Mechanical Technical Professional
If I told you my job revolves around cement, you might get an instant impression that it's not very interesting. The opposite is true!
I am a Mechanical Technical Professional at Halliburton's Technology Center in Duncan, Oklahoma, and the most accurate way I can describe my job is "diverse."
It's not just a desk job made up of doing one thing. I design bulk cement storage and handling plants and equipment. I work with field personnel in maintaining their bulk cement plants and equipment, upgrading their plants, and providing training, and I have the opportunity to travel to the field to help solve problems and see the rewards of my design work.
I chose Halliburton partly because of the type of equipment design work that Halliburton offered. But the huge range of career opportunities was important to me, too. I liked the fact that if my interests changed later on, there would be other career paths I could pursue within the Company.
Halliburton has provided the training I needed to work safely in my job, both in the office and in the field, and I've taken much of that safety training home with me. I've also had many opportunities to attend training in my interest area. These training opportunities have given me the tools to work more confidently and safely in my job, and to contribute more to my team and the Company.
Teamwork plays a big role in my job. Interaction with my team helps us all produce better service to the field and better designs for our equipment. While we all work in the same area of expertise, we're all better at some things than others. By working together, we combine all of our good qualities to produce something much better than if we had tried to do it alone.
Working with my team helps us all provide better service and designs, but my teammates have taught me a lot. Some of my teammates have more experience than I do, or specialize in a different area. The more I learn from them, the better we work as a team and the better I become at providing solutions on my own when necessary.
As the business climate changes and becomes more competitive, our customers are continually asking us for safer, more cost-effective services, and the requirements are continually expanding. The industry's latest technologies and advances in equipment and components help us meet those requirements, and when vendors visit us to promote their newest products, we learn about the latest, most beneficial advances.
Halliburton's customers expect professional, safe and high-quality service that is both cost-efficient and adaptable. They expect that Halliburton employees and equipment are qualified and ready to provide exceptional service that meets or exceeds their needs.
I've been with Halliburton about two and a half years. I started as an associate technical professional, which is similar to an entry-level engineer, and a little over a year later I was promoted to Technical Professional. I am now regarded as a full-on engineer.