• Corrosion Technician

    Job Locations US-TX-Pecos
    Posted Date 6 months ago(9/4/2018 3:19 PM)
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    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:


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    Key Duties/Responsibilities

    Position Title: Corrosion Technician


    Location: Pecos, TX


    Specific Responsibilities:

    The Corrosion Technician, for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Alpine Midstream Pipeline team at the company’s Pecos, TX, office reporting to the Pipeline Ops Field Superintendent. 


    This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

    • Performs regularly scheduled inspections of corrosion control systems for the Gas Processing Pipelines.
    • Applies corrosion control knowledge skills to repair, install, troubleshoot, analyze and perform other predictive and preventative maintenance tasks on assigned equipment, facilities, systems, and associated devices (rectifiers, test stations, ground beds, critical bonds, foreign line crossings, cased crossing, surveys, internal coupons, etc.)
    • Maintains and operates assigned equipment to meet operational needs in compliance with Company and regulatory requirements
    • Recognizes operating deviations and takes appropriate corrective actions
    • Reads and interprets drawings and schematics, uses technical resources in the performance of assigned work, uses hand and power tools, and other specialty equipment including data collection devices and related computer application programs
    • Performs pipeline locates/construction watches, may operate portable and mobile work equipment, and participate in customer and emergency agency meetings
    • Maintains records for required state, federal, and company procedures and participates in team administrative duties
    • Utilizes computers and e-mail for internal and external communication, record keeping, on-line reporting, material, and supply ordering, and filing of various forms
    • Actively contributes as a member of the work crew, providing and supporting the training of other members
    • Attends, participates and complies with company safety programs and policies
    • Works indoors and outdoors, in and around mechanical, industrial and electrical equipment
    • Required to climb about equipment and work in close proximities
    • Works in temperature extremes due to weather conditions and operating equipment
    • Uses physical force to lift, push, pull and hold equipment and tools
    • Climbs and works at various heights and may work in a standing, sitting, lying, crouched or kneeling position
    • Capable of lifting from ground level a load up to 50 lbs.
    • Must have the ability to get in and out of vehicles regularly and ride over rough roads
    • May be subject to overtime, required to carry a cell phone, and subject to 24/7 call out
    • Maintains and documents all records to comply with all regulatory and Company requirements.
    • Troubleshoots, repairs and maintains all corrosion control protections systems and associated equipment.
    • Actively support all corrosion control related activities associated with maintenance and new construction projects.
    • Inspect and document anomalies (wall thickness, measure corrosion pits etc.)
    • Performs other activities as required by Operations Management.
    • Successfully complete OQ training on covered tasked performed.
    • Performs all duties in accordance with safety policies and industry best practices.

    Job Qualifications

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

    A minimum of 5 years of industry experience
    NACE Corrosion Technician certification is preferred
    DOT 49 CFR 192 experience
    Experience with corrosion data tracking systems along with EAM asset tracking systems
    Good communicator, work planner with excellent work ethics and a good background in computer applications
    Must be available for call-out rotation and emergencies
    Valid driver license
    High School diploma


    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.


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