• Automation Technician II

    Job Locations US-TX-Denver City
    Posted Date 6 months ago(6/8/2018 9:28 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-5483
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Field Operations
  • Company Overview

    Apache Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom (North Sea), the company has a presence in domestic and international basins.  Apache is proud of its portfolio that includes exploration in conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operating areas. 

    At Apache, there is a world of opportunity. With a history of using sound financial practices and an abundant inventory of near-term and future development projects, the company is admired across the industry for its ability to navigate in a rapidly changing world. Apache succeeds in recognizing opportunity and acting quickly. The growth of the company comes from the coordinated efforts of its diverse and accomplished workforce.

    • Our vision is to be the premier exploration and production company, contributing to global progress by helping meet the world’s energy needs.
    • Our mission is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our shareholders.
    • Our strategy is to deliver top-tier returns by maximizing recovery and minimizing costs through continuous improvement.

    Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston and San Antonio and is one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune. Our global team is brought together by a shared sense of ownership, team of teams approach and the knowledge that best answers win.

     

    Apache provides a challenging and rewarding work environment, supported by a premier total compensation package that includes competitive base salaries and benefits along with performance-driven incentives.

     

    For additional information about Apache, please visit:

     

    Operating Locations

    Commitment to Sustainability

    Apache Reports and Filings

    www.apachecorp.com

    Key Duties/Responsibilities

    Position Title: Automation Technician II

     

    Location: Midland, Texas

     

    Specific Responsibilities:

    The Automation Technician II, for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Permian team at the company’s Midland, Texas, office. The Automation Tech II is a technical position under the direction and training of the automation foreman. The Automation Tech II is responsible for system integration, operation, and maintenance of all areas of automation systems and performs other related duties. The Automation Tech II uses extensive knowledge of DC Electronics with a basic knowledge of AC electrical systems associated with oil and gas production facilities.

     

    This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

    • Services and troubleshoots control systems and other electronic equipment in the field to ensure accurate production data
    • Installs and maintains new automation equipment
    • Calibrates and adjusts control devices
    • Configures electronic equipment
    • Proper use of measurement instruments such as Volt/Ohm meters, frequency generators and SCADA test equipment
    • Maintain and use safety equipment as required
    • Report any safety violations to immediate supervisor
    • Safeguard all company assets
    • Read and be familiar with State Environmental Compliance Regulations
    • Attend and participate in all safety meetings

    Job Qualifications

    Professional Qualifications & Experience:

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

    • High School diploma or equivalent required.
    • 5+ years’ experience with an emphasis on troubleshooting of automation equipment and extensive experience with oilfield operations preferred.
    • Must be proficient in all Microsoft applications and other PC based computer applications.
    • Excellent communication and grammar skills, exhibited both in conversation and written materials.
    • Attention to detail.

    Behavioral Competencies and Personal Characteristics

    The successful candidate will exhibit the following behavioral competencies and personal characteristics:

    • A “Team of Teams” mindset with the objective of aligning your vision, mission, and strategy with the company’s overarching vision, mission, and strategy;
    • A natural desire to work with a sense of urgency and a contrarian spirit;
    • A solid grasp of economic, industry and competitive landscapes;
    • The capability to change and generate process improvements for greater effectiveness and efficiency;
    • Strength of character, including the highest levels of honesty, integrity, ethics, professionalism, trust, and loyalty;
    • An approachable, likeable personality;
    • An entrepreneurial mindset with a strong track record of agility and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment;
    • A hands-on employee who can also see the big picture;
    • An employee who leads by example, with the energy and ability to work collaboratively across the entire organization;
    • The agility and flexibility to work in a fast-paced company culture;
    • Confident, while checking ego at the door, and fearless in the face of speaking up to challenge norms or convention;
    • Self-aware with excellent communication skills, both written and oral; and
    • Highly intelligent, intellectually and emotionally, with excellent analytical, strategic, business judgment, and problem-solving skills.

     

    Core Values and Leadership Attributes

    The successful candidate will lead by example through the embodiment of, and by embracing, Apache's Core Values and Leadership Attributes:

    Core Values:

    • Expect top performance & innovation;
    • Seek relentless improvements in all facets;
    • Invest in our greatest asset, our people;
    • Foster a contrarian spirit;
    • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be compromised;
    • Conduct our business with honesty & integrity;
    • Treat our stakeholders with respect & dignity; and
    • We derive benefit from the earth & take our environmental responsibility seriously.

     Leadership Attributes:

    • Responsible irreverence;
    • Focus on team accomplishments over personal gain;
    • Decisive, invested, committed;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be comprised;
    • Fire in the belly;
    • Lead by example, be an ambassador for Apache’s values;
    • Sees the big picture, translates into action;
    • Sound judgement and emotional maturity;
    • Best answers win;
    • Working managers; and
    • Effective communicators.

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