Oasis Petroleum

  • I&E Technician, Oasis Midstream Services

    Location US-ND-Watford City
    Job ID
  • Position Summary

    The I&E Technician is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all instruments, control systems and electrical equipment in and around the plant/pipeline.    The I&E Technician performs work of high skill in the inspection, calibration, repair, testing, adjustment, installation, and removal of all electronic and electrical plant equipment and systems.  This position will report to the Foreman and is located in Watford City, ND.  Level and salary commensurate with experience. 

    Essential Job Functions

    • Perform and document maintenance, calibration, installation, fault diagnosis, and repair of electrical, mechanical and pneumatic instruments and systems
    • Calibrate, troubleshoot and repair plant instrumentation i.e., transmitters, analyzers, control valves, switches, relays, etc.
    • Inspect, repair and remove all types of generators, transformers, switches, control equipment, wiring, electrical signal and communication systems, and storage batteries, and work with electrical systems  
    • Work with a wide variety of instruments including pH, conductivity, ultrasonic, guided wave radar, mass flow, pressure transducers, RTDs, etc.
    • Work with MCCs, high voltage (4160v switchgear), and Allen Bradley VFDs
    • Maintain files, logs and drawings for all designated instrumentation and electrical equipment
    • Handle programming of automation systems (PLC and DCS)
    • Maintain instrumentation and electrical spare parts inventory to maintain plant reliability  
    • Assist engineers and managers in conducting tests
    • Assist with quality control program and data recording
    • Able to handle exposure to heights, noise, extreme weather conditions, and areas where hazardous chemicals are present
    • 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
    • Accreditation of an Instrument or Electrical Technician program
    • 3 years work experience as a Technician in a related industry
    • Understands Piping and Instrument Diagrams, Signal Flow Diagrams, Wiring Diagrams, Panel Drawings, One‐Line Drawings, Loop Sheets, and Wire Lists
    • Understands NEC framework (electrical classification) 
    • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Email, ability to learn company‐specific programs)
    • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals)
    • Able to exercise independent judgment prior to consultation with supervisor
    • Must have a hands on approach and strong work ethic
    • Ability to provide solutions quickly and accurately even in stressful situations
    • Ability to comply with DOT Regulations
    • Must be able to work all shifts / schedules as needed as well as scheduled on-call weekends
    • Ability to adapt to changing situations and handle competing demands with flexibility
    • Ability to work well with others and be self directed with only general supervision
    • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
      • Able to handle exposure to noise, extreme weather conditions, and areas where hazardous chemicals are present
      • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, climb stairs, kneel, stoop, sit, walk extensively
      • Ability to successfully complete a post-offer/pre-employment drug screen, background check, physical, functional capacity examination, and to be able to meet all physical requirements of the job


    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

    • 5 years of experience as an I&E Technician in a process plant environment
    • Associates degree in instrumentation, controls or electrical technology
    • Experience working in a small plant environment (i.e. less than 40 people) 
    • DCS Programming skills
    • Experience with ClearSCADA
    • PLC programming skills for a variety of architectures
    • Possess mathematical and scientific aptitude and the patience to pursue complex problems methodically
    • Candidate must live within a 50-mile commuting radius


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