Lewis Energy Group

  • Manager, Rig and Equipment Service

    Location US-TX-Encinal
    Req No.
    Field Services
  • Overview

    Plans, coordinates and manages all aspects of Rig Maintenance support for LEG Drilling Operations.


    Plans, coordinates and manages all aspects of Rig Maintenance support for LEG Drilling Operations.  This support may include but not limited to LRM team members, 3rd party technicians, and vendors engaged in repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and component equipment on drilling rigs and related equipment.  Ensures the timely delivery and quality repair services to LRM Drilling operations in the most effective and efficient manner.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    Customer Service:  Confers with management, internal team members, 3rd party subject matter experts and LRM Drilling operations personnel to coordinate activities and resolve field maintenance problems.  Reviews daily field service requests, drilling rig daily reports and service backlog to determine work priorities and delegates work order assignment to lead and/or mechanic/electrician.  Serves as primary liaison between internal mechanic/electric support and/or 3rd party vendors/service providers to ensure information is communicated clearly and understood by all parties involved.  Reviews service Work Orders for accuracy and quality.  Drives the creation of ‘best practices’ to increase back office process transparency and accuracy dealing with RTA and other software solutions, as required. 

    Vendor Management:  Manages various aspects of vendor and inter-company relationships, vendor accountability, vendor performance, field ticket validation, and vendor value and payment issues.  Requests purchase orders based on vendor estimates and validates service/parts receipts to improve vendor transparency through invoicing.  Manages and tracks the resolution of operational rig assets sent to external repair facilities.

    Predictive/preventative Maintenance:  Reviews production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities in accordance with ‘best practices’.  Plans, develops, and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.  Reviews new product plans and discusses equipment needs and modifications with design engineers. Evaluates extensive data set on failed components such that a predictive model can be used to replace components prior to failure.

    Process Improvement:  Oversees the develop and implementation of ‘best practices’ and trains as required to ensure proper and consistent use of RTA software systems, work order development, billing processes, and service methods for the rig maintenance group.  Participates, implements and maintains company safety initiatives and standards both internally and externally to ensure a safe work environment.

    Asset Management:  Maximizes LRM Drilling asset utilization. Maintain all assigned LRM assets at the highest level of mission readiness.  Maximize ROA for all assigned LRM assets. Breaks down monthly “Downtime Reports” and reviews corresponding RTA WOs to validate predictive maintenance and implements improvements as required.  Maintains a rig maintenance “trouble shooting” guide for reference and future problem solving for all team members.  Coordinates and organizes SME training assistance for LRM team members.

    Inventory Management:  Overseas and maintains “Just-In-Time” working inventory and “critical spares” to minimize invested capital in inventory.  Reviews monthly cycle counts to ensure inventory is accurate and ensures proper paperwork is completed for all parts leaving inventory for return or to LRM Drilling. 

    Financial Analysis:  Reviews monthly financials and performance KPIs for accuracy and completes the PACE report.  Discusses areas of concern/improvement and areas to sustain to improve department performance.  Prepares department budget and monitors expenditure of funds in budget.  Coordinates with external supplier to provide support for activities beyond the scope of organization’s capability.  Ensures invoices from third parties are coded properly.  Documents all work, files and stores documentation pertaining to department for future reference.

    Supervisory Responsibilities                      
    Manages two subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of six employees in the Rig Maintenance department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience                      
    Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; minimum ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Language Skills                      
    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

    Mathematical Skills                      
    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

    Reasoning Ability                      
    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    Computer Skills                      
    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Enertia, RTA, Spotfire, other as required.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
    Relevant Rig Maintenance training certificates by component.

    Other Skills and Abilities                      
    Emotional Intelligence
    Sets Expectations
    Talent Developer

    Other Qualifications                      

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.


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