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Lease Operator - Vertical

Company name
Pioneer Natural Resources Company

Midland, TX

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Job Description

Job Summary:

The Lease Operator - Vertical operates, monitors and maintains lease wells and production facilities to maximize oil and gas sales and control lease operating expenses.

Job Duties:

  • Operates and inspects pumping and wellhead equipment to ensure proper operation, and recover maximum production.
  • Knows basic operation and proper maintenance of electrical panels, gas engines, testers, phase separators, water knock outs, heaters and stock tanks, and all other on-site wellhead equipment and compressors.
  • Performs routine maintenance of production equipment, including checking fluid levels of pump jacks, wellhead engines and wellhead compressors.
  • Detects oil, water or gas leaks, and broken seals on tank valves.
  • Uses proper lockout/tagout procedures.
  • Independently performs minor repairs of production equipment such as replacing defective valve seats, replacing elements in filters on compressor skids, minor repairs to stop leaks, etc.
  • Reads and records daily numbers from lease oil and gas measurement equipment.
  • Ensures tank thief hatches are securely closed.
  • Replaces gas meter batteries and pens, and updates charts accordingly.
  • Completes required paperwork (e.g. gauge sheets, compressor and engine logs, and preventative maintenance logs).
  • Enters daily production readings, well test readings and run tickets into eVIN and TOW computer systems.
  • Runs required reports and recognizes when well production is declining; decides how to fix, repair or adjust equipment to retain or recover lost production.
  • Collects, analyzes and resets malfunctions on automated wells.
  • Advises water haulers when water is ready for pickup and disposal.
  • Informs Supervisor of any unauthorized person (i.e., contractors, landowners, etc.) on leases.
  • Follows and supports all Pioneer HSE policies at all times; attends all required safety meetings.
  • Adheres to all safe operating practices established by Company, as well as EPA and OSHA regulations and policies.
  • Knows and uses appropriate PPE at all times.
  • Provides proper servicing, maintenance, and security for Company property, including assigned vehicle.
  • Drives Company vehicles over various types of road conditions and terrain, including highways, rural roads including paved and gravel surfaces, and off road situations including two track roads.
  • Installs tire chains for better traction when needed.
  • Collects at warehouse and carries in vehicle: solvent, grease, oils, valve seats, gloves and other materials required for regular activities.
  • Accurately completes timesheets, daily work sheets and logs.
  • Subject to call out during off-duty times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


  • High School education or equivalent.
  • Minimum 6 mths oil and gas exp required , 2 yrs oil and gas with 1 year as a lease operator preferred.

Pioneer Natural Resources is an EEO/AA-M/F/disability/veteran Employer.

Company info

Pioneer Natural Resources Company
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Company Profile
Pioneer Natural Resources' corporate headquarters is located at 5205 North O’Connor Boulevard, Suite 200, Irving, Texas 75039. Our offices and operations are in Texas, Kansas, Colorado and Alaska.

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