Night VRU Mechanic

Jal, New Mexico, United States

Job Reference 1196913

Location Jal, New Mexico, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Operations & Production

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 8, 2023

Job Description

Responsible for ensuring the proper installation, operation and maintenance of company-operated Vapor Recovery Units (VRUs) in assigned area.

Basic VRU Knowledge
PM (Preveneative maintnece)
- CHange filter
-Change oil
- Grease motor

Fix minor repairs
- Change seals
- repair filters
- VI screws
- Troubleshooting up to 480 volts

Types of Motors
- Electric motors of 150 or 200 HP (horse power)
- Gas Motors
- Cat Engines
- ILP Compressors

Job Duties

  • Responsible to ensure VRU’s in assigned area are operating as designed. Checks compressor, fuel-gas tanks, water knock-out tanks, and oil coolers to ensure proper system operation.
  • Monitors operation of VRU compressors to storage tanks.
  • Checks for leaks; takes corrective action such as coordinating repairs.
  • Monitors operation of VRU systems; receives 24 hour radio/mobile telephone notices from answering service; decides on appropriate/best response.
  • As appropriate, goes to site to identify, diagnose and coordinate the repair. Notifies Foreman of emergency needs.
  • Required to occasionally work in diverse weather conditions.
  • Watches for unauthorized persons, vehicles, etc., on Company lease roads or property; notifies Foreman, Company security or local law enforcement, as appropriate.
  • Provides for proper servicing, maintenance, and security of Company vehicle and facilities for which responsible.
  • Required to correct VRU operational problems via Supervisor approval.
  • Learns and follows all EOG HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) policies at all times.
  • Knows and uses appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) at all times.
  • Drives Company vehicles over various types of road conditions and terrain, including highways, rural roads including paved and unpaved surfaces, and off road situations including two track roads; conditions include sandy roads, muddy roads, snow covered roads and other poor conditions.
  • Operates and maintains all Airswift vehicles and equipment as per Airswift policies and procedures.
  • Ensures proper security, maintenance, servicing and safety of Company equipment including calibration equipment and Company vehicles.
  • Fills out time sheets, daily work sheets.
  • Washing and housekeeping of assigned vehicle according to Airswift standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


  • Have basic VRU knowledge
  • Know basic VRU anatomy
  • High School education or equivalent. .
  • 2 years experience with VRU's preferred 
  • Solid working knowledge of surface separation equipment.
  • Valid operator’s license with clean driving record.
  • Good verbal and written skills a plus.
  • Basic ability with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Good math skills.

Entry level

  • Employment type



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