liaise with other departments including Manufacturing, Operations, Reliability, Engineering, and Supply Chain.

  • Assist with performing product and process audits internally and with vendors.

  • Communicate vendor performance and coordinate vendor corrective and preventive actions.

  • Ensure inspection and test equipment is suitable for use.

  • Communicate departmental performance and engage relevant stakeholders with improvement initiatives.

  • Ensure measuring and test equipment is calibrated in accordance with nationally or internationally recognized standards.

  • Maintain records in accordance with our established procedures which may include paper and/or electronic methods (RPM, High Side, etc.).

  • Liaise with USA QC Manager to ensure objectives are consistent with our reliability, growth, and profitability targets and strategies.

  • Participate with regions with lessons learned and improvement initiatives.

 

The successful candidate will have a minimum 5 years’ experience in a quality control capacity and be familiar with operational and quality control/inspection procedures. This candidate is very organized, analytical, detail oriented and has excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They will have the ability to read, visualize and interpret engineering drawings and bills of material and use and read common measuring devices (micrometers, calipers, etc.). They will also be familiar with the calibration process in accordance with national/international standards and have knowledge calibrating measuring tools in house using MIC TRAC 3000.

 

Please submit your application to Ramiro Reyes, USA QC Manager: RReyes@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