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Technician at Nabors in Houston, Texas

Posted in Construction 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Are you seeking an opportunity to show your exceptional skills and knowledge?  Are you looking for a company which provides you with dynamic and challenging work environment every single day?  If yes, look no further.... We are probing for individuals who are skilled, knowledgeable and are ready to work in a fast paced environment to deliver top notch solutions to cater business needs.

Company Overview

Nabors Industries owns and operates one of the world's largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a provider of offshore drilling rigs in the United States and multiple international markets. Nabors also provides directional drilling services, performance tools, and innovative technologies for its own rig fleet and those of third parties. Leveraging our advanced drilling automation capabilities, Nabors’ highly skilled workforce continues to set new standards for operational excellence and transform our industry.

Nabors is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  This applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  To learn more about our Fair Employment practices, please refer to the Nabors Code of Conduct.

JOB Summary:

This position will provide support for PLC control systems, hydraulics, engines, pumps, diesel generators (approximately 25 kVA), and all other systems on rig.  The support person will work closely with the field and development team to troubleshoot specific issues that arise and when deemed necessary, debug code and/or machinery provide a solution back to the rig.  Individual must be a team player, capable of handling support calls in highly stressful situations.  The position will require travel when the problem is not solvable remotely to the job site.  It will require interaction with first level support for transition of the problem and on call support during all hours of the day during their on-call assignment time. Electrical, hydraulics, and mechanical expertise is essential to the success of this person.


  • Assist field level tech with troubleshooting issues when the expertise is needed 

  • Analyze and diagnose coding bugs within control systems in urgent situations

  • Continuously understand and grow knowledge in Drilling process, new technology, etc.

  • Development of monitoring and diagnostics tools

  • Contribute to the development of Best Practices/Standards 

  • Help in the development of PLC coding standardization efforts

  • Document common troubleshooting problems that are first identified through troubleshooting experiences

  • Travel will be required at times to support the installed solutions and for troubleshooting

  • Pass on solutions to Development team for QA and implementation of fixes.

  • Field document and development of new Rig designs, including engineering and coding solutions to enhance quality and performance, as well as address documentation needs for support and development teams

MInimum qualificationS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience a plus

  • Working knowledge in the Oil and Gas Industry preferred

  • 5 Years’ experience in the field

  • Dependable, flexible, organized, motivated, assertive, and able to work in rotational position.

  • Team player with interpersonal skills to work with customers and technical staff

  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.

  • Ability to troubleshoot, analyze and diagnose remotely.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit and talk and hear.  The employee is required frequently to use hands and digits to handle or feel work material.  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  Lifting/carry up to 50lbs occasionally, 20lbs frequently, and 5 to 10lbs daily.  Must be able to use/wear applicable personal protective equipment which may include but is not limited to safety-toed footwear (with ankle height support), back support belt, hearing protection, safety eye-wear with side shields, gloves and hard hat.  May occasionally be required to wear approved/applicable respiratory protection equipment (respiratory protection guidelines would apply with regard to medical evaluation and fit testing of equipment).  Frequent assent/decent of stairs/steps, especially at field locations.  Must be able to respond quickly to an emergency situation.

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