Compressor Mechanic Trainee
Chesapeake Energy - Towanda, PA

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Compressor Mechanic Trainees will be trained to set, maintain, repair and operate compressors in their respective area for MidCon.

  • Learn how to read gas meters and instrumentation recording the amounts of gas received/delivered/consumed and report any operational, temperature and pressure changes as needed in operating logs. Learn to watch gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure equipment is working properly.
  • Learn how to adjust valves and equipment to obtain specified performance.
  • Learn how to operate power-driven pumps that transfer liquids, semi-liquids, gases or powdered materials. This includes adding these materials on the equipment and properly disposing of them.
  • Learn how to operate controls and turn valves to start compressor engines, pumps and auxiliary equipment.
  • Learn how to turn knobs or switches to regulate pressures.
  • Learn how to respond to problems by troubleshooting, diagnostic testing (utilizing computer software as applicable), repairing/adjusting equipment as needed, conferring with co-workers and supervisors for advice and other techniques as learned in the classroom and field. Learn to determine the most cost-effective/timely/efficient method for repairs.
  • Must be able to comprehend and retain new policies, procedures and methods/techniques used in the office and field, being flexible to work in a changing environment. Must show progress/advancement in their skill level and application of knowledge.
  • Employees must learn how/where to access information.
  • Learn how to take oil samples, complete necessary paperwork and submit for laboratory analysis.
  • Learn how to perform a proper preventative maintenance and repair, maintain and operate the equipment using hand tools and power tools safe manner.
  • Adhere to MidCon's waste management plan.
  • Learn how to operate cranes in a safe manner.
  • Learn how to properly set units and perform start-up procedures on location.
  • Learn how to safely and properly assist in the disassembly and removal of unit from locations.
  • Accurately report time in accordance with work performed and, when applicable, time billed to 3 rd parties. Learn how to properly complete all required paperwork.
  • 3 rd party tickets, when applicable, will be sent to supervisor for current pricing on parts / services.
  • Responsible for submitting expense reports in a timely manner following company policy.
  • Employee must learn how to use hand tools to clean, lubricate, adjust equipment, replace filters, gaskets and other items while identifying what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Learn how to overhaul engines, compressors and related components as needed.
  • Obtain a basic knowledge of electrical systems.
  • Obtain a basic knowledge of pneumatic and electric starters, fuel systems, cooling systems, lubrication systems, ignition systems and other compression related anatomy.
  • Learn how to submit parts covered under warranty, track/report parts sent for warranty and ensure core credits are received and returned when applicable.
  • Learn the basic operations of production equipment such as separators, dehydrators, etc.
  • Employees will be required to furnish basic hand tools required for typical use in the field (up to 1 ½" drive for tools listing measurements), confer with hiring manager on tools required. Specialty tools and those over 1 ½" may be supplied by the company upon approval of Superintendent or District Manager.
  • Employees must be willing to take direction from supervisors and senior team members understanding that they may not be working independently until job skills are learned.
  • Available for call-outs (evenings/nights, weekends and holidays) as shifts require and travel as needed (work on units, training, etc - may be overnight, days, week, etc). Employee must be willing to work overtime as needed/required.
  • Operate vehicles in accordance with company policies and procedures in a safe and courteous manner. Current, valid drivers license is required to operate company vehicles. See policy for specific details.
  • Employees must follow IT's policies for Internet, Intranet and E-mail Usage along with Office Services procedures for proper usage of cell phones (calls received/sent and text-messages received/sent as applicable).
  • All duties are to be performed in accordance with Chesapeake's Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines.
  • Minimum Requirements:
o Communicate information effectively with all levels of co-workers by telephone, written form, e-mail, or in person.
o Demonstrate basic computer knowledge through effective use of a company computer (when applicable) including Microsoft Office applications. Able to learn company specific applications.
o Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment focusing on teamwork and unity.
o Utilize skills learned in an effective and cooperative manner.
o Position requires responsible, dependable and trustworthily employees due to typical independent working conditions. Employees will be required to report time worked and be held accountable for their actions. Job requires being honest and ethical.
o Ability to assess and anticipate requirements. Prioritization, reasoning and time management skills required.
o Job requires maintaining composure, avoiding aggressive behavior (even in very difficult situations). Employees must exhibit cooperative skills by being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured attitude.
o Job requires successful completion of assigned responsibilities. Initiative is expected in areas where skills have been already been learned.
o Position requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
o Ability to identify and respond to hazardous/unsafe working conditions and report to immediate supervisor.
  • Preferred:
o Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.
o Working knowledge of arithmetic and algebra. Basic knowledge of geometry and other mathematical applications.
o Basic welding skills (some openings may require higher levels of training and a skills test to be preformed prior to hire).
o Experience with modern engines and compressors used in the natural gas industry.
o Mechanical experience.
o Some positions/duties may require the ability to identify and distinguish colors

  • Minimum Requirements:
o Ability to read and write English.
o Beginning level comprehension of wiring/piping schematics.
o 0-2 years equivalent work experience in related field.

  • Preferred:
o High School Diploma or GED
o Military Mechanic experience or an associates in Diesel Mechanic Technology
o Vocational or Technical Educational Certification in related field.