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Mechanic Lead at Hilcorp Energy Company in Durango, Colorado

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

  • Mechanic Lead

    Requisition # 19-175.U

    Location US-CO-Durango

    Category Harvest Pipeline

  • Overview

    Hilcorp, founded in 1989, is one of the largest privately-held oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States and is the largest oil producer in Louisiana. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Hilcorp has over 1,825 employees in multiple operating areas including the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, the Northeast United States, Wyoming, New Mexico and Alaska's Cook Inlet and North Slope. Our formula is to grow the company by leveraging our core competencies and operational expertise. Our proficiency in these key areas has resulted in significant growth over the last several years. Hilcorp is consistently acknowledged for its culture, values and ethics. In fact we have been recognized by multiple, local and national, publications as one of the best places in America to work. Hilcorp has also been commended for its unique programs that foster charitable giving by its employees and our emphasis on partnering with the communities in which we operate. We take great pride in our accomplishments and strive to maintain a culture that will allow for continued growth.

    Hilcorp Energy is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other basis protected by law. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly.


    • Identifies and repairs mechanical and electrical faults by discussion with field operators, listening to machinery and using specialized testing equipment.

    • Investigates faulty machinery/mechanical equipment, check parts using equipment, and refer to workshop manuals.

    • Cleans, lubricates and tunes mechanical equipment to make them run properly.

    • Repairs damaged or faulty parts with new or rebuilt parts.

    • Repairs and adjust electrical faults in mechanical equipment.

    • Monitors and reads gauges to verify sufficient levels of fluids, air pressure, and oxygen.

    • Shuts down the machinery/mechanical equipment, following supervisor's instructions, in case of an emergency.

    • Maintains records of daily activates, and prepares progress reports.

    • Works closely with operations to ensure projects are performed in a safe and timely manner.

    • Ability to be available 24 hours per day (on call for tech support, questions, emergencies, etc.).

    • Maintains employee confidence and protects company assets, including intellectual property, by keeping information confidential.

    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

    • Ensure safety policy & procedures are followed. PPE - LOTO - WORK PERMITS etc.

    • Leads by Example.

    • Coordinate scheduled & unscheduled maintenance, repair, and operational activities.

    • Assist assigned techs with all major PM's.

    • Assist assigned techs with investigating, correcting and documenting oil sample and analyzer alerts.

    • Ensure that baseline PM task guidelines are followed.

    • Assist assigned techs with trouble shooting problems.

    • Investigate all unplanned unit shutdowns. Ensure the corrective action was appropriate and completed.

    • Coordinate & Assist assigned techs with daily activities as needed. Operator reports - Parameter checks - site eff. Etc.

    • Conduct periodic Mechanical Training for assigned techs.

    • Ensure assigned techs are meeting established requirements. (See personal requirements sheet).

    • Fills in for foreman in their absence.

    • Develop call out schedule.

    • Communicate with Supervisor about assigned techs performance.

    • Work with Supervisor to determine when contractors are needed.

    • Assist assigned tech with managing contractors.

    • Ensure assigned techs close work orders in EAM for equipment PMs and Environmental tasks.

    • Assist assigned techs with unit & site housekeeping activities as needed.

    • Attend PHA and Project reviews.

    • Be proficient with Ariel Performance Program and provide runs for Project Management and Engineering as needed.

    • Manage check in and check out program. Adheres to established work schedule, attendance standards and is punctual to work and meetings

    • Supports company vision and mission.

    • Adheres to the company's values - integrity, ownership, urgency, alignment and innovation.

    • Other duties as assigned by management.


    • Eight (8) years minimum of oil and gas mechanic experience.

    • Requires minimal supervision, direction, and training in the performance of any complex compression related task.

    • Demonstrates an increased ability to work unsupervised, act upon an acquired knowledge of how the facilities function, anticipates and corrects problems before they occur or before other parts of the facility are affected.

    • Demonstrates the ability to routinely operate machinery/mechanical equipment unsupervised, while maintaining the facility in a safe, environmentally sound condition and maintaining neat and accurate records of the operations.

    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize when non-standard or non-routine conditions exist at the facility, notify supervisory staff, and offer recommendations for solutions to the problem.

    • Basic mathematic and mechanical skills.

    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, officials, and the public.

    • Ability to consider safety in all decisions.


    Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent or any equivalent combination of education and experience demonstrating sufficient knowledge, ability and skill to handle the duties and responsibilities of the position.

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