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The Pipeline Tech position is responsible for daily operations and maintenance of assigned facilities / equipment, by patrolling, monitoring, maintaining Maypearl and Howard Compressor Stations. Key role of this position is to operate area safely with maximum reliability and ensure assets remain in compliance. 



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:


  • Perform operation and maintenance activities on mainline compressor stations and pipeline facilities: start, stop, compressors, monitor and record pressures, temperatures, volumes, fluid levels, etc.
  • Required to respond to call outs for station related activities and emergencies
  • Inspect, troubleshoot, maintain and repair all facilities as assigned, including but not limited to pipeline, compression, and measurement facilities.
  • Ability to read and utilize equipment manuals, drawings, schematics, and P&ID drawings
  • Maintain a working knowledge of regulatory requirements (OSHA, DOT, EPA and state regulations) and document required regulatory activities
  • Must plan, organize and prioritize assigned responsibilities
  • Work independently as liaison between Energy Transfer Partners and outside entities i.e. landowners, emergency response agencies, contractors and other pipeline companies
  • Manage all activities with a focus on Safety, Compliance & Reliability
  • Works indoors and outdoors, in and around mechanical, industrial and electrical equipment
  • Required to climb about equipment and work in close proximities
  • Works in temperature extremes due to weather conditions and operating equipment
  • Uses physical force to lift, push, pull and hold equipment and tools. Climbs and works at various heights and may work in a standing, sitting, lying down, crouched or kneeling position
  • Routinely reacts to visual, aural and other signals, including alarms and instructions, and is required to visually inspect work

Required Education:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Advanced training in pumps, compression, associated controls & instrumentation preferred

Required experience is commensurate with the selected job level:

  • Level C requires a minimum of 0 - 2 years of relevant experience in a midstream operations role or equivalent work experience

  • Level B requires a minimum of 2 – 4 years of relevant experience in a midstream operations role or equivalent work experience

  • Level A requires a minimum of 4+ years of relevant experience in a midstream operations role or equivalent work experience

  • Previous work experience – minimum of 5 years
  • Previous experience in natural gas pipeline transmission systems is preferred

  • Strong mechanical aptitude/mechanically inclined
  • Training in reciprocating compressors, associated controls & instrumentation preferred

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PLCS
  • Self-motivated individual with a high regard for integrity and excellent written and verbal skills

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
  • Must maintain a valid driver's license and a safe driving record

  • Candidate will be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test, and will adhere to and is subject to all U.S. Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol related regulations, and will be subject to a background check

  • Subject to overtime, required to carry a cell phone, and subject to 24/7 call out

  • Required to work in an on-call rotation with other Team members

  • Working extended hours required in emergencies, on projects, or outages.  


Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet

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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