Contract Compression Field Technician (South 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 Field Technician position based out of the South Texas Business unit.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform skilled tasks including all levels of maintenance, repairs, and overhauls 
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose all levels of compressor system failures.
  • Optimize compression equipment performance.
  • Comply with all company and customer policies and procedures
  • Complete appropriate paperwork as directed.
  • Continually hone and develop skills in line with technological advances of the industry
  • Demonstrate and further develop leadership skills.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment as a contributing team member
  • Must be capable of working alone when required 
  • Must be able to travel for short and extended periods 
  • Present a professional image.


  • Must be proficient in compressor and engine maintenance.
  • Possess basic knowledge of surface production equipment.
  • Must have troubleshooting skills
  • Diagnose general electronic control problems.
  • Must be able to operate all types of diagnostic tools.
  • Must be willing to travel and willing to relocate, if necessary.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be willing to work unusual hours.
  • Must be able to pass all drug-related testing.
  • Must be able to meet company lifting standards.
  • Must have full set of hand tools as defined by company standards.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have good customer-relation skills.
  • Must be willing to attend training classes and/or seminars as required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED 
  • Formal vocational training is preferred.
  • Caterpillar and Waukesha engine experience
  • Ariel, GE, and other gas compressor experience
  • Control Panel and I&E experience
  • Emissions Controls experience 
  • Preferably three to five years of compressor maintenance experience.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak fluently in English
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, suppliers, and co-workers. 
  • Ability to write instructions and information on materials. 

Computer Skills

  • Should have general computer skills and be capable of utilizing the computer as an appropriate diagnostic tool. 

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to maintain an acceptable driving record.

Physical Demands

  • Often required to lift heavy objects 
  • Spend long periods of time standing
  • Work reasonable lengths of time in hot and cold environments 
  • Must frequently lift and/or move up to 70 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  

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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