Mechanical Apprentice Technician

Conoco Phillips

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Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Job Summary

Alaska Overview
ConocoPhillips is Alaska’s largest crude oil producer and largest owner of exploration leases, with approximately 1.6 million net undeveloped acres at year-end 2021. The company produced an average of 197 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2021. ConocoPhillips has major ownership interests in two of North America’s largest oil fields, both located on Alaska’s North Slope—Kuparuk, which the company operates, and Prudhoe Bay. Additionally, ConocoPhillips operates the Alpine Field located on the Western North Slope. The company has an ownership interest in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.

Alpine Overview
The Alpine Field, located approximately 34 miles west of Kuparuk, is one of the largest conventional onshore oil fields developed in North America in the past 25 years. Alpine is a model for future oil developments as directional drilling and other innovations minimize its environmental footprint. Field installations include one central production facility that separates oil, natural gas, and water.

In 2022, net crude oil production was 30 MBOED.

This apprenticeship program is targeting individuals with 3 to 5 years mechanical experience, preferably on the North Slope. Assignments will be located on the North Slope of Alaska. The work schedule will be a two-week on two-week off rotation.

The apprentice will be expected to actively engage in a variety of safety programs and processes, and to advance rapidly as a Safety Leader.

The Mechanical Apprentice Technician will get general exposure to the main areas of field maintenance and operation. As they progress through the program, they will be expected to be an active member of the maintenance and operations teams, proactively participating in daily work activities, initiating conversations, and asking questions that develop their personal learning, while respecting the professionalism of the Alpine team. The expectation of the Mechanical Apprentice is to complete the 2 ½ year apprenticeship before becoming a Journeyman Mechanic

Job Description

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Working as a crew member with the Alpine Mechanics Group during general plant and drill site maintenance. For example, centrifugal and reciprocating pumps, air compressors, fin fans, HVAC units, gearboxes, and diesel generators
  • Working as a crew member with the Alpine Mechanics Group during annual plant shutdown maintenance on the large rotating equipment. For example, the Nuovo Pignone MS5001PA, MS5002D DLN, & GE102B gas turbines. Nuovo Pignone BCL 505, BCL 506, BCL404B, and BCL305C centrifugal gas compressors
  • Working with Critical Spares Inspector to gain experience with precision measuring tools and dimensional inspection of critical rotating equipment components
  • Working with the Alpine Machinists to gain knowledge of the principles and operation of machinery tools
  • Working with the Alpine Specialties Shop to gain an understanding of PSV, pilot valve and other relief devices operation and maintenance requirements
  • Attending daily toolbox meetings
  • Troubleshooting as problems arise
  • Witnessing and participating in the work permit system
  • Learning about health, safety, and environmental hazards
  • Practicing emergency preparedness and learning how to recognize emergencies


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Current/valid driver’s license
  • 3+ years of industrial maintenance or rotating equipment overhaul experience
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to work in a remote based environment working 2 week on/2 week off schedule
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to work in physical exposures that include severe arctic weather, moderate loads and climbing stairs/ladders
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to comply with all aspects of a respiratory protection policy


  • 1+ years North Slope experience or co-ops in an energy related field
  • 1+ years experience maintaining rotating equipment and their auxiliary systems
  • Advanced safety leadership skills
  • Ability to invite dialogue to gain a shared understanding and influence with confidence to drive performance and achieve business results
  • Ability to generate effective solutions based on available information and make timely decisions that are safe and ethical
  • Actively communicates and takes time to safely perform work to protect our people and the environment
  • Transmits information so it is received and understood in the way it was intended
  • Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results

Apply Before: May 14, 2024


ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT available for this position.


In the US, 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.

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