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Apache Corporation

Plant Operator I

Apache Corporation - Pecos, TX

Company Overview
Apache Corporation is one of the world's leading independent oil and gas producers. The company has a six-decade record of profitable growth, and is differentiated by its #1 position around the world, entrepreneurial culture and deep operational focus.
Key Duties/Responsibilities
Job Description
The Plant Operator is responsible for the day-to-day operations and light maintenance of cryogenic processing plants, amine treating plants, propane refrigeration plants, and residue compression via onsite operations. 
Essential Functions:

Operate plant equipment & systems.
Start-up/Shutdown of plant equipment.
Adjust controls via PLC or Manual to operate equipment within the recommended operating ranges.
Visually inspect equipment and controls at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment, or lubrication.
De-pressure equipment and pipelines by following LOTO procedures.
Hand Operate valves varying from small valves up to large valves in the 30 inch range.
Read, monitor and record various operating conditions such as pressure, temperature, hours of operations, fuel consumed, water and oil levels, etc. by hand and electronically.
Monitor, remove and replace filters, oil, chemicals, other lubricating fluids, gaskets, and valves as needed.
Safely change gauges as needed.
Maintain sites in a clean condition including picking up/taking out trash, controlling weeds and grassy areas, minor painting, etc.
Work a rotating 12 hour shift schedule.


Lockout/ Tag out and Safe Work permitting duties for maintenance work

Operation of natural gas treating equipment to maintain designated operating condition

Troubleshooting of process equipment and plant operations
Shutdown and startup of plant equipment (pumps, cooling equipment, generators, etc.)
Daily plant/compressor rounds and monitoring of equipment to identify operational problems not indicated through PLC or DCS alarm systems
Manually operate valves as operations dictate
Interact with contract personnel
Provide oral and written communication of activities to appropriate personnel
Write Maintenance Work Orders as needed
Safely operate company vehicles during daily activities
Relief operations during vacation or as required
Follows and adheres to all applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines (ex: eye protection, ear plugs, FRCs).

Job Qualifications
The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications: 

A minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required.
Technical certification or equivalent training in a mechanical environment or energy related field is preferred. 
A valid driver's license with acceptable driving record is required.
The ability to perform basic mathematical calculations, such as, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical solutions is required.
Ability to assume responsibility, be flexible, perform duties and handle multiple tasks under potentially stressful and/or hazardous conditions.
Takes initiative and is proactive in addressing issues.  Quickly and efficiently completes tasks.
The ability to demonstrate conscientiousness, dependability and commitment to the role, team and company.
The ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Works indoors and outdoors in and around industrial and electrical equipment. 
Works in temperature extremes due to weather conditions and operating equipment. 
Uses physical force to lift, push, pull and hold equipment and tools. 
Climbs and works at various heights and may work in a standing, sitting, lying down, crouched or kneeling position. 
Routinely reacts to visual, aural and other signals, including alarms and instructions, and is required to visually inspect work.
May work in confined spaces (i.e. tanks, between compressors, vessels).
Must be able to regularly bend, stoop, move from ground level to higher levels, raise/lift from ground level and lift up to 50 lbs., manually transport a load up to 75 lbs., apply up to 100 foot pounds of torque. 
Must have ability to get in and out of vehicles regularly and ride over rough roads. 
Must be able to pass drug screen, background check, and fit test for H2S compliance safe guards.

Primary Location
: USA-Texas-Pecos/Toyah/Balmorhea
: Rotating
: Between Plants in Primary Area as needed
Un-posting Date
: Ongoing
: Operations
: Midstream Plant Operations
Job Level
: Individual Contributor

86 days

Apache Corporation


Plant Operator I Apache Corporation - Pecos, TX, United States


Location: Pecos, TX

Company Profile:
TULSA, Okla. (March 21, 2014) – Volunteers from Apache Corporation's Tulsa office and representatives from Up with Trees will gather at the entrance ramp at South Cincinnati Avenue and the Broken Arrow Expressway Saturday to plant about 100 pine trees donated by Apache's Tree Grant Program.