Company: Basic Energy Services
Skills: Student / Recent Grad
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Belmont, California, United States

Position Overview

Under direct supervision, learns to operate tools to perform maintenance and repairs to oil or gas wells and related equipment, including activities associated with the rig-up and rig-down of the workover rig, pulling levers or turning handles in support of rig operations; picking up/laying down and standing back steel production rods, tubing and casing, disassembling and assembling various types of production equipment, the repair and maintenance of tools. Skills are typically acquired by completion of the applicable competencies. This is a safety sensitive position.

Major Responsibilities

Major duties:


  • Learns to operate rod wrenches, rod/tubing tongs, rod/tubing elevators, hand tools, powered rig tools and other related equipment
  • Learns to lay down, pick up and stand back Rods and Tubing
  • Learns to assist with assembling and disassembling various tools to be used
  • Learns to assist in the rigging up/down of the well service unit as directed
  • Learns to assist in the Installation of Blow Out Preventer and Equipment
  • Learns to assist with repair and maintenance of tools
  • Learns to assist with installing and uninstalling of various Well Servicing Tools to be run in the wellbore
  • Performs all duties in compliance with Customer and Company policies and procedures, as well as QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety and Environment) applicable regulations
  • Actively participates in safety meetings to identify and address risks and hazards
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Skills




  • High School Diploma, GED, or applicable relevant experience
  • Ability to perform the job tasks safely according to all Company, local, State, and Federal regulations and requirements
  • Ability to learn or have the basic knowledge of the oil field and related equipment associated with the position
  • Ability to work at heights up to or greater than 50 feet
  • Ability to use logic to solve problems with effective solutions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse group including customers, managers, contractors and well site personnel
  • Ability to read, write and speak English to the extent that they can understand verbal and written instructions as well as give verbal and written instructions in English
  • Ability to use simple mathematical calculations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication) to make job-related calculations
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening as well as background check


Physical Requirements



  • Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, grasp, twist, squat, reach, and lift objects up to 50 pounds
  • Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use
  • Finger agility for grasping/holding


Typical Working Conditions:



  • Shifts over 8 hours typical
  • Travel may be required
  • Exposure to Toxic or caustic chemicals, Explosives, Radioactive materials
  • Outside environmental conditions: No effective protection from weather
  • Extreme cold or heat: Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of on hour or above 100 degrees
  • Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level
  • Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals
  • Atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation



This is a safety sensitive position. Essential mental alertness requirements, which include the following, are required to be met as part of the essential job functions, and must be met by Basic Energy Services applicants and current employees. To be considered and eligible for hire, each and every applicant and employee must:



  • Work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner
  • Have, display & maintain the ability to perform tasks involving high levels of cognitive function and judgment
  • Not be mentally or physically impaired from any cause, that can adversely affect an employee's ability to safely and completely perform the duties of the position
  • Have, display & maintain the ability to work in an unfatigued state
  • Have, display & maintain the ability to accurately gauge lengths of time and distance
  • Have, display & maintain the ability to quickly store and recall instructions in one's short term memory
  • Have, display & maintain the ability to concentrate
  • Have, display & maintain the ability to cope with sudden changes in surrounding and/or emergency situations and/or alarms
  • Have, display & maintain, demonstrated caring, committed and concerned attitude about safety


If any applicant and/or employee is not able to meet these requirements indefinitely, said applicant and/or employee may not be eligible for employment, re-employment, or promotional opportunities, and may be subject to termination if it is determined that said applicant or employee is determined to be impaired, by following the Company's reasonable suspicion training, and process.

Reach your full potential.
Basic offers interesting and challenging opportunities for dynamic individuals who want to be part of the exciting oilfield services industry. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value and individual contributions of every employee.



  • Highly competitive salaries
  • Benefits programs
  • Training
  • Performance-based financial rewards


At Basic Energy Services, we are committed to being a leader in the oil and gas well servicing industry by:


  • Providing services which exceed our customers’ expectations
  • Maintaining a work environment that is satisfying to our employees
  • Conducting our business in accordance with the highest ethical standards
  • Generating a financial return to our shareholders that encourages their continued investment in the Company


We strive to fulfill that commitment by getting the job done right, every time.


That means completing our work efficiently to industry and customer standards without injury to people, damage to property or adverse impact to the environment.


We make Safety an integral part of our Mission and our daily work.


At Basic, our Safety Policy is based on 5 key fundamental elements:

  • Our employees are our most valuable assets
  • All accidents are preventable
  • Our employees’ primary job responsibility is the safe completion of their assigned work
  • We enable our employees to fulfill that responsibility by providing the appropriate training, equipment and work environment
  • Our employees are granted the authority to slow down or shut down an operation they believe jeopardizes the safety of people, property or the environment