Operations technicians are often required to work 12-hour rotating day and night shifts to cover the 24 hour (including weekend) operations and maintenance of onshore and offshore oil operations. Positions may require frequent travel and can be physically demanding at times. Training in hydrogen sulphide safety and first aid certification may be required. Some positions are considered safety sensitive and may require additional pre-employment medical and drug/alcohol assessments. Work sites may include a main lab or field laboratory at an oil production facility.
Operations technicians are required to have the mental and mechanical aptitude to quickly perform on-the-spot repair and maintenance. Experience working with petroleum distilling equipment, machine maintenance and repair, and instrumentation is a plus, as is knowledge of hydrocarbon production systems, fire and gas detection, and ESD systems. Microsoft Office, Excel, ARIES System Petroleum Economic Evaluation software, and OFM well and reservoir analysis software proficiency may also be helpful.