FIELD OPERATIONS MANAGER

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Location
Safat, Kuwait
Salary
Competitive
Posted
03 Nov 2016
Closes
05 Jan 2017
Ref
6150662
Sector
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
JOB SCOPE:
 Supervise the running of the wireline location in all aspects related to field operations and implementation of wireline processes, policies, standards and procedures, under direction of a Country Product Line Manager or superior function.  Further responsibilities include ensuring personnel are trained and competent to perform specific wireline related tasks, client liaison, operational planning and optimization, health and safety, quality control and maintenance / calibration of equipment.
Other dimensions appropriate to the job:
  • Fosters and maintains Customer relations by establishing a positive image; strengthens Customer relations through frequent Customer contact and job follow-up.
  • Presents attitude and appearance such as to enhance the Product Line image and promote Customer relations.
  • Gives and takes instructions.
  • Initiates and actively participates in problem solving procedures.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 
1.Demonstrates fundamental Safety & Quality Leadership as charge of the business unit sector or product line, ensuring personal accountability across all levels
2.Implements and ensures compliance to safety process and protocols as directed by the PL and Country Structure, regularly holds / participates in safety meetings, Opportunities for Improvement and the Weatherford Safe Start program
3.When required, participates and represents the PL on management meetings at location level, ensuring that agreed actions are also rolled out to all personnel
4.Ensures there is adequate coverage of personnel and equipment for projected levels of activity. Plans field operations with assigned engineers, and provides direction and recommendations to ensure high quality services
5.Monitors the status of field jobs, and provides immediate assistance in handling failures or solving technical difficulties
6.Maintains close client contact and communication on matters of service quality and keeps up to date on client's proposed activities, ensuring regular service quality reviews are held and documented
7.Coordinates with assigned engineers and electronic technicians for the management of tool and equipment preventative maintenance, modifications and repairs, and ensures all field and workshop personnel follow preventative maintenance procedures, and ensures that all NCRs are followed up to closure with Root Cause Analyses.
8.Ensures adherence to safety regulations by all personnel, and regularly holds and participates in safety meetings
9.Ensures implementation to and compliance with the General Wireline Policy and Standard Operating Procedures
10.Holds systematic debriefing sessions with field crews to ensure that all personnel and equipment are fit for purpose as per the planning requirements of the particular operation
11.Hold systematic debriefing sessions with field crews to correct deficiencies, improve service, and ensure the delivery of a quality service
12.Evaluates the quality, proficiency and efficiency of field operations by regular well site visits to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures and conducts analysis of reports and log quality control
13.Participates in Annual Technical Systems Audits to ensure that Wireline and Country Systems are effectively implemented, such Audits will be led by a supporting authority
14.Ensures prompt and efficient reporting and administration according to Company, policies and regulations, including financial, operational and QHSSE
15.Ensures the Regional PL Support functions are aware of tender activity and have the required information to support in local business development decisions
16.Assists the Country PL Manager in maintaining clear and open lines of communication and employee morale
17.Ensures that personnel are aware of the latest developments for logging equipment, including the distribution of Operations Letters
18.Ensures that critical information on technical and safety issues is distributed throughout his change of command, making sure that regular meetings are held and document to ensure all personnel are aware of their roles and responsibilities on operational matters and the continuous improvement of the location
19.Performs other duties as assigned by Regional Support Functions and the Country Management
20.Manages assets (books transfers, etc.) and keeps track of field cost transfers of tools, equipment and personnel
21.Evaluates, appraises, and counsels employees consistent with performance management objectives, recommends promotions and / or changes in job classification.  Conducts formal reviews of location staff as per Country and PL personnel development programs
22.Responsible for the training, competency, development and appraisal of location staff, ensuring that engineers, operators, workshop, and clerical staff training is identified and undertaken
23.Provides assistance and guidance in the training of all levels of staff
24.Participates in budgeting plus other financial and administrative functions within the Country
25.Determines the need for additional labour and initiates hiring procedures, including interviewing personnel
26.Assists in the preparation of quotations to customers
 
Skills & Knowledge:     
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Understand fundamental math and physics
  • Understand principles of electricity
  • Good computer skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • Knowledge of windows based systems
  • Demonstrated mechanical ability
 
Minimum QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Engineering or Geology degree
  • Weatherford Safety training
  • Weatherford certificates of completion for Radiation, Explosives and Pressure Control
  • Must have at least achieved the rank of General Field Engineer
  • At least 5 Years previous Wireline experience
 
Any special requirements:
  • Available 24/7 with scheduled days off
  • The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations
  • Willingness to work under varying conditions and in remote locations
  • Ability to perform under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Positive attitude towards health, safety and the environment
  • Willingness to relocate
  • Experience or knowledge of operating in the Oil & Gas industry