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Mechanic Compression III

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Welch, TX, US, 79377

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

Our primary product is energy, and where there is affordable, abundant energy, people are healthier, have access to better education, and are given greater opportunities to elevate their families to higher standards of living.

Nearly 3 billion people — roughly one-third of the global population — live without electricity or without clean cooking facilities. We are committed to providing energy in innovative and more sustainable ways to help raise the standard of living for those living in energy poverty and to meet the ongoing demands of people and economies around the world.

The products we deliver power increasingly cleaner electricity across the globe, fuel tractors and trucks, make fertilizer to keep the world's food supply on the table, and heat our schools, hospitals and businesses.

Our employees bring a wide range of talents and skills to the job every day to tackle complex business challenges. We believe in providing a truly rewarding work environment supported by a benefits platform that ranks among the best in our peer group. Our company offers career development opportunities where employees can grow personally and professionally. We promote employee benefits that cultivate a family-friendly work environment and focus on our employees' overall well-being.

We are committed to being a workplace where all employees are valued and can thrive with a sense of belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion benefits our individual employees, our company and our external stakeholders; we are better as an organization when various ideas and perspectives are brought to the table.

Apache Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA). Apache has operations in the United States, Egypt's Western Desert and the United Kingdom's North Sea and a sister company with exploration opportunities offshore Suriname. Whether supporting Apache, APA Corporation or one of its subsidiaries, team members are employed by Apache Corporation.

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Specific Responsibilities

The Compressor Mechanic III, for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Onshore Production Operations team at the company’s Adair Field/Loop - Welch, TX office reporting to the Maintenance Foreman Sr.
This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

•    Daily Operation and Maintenance of compressors, slop tanks, sumps, transfer pumps, “control air” air compressors and all equipment associated with compressor
•    Maintaining vapor recovery units and air compressors
•    Dig Tess Notification for your area
•    Primary point of contact between field operations for their assigned area and the compressor rental/service companies.
•    Assist operating field personnel with troubleshooting of mechanical failure issues. Determine the cause of failure to identify ways to prevent future failures. This may include training of personnel relating to compressor performance, design, troubleshooting, failure analysis and environmental concerns. 
•    Provide data on mechanical failures so trends or widespread problems can be identified early. 
•    Support EH&S departments in ensuring compliance with Air Emissions permits.
•    Coordinate with operations staff to establish PM schedules.
•    All other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

•    High School Diploma or equivalent.
•    Associates Degree preferred.
•    Advanced knowledge of machines, materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction, operating or repair of compression units and Dehydrators. 
•    Compressor mechanic certification preferred, with 7+ years of direct compression operations and maintenance experience.
•    Demonstrated ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand, ideas presented through verbal and performance reports. 
•    Motivated self-starter capable of working independently and efficiently with little or no supervision. 
•    Proven ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions
•    Ability to perform simple mathematic calculations, good mechanical aptitude, good writing skills and have a good safety and driving record
•    Demonstrated proficiency with PC based computer applications and be willing to be a team member


The successful candidate should demonstrate and exhibit the following core competencies:

  • Communication: Writes, speaks, and presents information effectively and persuasively across communication setting;
  • Results: Pursues work with energy, drive, and results orientation to positively impact Apache's business success;
  • Collaboration: Works in partnership with others and encourages different perspectives, while building and maintaining trust; and
  • Culture: Willingness and ability to align one's behavior with the needs, priorities, and goals of Apache.

Apache Statement on Hiring

To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to base all employment-related decisions and actions exclusively on employment-related criteria. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to provide broad dissemination of job opportunities, as consistent with the nature of the positions. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to review its employment-related policies and actions on a regular basis to ensure that their application is consistent with their intent.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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