Chief Electrician

Location: Midland - United States

The Chief Electrician is responsible for operation, maintenance and repair of all electrical equipment on the rig and in the camp, and for managing the electrical team. Service quality, job preparation, planning and safety are key priorities in this role. The position reports to the Rig Manager.

Successful Chief Electricians learn and adapt quickly to problems and new situations, they pursue everything with energy, drive and a need to finish, and use logic to solve problems with effective solutions. They are good listeners and can communicate effectively with managers, peers and clients. They work well independently and within a team and are committed to continuous improvement.

 

Responsibilities

  • Participates in pre-tour and tool-box meetings with all team members.
  • Complies fully with all QHSE requirements, policies and standards, and wears required personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.
  • Completes formal training sessions on QHSE and technical subjects.
  • Obtains all required certifications.
  • Maintains all equipment in good, safe working order and reports any problems or deviations.
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on electrical equipment on the rig and the camp.
  • Is fully familiar with preventive maintenance programs.
  • Writes analytical reports.
  • Supports the development of employees and acts as a mentor.
  • Sets annual objectives for subordinate employees and reviews them periodically.
  • Participates in QHSE audits.
  • Sets a safe work example to the team.

 

Apart from the normal rig experience, we also look for the following

  • PLC experience, programming, trouble-shooting problems, etc. – Siemens PLC, etc.
  • AC VFD experience – Eaton, Yasakawa, etc.
  • Generator control experience – Woodwards Easygen, etc.
  • Control system experience – Omron, amphion, NOV, etc.
  • Stand alone Electrician experience

 

Qualifications

  • Industrial electrical or electronics certificate or equivalent.
  • Minimum five years’ field experience with similar equipment onshore or offshore, preferably on an oil well drilling rig.
  • Has the required proficiency level for the position based on the company competency catalog.
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship.

 

Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

Schlumberger is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor—priority referral Protected Veterans requested.



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