National Oilwell Varco

Field Support Engineering Technician - Houston

Houston, TX
National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is one of the world’s leading equipment and service providers to the oi

Job Description

Field Support Engineering Technician

Posted: Friday, 4/12/2024

The Field Support Engineering Specialist – Ovens will work closely with oven equipment OEMs, facility operations and maintenance managers to identify and solve oven equipment design, operational, controls, and temperature uniformity issues. All technical services are performed onsite at our various domestic and international facility locations therefore this position will require extensive travel. This role includes on-site and indirect management of various third-party contractors performing work within NOV Tuboscope Facilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with oven equipment suppliers to obtain a detailed understanding of the equipment and how the equipment functions.
  • Identify oven equipment design, operational, and controls issues. Propose and implement safe solutions to solve all issues.
  • Troubleshoot all oven equipment and/or application issues which are currently causing production problems, inefficiencies, etc. in NOV Tuboscope coating facilities.
  • Recommend equipment upgrades/refurbishments to optimize production efficiency thereby reducing equipment downtime.
  • Ensure oven equipment complies with all safety standards and legal regulations, i.e. NFPA, OSHA, and other regulatory bodies.
  • Prepare maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Train local ops and maintenance teams on oven equipment functionality, process parameters, and preventative maintenance.
  • Assist in utilizing Asset Maintenance Management Systems to create oven preventative & predictive maintenance schedules based on operations, maintenance downtime, and OEM feedback.
  • Assist with internal QA/QC testing for oven temperature validation, including but not limited to temperature uniformity surveys.
  • Participate in “on the job training” during 3rd Party OEM preventative maintenance and repair projects to gain better understanding of the equipment.
  • Attend offsite OEM and 3rd party training courses to increase knowledge and experience.
  • Implement a “Safety First” mentality to enhance HSE awareness for all employees and 3rd party contractors.
  • Immense knowledge and expertise for gas-fired oven equipment.
  • Fundamental comprehension of all types of gas fired oven systems (electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic etc.) including reading schematics and mechanical drawings.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to solve problems on the fly.
  • Ability to comprehend equipment instruction/service manuals and drawings as well as produce (or help produce) these types of documents/ instructions.
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

National Oilwell Varco At A Glance

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is one of the world’s leading equipment and service providers to the oil and gas industry. With over 150 years of industry experience, we’re the single source for all downhole tools, rig equipment, integrated systems and supply chain solutions. NOV offers very competitive benefits. We seek dedicated individuals who want to turn their professional ambitions into personal achievements. If you want to experience more challenges and rewards than you ever thought possible, think of NOV.
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