Area Manager Technician (West Texas)

At K&R Operating our employees are what makes the difference.  As our industry changes one thing remains constant, great people make a great company, our success is due to the great people that work here. K&R Operating is staffed with certified, professional and experienced full-service personnel capable of handling all equipment needs. Our technicians specialize in all makes and models of engines and compressors.  Join us and be a part of the new standard!

Summary: This is a full-time Area Manager position based out of our West Texas Service Area.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide specific guidance and leadership to Lead and Field Technicians working on a variety of jobs
  • Fully implements and actively promotes K&R Health, Safety & Environmental standards and policies to promote a safety culture.
  • Meet financial objectives and goals, ensuring performance and completion of all service jobs.
  • Plans and communicates job scope and expectations to direct reports.
  • Communicate with customers and K&R team issues effecting timelines and overall scope of jobs
  • Make recommendations for salary increases and promotions, as well as counseling and disciplining employees.
  • Recruiting personnel to meet growth objectives
  • Enforcing K&R policies and procedures.
  • Supply technical support for warranty repairs, developing and implementing new approaches and techniques.
  • Ensure invoicing is complete and accurately list parts and labor details
  • Cultivate and develop good customer relationships
  • Ensure Field Technicians are completing daily task including all necessary reports
  • Provide onsite leadership performing skilled tasks including all levels of maintenance, repairs, and overhauls on a wide variety of natural gas engine and compressors
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose all levels of compressor system failures and optimize compression equipment performance
  • Continually hone and develop skills in line with technological advances of the industry
  • Able to work in a team environment as a contributing team member and capable of working alone when required 
  • Always present a professional image when representing K&R

 Qualifications:

  • Advanced proficiency in compressor and engine maintenance.
  • Possess intermediate knowledge of surface production equipment.
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills to general electronic and mechanical control problems.
  • Possess exemplary leadership skills to guide employees in the field
  • Operate and provide training to Field Technicians on all types of diagnostic tools
  • Willing to travel for short and extended periods of time.
  • Required to pass all drug-related and background testing.
  • Attend training and leadership classes and/or seminars as required.
  • Should have proficient computer skills in MS Excel, Word and be capable of utilizing the computer as an appropriate diagnostic tool.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced general environment with a high degree of time management
  • Must be able to work under pressure

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required
  • Industry experience of ten or more years related experience is required
  • Training or equivalent combination of a degree and experience is optional
  • Extensive knowledge of the different makes and models of natural gas engines and compressors as well as process equipment
  • College degree is not required but appreciated in consideration 

Language Skills

  • Required to read, write, type and speak fluently in English

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to maintain an acceptable driving record
  • Factory certified training relating to the natural gas compression industry
  • Management and leadership training

Physical Demands

  • Must live in the Midland/Odessa Area OR be willing to relocate to the Midland/Odessa Area
  • Spend long periods of time standing
  • Work reasonable lengths of time in hot and cold environments

FREE medical and vision coverage for all K&R employees, industry leading medical coverage for dependents, 401k with company match, dental coverage, short-term and long-term disability and MORE

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