Lease Operator
SM Energy - Catarina, TX

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The Lease Operator performs duties on land and is responsible for the daily operations of the oil and gas processing equipment. Under general supervision, the individual will maintain the production rate throughout the system, perform daily operational check of assigned wells and production facilities, ensure that safety devices are operational, and test wells to determine production rates and problems. Lease Operators are also responsible for ensuring safe and environmentally sound operations in their area of responsibility. As a developing professional the individual will attain the competent skills and knowledge to perform the responsibilities and duties listed below.

Gauge production and test wells as required

Ensure proper reporting of production and downtime

Maintain production rate throughout the system

Perform daily operational checks of assigned wells and production facilities

Daily production data entry

Ensure compliance with all SM EHS requirements and expectations

May perform minor equipment repairs

Maintain relationships with land owners to identify and resolve issues

Conducts all business activities in accordance with SM Energy EHS policies, Legal Compliance requirements and SM Energy Core Values

Complete assigned training material

Other duties as assigned

High School Diploma or GED required.

0-2 years of industry or related experience

Candidates with an engineering degree and no experience will be considered

Must have valid driver’s license and maintain a driving record acceptable to the company’s automobile insurance carrier

Is capable of handling the most complex duties with supervision

Working knowledge of facility construction practices

Capable of learning computer based maintenance management/ volume management programs

Basic skills in Microsoft Office

Ability to perform tasks in the area of Health, Environmental Compliance and Safety

Ability to embrace and implement the changes demanded by an exploratory program

Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills

Willingness to develop field operations knowledge

This is an active position, involving significant standing and walking, and driving

May exert up to 20 lbs occasionally, but usually negligible force is necessary

Schedule: 7 days on/7 days off

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