Heavy Equipment Technician (Red Deer) (17669) Red Deer, Canada

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. Turn to Weatherford for attentive service and Tactical Technology™ designed to maximize the value of your oil and gas assets. The change will do you goodSM
Weatherford Canada is currently searching for a Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician  to support our Drilling Tools (Rentals) repair division based in Red Deer, AB.

The successful incumbent will be responsible for but not limited to:

  •     Check all fluid levels of equipment
  •     Performance evaluation of equipment
  •     Follow safety rules and regulations
  •     Good housekeeping and organizational skills
  •     Actively participate in safety meetings
  •     Report unsafe conditions
  •     Adhere to SOP’s when servicing equipment
  •     Pressure test swivel heads
  •     Wash and maintain power swivels
  •     Service power swivels and generators
  •     Troubleshoot engine problems
  •     Trouble shoot electrical and hydraulic problems
  •     Change defective parts correctly
  •     Notify supervisor when stock is getting low
  •     Ensure shop is secure at end of shift
  •     Able to assemble and disassemble swivel heads for certification
  •     Evaluate and adjust accordingly the performance of all power swivels (i.e. Swivel head speed, engine RPM and pump output
  •     Keep shop in good working order
  •     Replace damaged shop equipment
  •     Complete monthly truck reports
  •     Keep a record and day planner of ongoing jobs
  •     Preventative maintenance on company vehicles (get oil changes, tire rotations and send for repairs)


  •     Journeyman HD Mechanic
  •     Knowledge of Sunstrand Hydraulics (closed loop)
  •     Detroit Diesel knowledge overhaul and repair is an asset
  •     Good communication skills both written and verbal
  •     Able to identify dangerous conditions and act accordingly
  •     Able to understand and interpret instructions both verbal and written
  •     Safety oriented
  •     Able to interact and perform successfully within a team environment
  •     Demonstrate professionalism
  •     Demonstrate initiative to learn and develop new skills
  •     Ability to trouble shoot and problem solve
  •     Demonstrated ability to multi task
  •     Ability to maintain company professional image
  •     Willingness to work overtime and be on call as required

Weatherford offers a competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including 3 weeks vacation to start, RRSP matching, a health spending account and opportunities for on-going training and career development.