• Lease Operator I

    Job Locations US-CA-East Coyote
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Under the direction of the Production Foreman or Lead Operator, operate production equipment in order to maintain daily production.


    • Maintain production rate by performing daily operational checks, including all associated paperwork and logs.
    •  Monitor pressure levels, gauges, and production flows.
    • Test wells on a daily basis to determine production rates and problems.
    • Responsible for daily operations of oil, water and gas processing equipment.
    • Identify problems or potential problems with equipment (meters, control valves, level controls, etc.) and assist maintenance staff with other maintenance and repairs.
    • Substitute for other field personnel as needed.
    • Work to achieve Breitburn company production, profitability, safety and environmental targets.
    • Follow safety procedures and maintain proper cleaning and housekeeping in the field and in the office.



    • Possesses a valid driver's license.
    • High School degree or equivalency
    • Knowledge of environment and safety regulations

    • Basic computer skills for sending/receiving e-mail and data entry

    • Practical: Demonstrates the ability to understand resources, availability, tools and equipment, contractors and vendors, points of contact and demonstrate the ability to manage most problems. Should also have a very good understanding of work permits, safety and regulatory compliance procedures. This operator should have the ability Identify and repair incidental problems

    • Troubleshooting: Troubleshoots and repairs simple problems and implements solutions.
    • Production System: Identifies operating variables to maximize performance of production systems. Demonstrates knowledge of critical production systems. Demonstrates the ability to learn to divert or switch flow paths and performs start up and shut down of all process equipment.

    • Process Control & Automation: Demonstrates ability to navigate production and business software and explain critical components of software. Learning more about automation in the processes. Should be considering how current automation benefits processes and equipment and how to improve processes with additional automation.

    • Production Equipment: Understands key components of production equipment, learning the causes of equipment failure and their prevention. Knowledge of preventive maintenance intervals and procedures. Identifying some of the most common equipment by part, size or other identifier such as pumping units, compressors, pumps, etc. Ability to explain critical levels of equipment and needs general supervision. Performs incidental equipment repairs during daily rounds.


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