• I&E Tech III

    Job Locations US-TX-Pecos
    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/18/2018 10:41 AM)
    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
    2017 Sustainability Report         
    Apache Reports and Filings

    Key Duties/Responsibilities

    The I&E Tech III for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Alpine Midstream I&E and Measurement at the company’s Pecos, TX office reporting to the I&E Foreman


    This role will be primarily responsible for the following:


    Responsible for installing all instrumentation and electrical components safely.
    Troubleshoot issues with equipment. Run conduit, pulls wire, changes motors.
    Maintains lighting systems and basic motor controls.
    Must have experience in field communications similar to CIG-NET also SCADA
    Maintains and troubleshoots field control systems and complex equipment.
    Maintain, modify and troubleshoot Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and/or Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) to maximize use of control technology and minimize installation and operating costs.
    Maintains advanced monitoring devices (gas, detectors, vibration and temperature monitors).
    Has knowledge of field compressor processes, electrical layout, safety systems and area classifications.
    Troubleshoot problems with equipment. Run conduit, pulls wire, changes motors.
    Maintains/troubleshoots plant control systems and complex equipment and including taking care of GC, H2O, Co2, H2S
    Sustain, modify and troubleshoot Distributive Control Systems.
    Controls (PLC) to maximize control technology and minimize costs.
    Maintains advanced monitoring devices.

    Review P&ID, electrical diagrams and other electrical drawings; interprets plant electrical diagrams. Updates electrical drawings when necessary.
    Troubleshoots, Installs, and maintains process controls, end devices, alarms, shutdown systems, substation and branch feeders, variable frequency drives, air/fuel controllers, panel boards, etc.
    Knowledge of AC voltage (120-480) three phase and single phase plus 24 VDC.
    Executes preventative/general maintenance on electronic and pneumatic equipment, which could include working near energized circuits over 440 volts.
    Familiar with plant processes, electrical layout, safety systems and area classifications.
    General upkeep of facilities/equipment including as necessary: engines/compressors, company vehicle and shop.


    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:

    High School Diploma/GED
    At least three years of experience of practical, electrical experience.
    Ability to produce understandable and accurate reports and records
    Ability to troubleshoot.
    Is able to examine/analyze equipment for defects
    Uses hand tools, power tools and electronic diagnostic equipment
    Performs preventative and general maintenance on electronic and pneumatic equipment
    Is familiar with AC voltage (120-480) three phase and single phase plus 24 VDC
    Is familiar with medium voltage (4160vac) switchgear and VFD’s

    Preferred Skills:
    Has operating knowledge in the operations and maintenance of natural gas systems.
    Must have record of very positive work performance, very good safety record, ability to perform work independently, history of being dependable and reliable, good organizational skills, good customer relations
    Ability to work with minimal supervision
    Computer skills including spreadsheet and word processing applications preferred
    Work well with others and also be able to perform work independently.

    Additional Job Requirements:
    Clean driving record
    Extended hours are possible in emergencies, on projects or outages
    Requires overtime, weekends, nights, holidays and on call schedule


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