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Brief Description
An LDAR Operator is primarily responsible for operating IR camera doing leak detection surveys, and subsequently performing maintenance, overseeing repairs and equipment replacements as necessary to correct identified leaks. LDAR Operator tasks include the documentation survey findings, the generation of repair orders, verifying with instruments that the repair was successful, and the closure of completed repair orders. When feasible, LDAR will relief operate pumping routes for Lease Operators on vacation days off.
 
Detailed Description
  • Utilize IR Camera to conduct leak detection surveys
  • Properly calibrates and maintains all monitoring equipment
  • Perform daily operational checks of survey equipment
  • Upload & download data loggers using assigned computer systems
  • Properly execute and audit the inspection process in accordance with the written monitoring plan
  • Properly document all pertinent survey results and generate repair tickets utilizing a computer tablet system
  • Perform troubleshooting and emergency data recovery when needed
  • Conduct first attempt repairs on leaking equipment and use survey equipment to validate repair success.
  • Coordinate with maintenance and materials teams when additional repair actions are  required
  • Abide by all health, environmental and safety programs and policies in performance of duties
  • Communicate any unsafe or environmentally dangerous issues immediately to operations personnel and site supervisor
  • Attend and promote all required training programs
  • Assist others within (and occasionally outside) the Operations Department as assigned or needed
  • Assist in agency audits (Environmental and Safety)
 
Minimum Requirements
  • Working knowledge of natural gas engines, pumping units, and production equipment
  • Previous oil field experience a plus
  • Proven record of working independently, under little direct supervision
  • Demonstrate good communication skills
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to apply innovative ideas in the field
  • Maintains all individually-issued Newfield equipment (including but not limited to vehicle, IR Camera and computer)
Additional Requirements
  • Must have a high school degree or GED equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Adequate computer skills to work with MS Office, eVin Field Data Capture System
  • Must be able to traverse uneven terrain on a daily basis throughout a 12 hour day
  • Must be able and willing to climb to a height of 40 feet throughout a 12 hour day
  • Must be able to push or pull between 25-100 pounds on a frequent daily basis  throughout a 12 hour day
  • Must be able to lift between 50-100 pounds on occasion, 25 pounds on a daily basis
  • Must be able to kneel, bend and twist multiple times throughout the day
  • 5 on 2 off Schedule; some nights required
  • Will be required to work outside year round in all weather conditions
An Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Newfield is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other legally-protected characteristics.
 

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