Compressor Technician II – Permian

Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc.

Big Lake, TX

Summary of Position:

Under supervision, the Compression Technician II is responsible for the daily operations of assigned gas compressors, VRUs, flares, combustors, and burner management systems equipment, including the identification of problems or potential problems; documenting and reporting; minor repairs, and/or assistance in the repair of equipment.  

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate company owned and vendor owned compression assets including conventional gas lift compressors, VRUs, and boosters. 
  • Assist with troubleshooting mechanical and operational issues, assist with emission testing and ensuring vendor compliance, and ensure that proper maintenance is being performed on company owned and vendor owned compression assets.
  • Work closely with and offer knowledge and experience on compression assets to the production team and lease operators. 
  • Perform or assist with mechanical maintenance on company owned VRUs, flares, combustors, and burner management systems equipment under minimal supervision.
  • Ensure that vendor owned compression assets are consistently maintained and that quality repairs are made in a safe and timely manner.
  • Ensure that any repeat issues receive the appropriate amount of emphasis and hold vendors accountable for reaching resolutions.
  • Maintain open communication with manager, the production team, and the compression vendors. 
  • Relay information between departments as necessary. 
  • Be able to read and verify dimensions, specifications, and tolerances using blueprints as they pertain to compressor pad design and equipment placement.
  • Contact, direct, supervise, and assist vendors, roustabout crews, and trainees as necessary.
  • Prepare and provide compression related reports daily (e.g., inlet/discharge psi readings, daily MCF, issues/faults,).
  • Perform basic to intermediate level pumping skills which will include but is not limited to tank gauging, the proper operation of 3 phase gas separators, line heaters, and all attendant valve and oil seals and seal records.
  • Work in all weather conditions including rain, snow, mud, etc. – work is performed in hazardous driving and working conditions all seasons of the year.
  • Operate a vehicle safely in all weather conditions to drive to oil and gas equipment located in rural/open range country.  
  • Perform on-the-job training for less experienced technicians and operators.
  • Hold all vendors and contract employees to CIVI safety and regulatory standards while on CIVI locations.
  • Follow safe operating practices and ensure compliance with all CIVI environment, safety and regulatory requirements.
  • Assure all work performed adheres to CIVI standards.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Strong technical and mechanical competencies with the ability to troubleshoot and assist in the repair of compressor package components, engines, flares, combustors, and process equipment.
  • Extensive knowledge of gas compression and processing equipment.
  • Strong technical knowledge on compressor sets, make-readies, commissions, preventative maintenance, quad-o’s, overhauls, and basic operations. 
  • Experience with Ariel, Gemini, Arrow, and CIP frames preferred.
  • Experience with sertcos, screw compressors, compressor station operations, and low- and high-pressure compressor applications.
  • Knowledge on the theory, application, usage, and operation of VRUs, flares, combustors, and burner management systems equipment.
  • Ability to read schematics, diagrams, and blueprints.
  • Basic computer skills (e.g., e-mail, Word, Excel).
  • Ability to walk along open range/country, dirt roads, inclines/declines, etc. to reach equipment and climb in/out of ditches.
  • Ability to repair and assist in the repair of equipment as needed and read equipment gauges on large scale compressor station equipment.
  • Ability to lift 80 lbs. and maneuver heavy objects and operate machinery.
  • Able to multi-task and meet stringent deadlines with a positive and helpful “can-do” attitude.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe work behavior and habits
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with a diverse group.
  • Work well with all field team members along with all office support needs.
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed.

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • 5+ years in gas compression, production operations, or adjacent fields. 
  • Trade school or undergraduate degree preferred but not required.

Travel Requirements:

  • Regular travel to field locations required for both the Midland and Delaware Basins.


  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage including medical, dental, and vision insurance.
    • Dental and Vision insurance premiums are at no cost to employees.
  • Generous 401(k) Retirement Plan with a 6% company match. 100% vest of employer contributions after the first month of employment. 
  • Company paid Life & AD&D insurance.
  • Voluntary Life, AD&D, Accident, and Critical Illness plans. 
  • Vacation, sick, volunteer, and holiday pay.
  • Health Saving Accounts (with an employer contribution) and Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • Fitness and tuition reimbursement.
  • Opportunity for short-term and long-term Incentives. 
  • Company paid short-term and long-term disability programs.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Volunteer opportunities through The Civitas Community Foundation.
  • Employee assistance program.


Please note that the following job posting does not guarantee or promise specific benefits offerings to potential employees. While we strive to provide competitive compensation and benefits packages, the availability and details of these offerings are subject to change and are ultimately determined by company policies and budgetary considerations. We encourage all applicants to review our official employee benefits documentation and engage in discussions with our HR representatives during the interview process to gain a comprehensive understanding of the benefits package available for the position.

Physical Requirements: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by this position to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 






Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3




Use hands & fingers

Reach with hands & arms

Climb or balance (includes ladders)

Bending, kneel, squatting or crawling

Talk or hear

Wear personal protective equipment.                       

(e.g. respirator, fire resistant clothing)


Weight Lifted

☐ Up to 10 lbs. 

☐ Up to 25 lbs.

☐ Up to 50 lbs.

☒ Up to 100 lbs.

☐ More than 100 lbs. 

Work Environment: 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those this position may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 






Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Work near moving mechanical parts

Work in high, precarious places

Fumes or airborne particles

Toxic or caustic chemicals

Outdoor weather conditions (heat & cold)

Loud Noise (conveyor systems, mechanical equip, etc.)


Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. 


Civitas Resources offers of employment take into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, external market, and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees.  


Base Pay Range:  $39.00 - $46.00/hour


Civitas Resources is an equal opportunity employer. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce and provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.