Senior Technical Officer - Electrical and Instrumentation

APA Group

Location: South Australia

Job Type: Full time


About Us

APA is a leading Australian energy infrastructure business. We own and/or manage and operate a diverse, $21 billion portfolio of gas, electricity, solar and wind assets. Consistent with our purpose to strengthen communities through responsible energy, we deliver approximately half of the nation’s gas usage and connect Victoria with South Australia and New South Wales with Queensland through our investments in electricity transmission assets. We are also one of the largest owners and operators of renewable power generation assets in Australia, with wind and solar projects across the country.

We employee more than 2000 people across Australia and know that they are the key to our success. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture, where all our people feel safe, valued, and trusted to do their best every day to deliver our vision to be world class in energy solutions.

The Opportunity

We now have an exciting opportunity available for a Technical Officer – E & I to join our Operations and Maintenance team FIFO to Moomba on a fulltime basis.

Reporting to the Team Leader – Far West QLD, you will play a key role in the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of high pressure natural gas pipeline assets. This is a FIFO position flying out of Adelaide working a 15 days on and 13 days off roster.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organise and carry out routine and non-routine maintenance for pipeline systems, compressor stations, meter stations, pressure reduction facilities, scraper stations etc.
  • Install, commission, test, calibrate, monitor, fault find and diagnose, repair, maintain, overhaul and service simple to complex process control, maintain mechanical plant and equipment to enhance equipment reliability and performance
  • Achieve maintenance and reliability work objectives by carrying out all maintenance and repairs as needed
  • Undertake problem solving in the rectification of system faults, utilising historical data and complex testing equipment to diagnose and formulate solutions to technical issues recommending cost effective system and predicative and proactive maintenance improvements
  • Provide reliable data, equipment histories and reports for analysis and review, providing accurate and effective documentation for APA’s programmed and proactive maintenance programs

About You

  • Demonstrated experience in oil & gas, mining, utilities or heavy industry related trade involving the technical operation, maintenance of plant equipment and rotating equipment.
  • Electrical Trade qualification is essential, Instrumentation and Hazardous area qualifications will be highly regarded
  • Knowledge of PLC’s / RTU’s, pressures, flows, gas chromatography, gas turbines and distribution cause and effect and basic instrumentation an advantage.
  • Able to competently use relevant computer applications to analyse data and records.
  • Good interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels of the organisation.

About the Team

Due to internal growth, this a rare opportunity to join the Operations and Maintenance team. Located in Moomba, this group comprises of a small team who work across geographically wide area from Moomba to Ballera and on occasions in other locations within QLD and NSW. The crew is made up of FIFO multidiscipline experienced Technicians and are excited to welcome a new person into their team.

Working at APA

APA is an equal opportunity employer. The safety and sustainability of our people, community and environment is our focus. We embrace diversity in our people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we operate in.

APA provides you with access to targeted career development programs, competitive remuneration, employee benefits, work–life balance and wellbeing programs. APA also have an inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents throughout their parenting journey.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered.

Sound like your kind of career?We’d love to hear from you.

Role closes Sunday 4th December. Role Reference number 3078

PD is available on request by emailing

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