Company: Wood
Skills: Production Operator
Experience: 4 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: $20-$30/hour, depending on experience
Location: Caldwell, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: US

Job Title

Lease Operator


To operate and maintain the equipment used for the daily production of oil and gas on an offshore or onshore production facility.

Essential Duties

  • Monitors and records the production of gas, oil, and water from computer and meter readings.
  • Performs regulatory inspections which involve tasks such as: testing safety devices high and low pressures; checking fluid levels in the separator, tank, and other parts of the vessel; inspecting wellheads for leaks and deficiencies, and recording data on required forms for computer input.
  • Performs visual inspections by walking around facility and equipment to check for pollution, leaks, temperature variances, and mechanical problems; making appropriate repairs and adjustments.
  • Inputs data from recorded levels and pressures in the computer for daily or periodic reporting.
  • Performs minor mechanical and equipment repairs as required on items such as pumps and valves.
  • Cleans equipment and work area to keep them free of oil, trash, and other debris or filth.
  • Performs mandated inspections on safety and fire extinguishing equipment by checking the general condition and gauge pressures.
  • Runs and pulls pigs according to an established schedule, inserting and removing the pig from the trap either by hand or using a hoist.
  • Responsible for making daily operational decisions of a somewhat complex nature.

Minimum Required Education Level

Educational Level Required/Preferred Education Area

HS Diploma or GED Required

Additional Education Comments

Must be able to speak, read and write in English and perform basic math.


Minimum Required Experience

Years Experience Required/Preferred Experience Area

3 - 5 Required Hydrocarbon processing or similar industry


Required knowledge, skills, abilities, certifications and licenses.

  1. Valid Driver's License (Onshore only)
  2. Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC, as required by Client Company)

Physical Demands

Physical demands represent the minimal requirement based on normal duties.

  • Balancing
  • Seeing
  • Bending at waist
  • Handling
  • Sitting-Long Periods
  • Carrying
  • Hearing
  • Squatting
  • Cleaning
  • Kneeling
  • Standing-Long Periods
  • Climbing
  • Lifting
  • Crawling
  • Pulling
  • Twisting
  • Crouching
  • Pushing
  • Walking
  • Driving (Onshore only)
  • Reaching
  • Writing

Work Environment

  • Primarily Outdoor (> 80%)
  • Significant exposure to weather extremities (e.g., heat, cold, wind, rain)
  • Significant exposure to loud noises (e.g., engines, power equipment)

Strength and Force

Strength and force represent the minimal requirements.

  • Sedentary < 10 lbs of force; Frequently
  • Light < 20 lbs. of force; Frequently
  • Medium < 50 lbs. of force; Frequently
  • Heavy < 100 lbs. of force; Occasionally, assistance recommended
  • Very heavy > 100 lbs. of force; Rarely, assistance required except on swing rope

Classification Level

Technical / Skilled Trade


This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities. Incumbent will be asked to perform other duties as required. This document does not constitute or imply a contract of employment.


**Must live within an hours drive of Caldwell, TX**

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


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