ConocoPhillips I&E / Measurement Technician in WATKINS, Colorado

Title: I&E / Measurement Technician


Job Number: 00RLS

Our Company

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $69 billion of total assets, and approximately 11,200 employees as of June 30, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,216 MBOED for the six months ended June 30, 2018, and proved reserves were 5.0 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2017.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.


The primary role of this position is to provide Pipeline-Operations Group with day-to-day troubleshooting and support for SCADA field hardware, communications, other related software and ensure that all contract obligations and lease agreements are complied with in regard to the scheduling of meter test, calibration verification of the Secondary Element, inspection of the Primary Element, and Sampling in accordance with ConocoPhillips Policies and Procedures. Responsibilities will include the maintenance and repair of measurement station, and associated equipment. This will include and not limited to EFM (Electronic Flow Meters), meter tubes, composite samplers, radio communications, and auxiliary pressure transmitters. Support for Pipeline field issues, SCADA field hardware, communications and related software. This position works closely with vendors, contractors and operations field staff on the direct support of all aspects of field SCADA and Pipeline equipment.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Comply with all applicable DOT and OSHA regulations, and safety policies and procedures

  • Performing all duties of this position with a focus on safety, environmental protection and regulatory compliance

  • Performing installation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment

  • Performing and providing technical support for installation, calibration, maintenance, and repairs of instrument and electrical equipment

  • Performing planned maintenance checks and calibration and timely submits appropriate reports

  • Creating and responding to SAP notifications and process work orders

  • Maintaining current and accurate documentation of maintenance activities

  • Maintaining technical and administrative records, including prints and project reports

  • Minimizing downtime and unsafe conditions by performing preventative and predictive maintenance

  • Initiating Management of Change requests for proposed changes to equipment, instrumentation and programs

  • Assisting supervisors in changing technology/budget requirements

  • Pursuing cost reduction opportunities

  • Be on call, responding to emergencies and maintain emergency response preparedness

  • Driving teamwork throughout the area of responsibility

  • Supervising, directing and training contract crews

  • Active involvement in Safety Action Plans

  • Completing and maintaining required safety/regulatory training (CBT)

  • After hours call outs for pigging, measurement, and communications down

  • Able to operate valves, pack and purge lines

  • Routine maintenance of meter tubes and electronic flow computers/analyzer, and other quality spec monitors in system

  • Oversee meter calibration process at site (Witness)

  • Be responsible for cathodic protection readings and rectifier maintenance (Witness where applicable)



  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Valid Driver License

  • 1 years of experience in the pipeline or related industry

  • 3 years of direct experience in Instrumentation/Electrical or Automation

  • Intermediate knowledge of technical knowledge and training to maintain instrument and electrical equipment

  • 1 year experience with low, medium, and high voltage circuits

  • Ability and willingness to perform/comply with following:

  • Willing and able to climb various ladders and stairs to perform maintenance on equipment. The ladders and stairs range up to 50 feet in height

  • Willing and able to raise and transport articles weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Willing and able to walk, stand, stoop, sit, climb, and carry material on a daily basis on even and uneven terrain

  • Willing and able to work outside in harsh weather conditions

  • Willing to work alone a high percentage of the time Wear personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Willingness to be on call

  • Willing and able to work unscheduled overtime


  • Associates Degree/Trade Certification in Instrumentation or Electronics, or Electrical Technology

  • Working knowledge of AGA – 3 1985 &1992 Standards, API 14.3, and GPA 2166-86

  • Proficient with Fisher ROC 107 and 800 series

  • Proficient (ability to perform skill with little assistance) with Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience with EFM systems

  • Previous experience working with electronics --- both digital and analog circuitry including drawings and schematics

  • Maintain high level of technical knowledge around pipeline, instrumentation, and electrical equipment

  • Strong team player with the ability to work safely and manage a very diverse workload

  • Ability to self-start and work alone, as well as work within a team setting

  • Ability to adjust quickly to unexpected conditions

  • Demonstrates innovative thought process and problem solving skills

  • Ability to communicate optimization efforts with supervisor

  • People development skills with the ability to train others in technical subjects

  • Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

  • Listens actively and invites dialogue to gain a shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of December 14, 2018 .

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: I&E / Measurement Technician