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Lease Operator I

Date: May 22, 2023

Location: Sayre, PA, US, 18840

Company: Chesapeake Energy

Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors.

We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. We realize that, historically, underrepresented groups feel the need to be 100% qualified in order to apply. If you meet any combination of our requirements, we encourage you to apply. We strive to hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger.

Job Summary

This entry level position is responsible for maintaining optimum production from assigned wells under general supervision of a supervisor or more experienced pumper, using basic skills to complete routine assigned tasks in order to maximize well production.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Makes routine checks on all well sites according to schedule
  • Monitors production equipment, compressors, wellheads, dehydrators and meters
  • Manages daily fluid production; gauge and record oil and water tanks; record all seal records
  • Participates in periodic well review meetings with foreman, techs, and production engineer
  • Analyzes production related problems and work with foreman, techs, production engineer, and any other relative personnel to troubleshoot
  • Submits daily data and turn in all reports and tickets on a timely basis
  • Inspects lease sites, ensure they are clean and maintained; check for spills and fluid leaks
  • Routinely inspects pumping units, compressors, and other equipment; ensure they are well maintained
  • Provides relief pumping when needed
  • Communicates regularly with production foreman and relief pumper
  • Ensure company provided vehicle is well maintained and cleaned
  • Performs light maintenance on equipment
  • Performs all duties in accordance with Chesapeake’s Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines
  • Completes Lease Operator training as directed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Specific Skills

  • Basic understanding of gauges, dials, or other indicators to ensure equipment is working properly
  • Knowledge of safety/environmental requirements and practices
  • Basic knowledge of analyzing and solving mechanical problems
  • Able to perform routine maintenance on machines and equipment
  • Able to check wells on a daily basis, driving to and from wells

Education & Experience

  • Minimum: High school diploma or GED and 0 - 2 years related work experience or an equivalent substitution for education of 4 - 6 years related work experience

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to possess a valid drivers license


Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


Chesapeake Energy Corporation's operations are focused on discovering and developing its large and geographically diverse resource base of unconventional oil and natural gas assets onshore in the United States.

Nearest Major Market: Scranton

Job Segment: Entry Level