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 directly to specific opening on the Career Opportunities page (hyperlink).

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

A – You can set up a Career Alert to email you when postings in your area of interest become available.

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. The status of your application is visible when you log into your personal candidate profile on our career site.

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 have to have 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 oil and gas knowledge, but we also offer positions that do not.

Q – So 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.

Q – I’m having technical problems submitting my resume online. What do I do?

A – Please email careers@paalp.com. Resumes sent to this mailbox will not be considered for vacant positions.