Our experienced team listens closely to our customer’s needs and manages every aspect of a project. We recognize that great people are our most important asset, and we pride ourselves on innovative problem-solving and attention to detail while valuing loyalty, hard work and a common-sense approach.
Below is a list of current career opportunities. Interested candidates should submit their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Vaquero Midstream offers a competitive wage and benefits package.
Plant Operator – Trainee
Entry Level position exposed to both Maintenance and Operations. Under the Repairman’s direction, assist with maintenance and other duties as assigned. Recognize operating deviations and take appropriate corrective action. Perform other duties as assigned. High school diploma or GED, one (1) year of general experience in the oil/gas industry or similar role, good mechanical aptitude, effective written & verbal communication, ability to read and comprehend repair manuals and parts books, ability to respond to emergency call-outs within an hour.
Special Characteristics/Job Requirements
Working overtime, holidays and weekends required. Dynamic, fast-paced, demanding environment. Work outside in all types of inclement weather, working extended hours as required in emergencies, on projects, etc. Must have good driving record, may require walking and standing up to 8 hours a day in a field environment. Requires physical capabilities of: standing, walking, bending, stretching, reaching over shoulder height, frequent lifting of parts weighing up to 80lbs. Pipeline work is subject to hazardous conditions including escaping gas, adverse weather conditions, extreme temperatures and high-pressure gas lines. Employees are required to live within a reasonable distance of their reporting location. Incumbents are required to be reasonably available to respond to emergency and other operational needs whenever they occur. May require some travel for meetings and/or training. Incumbent will be required to learn duties associated with one or more specific areas of the operation, depending on the operational need and the employee’s demonstrated abilities.
Two (2) or more years of general experience in the oil/gas industry in a utility support role or similar, experience working on same/similar equipment and duties (gas plant/processing and/or pipeline field operations environment), proficient computer and Microsoft office skills.
HSE Field Adviser
The HSE Field Adviser is the local subject matter expert who actively participates as a part of the Monahans Operations team to support pipeline and facility operations, support construction projects and drive a process safety culture. This person is involved with job planning and work permitting and provides a field presence while work is performed to ensure employee, process and construction safety compliance. The HSE Field Adviser will follow Vaquero protocol to execute employee, pipeline, process, and construction safety standards and procedures, and must live in the Midland/Odessa area.
Drives process safety and employee safety culture by frequent interaction with operations, tech services, and engineering services leadership to encourage and support frequent messaging and prioritization of safety issues. Works with front line to reinforce principles such as identifying and addressing normalization of deviation, striving to have a preoccupation with failure, and always maintaining a sense of vulnerability. Supports Operations Supervisors, Operations Managers, Project Managers, Operations Technicians and coordinates with other functional groups. Supports development and review of operations and construction Work Plans. Participates in review of jobs involving hot work, lock out-tag out, purge and pack, confined space, crane lifts, fall protection or simultaneous operations or other non-routine tasks. Support construction activities on pipelines and at facilities to ensure EHS compliance by employees and contractors. Create and distribute area safety communications/alerts. Assist in company-wide EHS communications & training. Monitor and ensure pipeline Operator Qualifications are met by employees and contractors performing work on pipeline systems. Assist in the development and implementation of company EHS programs and guidelines. Participates in incident investigations as a facilitator, lead or team member and ensures appropriate follow up on area hazard/near miss reporting. Responsible for performing Life Critical training. (e.g., work permitting, job planning, hot work, confined space, management of change, lockout/tag out, excavation and trenching and gas detection. Participate in PHA (Process Hazard Analysis), HSR (Hazard Screen Review) and MOC (Management of Change) process to help identify and mitigate potential safety hazards. Participate in area/construction leadership and project team meetings. Provide emergency response support. Coordinate and participate in assurance audits. Provide operating area safety metric data to area leadership. Providing guidance and expertise relating to employee, pipeline, process, and construction safety. Determine applicable OSHA regulatory requirements and communicate potential impacts to Operations and Construction. Coordinate Industrial Hygiene and sampling in conjunction with operations and company/contractor Industrial Hygienist. Prepare safety related reports and documentation in an accurate and timely manner. Prepare environmental related reports and documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
Bachelor’s degree or certification in Health and Safety, Environmental Science, Safety, Engineering or other technical EHS field preferred. A combination of education, experience and training may be substituted for these requirements. Safety Certification preferred [i.e.: Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), National Safety Council (NSC) or similar equivalent recognized Occupational Safety & Health Certification(s)]. Minimum 3 years of safety experience in industry and preferably the natural gas industry. Experience/Knowledge in the following areas is required: DOT/PHMSA, OSHA, Railroad Commission of Texas, TCEQ. The candidate will need excellent planning, organizational, training, teamwork and presentation skills. Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Minimum of 2-5 years’ experience in one or more of the applied areas and with experience working in a pipeline/gas plant setting preferred. Demonstrated experience supporting operations and project groups. Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. Role will require public speaking and significant report writing. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and ability to quickly learn new software programs; Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Able to perform new facility walkthroughs and inspections and determine conformance with industry, company and regulatory standards. Must be a team player as well as a goal-oriented individual who functions with the highest level of integrity and professionalism. Working knowledge of EHS Management Systems and safety metrics (occupational and process safety). Working knowledge of Environmental & OSHA regulations, Process Safety Management, behavior-based safety and industry best practices. Ability to travel and support assets within an assigned geographic region. Ability to travel away from the local operating area up to approximately 25%.
Works both indoors and outdoors in and around industrial and electrical equipment with temperature extremes due to weather conditions and operating equipment. Uses physical force to lift, push, pull and hold equipment and tools. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., manually transport a load up to 75 lbs., and apply up to 100-foot pounds of torque. Must have ability to get in and out of vehicles regularly and ride over rough roads.
Supervisor – Plant Operations
Supervises and directs employees engaged in activities related to operation and maintenance of gas Cryogenic processing, treating and compressor facilities.
Supervise, direct, and/or assist employees performing operations and maintenance activities on processing and/or compressor plant equipment for two 200 MMSCFD a day Cryogenic processing plants and associated treating equipment. Coordinate plant improvements and modifications and other special projects. Compile, prepare, and/or analyze various reports and correspondence including but not limited to: O&M capital budgets, measurement documentation, balance reports, authorization for expenses (AFE’s), plant production reports, construction drawings and maps, chromatograph printouts, PSM documentation, and HSE documentation. Determine materials required for operations and prepare appropriate purchase orders. Ensure compliance with company policies related to OSHA/PSM, DOT, federal/state environmental regulations and other regulatory requirements. Prepare appropriate documentation. Provide information and/or assistance to management and employees regarding daily work activities, scheduling, operational changes, maintenance etc. Regular and reliable attendance is required in performance of job. Subject to call out for plant issues and assistance needed. Employee may be required to perform additional duties as assigned.
Minimum 3 years of Cryogenic Plant Manager/Supervisor experience. Thorough knowledge and understanding of compressor operation, and a Cryogenic processing plant operations and related equipment. Working knowledge of use and function of computers and applicable spreadsheet and word processing software such as Microsoft Excel and Word. Application of basic math and algebraic formulas. Working knowledge of and/or training related to: Cryogenic process plants, Amine and Glycol Treating, Condensate Stabilizer, Compression, Gas and liquid processing/handling fundamentals, Company/governmental operating and safety procedures, Emergency response procedures, Safe handling of flammable gases, liquids, and high-pressure systems, and communications skills. Demonstrated ability to monitor compressor and processing activities and situations to ensure compliance with safety policies and procedures, demonstrated ability to interact, advise, and communicate effectively, demonstrated ability to train, direct, and/or supervise; working knowledge of personnel policies and procedures, demonstrated ability to compile and prepare reports, recommendations, and correspondence, demonstrated ability to read and interpret manuals, policies, procedures, permits, governmental regulations, construction specifications and drawings, chromatograph printouts, reports, and correspondence.
Applicable driver’s license to travel to job sites.
Mobility to travel in and around office surroundings and around job sites out‑of‑doors, able to operate tools and equipment required, able to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds in routine completion of job responsibilities.
Must perform maintenance and operational tasks with all natural gas process related equipment, instrumentation, and control systems on the following: Cryogenic Processing, Reciprocating Compressors, Amine Treating Systems, Glycol Dehydration, Measurement, Wonder Ware DCS, Allen Bradley PLC’s, Gas Chromatographs, Safety Devices, Power Distribution, AC Motors, and all Utility Support Systems. Must properly maintain and complete maintenance records, service reports, and other required documents as required. Must demonstrate proper use of personal protective equipment, vehicles, tools, and equipment. Must maintain and operate power distribution, AC motors, soft starts, and all utility support systems in a reliable, safe, and efficient manner. Coordinate maintenance activities on electrical, instrumentation and control systems, work independently with minimal supervision, and regularly perform a wide spectrum of non-routine, moderate to high-complexity assignments requiring technical evaluation, innovation and judgment.
Have a minimum total of two years experience as an Instrumentation & Electrical Operations Technician. Have a minimum of two years experience in the natural gas industry or related field. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Demonstrate the ability to work under limited supervision. Have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Application and PC skills. Have a valid State Operators Driving License and excellent driving record, be willing to work after hours and on-call rotations. Possess adequate communication skills. Ability to carry and lift items that can weigh 50lbs or more. Team Orientated and the ability to work well with others. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and initiative skills.
Possess an Associate’s Degree, have previous experience in the mechanical and/or maintenance industry, experience with gas-plant operations, gas compression, and/or liquid or gas gathering processes, and obtain a Journeyman, Electrical License, or equivalent.
Perform maintenance and operational tasks with all natural gas process related equipment, providing maintenance on the following: Cryogenic Processing, Reciprocating Compressors, Amine Treating Systems, Glycol Dehydration. Perform Skilled Mechanical duties involving operations, troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing natural gas engines, compressors, generators and other power driven equipment. Properly maintain and complete maintenance records, service reports, and other required documents as required. Overhaul, repair and adjust engines, compressors, pumps, motors. Inspect engines, compressors and mechanical equipment: diagnose problems and determine extent of necessary repairs; perform repairs and routine preventative maintenance. Detailed awareness of compressor components including: lubrication systems, shutdown systems, loading and unloading valves, pistons, valves and electrical systems. Maintain compressor logs, diaries, oil sampling and inventories of parts, equipment, lube oils and coolants. General upkeep of facilities and equipment including: engines/compressors, company vehicle and shop.
Hold a minimum total of three (3) years’ experience as a Plant Mechanic. Obtain a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the natural gas industry or related field. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Demonstrate the ability to work under limited supervision. Have basic knowledge of Plant operations and Cryo Plant Mechanics. Have a valid State Operators Driving License and excellent driving record, be willing to work after hours and on-call rotations. Possess adequate communication skills. Ability to carry and lift items that can weigh 50lbs or more. Team orientated and the ability to work well with others. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and initiative skills.
Have previous experience in the mechanical and/or maintenance industry, and experience with gas-plant operations, gas compression, pumps, and/or liquid or gas gathering processes. Vocational Tech certificates or equipment specific training preferred.