We regularly receive questions from prospective employees. If you don't find your answer here, please email careers@paalp.com for more information.

Q - How can I apply to work at Plains?

A – You can apply three different ways: directly to specific openings on the Career Opportunities page, by emailing your resume to careers@paalp.com or faxing your resume to 713-646-4147.

Q – What if I don’t see a position that matches my skill set?

A – Please check back as we post new positions frequently. You can also email your resume to careers@paalp.com.

Q - I applied, but have not heard back from anyone. Can you give me the status of my application?

A – Due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide updates to a specific individual’s status. Our recruiting team will reach out to those candidates whose skills and background most closely match what hiring managers are looking for in a successful candidate.

Q – How long does the recruiting process take?

A – It can take several days to several weeks, depending upon the hiring manager’s schedule and availability for interviews.

Q – Do I need oil and gas experience to be considered for a position?

A – Some of our best employees have come from outside the oil and gas industry. Of course some of our technical positions do require specialized industry knowledge, but we also offer positions that do not.

Q – What do you look for in a successful candidate?

A – We look for smart, resourceful and dedicated people with a strong sense of initiative and self-motivation. Our most successful employees are ones who can handle a heavy workload, make excellent business decisions, communicate clearly and concisely, and are always willing to help another Plains employee when needed.