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Field Compression Engineer (Tx)
New Caney , TX 77357
Posted 4 months ago
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- Provide technical expertise to support mechanical needs for the various customers.- Aid in the specification of natural gas compression equipment based on provided operating conditions to optimize performance efficiencies, flexibility to changes in operating conditions, long-term reliability, ease of maintenance, while minimizing 20 year life cycle costs.- Establish vendor relationships as applies to equipment in your area.- Deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.- Organize work for timely completion and be available for overtime work if required.- Use personal judgment and specialized knowledge to provide and safeguard confidential information.- Communicate in a highly professional manner. Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully. E-mail will be professional at all times.- Travel (up to 50% often overnight) to contractor or Kinder Morgan sites for mechanical support as well as to attend meetings and conferences. Weekend travel is occasionally required.- Work with Operations in development of annual budgets in regard to compression and ancillary equipment needs.- Maintain a high degree of attention to detail.- Be capable of managing multiple assignments with various deadlines and responsibility levels concurrently.- Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and high level of performance.- Knowledgeable of company engineering specification.- Knowledgeable of company and governmental safety regulations.- Maintain a high regard for the safety of the general public, company and contract personnel, and company assets.- Read and interpret mechanical, electrical, control, and instrumentation drawings. Alternate locations outside of New Caney TX may be considered (Houston Corporate Office and West Clear Lake Storage in Pasadena, TX) Position may be filled at various levels depending on experience and job skills of the successful candidate
A 4-year engineering or science degree from an accredited school.- Five years commensurate experience with emphasis in compressor station mechanical design and operation, project management, and technical analysis as described, with a two year associate degree in a technical discipline may be considered in lieu of 4-year engineering degree. Job Requirements
Preferred two years practical experience (post degree) in the design and technical analysis of high pressure natural gas compressor systems.- Specific knowledge in natural gas compression equipment and the mechanical design of gas compression equipment (including reciprocating engines, gas turbines, electric motor drives, reciprocating compressors, and centrifugal compressors).- Proficiency in basic engineering skills.- Experience and knowledge with compressor station design.- Proficient in basic PC operations, including word-processing and spreadsheets.- Familiarity and ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical blueprints and diagrams, including flow charts, cause/effect diagrams, and Piping and Instrument Drawings (P&IDs).- Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers. Kinder Morgan 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
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.