Field Service Rep
Company: Core Lab
Posted on: August 5, 2022
FIELD SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE I
The Field Service Representative uses licensed material and
provides personal supervision in the use of licensed material at
work sites in order to support radioactive tracer services
(proppant tracers) during well site operations. The incumbent is
responsible to the licensor NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
and/or the Agreement States for assuring compliance with the
requirements of the Commission's regulations and the conditions of
Functions as the Radiation Safety Officer at work sites. Works
independently and without supervision 80% of the time to manage and
implement proppant tracer services at well sites. The Field Service
Representative is required to assess well site operations and
effectively communicate to customers the work that needs to be done
to carry out tracer services, ensuring that the work is performed
in a safe and optimal manner.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
Job Management Responsibilities
Communicates job objectives, design and possible operation changes
with the client, including but not limited to the following:
Reviews safety and flow-back procedures, confirms proppant and
chemical tracer objectives, reviews job design needed to achieve
objectives, and communicates job changes that may occur depending
on effectiveness of overall well site operations.
Gathers and evaluates information on well specifications, number of
fracture stimulation stages and depths, perforation(s) depths,
casing, tubing specifications, and completion type (plug and
perforating sliding sleeve, packers plus, frac pack, etc.).
Based on an analysis of data gathered, strategizes rig-up scenarios
with the client and recommends optimal design to maximize tracer
Analyzes mud reports and determines the appropriate amount of
tracer to use for the operation. Communicates with client to
determine if additions to the drilling mud system are anticipated
or have been made in order to determine impact to design of the
job, as well as materials required.
Monitors real-time well site operations and adjusts tracer job
design depending on status and stage of the operation. Must
exercise discretion and independent judgment (without direct
supervision) in determining appropriate adjustments and/or changes
to job design, taking into consideration regulatory, safety, and
desired goals of diagnostic services to be provided.
Upon completion of tracer operations, surveys the well site to
ensure that no radioactive material residue remains at the
Provides customers with technical product support relating
specifically to proppant and chemical tracer services.
Determines the appropriate mix of proppant and chemical tracers
required for tracer completion and monitors injection into the
"frac" line going into the well.
Utilizing the STMU (Spectral Tracer Monitoring Unit) for jobs with
proppant tracers, measures the tracer material going downhole.
Communicates status of the tracer operations to the client,
including screen-outs (material in the line), pump stops, and
completion of the job.
Accurately completes all required reports at the conclusion of the
job, for example, job site survey, job site summary of operation,
inventory of materials used, field receipt, etc.
Job Close Responsibilities
Conducts a post-job review with the client and obtains post job
treatment report from the frac company detailing the outcome of the
job. Discusses and "sells" the client on the possibility of future
work and scheduling of next service. Promotes and educates the
client on the services provided by Core Laboratories that may
address client needs. Reviews marketing materials with the client
as appropriate for potential future work.
Trains clients and flow-back crew on proper sampling procedures
(water, oil, gas and/or sand samples), as well as documentation
procedures required to ensure accurate interpretation of the
engineering data obtained from well site operations.
Train engineers and oil field gauger/pumper personnel on sampling
schedules and specialized sampling equipment and procedures,
safety, and quality controls required for tracer operations. Trains
mud engineers on sample collection procedures, calculation of
sample depth and proper documentation required.
Trains well site personnel on proper use of radiation survey meters
and survey techniques as required.
Radiation Safety Responsibilities
The incumbent is required to demonstrate knowledge, responsibility,
and authority in the enforcement of appropriate radiation
protection rules, standards, and practices on behalf of the
Functions as the Radiation Safety Officer at the well site. In the
event of an emergency, has the authority to take charge of the well
site and implement procedures in ProTechnics O&E Manual.
Conducts safety meetings for all personnel on location prior to
beginning of on-site operations. Establishes and oversees ALARA (As
Low As Reasonably Achievable) radiation control, operating, safety,
and emergency procedures.
Evaluates emergency situations at the well site (including
blowouts, uncontrolled flow-back, fire, etc.), takes control of
emergency situations, and directs all third party personnel in
appropriate response. This includes calming onsite personnel
through concise, effective communication regarding the nature of
the emergency, as well as directing and controlling appropriate
The ability to quickly and independently exercise discretion and
judgment are essential when analyzing emergency situations,
determining remedial actions needed, and directing others to take
appropriate actions for resolution.
Responsible for the assessment, judgment and decision making, and
supervision of decontamination activities for various operations
and/or emergency scenarios that may occur during well site tracer
Responsible for effective communication with regulatory inspectors
and/or auditors of state and/or federal Departments of Health,
Nuclear Regulatory agencies, etc. Must be able to provide
regulatory representatives with detailed descriptions of what the
work entails, as well as how ProTechnics is meeting work
requirements while adhering to regulatory requirements.
At any point in time before or during operations, the Field Service
Representative must be able to evaluate and identify safety hazards
and has the authority to cease all operations when necessary to
avoid or prevent serious injury or death.
Other Job Duties
The incumbent will be on-call 24/7 and expected to respond to calls
within 60 minutes.
Must be willing to travel and work on weekend.
Responsible for safe handling and transportation of all assigned
radioactive material and equipment.
Incumbent is responsible for maintaining the company vehicle that
is assigned to him, including keeping the interior and exterior of
the vehicle clean and regular mechanical maintenance.
Delivers products and services to customers as needed.
Responsible for ensuring a safe work environment and minimizing
accidents in the work place and on well sites.
ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS AFTER BEING HIRED BY PROTECHNICS
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
Incumbent must obtain residence within a 60 minute drive to the
local district office in order to respond to call outs expediently.
This requirement must be met within 90 days of the first date of
Must successfully complete six (6) weeks of classroom training and
certification programs. Training and certification includes basic
knowledge of radiation principles and regulations.
Must complete up to three months of on-the-job training under the
supervision of senior Field Service Representatives or district
operations management personnel.
Through a field evaluation, must demonstrate competence in the use
of proppant and chemical tracers and survey instruments that will
be used on the job.
Must demonstrate understanding of basic radiation principles by
successfully completing the written?examinations given in the
classroom-training course in order to obtain Radiation
Certification for well logging.
Must successfully complete the Tracer Operations Manual orientation
of standard operating procedures and demonstrate the ability to
perform all essential job duties and responsibilities without
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree with
some college course work in a field of science, technology or
engineering preferred. Minimum one year of previous oil and gas
service experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software preferred. Strong Excel
skills will be required to complete job reports and paperwork. Some
experience with Access preferred. An aptitude for learning new
software systems preferred. Incumbents will be required to learn
the proprietary STMU (Spectral Tracer Monitoring Unit)
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver's license and a good driving record required.
Certifications in Radiation, Well Logging or Subsurface Tracer
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds,
frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include
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