Maintenance and Technicians
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Job Description:
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE:ETP) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States.  Strategically positioned in all of the major U. S. production basins, ETP owns and operates a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary natural gas midstream, intrastate and interstate transportation and storage assets; crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL) and refined product transportation and terminalling assets; NGL fractionation; and various acquisition and marketing assets.  ETP’s general partner is owned by Energy Transfer Equity, L. P. (NYSE: ETE).  For more information, visit the Energy Transfer Partners, L. P. website at
  • Provides overall guidance for area work crews/management and other technical entities for the installation, operation, evaluation, design and repair of natural gas compressor station / pipeline related control systems / equipment.  Provides the technical support to field personnel responsible for maintenance of location control systems and related equipment, including qualification training and evaluation.
  • Investigates and analyzes the effectiveness of current control and data acquisition system platforms, and provides recommendations to improve performance.  Provides technical input to the development of planning and design of new or remedial projects/installations.  Leads the development and maintenance of multi-year facility integrity plans for the division.  Provides scope and cost estimates to the budget process and supports meeting targets.  Assists in planning, material requisitions, installation, documentation and management of new projects and work orders.
  • Ensures all installations are within Company and Industry standards, and comply with governmental regulations.  Monitors required records to assure they are kept and maintained in accordance with Company and regulatory requirements.  Conducts facility/systems audits and inspections, reviews records, and reports findings.  Conducts special projects or surveys and makes related recommendations.
  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the company and internal customers, and promotes uniformity, continuity, and customer service.  Maintains professional competence, knowledge and skills necessary to effectively complete responsibilities; enhances job knowledge and abilities by taking personal responsibility for professional development and training. Maintains sensitive and confidential information regarding company information.
  • Supports the company’s employee policies and procedures, including workplace safety rules.  Performs responsibilities as directed within determined time frames and with a high degree of accuracy.
Required Experience
  • Minimum of two years of college, completion of an accredited technical trade school, or three to four years’ experience in controls, instrumentation, etc. 
  • Possesses a solid working knowledge of internal combustion engine/compressor units, ancillary station equipment, and pipeline pressure and flow control. 
  • Possesses a strong working knowledge of the NEC and electrical safety requirements, and Operations and Maintenance procedures related to plant controls systems including installation, testing, calibration, and maintenance of controls related equipment (such as Siemens PLCs, PID control loops, 120/240 volt single phase, Delta & Y 3-phase systems through 480 volts and 24VDC and 120VAC control circuits); testing, troubleshooting, and repairing electrical and mechanical equipment in a gas compressor station; programming using Siemens 505 Workshop and/or Tisoft, LogoSoft and Lookout operator interface software; maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing motor starters, commercial power and incoming power disconnects, indoor and outdoor switchgear, motors, power transformers, VFDs and UPSs; planning work, preparing budget-related information and maintaining spare parts inventory.
Special Characteristics / Job Requirements
  • Must have good driving record
  • Natural Gas Plant work is subject to hazardous conditions, including escaping gas, adverse weather conditions, extreme temperatures, heights, high-pressure gas lines, heavy lifting and cramped conditions.
  • Employees are required to live within a reasonable distance of their reporting location.
  • Position is subject to applicable U. S. Department of Transportation Drug & Alcohol regulations.
  • Natural gas gathering and processing is an “around the clock” operation and incumbents are required to be reasonably available to respond to emergency and other operational needs whenever they occur.
  • The job will require some travel for temporary assignments, meetings and training.
Preferred Skills:
  • Job duties require solid analytical and problem solving skills to review data from multiple sources, identify trends and root causes. 
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities and manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently. 
  • Candidate must be able to work without direct supervision and have excellent organizational skills.
  • Possess human relations skills to effectively operate in a work crew-oriented environment with a willingness to support work crew objectives. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to enable incumbent to work closely with field work crews and Area Management; and coordinate work with other appropriate technical resources. 
  • Strong computer literacy and proficiency.

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