Valve Technician


Valve Technician

@ Workstrings International

General Purpose of the Job

  • Responsible for disassembly, evaluation, assembly, and hydrostatic testing of Kelly and Inside BOP Valves.
  • Job title is required to maintain traceability throughout job tasks and upload applicable documents into the asset management system.
  • Inventory of parts and associated equipment based on incoming evaluations and/or usage along with preventative maintenance of equipment is required.  
  • The individual will work closely with dispatcher, job coordinators, and third parties to properly qualify valves to internal or external requirements.  
  • This position reports to the Valve Shop Manager or Valve Shop Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Must be able to keep track of valve inventory, valve parts of incoming and outgoing valves
  • Maintain awareness of shortages in inventory.
  • Be able to accurately determine condition of parts, conforming or non-conforming.
  • Must know the inner workings of Kelly and Inside BOP valves.
  • Be able to communicate with vendors for parts.
  • Ensure equipment is in good working order and keep up with calibrations.
  • Must know and implement test requirements for each customer and internal specifications.
  • Maintain stock/inventory of o-rings, teflons, supplies, etc.
  • Must be able to operate breakout machine.
  • Knowledge of torque specs, friction factors and applications of usage.
  • Assist in planning and shipment of damaged valves for repairs.


Education and Experience

  • High School diploma, GED


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine correspondence.
  • Ability to use simple math skills.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Knowledge of all daily checkpoints and assigned equipment.
  • Knowledge of various equipment descriptions and their identifying markings.
  • Knowledge of color code used to identify inspection status.
  • Knowledge of how equipment is organized to ensure proper storage and shipping.


  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised / self-starter.
  • Ability to work with customer/monitor supervision and keep the companies’ best interest in mind.
  • Ability to multitask and support other ongoing operations.

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Location: Broussard, LA
Date Posted: March 28, 2023
Application Deadline: July 03, 2023
Job Type: Full-time