Oasis Petroleum

Plant Operator A, Oasis Midstream Services

US-ND-Watford City
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Position Summary

The Plant Operator will be responsible for assisting with or perform activities related to operation and maintenance of oil and gas liquid processing facilities.  This is a great opportunity for someone to get in on the ground floor of our midstream operations.  The schedule will be Oasis Plant Shift schedule. This position is located in Watford City, North Dakota.  Level and salary commensurate with experience.  

Essential Job Functions

  • Assists with the operating of natural gas plant and pipeline equipment including but not limited to treating plants, reciprocating natural gas compressors, dehydrators, fluid separation equipment, valves, gas measurement equipment, etc.
  • Monitors and regulates valves and controls to operate equipment in the recommended or prescribed operating ranges
  • Assist with equipment preparation for maintenance activities including but not limited to permitting, lock out tag out, decommissioning, etc. 
  • Provides visual inspection of equipment and controls to detect malfunctions or need for repairs, adjustments, or lubrication
  • Assist mechanics and others in performing repairs to equipment
  • Monitors plant and pipeline operations and responds appropriately to emergency or upset conditions
  • Assists with monitoring of gas gathering system through SCADA and notifies plant supervisor of situations that could affect gas deliveries  
  • Implements safe work practices and participates in proactive safety culture while ensuring safety for the employee, the public, and the environment at all times
  • Reads, monitors, and records various operating conditions such as pressures, temperatures, hours of operation, fuel consumed, water levels, etc
  • Operating the truck unloading rack
  • Tank to tank transfers of crude and operating a VRU system
  • Other duties as assigned

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. Incumbents will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and duties outside of their normal responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to comply with DOT regulations
  • Must be able to commute to and from location on a daily basis
  • 1 year oil & gas industry experience, midstream, gas plant operations; or related work experience
  • Some knowledge of the operation, control and general design of various kinds of systems typically present in a processing plant is required
  • Knowledge of compressor station, storage field, gathering field, and/or processing plant operations
  • Ability to analyze, adjust, and perform minor repairs on equipment
  • Application of basic arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Demonstrated ability to access and/or perform basic computer functions utilizing company software applications
  • Knowledge of and training pertaining to gas and liquid processing fundamentals; applicable company and government operating practices and procedures; safe handling of flammable gases, liquids and high-pressure systems
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and to handle competing demands with flexibility
  • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
    • Able to handle exposure to noise, extreme weather conditions, and areas where hazardous chemicals are present
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, climb stairs, kneel, stoop, sit, walk extensively
    • Ability to successfully complete a post-offer/pre-employment drug screen, background check, physical, functional capacity examination, and to be able to meet all physical requirements of the job


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 year vocational training pertaining to oil and gas industry
  • 5 years oil & gas industry experience, midstream, gas plant operations
  • Knowledge of gas and liquid measurement


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