Field Specialist - Lease Operator

Vacancy ID



Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA

Job Type


Job description

Our client, a major oil and gas company, is seeking a Lease Operator to work within their facilities located in Carlsbad, New Mexico in a 14/14 schedule. Accommodation can be provided, as well as, Truck, Tools, Cellphone, All PPE and Training, 5% 401k and Access to medical.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Adhere to all Safety, Environmental, and Company policies and procedures
  • Be a safety leader in the company safety program
  • Participate in pre-startup safety reviews (PSSR)
  • Participate in incident investigations and HSE audits as assigned
  • Operate a company-provided vehicle in a safe manner while adhering to the company driving guidelines
  • Inspect gas and oil wells, tanks, meters, separators, compressors, and attached piping components for leaks or unusual conditions and take corrective actions if needed
  • Access remote locations to check wells, maintain normal operating levels, pressures and flow on separation equipment, and make adjustments to automatic and manual controls
  • Gauge tanks for sale or transfer of condensate, crude oil, and water while maintaining appropriate and accurate records
  • Ensure wells are prioritized and operated to maintain contractual obligations
  • Operate rental compressors, flowing gas wells, gas lift wells, rod pump units, submersible wells, surface pumping equipment, and test wells
  • Gather relevant data on the above-mentioned equipment to and compare daily changes to both equipment and productivity
  • Adjust pumping unit run time, time clock, injection adjustment, stroke lengths, shoot fluid levels, run dynamometers, and perform basic trouble shooting
  • Utilize electronic remote well supervision, SCADA, etc., to optimize production and reduce safety and environmental impact
  • Maintain chemical injection rates, start up and shut in wells
  • Accurately enter daily volumes, well tests, down time and injection information into a computer database in a timely manner
  • Monitor daily production inputs into electric data gathering software and compare input data with output data for accuracy
  • Proactively monitor and optimize production costs within area of control
  • Perform minor hands on production equipment repairs - generate work notifications/material request for all other work that is needed for equipment reliability
  • Operate and optimize Artificial Lift Systems such as: wellhead compression, capillary strings, plunger lift, foamed injection, gas lifts and flow case equipment
  • Execute required regulatory tasks generated by SAP, such as A&OI inspections, site security, and end of the month closings
  • Take full ownership for daily operations and maintenance of assigned wells
  • Have ability to be on call and respond to call-out alarms
  • Maintain cleanliness and order on lease routes and at facilities
  • Perform detailed and effective shift handovers - communicate shift notes where applicable
  • Contribute to achieving Safety, Production, and Financial goals set by both corporate and the individual Business Units