Chris Ward

  • Odessa/Midland Texas

Wellhead Service Technician / Valve Mechanic

Work History

Work History
2014 - 2015

Service Manager

Sweco
  • Coordinated day to day operations within the service department.
  • Took calls 24/7 and assisted in finding solutions for customers and company representatives, as well as dispatching service calls and instructing service hands.
  • Scheduled hours and time off for all of the service hands. Managed all time for the service department.
  • Maintained a log for all vehicle maintenance.
  • Trained service hands on how to perform their duties.
  • Helped service hands load up for jobs, quality checked equipment and matched it to paperwork.
  • Assured that service hands had directions and proper information.
  • Managed and proof-read all incoming service tickets for errors and miscalculations.
  • Assisted fellow co-workers with computer troubleshooting.
  • Can still swung a sledgehammer like nobody's business
2010 - 2014

Field Service Technician

Sweco
  • Installed and repaired conventional style casing heads, intermediate casing spools, production tubing heads and production trees.
  • Installed and repaired mandrel and packoff style multibowl wellhead configurations.
  • Installed quick-lock style wellhead configurations.
  • Installed Larkin style Figure 92 casing heads and Type-R production tubing heads.
  • Landed C-22 and C-21 style casing hangers; proficient in the use of a oxygen/acetylene torch. Fairly proficient in the use of a MIG welder.
  • Landed tubing using TC-1W, TC-1A, TC-1B and TC-1A-EN hangers.
  • Operated and am experienced in the safe operation of a manual style back pressure valve wellhead lubricator, using Type-H BPVs, 2-way checks, as well as VR plugs.
  • Maintained and repaired accumulators for use with hydraulic frac valves.
  • Operated and maintained flowback manifolds. Maintained and made field repairs on frac valves in a time-sensitive manner.
  • Trained many fellow co-workers on various aspects of the job.
  • Operated and maintained hydraulic torque wrenches.
  • Still swung a sledgehammer like nobody's business.
2009 - 2010

Valve Mechanic/Shop Hand

Sweco
  • Built, repaired and assisted in the installation frac stacks.
  • Built, repaired and assisted in the installation of casing heads, intermediate casing spools and tubing heads.
  • Performed high pressure hydrostatic testing.
  • Installed C-22 type casing hangers on drilling rigs.
  • Provided field valve repair and maintenance.
  • Assembled, repaired and refurbished valves ranging from: Cameron style FLS slab gates, various FLS-R ballscrew types, FLS-DA2 hydraulics and WKM style expanding (wedge) gates.
  • Maintained and installed plug catcher manifolds.
  • Swung a sledgehammer like nobody's business.
2008 - 2009

Valve Mechanic/Shop Hand

Sweco
  • Built, repaired and assisted in the installation frac stacks.
  • Built, repaired and assisted in the installation of casing heads, intermediate casing spools and tubing heads.
  • Built drilling rig choke manifolds.
  • Maintained flowback manifolds and adjustable chokes.
  • Assembled, repaired and refurbished valves ranging from: Cameron style FLS slab gates, various FLS-R ballscrew types, FLS-DA2 hydraulics and WKM style expanding (wedge) gates.
  • Swung a sledgehammer like nobody's business.

Education

Education
2005 - 2007

High School

Career Center
Highschool with a vocational class as an electrician.