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Plant Operator


Platteville, CO, US, 80642

Req ID:  1155

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 – COSF


Job Summary:
This Plant Operator position is based in Hudson, CO and located in Western Midstream’s Rockies Region as a member of the Central Oil Stabilization Facility Operations team.



  • Working knowledge of oil and gas operations including a working knowledge of natural gas and oil handling and processing equipment is required
  • 1 year gas plant or oil handling facility operations experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-focused environment
  • Basic computer skills including Excel, Word, and Outlook required



  • Execute startup, shut down and operating procedures for compressors, furnaces, distillation towers, electric motors, fans, pumps, instrumentation, valves and alarms
  • Analyze oil quality using a RVP analyzer and make necessary process adjustments to maintain product specifications
  • Perform minor maintenance of compressors, engines, pumps, controls, piping and valves
  • Generate daily production reports including liquid production, downtime and gas volumes
  • Maintain good communication with supervision, field, plant, and maintenance employees and contractors
  • Work irregular hours, outside, and around heavy equipment, and in variable environmental conditions
  • Monitor, maintain, and operate safety and fire protection systems
  • Perform good housekeeping duties as required
  • Work in a safe manner adhering to all safety practices, procedures and policies
  • Accomplish job responsibilities/duties in accordance with Western Midstream’s Core Values


High School Diploma or equivalent required.


Valid driver’s license with no restrictions that would prohibit driving a company vehicle is required.


This position is not eligible for relocation.

Candidate must live within 50 miles of Platteville, CO


Travel Requirements:
The percentage of travel required for this position is 0 - 10%.


Work Schedule:
12 hour rotating shift position including weekends and holidays.



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, this position is eligible to participate in the Western Midstream Cash Bonus Program, plus offers a competitive benefits package that emphasizes pay-for-performance compensation, work/life balance, premium health benefits, and a top-tier savings plan. Please check that and more on the WES Benefits page. 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: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Greeley