Maintenance and Technicians
1910002286 Requisition #
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Energy Transfer is a master limited partnership that owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States. In total, the Company owns and operates approximately 84,000 miles of natural gas, crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipelines, terminals, and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, and refined products.


Under general supervision of the Supervisor, the Instrument Technician carries out assigned tasks to repair, install, troubleshoot, and perform other predictive and preventative maintenance on electronic and control equipment and associated devices.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The essential job duties for this position are listed below:

  • Must have ability to carry out assigned preventive maintenance duties and installation assignments of electronic and control equipment and recommend remedial maintenance as required
  • Must have ability to perform periodic and emergency overhauls and reconditioning of equipment including, but not limited to:  remote transmitter units, controller, product identification devices, uninterruptible power supplies, tank alarm, programmable logic controllers, fire detectors, temperature monitors, vibration monitors, line finders, regulated power supplies, frequency to D.C. converters, metering circuits, pressure and temperature transmitters, including totalizers, 24VDC and 120VAC relay logic panels, water well controls, timers and counters, flashpoint detection equipment, vapor detectors, assorted panel meters, electronic tools and test equipment, control valves, instrumentation, control and supervisory equipment.
  • Must have working knowledge of Windows PC operating system, flow meters, Rockwell/Honeywell control systems, analyzers, various densitometers, VFD’s & Motor Control circuitry.
  • Must use and operate all pertinent safety equipment when performing duties in potentially hazardous areas (respirator, hard hat, safety glasses, etc.). 
  • Must be computer literate with basic skills in Windows, MS Word, and Internet use.
  • Must be able to interpret, install and troubleshoot instrumentation in accordance with basic PID and electrical/electronic schematics, and make modifications/corrections to the noted schematic.
  • Must be able to perform the routine testing and logging of pipeline safety checks as required by D.O.T. regulations using appropriate tools
  • Incumbent normally works alone but at times is required to coordinate his/her work activities with other technicians to make repairs to electronic instrumentation and RTU equipment. 
  • May be requested to inspect or oversee the work of contract employees in the installation or maintenance of electronic instrumentation equipment. 
  • Must be able to: investigate and diagnose reported difficulties; make repairs and adjustments and restore equipment and facilities to proper operation.  Must be able to use various test equipment, measuring devices, hand and power tools and gauges related to the electronic instrumentation field. 
  • As assigned, assists technicians in other disciplines with routine maintenance, repair and installation.  In absence of appropriate craftsman, may be required to diagnose problems other than instrumentation in nature and perform minor repairs, informing appropriate supervision. 
  • Responsible to help maintain safe and healthful working conditions by exercising sound judgment, complying with all industry safety regulations and standards, and keep current with changing industry regulation and standards.
Special Considerations:
  • Must reside within 45 miles of reporting location. The described job duties are a framework in which work will be assigned. This description is not inclusive of all responsibilities or job assignments. This position will require extended off-hour duties at times.


Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below:

  • High School diploma or experience in Electronic Technology or equivalent instrument experience. 
  • Must maintain valid driver’s license for the state of residence.
  • Must be able to climb tanks and be able to work out of doors in extreme weather and perform heavy physical labor including lifting of up to 50 pounds in a safe manner.
  • Must be able to obtain a Federal Government issued TWIC card.
  • Excellent verbal & written communications skills and be capable of effectively interfacing with all levels of management, field personnel, and professionals.
  • Must be able to use sound judgment, be a self-starter and well organized.
  • Proficiency utilizing MS Applications.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Lifting up to 50 lbs. occasionally
  • Driving, walking, and standing frequently
  • Exposure to adverse weather, cramped conditions and some heavy lifting
  • Visits to industrial/manufacturing settings, which may include exposure to various materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

DISCLAIMER: The above statements, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the assigned position. 

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