Compression Specialist

J-W Power

Longview, TX

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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:

The Compression Specialist provides on-site operational assistance to the operating districts related to performance of equipment and personnel.  This position serves as the primary point of contact for the field for their assigned area and is part of a network of support that includes the entire Technical Services Department. 

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

  • Primary point of contact between field operations for their assigned area and the rest of the Technical Services group.
  • Assist operating district sales and field personnel with troubleshooting of mechanical failure issues. Determine the cause of failure to identify ways to prevent future failures.  This may include training of personnel, with engineering related to compressor performance, design, troubleshooting, failure analysis and environmental concerns.
  • Evaluate training needs and arrange for training as needed in conjunction with district management. Personally perform training, as needed; otherwise assist in arranging training conducted by others.
  • Provide data on mechanical failures to the Technical Services group so trends or widespread problems can be identified early.
  • Stay abreast of changing technology and processes so knowledge can be transferred efficiently to field operations.
  • Provide support on large jobs not ordinarily in the scope of the operating districts ability.
  • Significant travel (up to 75%) may be required.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (COMPETENCY STATEMENTS):

  • Advanced knowledge of machines and tools, materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of compression units.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Proven ability to provide personal customer service and satisfaction.  This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrated 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 identify training needs, as well as develop and implement programs utilizing strong presentation and training skills.
  • Motivated self-starter capable of working independently and efficiently with little or no supervision.
  • Proven ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Demonstrated 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.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Education & Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree from a two-year college or technical school and a minimum of 2+ years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • An entry level Compression Specialist should possess the skill set of a “B” level Service Technician.

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.
  • Forklift Certification or the ability to obtain one.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities. However, by nature, the individual should exhibit the same leadership qualities as a field Foreman due to the occasional need to provide training in the field and to new employees.

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

 

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

Choose an item

Indoor shop

Choose an item

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.