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Field Service Technician / Sr

Location: Carlsbad, NM US
Position Type: Full Time
Rqd Education: Associate Degree
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: August 25, 2022
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Purpose of Position

As a technician assigned to an operating area, demonstrates advanced functional skills in compression; applies skills to identify and resolve specialty-specific operating issues in an operating area; completes general preventive maintenance tasks as assigned and demonstrates an overall seasoned knowledge of compression operations.


Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions)

Completes preventive maintenance tasks related to compression and all related subsystems (including start/stop, operation, safety shutdown and controls), provides operations problem resolution support to an assigned operating area. 


Acts as a functional specialist in an operating area identifying and resolving operational issues and actively provides on-the-job training for other operations personnel. 


Oversees operating area projects unique to one's functional expertise. 


Acts as an evaluator of other technicians to ensure they demonstrate operator qualifications in compliance with their defined job duties and federal requirements if applicable.


Understands and applies company procurement and contracting procedures to obtain third party services in support of assigned projects.

Position Requirements

Associate's degree in instrumentation electronics or equivalent experience and at least six years (as a guideline) related experience are required. Experience in electronic systems and instrumentation with applications in compression and pipeline operations is preferred. (Typically three years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess an associate's degree.)  


Ability to apply a high level of competence in order to recognize and resolve complex operating issues in an assigned specialty and associated areas of expertise and share that knowledge with others. 


Knowledge of operator qualification regulations and ability to evaluate others¿ skill proficiencies consistent with those requirements. 


Good organizational, interpersonal, and initiative skills.   


Effective oral and written communication skills. 


Good working knowledge of computers and desktop software (Outlook, Word and Excel preferred). 


Ability to read and interpret operating manuals and engineering standards. 


Ability to learn/use specialty computer programs and equipment, e.g., Allegro field computer to capture inspection data for test points, rectifiers, etc.; corrosion database and analysis software; Fluke test equipment for measurement calibration and analysis software; compressor alignment software and equipment; turbine and compressor performance analysis software. 


Effective analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to identify facility operating issues and take necessary corrective actions. 


Must be 21 years or older, have a valid driver's license, be able to pass a commercial motor vehicle physical and be able to drive on adverse road conditions. 


Must be able to work in remote locations, often working alone, sometimes in adverse/hazardous working conditions. These working conditions can include (1) escaping high pressure gas, or (2) adverse weather conditions and temperatures. 


Must be able to perform hand tool manipulation of both small and large nuts/bolts and screws. Must be able to push/pull, walk, climb stairs and ladders, do some heavy lifting, work overhead and in cramped quarters.  


After-hours work as needed and routine on-call rotations subject to 24-hour a day callout are mandatory with some out-of-area travel requirements. Requires carrying a company-provided cell phone and laptop computer.


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.