Hydraulic Fracturing Laboratory Technician

ProPetro | Midland, TX

Posted Date 11/22/2022
Description

Job Location: 307 OPERATIONS OFFICE - Midland, TX

Position Type: Experienced

Education Level: High School / GED

Salary Range: Undisclosed

Job Shift: Any

Job Category: Skilled Labor - Trades

Job Description

The items described below are responsibilities entrusted onto, but not limited to Laboratory Technician 3 job responsibilities and duties.   

  • Understand when to apply personal protective equipment (PPE, e.g. acid gloves, latex/nitrile gloves, impact gloves, chemical apron, hard hat face shield, safety glasses, goggles, respirator, maintain proper personal hygiene).
  • Follow all written policies and procedures safely without deviation or refer to upper management for guidance on any issues and/or concerns that may present themselves prior to testing.
  • Knowledge of basic and advanced fracturing fluid systems, chemicals, third-party chemicals, diverters and any other applications of hydraulic fracturing that ProPetro Services Inc. provides to current clients and/or future
  • Accurately and correctly log any and all water samples, oil samples and chemicals samples delivered to the ProPetro Services, Inc. laboratory for pre-job testing verifications(s) and to provide recommendations
  • Accurately and punctually perform water analysis in reference to both fresh and produced water; sample should be tested as soon as a sample provided and made available to ensure accuracy.
  • Ability to successfully perform flow loop testing to provide verification of friction reducer(s) selected for the job by current clients and future customers as well.
  • Give and provide recommendations based on findings of water analysis and flow loop testing to clients to ensure successful stimulation of well(s) given to ProPetro Services, Inc. that will be cost effective for clients and the company.
  • Ability to successfully perform testing in heat bath to provide information of emulsion, settling testing and separation testing of frac fluid chemicals used on jobs for clients.
  • Able to successfully test for H2S and provide insight/recommendations to clients and company of same test findings to eliminate the risk of being exposed to this hazard.
  • Ability to successfully and safely use the following chemicals when performing a water analysis:

                HCl Acid                                                                Phenolphthalein

                EDTA                                                                     Sodium Hypochlorite

                Silver Nitrate (.0282 and .282)                          Ferric Iron

                Potassium Permanganate                                 Lead Acetate                       

  • Ability to successfully perform pH (potential hydrogen); a testing method to figure the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a logarithmic scale.
  • Ability to successfully perform sand sieve analysis and know how to determine a pass or fail percentage tolerance.
  • Ability to perform ProBor Stability and Break test accurately and provide proper loadings for designated chemicals to correlate with water analysis for the job.
  • Ability to successfully develop laboratory reports to provide all testing information to clients as to how their fluid samples tested and what recommendations will be made to avoid costly failures.
  • Employee must be able to effectively communicate with operations engineering department in reference to fluid design systems for all jobs.
  • Employee should be well versed in reference to hydraulic fracturing chemicals and must be well organized in all aspects of testing applications, testing results, generating reports and keeping chemicals well organized.
  • Quick give guidance to field personnel to resolve issues regarding issues with frac fluid system for all jobs that are given to ProPetro Services, Inc.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with supervisor and company representative and/or company clients.
  • Maintain safety standards all company work related settings.
  • Order through internal process, any replacement inventory needed as required by job.

Qualifications


  • Able to work on some laboratory equipment.
  • Able to apply all software calibration of laboratory equipment.
  • Able to drive safely to and from job location thru out the Permian Basin, West Texas and southern New Mexico.
  • Able to a work in standing position for excessive hours.
  • Able to work late hours when required for testing completions for clients.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs. to waist level.
  • And other duties as assigned.

**STRONGLY PREFERRED**

  • Clean Driving Record
  • Clear background check
  • Some chemistry knowledge of frac fluids and frac fluids laboratory setting.
  • Understand use and safe handling of laboratory equipment and instrument software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office/Excel ability to learn software
  • 2 years frac fluids field and/or frac fluids laboratory experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of hydraulic fracturing equipment (blender, hydration, C-10).

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Fluid Technician/Lab Technician: 1- 2 years
  • Fracturing Stimulation: 3 years

The items described below are responsibilities entrusted onto, but not limited to Laboratory Technician 3 job responsibilities and duties.   

  • Understand when to apply personal protective equipment (PPE, e.g. acid gloves, latex/nitrile gloves, impact gloves, chemical apron, hard hat face shield, safety glasses, goggles, respirator, maintain proper personal hygiene).
  • Follow all written policies and procedures safely without deviation or refer to upper management for guidance on any issues and/or concerns that may present themselves prior to testing.
  • Knowledge of basic and advanced fracturing fluid systems, chemicals, third-party chemicals, diverters and any other applications of hydraulic fracturing that ProPetro Services Inc. provides to current clients and/or future
  • Accurately and correctly log any and all water samples, oil samples and chemicals samples delivered to the ProPetro Services, Inc. laboratory for pre-job testing verifications(s) and to provide recommendations
  • Accurately and punctually perform water analysis in reference to both fresh and produced water; sample should be tested as soon as a sample provided and made available to ensure accuracy.
  • Ability to successfully perform flow loop testing to provide verification of friction reducer(s) selected for the job by current clients and future customers as well.
  • Give and provide recommendations based on findings of water analysis and flow loop testing to clients to ensure successful stimulation of well(s) given to ProPetro Services, Inc. that will be cost effective for clients and the company.
  • Ability to successfully perform testing in heat bath to provide information of emulsion, settling testing and separation testing of frac fluid chemicals used on jobs for clients.
  • Able to successfully test for H2S and provide insight/recommendations to clients and company of same test findings to eliminate the risk of being exposed to this hazard.
  • Ability to successfully and safely use the following chemicals when performing a water analysis:

                HCl Acid                                                                Phenolphthalein

                EDTA                                                                     Sodium Hypochlorite

                Silver Nitrate (.0282 and .282)                          Ferric Iron

                Potassium Permanganate                                 Lead Acetate                       

  • Ability to successfully perform pH (potential hydrogen); a testing method to figure the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a logarithmic scale.
  • Ability to successfully perform sand sieve analysis and know how to determine a pass or fail percentage tolerance.
  • Ability to perform ProBor Stability and Break test accurately and provide proper loadings for designated chemicals to correlate with water analysis for the job.
  • Ability to successfully develop laboratory reports to provide all testing information to clients as to how their fluid samples tested and what recommendations will be made to avoid costly failures.
  • Employee must be able to effectively communicate with operations engineering department in reference to fluid design systems for all jobs.
  • Employee should be well versed in reference to hydraulic fracturing chemicals and must be well organized in all aspects of testing applications, testing results, generating reports and keeping chemicals well organized.
  • Quick give guidance to field personnel to resolve issues regarding issues with frac fluid system for all jobs that are given to ProPetro Services, Inc.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with supervisor and company representative and/or company clients.
  • Maintain safety standards all company work related settings.
  • Order through internal process, any replacement inventory needed as required by job.
  • Able to work on some laboratory equipment.
  • Able to apply all software calibration of laboratory equipment.
  • Able to drive safely to and from job location thru out the Permian Basin, West Texas and southern New Mexico.
  • Able to a work in standing position for excessive hours.
  • Able to work late hours when required for testing completions for clients.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs. to waist level.
  • And other duties as assigned.

**STRONGLY PREFERRED**

  • Clean Driving Record
  • Clear background check
  • Some chemistry knowledge of frac fluids and frac fluids laboratory setting.
  • Understand use and safe handling of laboratory equipment and instrument software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office/Excel ability to learn software
  • 2 years frac fluids field and/or frac fluids laboratory experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of hydraulic fracturing equipment (blender, hydration, C-10).

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Fluid Technician/Lab Technician: 1- 2 years
  • Fracturing Stimulation: 3 years
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Maintenance & Inspection | Trades & Technicians

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