Lease Operator

Coyanosa, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1240073

Location Coyanosa, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Gas

Function Operations & Production

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 15, 2024

Airswift is seeking a skilled and experienced Lease Operator to join our team in the oil and gas industry on a long term assignment near Coyanosa, TX


  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operations, monitoring and maintenance preparation of wells, processing units and related facilities.
  • This position requires a strong focus on oil, gas and water separation facilities operations along with major utilities and secondary expertise in all operations
  • Responsible for personal safety and the safety of co-workers.
  • Follows and enforces all safety rules.
  • Primary operations contact for their facilities.
  • Understands process flow, basic chemistry associated with unit, major line-ups, and all unit safety equipment, including isolation points.
  • Reviews computer data and computer generated schematics to ensure process is optimized.
  • Physically inspects and monitors equipment and/or the work area using vision, hearing, smell, and touch, to ensure correct operation.
  • Issues Safe Work Permits, which involves high degree of proficiency on current operating conditions as well as chemical, personnel and process safety risks associated with operating unit.
  • Performs gas testing as necessary to ensure
  • Operating area is safe to allow for specific maintenance activities to be performed.
  • Process monitoring activities include Gauge Tanks, read meters, accurately record data, taking product samples, differential pressure, chemical injection rates, checking for leaks, freezing, overheating, etc.
  • Performs "visual maintenance" by checking critical performance parameters such as temperature, pressure, level, flow rate, and/or vibration to ensure all equipment is operating within its defined operating envelope.
  • Adjusts local process parameters (temperature, pressure, etc.) to maintain product specifications within their optimal operating window.
  • Keep Company Vehicle Maintained and in good working condition
  • Coordinate Oil Sales and salt water hauling as necessary
  • Maintain accurate electronic or paper gauge sheets properly and note reasons for production changes
  • Checks control valve positions to ensure valves are correctly positioned.
  • Performs basic equipment maintenance (adding lube oil, water, tightening valve packing, changing filters and steam traps, clearing equipment, etc.).
  • Communicates with Production Foreman to remain informed of existing process conditions and relate any changes made or needed.
  • Performs winterization and summarization of equipment for maximum equipment efficiencies.
  • Monitors field equipment using electronic test equipment including hand held monitors and computer monitoring equipment.
  • Inspects safety valves, fire extinguishers, fire hoses, breathing apparatus, and other safety equipment.
  • Participates in continuous improvement of all aspects of the business that they are assigned to execute.
  • Understands and performs work according to environmental policies and procedures.
  • Executes work in a manner that eliminates or minimizes environmental impacts (flaring emissions, oil spills, etc.).
  • Attaches a high priority to resolving environmental problems. Understands and follows all working rules. Continuously improves job knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrates reliable attendance. Able to work independently where appropriate. Supports the team effort to execute assigned tasks and meet the team’s business objectives.


  • High School diploma is required
  • Previous experience in a closely related position
  • Must be able and willing to work on a rotating shift
  • Must be available for call out as situation dictates
  • Ability to interact effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to maintain, operate and repair surface equipment associated with the production of Oil & Gas
  • Computer proficient with good and written and oral communication skills
  • Must be physically able to lift > 50 lbs and climb ladders / stairways
  • Must be able to use a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and other safety detectors and equipment’s


8/6 - 10h


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