Operations Specialist, Level 1-4 (Kermit, TX)

Position Description

Primary Purpose: Responsible for the operation and maintenance of pipelines, compressors and auxiliary equipment, engines, turbines, motors, cooling equipment, pumps, dehydration equipment, process equipment, valves, seals and other related equipment.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Start, stop and operate engines/pumps within defined operating parameters.
Ensure the cost effective and efficient performance of all engines, pumps and associated equipment at compressor stations, pipelines, and process plants.
Diagnose and repair engines, turbines, pumps, seals, valves and instruments.
Install, repair, service and maintain valves, pipe, pipeline appurtenances, corrosion control protection systems, measurement equipment and storage well equipment.
Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment, including pipeline right-of-way, and gather or storage areas, including but not limited to excavating, repairing, coating and backfilling pipelines, concrete work, painting, building erection, weed control, etc.
Maintain, adjust, make minor repairs, and operate equipment (e. g., industrial wheeled tractors, water pumps, air compressors, expanders, coolers, test equipment, vehicles, etc.
Represent the Company during contacts with landowner/tenants, public officials/emergency officials and at local meetings. (One Call, Pipeline Groups, Soil Conservation, USFS, etc.)
Oversee construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties
Train and oversee company and third party personnel as required (e. g., personnel in progression, transport drivers, contractors, visitors ...)
Perform governmental compliance activities (DOT, State Agencies, EPA, USFS, etc.)
Perform minor electrical maintenance.
ID., report and correct safety and environmental concerns.
Actively participate in safety programs and initiatives.
Participate in the development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, project scopes and work plans.
Complete all applicable documentation and record keeping.
Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, regulatory, and Company tariff requirements
Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.
Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

Educational Requirements:
High School degree or equivalent
Experience / specific knowledge:
Basic computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, various operating systems, and other company software)
Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals)
Knowledge of operating costs and best practices associated with the equipment in area of responsibility
Certifications, licenses, registrations:
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.
May be required to achieve and maintain certifications as required to perform job duties and applicable to the job classification
Completion of any site specific technical training may be applicable
Competencies, skills, and abilities:
Must respond to, and address, callouts and emergencies during and after regular business hours including after dark hours, which require carrying a communication device.
Good verbal and written communication skills
Customer focus
Depending upon the location and workload, travel will be required
Inspect 3rd party construction as directed
Overtime may be required and is anticipated
Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document, and complete work with a minimum of supervision.
Ability to work with customers, suppliers, other operations groups, engineering staff, and management
Mentor fellow employees when the opportunity presents itself
Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules
The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed
Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets
Working conditions / Physical demands:
Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions
Must be able to frequently, enter confined spaces, climb to and work from elevated platforms, excavated areas, ladders, stairwells, walkways, etc
Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions, and ability to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist (occasional)
May work in low-lit areas
Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge (above the minimum requirements; not required, but advantageous in this position):
Experience reading and interpreting blueprints, P&IDs, and other diagrams.
Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids and high and low pressure systems
Knowledge in analyzing, adjusting, and making minor repairs on compressor engines, pumps and other associated equipment
Knowledge of pipeline or compression experience
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.

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