Operations Specialist, Level 1-4 (Totem)

Kinder Morgan Byers , CO 80103

Posted 1 week ago

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of pipeline, compressors and related plant and field operations. The facilities consist of Totem and Latigo Storage fields and associated pipeline facilities.

Perform operation and maintenance tasks on reciprocating engine/compressor units and associated ancillary equipment. Ancillary equipment includes, motors, generators, cooling equipment, pumps, valves, seals, and associated pipeline facilities. Start, stop and operate engines to maintain designated operating parameters.

Ensure the cost effective and efficient performance of all engines and associated equipment. Install, repair, service and maintain valves, pipe, and pipeline appurtenances. Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment, including pipeline right-of-way.

Maintain, adjust, make minor repairs, and operate equipment (e.g., wheeled tractors, pick-up trucks, water pumps, air compressors, coolers). Complete all applicable documentation and record keeping. Assist with cash flow management, cost monitoring and control. Participate in the development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, PSM Operating Procedures, project scopes and work plans.

Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, regulatory, and Company tariff requirements. Conduct pipeline pigging activities. Assist personnel in performing technical and non-technical tasks including gas quality determinations, gas sampling, and measurement checks. Provide oral and written communication of activities to appropriate personnel.

Position Requirements


Achieve and maintain all OQ qualifications and progression requirements applicable to the job classification. Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document, and complete work with a minimum of supervision. Basic computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, various operating systems, and other company software). Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals). Ability to work in a team environment, take direction from supervisors, keep required job schedules, focus on details, and follow work rules.

Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively work with customers, suppliers, other operations groups, engineering staff, and management. Actively participate in safety programs and initiatives.

Mentor fellow employees when the opportunity presents itself. Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers. May be required to perform on-call and call out duties to maintain system integrity, acceptable facility run time and emergency response after regular business hours which may require carrying a communication device.

Fill in shift work may be required. Overtime may be required and is anticipated. Must live within a 45 minute response/travel time to work location PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

Detailed knowledge of compressor and transmission pipeline systems operations. Knowledge of operating costs and best practices associated with natural gas pipeline equipment. Experience reading and interpreting blueprints, P&IDs, and other diagrams.

Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases and liquids on high pressure systems. Knowledge of company policies, procedures and practices, and regulatory and tariff requirements.

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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