RRC - Oil & Gas Field Inspector - Houston


RRC - Oil & Gas Field Inspector - Houston (00002659)

Primary Location: Texas-Houston Work Locations

: RRC Houston 1919 North Loop West 6th Floor Houston 77008 Job: Production Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
State Job Code: 2127
Salary Admin Plan: B
Grade: 17
Salary (Pay Basis): 3,800.00 - 4,166.67
Number of Openings: 1
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Posting: Sep 14, 2018, 2:58:32 PM
Closing Date
: Sep 27, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Job Description

The Railroad Commission of Texas, recognized as a worldwide leader in the regulation of oil and gas exploration is seeking a Field Inspector to perform technical field inspections and reviews in oilfield operations in the Houston District Office, Field Operations Section of the Oil and Gas Division. Responsibilities include conducting surveys, making inspections, investigating complaints, and collecting and analyzing engineering and geological data. This position offers the opportunity to learn up-to-date oil and gas operations and procedures, regulatory requirements, drilling, production, and transportation of crude oil. This role will also enhance skills in identifying drilling, well completion and well production equipment, including down-hole well production equipment, the associated usage, and removal procedures. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Lead Technician, Technical Staff, and/or the Assistant District Director.

Essential Job Duties

• Observe drilling operations and conduct drilling rig inspections for compliance with statewide rules.
• Inspect well plugging and witness surface casing cementing to ensure protection of the State’s usable quality water.
• Document mechanical integrity test associated with injection and disposal wells to ensure compliance with permit restrictions.
• Inspect commercial recycling and surface waste facilities to ensure compliance with permit specifications.
• Conduct general lease inspections to ensure overall compliance with statewide rules.
• Perform and analyze fluid level tests on wells to ensure protection of the State’s usable quality water.
• Gauge storage at the lease battery to determine the amounts of oil, condensate and produced water on location.
• Utilize gauge lines, color cut, and other testing equipment (i.e. chloride test kit) for titration of fluids.
• Investigate well complaints, document findings, and submit detailed reporting forms.
• Collect and correlate engineering and geological data.
• Excavate and collect soil samples to a depth of 30 inches or more to locate lines.
• Carry and use a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for up to 30 minutes in H2S sour gas environments when performing inspections.
• Respond to emergency hydrogen sulfide (H2S) situations, make inspections, and report findings to the District Office management, which may result in an activation of an Emergency Response Plan.
• Compose and submit reports and documentation in the prescribed timeline using Oracle and/or Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Communicate technical information to industry employees and the public.
• Walk up to two miles, in various weather conditions, to complete inspections.
• Perform related essential tasks, as assigned, to maintain workflow.

This job may require travel.

State Classification: 2127
State Classification Title:
Salary Group: B17
Military Occupational Specialty Codes (MOS):
Army –
12H; 72D; 12
Navy - EA; 753X; Construction; Restricted Line (Engineering Duty)
Coast Guard – ENG13; Engineering
Marines – 8831; 13
Air Force – 3E5X1; 32EX; 3E; 32

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_EngineeringandDesign.pdf

Minimum Qualifications

• B.S. in Engineering, Geology, or other scientific degree from an accredited four-year college or university OR Associate's Degree or technical certification from accredited technical institute/college.

• Two years' related work experience.
• Experience and education may be substituted, on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

• Industry experience in oilfield operations.
• Experience in oil and gas regulatory functions and knowledge of the Railroad Commission's rules, policies, and procedures.
• Applicant must live in, or be willing to move to the Houston, Texas, area.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of and skill in higher-level/college-level mathematics.

• Working knowledge of engineering techniques and principles.
• Demonstrated understanding and ability to apply geological concepts, techniques, theories, and principles.
• Demonstrated skill in excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills.
• Demonstrated skill in handling and use of oilfield tools, technical equipment, and protective gear.
• Skill in using computers, Microsoft Office, other Windows-based software, and database applications.
• Skill in maintaining high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
• Possess a valid Texas Driver’s License and good driving record.
• Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor, when investigating complaints.
• Ability to understand, apply, and interpret engineering and geological concepts, techniques, and theories.
• Ability to drive, perform basic maintenance and tire changes on ¾ ton truck.
• Ability to walk up to two miles in varying weather conditions as required to perform inspection work.
• Ability to discern colors.
• Ability to operate, lift, and carry oilfield or safety equipment.
• Ability to climb ladders to heights of 16 feet.
• Ability to lift, carry, and move an average of 20-30 lbs. to perform daily duties.
• Ability to work independently for long periods of time while meeting workload demands.

Remarks: There is one available position. Official transcripts, DD214 or DD1300, copies of license/certifications, or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the job offer.


Due to the high volume of applications we do not accept telephone calls. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Notifications to applicants are sent electronically to the email address you provide.

The Railroad Commission of Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age
or disability in employment or in the provision of services.
The Railroad Commission of Texas is a smoke-free workplace