Mechanic Specialist, Level 1-4 (Odessa)

Kinder Morgan Odessa , TX 79760

Posted 1 week ago

Primary purpose: Install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain mechanical equipment and/or auxiliary equipment.

Perform heavy mechanical maintenance and replacement of reciprocating and turbine engines and compressors, including prime movers and auxiliary units. This position reports to a Crew Leader to ensure consistency in maintenance practices and detailed computer documentation. Essential duties and responsibilities:

These duties include assessing the condition of engine and compressor components as well as performing the required maintenance based on company standards and original manufacturer's specifications. Based on experience, mentor team mates and other company personnel on proper operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment. Identify, report, and assist in correcting safety and environmental concerns.

Complete appropriate documentation and paperwork timely and accurately. Perform all work in compliance with company standards, procedures, and regulatory and tariff requirements. Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.

Mentor fellow employees when the opportunity presents itself. Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills, and listen carefully. Maintain a regular, dependable attendance, and high level of performance.

Maintain a high regard for personal safety, the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public. Overtime may be required and is anticipated. Required to carry a company-provided cell phone and be available to respond during working and non-working hours. This position requires the individual to follow all safety policies so that tasks and assignments are completed in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, with an emphasis on finishing each day injury and incident free. . -The job level is commensurate with experience and skill level of successful candidate.

Position Requirements


Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Experience /specific knowledge: Experience in mechanical maintenance of reciprocating/centrifical compressor units. Also, preferably, experience with turbine engines, natural gas compressors, auxiliary engines, and related equipment.

Certifications, licenses, registrations: Must possess and maintain a valid driver license, and maintain a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers. Competencies, skills, and abilities:

Strong mechanical skills and knowledge of compressor engines. Strong mechanical aptitude with experience in heavy maintenance related to engine/compressor units. Also, preferably, experience with turbine engines, natural gas compressors, auxiliary engines, and related equipment.

Ability to troubleshoot and maintain natural gas plant equipment, pumps, exchangers, compressors, and related auxiliary equipment.

Ability to operate forklifts and light industrial equipment.

Ability to read and interpret various company policies and procedures, Operations & Maintenance (O&M) manual and blueprints.

Ability to respond in a timely manner to any emergency or after-hours calls. Good communication skills - must be able to interface effectively with many internal and external customers, regulatory officials, company contacts and co-workers. Must have detailed knowledge of mechanical equipment, internal combustion engines, gas turbines, pumps, compressors, and related equipment.

Basic computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, operating systems, company software if applicable), trainable to custom software applications, Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals) Customer focus. Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), focus attention on details, follow work rules, and adhere to required work schedules. This individual will be responsible for administrative tasks including ordering and receiving required replacement parts, completing personal timesheets and expense accounts, and maintaining a company vehicle.

This position requires acting as a company representative when interacting with contractors and vendors. This individual will be required to work effectively in a team atmosphere. A typical work schedule is Monday through Thursday, ten hours per day.

This position requires a significant amount of overnight travel, working other than normal hours, overtime, schedule changes, and the ability to respond to call-outs. Promote and embody Kinder Morgan Core Values. Physical demands:

This position requires manual dexterity and visual acuity, as well as the ability to: Lift, pull, push, and carry up to 50 lbs. Exert up to 100 lbs. of physical force.

Stand, walk, kneel, bend, and squat for extended periods of time. Twist head and back for extended periods of time. Work in areas classified as confined space.

Climb and work from ladders, catwalks, staging, and platforms. Ascend and descend slopes and ditches. Work with hands above head.

Work lying on back. Work in adverse weather and/or extreme temperature conditions. ADA

Job Requirements:

Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that the essential functions of the job can be performed and not hinder the employee's performance, mental, or emotional disability. Working Conditions: The individual will be working in an industrial environment, which includes engine rooms and auxiliary buildings Must be available for callouts 24/7, except during company sponsored paid time off.

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.



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