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Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET) owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States, with a strategic footprint in all of the major domestic production basins. ET is a publicly traded limited partnership with core operations that include 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. ET also owns Lake Charles LNG Company.  For more information, visit the Energy Transfer Partners, L. P. website at http://www.energytransfer.com/.



The Specialist - I&E oversees the installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting of Process Control Systems for reciprocating, electric and turbine natural gas compressor units.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary technical areas include controls and automation, engine/compressor pnuematic, electrical and electronic systems.
  • Responsible for the scoping, development, equipment specifications and execution of O&M and Capital projects. 
  • Provide expert level assistance with process control commissioning, troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Provide expert level assistance with Motors, Power Systems and Low/Medium Voltage Switch Gear.
  • Assist regions with installation, operations, evaluation, design and repair of HMI, communication, control, monitoring and analyzing equipment. 
  • Work with Engineering and Construction to assure effective design, installation, start-up and operation of electrical and control systems. 
  • Audit facilities to insure compliance with Company standards, policies and practices, and governmental and industry codes. 
  • Oversee the planning of and provide Controls, Electronics & Communication discipline training.
  • Investigate, analyze and make recommendations related to effectiveness and/or efficiency of presently installed and proposed equipment. 
  • Maintain Control and Data Acquisition systems and related computer equipment and implement required software modifications.
  • Develop and present technical training including Technicians’ knowledge evaluations and feedback to area management on development opportunities.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the National Electric Code related to process control systems.
  • Maintain knowledge of gas flow measurement using orifice meters, annubars, ultrasonic and coriolis methods.

Essential Requirements:
  • Thorough knowledge of process control systems.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent human relations skills. 

  • Thorough knowledge of Company procedures and Industry-related standards, codes and practices, and applicable Federal and State regulations. 
  • Experience in executing and administering Company-wide programs.  
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a team environment. 
  • Well organized with a high level of personal initiative and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Proficient in analytic problem solving and providing support in the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Good operating knowledge of Siemens 545/55 and Allen Bradley PLC’s
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings.  (Electrical/Controls, Mechanical, Civil including P&ID)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to handle changing priorities and multiple projects concurrently. 

  • Able to work effectively in a functional team with peers geographically dispersed across the Division. 
  • Able to utilize computers within a network including loading & setup of Process Control & Communication related software.
  • Knowledgeable of Natural Gas Operating Procedures, Engineering Standards, OSHA and Safety practices.

Special Characteristics/Job Requirements:

  • Subject to after hours call-outs.

  • Occasionally subject to adverse weather conditions and cramped conditions.

  • Must have a proven safe driving record, and is subject to U.S. Department of Transportation Drug & Alcohol related regulations.
  • Periodically requires out-of-town travel based on project types and locations.
  • Associates degree in a related technical field plus four years experience in the natural gas or related industry.

Working Conditions:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  1. Usually, normal office working conditions.
  2. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
  3. Occasional overnight travel may be required.
  4. Occasional 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
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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