Survey Specialist - CONTRACT

Location: Houston, TX

Type: Contracted

Min. Experience: Experienced

Job Function / Purpose

  • Achieve Awareness of technical skills and practical applications relating to survey operations by attending either: Gyro School 201 or 301, Measurement While Drilling (MWD) School 201, or Gyro While Drilling (GWD) School 201 (referred to as “Selected School II”); “Awareness” is defined as the ability to apply knowledge and execute tasks learned in Selected School II as determined by Training Coordinator

Essential Duties

  • Attend and complete Selected School II and pass test as determined by Training Coordinator
  • Achieve Awareness in the following tasks:
  • Presenting classroom survey exercise results to the instructor and the class
  • Applying surveying theory to survey operations
  • Applying survey operations technology
  • Using all tools, gear and equipment to perform survey operations in the field
  • Using Gyrodata, Inc. software, including Field apps, SharePoint, and Multivendor and OASIS
  • Applying Gyrodata, Inc. Quality Assurance systems and standards
  • Using field service manuals while performing survey operations
  • Using preventative maintenance manuals
  • Checking, testing, assembling and installing tools and equipment in the field
  • Collecting surveys and/or additional data
  • Removing and disassembling tools and equipment in the field
  • Presenting survey results to clients at jobsites
  • Preparing and maintaining documentation for client jobs, including job tickets, daily reporting, end-of-well reports and all applicable administrative paperwork
  • Performing general shop duties for tools and equipment, including testing and verifying
  • Submit to and comply with all applicable Gyrodata, Inc. and pre-employment screenings and qualifications, including audiograms, physicals and drug testing
  • Complying with all Gyrodata, Inc. and client safety and training requirements and providing corresponding documentation, including Jobsite Awareness forms and site work permits
  • Travel as directed by Operations Coordinator to perform job duties, including rotating assignments in various regions
  • Represent Gyrodata, Inc. in a positive and professional manner
  • Once Awareness is achieved, serve as second man on jobs in accordance with local area requirements as assigned by the Training Coordinator
  • Option to attend Gyro School 401
  • Option to attend MWD or Logging While Drilling (LWD) School 301

HSE Function

  • Comply with applicable safety standards and maintain a safe working environment

QA Function

  • Comply with applicable quality assurance standards

Required Qualifications

  • Strong written and oral English communication skills
  • High School Diploma, GED or regional equivalent
  • Successful completion of Survey Specialist III or equivalent experience
  • Valid driver’s license and clean motor vehicle record
  • Ability to work non-office hours and weekends as necessary
  • Ability to perform duties according to on call schedule
  • Ability to use basic hand tools
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Ability to use a computer for accessing and sending e-mail, opening and revising documents, accessing internet and web-based Gyrodata, Inc. systems, including SharePoint, Agresso and ability to use Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree in a technical or mechanical field
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a similar field from an accredited 4 year college or university
  • Experience in oilfield services industry


Working Conditions                                                                                   

  • The job is performed at the client’s outdoor job site and involves exposure to the elements, including extreme heat and cold, and significant travel. The job requires exposure to safety hazards, such as exposure to heavy machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, and possible exposure to toxic chemicals. The job requires routine physical exertion, including sitting, standing, walking, lifting up to sixty (60) pounds, carrying, pushing, pulling, kneeling, squatting and a wide range of physical motion. The job requires operation of tools, machinery, equipment, computers and telephones. The job requires following written and oral instructions, attention to detail, ability to multitask, ability to work with others, ability to meet deadlines, compliance with safety protocols and regular attendance. The job requires attention to emergency and time sensitive tasks, which may include working irregular and prolonged hours. The job requires following established policies and procedures and meeting quality and safety standards. The job requires making decisions based on experience and knowledge without supervision, as well as supervising, directing and training others. The job requires responsibility for results.


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