The Pipeline Operator is responsible for ensuring that pipeline facilities are operated in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. The position will report to the West Texas Operations Manager and will be responsible for monitoring pipeline operating conditions and performing maintenance, inspections and repairs in accordance with federal and state guidelines and Company policies and procedures.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS will include the following:
Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, inspections and repair of pipelines and pipeline components
Monitor pipeline operating pressures, temperatures and flow rates and identify flow rate shortfalls that may be related to equipment malfunction, leaks or spills
Gather liquid and gas production information by obtaining data from various sources
Respond to pipeline locate requests
Patrol pipeline rights of way
Monitor construction of third party utility crossings
Work a rotating on-call schedule and occasionally work weekends and holidays
Other duties and special projects as assigned
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High School Diploma or equivalent is required
Possess 1-10+ years of pipeline operating experience.
The candidate should understand the concept of gas flow through pipelines
Must have good verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with staff, management, customers and vendors
Must be a detail oriented, self-starter and able to work with little supervision while maintaining goals/tasks
Working knowledge of MS Office. Must be able to send emails with attachments and use Excel to build spreadsheets.
Basic understanding of all regulatory requirements for pipeline operations
Must possess sound reasoning skills and be able to multi-task and maintain focus while sometimes working in high pressure situations
Must possess a valid and current Driver's License