VRU Mechanic

Jal, New Mexico, United States

Job Reference 1240317

Location Jal, New Mexico, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Field Services

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 21, 2024

Our major client is seeking for VRU Mechanic to work within their facilities located in Jal, NM on a 2-year contract (to extension).      


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

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 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.


  • 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.


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