Operations and Maintenance Technician

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!


Reports to the Field Supervisor, the Field Operations Maintenance Technician responds as necessary to provide major/minor maintenance, repairs, and plant duties as required by plant personnel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform skilled tasks including all levels of maintenance, repairs, and daily operations.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose 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.
  • Available for callouts weekends and holidays on a rotational basis as needed.
  • Must be able to travel for short and extended periods.
  • Present a professional image.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Must be proficient in compressor and engine maintenance.
  • Possess basic knowledge of plant and field station operations.
  • Possess basic knowledge of surface production equipment.
  • Must have troubleshooting skills.
  • Diagnose general electronic control problems.
  • Ability to trace flow piping in a plant or compressor station environment, including pressurized lines, and oil coolant lines to compressor units.
  • Must be able to operate 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 a 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.
  • Operations and Maintenance experience.
  • Ariel, GE, and other gas compressor experience.
  • Control Panel and HMI knowledge.
  • Emissions Controls experience
  • Preferably three to five years of compressor maintenance experience, or daily operations 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, Licenses, Registrations:

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

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Often required to lift heavy objects.
  • Spend long periods of time standing.
  • Work reasonable lengths of time in hot and cold enviroments.
  • 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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