• Automation Tech (Located in Pecos, TX)

    Job Locations US-TX-Pecos
    Posted Date 7 months ago(6/27/2018 1:15 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    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 with global assets focused on North American growth.
    • 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



    Key Duties/Responsibilities

    The Automation Tech for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s NAUR I&E Measurement team at the company’s Pecos, TX office reporting to the Automation & Measurement Superintendent.


    This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

    Responsible for the installation, maintenance, operation and standardization of all ROC and Allen Bradley PLC(s). Responsibilities include sites primarily in/around West Texas.

    Essential duties and responsibilities:
    •Install, inspect, test, adjust, maintain, operate, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate, and remove advanced Automation, Instrumentation, Electrical equipment.
    •Detect Logic errors, correct issues as needed and provide supporting documentation.
    •Interpret and apply electrical and electronic schematics pertaining to EFM(s), and PLC(s).
    •Assess all facets of assigned facilities to insure accurate automation, and electrical application.
    •Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment as needed.
    •Oversee the construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties.
    •Identify, report and correct safety and environmental concerns.
    •Perform audits of control data when necessary
    •Complete appropriate documentation and paperwork
    •Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements
    •Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence
    •Other duties as assigned


    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.


    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.


    Job Qualifications

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

    •Associates degree in a technical field, or equivalent experience

    Experience / specific knowledge:
    •Basic computer skills of MS Office, operating systems, company software
    •Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals)
    •Working knowledge of the National Electric Codes, ISA standards, IEEE.
    •Knowledge with electronic test instruments
    •Knowledge of gas and liquid chromatography
    •Familiarity with mechanical, pneumatic, and electronic equipment used in automation and control
    •Familiarity with AGA, API, and GPA standards

    Certifications, licenses, registrations:
    • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers
    •May be required to possess a commercial driver’s license, drive a company commercial vehicle and comply with all commercial vehicle regulations
    •May be required to achieve and maintain certifications as required to perform job duties and applicable to the job classification
    •Completion of any site specific technical training may be applicable

    Competencies, skills, and abilities:
    •Must respond to, and address, call outs and emergencies during and after regular business hours including after dark hours, which require carrying a communication device
    •Depending on location and workload, travel will be required
    • Overtime may be required and is anticipated.
    •Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document, and complete work with minimum supervision.
    •Adequate analytical and troubleshooting skills
    •Good verbal and written communication skills
    •Customer focus
    •Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules
    •The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed
    •Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets*

    Working conditions / Physical demands:
    •Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions
    •Must be able to frequently, enter confined spaces, climb to and work from elevated platforms, excavated areas, ladders, stairwells, walkways, etc
    •Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions, and ability to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist (occasional)
    •May work in low-lit areas

    Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge (above the minimum requirements; not required, but advantageous in this position):
    •Experience in gas measurement and control with mechanical, pneumatic and electronic equipment.
    •Working knowledge of AGA measurement standards and ability to apply gas laws.
    •Knowledge of company policies and practices, and regulatory and tariff requirements.
    •Intermediate computer skills including experience with spreadsheets and data trending.
    •Ability to efficiently plan, construct, and draft as built prints for small metering equipment installations

    The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.


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