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Automation Tech Sr

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Andrews, TX, US, 79714

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 Automation Tech II, for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Onshore Production Operations team at the company’s Andrews, TX office reporting to the Automation Foreman. 
This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

•    Responsible for the installation, maintenance, operation and standardization of all ROC and PLC(s). 
•    Install, inspect, test, adjust, maintain, operate, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate, and remove advanced Automation, Instrumentation, and Electrical equipment.
•    Interpret and apply electrical and electronic schematics pertaining to EFM(s), and PLC(s).
•    Program, edit, configure, and build programs and equipment for PLCs and displays.
•    Maintenance of automation-related computer hardware and software. 
•    Review and evaluate automation-related invoices. Code invoices according to corporate policy. 
•    Be aware of how production facilities operate.  Learn to recognize areas where alarms and data gathering are needed on each facility. 
•    Ensure that data is current on host systems with current field wiring and monitoring.
•    Recognize problem areas and develop recommendations before major problems occur. 
•    Direct contractor activities to make certain Apache Corporation is receiving the most efficient use of materials and labor. 
•    Become familiar with State Environmental Compliance Regulations and monitor job sites for compliance regarding established preventive and corrective programs. 
•    Generate new ideas and proposals.  Be aware of what is going on in your area of responsibility. 
•    Recognize problem areas and develop recommendations before major problems occur. 


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

•    High school diploma or GED equivalent required. One or more college level I&E courses preferred.
•    2-3 years related experience with emphasis on installation and troubleshooting of automation/electrical equipment.
•    Basic computer skills of MS Office, operating systems, company software
•    Knowledge of hazardous locations.
•    Knowledge of proper grounding methods.
•    Working knowledge of the National Electric Codes, ISA standards, IEEE
•    Familiarity with AGA, API, and GPA standards 
•    Adequate analytical and troubleshooting skills 
•    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
•    Ability to efficiently plan, construct, and draft as built prints for small metering equipment installations


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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