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Technician Sr. - WPX Energy

Posted on: 17-Feb-2013

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Career Opportunities: Technician Sr (12-0100)



Ensure oil and gas production are optimized to reach production and operating expense goals as per the budget plan. Has all knowledge required to operate Williston Basin wells with a complete understanding of all equipment and processes in use. Work with engineering, accounting, completions, construction, EH&S, planning, land and regulatory to improve operations, accurately account for production, reduce operating expense, implement new technology, and reduce safety and environmental hazards. Ability to coordinate and plan short and long-term work tasks to meet production and LOE goals.


Proactive knowledge and an active proponent of Health, Safety and Environmental rules and policies to comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws including TERO compliance. Reduce/ eliminate spills, reduce eliminate safety hazards. Properly report spills/safety incidents and investigate all reportable incidents in a timely fashion. Reduce impact to the local community by reducing truck traffic, dust, odors, noise, etc.


Assist Production Supervisor with overall maintenance, and operation, supervising production operations including pumper activities and general maintenance, as well as field measurement for accurate reporting. Demonstrated ability to train, mentor, and increase the skill level of less experienced operators in all aspects of their duties.


Supervise roustabouts/service crews on proper work and procedures when needed. Assist to maintain good relations with vendors, contractors, land owners, and the community.


Can recognize problems and fix them; raise rods, detect fluid pound, etc. Have a basic understanding of dynamometer and fluid level data gathering and analysis. Can perform and insure the operator team is performing any and all maintenance tasks needed to keep all equipment running properly. Have a working understanding of all oil/gas production operations, including: surface equipment, surface electrical and electronic controls, gas flow measurement. 


Willingness to take and apply advanced training in all areas of artificial lift and production operations.

Will assist in weekend duties and will relief pump during vacation periods in immediate and all other areas as needed. 


Perform other job duties as needed.



Minimum 5 years experience.

Possess valid Driver’s License.

Have a strong working knowledge of production data gathering, reporting and record keeping. 

Good communication skills written and verbal with no data entry errors.

Ensure less experienced Operators have corrected any production data entry errors within one day.

Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills to handle multiple tasks with changing and inconsistent responsibilities and accountabilities.

Must be self-motivated and an enthusiastic team player capable of completing tasks with some direction of others to meet sensitive deadlines and production goals.

The ability to work in temperatures between -10 and 30 degrees Fahrenheit on a seasonal basis.


Relocation: WPX Energy will not pay relocation costs for this position.