Solids Control Technicians – PA, WV & OH Drillsites
Location: Washington, PA
Newalta Drillsite business is seeking multiple Solids Control Technicians to work on our drillsites in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, the technicians will be responsible for operations and maintenance of solids/waste management equipment and heavy equipment.
The technicians will be responsible for overseeing the mechanical/electrical processes used to provide enhanced drilling properties as well as recycling drilling mud through the closed loop systems. Technicians will also be responsible for setting up, tearing down, monitoring and maintaining centrifuges and related equipment, as well as independently handling the excavator for loading waste into trucks, and completing the relevant paperwork.
The work schedule generally consists of 12-hour shifts (but may be longer depending on the activity at the rig site) with normal rotation of 14 days on / 7 days off that may change at any time due to market conditions.
This position offers benefits like medical, dental and vision coverage, short term and long term disability and optional life and AD&D.
•Ensures that all equipment and systems are being operated to Newalta standards;
•Operates, monitors and controls process levels, temperatures, pressures and flows for applicable processes and systems in a safe and efficient manner;
•Ensures that required documentation is legible, accurate and completed on a timely basis;
•Identifies and recommends improvements to processes and systems;
•Performs emergency operations activities as needed;
•Regularly attends and actively participates in safety meetings, identifies any safety concerns to supervisor, reports all incidents and assists in investigations;
•Performs mechanical and or equipment maintenance as required and/or assigned;
•Maintains safe and clean equipment and general work area;
•Acquires and maintains adequate certification as required;
•Ability to perform physical tasks and duties include but not limited to shoveling, moving equipment, tank cleaning and housekeeping requirements.
Experience, Qualifications & Education
•High school diploma or equivalent required with previous drillsite experience;
•A valid driver's license;
•Minimum 2 years’ work experience with solids control equipment including centrifuges and centrifuge related equipment;
•Experience in Barite recovery, dewatering, conventional stripping, and independent operation of excavator is a must;
•Ability to work 12hr shifts (days and nights) as well as weekends and holidays (14 days on/7 days off);
•Willingness to work flexible hours and overtime as required;
•Ability to work in all weather conditions including extreme heat or cold depending on location;
•Ability to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively both written and verbally;
•Experience working with Microsoft Office and other computer systems;
•Strong team player with the ability to work independently;
•Effective organizational and interpersonal skills are required;
•Must be able to lift 55 pounds and walk up and down stairs/ladders frequently, stand for extended periods, and work in tight spaces.
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