Operating across 11 states, Tallgrass is a growth-orientedmidstream energy operator with transportation, storage, terminal, water,gathering and processing assets that serve some of the nation's most prolificcrude oil and natural gas basins.
We were named to Colorado's Top Workplaces list for the pastthree consecutive years. Tallgrass strives to create an environment where allemployees feel they are safe, respected, that their contributions are valued,have equal access to growth and development opportunities. Our Total RewardsPackage is comprehensive and competitive - designed to meet the needs of ouremployees and their families. We offer our employees competitive basepay; 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; FlexibleSpending and Health Savings Accounts; Employee Assistance Programs; IdentityTheft Protection; and Critical Health and Accident insurance.
Operations Specialist Primary Purpose:
Responsible for the installation, operation and maintenanceof Company Terminals, Oil and gas pipelines, pump stations, and other relatedfacilities.
Operate and maintain terminals, pipelines, pump stations and auxiliary equipment, engines, turbines, motors, cooling equipment, pumps, valves, seals and other related equipment.
Ensure the cost effective and efficient performance of all engines, pumps and associated equipment at terminals, pump stations, compressor stations, and pipelines. Start, stop and operate pumps/engines within defined operating parameters.
Diagnose and repair pumps, seals, valves, instruments, pumps, seals, valves and instruments.
Install, repair, service and maintain valves, pipe, pipeline appurtenances, corrosion control protection systems, and measurement
Operate, maintain, adjust and make minor repairs on equipment such as industrial wheeled tractors, water pumps, air compressors, expanders, coolers, test equipment, vehicles, etc.
Company liaison during contacts with landowner/tenants, public/emergency officials and local meetings (One Call, Pipeline Groups, Soil Conservation, USFS, etc.).
Oversee and train Company and third party personnel as required (visitors, personnel in progression, transport drivers, contractors and construction/maintenance activities).
Identify report and correct safety and environmental concerns.
Actively participate in safety programs/initiatives, development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, project scopes and work plans.
General upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment (pipeline right-of-way, storage areas, storage tanks, LACT units, excavate/repair/coat/backfill pipelines, building construction, concrete work, paint, weed control, etc.).
Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, regulatory, Company tariff requirements and governmental activities (PHMSA, EPA, USFS, state agencies, etc.). Complete all applicable documentation and record keeping.
Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.
Other duties as assigned
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.
Will maintain Operator Qualification on all assigned covered tasks as determined by direct Supervisor
Other daily, weekly, monthly or special project duties as identified and defined.
Knowledge of terminals, pump stations, compressor stations, crude oil and potentially natural gas pipelines, and other equipment or facilities as assigned
Experience analyzing, adjusting and making minor repairs on pumps, engines, and other associated equipment.
Achieve and maintain all Operator Qualifications (OQ) and progression requirements applicable to the job classification. OQ includes but is not limited to; Gas Detection/Alarm System Maintenance/Performance Tests; Inspect/Isolate/Operate/Shut Down/Start Pump Stations or Compressor Units (manual and remote); Corrosion Monitoring; Cathodic Protection system Maintenance; Locate/Install/Protect Customer Meters; Locating Pipelines; Damage Prevention; Leakage Survey and Investigation, and Valve Maintenance
Beginner 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 driving record satisfactory to the Company and its insurers.
May become required to possess a commercial driver's license with a tanker and HAZMAT endorsement, drive a company commercial vehicle and comply with all commercial vehicle regulation.
Competencies, Skills and Abilities:
Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals).
Basic computer skills (MS Office, other operating systems and software).
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to keep required job schedule; shift work and overtime as needed.
Ability to follow rules, instructions and take direction from supervisors.
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.
Living environs to be agreed upon with hiring manager.
All of the physical requirements listed below are those that may be necessaryfor an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations may bemade 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; ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
Minimal safety hazards; general office working conditions.
Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.
Varying working conditions from office settings to working outdoors in inclement weather conditions
Working with and around industrial hazards.
Frequent travel, sometimes overnight, may be required.
Occasional overtime may be required.
Living environs will be relative to work location to address call outs and emergency response.
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.
Preferred Education, Experience, Certifications,Competencies, Skills and Abilities:
Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:
Associate's Degree in related field.
Experience reading and interpreting blueprints, P&IDs and other diagrams.
Detailed knowledge of Company policies, procedures and practices as well as regulatory and tariff requirements.
Detailed knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of crude oil, flammable liquids, and high/low pressure systems.
Detailed knowledge of crude oil pump stations and mainline piping systems a plus.
Detailed knowledge of LACT Units and Storage tanks a plus.
Tallgrass Energy is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered forpositions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mentaldisability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V
Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP