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Patterson UTI Energy



Integrity / Insight / Innovation

Guided by integrity and insight gained over 40 years, Universal is consistently delivering exceptional results to our customers. We take great pride in our commitment to safety, efficiency, and innovation leading to continued improvements in well performance.

This position will provide a unique opportunity to work within multiple departments in the organization and allow Interns to learn and contribute their knowledge and experience to solve existing business challenges. Over a 90-day period, this experience will immerse Interns into the day to day operations of an oil and gas Engineer here at Universal.

This position will work under the direction of the District Engineer or Director of Technical Services depending on the assignment. The final assignment will be determined based on the identified candidate's overall interest in comparison to the department needs.

Detailed Description:

  • Complete New Hire Orientation and Safety Orientation
  • Complete tasks associated with the internal CrossFlo Engineering Training Program
  • Complete hands on day to day work/tasks of a Field Operations and Technical Engineer
  • Assist with inventory of testing equipment as well as quality control testing in field and troubleshooting other technical issues
  • Assist with the preparation of Post Job Reports and regulatory disclosure reports
  • Work in location data van to understand the coordination of on-site logistics and analyze/interpret job data accordingly
  • Assist with projects and tasks within the following departments:
  • Operations
  • Operate and maintain pressure pumping equipment on-site
  • Perform quality control tasks related to water, additives, and proppant
  • Learn how to use data acquisition software

  • Technical Services
  • Pulling and analyzing internal organization data generated at the well site to monitor spread productivity and efficiency for customers (PTEN+)
  • Build job files for Operations in FIELDPRO
  • Attend sales calls and assist with customer requests

  • Technology
  • Overview of equipment upgrades being implemented
  • Assist with updates to OffSite Frac and PTEN+
  • Work with Engineers in the Data Center

  • Maintenance
  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment at the shop and on-site, as needed
  • Assist in cost saving initiatives

  • Operations Support
  • Work with Product Champions on equipment and procedure updates
  • Compile and analyze equipment cost and performance data

  • Attend any internal training and/or technical schools offered
  • Assist with maintenance, engineering and/or operational needs/issues, as needed, including performing tasks with Equipment Operators, Field Mechanics, Electronic Technicians & Field Engineers
  • Experience crew quarter living and van/bus transportation to and from the job site
  • Complete a technical project and present it to Senior Leadership
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Understand general engineering fundamentals and principles
  • Perform higher level algebraic calculations for job related purposes
  • Demonstrate excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work well with others and work independently when required
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain equipment
  • Demonstrate clear communication skills including ability to read, write and speak English, and to promptly follow verbal and written directions in English along with the ability to establish and maintain effective rapport with all employees at different levels both in the office and in the field
  • Willingness and ability to work 14 - 16-hour days in different weather conditions
  • Possess strong organizational skills and multi-task efficiently
  • Demonstrate professionalism and a strong desire to learn
  • Ability to travel as needed to other offices and work sites, occasionally requiring extended travel to remote locations and/or overnight stay(s) outside normal office area
  • Must be able to pass an Essential Functions Test (Pre-Employment Physical)
  • Must be able to meet physical requirements of the job including but not limited to working on your feet, climbing ladders, working outdoors and lifting

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related degree
  • Must have and maintain valid state-issued driver's license, be eligible to drive a Company vehicle and meet the requirements of the Company's vehicle program, policy and/or guidelines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous technical internship/job experience
  • Hands-on experience (may or may not be job related)
  • Mechanically inclined

Additional Details:

Employee must work with an emphasis on safety for themselves and others, including coworkers and third parties, including wearing any required personal protective equipment (PPE) at all designated times. This position requires the employee to work outdoors for long periods of time in all types of weather conditions typical of the area where the job is located, including dust, humidity, sleet, snow, rain, mud, cold, heat, wind, and other inclement weather. Working conditions for this position may involve exposure to varying outdoor conditions, including environmental chemicals, gases, noise, dampness, fumes, radiation, and heights.

Associated topics: artificial lift, coal, gas, miner, mineral, mines, natural gas, petrol, petroleum, pipeline
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