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Optimization Technician II

Date: Aug 31, 2021

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.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for monitoring the daily production of wells and production rates in order to optimize production by eliminating inefficiencies present in field production operations. This position is viewed as an expert Lease Operator and is capable of troubleshooting most production operation problems except those requiring engineering assistance.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Employ various techniques to minimize downtime, get wells back online and optimize production
  • Manage and monitor artificial lift methods including plungers, electric submersible pumps, rods, etc
  • May train Lease Operators and other field personnel in order to optimize Operators rather than wells
  • Check production reports, maintains maintenance schedules, shoot fluid levels, diagnose failures, replace batteries and coordinate hot oil trucks
  • Identifies well intervention opportunities
  • Monitors the daily production of wells to determine the duties for each day
  • Troubleshoots and communicates corrective actions taken to fix problems with wells
  • Use real-time reporting and problem management skills to gauge based on issues what wells to visit
  • Provides technical information using analytical tools and well files to provide solutions to production problems
  • Assists with the collection and analysis of data from lease operator, foreman, and SCADA to locate production problems
  • Reports and documents failures and maintenance information
  • Assist Production Foreman and may substitute for them in times of absence
  • May perform relief duties for Lease Operators, Production Technicians or Instrument and Electrical Technicians
  • Work closely with Engineers and may act as an engineering assistant at times
  • Performs all duties in accordance with Chesapeake' s Environmental, Health, and Safety rules and regulations
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Specific Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of Artificial Lift Systems & Chemical programs
  • Advanced knowledge of well construction and completion
  • Understanding of surface facilities and operation
  • Ability to oversee basic workover operations
  • Advanced knowledge of gauges, dials, or other indicators to ensure a machine is working properly
  • Advanced knowledge of oil and gas processes & production equipment
  • Ability to perform on the job training
  • Advanced knowledge of analyzing and solving mechanical problems
  • Ability to provide timely response to operational needs, while maintaining quality of work
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution


Minimum: High school diploma or GED


Minimum: 2 - 5 years operator or related oilfield experience


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

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