National Oilwell Varco

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Pueblo, CO

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Trainees start at $17.00 an hour with the ability to be making $18.00 an hour in 9 months once UT certified.


Performs any combination of the following tasks:

  • Assists operators at specific work stations, including but not limited to, drifting and rolling pipe as needed.
  • Assists thread shop with respect to applying appropriate thread dope and starting couplings.
  • Cleans or dopes threaded connections, which can include removal and replacement of thread protectors.
  • Applies color code and stencil to the external surface of the pipe.
  • Performs in-plant housekeeping.
  • May clean and service motor vehicles and auxiliary equipment.
  • Complete tasks within designated timeframes to meet operational expectations
  • Comply with all NOV Company and HSE procedures and policies
  • Any and all other duties as directed by Supervisor or designee


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Vocational education (commercial or shop training; technical school) is a plus
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow written work instructions/standard operating procedure manuals
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division needed
  • Knowledge of pipe and pipe handling preferred.
  • Prior inspection experience, a plus
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the worksite
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays; average shifts are 10 to 12 hours long


  • On-the-job training (serving as learner or trainee on the job under the instruction of a qualified worker).
  • Initial training includes Company Rules and Policies, Company Safety Rules, Orientation to the Quality System, the Drug Screening Policy, and Job Responsibilities.
  • MT2 certifications were obtained through Tuboscope QTS with 210hrs of OJT using the MT method. 

NOV is committed to providing employees and their families with valuable benefits and wellness opportunities. We are proud to provide the following for our U.S. employees at no cost:

  • Basic life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance*
  • Short-term disability*
  • Basic long-term disability*
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Business travel accident (BTA) insurance
  • International SOS travel assistance service
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

In addition to the company provided benefits, we are pleased to offer the following benefits at competitive rates:

  • Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage
  • Health savings account (HSA), only available with enrollment in Consumer Plan + HSA
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care reimbursements
  • Voluntary life and AD&D insurance*
  • Buy up long-term disability coverage*
  • Voluntary benefits, including group hospital indemnity, a group critical illness insurance, and whole life insurance

*Part-time employees are not eligible for these plans

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NOV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination or Harassment of Any Kind: NOV is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunities for everyone and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. NOV values inclusion and diversity; we encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

                                                                                        ABOUT US

Every day, the oil and gas industry’s best minds put more than 150 years of experience to work to help our customers achieve lasting success.

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Throughout every region in the world and across every area of drilling and production, our family of companies has provided the technical expertise, advanced equipment, and operational support necessary for success—now and in the future.

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                                                                                          ABOUT THE TEAM


For more than 80 years, Tuboscope has provided the industry with oilfield tubular expertise and an integrated suite of value-added solutions. We maximize the lifecycle of assets, help make drilling safer and more efficient, increase production and decrease downtime.  Our product lines include inspection services, mill inspection systems, corrosion control, machining services, hardbanding, artificial lift technologies, line pipe connection systems, MSI pipe protection technologies, asset & inventory management, rig inspection, and rope access.