Baker Hughes South Africa: Graduate Field Engineer

Posted on :

7 Oct, 2010

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Graduate Jobs in South Africa

Baker Hughes is a leading provider of products and technologies to the global oil and gas industry. We provide drilling, formation evaluation and completion products and services in 90-plus countries worldwide. We are proud of our safety records and our diverse teams. With more than 36,000 employees and over 100 years of corporate history, Baker Hughes offers responsibility and fast career progression. This is supported with ongoing learning, technical training and leadership development programmes.

Engineers, scientists, technicians and business professionals can make their careers at Baker Hughes in research, development, manufacturing, field operations, sales, finance, IT, marketing and human resources.

Role Synopsis
Field engineers at Baker Hughes deliver front-line technical services and solutions across our drilling, evaluation, completion and production technologies. These are hands-on roles, often outdoors and in demanding or harsh conditions such as offshore on an oil rig or onshore in the desert

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
Field engineers are the key interface between Baker Hughes and our clients on the well site. You will be required to participate in the three-year LEAD Program to provide you with the ability to quickly to become competent with our technologies and processes, enabling rapid career progression through a sequence of competency-based development steps.

LEAD involves theoretical and hands-on learning. It is flexible and adaptable to different job requirements and work environments. You will be assigned to a specific Baker Hughes product line whose activities may include:

artificial lift services logging while drilling
drill bits wireline activities
specialty chemicals wellbore intervention
drilling fluids cased hole completions
coring systems sand control systems
directional systems wellbore construction

You will be required to participate in developmental activities which will initially focus on acquiring basic knowledge while working under supervision and will progress to working unsupervised, with a broadening scope of knowledge and skills.

Depending upon your product line assignment, you will be involved in technical activities which could include;
· Assembling and deploying down-hole equipment at base location prior to being dispatched to well-site. Down-hole equipment may be a combination of electrically, mechanically, or hydraulically activated and operated specialized equipment.
· Designing well-site interventions under supervision using simulation software packages
· Analyzing rig-site performance data and recommending changes to product configurations
· Assisting sales representatives in business development activities including presenting to clients under supervision

Basic Qualifications
Have completed a four-year technical degree or Masters within the past 24 months in:

mechanical engineering electrical engineering
chemical engineering petroleum engineering
environmental engineering nuclear engineering
civil engineering geosciences
geology physics
mathematics chemistry (inorganic)
another engineering-related subject

Have at least three of the following:
· a minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 (2.1) or equivalent
· relevant work experience
· evidence of practical/ technical capability
· evidence of relevant extra-curricular activity

Be fluent in English (able to achieve Level 5 on a global English test)

Have the legal right to work in the country in the region in which you have applied without any restrictions.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications
We’re looking for people with self-awareness, self-motivation and persistence as well as resilient

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