Chaparral Energy

Cultivating Next-Generation Leaders

Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting out, there is no such thing as a small job at Chaparral. Every position carries tremendous potential. No matter your role, you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge, develop new skills and pursue your dreams.

We continue the spirit of independence, self-reliance and ownership of our entrepreneurial founders. And whether you’re in the field or at our corporate offices, you’ll have the resources and support you need to blaze a path and excel. As your working knowledge increases, expect new responsibilities, promotions and rewards to follow. Just ask our engineers, who are encouraged to work in all major fields of our operations, to gain the skills necessary to advance their careers to the next level.

Of course robust training of this nature would not be possible without talented and knowledgeable industry veterans. Already leaders in their own right, these experts guide the company and serve as mentors as we train the next generation of industry leaders.

At Chaparral the only limit to your growth is your imagination. And we encourage you to imagine big.

Happy, talented, hardworking employees are vital to our success. We firmly believe that when employees feel well taken care of today and see a clear path for tomorrow they perform better. That’s why we are committed to giving everyone on our team the tools and training to realize both their professional and personal goals.

When you join Chaparral you will find more than just a job, you’ll find a home where you’ll be well supported, empowered to grow and encouraged to follow your dreams.


  • Pre-tax or Roth 401(k) with company-matched contributions, fully vested after only three years of service
  • Education reimbursement for tuition and books
  • Employer-paid, short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Employer-paid basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Referral bonuses available when recommending a new hire


  • PPO and HSA plan options, including medical, vision, dental and prescription coverage
  • Wellness incentive program, with a potential discount on annual healthcare premiums
  • Quarterly membership reimbursements at your local health or fitness club
  • Maximum pre-tax flexible spending accounts to manage healthcare or dependent care costs
  • Supplemental life insurance options for you and your dependents


  • Paid time off accrued from day one, plus additional time off for years of experience
  • Ten paid holidays each calendar year
  • Company-funded confidential employee assistance program
  • Compressed workweek for corporate employees ending Fridays at noon

Community Outreach

We work hard and strive to live well. 

That’s why we foster your growth at work and support your efforts at home and in your community. That's why when we noticed a lot of our employees volunteering to build houses for the homeless, we started offering paid time off for their efforts and funded the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Filled with a can-do attitude, our employees are always quick to respond and lend a hand when they see a need. Whether it’s leaping into action to respond to disaster relief or providing long-term support such as coaching a youth sports team, funding a local charter school for at-risk kids or sitting on the board of a local charity, we encourage and support our employees’ passion for creating a better place to call home.


Make a Real Difference As an Intern

We pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive and compelling internship program. Our interns work with real data from real sites and develop a working knowledge of our business as they enjoy hands-on training from multiple angles. In fact, our program culminates with each group of interns presenting the results of their project to our most senior leaders and receiving direct feedback.

Much more than a two-month job, our internship gives you an opportunity to get a firsthand look at Chaparral and for us to see all you have to offer. Interested in an Internship? Contact us.