Maintenance Operator


Carlsbad, NM, US

Category:  Field and Trades Operations

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The Maintenance Operator maintains equipment on oil and gas facilities, repairing or replacing equipment as needed. Works under minimal supervision and is capable of handling highly complex problems. May assist in orienting and training less senior employees.



High School diploma or equivalent


Requires a minimum of 2 years of related industry experience in lease operations with maintenance responsibilities     


• Perform corrective tasks including Tank Valves; Seat and Trim; Dump Controllers; Kimray Valves; Water Transfer; Pumping Unit Stuffing Box; Sump Pots; Ball Valves

• Perform work as scheduled by planner scheduler
• Repair or replace well site equipment per environmental compliance
• Repair or replace well site control on pneumatic equipment

• Maintain regulatory, environmental, and safety compliance in conjunction with and through close coordination with the Operations Engineers, Superintendents, Foremen, and Environmental Health and Safety Department
• Maintain positive relationship with Local, state/province, Provincial and Federal representatives and Landowners
• Secure and maintain all Company equipment, including but not limited to computers, vehicles, and analysis or test equipment

• Possess the right and obligation to stop work if unsafe conditions exist or are suspected
• Train newly hired and/or less experienced lease operators
• Provide field wide contact with all personnel in the event of emergency or other significant occurrences

• Maintain batteries, wells and plants to facilitate efficient production operations


• Oil and gas industry experience preferred

• Practice safe work habits at all times
• Demonstrate commitment to Devon Attributes
• Strong commitment to safety and environment

• Basic computer skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Able to work within a team environment

• Creative individual, capable of analyzing and solving mechanical problems
• Position requires operation of Company vehicles. Incumbent must meet requirements of Company Policy
• Must be able to safely and effectively wear Self Contained Breathing equipment and work in an H2S environment

• Capable of safely climbing stairs, ladders, fixed to various equipment during production and drilling operations    

Devon Energy is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the Devon Talent Acquisition Team at

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