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Contract: Lease Operator / Carlsbad

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Location: Carlsbad
Salary:30-37 per hour
MAIN FUNCTIONS 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. This is a large project, which includes not only on-site facility start-up but also utilization of operating tools, procedures, work- permitting and training. Candidates with experience in new facilities startup and operations are very desirable. TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES • 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.

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