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Gun Loader - Wireline

  • Job Function: Services
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 3/5/2018 6:52:41 PM
  • Job #: 3041547
  • Location(s): United States; Texas; Midland

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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 Gun Loader - Wireline will be responsible for the loading and checking of gun systems that are used in district as well as maintaining of all paperwork associated with the explosives used in district.

Essential Responsibilities:
In the role of Gun Loader – Wireline, you will:

  • Comply with all safety, health, environmental and quality Management System requirements, policies and procedures relevant to the position
  • Lead on ensuring technical compliance with the HSE requirements of the Company’s stakeholders, customers and regulators
  • Ensure customer requirements are met according to jobs given to them by managers
  • Be responsible for quality control of all subs and associated equipment and use good judgment on all assembly aspects
  • Maintain inventory of switches, O-rings and associated equipment for all gun systems used in district
  • Takes new barrels, disassembles and prepares parts for loading
  • Precut detonating cord, feed through wire and ground wire
  • Install detonating cord and load charges
  • Install feed through wire and ground wire to charge holder
  • Install tube into barrel and install locking ring
  • Ensure compliance with DOT and ATF guidelines
  • Keep accurate inventory of all explosives
  • Problem solve perforating gun systems and implements to perforating guns

  • High School Diploma / GED from an accredited school or institution (OR Minimum 5 years of experience in gun loading within the wireline industry, in lieu of education)
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in gun loading within the wireline industry

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Acquire and maintain ATF Employee Possessor Questionnaire (EPQ)
  • Work overtime, weekends and holidays, as required
  • 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
  • Possess and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License
  • 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
  • Receive and maintain clearance to operate explosive material with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (BATF)

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of different gun types and what is needed for the proper loading of guns
  • Knowledge of ATF rules and regulations for storing and handling explosives
  • Knowledge of EB switch system and be able to load and fully assemble system

    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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