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Pumper II

Date: Jan 8, 2022

Location: Hobbs, NM, US

Company: Apache Corporation

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 stakeholders.
  • Our STRATEGY is to take a differentiated approach to the exploration and production of cost-advantaged hydrocarbons through innovation, technology, optimization, continuous improvement and relentless focus on costs to deliver top-tier, long-term returns.


Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston 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 believes in a culture that encourages everyone to bring their unique perspective and background to work every day and to know that their voice is valued and respected.

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
Commitment to Sustainability
Apache Reports and Filings 

Position Description & Duties:

The Pumper II, for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Onshore Production Operations team at the company’s Loco Hills - Hobbs, NM, office reporting to the Production Foreman. 
This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

•    Provide lease surveillance of Apache-operated properties to assure that the wells are producing at maximum rates allowed and related equipment and facilities are operating safely and efficiently
•    Accurately measure and report daily production
•    Prepare daily and monthly production reports
•    Inspect facilities routinely for operational safety and environmental compliance
•    Take fluid levels and well tests at least twice monthly and calculate downhole pump efficiency 
•    Accurately gauge production tanks on a daily basis
•    Report complete production data in TOW
•    Troubleshoot and repair day-to-day operational issues
•    Keep accurate seal records
•    Review amp readings to ensure pump units are in balance
•    Maintain and use safety equipment as required. Ensure that all contractors and Apache Corporation personnel follow safety requirements and procedures
•    Develop an awareness to look for ways to optimize production
•    Track goals and plans for properties using Scout on a monthly basis
•    Witness sales of oil and condensate (LACT meter provings, Crude Transfer tickets)
•    Correct any unsafe conditions or practices immediately upon recognition 
•    Ensure all warning signs are in place and in good condition
•    Safeguard all company assets; be aware of any security violations and report immediately to supervisor
•    Report any environmental incidents or potential incidents immediately
•    Review all repair procedures and methods to ensure that safety hazards and environmental impact are minimized
•    Read and be familiar with State Environmental Compliance Regulations
•    Perform maintenance on lease equipment
•    Check all surface equipment daily and all pumps for seal leaks and to ensure they are primed and operating properly
•    Provide recommendations for increased profitability of lease
•    Stay abreast of new production techniques
•    Prepare written reports on ideas and changes wanted; include reasons why and cost, when possible
•    Attend and participate in all safety meetings

Preferred & Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

•    High School Diploma or equivalent
•    3-5 years of related work experience
•    Ability to anticipate and recognize problems, then develop solutions with minimal coaching
•    Ensures accuracy of all reports
•    Safety minded in performing day-to-day tasks
•    Familiarity of all lease equipment and functions
•    Adequate knowledge to identify downhole problems
•    Job is classified as medium physical work
•    Occasionally may be required to lift, carry, push or pull 10-100 pounds. 
•    Occasionally may require squatting, crawling and climbing
•    Frequently may require bending, reaching above shoulders, reaching to the floor, reading, writing, working at heights and working around moving machinery
•    Frequently exposed to marked changes in weather conditions including temperature and humidity
•    Continuously exposed to dust, fumes and gases
•    Continuously works independently without supervision and requires quick or important decision making
•    Must be able to drive a vehicle and have the ability to wear respirator protection and personal protective equipment, as required

Core Values & 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.

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.


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