Targa Resources is a growth-oriented provider of midstream services and is one of the largest independent midstream energy companies in North America, with assets in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Louisiana, California, Washington and Maryland. Targa owns, operates, acquires, and develops a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets. We encourage your interest in joining our team and pursuing the many opportunities we have at Targa.
Targa is currently seeking a Pipeline Technician to be located in Fairfield, TX.
Position SummaryThis position is directly involved in the field operation of pipelines and facilities in the transportation and movement of Liquid NGL Products. The Pipeline Technician must balance a high level of surveillance and maintenance to maintain the integrity of the pipeline system(s). The Technician will be expected to take a proactive approach in mitigating developing threats and ongoing events through close contact with the Pipeline Controllers. The Pipeline Technician must demonstrate the ability to recognize, analyze, and respond to abnormal conditions in a timely manner to minimize potential impact to people and the environment as well as eliminating risk to the liability of the company. The Pipeline Technician will be responsible for the preventive and corrective maintenance of the pipeline and pipeline facilities. The majority of these NGL lines are PHMSA Jurisdictional pipelines. This position requires working outside in various weather conditions and in various areas where contact with local wildlife could be dangerous. This position also requires the Technician to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, working Holidays and responding to call-outs. The Technician will troubleshoot, test, maintain, and repair pipeline equipment, which may include valves, valve operators, filtration systems, relief valves. The Technician will perform periodic inspections and routine maintenance on the pipeline system and complete maintenance records, service reports, and other required documents. The Technician will be responsible for responding to Pipeline one calls and locates. This position will include daily travel via Company supplied vehicle. The Technician is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the vehicle.
Train and Obtain DOT qualifications to perform certain DOT pipeline tasks
Perform routine field startup/shutdown of pipeline facility equipment
Recognize pipeline and pipeline equipment malfunctions
Recognize danger signals from equipment and perform emergency repairs, which could include the shutdown of facilities and/or pipelines
Prepares and analyzes recurring operational reports
Prepares various ad-hoc reports including providing data for regulatory reporting
Continuously review and monitor facility operations for optimization
Comply with all applicable safety and environmental regulations, local policies and procedures
Interface with support personnel, operation, measurement, instrumentation/electrical, etc, to resolve operational upset issues
Training of co-workers in safe and proper job procedures
Attend all safety meetings and safety training as required by company
Minimum Essential Qualifications (include physical requirements)
See notes below
Minimum High School Diploma or Equivalent
Possess and maintain a valid drivers license to include a safe driving record satisfactory to the company.
Interpersonal communication skills are required in order to interface with all affected teams, personnel, vendors and the public
Strong work ethic with demonstrated ability to effectively work with minimum supervision
Solid computer skills to include Microsoft Office Software
Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays, with the ability to respond to call outs as needed to fulfill business objective and the ability to work shifts for plant or field conditions
Ability to lift, push, and pull at least a minimum of 75 lbs
Ability to work in changing climate conditions
Able to work in close quarters: i.e., work while kneeling, squatting, sitting, climbing, and standing
Follow and adhere to all applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines (ex: eye protection, footwear, Nomex).
Regular and Reliable Attendance
Preferred Qualifications (used as a tool to prioritize candidates that meet minimum qualifications)
Knowledge of Maximo
Knowledge of CFR 49 Part 195, NACE, API, GPA
Knowledge of Pipeline Activity Reports
Knowledge of GPS and GPS Systems
Read and Understand PIDs
Read and Understand Pipeline Maps and Alignment Sheets
Knowledge of pipe and pipe specifications
Knowledge of Welding
Knowledge of NDT, Non-Destructive testing
Knowledge of pipeline coatings
Knowledge of Cathodic Protection
Knowledge of Corrosion Control Equipment
Knowledge of Pipeline Construction
Knowledge of pipeline pigging operations
Knowledge of Pipeline In-Line Inspection, Smart Pigs
Knowledge of the pipeline business
Knowledge of Pipeline ROW Maintenance
Knowledge of Pipeline third-party activities, encroachment
Targa offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. This position is subject to federally mandated drug/alcohol testing.