Compression Service Technician

J-W Power

Rangely, CO

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. 


This position can be located in the Rangely or Meeker CO location and will 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.


  • 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.


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





Computer (Beginner level)

Computer (Intermediate Level)

Computer (Advanced Level)

 Certifications & Licenses:

  • Valid Driver’s License.


  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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






Weight  Demands







10 lbs or less



11-20 lbs



21-50 lbs

Manually manipulate


51-100 lbs



100+  lbs

Reach outward



Reach above shoulder



Speak and Hear


Push Pull Demands



12 lbs or less



13-25 lbs

Squat or Kneel


26-40 lbs



41-100 lbs


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






Indoor facility


Indoor shop



Cold temperatures

High temperatures

Confined areas

High, precarious places


Loud noises

Moving mechanical parts

Travel - Field

Travel - Office


  • 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 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.