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Senior Field Technician - USA

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Company: Willbros International, Inc.
Location: TX - Columbus TX
Posted: 12/3/2013
Salary: N/A

Senior Field Technician Description: An incumbant will work with experienced engineers and specialists on consulting projects and develop the skills needed to manage engineering tasks and projects while in the field. Incumbant will multitask in a fast paced environment with limited supervision. Incumbant will have detailed expertise as it relates to integrity management field services and will possess advanced certifications and skill sets relating to the position. Essential Duties and Responsibilities : Successful incumbent will assist experienced engineers/specialists with project execution and will initially work with project managers and will follow existing analysis procedures related to specialized field work, working with pipeline inspection data in spreadsheet format. As experience is gained, he/she will become familiar with pipeline technologies such as, but not be limited to:

Pipeline and facility external corrosion control.
Facilities and pipelines cathodic protection design.
External corrosion field surveys, cathodic protection monitoring and troubleshooting.
Pipeline Coatings, and pipeline coating inspection.
Pipeline HVAC induced interference.
In-line inspection hardware and software.
Data collection, management, alignment, and integration.
Degradation mechanisms and their control.
Repair technologies.
Risk management.

This position will require interactions with clients and prospective clients out in the field and field management of survey crews.Incumbent will conduct tasks without supervision as part of a larger projects. He/she will conduct and/or manage larger projects, and exercises advnaced skill sets in one or more technical areas related to pipeline integrity. Interaction with other departments locally and globally is expected when needed.Senior Technicians will provide guidance and direction to all Technicians and Specialists regarding field activities and applications. Programming macros is occasionally required. Knowledge of Excel Visual Basic is beneficial. Education:

High School Diploma or GED Required, advanced degree preferred.
Experience in corrosion control, protective coatings and cathodic protection monitoring is required
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, is required. Experience with finite element software packages is a plus.
NACE Cathodic Protection Level 2 Certification and/or other advanced certifications.
Ability to handle field survey equipment, troubleshooting, good writing and record keeping skills are required.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, is required.
Must be self-motivated, and be able to work independently.
Experience with non-destructive testing is a plus.
Ability to work in a safety oriented and high stress outdoor environment required.
Strong English speaking and writing skills are required
Willingness to travel. Travel assignments can be from several days to several weeks (work at client ’s work site).

Professional Experience: Licenses, Certifications, Credentials, or Other Requirements:

NACE or ASNT certification required. NACE CP 2 required and/or other advanced certifications.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Position requires excellent and advanced technical skills in one or more of the following areas:
Cathotic Protection Design
External Corrosion Pipeline Surveys
Materials Engineering (familiarity with carbon steels is a plus)
Non Destructive Testing or a related area.
Good writing skills.
Experience or familiarity with transmission pipelines or pressure vessel technologies is a plus.

Interpersonal Skills:

Good interpersonal and communication skills
Capable of writing justifications, summaries
Training users in moderately complex topics, making presentations to various audiences, and interacting positively with first level management.

Willbros, USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Must pass pre-employment and random drug tests. This position is a full time regular position with a competitive compensation and benefit package. Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Willbros is an equal opportunity employer.

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