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We all work together as a team, regardless of our role or level. Join our team with a career in engines and compression, and become part of the legend.


Career at Cooper

Cooper Machinery Services has all the ingredients necessary to create a successful company: superior service, excellent equipment, strong management, and great people. We all work together as a team, regardless of our role or level. Join our team with careers in engines and compression, and become part of the legend.

Employees join our team because we:



At Cooper, we believe in transparency, candor, and two-way communication. The members of our leadership team work hard every day to foster a work environment where employees feel like they are a part of the business and their voices can be heard.

a message from Leadership

Cooper has a proud history going back to 1833, but we’re really a new company. 
We believe that we win with our people. That dedicated, talented, and hard-working employees are the key to our company’s success. We take care of our employees with pride and integrity, and we rely on them to be autonomous decision makers who hold each other accountable. If this sounds like the kind of company philosophy that’s for you, consider joining us. We want the best talent we can find – people who share our passion and commitment.

If Cooper is a match for you, you will find a home where you can grow your career, build relationships, and make a difference. Check us out.

Our Culture


What Our Employees Say

We’re stable and strong, with a friendly, open environment where you’ll be encouraged to be productive, work safely, and achieve your goals. See what our employees say in their own words:

Debin Yan

As an international employee, I can only do my job if the company is willing to trust me and delegate decision making to my office. In my 9 year journey with Cooper, that has never been a problem as my leadership encourages me continuously to be self-sufficient, autonomous and to deliver results for the customers. Looking forward to my 10 year anniversary with pride!

Debin Yan
Lead Commodity Management Specialist
Jay Guidry Circle 2022

Unequivocally, the best thing about working for Cooper is the team of people behind our products and services. Cooper’s team is united in working together to produce solutions for our customers that make a difference in the industry. There is a sense of trust and respect among the employees that makes for an enjoyable work environment and everyone’s passion for our business translates into results that our customers can count on.

Jay Guidry
VP of Operations
Charles Melcher 2

I’ve always found that the team spirit and willingness to help one another move forward in most any circumstance is what has always set the Cooper family apart. It is a great company with respect to being mentored early in your career, relied upon when ready and counted upon to mentor others as the years pass. Personally I’ve always enjoyed working on mechanical things and helping others. At Cooper I’ve found it fulfilling that every day I can do both by providing fellow employees, industry peers and especially Cooper customers any support that I can.

Charles Melcher
Senior Engineer
Jill Thibodeaux

I started with the Cooper group 13 years ago as a customer service representative and am now the leader of that team in our St. Rose, Louisiana facility. Customer Service teams at Cooper are the most customer-facing groups in the organization as we talk to the customer daily, schedule jobs, expedite parts, and take care of problems. The past 13 years working with this company have shown me what real customer service is all about. I love what I do; I love helping my customers, and I love working for an organization that is so committed to its people and customers.

Jill Thibodeaux
Inside Sales Manager

Our Value Proposition


career Benefits

Cooper offers a full-featured benefits program that is designed to help you and your family be well, be financially secure, and be happy. We appreciate the many ways our employees contribute to our success, and in return, provide an excellent benefits package that covers all the bases. The benefits below are for employees based in the United States. Benefits for international employees vary based on location.

Be Well

  • Medical
  • Prescription drug plan
  • Vision
  • Dental

Be Secure

  • 401(k)
  • Life and AD&D
  • Disability
  • Group legal insurance
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending accounts

Be Happy

  • Paid time off
  • Company holidays
  • Adoption assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Employee assistance program

Career Growth

At Cooper, moving the future forward is our focus. That includes your future. We encourage our employees to be leaders in their own career development. We work with each person to provide the proper skills training, leadership opportunities, and advancement programs to achieve their personal and professional goals.

As a member of our team, you’ll be supported with the tools and resources you need to realize your own potential. It’s part of our commitment to helping you so that all of our employees achieve more.

International Women’s Day March 8, 2022

On March 8th, Cooper held its first annual International Women’s Day event at corporate headquarters. The event was a rousing success as female Cooper employees from around the world participated in this Houston-based event and discussed topics that included: how successful leaders overcome and grow from mistakes; how authenticity can be a business advantage; how people can build their personal brand; and how preparation is required for achievement of career goals. Panelists and speakers for the in-person event included:

Cherie Humphries, Williams Company 
  Vice President, Procurement & Digital Transformation

Gwen Gresham, Core Lab, Inc. – Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Development

Marie-Helene Ben Samoun, Boston Consulting Group – Managing Director, Digital Oil & Gas

Karen Johnson, Independent Consultant – Commercial Strategic & Executive Operational Leadership

Tahera Khan, Cooper Machinery Services – Chief Human Resources Officer