Hilcorp, founded in 1989, is one of the largest privately-held independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States and is the largest oil producer in Louisiana. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Hilcorp has over 1,000 employees and 11 operating areas including the Gulf Coast region, the Rockies, and Alaska’s Cook Inlet. Leveraging core competencies in engineering and geological expertise and operational excellence has resulted in production growth in excess of 117% over the last five years.
Hilcorp has been recognized for its progressive culture, values and ethics, as a top Midsize Workplace in Houston for three consecutive years by the Houston Chronicle and ranked a Best Medium-sized Workplace in America 2011 by the Great Places to Work Institute and Entrepreneur Media. Hilcorp also was honored to receive the National Philanthropy Day Award, Outstanding Large Corporation, Houston.
Monitors and operates wells and associated surface equipment, including pumps, natural gas compressors, pumping units, valves, tanks, and other vessels, and helps maintain a safe work environment for the company.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Gauges and records tanks and gas meters. Opens and closes valves and tank hatches. Inspects equipment for safety problems, leaks, or wear and tear and makes or recommends appropriate repairs. Procures necessary materials and supplies to complete daily tasks. Reads automatic gauges, at specified intervals, to determine flow rate of oil into or out of tanks and the amount of oil in tanks. Operates pumps and mobile telephone/radio. Turns bleeder valves or lowers sample container into tank to obtain oil sample. Retrieves and performs required tests for quality and integrity on product samples. Maintains logs of meter readings, test results, and adjustments made. Lowers thermometer into tanks to obtain temperature reading. Completes “Daily Production Sheets,” and reports results to designated office by daily deadline. Completes “8-Day Gauge Reports” with ending and beginning tank levels, and reports results to designated office on a monthly basis. Completes other daily records, including “Compressor/Dehy/Flare Reports,” “Spill/Sheen/Tank Inspection Reports,” and “Daily Pipeline Surveillance Reports,” and reports results to designated office at the end of each month. Implements company’s “Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Plan” (SPCC), as needed. Implements and adheres to all company safety policies and procedures and adheres to company’s “Good House-Keeping Rules.” Reports leaks or defective valves to supervisor. Tightens connections with wrenches, and greases and oils valves using grease gum and oilcan. Inspects pipelines, valves, and flanges to detect malfunctions, such as loose connections and leaks. Clamps seal around valves to secure tanks. Records meter and pressure readings at gas well. Records readings and test results. Gauges tank containing petroleum and natural gas byproducts, such as condensate, oil, salt water, or natural gasoline. Starts pumps and opens valves to regulate flow of oil into and out of tanks, according to delivery schedules. Familiar with gaf lift, basic boat operations and navigating waterways. Familiar with PLC panels and daily reports. Shuts down the equipment, following supervisor’s instructions, in case of an emergency. May be required to work multiple fields. Adheres to the companies values – integrity, ownership, urgency, alignment and improvement. Support company vision and mission. Adheres to established work schedule, attendance standards and is punctual to work and meetings. Monitors alarms and responds to alarms / pages 24 hours per day.
Five (5) years minimum oilfield experience. Requires less supervision in the performance of routine duties. Demonstrates increasing degrees of understanding how the various parts of the oil/gas facility/plant work together (from the wells through the production facilities to the oil and gas sales lines). Demonstrates an increased ability to work unsupervised, act upon an acquired knowledge of how the facilities function, anticipates and corrects problems before they occur or before other parts of the facility are affected. Demonstrates the ability to routinely operate the facility unsupervised, while maintaining the facility in a safe, environmentally sound condition and maintaining neat and accurate records of the operations. Demonstrates the ability to direct the work of and train other employees of lower rank and/or experience. Demonstrates the ability and willingness to remain aware of and direct the whole scope of simultaneous activities at the job site on a routine basis. Demonstrates the ability to recognize when non-standard or non-routine conditions exist at the facility, notify supervisory staff, and offer recommendations for solutions to the problem. Basic mathematic and mechanical skills. Basic computer skills. Ability to operate a boat (if applicable). Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, officials, and the public. Ability to consider safety in all decisions.
Preferred: Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent. T-2 trained, Crane Rigger certified.