Air Compliance Technician

Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP Casper , WY 82601

Posted 3 months ago

Operating across 11 states, Tallgrass is a growth-oriented midstream energy operator with transportation, storage, terminal, water, gathering and processing assets that serve some of the nation's most prolific crude oil and natural gas basins.

We were named to Colorado's Top Workplaces list for the past five consecutive years. Tallgrass strives to create an environment where all employees feel they are safe, respected, that their contributions are valued, have equal access to growth and development opportunities. Our Total Rewards Package is comprehensive and competitive - designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families. We offer our employees competitive base pay; an annual discretionary bonus; paid time off for vacation, sick time, holidays, birth or adoption of a child, serious illness, and bereavement; Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; a generous 401K savings plan; company-paid Life insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability insurance; Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts; Employee Assistance Programs; Identity Theft Protection; and Critical Illness and Accident insurance.

Primary purpose for Air Compliance Technician:

  1. Manage LDAR field monitoring program at Tallgrass gas processing plants. Work will include field monitoring work, managing vendor that conducts field monitoring, and program management (recordkeeping, reporting, and plan maintenance).
  2. Conduct FLIR camera leak monitoring as required by permit and regulations at Tallgrass Energy facilities. Conduct additional instrumentation monitoring as required (e.g. high flow sampler).

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct field monitoring for VOC and GHG leaks using TVA and FLIR camera.

  • Manage LDAR field monitoring contractor at gas plants to ensure regulatory compliance of monitoring, repair, record-keeping, and reporting. This includes routine reviews for cost control and regulatory compliance.

  • Use, manage and provide continuous improvement for LDAR database application, working with database vendor, users and IT.

  • Compile and submit reports of FLIR and LDAR monitoring events to air compliance engineers and operations.

  • Follow up with operations to ensure that leaks are repaired timely and ensure proper record-keeping.

  • Collaborate with operations, compliance specialists and vendors to conduct routine training, update LDAR and FLIR monitoring program plans, and improve overall LDAR and FLIR monitoring programs.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with air compliance, operations, vendors, and other affected groups.

  • Foster communication with the workforce to strengthen the importance of EHS objectives, policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge of company safety policies and procedures and applicable LDAR and GHG monitoring regulations, standards and guidelines.

  • Deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.

  • Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully.

  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.

  • Will work non-traditional hours as needed.

  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.

  • Other daily, weekly, monthly or special project duties as identified and defined.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum requirements:


  • Associate's degree from an accredited institution in a technical field or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of six (6) years field work experience in environmental or field work within the oil and gas industry may be considered as a substitute for a degree.

Experience/Specific Knowledge:

  • A minimum of three (3) years direct experience with LDAR and some experience with FLIR / OGI camera monitoring and use of other instrumentation (e.g. high flow sampler).

  • Working knowledge of LDAR and FLIR monitoring regulations specific to the oil and gas industry.

  • Intermediate proficiency level in MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Certifications, Licenses & Registrations:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel).

Competencies, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong technical, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Able to use instrumentation (FLIR camera and other) in the field, and troubleshoot equipment problems.

  • Excellent project management and multi-tasking skills required.

  • Attention to detail and high quality organizational skills.

  • Must have ability to successfully perform the required and expected duties with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job.

  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from management, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.

  • Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily work.

  • Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets; position will be filled depending on qualifications, experience and skill sets of the successful candidate.

Physical Demands:

All of the physical requirements listed below are those that may be necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting; standing; walking or moving throughout facility; driving; talking; seeing (specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus); hearing; feeling; bending or stooping; squatting or crouching; reaching; kneeling; pushing; pulling; lifting up to 25 lbs.

  • Minimal safety hazards; general office working conditions.

  • Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.

  • The employee is regularly required to use hands to type, touch, handle, or feel. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Working Conditions:

  • Some overnight travel is required.

  • May be required to carry a cell phone, and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.

  • The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, including credit report for certain positions, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None


Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Environmental Science, Engineering or a related discipline.

Other responsibilities:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.

Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V

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Air Compliance Technician

Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP