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Instrument Air Compressor Technician (Oil & Gas Industry)

Company: Wood
Location: Kenedy
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

Overview / Responsibilities

We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Instrument Air Technician to join our maintenance team. The successful candidate will be responsible for inspecting, maintaining, and performing routine preventive maintenance on instrument air compressor skids. As an essential member of our team, the Instrument Air Technician will play a crucial role in ensuring the reliable operation of instrument air systems for our industrial clients.

If you are a skilled Instrument Air Technician with a passion for maintaining and optimizing instrument air systems, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and contribute to the reliability and efficiency of our clients' operations.

Location: Kenedy, TX

Schedule: Mon-Fri; Full Time 40+ hrs a week; Please note that for this position as it is full time and long term, it is essential that candidates reside within a 50-mile radius of site. Since this is a locally based schedule that permits returning home every night, there are no provisions for man-camps or housing per diem.

Other: Additional benefits include a company truck with a gas card, comprehensive benefits package (including PTO/vacation, medical, dental, vision, 401K with company match, and more); All offers of employment subject to passing of drug & alcohol screening

Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required.


  • Inspection and Assessment:

    • Perform thorough inspections of instrument air compressor skids to identify wear, damage, leaks, or any other issues.
    • Utilize diagnostic tools and instruments to assess the performance and condition of equipment.

    • Routine Preventive Maintenance:

      • Adhere to manufacturer recommendations and guidelines for routine preventive maintenance on instrument air compressor skids.
      • Execute tasks such as pulling oil samples, changing oil and filters, replacing belts, and renewing desiccant material in dryer systems.

      • Corrective Maintenance Notification:

        • Identify and document any corrective maintenance requirements beyond routine tasks.
        • Submit comprehensive notifications detailing the identified issues, recommended actions, and urgency level for corrective maintenance.

        • Documentation and Reporting:

          • Maintain accurate records of inspections, maintenance activities, and repairs performed on instrument air compressor skids.
          • Generate detailed reports for each maintenance visit, highlighting the tasks completed and any findings.

          • Collaboration and Communication:

            • Collaborate with team members to coordinate maintenance schedules, resources, and priorities.
            • Communicate effectively with supervisors, clients, and other stakeholders regarding maintenance progress and recommendations.

            • Truck and Tools Management:

              • Ensure the proper organization and maintenance of tools, equipment, and inventory in the provided service truck.
              • Safely transport tools and equipment to job sites, adhering to all safety regulations and guidelines.

                Ideal candidate should have experience on the folllowing and shall provide preventive maintenance services on Client Company owned instrument air compressor skids outlined below as defined herein.

                • Champion
                • Ingersoll Rand
                • Sullair
                • Quincy

                  Skills / Qualifications


                  • High school diploma or equivalent; relevant technical certifications or vocational training in mechanical or electrical fields is advantageous.
                  • Proven experience as an Instrument Air Technician or in a similar role, with a strong understanding of instrument air compressor skids.
                  • Proficiency in performing routine maintenance tasks, such as oil changes, filter replacements, belt adjustments, and desiccant material renewal.
                  • Familiarity with diagnostic tools and instruments used to assess equipment performance and condition.
                  • Ability to interpret manufacturer guidelines and technical manuals for maintenance tasks.
                  • Excellent organizational skills to manage tools, equipment, and inventory in a service truck.
                  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in documenting maintenance activities and findings.
                  • Effective communication skills to convey maintenance progress and recommendations to various stakeholders.
                  • Valid driver's license and a clean driving record; ability to operate a service truck safely.
                  • Physical stamina and dexterity to perform tasks that involve lifting, bending, and using hand tools.


                    • Competitive salary and benefits package.
                    • Opportunities for professional development and skill enhancement.
                    • Exposure to a diverse range of industrial environments and equipment.
                    • Access to a fully equipped service truck and necessary tools.
                    • Collaborative and supportive work environment.


                      Company Overview

                      Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

                      Diversity Statement (EEO)

                      We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Keywords: Wood, Victoria , Instrument Air Compressor Technician (Oil & Gas Industry), Professions , Kenedy, Texas

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