ConocoPhillips Intern, I&E Technician 2019 – Multiple Locations in KENEDY, Texas

Title: Intern, I&E Technician 2019 – Multiple Locations


Job Number: 00R2T

Position Summary

The primary role of the intern position is to provide Instrumentation Electrical (I&E) department with day-to-day troubleshooting and support for 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 equipment.

Assignments will be in the Bakken, Delaware Basin, Eagle Ford, Niobrara and Southeastern New Mexico Asset sites, located in Carlsbad or Hobbs, NM, Denver, CO, Dickinson or Watford City, ND and Kenedy, TX. Typical lengths of our internships vary from 10 to 14 weeks based on the project and your availability.

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

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

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

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

  • Assisting supervisors in changing technology/budget requirements

  • Pursuing cost reduction opportunities

  • Driving teamwork throughout the area of responsibility

  • Active involvement in Safety Action Plans

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

  • Present learning at the end of internship to management

Our Company

At ConocoPhillips, innovation and excellence create a platform for opportunity and growth. We are the world’s largest independent Exploration and Production company, and we don’t hire just the GPA, we hire the person who earned it.

We strive to represent and reflect the global communities in which we live and work. To deliver superior performance, we create an inclusive environment that respects the contributions and differences of every individual. We believe that diverse opinions, ideas and perspectives are what fuels innovation throughout our company, and we all play a role in giving our company a competitive business advantage.

Bakken Asset Overview

The Bakken is a large unconventional resource play located in the Williston Basin of Montana and North Dakota. The Bakken play is a high profile, key growth driver for the corporation that has proven value through successful drilling over the last several years. Over the next 10 years the company has plans to exploit the 626 M acre leased and mineral position by investing $6B in development capital and peaking at 45 Mboepd of net production.

Delaware Basin Asset Overview

ConocoPhillips’ Delaware Basin asset in the Mid-Continent Business Unit consists of 73K net acres (45K net acres core operated) in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico with a resource base of approximately 2.4 BBOE. The asset is currently producing over 20 MBOEPD with production forecast to exceed 100 MBOEPD in 2020 and peak in excess of 200 MBOEPD around 2030. There is an ongoing drilling campaign targeting the Bone Springs and Wolfcamp formations in both Texas and New Mexico across a mixture of state and federal acreage.

Eagle Ford Asset Overview

The liquids-rich Eagle Ford tight oil trend, located in the Western Gulf Basin of South Texas, represents the company’s most prolific unconventional development. At year-end 2017, the Eagle Ford held approximately 210,000 net leasehold and mineral acres, primarily in the DeWitt, Karnes, and Live Oak counties. Net production in 2017 averaged 133 MBOED, with approximately 80 percent of production from liquids.

Niobrara Asset Overview

The Niobrara shale formation is an established oil-producing reservoir in the southern Denver-Julesberg Basin. The company holds approximately 100,000 net acres in the Niobrara play, where development activities continue with a concentrated effort on unconventional tight oil. The company continues to pursue operational efficiency and optimization of development activity through the deployment of multi-well drilling pads, facility design enhancements, improved completions and innovative technology.

Southeastern New Mexico Asset Overview

ConocoPhillips’ SENM asset in the Great Plains Business Unit consists of three operating areas in Southeastern New Mexico currently producing over 5.8 MBOEPD. The asset consists of over 1,100 wells supported by 5 operated waterfloods and a CO2 reinjection/liquid recovery plant. SENM wells vary from shallow to deep producing formations and incorporate various types of artificial lift and induced recovery technology.



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as 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) and will not need sponsorship now or in the future

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Pursuing or have completed an Associate's degree in Instrumentation, Electronics Technology and/or Electrical.

  • Current level in college: Freshman through Senior

  • Expected graduation date: Spring 2018 through Fall 2020

  • 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 daily 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)

  • Willing and able to work unscheduled overtime

  • A minimum of ten (10) continuous weeks availability for internship


  • A minimum cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Previous internships or work experience in an energy related field

  • Demonstrates taking ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by courageously dealing with important problems, holding others accountable and standing up for what is right.

  • Telecom experience

  • PLC programming experience

  • Experience with Allen Bradley products, (i.e., PLC's, HMI's, drives, etc.)

  • Proficient (perform with limited assistance) with Microsoft Access, PowerPoint

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

  • Orientation toward continuous process improvement

  • Ability to read and understand electrical drawings (i.e., P&ID's, C&E's)

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by courageously dealing with important problems, holding others accountable, and standing up for what is right

  • 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

ConocoPhillips will conduct on-site interviews at many universities in the U.S. during the Fall of 2018. Please check with your university career services to find out if and when we will be visiting your campus. If ConocoPhillips is interviewing on your campus, you must register with your career service office and complete your online application prior to the university deadlines to be considered for these on-site interviews. If we are not making a site visit to your campus and you are selected for an interview, our recruiters will contact you directly to schedule the interview.

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions, attaching your resume with transcripts, and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of January 31, 2019.

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 (F1-Academic Student), G, H (H1-B), I, J, L, M (M1-Vocational Student), 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: Internships, Graduate Positions, and Student Programs

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: LOWER 48

Title: Intern, I&E Technician 2019 – Multiple Locations