What is your trade/profession and how did you first get involved in it? (e.g. How long have you been doing this? Were you ever in a similar trade? Tell us how you started working this job.) Also, what do you enjoy most about your job and what’s the most exciting part of it?
I started working in the oil field in 1984 when companies were placing ads for workers. I started out as a perforating gun builder, then a rig hand (rigger), and after many years of hard work, I got a job as a case-hole engineer. I evaluate formations (behind casing) and provide multiple intervention and mechanical services, such as perforating, pipe recovery and production logging. My favorite part of the job is using advanced electro-explosive devices that are designed specifically for application with perforating guns and other explosive devices. How could I ever get bored with a job where I get to use explosives? That’s every man’s dream job.