Do you want to join the fastest growing and most successful industry in the U.S.?
Horizon Well Logging will provide a comprehensive training program, pay you to attend it and put you in the field where your expected earnings are $50,000+ per year.
We are accepting applications for GeoSchool, a development program designed to provide the foundation needed to be a Well Site Consultant in the oil and gas service industry. GeoSchool was created by Horizon in 2011 to allow career-minded individuals to be professionally and financially successful in our industry. GeoSchool is designed to complement Horizon’s Horizon Geology Development Program (HGDP), a phenomenally successful program that helps recent geology graduates get started on their oil and gas industry career.
This is an entry level position that requires no experience.
It does, however, require reasonable intelligence, some computer skill, mechanical aptitude, the ability to learn and follow directions, and the willingness to actually work for a living. If you are looking for a job that only requires you to show up and breathe for eight hours a day, this is not the job for you. If you want to learn every day, work with plenty of smart people, have great pay and benefits, and be part of a great industry that creates thousands of great-paying jobs, read on.
Who is Horizon?
Horizon is a successful, dynamic company full of young geologists who are transforming the way the energy industry creates, communicates and uses field geology information. We believe that new drilling technologies such as horizontal drilling require better geology in the field so that exploration geologists in the office can make more accurate decisions, resulting in more productive wells.
We have hired over 300 people in the last 18 months and we need 100 more.
Degreed geologists in the field, working on wells every day, bring a professional dimension to wellsite geology that has been missing for decades. Horizon's goal is to bring professional geology back to the wellsite so that exploration geologists get accurate, timely field information necessary for critical drilling decisions. We even created new terminology to describe what we do: field geology.
Horizon has over 250 employees working across the U.S. We have grown over 500% in the past two years and we expect to grow rapidly and profitably in the years to come. We are the leader of our industry segment and offer opportunities our competitors only dream of.
What is GeoSchool?
Horizon GeoSchool is a four-week professional training program designed to prepare motivated individuals for a career in field geology. The participants will get extensive training in geology, rock and mineral identification, drilling operations and terminology, field mechanics, and software applications. The skills acquired during training will provide a strong foundation for participants to work and prosper in the field geology industry that Horizon created and perfected.
GeoSchool will be taught at Horizon’s headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The program includes extensive classroom training, field training, and trips to operational sites. Participants often have homework that must be completed outside of school hours. Exams are given over a variety of topics and participants are required to pass all tests in order to continue the program.
Field Geology – Do you have what it takes?
A field geology career is not for everyone. Applicants should have a strong desire to perform field work as most of your career will be spent at drilling sites in the field. You must be capable of performing competently in rural locations with little on-site supervision. No one is there to hold your hand—you have to learn how to solve your own problems and do your job properly. Most of all, you must be able to overcome the stress and adversity that comes with a field job. There will be plenty of other people at the site and all of them will depend upon you to do your job well, on time, every day.
Geologists back in the office will also expect you to send them the reports and information they need to do their job. They expect them accurate, on time, every day.
The workday is a 12-hour shift and, in the beginning, usually at night. As you progress you typically move to day shift, where the activity and pressure increase. Schedules vary based on drilling cycles and scheduled time off and there are no set number of workdays in a week (but you can generally expect to average 5 or more days unless you have scheduled time off).
How do I get into GeoSchool?
To be considered for admission for GeoSchool, an individual must meet one of the following criteria:
· Two years or more of active duty military service; OR
· Two years of oilfield work OR
· A four-year college degree.
Applicants who meet the application requirements will be required to complete pre-employment testing in a variety of areas (written communication, basic math/science, basic computer skills) to ensure suitability for the program. These tests will be administered over the Internet after a successful phone interview. Applicants must also obtain a negative result on drug testing that will be administered on the day of their arrival for GeoSchool.
Applicants that are accepted to GeoSchool will be assigned a start date in Tulsa for the four-week, full-time program. Participants are paid a training wage of $10 an hour for the full four-week course. Individuals must report to Tulsa in their own vehicle. Company housing is provided at a cost of $37.50 per week for those that need it.
After successful completion of GeoSchool, participants will be deployed to the field. Assignments are currently open in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, and North Dakota, but Horizon is constantly growing with the oil and gas industry. The assignment is usually in Pennsylvania or West Virginia but other areas may be assigned based on workloads and personnel needs.
What about pay and benefits?
GeoSchool graduates can expect first-year compensation in the range of $45,000 to $55,000 based on ability and performance. You are paid $13 per hour for the first 40 hours and $19.50 per hour after 40 hours. You will generally average five to six shifts a week. You are also eligible for a quality incentive of up to $20 per shift for meeting company quality standards. Outstanding individuals will have the opportunity for promotion into other areas such as supervision, quality, and training.
In addition to the wages and opportunities, Horizon offers a top-notch benefits program that includes:
· Employer-subsidized health, dental, vision and life insurance for you and your family.
· A 401k plan for tax-deferred retirement savings.
· Employer-subsidized housing for most field assignments.
· Access to a credit union that specializes in energy service company workers.
· Company-paid cell phone or stipend for using your own phone.
· Incentives for performance.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in a great career with a dynamic energy service company, submit your resume for the GeoSchool today through monster.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org.