The Weir Group PLC

  • Field Service Technician Trainee

    Job ID 2019-20955
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/1/2019 2:37 PM)
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  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.






    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.

    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    The Field Service Technician Trainee is new to Weir Oil & Gas and new to a technician role, with limited knowledge or experience. This position is expected to assist Field Service Technicians while learning to deliver, install, troubleshoot, test and repair pressure control equipment on customer location.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • At Weir Oil & Gas, our primary objective is to provide our customers with excellent engineering solutions though our products and superior customer service
    • Effectively demonstrate the core values of Weir Oil and Gas at all times
    • Follow all written policies and procedures safely without deviation or refer to upper management for guidance
    • Exhibit and advocate exemplary safety culture at all times
    • Exhibit a high degree of integrity at all times
    • Demonstrate consistency, accountability, reliability and solid work ethic
    • Observe the preparation and process of creating a JSA (Job Safety Analysis) and POWRA (Point of Work Risk Assessment) on job site and perform all duties in a safe manner and in accordance with Weir Oil and Gas SHE policies
    • Adhere to and exercise Stop Work Authority and Management of Change
    • Assist Field Service Technicians in safe installation, removal, repair and service of equipment on a drilling rig or well site
    • Aim to provide superior customer service to all internal and external customers
    • Maintain Weir Oil and Gas company supplied assets and any other equipment, including site specific equipment, as it relates to company policy
    • Learn to prepare accurate field service and sales orders
    • Promote and represent Weir Oil and Gas in field service and sales
    • Maintain a professional appearance and work attitude at all times
    • Assist Field Service technician in the pre-check of all equipment and processes prior to starting the job to ensure all equipment is operable and complete
    • Must have the ability to perform in a team setting
    • Must be available on 24-hour call to respond to customer needs
    • Communicate effectively, both verbally and written
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience:

    High school diploma or GED; one year oil and gas field service experience and/or training; demonstration of strong mechanical aptitude


    Language Skills:

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.



    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Computer Skills:

    Basic computer skills; ability to use Blackbook technology to complete customer order tickets


    Other Skills and Abilities:

    Must have mechanical aptitude. Ability to operate high pressure torque wrenches, hammer wrench, jib cranes, overhead cranes, forklift and be able to do rigging work in a safe manner.  Must be able to use power tools, hand tools, swing sledge hammer and measuring devices such as micrometers, tape measure, rulers, scale and pressure gauges with chart recorder.


    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms, kneeling, bending, stooping and pushing upward, applying downward force and walking. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision.


    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and inclement outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including steel toed safety shoes, fire retardant clothing (FRC) and safety glasses, in most areas of the well site.  May have to work with chemicals and high pressure equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 to 75 pounds.

    Core Competencies

    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


    Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.


    Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.


    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


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