Lease Operator I (Waterville Area, Lycoming County)

Summary:  The Lease Operator I is responsible to ensure PGE’s operations are compliant with industry regulations, while performing general labor functions to maximize gas production.  

Conducts operational & analytical work on high pressure gas well locations including but not limited to the following activities.  To complete the following activities the incumbent must be familiar with operating various hand tools, running hydraulic power tools and operating heavy equipment:

  1. Monitoring production (gas and water) rate and pressure trends
  2. Identifying problems with production equipment and completing minor repairs
  3. Timely report operational problems requiring assistance to Supervisor
  4. Plunger lift monitoring, inspection and maintenance
  5. Chemical Injection Set/Adjust pump rate and monitor tank levels
  6. Inspecting/testing dump lines
  7. Rebuilding/replacing separator dump valves
  8. Setting and adjusting pneumatic liquid dump control systems
  9. Testing, setting and rebuilding hydraulic and pneumatic ESD systems
  10. Adjusting/repairing/rebuilding chokes
  11. Purging sand separators
  12. Setting pressure regulators
  13. Monitoring levels on gauge tanks
  14. Operating dehydration systems and indirect heaters
  15. Monitoring/maintaining fluid levels
  16. Understanding fired equipment.  Lighting equipment and adjusting flame
  17. Changing filters
  18. Understanding artificial lift applications

The Lease Operator I is also a “First Level Environmental respondent” whose tasks include but are not limited to the following activities:

  1. Performing field inspections of well sites to ensure compliance and reporting/correcting non-compliance findings in a timely fashion.
  2. Managing and maintaining various environmental documentation, including record retention and tracking of report due dates.
  3. Assisting with implementation and execution of PGE’s environmental programs, policies and procedures.
  4. Responsible for forwarding inspection data to Environmental Supervisor for database entry used for reporting to internal contacts and regulatory compliance agencies.
  5. Work with all departments and operational staff in response to regulatory notices and reports.
  6. Compliance with ICPs and other emergency response duties.
  7. Performing JSA’s as needed
  8. Maintaining weekly operations report for Dispatch.


  1. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in an Environmental field is preferred.
  2. 1-2 years of oil/gas experience preferred.
  3. Strong mechanical, math and oral communication skills.
  4. Complete familiarity in PC operations; spreadsheet knowledge preferred.
  5. Good interpersonal abilities for working in a team environment.

Core Competencies:  To be successful in this position, the incumbent must contribute to the team as well as have the ability to perform tasks by using the following key attributes:

  1. Proactive: does things before being asked or forced by events.
  2. Skillful: takes the lead using a wide range of skills to influence and gain enrollment.
  3. Partnership and Teamwork: actively engages and respects contributions of others using face to face collaboration skills, through virtual communication and/or written communications.
  4. Looks for ways to accomplish results efficiently and with successful outcomes.
  5. Attention to detail is a must.

Physical Demands: 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.

  1.  Visual acuity imperative.
  2.  Physical activity lifting up to 100 pounds on an infrequent basis.
  3.  Fine manipulation skills as necessary to operate a PC
  4. Ability to work on a non-traditional schedule (overnight hours are often necessary), significant travel and field work.
  5. Must be able to sit, stand, bend, twist, and kneel.
  6. Frequent walking on uneven terrain.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Skills in spreadsheet programs, Excel is preferred.
  2. Familiarity in PC operations.
  3. Excellent communication (verbal/written) skills.
  4. Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  5. Current and valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
  6. Knowledge of Drilling, Fracing, completions and construction pertaining to Oil and Gas operations.

Position reports to Lycoming location, with primary assignments in that region and further travel as needed.

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