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Pipeline Technician - 8946 - (T8946)

Targa Resources is a growth-oriented provider of midstream services and is one of the largest independent midstream energy companies in North America, with assets in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Louisiana, California, Washington and Maryland. Targa owns, operates, acquires, and develops a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets. We encourage your interest in joining our team and pursuing the many opportunities we have at Targa.
Targa is currently seeking a Pipeline Technician for their facility located in Kermit, TX.
Job Responsibilities
Assist pigging operations as needed along with proper documentation and procedures
Estimate and/ or calculate flow rates and total volumes
Learn to fill out applicable work/hot work permits, lockout/tagout documentation, attend and participate in tailgate sessions with others involved in work site activities
Manage inventory at assigned sites regarding: Glycol, Methanol, NGL's, Produced Water
Monitor pipeline conditions and recognizes flow restrictions in gas systems and take appropriate actions
Obtain data from electronic flow measurement (EFM) devices
Participates in preparation of field operating procedures and the training of co-workers in a safe and efficient operation practices
Perform minor repairs and assist with major repairs on compression and related equipment
Perform pipeline locates and monitor work of contractors and pipeline companies working around company pipelines and right-of-ways
Perform routine and emergency startup/shutdown of all field equipment
Perform routine shutdowns and startup of equipment and perform emergency procedures when required
Responsible for pipeline maintenance and monitoring including protection, corrosion monitoring, pipeline pigging, pressure maintenance, loss gas, line repairs, etc.
Responsible for starting and stopping of all station equipment, Dehydration operations and maintenance, and Maximize field compression efficiently
Technician will also be required to perform certain PSM functions and activities.
Testing for O2 and H2S levels in gas streams
This person will have basic understanding of PLC's and their functions, flow and temperatures and BTEX units.
Regular and reliable attendance is required
Minimum Essential Qualifications
Minimum of 2+ years of related work experience.
Minimum High School Diploma or Equivalent
Possess and maintain a valid driver's license to include a safe driving record satisfactory to the company.
Interpersonal communication skills are required in order to interface with all affected teams, personnel, and vendors.
Execute all maintenance activities related to plant maintenance and operation
Strong work ethic with demonstrated ability to effectively work with minimum supervision
Solid computer skills to include Microsoft Office Software
Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays, with the ability to respond to call outs as needed to fulfill business objective and the ability to work shifts for plant or field conditions.
Ability to lift, push, and pull at least a minimum of 50lbs.
Ability to work in changing climate conditions.
Able to work in close quarters: i.e., work while kneeling, squatting, sitting, climbing, and standing.
Follow and adhere to all applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines (ex: eye protection, hearing protection, footwear, FR clothing).
Regular and Reliable Attendance
Preferred Qualifications
Associate degree in pipeline technology or equivalent experience in field operations of pipelines and equipment typically utilized in gas processing industry
Ability to read and understand pipeline maps and alignment sheet
Experience performing one calls - New Mexico and Texas areas
Certified Polyethylene Pipe Fusing
Pipeline Hot Tap Certification
H2S Certified
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Certified
Targa offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. This position is subject to federally mandated drug/alcohol testing.

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