Technical Field Services Tech

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 Technical Services position reporting to the Technical Service Manager and is based out of Midland, TX.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to Area Managers and mentorship to Field Technicians working on a variety of jobs.
  • Provide onsite technical expertise and leadership performing skilled tasks including all levels of maintenance, repairs, and overhauls on a wide variety of natural gas engines and compressors.
  • Coordinate with team members, management, and customers to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose all levels of compressor system failures and optimize compression equipment performance.
  • Ensure that you comply with all company and customer policies and procedures.
  • Complete appropriate paperwork as directed and report the progress of projects to the Technical Service Manager.
  • Continually hone and develop skills in line with technological advances in the industry.
  • Able to work in a team environment as a contributing team leader and capable of working alone when required.
  • Clearly communicate all challenges, failures, and successes.
  • Carry yourself in a professional manner in line with the core values of K&R Operating.


  • Strong decision-making and communication skills.
  • Proficient in diagnosing and completing failure analysis.
  • Adaptability to new technology
  • Must be proficient with current industry standards for commissioning and installation of various compression and power generation equipment.
  • Advanced proficiency in natural gas compressor and engine maintenance.
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of surface production equipment.
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills for general electronic and mechanical control problems.
  • Possess the strong skills to lead employees in the field.
  • Operate and provide training to Field Technicians on all types of diagnostic tools and have a full set of hand tools as defined by company standards.
  • Willing to travel 50% of the time and for extended periods of time.
  • Required to pass all drug-related and background testing.
  • Superior customer-relation skills.
  • Attend training and leadership classes and/or seminars as required.
  • Should have strong computer skills and be capable of utilizing the computer as an appropriate diagnostic tool.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Formal vocational training is preferred.
  • 15+ years of engine and compressor maintenance experience preferred.
  • Advanced Emissions controls, Control Panel, and I&E experience.
  • Advanced Caterpillar, Waukesha, and other natural gas engine experience.
  • Advanced Ariel, GE, RDS, and other natural 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.
  • Industry OEM Training and Certificates are strongly preferred.

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