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Plant Operator


Platteville, CO, US, 80019

Req ID:  1052

Western Midstream is a master limited partnership formed to own, develop, acquire, and operate midstream assets. We are engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing, and transporting natural gas; gathering, stabilizing, and transporting condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and crude oil; and gathering, transporting, and disposing of produced water for our customers.

We operate or own equity interests in assets in the Rocky Mountains, North-central Pennsylvania, and Texas, including approximately 16,000 miles of petroleum and natural gas pipelines and over 100 gathering, treating, and processing facilities.

Plant Operator – Wattenberg Plant
Job Summary

This position is located Within the Western Midstream Rockies Region as a member of the Wattenberg Gas Plant Operations team in Aurora, CO. 


  • Minimum 1 year gas plant operations or related experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of oil and gas operations including a working knowledge of natural gas processing facilities and related equipment is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-focused environment
  • Experience on Honeywell DCS preferred
  • Computer skills including Excel, Word, and Outlook preferred



  • Adhere to and enforce all applicable company, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations
  • Execute startup, shut down and operating procedures for engines, compressors, furnaces, distillation towers, expanders, electric motors, fans, pumps, instrumentation, valves and alarms
  • Analyze flow streams using a gas chromatograph and product samples to make necessary process adjustments and maintain product specifications
  • Perform minor maintenance of compressors, engines, pumps, controls, piping, filters and valves
  • Prepare maintenance orders and notify maintenance personnel of problem areas
  • Generate daily production reports including liquid production, downtime and gas volumes
  • Monitor and maintain inlet and outlet volumes. Coordinate with gas control, field operations and third party interests as required.
  • Complete assigned reports and logs
  • Work rotating 12-hour shifts.  Working inside and outside, around heavy equipment, and in variable environmental conditions
  • Monitor, maintain, and operate safety and fire protection systems
  • Accomplish job responsibilities/duties in accordance with Western Midstream Core Values
  • Be an active participant in our Health Safety and Environmental culture
  • Perform various other duties as assigned

 High School diploma or equivalent is required.

Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license with no restrictions that would prohibit driving a company vehicle.
This position is not eligible for relocation. 
Travel Requirements
The percentage of travel required for this position is 0 - 10%.
Work Schedule

12 hour rotating shift position including nights, weekends and holidays.

Candidate must live within 50 miles of Aurora, CO.

Western Midstream does not offer sponsorship of employment-based non-immigrant visa petitions for this role.


The pay range for this position in Colorado is $36.50 - $42.90; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

In addition, Western Midstream offers a competitive benefits package that emphasizes pay-for-performance compensation, work/life balance, premium health benefits, and a top-tier savings plan.  The Company may, at any time, in its sole discretion, modify or vary from anything stated with regards to benefits, with or without notice.

Western Midstream is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in recruiting, hiring, developing, compensating and promoting applicants and employees.  All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories.  This includes providing reasonable accommodation for employee's and applicant's disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Nearest Major Market: Denver