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Developmental Technician #2 - Watford City, ND
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Job Location: Watford City, North Dakota - United States

Job #: 15545
Title: Developmental Technician #2 - Watford City, ND
Job Location: Watford City, North Dakota - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Other Compensation: Medical Plan & Prescription Drug Coverage? Vision Coverage Dental Coverage? Flexible Spending Accounts? Life Insurance Coverage? Disability Coverage 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan; (Contributes 3% of your pay into the plan, regardless of employee participation. Will match employee contributions dollar for dollar up to 5%)
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Client willing to recruit nationwide but does not pay relocation expenses for this position.
Relocation Paid?: NO


Developmental Technician #2 - Watford City, ND

Great Benefits, Long Term Employment and Career Opportunities!

Our client is looking for qualified personnel who are interested in a long term career oppportunities. They are a growth-oriented provider of midstream services and one of the largest independent midstream energy companies in North America, with assets in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Louisiana, California, Washington and Maryland. The company has a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets, making them an excellent choice for exciting career opportunities. They offer a great benefit package, long term employment and career opportunties. This position is located in Watford City, North Dakota, a small community that is the epicenter of the state`s energy boom.

  • Medical Plan & Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance Coverage
  • Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan; (Contributes 3% of your pay into the plan, regardless of employee participation. Will match employee contributions dollar for dollar up to 5%)


The Developmental Technician will have exposure to the installation, diagnosis and troubleshooting, repair, preventive maintenance, and overall proper function of all types of mechanical equipment, including but not limited to the following: Engines, electric motors, compressors, pumps, fired heaters, filtration equipment, heat exchangers, air coolers, cooling tower, pressure vessels, valves, pressure relief devices and other specialty items.

The responsibility of the Developmental Technician is to work safely and have good trouble shooting skills on mechanical equipment (natural gas internal combustion engines, natural gas compressors, gas turbines, electrical and pneumatic controls, pumps, and control equipment.)


  • Acquire necessary skills to fill out applicable work/hot work permits, lockout/tagout documentation, attend and participate in tailgate sessions with others involved in work site activities
  • Assist with routine shutdowns and startup of equipment and perform emergency procedures when required
  • Become versed in the installation of equipment, including but not limited to the following: pumps, motors, and valves and perform general maintenance when needed
  • Follow Safety Policies, Procedures, and Business Ethics Policies
  • Gain basic knowledge of Natural Gas Characteristics, Gas Plant Operations, Engine & Compressor Operations and Maintenance, Gas & Liquid Measurement, and Instrument & Electrical
  • Have a basic knowledge of ones work, and how it can affect co-workers in the plant and field operations
  • Have basic knowledge of Natural Gas Characteristics, Engine & Compressor Operations and Maintenance.
  • Learn the geographical layout of gathering system and station locations
  • Plan and perform all assignments in a safe manner by utilizing the proper tools, safety and environmental precautions, permitting, and Process Safety Management
  • Provide assistance with routine and major maintenance repairs of mechanical equipment including, but not limited to: engine and compressor repairs and overhauls, grouting of equipment, pump repairs and overhauls, seal replacements, air compressor repairs and overhauls, and repairs to other mechanical equipment
  • Review and grasp plant operation/processes for optimizing quality and production of products meeting required data specifications
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required


  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays, with the ability to respond to call outs as needed to fulfill business objective and the ability to work shifts for plant or field conditions
  • Ability to frequently throughout the work shift, push, pull and lift at least a minimum of 50lbs to a minimum height of 3-4 feet and maneuver equipment or parts as needed
  • Ability to work outdoors in changing climate conditions
  • Able to work in close quarters: i.e., work while kneeling, squatting, sitting, climbing, and standing
  • Ability to climb up and down ladders, stairs and platforms at varying heights
  • Follow and adhere to all applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines (ex: eye protection, footwear, Nomex)
  • We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing
  • This role is subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by policy



Education & License:

  • Minimum High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Maintain a valid drivers license to include a safe driving record satisfactory to the company
  • Associates degree in technical discipline (preferred)


  • Minimum 0-3 years of professional experience


  • Must have a mechanical aptitude
  • Interpersonal communication skills are required in order to interface with all affected teams, personnel, and vendors
  • An organized and detail-oriented self-starter with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work self-sufficiently given direction and resources
  • Well-grounded, preferring to work in a collegial and team environment
  • Ability to think critically, solve problems independently and exercise excellent judgment and common sense

Preferred Qualifications or Additional Factors for Consideration:

  • Experience in maintenance and operations of gas compressors with engine drivers, glycol dehydrators and Gas plant processing
  • Associates degree in technical discipline (preferred)

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