Oasis Petroleum

Corrosion Technician, Oasis Midstream Services

US-ND-Watford City
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Position Summary

The Corrosion Technician is responsible for all facets of field executed corrosion prevention duties including cathodic protection, internal corrosion control, atmospheric corrosion control, protective coating and linings, materials selection and design/project support. This position will report to the Midstream Operations Maintenance Foreman, and is located in Watford City, ND. Level and salary commensurate with experience.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensuring the integrity of the gathering and product pipeline systems and the facilities piping and equipment by following standard industry corrosion prevention techniques
  • Ensuring compliance with all Company policies and/or procedures associated with pipeline integrity/corrosion control including Operator Qualification requirements
  • Maintaining compliance with all guidelines set forth by regulatory agencies that govern pipeline corrosion control related activities
  • Designing, installing and maintaining corrosion control systems for all assigned Company assets
  • Conducting annual cathodic protection surveys and maintaining the appropriate records/documentation
  • Performing and/or coordinating bi-monthly rectifier and critical bond inspections and maintain the appropriate records/documentation
  • Performing stray current interference tests and correcting identified interference issues
  • Directing and inspecting new cathodic protection system installations
  • Performing in-depth tests and analysis of areas with pipe to soil potentials that do not meet established criteria
  • Performing pipeline-coating tests and inspecting coating applications
  • Prepare and submit, in a timely manner, records for all surveys, tests, work progress reports or other corrosion related documentation
  • Monitoring, documenting and coordinating treatment for internal corrosion
  • Performing corrosion defect assessments
  • Actively support all corrosion control related activities associated with maintenance and new construction projects
  • Assist with the preparation of job plans, negotiating contracts, budgeting and forecasting costs associated with corrosion control activities
  • Communicating and working well with local Operations and Maintenance personnel and other Corrosion Prevention/Pipeline Integrity personnel
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the position Incumbents will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and duties outside of their normal responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 5 years of corrosion control related experience
  • NACE Corrosion Technician certification
  • Strong initiative, ability to self-start and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, changing environment with strong analytical and time management skills
  • Competent knowledge in all facets of corrosion control with in depth understanding of corrosion mechanisms and mitigation techniques
  • Competent computer skills including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.), corrosion database software and associated field computers
  • Competent electrical knowledge including AC, DC and electrochemical theory
  • Competent knowledge of pipeline operations and the characteristics of products transported by pipeline
  • Able to proficiently utilize corrosion related testing equipment including, but not limited to multi-meters, reference electrodes, current interrupters, pipe and cable locators, chart recorders and data loggers
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, climb stairs, kneel, stoop, sit, walk extensively


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates of Applied Science degree with additional or higher levels of NACE certification and corrosion control related experience is preferred.


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