Contango Oil and Gas Company
  • 02-Jun-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Operations
  • Elk Basin, WY, USA
  • Full Time

Company Profile:

Contango Oil & Gas Company is a Houston based, independent oil and natural gas company. The Company's business is to explore, develop, exploit, produce and acquire crude oil and natural gas properties in the onshore Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States and shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico ("GOM").


The plant electrician will be responsible for installation and maintenance of 2400V switchgear, 480V power, 120V control circuits, transformers & motors, electronic controls, and two 1 MW steam turbine generators. Troubleshoot and repair electrical systems and industrial equipment such as motors, starters, relays, AC, and DC or PLCs. Interpret and read blueprints as well as electrical diagrams, 3-Phase work, motor terminations, control and instrument troubleshooting and panel work. Install, examine, replace, or repair electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fiber-optic and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components. The plant electrician will also assist with general plant maintenance when necessary.


  • Perform work with safety the primary consideration.
  • Troubleshoot equipment efficiently, determine the root cause of the problem, and execute the proper repair that will deliver safe and reliable operation of the equipment.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Ensure compliance with safety and environment guidelines, policies, and regulations.
  • Adhere to a culture of reliability and continuous improvement
  • Participate in emergency response exercises to ensure a full understanding of the process and procedures

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
  • Completed an Electrical Trade School program
  • Must hold a current Wyoming Journeyman or Master electrician license
  • Minimum of 4 years' industrial construction/maintenance industry experience
  • Knowledge of applicable codes for the oil & gas industry
  • Ability to think outside of the box, follow directions, and ask questions
  • Experience with instrumentation troubleshooting, calibration techniques for transmitters, actuators, process analyzers, controllers, Fire & Gas detectors, pneumatic & electronic control valves, pneumatic circuits is a plus
  • Knowledge of Hazardous Area Locations requirements for Electrical Installations
  • Must be self-motivated and able to perform all duties without direct supervision
  • Possess a good attitude and the ability to get along with various personalities and must be able to communicate reasonably, clearly, and efficiently with all other staff

To Apply:

Complete our employment application and upload your resume to the Careers page of our website at or go directly to our jobs page at

We Offer:

Contango Oil & Gas Company offers competitive salary, cash bonus and long term incentive plans. The Company also offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical/dental/vision plans, company paid life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement plan contribution matching with 100% immediate vesting, paid vacation and sick time, and much more.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered. Contango Oil & Gas Company regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas for this position.

EEO Statement:

Contango Oil & Gas Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, or pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Contango's online application as a result of your disability. Please email or call (405) 252-5709 to request reasonable accommodation(s).

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