I am a Field Engineer for a service company as well, and it is for sure is a love hate relationship with this line of work. I am on the Coiled Tubing side, and they are probably going to make you work as a "hand" for a bit to get familiar with the equipment and operations out in the field. Like the guys have been saying in earlier posts, when there is work, you are up and working. It is 24/7, 365 days a year, days off are non existent, but the pay is great. Completions is not like the drilling side of the oilfield, you don't work 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off, it just doesn't work like that. When jobs get called in, whether it is 2AM or 3PM, you are expected to get up and get on the road right then and there. Lots of driving.
Going back to earlier post, to prosper in the oilfield, you need field experience, bottom line, otherwise you will not be taken seriously at any point in your career. It is definitely a stepping stone, and you are going to be promoted, its just a matter of when not if. Also, it is a very old school mentality out here, you have to earn respect and not afraid to get dirty every now and then. It is all about who you know, but more importantly, who knows you!
"Christ almighty, it's like I'm sittin' here playing cards with my brother's kids or somethin' you nerve-wracking sons-of-*******."
[This message has been edited by SaltyTxAg (edited 3/12/2010 11:28a).]