• Automation Tech (Located in Pecos, TX)

    Job Locations US-TX-Pecos
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Requisition ID
    2018-5628
    # of Openings
    3
    Category
    Field Operations
  • Company Overview

    Apache Corporation is one of the world's leading independent oil and gas producers. The company has a six-decade record of profitable growth, and is differentiated by its #1 position around the world, entrepreneurial culture and deep operational focus.

    Key Duties/Responsibilities

    AutomationTech. Level commensurate with experience and skill set.

    Primary purpose:
    •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

    Job Qualifications

    Education:
    •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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