Reliability & Maintainability Metier Manager
Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
BSE, Electrical Engineering
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
"The company is hugely invested in developing its people – so when Schlumberger believes in you, you’re truly given support to help you progress in your career."
Career Profile: Brad
What do you do in your current role?
“I work full time in Houston, evaluating the risks associated with the design of our technology, and figuring out what we can do to make our equipment better. If I do my job well, when the field engineers are ready to prep tools for a job, they won’t have to worry about having any issues at the well site.”
What is challenging about your work?
“The products we develop are industry-leading, so one of my challenges is evaluating risks and exposing weaknesses so we can avoid impacting engineers if we overlook something. We have to consider many differing environmental factors, from deep waters to arctic territories, to high sand content in the well. It keeps things interesting because we have to be ready for all types of environments.”
What do you like most about working at Schlumberger?
“I’m never waiting for the day to end – you never get bored. I also like that Schlumberger rewards employees based on their performance. I started here 11 years ago as a field engineer, but have progressed through various positions since then. Schlumberger even sponsored me to get my Master’s degree in 2012. The company is hugely invested in developing its people – so when Schlumberger believes in you, you’re truly given support to help you progress in your career.”
What advice do you have for recent graduates interested in a career at Schlumberger?
“Do your homework and get a better understanding of where we work and what we do. Also, be prepared for a dynamic career that could take you anywhere around the world. Make sure you choose a career that allows you to do what you love.”