Field Technician

Hollyfrontier Corporation Artesia , NM 88210

Posted 2 weeks ago

Holly Energy Partners located in Artesia, NM is seeking a Field Technician. The Field Technician master responsibilities for a specified area of transportation and purchasing of producer's crude oil. Acts as first purchaser of Crude Oil at the tank battery, tests grade and content, and measures purchased amount. Monitors system load and controls flow of crude oil in gathering systems. Conducts measurements and sampling of crude oil, products and natural gas liquids, performs related administrative duties, periodically inspecting equipment and performing maintenance at facilities as required under minimal supervision. Acts as technical expert and lead for less experience staff as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (functions considered essential as defined by ADA)

  • Performs all duties associated with custody transfer operations in accordance with established company policy and procedures for various crude oil, products and natural gas liquids

  • Prepares run tickets showing measurement, grade and content of purchased crude oil determining purchase price paid to producers

  • Acts as liaison to producers' representatives in the field

  • Oversees or performs periodic equipment inspections and meter calibrations and proving as required

  • Performs batch-changing operations to ensure effective segregation of various products and crude oils

  • Performs non-routine maintenance on various facilities as required

  • May conduct measurement and sample products at terminals or pump stations

  • Witnesses meter proving operations as company representative

  • Responds to third party requests to locate underground facilities and inspects the work at completion

  • Represents the company in measurement and quality analysis disputes

  • Interfaces with Government representatives during custody transfers

  • Acts as technical expert and lead for less experience staff as required

  • May be responsible for "dig test" one call system, monitoring one calls, and dispatching to the location as needed

Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their supervisor, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion

Experience:

A minimum of three years of job related experience, either three plus years in the Oil and Gas Industry in operations OR three plus years in military fuel management OR three plus years in natural gas pipeline operations OR equivalent is required.

EDUCATIONAL LEVEL:

A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

Advanced ability to perform mathematical calculations and advanced measurement skills to assignments based on pre-established guidelines of Company Policy and required regulations. Advanced knowledge of safety procedures and precautions. Strong mechanical aptitude. Basic reading and writing skills, and ability to effectively communicate with others, both written and verbal communication.

SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES/FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Company agent for purchasing crude oil at the tank battery at approximately $25,000 per tank purchased with daily purchases of about $250,000. No secondary approval of the purchase; the run ticket is agreement to pay.

WORK CONDITIONS:

Field based and with 60% travel by land and air required. Out-of-doors environment including but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks, rotating equipment. Required to work in all temperatures including outdoors. Subject to varying road and weather conditions. Subject to shift work and 24-hour on-call availability. May be required to work in confined spaces.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, twisting, crouching, stooping, crouching, kneeling, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and finger movements. Reaching or grasping, lifting and/or carrying up to 50lbs, pushing and/or pulling up to 50lbs, climbing up to 40ft, perceiving color differences, ability to wear personal protective equipment (beards not permitted) and strenuous physical activity. Job conditions may require ability to operate and drive all assigned company vehicles at company standard insurance rates is essential, valid State driver's license and proof of insurance required.

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, & SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Our primary values at HollyFrontier are: We put health and safety first; We care about the environment.

All HollyFrontier employees are expected to work safely every day and be safety & environmental leaders. This includes active participation in the following:

  • Stops and/or reports any unsafe work or conditions

  • Follows safety & environmental policies and procedures

  • Supports safety & environmental goals and initiatives

  • Participates in safety & environmental meetings, training, emergency drills and hazard recognition programs

  • Reports all accidents, injuries and near misses, and participates in associated investigations

  • Participates in industrial hygiene, medical surveillance and behavior based safety programs

Holly Energy Partners, L.P., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminalling, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HollyFrontier Corporation subsidiaries. The Partnership, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, owns and/or operates petroleum product and crude gathering pipelines, tankage and terminals in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Washington, Idaho, Oklahoma, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Kansas as well as refinery processing units in Kansas and Utah.

Join Holly Energy Partners where you have the opportunity to develop and own your career!

HollyFrontier Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.

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