Plant Operator Job

Job Title:  Operator I

Reports To: Field Supervisor

Position Summary

Coordinates and performs the activities on operational contract compression jobs in a manner consistent with the company’s goals and objectives.  Comply with location’s operating and HSE policies.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Under direct supervision:

  • Cleans and paints units.
  • Lubricates necessary parts.
  • Keeps units filled to proper level with oil and water.
  • Takes gauge readings and be able to analyze the readings.
  • Makes minor repairs such as:  change lubricator pumps, etc.  Assist the Field Rep with major repairs.
  • Shuts unit down and put on line in safe manner.
  • Takes oil samples.
  • Knows when to shut lean burn engines down or call someone.

Performs with little to no supervision:

  • Performs all operations related to 1000 hour inspections.
  • Starts and loads safely assigned unit.
  • Performs safe shutdown.
  • Knows the function of each operating component.
  • Knows and can apply basic first-aid skills.
  • Uses all tools properly.
  • Knows particular lubricants, why those are used as opposed to others and basic lubrication maintenance of engine and compressor maintenance.
  • Pulls a compressor piston and rod assembly with all associated operations properly.
  • Packs a compressor packing gland properly.
  • Assists with major repairs such as overhaul or start-up inspection.
  • Calculates performance, clearances, etc.
  • Performs all inspections up to and including 10,000 hours.
  • Assists in overhaul with knowledge of what is needed.
  • Performs maintenance of parts inventory.
  • Understands engine and compressor theory of operation.
  • Understands parts assembly of all allied components:  pumps, starter, valves, ignition governor, lubricator, turbocharger.
  • Changes all heads, manifolds, run valves, set timing, adjust compressor clearances, and set base deflection, coupling alignment.

Required Education

Preferred Education

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 1 or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge in Gas processes, Mechanic of Motor Compressors (Waukesha, Ariel, Caterpillar, White Superior, AT 25)

Required Experience & Skills

Preferred Experience & Skills

Required Training & Certifications

Preferred Training & Certifications

  • Operation Excellence Training
  • Waukesha GET &VHP
  • Exterran Code of Conduct

Physical Demands

  • Requires employee to frequentl type and use a computer and other office equipment, such as copier, printer, calendar, telephones, etc.
  • Requires operation of heavy equipment, such as forklift  on a rare frequency
  • Requires employee to stand for at least 75% of the time
  • Requires employee to sit for at least 25% of the time
  • Requires employee to constantly climb stairs or ladders to inspecting, repairing and painting equipment and must be able to maintain balance on stairs or ladders without assistance.
  • Must be able to communicate and respond to: coworkers, customers and emergency cues/alarms, in person and on the telephone, including use of mobile devices
  • Must be able to frequently lift at least # 5pounds
  • Requires work in outdoor conditions, including Extreme heat, extreme cold, unairconditioned facility, snow, standorms,sun exposure, strong wind
  • Requires work on loud environment
  • Requires moving and maintaining self in different positions stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces.
  • Must wear all required PPE, including fire-retardant clothing, helmets, face shields, hearing protection, safety goggles, steel-toed boots, as applicable.
  • Position requires travel 10% of the time
  • Position requires employee drive 25 % of the time, 5% permanent in one location

Plant Operator Job