Lease Operator

Hobbs, New Mexico, United States

Job Reference 1243196

Location Hobbs, New Mexico, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Operations & Production

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 13, 2024

Our client, a major Oil & Gas Company is seeking a Lease Operator to work in Hobbs, NM within their facilities for a 1-year assignment (possibility of extension).  


  • 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 adjust 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.

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Willingness and ability to perform/comply with the following:
  • To work in temperature extremes or adverse weather conditions.
  • To work in several different geographic locations each day.
  • To work both in and out of a company-owned vehicle.
  • To wear appropriate special safety equipment.
  • To climb heights up to 24 feet to gauge tanks.
  • To walk, bend, stoop, and lift.
  • To use hand tools to make minor repairs.
  • To work weekends and be on call.

  • Associates Degree/Trade Certification or higher in a Production Technology, Process Technology or related technical field.
  • 3+ years direct experience with oil and gas production practices, equipment, and terminology.
  • Work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Satisfactory safety record and knowledge of safety rules and practices.
  • Ability to utilize laptop PC and applicable software programs.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and legible reports.
  • Ability to read and understand production and financial reports.
  • Ability to react to visual and aural signals, alarms, and instructions.
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments.
  • Responds resourcefully, flexibly, and positively when faced with challenges and demands.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to delivering results while maintaining a safe environment.
  • Transmits information so it is received and understood in the way it was intended.
  • Builds positive relationships across organizations that foster a strong work environment.
  • Constantly searches for and implements new ways of doing business better.
  • Encourages new ways of looking at problems, processes, or solutions.



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