Current Job Opportunities



Title Environmental and Regulatory Representative
Categories Operations
Location Powell, WY
Job Information

Description: This position is located in Vanguard’s Elk Basin office north of Powell, WY but will require occasional travel to Gillette and Waltman, WY and western North Dakota. The candidate will be responsible for Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and federal Environmental (water, soil, waste, air) and Regulatory compliance and reporting. Support upstream oil and natural gas drilling, recompletion, workover, construction, production, processing and transportation from coal bed and conventional wells including a gas plant that recovers sulfur and Y-grade liquids. Wyoming/Montana operations currently include the Big Horn, Powder River and Wind River Basins. North Dakota scope of work is limited to site reclamations and bond recovery. The candidate will report to the corporate EHS Manager in Houston with dotted line support of the Production Superintendent. The successful candidate must have good interpersonal skills as they will interface with EHS professionals in other offices, local Production Engineer, Plant and Production Foremen.

Job Duties:

Safety and environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance. Interface with regulators for permitting, reporting, compliance inspections, etc. Advise, coach and mentor line management, workers and contractors. Some oversight of contractors for the below. Disciplined, organized, diplomatic, self-starter.

Environmental/Regulatory

  • Permitting (APD’s, WPDES/MPDES, landfill operations, weed control, sundry notices, ROW’s, road spread, burn, etc.)
  • Air Compliance issues (Continuous Emissions Monitoring and Relative Accuracy Air Testing at the sulfur plant; facilitate emissions testing and LDAR as required for engines, boilers, etc.; implementQuad Oa, LDAR, Quad J, Quad Z, subpart HH, etc.)
  • Plan, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC) Plan development, review, audit and implementation.
  • Oil spill investigation, cleanup, and documentation (agency notification and reporting). Interface with Compliance Audits (EPA, DOJ).
  • Remediation (spills, weeds, roads).
  • Reclamation plans and implementation. Recover bonds.
  • Reporting (WPDES/MPDES discharge water sampling/reporting, soil/oil sampling, landfill operations groundwater sampling, spills, emission events, Title V permit, Emission Inventory, GHG, Tier II).
  • Mechanical Integrity Testing (MIT) for injection wells, inactive wells, and annual MIT variance injection profiles on specific group of Big Horn injection wells. Track, schedule, oversee and report.
  • Other duties as they arise.

Safety

  • Back-up and support the safety specialistto:
    • Develop and present Environmental and Safety Training programs and monthly safety meetings.
    • Participate in development, implementation and auditing of EHS policies, procedures and safe work practices.
    • Inspect and audit facilities and behaviors. Exercise Stop Work Authority. Not a Safety Cop.
    • Incident investigation, analysis, reporting, follow-up, injury management, corrective action tracking.
    • Pipeline permitting; one call registration, mapping and administration.
    • Using ISNetworld to evaluate contractor safety programs.

Qualifications:

  • Five years of experience in the above competencies and 10 years in the upstream industry.
  • Technical B.S. degree preferred in lieu of some of the experience. Environmental or safety degree preferred.
  • Certifications preferred.
  • Read/write/speak English.
  • Intermediate competency with MS-OFFICE products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Driver’s license and ability to safely drive a ¾ ton 4×4 pickup truck.
  • Ability to work outdoors during the hottest summer and coldest winter in Wyoming. Ability to walk on uneven and muddy surfaces, climb stairs and ladders, walk up/down steep slopes, walk in snow and on ice.
  • Ability to safely wear hard hat, safety toe boots, fire retardant clothing, safety glasses, hearing protection, respirator, work gloves, rubber gloves. Must be clean shaven.
  • Availability to be on call in case we have an incident that requires immediate response.
  • Competence in Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ), Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC), Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (MBOGC) and North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) regulations as they relate to our business.
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Title Field Clerk & Office Manager
Categories Administrative Assistant
Location Gillette, WY
Job Information

Description: This position is located in Vanguard Operating, LLC Gillette, WY office. Vanguard is seeking a hands-on, self-motivated, dependable, well-organized and results-oriented professional with the ability to meet monthly deadlines and goals and work in a team environment.

Job Duties:

  • Read and route incoming mail.
  • Accounts payable/ invoicing duties.
  • Compose and type routine correspondence.
  • Organize and maintain file system, and file correspondence and other records.
  • Greet scheduled visitors.
  • Conduct research, and compile and type statistical reports.
  • Make copies of correspondence or other printed materials.
  • Prepare outgoing mail and correspondence, including e-mail, faxes and overnight shipments.
  • Order and maintain supplies.
  • Arrange for building/vendor maintenance.
  • Scan records for filing system.
  • Assist other departments with projects as needed, such as production analysis, Federal/State permitting, and regulatory compliance.

Qualifications:

  • Five year of experience in above job duties.
  • Degreed professional (Two or Four Year) preferred, will consider combination of equivalent education and experience. Oil and Gas experience a plus.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Extensive computer skills to include:
    • Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
    • Ability to quickly learn accounts payable/ invoicing software.
  • Read/write/speak English.

 

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Title Lease Operator
Categories Operations
Location Haynesville, LA
Job Information

Description: This position is located in Vanguard Operating, LLC Haynesville, LA office. Vanguard is seeking a hands-on, self-motivated, dependable, well-organized and results-oriented professional with the ability to meet monthly deadlines and goals and work in a team environment. The candidate will monitor, maintain, and report the operations of wells and production facility sites on an assigned route.  Inspect and maintain property and equipment on a routine basis as scheduled. Continuously work to optimize production in a safe and cost-effective manner. 

Job Duties:

  • Make routine checks on all well sites according to schedule.
  • Monitor production equipment, compressors, wellheads, dehydrators and meters.
  • Manage daily fluid production; gauge and record oil and water tanks; record all seal records.
  • Participate in periodic well review meetings with Supervisors and Houston technical staff.
  • Analyze production related problems and work with the Production Supervisor and Engineer to troubleshoot and resolve.
  • Submit daily production data electronically and turn in all reports and tickets on a timely basis.
  • Inspect lease sites, ensure they are clean and maintained; check for spills and fluid leaks.
  • Routinely inspect pumping units, compressors, and other production facility equipment to ensure safe and efficient operations.
  • Provide relief lease operating when needed.
  • Communicate regularly with co-workers, Production Supervisor, and Superintendent.
  • Ensure assigned company vehicle is well maintained and kept clean.
  • Perform minor maintenance on production equipment. 
  • Perform all duties in accordance with Vanguard’s Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines and Procedures.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience as Lease Operator/Pumper
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to perform routine maintenance on natural gas engines and oilfield equipment.
  • Provide information to supervisors and co-workers verbally, or in written form daily.
  • Able to work and communicate effectively with all levels of co-workers, contractors, and external contacts.
  • Demonstrate basic computer knowledge through effective use of a personal computer including Microsoft Office applications and production entry databases. 
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Title Permian Basin Environmental & Regulatory Representative
Categories Operations
Location Odessa, TX
Job Information

Description: This position can be located in either Vanguard’s Permian area office in Odessa, TX or Artesia, NM with very frequent travel to our field operations. The candidate will be responsible for West Texas, southeast New Mexico and federal Environmental (water, soil, waste, air) and Regulatory compliance and reporting. Operations range from Levelland to Ozona and from Winters to Artesia. They will support upstream oil and natural gas drilling, recompletion, workover, construction, production, processing and transportation activities. The candidate will report to the corporate EHS Manager in Houston with dotted line support of the Production Superintendent. The successful candidate must have good interpersonal skills as they will interface with EHS professionals in other offices, local Production Engineer, and Production Foremen.

Job Duties:

Safety and environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance. Interface with regulators for permitting, reporting, compliance inspections, etc. Advise, coach and mentor line management, workers and contractors. Some oversight of contractors for the below. Disciplined, organized, diplomatic, self-starter.

Environmental/Regulatory

  • Permitting (APD’s, sundry notices, ROW’s, air permits, pipelines, etc.).
  • Air compliance issues (documenting and reporting releases; advising on and facilitating emission controls; tracking/facilitating LDAR and stack testing; implementing Quad Oa, Quad J, Quad Z, subpart HH; etc.).
  • Plan, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC). Plan development, review, audit and implementation.
  • Oil spill investigation, analysis, cleanup, and documentation (internal and agency notification and reporting). Interface and follow-up with agencies during compliance audits and inspections. Track corrective actions.
  • Remediation (either directly or by overseeing contractors, support remediation of spills).
  • Reclamation plans and implementation. Recover bonds.
  • Reporting (soil/oil sampling, spills, venting/flaring emission events, air permit, Emission Inventory, GHG, Tier II).
  • Other duties as they arise.

Safety

  • Support Safety Coordinator based in Odessa, TX for:
    • Development and presentation of Environmental and Safety Training programs and monthly safety meetings.
    • Participate in development, implementation and auditing of EHS policies, procedures and safe work practices.
    • Inspect and audit facilities and behaviors. Exercise Stop Work Authority. Not a Safety Cop.
    • Incident investigation, analysis, reporting, follow-up, injury management, corrective action tracking.
    • Pipeline permitting, renewals; one call registration, mapping and administration.
    • Use ISNetworld to evaluate contractor safety programs.

 

Qualifications:

  • Five years of experience in the above competencies and 5 years in the upstream industry.
  • Technical B.S. degree preferred in lieu of some of the experience. Environmental degree preferred.
  • Certifications preferred.
  • Read/write/speak English.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Intermediate competency with MS-OFFICE products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Driver’s license and ability to safely drive a ¾ ton 4×4 pickup truck.
  • Ability to work outdoors during the hottest summer and coldest winter in Permian Basin. Ability to walk on uneven and muddy surfaces, climb stairs and ladders, walk up/down steep slopes, walk in snow and on ice.
  • Ability to safely wear hard hat, safety toe boots, fire retardant clothing, safety glasses, hearing protection, respirator, work gloves, rubber gloves.
  • Availability to be on call in case we have an incident that requires immediate response.
  • Competence in Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED) and New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (NMOCD) regulations as they relate to our business.
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Title Permian Basin Safety Representative
Categories Operations
Location Odessa, TX
Job Information

Description: This position is located in Vanguard’s Permian area office in Odessa, TX with very frequent travel to our field operations. The candidate will be responsible for West Texas, southeast New Mexico and federal Environmental (water, soil, waste, air) and Regulatory compliance and reporting. Operations range from Levelland to Ozona and from Winters to Artesia. They will support upstream oil and natural gas drilling, recompletion, workover, construction, production, processing and transportation activities. The candidate will report to the corporate EHS Manager in Houston with dotted line support of the Production Superintendent. The successful candidate must have good interpersonal skills as they will interface with EHS professionals in other offices, local Production Engineer, and Production Foremen.

Job Duties:

Safety and environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance. Interface with regulators for permitting, reporting, compliance inspections, etc. Advise, coach and mentor line management, workers and contractors. Some oversight of contractors for the below. Disciplined, organized, diplomatic, self-starter.

Safety

  • Development and presentation of Environmental and Safety Training programs and monthly safety meetings.
  • Participate in development, implementation and auditing of EHS policies, procedures and safe work practices.
  • Inspect and audit facilities and behaviors. Exercise Stop Work Authority. Not a Safety Cop.
  • Plan, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
  • Incident investigation, analysis, reporting, follow-up, injury management, corrective action tracking.
  • Pipeline permitting, renewals; one call registration, mapping and administration.
  • Use ISNetworld to evaluate contractor safety programs.
  • Other duties as they arise.

Environmental/Regulatory

  • Support Environmental & Regulatory Coordinator based in New Mexico for:
    • Permitting (APD’s, sundry notices, ROW’s, air permits, pipelines, etc.).
    • Air compliance issues (documenting and reporting releases; advising on and facilitating emission controls; tracking/facilitating LDAR and stack testing; implementing Quad Oa, Quad J, Quad Z, subpart HH; etc.).
    • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC). Plan development, review, audit and implementation.
    • Oil spill investigation, analysis, cleanup, and documentation (internal and agency notification and reporting). Interface and follow-up with agencies during compliance audits and inspections. Track corrective actions.
    • Remediation (either directly or by overseeing contractors, support remediation of spills).
    • Reclamation plans and implementation. Recover bonds.
    • Reporting (soil/oil sampling, spills, venting/flaring emission events, air permit, Emission Inventory, GHG, Tier II).

Qualifications:

  • Five years of experience in the above competencies and 5 years in the upstream industry.
  • Technical B.S. degree preferred in lieu of some of the experience. Safety degree preferred.
  • Certifications preferred.
  • Read/write/speak English.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Intermediate competency with MS-OFFICE products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Driver’s license and ability to safely drive a ¾ ton 4×4 pickup truck.
  • Ability to work outdoors during the hottest summer and coldest winter in Permian Basin. Ability to walk on uneven and muddy surfaces, climb stairs and ladders, walk up/down steep slopes, walk in snow and on ice.
  • Ability to safely wear hard hat, safety toe boots, fire retardant clothing, safety glasses, hearing protection, respirator, work gloves, rubber gloves.
  • Availability to be on call in case we have an incident that requires immediate response.
  • Competence in Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED) and New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (NMOCD) regulations as they relate to our business.
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Title Production Foreman
Categories Operations
Location Artesia, NM
Job Information

Description: The position is located in Vanguard’s New Mexico Operating Area (currently have offices in Eunice and Artesia), reporting to the Production Superintendent. The successful candidate will be a hands on, self-starting, well organized, results driven individual in charge of coordinating & supervising the day to day operations of production personnel. The successful candidate will be responsible for achieving budgetary goals for both production and expenses. Additionally, he/she will be responsible for maintaining safe operating practices, environmental excellence, and regulatory compliance.

Job Duties:

  • Meeting or beating budgetary goals is the primary job responsibility. This will be done by both maximizing production and minimizing expenses.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements in production, cost efficiencies and/or problem areas (i.e. rod parts, electrical issues, chemical use etc.)
  • Daily communications with field personnel to maximize operational efficiencies
  • Some overnight travel required.
  • Will occasionally be required to travel and work extended hours on short notice.
  • Supervise on site operations, such as well service operations, daily production operations and maintenance of facilities.
  • Understand and apply company policies and ensure others comply as well.
  • Utilize company LOS and other data sources to identify opportunities; provide recommendations to Superintendent and Operations Engineers
  • Supervision and training of Operators and Well Techs.
  • Review, process and approve invoices.
  • Secure and maintain company issued equipment (i.e. vehicles, computers, test equipment etc.)
  • Demonstrate and promote safe and ethical work habits at all times.
  • Responsible for facility inspections.
  • Insure all safety issues are identified on new projects.
  • Insure operations are OSHA compliant.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 7 years of related industry experience
  • Excellent verbal & written communications skills
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic understanding of economic evaluations and indicators
  • Clean driving record that must be maintained
  • Strong attitude toward health, safety, and a clean environment
  • Must possess a strong work ethic, self-initiative, positive attitude, accountability, and integrity
  • Knowledge of NMOCD, BLM, and NM SLO regulations
  • First point of contact for these agencies
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Title Production Technician
Categories Operations
Location Odessa, TX
Job Information

Description: The position is located in Vanguard’s Permian Area Office in Odessa, Texas. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, self-motivated, dependable, well-organized and results-oriented professional with the ability to demonstrate a proven track record of meeting deadlines and goals. The candidate will be responsible for review and coordination of production and sales with field personnel to maintain correct reports.  The successful candidate must have good interpersonal skills and experience in oil and gas production accounting.

Job Duties:

  • Validate production data to assure no oil/water negatives are not addressed, run tickets are accurate, and oil /gas settlement statements are correct.
  • Confirm gas meters are functioning and volumes correctly reported.
  • Confirm water meters are functioning and volumes are correctly reported.
  • Confirm pressure readings are properly reported.
  • Verify downtime and well tests are timely completed and reported so correct product allocations can be done.
  • Research/troubleshoot anomalies in production numbers.
  • Coordinate with field personnel correction of errors and anomalies.
  • Track multiple operational items: project progress and success, field shrink, marginal wells, and monthly projected production.
  • Provide reports for all groups including management, marketing, accounting, engineering etc.
  • Be prepared with ability to report equipment inspections of meters, tanks, Braden heads, and other information for regulatory agencies as needed.
  • Provide goal comparison reports.
  • Manage process of archiving records.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, or GED, College is a plus.
  • Five years of Oil and Gas experience is essential.
  • Must have good computer skills. Must be proficient with Excel and skillful with software in general
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Title Water Operator
Categories Operations
Location Silt, CO
Job Information

Description: Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc. is seeking a Water Operator I to support our oil and gas operations. They must be a hands-on, self-motivated, dependable, well-organized and results-oriented professional with the ability to demonstrate a proven track record of meeting deadlines and goals. Must have good interpersonal skills and demonstrate ability to work in a fast-faced team environment. This position deals with production fluid management, reporting, gauging tanks, pump operations, pump maintenance and may vary on a daily basis.  The Operator works with equipment he/she is qualified to operate such as, water pumps, filter vessels, transfer pumps Etc.

Duties Include:

  • Work in all weather conditions rain, snow, mud, etc. as work will be performed in hazardous driving and working conditions all seasons of the year
  • Operate a vehicle safely (in all weather conditions) to drive to oil & gas equipment located in rural/open range country.
  • Ability to operate a vehicle and trailer safely.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and maneuver heavy objects and operate machinery.
  • Ability to walk along open range/country, dirt roads, inclines/declines, etc. to reach equipment and climb in/out of containment areas.
  • Assist in pumper activities, changing filters, gauging tanks and reporting as needed.
  • Pump operation and repairs.
  • Preventive maintenance and general upkeep of equipment.
  • General yard maintenance of grounds, housekeeping of buildings and facilities.
  • Clean up oil spills and soil remediation.
  • Reporting and environmental paperwork or documentation.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience preferred but not limited to.
  • Adequate computer skills to work with Word, Outlook and production programs and the ability to use computers to perform basic job functions.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and meet stringent deadlines with a positive and helpful “can-do” attitude.
  • Work well with all field team members along with all office support needs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe work behavior and habits.
  • Be willing to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed.
  • Some knowledge of basic pumping skills or fluid management is helpful.
  • Must be attentive and focused to the task at hand.
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