Lease Operator/Pumper
Wood PLC

Tilden, Texas

Posted in Engineering

Job Info


Location: Tilden

Schedule: 7x7 Rotation and 14x14

Other benefits of this role include a comprehensive benefits package (including paid time off, medical, dental, vision, 401K with company match, and more). Please note that all offers of employment are contingent on passing a drug and alcohol screening.

Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required


Well Monitoring and Optimization:

  • Regularly inspect and monitor wellheads, pumping units, and related equipment.
  • Optimize well performance by adjusting pump speeds, volumes, and pressures as necessary.
Production Maintenance:
  • Conduct routine maintenance and repairs on production equipment to ensure continuous and safe operations.
  • Troubleshoot and address issues related to production disruptions promptly.
Data Recording and Reporting:
  • Maintain accurate records of daily production activities, including well tests, fluid levels, and equipment readings.
  • Generate and submit regular reports on production volumes, equipment status, and any incidents.
Safety Compliance:
  • Adhere to all safety guidelines, protocols, and regulations to ensure a secure working environment.
  • Participate in safety meetings and training sessions to stay updated on industry best practices.
Emergency Response:
  • Respond promptly to emergency situations, including equipment failures, leaks, or other incidents.
  • Implement appropriate emergency procedures to mitigate risks and ensure the safety of personnel and assets.
  • Collaborate with other team members, field personnel, and supervisors to coordinate activities and share critical information.
  • Report any issues, concerns, or potential improvements to the relevant authorities.
Familiarity with the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of various equipment is crucial for an Oilfield Lease Operator/Pumper to guarantee the safe and efficient production of oil and gas. Continuous training is also necessary to stay abreast of technological advancements and industry best practices. The role of an Oilfield Lease Operator/Pumper involves working with a diverse range of equipment to monitor, maintain, and enhance oil and gas production. The specific equipment utilized may vary depending on the well type and production methods applied, but the following is a general list commonly associated with this position:

Wellhead Equipment:
  • Christmas tree (surface wellhead equipment)
  • Valves and chokes
  • Tubing hangers
Pumping Units:
  • Beam pump (nodding donkey)
  • Progressive cavity pump
  • Electric submersible pump (ESP)
Surface Pumps:
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Positive displacement pumps
  • Reciprocating pumps
Fluid Separation Equipment:
  • Separators (two-phase or three-phase)
  • Heater-treaters
  • Free water knockouts
Storage Tanks:
  • Production tanks
  • Stock tanks
  • Water disposal tanks
Flowlines and Pipelines:
  • Gathering lines
  • Flowlines
  • Transmission pipelines
Pressure Control Equipment:
  • Pressure relief valves
  • Control valves
  • Pressure regulators
Measurement Devices:
  • Flow meters
  • Pressure gauges
  • Level indicators
Safety Equipment:
  • Gas detectors
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Communication Tools:
  • Two-way radios
  • SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems
Tools and Instrumentation:
  • Wrenches, pliers, and other hand tools
  • Multimeters and other diagnostic instruments
  • Pickup trucks
  • Off-road vehicles for accessing remote well sites


  • High school diploma or equivalent; post-secondary education in a related field is an asset
  • 1+ years of experience in oilfield operations, preferably as a Lease Operator
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of oil and gas production equipment and processes
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and communicate effectively with other operators, supervisors, and management
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and be on-call as required
  • Valid driver's license and ability to pass a background check and drug test
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work in outdoor environments in various weather conditions
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs and work at heights
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and wear personal protective equipment as required

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