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Drilling Engineer 2

Posted on: September 5th, 2019 | Engineering, Oil / Gas | Bakersfield. CA.

Drilling Engineer 2

Position Summary

The Drilling Engineer 2 assists in performing various functions of Company’s active multi-well drilling program. The incumbent occasionally serves as task leader on assignments that require a broad knowledge of engineering under direct supervision and guidance from more experienced engineers and management.

Key Accountabilities

  • Learns and engages in fundamentals of drilling
  • Continually grows skill set through application of established
  • Participates in field training and other on-the-job learning opportunities for further development and refinement.
    • Performs key operations and practices operational functions with assistance or guidance from more experienced engineers or
  • Consistently seeks opportunities to assist and learn from more experienced
  • Supplements learning by studying graphs, charts, and previous
    • Seeks additional classes and/or certifications within area of specialty that could enhance work knowledge and
  • Assists in, or performs, all conventional aspects of engineering
  • Assists in evaluating, selecting, and applying standard or well-defined engineering techniques, procedures, and
    • Works within established policies and procedures to meet set schedules and system or program requirements.
  • Assists in developing recommendations for moderately complex
  • Exercises limited judgment in making and prioritizing preliminary adaptations and
    • Complies with all the Company’s Safety and Environmental policies, practices and programs. Takes corrective action within training limitations. Escalates as
  • Participates in and adheres to all training programs designed to enhance EH&S knowledge and safety standards.
  • Performs other duties as

Education, Certificates, Licenses

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Active membership in local engineering association(s).
  • Valid Driver’s


  • Complexity and scope generally involves knowledge and skills acquired through up to 8 years of prior relevant work experience in oil and gas exploration and
    • Regional experience in several oil and gas producing basins, including exposure to multiple state regulatory

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrated use of standard techniques, modifications, and extension of engineering theories, precepts, and field
  • Efficiently manage multiple, competing
  • Ability to think analytically and solve complex


  • Working knowledge of drilling operations, drilling mechanics, directional drilling, drilling fluids, cementing, well control, and formation evaluation.
  • Work independently and collaboratively within a team environment to produce results.
  • Time management and prioritization skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and oil & gas economic software.
  • Solid communication skills, both verbally and in writing.


  • Working knowledge of all regulatory requirements.
  • Project management, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Strong commitment to safety and environmental compliance.
  • Positive attitude and support for company culture and goals.

Work Environment

  • Primarily office work environment
  • Routine work involves common office activities during a typical 9-hour day such as standing, sitting, walking, typing, and twisting as necessary
  • May be required to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds

Salary is $100,000 – 138,000 plus short term and long term annual bonuses

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