Weatherford Product Line Specialist- Production Automation- Kingwood, TX in KINGWOOD, Texas


Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visitwww.weatherford.comand connect with Weatherford onLinkedIn,Twitter,YouTubeandFacebook.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.


This position provides Real Time Optimization Engineer support for the deployment of real time Optimization and control hardware. It provides up-front, customer- focused real time production optimization engineering support for specific projects involving Production Optimization and Artificial Lift Systems. This role will perform well optimization for customers and support our field personnel in configuration of customer SCADA. It involves technical interactions with external customers and with Production Automation and expanded support for Artificial Lift Systems. The role requires a self- starting individual who can deploy and configure real time applications working both independently and jointly to deliver completed systems to client specifications.


Participate in technical reviews and requirement preparation for both potential and actual automation projects. Provide internal/external technical support for the application, specification and evaluation of any given automation project or equipment deployment.

Responsible for the deployment, commissioning and testing of the Real Time Optimization System to meet the project specification and delivery schedule; with emphasis on WFT automation.

Prepare Technical Project Reports and plans for use by other team members, managers and clients within a project to gain understanding of progress, issues, resolutions and costs.

Prepare technical reports for well optimization, reflecting economic benefits for the customer.

Prepare and hold Technical Presentations for Clients.

Prepare and Present Technical papers at Industry Conferences and internally within Weatherford.

Position requires travel to client locations in the region and working as part of the automation install teams.

Identify and carry out training requirements for clients and operational Weatherford Teams.

Technically support the client during operations of the project.

Telephone and email support will be part of the function of this role.

Write and implement procedures for efficient and effective operation of the Real Time Systems.

Ability to respond to customer needs

Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.

Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.

Demonstrate a personal commitment to Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment.



Knowledge of general electrical and electronics

Advanced computer skills

Ability to learn Artificial Lift

Ability to read and understand electrical drawings

Ability to work with minimum supervision and interact with all levels

Ability to design and perform critical review of real time software / hardware applications

Ability to design fit for purpose systems from suite of components within the Weatherford products

Ability to negotiate

Ability to perform Gas Lift well optimization or learn how to.

Knowledge of sales techniques

Ability to work with Microsoft Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel)

Good Communication Skills, both written and verbal.

Bachelor in engineering or electronics

1 – 2 years’ work experience in SCADA and Artificial lift optimization

1 – 2 years operational experience in Oil & Gas systems

Relevant Real Time data acquisition experience with an operator or oil field service company

Knowledge of Gas Lift Systems

Experience interfacing with clients

The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations.

Extensive U.S. travel required to meet internal and external customers’ needs

Valid driver’s license and good driving record


0-2+ years working knowledge of Oilfield electronic control products regarding installation, set-up and use.

Programming experience

Advanced computer skills

Engineering training a plus

Master in engineering or Related Field

Relevant petroleum industry specific, project engineering / management and Computer Science


Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.