Major Energy Company: Production Technician in Hobbs, NM

Major Energy Company

Opportunity Title: Production Technicians
Location: Hobbs, New Mexico

Closed Date: Until Filled
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The Permian EOR business unit is excited to transition military veterans into the Oil & Gas industry with our military hiring program. The program will consist of three (3) developmental rotations in roles of increasing responsibility, with a final rotation being into a full time field based assignment.

Job Description


The primary objective of a Production Technician is the interaction with Well Analysts, Pump Off Controller (POC) /Inject Well Controller (IWC) technicians, and Lift Specialists to maximize production capacity and profitability. This role collaborates daily to determine producing well exceptions and performs diagnostics to return wells to production.

Essential Jobs Duties 

Participate daily with Well Performance Specialists (WPS), POC/IWC technicians, Automation Technicians (AT), and Production and Reservoir engineers concerning daily alarm exceptions Addresses all daily alarm exceptions

Troubleshoot injection exceptions

Make necessary adjustments in Life of Well Information System (LOWIS) Check all wells with casing alert

Clean, repair, or replace meters & change

Calibrate or replace transducers

Repair or replace motor control valve Repair or replace motor controller Repair or replace casing monitors

Replace batteries in Remote Telemetry Unit (RTU) Replace RTU

Troubleshoot & replace any top cards in RTU

Minimum Requirements


At least High School Grad or GED. Some college or technical training preferred

Professional/Technical Qualifications/Licenses/Certifications:

Valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record


5+ years of industry experience preferred

In lieu of industry experience will consider the following fields:

Avionics, Heating and Refrigeration, Communications, Automation, radar technology, mechanical, electrical and/or nuclear technologies

Skills & Competencies:

Strong initiative and self-starter

Multi-task orientation with skills related to work prioritization

Working knowledge of oil and gas production operations preferred, but will train acceptable candidate. Understanding of importance of environmental and safe work practices

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as by self without direct supervision Technical skills related to math and analytical processes

Proficiency in the use of personal computer utilizing a windows environment Ability to keep neat and accurate records

General mechanical troubleshooting and repair skills Ability to identify operational inefficiencies Understanding of Business fundamentals

Ability to implement cost effective solutions

All applicants must meet NextOp’s minimum program requirements:

  • Post 9/11 Veteran
  • Honorable Discharge
  • Able to pass a Background Check and Drug Screening
  • Have a Valid Drivers License and Driving Record
  • E-7 and Below


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