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Knox Oilfield Supply has hired three recent Texas State Technical College Downhole Tool graduates. â€śThese guys are just fantastic,â€ť said Scott Knox. Two of the graduates are working in the pump shop in San Angelo, and the other is working in deliveries and the pump shop in Sterling City.
Cameron Fox graduated in May and has been with Knox Oilfield Supply for three months. â€śAll my family worked in the oil field. My dad has been with Chevron for 28 years,â€ť said Fox. â€śI knew that is what I wanted to do too.â€ť
TSTCâ€™s Downhole Tool program has opened doors for folks like Fox to get into the oil business. â€śThese graduates know what they are getting into. Theyâ€™ve got all the basics,â€ť said Knox. â€śTheyâ€™re a benefit to us.â€ť
The Downhole Tool program at TSTC Sweetwater is a 15-week certificate program that focuses on mechanical skills, downhole tool redressing, shop skills, working with drawings and manuals, tool troubleshooting and industrial safety such as OSHA 10, Personal Protective Equipment, H2S, BBP and First Aid. The fast-track program costs about $2,800 for tuition and books. TSTC Sweetwater offers housing and meal plans for an additional cost on a first come, first serve basis. Call 325.235.7300 if you are interested in attending the fall semester, registration is underway. Classes start Sept. 2.