BP Americas, Inc. Plant Operations Technician in Tilden, Texas


Job title:

Plant Operations Technician



Role synopsis:

The Plant Operations Technician is part of the Eagle Ford Midstream Asset within BPX. The position is for the operation of the Hawkville North East Facility, which are PSM facilities. Initial training will be completed on a regular M-F schedule; however, upon completion of training shift work is required with a seven day on seven day off 12 hours per day schedule.

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United States - Texas - Tilden

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Negligible travel

Key accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the safe, environmentally conscious, and economical operations of Hawkville North East PSM Facilities

  • Ensure safe working conditions exist for all plant employees and contractors.

  • Ensure compliance with all Safety and Environmental practices and procedures

  • Development and execution of energy isolations for maintenance activities

  • Use of verification application to verify critical work and log failures

  • Operate plant inlet, compression, and process areas and associated systems;

  • Maximize production by meeting product specifications, striving for maximum runtime of the facilities, being helpful and a positive influence, and interacting effectively with other work disciplines, teams, and team members

  • Seek out opportunities to increase capability and capacity and assist in identifying training gaps within the team.

  • Actively participate improve team processes and build interdependent team culture.

  • Provide positive leadership while being a team player

  • Complete daily read-ups and follow up on parameters outside of normal operational ranges.

  • Troubleshooting of operational and maintenance problems

  • Perform routine housekeeping of the plant, and process area;

  • Maintain buildings and grounds

  • Share knowledge with co-workers and strive to meet personal and company business goals and objectives

  • Interface with other parts of the BPX organization such as maintenance, production teams and gas distribution companies

  • Identify required maintenance on plant equipment and related systems and complete computer work orders

  • Be responsible for preparation of the plant equipment and piping systems for maintenance

  • Utilize available training resources to enhance technical abilities

  • Maintain training required to operate as well as keeping emergency preparedness skills and knowledge at a level that will enable assistance in the handling of any plant emergencies

  • Have the ability to use hand tools, climb ladders and stairs to elevations of process vessels, open and close process valves and operate motor vehicles

  • Take an active role in the Process Safety Management program and the DOT pipelines

  • Ability to use and develop standard operating procedures and equipment specific isolation procedures

Essential Education:

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Experience with mechanical or EI&C maintenance and control systems a plus.

About BP:

BP's BPX Energy business (formerly known as the Lower 48) operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Denver (Colorado), BPX Energy employs about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the premier, high return, onshore exploration and production company that consistently increases asset value.Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins.In 2018, BP completed a $10.5 billion acquisition of BHP's world-class unconventional oil and gas assets in the Permian-Delaware basin in Texas, along with two premium positions in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville basins in Texas and Louisiana. These assets currently produce 190,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, of which about 45 percent are liquid hydrocarbons. The deal represents BP’s largest purchase since buying ARCO in 1999. It is a transformational acquisition for our BPX Energy business which gives the BPX Energy team access to some of the best acreage in some of the best basins in the onshore U.S.

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Countries (State/Region):

United States - Texas


If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest)

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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than your current employer

  • Experience in oil and gas operations or related industry experience.

  • Ability to leverage data and available resources to resolve key issues that arise every single day in the field.

  • Proven ability to learn or conduct basic failure analysis

  • Validated problem-solving ability used in similar settings with impactful results to the business.

  • Experience using data to drive decision-making

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Personal commitment to safety and environmental awareness

  • Understanding of process safety concepts and application

  • Ability to read and utilize P&IDs and PFDs

  • The willingness and ability to work 12-hour shift schedules on a 7 X 7 rotation (5am to 5pm)Basic computer skills with Microsoft word, excel and reporting functions.

  • A valid driver's license is required

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

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Eligibility Requirements:

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.