Compressor Mechanic


Orla, TX

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Job Title:     Compressor Mechanic 

Schedule:    5/2 + On Call Rotation

Location:     Orla, TX

Pay:  DOE


Danos Expectations: A successful candidate will exhibit characteristics that support the following:

  • Safety Awareness
  • Work Ethic
  • Technical Skill
  • Customer Focus
  • Open Communication
  • Implementing Vision and Values

Our purpose, values and high-performance culture traits are fundamental to our success and offer wonderful opportunities for employee development.

Position Summary:

Operate, troubleshoot and repair - Natural Gas Engines, Compressors, and Pumps. This includes engine control systems, computer programs with production and injection equipment. Perform preventative/predictive maintenance, reactive maintenance, major and minor repairs on equipment, reporting spills and leaks.  


  • Working knowledge of engines, pumps and compressors
  • Working Knowledge & Experience in the following: H-Pumps, Centrifugal Pumps, Rod Pumps, etc
  • Working knowledge of ADEM 3 engine control systems
  • Ability to tune and adjust with Caterpillar ET computer program
  • Experience working with high speed reciprocating Ariel and GE-Gemini compressors
  • Troubleshoot pump & compressor valves, identify and repair compressor packing leaks
  • Experience in troubleshooting and repairing centrifugal and positive displacement (SWD) pumps
  • Responsible attitude for personal safety and the safety of co-workers, contractors and the public.


  • Capable of basic troubleshooting of automation and electrical equipment
  • Capable of repairing some equipment, such as actuators & level alarms and of changing out fuses, relays, etc.
  • Computer knowledge - Proficient utilizing MS Windows environment
  • Strong initiative and self-starter 
  • Ability to keep neat and accurate records 
  • Multi-task orientation with skills related to work prioritization 
  • Excellent Interpersonal Communications skills in a team environment
  • Ability to implement cost effective solutions 
  • Technical Skills related to math and analytical thinking
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to safety to include personal safety, co-workers, contractors and the public


  • 3+ years of Oil & Gas mechanical experience with the following: 
    • Working knowledge of Pumps, Centrifugal Pumps, H-Pumps, etc.
    • Working knowledge of air compressors, gas compressors and generators.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as by self without direct supervision 
  • High School Grad or GED.  Some college or technical training preferred 
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License with an excellent driving record
  • Candidate must live within a 50 to 65-mile radius of the job site

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs
  • Walking, bending, stooping is required
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator
  • Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms