Lease Operator - Experienced

Field Operations Cambridge, Ohio


Ascent Resources is seeking an experienced Lease Operator. This position is located in the Cambridge, OH area and will report to the Operations Foreman. The Lease Operator performs daily operational checks of assigned wells and production facilities. They will be expected to handle most routine problems independently. The individual will prepare, maintain and submit daily reports and records of daily gas and liquid volume, well pressure, volume of chemicals used, etc. The Lease Operator will conduct production tests using established procedures, perform minor repairs on surface production and injection equipment and may operate production and injection equipment. The individual will represent the company in delivery of materials and witnesses purchaser's gauges and tests, ensuring accuracy of run tickets.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
• Understand and follow our Safety Policies, Procedures & Expectations as well as our Best Management Practices
• Lead and operate by the guidelines set forth in our Safety Culture
• Report all incidents / Near Misses / Spills / SWA in a timely manner
• Lease maintenance & operations
• Learn, maintain and optimize various forms of artificial lift
• Monitor well’s daily production and performance
• Understand facility design, functionality and process flow and how to operate the equipment
• Understand LOE and cost impact
• Help commission new facilities when needed and ensure a seamless handover between flow back and production ops
• Winter operations – adjusting daily ops to account for cold weather
o Understanding hydrates and freezes. How to safely remove and mitigate
• Mentoring / Training New Personnel / Contractors
• Consistent daily communication between day and night shifts

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Minimum Requirements:
• Ability to work with computers and electronics
• Previous unconventional well production related experience
• Able to understand process flow and plumbing
• Mechanically inclined
• Ability to look overhead and down
• Ability to assemble/disassemble parts with both hands
• Valid driver’s license and ability to safely operate a motor vehicle
• Meet Ascent’s Motor Vehicle Record and driver qualifications

Education & Work Experience Required
Minimum Requirements:
• 2+ years of experience working as a Lease Operator or in an Oil and Gas Production position
• High school education
• Ability to look overhead and down
• Ability to assemble/disassemble parts with both hands

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

• Ability to be on feet for extended periods and easily move around piping and other equipment on location
• Tolerance to extreme weather conditions
• Extended drive times
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
• Ability to work overtime and callouts as needed
• Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone
• Must be able to pass a DOT physical

Ascent Resources provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ascent complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.