Lease Operator


Seminole, TX

Job Title:     Lease Operator

Schedule:    5/2 

Location:     Hobbs, NM 

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.


This position is responsible for oil and gas well operations, well testing, operating and maintaining field equipment and facilities, surveillance of general field operations and maintenance of various databases regarding production and operations.

Job Duties:

  • Non-scheduled callouts outside normal business hours can be expected
  • Types of well include flowing, beam pump (with electronic pump-off controller), plunger lift, water injection and water disposal
  • Types of facilities include production tank batteries, flowlines, LACT (lease automatic custody transfer) flare systems, heater treaters, burner management systems, water injection plants, natural gas compression, cathodic protection and metering devices (electronic gas measurement and others)
  • Job is to be performed employing safe work practices while utilizing acceptable environmental procedures to maximize earnings while minimizing costs on assigned oil and gas producing properties
  • Daily monitoring of multiple well sites by vehicle
  • Test, calibrate and troubleshoot equipment and mechanical problems
  • Perform mandatory paperwork required by customer and regulatory agencies
  • General housekeeping and field maintenance


  • 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 prioritizing
  • Excellent Interpersonal Communications skills in a team environment
  • General mechanical troubleshooting and repair skills
  • Ability to identify operational inefficiencies
  • Understanding of Business fundamentals
  • Ability to implement cost effective solutions
  • Technical Skills related to math and analytical thinking
  • Understanding of Importance of environmental and Safe Work Practices

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


  • 1-3+ years of Oil & Gas production operations specific to Lease Operating/Pumping; Must be well versed in all well types
  • Working knowledge of oil and gas production operations and all well types required
  • Strong Computer Skills
  • High School Grad or GED equivalent.  Some college or technical training preferred
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record
  • Candidates residing in Hobbs, Lovington, Eunice, New Mexico or Seminole and Denver City, Texas, highly preferred
  • Must meet all conditional job offer requirements including background, drug, hair, MVR, agility, fit for duty