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USA Compression Overview

Austin, TX
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (USAC)
Oil & Gas Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
USA Compression Partners, LP, provides natural gas compression services. We are one of the largest independent providers of compression services in the United States. We owe our success to the quality of our employees, our strong commitment to safety, and superior service to ... Read more

Mission: Our company vision is comprised of four core values or our Pillars - People, Culture, Equipment and Service. These four Pillars guide all of our decisions and behaviors. They are the foundation for the work we do every day. USA Compression is an amazing company with solid ... Read more

USA Compression – Why Work With Us?

USA Compression is one of the largest 3rd-party providers of compression services in the oil & gas industry.

Founded in 1998, USA Compression is a third-party provider of mission-critical compression services to customers across the oil & gas industry. Our compression equipment provides the means by which our customers are able to move natural gas through the domestic pipeline system. We also provide specialized compression applications aiding in the production of crude oil. We are one of the largest independent providers in the United States.

Since our inception, we have focused primarily on large-horsepower (typically over 1,000 HP) applications and we employ a highly-trained workforce of field technicians and engineers who maintain our compression equipment to allow for uninterrupted operation. Safety is priority #1 at USAC – everything we do is designed to provide a safe operating environment, both for our employees as well as our customers. We take pride in our commitment to customer service excellence and we have a strong track record of safe operations.


Founded in 1998, USA Compression has grown to serve a diverse customer base in many key producing oil & gas regions.

USA Compression was co-founded by current CEO Eric D. Long in 1998 as a “start-up” compression services provider, with a strategic vision to operate with a differentiated business model – one focused on deploying standardized, new-build, large horsepower compressor packages for utilization in infrastructure applications. With private financial backing, USAC grew from a business plan to over 600,000 HP by the end of 2010, primarily focused on large horsepower units. In that time period, the Company’s geographic footprint, initially focused in the Fayetteville shale, grew to encompass a broader Mid-Continent presence, the Barnett shale, eastern Texas and the Haynesville shale, the Eagle Ford shale as well as entry into the Northeast by way of the Marcellus shale. The Company continues to grow its geographic reach, following existing customers and gaining new customers in regions including the Permian and Delaware Basins and the Utica shale.

In December of 2010, New York-based energy private equity firm Riverstone Holdings, LLC purchased a controlling stake in the company. In January 2013, USAC completed its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange and began trading as a publicly-listed master limited partnership (NYSE: USAC). In August 2013, USAC completed the $182 million acquisition of certain assets of Tulsa, OK-based S&R Compression, adding the capability to provide gas lift compression services for crude oil production. These assets are primarily located in western Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle. As a result of the transaction, Argonaut Private Equity and its controlling owner, George B. Kaiser, became significant owners of common LP units of USAC.

USAC continues to execute its growth plan and remains committed to its original business model – providing large horsepower compression services serving infrastructure applications.  In April 2018, USAC completed its $1.8 billion acquisition of CDM Resource Management, LLC.  This strategic acquisition expanded USACs geographic reach into active basins, including Eagle Ford Shale, Gulf Coast, Rockies and Permian Basin.

At USA Compression, our talented team is at the core of our customer-focused culture. Our employees embody our company pillars through working safe and going the extra mile to deliver market best service to our customers, vendors and fellow team members. We know that companies with the best talent win in the marketplace. We take great pride in providing a workplace that enables people to reach their career goals and enjoy coming to work each and every day.

USAC's Pillars of Excellence

Focused on contract compression services
Stable workforce
Highly trained field service technicians and engineers

Commitment to safety and the environment
Customer first attitude
Excellence in operations
Empowered and accountable

New vintage CAT/Ariel fleet
Emissions friendly
Superior mechanical availability
Flexible design with broad operating envelopes

Responsiveness 24/7/365
Multiple service offerings
Commitment to collaboration
Company founded on "lead with service" principle

Our pillar driven culture is guided by strong values, community involvement and commitment to family and friends. We work hard to ensure that we really walk the talk in everything that we do. If you feel you might be a great fit for our results oriented and accountability focused workplace, please take some time to learn more about us and how you might become part of our winning team.

USA Compression is a great place to enjoy a rewarding career.


At USA Compression, we’re proud to have a team that provides a high level of customer service and we’re dedicated to keeping it that way.

Our Pillars of Excellence (People, Culture, Equipment, and Service) drive every aspect of our relationships with customers, employees and local communities. It is through these guiding principles that we work to create an environment that fosters growth, recognizes accomplishments and keeps us strong as a team.

USA Compression takes great pride in our history of promoting from within. We at USA Compression are dedicated to exceeding expectations. If you are driven by that same commitment to excel in all you do, we want to hear from you!

Rest & Recharge

  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence

Having Fun

  • Summer picnics
  • Holiday parties


  • Very competitive base rate of pay
  • Bonus potential
  • 401K with a 100% match on the first 5%
  • USAC Perks discount program
  • HSE Recognition Awards
  • Length of service awards program - a Yeti cooler at 5 years of service!
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Spark Plug Award
  • CEO Award


  • Ongoing career technical training through OEM suppliers like CAT and Ariel
  • Internal technical training
  • USAC Academy for leadership and managerial training
  • JJ Keller and CAT safety training
  • Tuition reimbursement


  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Company paid short term disability
  • Company paid long term disability

Drag Racing

We love horsepower and compression and nothing speaks that language better than a 10,000 horsepower top fuel funny car. Many of our customers and employees love horsepower and compression. It is at the heart of what we do at USA Compression. The sponsorship with DSR and Ron Capps is such a natural fit. Our customers and employees enjoy attending various races around the country and this sponsorship with DSR continues to demonstrate our commitment to walking the talk.

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