This intern program is targeting students who are currently enrolled, or recent graduates, of the 2-year Process Technology degree program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula College, and University of Alaska, Fairbanks – Tanana Valley Campus.
The ConocoPhillips Alaska (COPA) Operator Internship will be an immersion experience. For the duration of the program the intern will be assigned a mentor and a crew, and will receive training, experience and shift work responsibilities primarily in one geographical operating area, as would any new employee. The mentor will act as the point of contact for the intern, but the intern will be expected to work throughout the plant and drill sites with the crew.
The intern will be expected to actively engage in a variety of safety programs and processes, and to advance rapidly as a Safety Leader. The intern will also get a general exposure to the main areas of field operations and maintenance. As they progress through the internship, they will be expected to be an active member of the operations and maintenance teams that they work with, proactively participating in conversations and asking questions that develop their personal learning, while respecting the professionalism of the operating team.
Assignments will be located at the Kuparuk oil field on the North Slope of Alaska during the 2018 summer season.
The work schedule will be a two-weeks on and two-weeks off rotation, through the summer months. Typically, students are able to complete five of these two week tours each summer.
Responsibilities may include:
- Learning about health, safety and environmental hazards
- Practicing emergency preparedness and learning how to recognize
- Responding to and report incidents and near-misses
- Attend daily tailgate meetings
- Make rounds and take readings
- Monitoring normal operation conditions
- Troubleshooting as problems arise
- Witnessing the work permit system
- Assisting in energy isolation
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.
ConocoPhillips Alaska and its heritage companies have more than 50 years of business history in Alaska. As Alaska’s largest oil and gas producer, the company produced an average 182 thousand barrels of oil and 9 million cubic feet of gas per day. ConocoPhillips, with about 1,100 Alaska employees, holds major ownership interests in the Prudhoe Bay Unit, the Kuparuk River Unit, and the Colville River Unit (Alpine). ConocoPhillips operates the Kuparuk and Alpine oil fields, has an ownership interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.
- Legally authorized to work in the United States
- Current valid driver’s license
- Completion of at least 4 process technology specific courses endorsed by APICC provided by the University of Alaska system
- Willing and able to work in a remotely based environment working a 14-days on 14-days off schedule
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
- Able to become Process Safety Management certified
- Willing and able to work in physical exposures that include severe arctic weather, moderate loads and climbing stairs/ladders
- Willing and able to comply with all aspects of a respiratory protection policy
- Visible safety leadership
- Able to communicate effectively both written and verbally and must be able to work well in a diverse team environment
- Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions
- Actively communicates and takes time to safely perform work to protect our people and environment
- Transmits information so it is received and understood in the way it was intended
- Consistently demonstrates high integrity, behaves ethically, and follows through on commitments
ConocoPhillips will conduct on-site interviews at many universities in the U.S. during the Spring 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 make arrangements.
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 March 21, 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.