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API Careers Overview

Interested in working at API? We are looking for innovative, results-oriented individuals who value the highest standards of performance and excellence in servicing our industry.


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API is an equal opportunity employer. Our success in maintaining a reputation for professional excellence depends on selecting the best qualified candidates. Achieving this objective means that no employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, age, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy (including childbirth, related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and reproductive health decisions), genetic information, national origin, disability, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, matriculation, credit information, the status as a victim or family member of a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sexual offense, or any prohibited basis under federal, state or local law.

API represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Our more than 600 members produce, process and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry supports more than ten million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization. In our first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.

As advocates for one of the nation’s most dynamic industries, the women and men of API are dedicated to our mission of advancing responsible energy development to enhance our nation’s energy security and bring affordable energy to America’s families and businesses.

From our world renowned standard-setting, training and certification programs to nationwide public policy advocacy, API professionals are part of America’s job-creating, game-changing American energy revolution.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade organization that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Our more than 600 corporate members, from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents, come from all segments of the industry. They are producers, refiners, suppliers, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry.

With offices in Washington, D.C., Houston, Beijing, Dubai and Brazil, API has a local focus and global reach – with a broad range of programs:

  • Advocacy
  • Research and Statistics
  • Standards
  • Certification
  • Education
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