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Vertical Gauger at Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc.

Posted in Installation - Maint - Repair 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Midland, Texas

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Summary:

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.

Job Duties:

  • 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.