Pump Mechanic

Summary:  Support well site and/or shop to repair and maintain all equipment and tools, in order to optimize equipment and employee productivity with a focus on Pumps.


Essential Job Functions and Accountabilities:


1. Monitors/maintains level of fluid end parts, supplies, and tools which include but not limited to:

          a. Parts

                   i. Valves and seats

                   ii. Packing kits

                   iii. Plungers

                   iv. Pony rod clamps

                   v. D-rings (suction & discharge)

                   vi. Suction/discharge valve covers

                   vii. Valve springs

                   viii. Suction/discharge hex caps

                   ix. Packing nuts

                   x. Packing nut stop(s)

          b. Tools

                   i. Hydraulic pancake jack

                   ii. Threaded rod

                   iii. Seat puller

                   iv. 6-pound sledge hammer

                   v. Suction/discharge cap puller

                   vi. Hammer wrench

                   vii. Packing nut bar


If a tool is deemed unsafe it must be taken out of service and replaced immediately.


2. Performs frac pump fluid end repairs, which include but not limited to:

          a. Inspects fluid ends for deficiencies, (cracks, wash outs, or “wash boarding” of stuffing boxes)

          b. Replace or pair

3. Inspects pumps for performance during pumping operations

4. Inspects and verifies proper function of the greasing system including:

          a. Inspects for obstructions in the grease lines

          b. Verifies the greaser reservoir is filled before pumping operation begins

          c. Verifies the proper grease is being filled into the reservoir

                   i. “00” grease-temperatures above 50 degrees

                   ii. “000” grease- temperatures below 50 degrees

          d. Inspects packing gland nuts after every stage to ensure packing gland nut stops are in place

          e. Must maintain rotational schedule of fluid ends to be inspected and/or serviced. Must inform the supervisor, crew chief, and pump

              operator of which pumps will be serviced.

          f. In the event a pump develops an issue during a pumping operation and is not on the next scheduled maintenance rotation, it should be

             added to the next maintenance rotation.

5. Personal knowledge and compliance with all company safety policies and procedures.

6. Promote ethical behavior in all aspects of the business and lead by example.

7. Promote operational policies, procedures and standards.

8. Ability to work flexible work schedule, including long and/or irregular hours

9. Must have a telephone or pager and the ability to be on 24 hour call as needed.

10. Communicate effectively with Supervisor in planning and execution of services.

11. Maintain safety standards at all times; shop, yard, location and while traveling.

12. Works with operations personnel to ensure needed repairs are performed when needed.

13. Use of basic hand tools and lifting devised in performing maintenance.

14. Performs routine startup/shutdown of pump equipment.

15. Perform routine preventive maintenance as needed.

16. Maintain work areas and perform housekeeping tasks

17. Perform various other duties assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.




Education and/or Experience

  • Requires a high school degree or GED.  Formal training at a trade school or military experience in mechanical repair preferred.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


  • Valid Driver's license or the ability to obtain one and a satisfactory driving record. Current CDL Class A (with Hazmat endorsement) preferred but not required.


Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, squat and handle, or feel components of equipment. The employee is frequently required to reach and use both hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include normal office and outdoors environment including close up computer work.


Work Environment Works in varied environments and geographical areas and sometimes, in what may be considered harsh environments. Exposure to extreme temperatures, wind, precipitation, in addition to working at heights and chemicals may be experienced when working in the field or plant locations. They must be available seven days per week when on duty and is required to be reachable by telephone whenever the need arises.  Able to work internally or externally in extreme heat or cold climates.




This role requires friendliness, along with credibility in maintaining effective relationships with vendors, customers, members of the community, and employees, as well as other affiliated companies, departments or districts.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all employee responsibilities, duties and/or skills required.

















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