of the Month
Pratama Wangsit Bayuartha - Indonesia
Pratam Wangsit Bayuartha in Riau,
Indonesia during a rig visit.
Iím currently working
in the oil & gas industry as an Evaluation
Engineer for National Oilwell Varco
in Jakarta, Indonesia. I started with
the company in January 2009 in Houston,
TX when I got hired after my graduation
from Purdue University in December 2008.
Some of my main responsibilities include being
a technical support on our down-hole
tools, products support for the sales
team, investigation leader on equipment
that fail in the field, as well as source
for technical information for our customers.
As there are different levels of
expertise that relate to my position,
my current plan includes learning more
about the industry and the equipment
that Iím responsible for as I go to
enable me to go up the engineering ladder
within my company. This involves being
in regular contact with the senior engineers
within the company, as well as attending
training courses that my company provides.
With that being said, itís only natural
that I spend quite a bit of time traveling
to fulfill this requirement as well.
So far, since I started with the company,
Iíve conducted business visits to 6
cities in 4 countries. It should be
interesting to see where Iím going to
end up next for business related events.
After graduating from GRCC, I
transferred to Purdue University
and majored in Mechanical Engineering. GRCC influenced me in so
many ways. I remember back in my college
days at GRCC, the instructors
always pushed me to stay diligent to
ensure that I get good grades. From
that, I developed a diligent attitude to get my work
done on a daily basis. GRCC gave me
good foundation before moving to Purdue
University and now working for National Oilwell Varco.
Knowledge that I gained from GRCC
didnít only come from inside the classrooms.
My experience with the CLEO leadership
team taught me invaluable lessons
in working with other people with different
cultural background, as well as improving
my own leadership skills. To start with,
such skills played a major role in enabling
me to get the job that I have now
in handy on a daily basis.