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Compressor Mechanic



Dallas County, TX, USA · Odessa, TX, USA · Texas, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Compressor Mechanic Job Description

Title: Compressor Mechanic

Location: Midland, TX

Schedule: 5/2 (5 days on, 2 days off)

Hours: 10 hr – 12 hr days

Pay: $30 - $40 / hr

Hierarchy Breakdown:

Works Directly Alongside: Mechanical team and compressor mechanic on location to resolve relevant issues.

Compressor Mechanic will have the Knowledge and Ability to Perform the Following:

  • Repair and Maintain compressors with 250 – 1200 HP
  • Possess knowledge and ability to independently diagnose engine/compressor failures accurately and efficiently.
  • Use intermediate computer skills, including engine specific software (Caterpillar), Internet Explorer and Outlook
  • Lead and complete, accurate, and timely rebuilds/overhauls of compressors, engines, and controls on compressor packages in the field in adverse conditions with no supervision
  • Troubleshooting of electrical systems, controls, and unit control panels such as Murphy, Altronic, and Allen Bradley; complete advanced engine tuning functions to adjust engine performance and emissions on multiple major OEM’s to include CAT 3500 series and CAT 3600 series
  • Commissioning and start-up inspections with no supervision
  • Possess knowledge and ability to perform mechanical inspection using micrometers, pressure gauges, electronic diagnostic equipment, and other specialty tools independently
  • Demonstrate proficiency in accurately and efficiently diagnosing and repairing mechanical problems on multiple compressor configurations
  • Ability to work independently to respond and repair recurring problems and emergency services as needed, must be able to work on-call rotation schedule
  • Service and provide preventive and corrective field mechanical service on Centrifugal and Reciprocating compressors
  • Disassembles repairs and reassembles components and equipment to ensure proper alignment, balance, and tolerances
  • Remove and clean compressor rotors
  • Replace and install gear boxes
  • Inspecting equipment by checking bearing clearances rotor conditions, etc
  • Perform compressor repairs with disassembly (including mechanical seal removal)
  • At least 5+ years’ experience with Compressors and Electrical engines, as well as a working knowledge of production equipment
  • APPLICANTS MUST LIVE WITHIN Midland, Midkiff, TX area
  • Able to drive around 300 miles/day
  • Must have experience with (pumping units, plunger lifts, gas lifts, ESP’s, VRU’s, and VRT’s)
  • Necessary computer documentation and data entry daily
  • Must be willing to undergo Background check and driving record check
  • Must be able to pass DOT drug screening

Top Focus of this Position:

  • This person will work alongside Compressor Mechanics and/or Compressor team to effectively resolve any issues on units and relevant production equipment in the field.