Compression Service Technician

J-W Power

Arcadia, LA

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Proudly serving the oil and gas industry since 1960, J-W Power Company provides leasing, sales, parts and service of natural gas compression equipment. We are one of the largest privately-owned compression fleet organizations in the United States and a proven industry leader with an impeccable reputation for field service.  Our greatest asset is our culture, our people and the significant role each employee plays in the success of the organization. 

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for servicing, troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining and overhauling natural gas compressor packages in the field or shop. Responsibilities also include installing, commissioning and testing complete compressor package setups on site.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: may include any or all of the following.

  • Perform scheduled preventive and corrective field mechanical service on gas compression units.
  • Represent the Company in a professional manner at all times and provide outstanding customer service while performing all assigned tasks.
  • Responsible for submitting accurate maintenance reports, expense reports, timesheets and other necessary paperwork daily.
  • Inventory control – manages the supply, storage and accessibility of parts as well as tools in order to insure an adequate supply to do the work without excessive oversupply or shrinkage.
  • Diagnose engine/compressor failures accurately and efficiently.
  • Conduct timely rebuilds/overhauls of compressors, engines and controls on gas compressor packages in the field or shop.
  • Respond to recurring problems and emergency services, as needed.
  • Help coordinate setting of new units and conduct start-up testing.
  • Other duties may include mechanical as well as electrical assignments in regards to natural gas compressor systems and their appliances.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (COMPETENCY STATEMENTS):

  • Proven knowledge of machines and tools, materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of compression units.
  • Motivated self-starter capable of working independently and efficiently with little or no supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Proven ability to write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide personal customer service and satisfaction.  This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Proven ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Proven ability to follow instructions, respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; keep commitments; complete tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Proven ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions.
  • Proven ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

    SKILLS & ABILITIES:

    Education & Experience:

    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1-5+ years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience are required.  
    • A minimum of one year in a vocational/ technical training or apprenticeship program is preferred.

    Computer skills:

    • Adequate level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Applications.

    Computer Skills

    RARELY

    OCCASIONALLY

    FREQUENTLY

    NOT APPLICABLE

    Computer (Beginner level)

    Computer (Intermediate Level)

    Computer (Advanced Level)

    Certifications & Licenses:

    • Valid Driver’s License.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    GENERAL STATEMENT:

    • This job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. The Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform based on business necessity.

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT:

    • To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    • The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus; these requirements can be met with the use of corrective lenses.

    O (Occasionally)                        Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 – 2.5 + hrs/day)

    F (Frequently)                           Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 – 5.5+ hrs/day)

    C (Constantly)                           Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

    N (Not Applicable)                   Activity is not applicable to this position

    Physical Demands

    O

    F

    C

    N

     

    Weight Demands

    O

    F

    C

    N

    Stand

     

    10 lbs or less

    Walk

     

    11-20 lbs

    Sit

     

    21-50 lbs

    Manually manipulate

     

    51-100 lbs

    Grasp

     

    100+ lbs

    Reach outward

     

     

    Reach above shoulder

     

     

    Speak and Hear

     

    Push Pull Demands

    Climb

     

    12 lbs or less

    Crawl

     

    13-25 lbs

    Squat or Kneel

     

    26-40 lbs

    Bend

     

    41-100 lbs

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    RARELY

    OCCASIONALLY

    FREQUENTLY

    NOT APPLICABLE

    Indoor facility

    Not applicable

    Indoor shop

    Not applicable

    Outdoor

    Cold temperatures

    High temperatures

    Confined areas

    High, precarious places

    Fumes

    Loud noises

    Moving mechanical parts

    Travel - Field

    Travel - Office

     

    BENEFITS STATEMENT:

    • Benefits package to include: paid time off, 401(k) plan and company match, medical, prescription, dental and vision, life and disability plans, along with flexible spending accounts, and additional benefit programs.

    COMPENSATION STATEMENT:

    • Compensation is commensurate with skill level and experience. Position is eligible for annual bonus consideration based on achievement of company performance targets and individual goals.  Position may include company provided vehicle for business use only.