X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) Specialist / Geologist (20533) Houston, Texas

One of the largest oilfield services companies, Weatherford operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 50,000 people worldwide. With a product and service portfolio that spans the life cycle of a well— drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention— and a robust research and development effort, we are well positioned to meet the ever-evolving needs of the oil and gas industry.

DUTIES

  •     Qualitative interpretation of XRD patterns to determine types of bulk (whole rock) and clay minerals present.
  •     Quantitative interpretation of XRD patterns to determine relative amounts of bulk (whole rock) and clay minerals present.
  •     Oversee XRD sample preparation procedures.
  •     Load XRD system and input proper scanning parameters.
  •     Provide basic equipment maintenance.
  •     Understanding of XRD principles and physics, especially with regard to rock and mineral analysis.  Make formal and informal presentations of same to clients on asneeded basis.
  •     Meet all daily and monthly production requirements.
  •     Assist in training of XRD personnel including Lab Technicians.
  •    Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.
  •     Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.


Essential

  •     Minimum 3 years prior experience in XRD
  •     Attention to detail
  •     Basic knowledge and understanding of XRD principles and physics
  •     Ability to verbally communicate well with all levels of employees
  •     Must be able to follow written protocols
  •     BS in Geology, Material Science, or equivalent


Preferred
Advanced Degree in Geology, Material Science, or equivalent

 

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