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Entry Wireline Operator

  • Job Function: Services
  • Experience Level: Entry-Level
  • Posted Date: 4/4/2018 10:53:46 AM
  • Job #: 3042635
  • Location(s): United States; Texas; Midland

About Us:

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The Entry Wireline Operator will assist experienced crew members in supporting wireline operations in the field or at the facility.

Essential Responsibilities:
In the role of Entry Wireline Operator, you will:

  • Rig up and rig down wireline equipment under supervision from Sr. Operator and Field Specialist
  • Assist supervisor during operations
  • Make up tool string with no supervision
  • Must be able to repair and maintain wireline equipment with no supervision
  • Operate all truck mounted hydraulic crane
  • Operate and maintain all pressure control systems
  • Operate and maintain all positive dump bailer systems
  • Operate and maintain knock-out tools
  • Maintain all wireline fishing tools
  • Work well and communicate well with others
  • Work independently from supervision from Field Specialist and may lead Operators
  • Must be able to complete all Industry Required Safety Training
  • Ability to safely deploy to remote geographic assignment locations – onshore and offshore locations with limited access to medical care, which may require 4 hours (or more) travel time to reach secondary level medical care

  • High School Diploma / GED from an accredited school or institution (OR Minimum of 4 years of experience in mechanical, technical, electrical, wireline field services or heavy machine /equipment operator, in lieu of education)
  • Minimum 6 months of experience in mechanical, technical, electrical, wireline field services or heavy machine / equipment operator

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Receive and maintain clearance to operate explosive material with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (BATF)
  • Work 21/7 rotation schedule
  • Required to obtain / maintain a CDL Class B driver's license with Hazmat endorsement within 90 days of employment
  • Work overtime, weekends and holidays, as required
  • Work on a 24-hour call basis to respond to customer needs
  • Work in a constant pushing, pulling, lifting, stretching, bending and other physical activities
  • Be in the shop environment a minimum of 8 hours per day, primarily standing and sitting, as required
  • Lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Be subjected to extreme heat for extended periods of time
  • To the extent that you are applying for a position that requires you to operate a GE owned / leased or rented vehicle for company business, you must be willing to submit to a check of your driving record
  • Undergo Periodic fitness for duty tests, examinations, and/or certifications will be required for onshore/offshore remote location assignments

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Minimum 1 year of experience with pressure control equipment highly preferred
  • Minimum 6 months of experience as a crane operator highly preferred
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work well and communicate well with others
  • Can work independently from supervision from Field Specialist and may lead Operators

    Locations: United States; Texas; Midland

    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.


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