• Pipeline Integrity Technician

    Job Locations US-TX-Pecos
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/11/2018 2:34 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:

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    Commitment to Sustainability

    Apache Reports and Filings


    Key Duties/Responsibilities

    The Pipeline Integrity Technician for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s NAUR Pipeline Operations Group at the company’s Pecos, TX office reporting to the Pipeline Operations Field Superintendent.

    Assist in the administration of the terminal preventative maintenance and pipeline integrity programs.

    Applies corrosion skills and aptitude to repair, install, troubleshoot and perform other predictive and preventative maintenance tasks on assigned corrosion control equipment, facilities, systems, and associated devices.

    • Maintain and operates assigned equipment to meet operational needs in compliance with company and regulatory requirements.
      •    Recognizes operating deviations and takes appropriate corrective actions.
      •    Prepare and maintain documentation for audits, both internal and Regulatory.
      •    Evaluate coating conditions and make/recommend repairs.
      •    Locate and mark pipelines in compliance with state’s one call system.
      •    Maintenance pigging and running in-line inspection tools.
      •    Provide analysis of pipeline internal corrosion data. 
      •    GPS data collection and GIS data verification.
      •    Perform rectifier inspections, coupon test station installs, annual pipe to soil surveys, exposed pipe inspections.
      •    Perform pipeline leak surveys, ROW patrols, and class locations surveys.
      •    Periodic and Close interval surveys.
      •    Monitor and replace anodes in saltwater storage tanks
      •    Manage and direct third-party contractors to support operational and maintenance activities. 
      •    Effectively uses hand, power, and specialty tools and equipment such as computers and associated software applications. Operates portable and mobile work equipment. 

    Job Qualifications

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience.

    Knowledge & Experience:

    • Must have high school diploma or equivalent
      •    10+ years of experience in the natural gas and liquid pipeline industry in regards with pipeline design, regulatory, and pipeline integrity.
      •    Must be familiar with Allegro Field Data PC

    Advanced Qualifications & Experience – in the following subjects and/or tasks related to the pipeline integrity field:

    • Corrosion control regulations 49 CFR 195,192, and state regulations;
      •    integrity management regulations;
      •    external/internal/atmospheric corrosion monitoring and mitigation procedures and processes;
      •    assessment and repair of pipeline defects.
      •    Working knowledge of corrosion control databases and field data collection devices;
      •    corrosion and pipeline data management and integration;
      •    specifications for contract corrosion control services;
      •    SOP and Engineering Standards related to corrosion control practices
      •    In-depth knowledge of cathodic protection, coatings, internal corrosion, and DOT 195.


    Preferred Experience: 

    • NACE certifications CP2 Cathodic Protection Tester
      •    NACE certifications Internal Corrosion Technologist


    Skills & Abilities:

    • Good analytical skills are required to diagnose problems, and the candidate must be able to identify multiple alternatives and/or recommendations for a given problem, as well as facilitate the implementation of solutions.
      •    Self-motivated individual with a high level of initiative.
      •    Position requires the ability to balance multiple projects/tasks simultaneously, the ability to prioritize tasks, and the ability to shift established priorities in response to changing business needs.
      •    Strong verbal and written communication skills, sound organizational skills.
      •    Proactively initiates, develops, and maintains effective working relationships. Ability to function effectively in a team environment, both as a team leader as well as a functional team member.


    Special Characteristics / Job Requirements:

    • Highly motivated and 100% dedicated to the company’s goals.
      •    Working conditions: Primary work environment is outdoors, where an employee may be exposed to varying cold and hot temperatures.
      •    Able to work extended hours as needed and respond to call-outs promptly.
      •    Physical effort required: Driving, walking, standing frequently.
      •    Subject to hazardous conditions including escaping gas, adverse weather conditions and temperatures, heights, high-pressure gas, heavy lifting, and cramped conditions. Must be able to work in remote locations.
      •    Candidate will be subject to DOT drug & alcohol testing requirements.
      •    Must have valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

    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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