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ConocoPhillips Compressor Technician - Midland Basin in MIDLAND, Texas

Title: Compressor Technician - Midland Basin


Job Number: 00UED

Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations in 17 countries, we explore for, develop and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Permian Overview

ConocoPhillips and its heritage companies have operated in the Permian Basin for almost 100 years. Across New Mexico and Texas, the company holds conventional positions in the Northwest Shelf and Central Basin Platform, and an unconventional position in the Delaware Basin. At year-end 2020, the company held about 750 thousand net acres across the basin, with net production of 85 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day. ConocoPhillips is committed to being an innovative and environmentally responsible operator, and the new technologies and practices that it is using in this area exemplify that.

In January 2021, ConocoPhillips completed the acquisition of Concho Resources Inc., greatly expanding the company’s position in the Permian Basin. The addition of 550,000 net acres complements the company’s position in the Delaware and Midland Basins and created a sizeable Permian presence.


If you are selected as the Compressor Technician, you will work with the Gas Lift Foreman for Midland Basin South and be a meaningful member of the team. You will oversee all new compressor site construction, installation and startup as part of a team prioritizing safety above all else.

This is a Safety Sensitive Position.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assuring safe and environmentally compliant operations of all company owned or rental compressors

  • Training to support that all shut downs and safety devices are in place and functional

  • Supporting the preparation, installation, and startup of new company owned or rental compressors

  • Supporting Engineering and Operations on all new compressor site construction, layout, and piping needs

  • Gather information for initial emission testing on compressor equipment

  • Monitoring and optimize existing units

  • Recognizing opportunities for increased efficiency and recommending units for replacement or alternate lift and work with operations engineer to manage changes

  • Provide reliability reports weekly and monthly for operations and engineering that separate mechanical issues from operational issues

  • Assisting pumpers and production foremen with compressor related issues

  • Serving as field “point of contact” for compressor vendor

  • Documenting all incidents or abnormal operations to supervisor

  • Coordinating with operations engineer to specify operating conditions and evaluate vendor proposals for new installations; ensuring all approvals are acquired for new rental or purchase agreements

  • Perform weekly inspections on new company owned or rental compression

  • Assist production foreman on setting up operators with alarms working with the compression vendors

  • Complete weekly and monthly reports as specified on area assigned too and turn into Gas Lift/Compression Foreman



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee

  • Holds a current valid driver's license

  • 5 years of experience in a mechanical position

  • Intermediate knowledge of compressor operation, maintenance, and repair


  • Previous experience in the upstream energy industry

  • Previous experience working in a fast paced organization requiring multitasking

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right

  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of October 19, 2021 .

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.


Job Function: Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: MIDLAND BASIN

Title: Compressor Technician - Midland Basin