Operator (Artesia)

Basic Energy Services Artesia , NM 88210

Posted 2 months ago

Position Overview: Carries out a variety of physical activities on the well servicing or drilling rig floor or elsewhere on the well site as directed by the customer or well operator.

This is a safety sensitive position.

Reports to: Field Supervisor-Rigs

Directs Reports: None

Major duties:

  • Performs initial completions, remedial or downhole maintenance operations

  • Assists in servicing of gas and oil wells; transports rig and other vehicles to locations, rigs up/down, pulls/runs tubing, rods or casing

  • Assists in removing or installing well head and associated equipment

  • Lifts, attaches, installs, and works with matting boards and associated well equipment such as rod strippers, polish rods and pumps

  • Operates rod wrenches, tongs, elevators, and other associated rig tools and equipment during well servicing operations

  • Assists with spooling or unspooling guy lines, placing and operating hydraulic jacks, and placing of emergency and safety gear

  • Maintains tubing, rod tongs and hand tools on the rig

  • Unscrews or tightens pipe, casing, tubing, and pump rods, using hand and power wrenches and tongs

  • Dismantles and repairs oil field machinery using hand tools and power tools

  • Cleans up spills

  • Keeps pipe deck and main deck areas orderly

  • Reports safety hazards, accidents or maintenance issues to rig operator or supervisor

  • Drives company vehicles over various types of road conditions and terrains, including highways, rural roads including paved and gravel surfaces, and off road situations including two track roads as needed

  • May work in shop or yard as required

  • May be requested to work outside of normal work schedule to meet customer needs

  • Performs other tasks as assigned

Qualifications and Skills


  • Knowledge of basic mechanical functions

  • Good verbal and written communication

  • Basic problem solving and organizational skills

  • Can work independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work in fast paced environment, handling multiple tasks at same time

  • Must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening as well as background check


  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent education

  • Oilfield industry experience

  • Clean driving record

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs

  • Position requires long periods of standing and sitting and the ability to work long hours if necessary

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Typical working conditions and hazards:

  • Work is performed in all weather conditions

  • Able to perform duties with protective equipment, H2S respirator where required

  • Potential hazards include working near or with heavy tools and moving machinery

  • Potential exposure to loud noises, airborne toxins, solvents, flammable atmospheres and industrial chemicals


  • This is a safety sensitive position. Essential mental alertness requirements, which include the following, are required to be met as part of the essential job functions, and must be met by Basic Energy Services applicants and current employees. To be considered and eligible for hire, each and every applicant and employee must:

  • Work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner

  • Have, display & maintain the ability to perform tasks involving high levels of cognitive function and judgment

  • Not be mentally or physically impaired from any cause, that can adversely affect an employee's ability to safely and completely perform the duties of the position

  • Have, display & maintain the ability to work in an unfatigued state

  • Have, display & maintain the ability to accurately gauge lengths of time and distance

  • Have, display & maintain the ability to quickly store and recall instructions in one's short term memory

  • Have, display & maintain the ability to concentrate

  • Have, display & maintain the ability to cope with sudden changes in surrounding and/or emergency situations and/or alarms

  • Have, display & maintain, demonstrated caring, committed and concerned attitude about safety

If any applicant and/or employee is not able to meet these requirements immediately and indefinitely, said applicant and/or employee may not be eligible for employment, re-employment, or promotional opportunities, and may be subject to termination if it is determined that said applicant or employee is determined to be impaired, by following the Company's reasonable suspicion training, and process.

Reach your full potential.

Basic offers interesting and challenging opportunities for dynamic individuals who want to be part of the exciting oilfield services industry. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value and individual contributions of every employee.

  • Highly competitive salaries

  • Benefits programs

  • Training

  • Performance-based financial rewards

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Environment

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