Operator III

at Continental Resources Inc.
Location Douglas, Wyoming
Date Posted July 9, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified


Job Summary

The Lease Operator is responsible for the overall daily operation and maintenance for a specified group of oil and gas wells. The Operator III demonstrates advanced pumping skills by working independently to analyze and solve problems on an increasingly complex route including multi-well pads and CTBs; collaborating with foreman and engineers; and training new operators.

Performs a wide variety of tasks; contributes to process improvements. Acts as a resource for team members with less experience. Thorough working knowledge of technical/specialized tasks and responsibilities. Relies on experience and exercises independent judgment to determine best approach to achieve desired outcomes. Works under general supervision.

Dependent upon business need and candidate's home location, position will report to one of the following offices: Killdeer, ND; Watford City, ND; Epping, ND; Tioga, ND; Sidney, MT; Baker, MT; Buffalo, SD; Douglas, WY.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Maintain compliance with company HSE policies and demonstrate the ability to respond quickly and confidently to safety and environmental events

* Requires the operation of Company vehicles. Operator must drive safely to and from wells and well sites, maintain a clean driving record and adhere to Company policies

* Possess the right and obligation to stop work if unsafe conditions exist

* Measure and record oil production. Ensure accuracy of run tickets

* Conduct production tests and perform routine repairs. Communicate corrective maintenance needs if unable to complete

* Perform operational checks of assigned wells, equipment, and facilities. Identify and report changes in individual well performance

* Treat oil to meet pipeline specifications

* Coordinate oil sales and water disposal

* Must be highly knowledgeable with operation of POC's, plunger lift, rod pump wells, ESP's, and flowing wells

* General lease site upkeep and maintenance (fences, signs, weeds, trash, etc.)

* Develop and maintain positive relationships with government officials, landowners, and third-party contractors

* Must be able to operate multiwell/CTB facilities

* Diagnose and resolve production related issues, consulting with the Production Foreman as needed

* Train new or less experienced Lease Operators

* Assist Production Foreman with monitoring and minimizing LOE costs

* Act as backup for the Production Foreman as needed

* Demonstrate leadership skills with peers and managers; maintain a positive attitude, demonstrate emotional intelligence, and show ability to develop others

* Personal commitment to inclusion and diversity.

* Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Competencies

* Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

* Instills trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

* Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

* Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

* Nimble learning - Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

* Strong communication skills, both written and oral.

* Proficient computer skills.

* Proven team player.

Required Qualifications

* High School diploma (or GED)

* 5+ years of Lease Operator experience

* Valid Driver's License

* Respiratory fit test

* An acceptable pre-employment background and drug test.

Preferred Qualifications

* Working understanding and knowledge of gas fired compression and gas lift systems

* Housing within 50 miles of the assigned area of operation

Physical Requirements

* Ability to stoop, stand, walk, pull, carry instruments, and climb stairs and ladders for extended period of time.

* Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs.

* Ability to work overhead for extended periods of time.

* Ability to perform fine manipulations with hands and fingers.

* Capable of driving distances of 150 miles or more per day during all types of weather conditions.

* Ability to one arm carry up to 25lbs. without assistance.

* Regular bending, crouching, pulling, and kneeling to check equipment and gauges.

* Must be able to exert up to 50lbs. of force occasionally and up to 20lbs. frequently to move or manipulate objects.

* Ability to work significant amounts of time as required in completing job responsibilities.

* Working environment includes exposure to extremely loud noises in field, hazardous chemicals, and hydrocarbons that may be under extreme pressure for which appropriate safety measures are required.

* Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.

Safety is a core value at Continental Resources, and we prioritize the health and safety of all employees and those who work around our facilities. As such, Continental Resources prefers for employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Continental Resources, Inc provides equal employment opportunities and access for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political affiliation, disability, or protected veteran status.