The Vertical Gauger monitors adherence to Company oil measurement and sale policy by Company personnel and/or purchasers or haulers, to ensure full credit by purchasers.
Spot checks oil measurements by Lease Operators and oil haulers, without advance notice; drives to tank batteries and works sale tanks; verifies accuracy of run tickets left by Company Lease Operators or haulers.
Checks Lease Operators gauge line, plumb bob, shakeout equipment, thermometers, etc., for accuracy; arranges replacement of malfunctioning gauging equipment.
Communicates Company measurement requirements to oil haulers and purchasers; works with oil haulers to ensure compliance with Company policy.
When advised by Lease Operator of discrepancy between his/her bottom gauge and haulers, or when tank is rejected by hauler, personally regauges tank involved; if appropriate, contacts purchaser or hauler to arrange adjustment or solution.
Advises Company Lease Operators and haulers as to current API (American Petroleum Institute) standards for oil movement; visits in-person and demonstrates correct procedures if needed.
Provides on-the-job training or retraining of Company Lease Operators whose measurement practices differ from API or Company standards.
Witnesses or performs observed gravity and temperature, sediment and water determination at LACT (Lease Automatic Custody Transfer) unit closings.
Completes required procedures and related paperwork (LACT Component Check, LACT Witness Sheet, Site Inspection Form, etc.).
Witnesses tank strapping performed by transporters or purchasers and documents results.
If necessary, solicits Supervisor's assistance in negotiating resolution of measurement disputes with oil haulers and purchasers.
Performs classroom and field training in static measurement and LACT units.
Randomly inspects battery sites for security; communicates Company sealing policies to transporters and purchasers.
Submits gauge reports to Supervisor, personally prepared in connection with spot checks of haulers’ measurements.
Reports, using voice radio or mobile telephone, to Lease Operators or Foremen when emergency or problem situations are observed while driving on Company operated leases.
May relieve Lease Operators or Foremen.
Learns and follows all Pioneer HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) policies at all times; attends all required safety meetings.
Adheres to all safe operating practices established by Company, as well as EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations and policies.
Knows and uses appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) at all times.
Provides proper servicing, maintenance, and security for Company property, including assigned vehicle.
Drives Company vehicles over various types of road conditions and terrain, including highways, rural roads including paved and gravel surfaces, and off road situations including two track roads; road conditions include steep hills, muddy roads, snow covered roads and other poor conditions.
Accurately completes timesheets, daily worksheets and logs, etc.
May be required to regularly work extended work week of more than forty hours.
Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
High School education or equivalent.
3 years oil field production experience, INCLUDING: 1 year as a lease operator or gauger.
Basic knowledge of pipeline operations.
Pioneer Natural Resources is an EEO/AA-M/F/disability/veteran Employer.