Foreman, Production

Production Services Killdeer, North Dakota

Job Summary

The Production Foreman position is responsible for the effective and economical installation, operation and maintenance of oil and gas production facilities. This position will report to the Production Superintendent and will have a working knowledge of production operations.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies
  • Supervises company and contract lease operators, as well as supervises company and contract personnel conducting repair and maintenance operations
  • Oversees activities of contractors performing well service, lease maintenance, swabbing rigs, flow back operations, and work-over operations
  • Monitor system pressures on wells, flow lines, gas and oil sales, shipping lines, and salt water transfer lines
  • Supervise construction of production facilities, pipeline installations, and artificial lift equipment
  • Responsible in actively achieving optimal performance of flowing/ pumping wells and salt water disposal wells
  • Monitors alarms and production through XSPOC and Cygnet
  • Manage lease operator schedules and routes
  • Codes and approves all Oildex invoices in a timely manner
  • Review oil, gas, and water production in Evin and Carte daily
  • Make necessary changes for accurate recordings
  • Enter daily Wellview and Siteview reports
  • Work with landowners and members of the community to prevent or resolve issues that may arise with daily operations
  • Implements and maintains programs
  • Chemical program and Pumping Unit maintenance program
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with land owners
  • Works closely with HSE to appropriately notify and accurately report incidents
  • Ensures all lease operators and contractors are adhering to HSE and corporate policies
  • Provide input and participate in interviewing, researching candidates, and offer requests for lease operator candidates
  • Responsible for training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work for direct reports
  • Responsible for completing performance appraisals and yearly goals with lease operators
  • Communicate with Production Superintendent on a daily basis to update on any issues



  • Demonstrates good communication and ability to develop relationships with employees and other third party contractors
  • Highly motivated and able to multi-task, plan and make decisions effectively
  • Takes pride in personal appearance and the appearance of their location, equipment and vehicles
  • Familiar with federal and state requirements related to production
  • Demonstrates conflict management skills
  • Willingness to assist or ask for assistance as needed with manager and team member duties
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel


    Minimum Qualifications

    • High School Diploma, general education degree (GED), minimum of five years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 5-8 years of knowledge/ experience in field operations
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Ability to pass a pre-employment and random alcohol and drug screening
    • Ability to pass a fit test


    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to stoop, stand, walk, pull, carry instruments, and climb stairs and ladders for extended period of time
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs.
    • Ability to work overhead for extended periods of time
    • Ability to perform fine manipulations with hands and fingers
    • Capable of driving distances of 150 miles or more per day during all types of weather conditions
    • Ability to one arm carry up to 25lbs. without assistance
    • Regular bending, crouching, pulling and kneeling to check equipment and gauges
    • Must be able to exert up to 50lbs. of force occasionally and up to 20lbs. frequently to move or manipulate objects
    • Ability to work significant amounts of time as required in completing job responsibilities
    • Working environment includes exposure to extremely loud noises in field, hazardous Chemicals, and Hydrocarbons that may be under extreme pressure for which appropriate safety measures are required