Sr Specialist - Measurement

Measurement & Communication
1910001031 Requisition #
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This position will provide Measurement support services in the Midland and surrounding areas.
  • Lead meter stations commissioning and start-up with regard to Measurement Department scope of work in a project including specific complex deliverables such as development of a detailed commissioning checklist and startup plan.
  • Support project commissioning team in both home office and field, coordinate final handover to field operation and provides assistance to operations for the startup and performance / communication testing of facilities.
  • Maintain expert level working knowledge and understanding of liquid measurement processes and industry practices primarily in NGL / Y-Grade measurement; refined products and crude oil measurement is a plus.
  • Develops and maintains a liquid measurement oversight program to ensure that measurement of NGL, crude oil, and refined products is conducted in accordance with the established API and company measurement standards, as well as best industry practices.
  • Conduct measurement station audits of Energy Transfer and 3rd party facilities as well as audit technicians and operation personnel to ensure consistent approach to measurement policies, practices, data collection and reporting across the entire field of operation.
  •  When requested, represent Measurement Department during project scope to perform technical review of new pipeline projects and meter station designs / upgrades that include providing guidance on proper equipment placement and specifications in accordance with established industry practices and company standards.
  • Develop and revise the Measurement Standards and Measurement Best Practice procedures relative to liquid measurement to keep it current with latest industry practices and standards.
  • Receive, investigate, and make recommendations toward the resolution of customer volumetric discrepancy claims.
  • Conduct field and office training for measurement staff on liquid measurement subject matter and equipment.
  • Monitoring daily, weekly, monthly and yearly liquid pipeline gains and losses discrepancies to ensure meeting Measurement Department annual LAUF goals.
  • Work with Measurement Analyst and Material Balance managers to provide technical assistance and troubleshooting where required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Require at least 8 years of pipeline or facility measurement experience involving NGL/Y-Grade meter station design including flow computer interface and configuration, meter proving, flare line, inferred Mass Measurement and NGL liquid sampling.

  • The position requires strong analytical and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and predominantly knowledge of NGL industry terminologies. Knowledge of crude oil and refined products measurement is a plus.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and conflicting priorities, well developed communications skills and demonstrated effectiveness coordinating with other departments and external customers.
  • Good knowledge of API, ASTM and GPA Measurement standards and recommended practices, calculations and guidelines.
  • Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor / attitude with management, co-workers, customers, vendors, and regulatory agencies.
  • Availability to travel throughout West Texas region as required, in performing job duties.
  • Stay current with relevant API, ASTM and GPA liquid Measurement standards
  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Proficiency with basic math skills
  • Strong technical writing skills preferred.
  • Ability to read P&ID drawings as well as comprehend and apply information in operating and equipment manuals.
  • Experience with OMNI and/or Fisher ROC flow computer installation, troubleshooting and configuration is desired.
  • Good knowledge and experience of Gas Chromatograph and densitometry/pycnometer installation, troubleshooting, operation and maintenance.     
  • Knowledge of liquid measurement devices, helical turbine, Smith PD, Coriolis and Ultrasonic flow meters; pressure/temperature measurement instrumentation; Cliff Mock, Jiskoot and YZ Samplers, pipe/ball provers, small volume provers and Flow-Cal data processing programs.
  • Skilled in use of common computer software such as Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of applicable EPA, DOT, RRC, OSHA, NEC, and API requirements and procedures.
  • Well-developed verbal and writing communications skills and demonstrated effectiveness coordinating with other departments and external customers.
  • Self-driven, highly organized, able to efficiently prioritize and execute tasks as assigned
  • Must be able to work outdoors in extreme weather and perform work in safe manner.
  • Ability to work on weekends and holidays if needed; frequent travel is required.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent driving record
  • Consistently maintain and demonstrate a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets, employees, and the general public

Required Education:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Associates degree or completion of a certificate program in a related technical discipline from an accredited post-secondary school preferred.

  • Extensive liquid measurement related experience is a plus and may be considered in lieu of degree.



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

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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