Estimator Job Summary

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 Estimator position based out of Texas or Louisiana business unit.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high level input to operations and sales staff pertaining to job quotes and estimates
  • Work closely with operations group to troubleshoot and diagnose all levels of compressor system failures and optimize compression equipment performance
  • Work closely with sales group to ensure estimates provided are within the specifications of the customer’s request
  • Required to take meetings with customers upon request and be able to travel at any time
  • Comply with all company and customer policies and procedures
  • Stay up to date with industry standards with regards to natural gas engines and compressors
  • Able to work in a team environment as a contributing team member and capable of working alone when required 
  • Present a professional image.


  • Advanced knowledge in compressor and engine maintenance, major maintenance, and design
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Possess intermediate knowledge of surface production equipment
  • Possess the skills necessary to lead meetings with vendors, customers and in-house personnel
  • Willing to travel for short and extended periods of time
  • Willing to work hours outside of normal business hours when necessary
  • Required to pass all drug-related and background testing
  • Great customer-relation skills
  • Able to be a self-starter who can work under the general direction of upper management

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 10 years of engine and compressor maintenance and major maintenance experience preferred
  • JJJJ and OOOO emission standards experience preferred
  • Caterpillar and Waukesha engine experience
  • Ariel, GE and other gas compressor experience

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak fluently in English

Certificates and Licenses:

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

Physical Demands

  • Required to drive distances and fly on occasion
  • Required to sit for extended periods of time in front of a computer
  • Occasionally perform light hands-on work in the shop or field

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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