Natural Gas Utility/Pipeline Operator
Perform work related to natural gas pipeline system operations.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Perform pipeline operations and maintenance activities on pipeline systems including compressor stations, gas storages, dehydration facilities, pumps, measurement facilities, and related equipment which may include, but is not limited to:
- Startup and shutdown
- Collecting liquids
- Changing charts
- Gauging tanks
- Locating and marking lines
- Monitoring cathodic protection/basic pipe coatings
- Leakage survey/patrolling pipelines
- Blowing drips
- Monitor usage and/or replace lubricants, fluids, inhibitors, chemicals, etc., as needed to ensure safe and efficient operation of equipment.
- Exchange information regarding pipeline operations, maintenance, measurement, and other activities with public/governmental officials, employees, contractors, customers, producers, and land owners.
- Calculate, compile, and/or prepare information and reports including, but not limited to:
- Gas/liquid flow and quality
- Maintenance and/or repair logs
- Samples (gas/liquids)
- Pipeline/corrosion activities
- Appropriate regulatory requirements
- Construction inspection
- Drive and ensure maintenance is complete on company vehicles.
- Regular and reliable attendance is required in performance of job.
- Employee may be required to perform additional duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Preference for experience operating and maintaining pipeline systems and related equipment utilized in natural gas gathering and transmission systems.
- Experience with maintenance and repair of equipment.
- Experience in various field functions including measurement, cathodic protection, and compressor/pump station operations.
- Experience and training related to:
- Company and governmental operating/safety procedures and environmental regulations
- Characteristics of natural gas and gas liquids
- Pigging pipelines, blowing drips, gauging tanks, and collecting liquids
- Construction methods
- Ability to establish priorities and complete work assignments with limited supervision.
- Experience in patrolling pipelines, performing leakage surveys, and locating/marking lines.
- Experience in working with valves and dehydration equipment, scrubbers, and separators.
- Knowledge of cathodic protection/corrosion control activities.
- Application of basic arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
- Application of formulas to estimate or calculate flow rates and volumes.
- Ability to use tools and equipment including computers and related software.
- Experience reading and interpreting maps, drawings, plats, atlas pages, manuals, policies, procedures, dials, and gauges.
- Ability to prepare and maintain logs and records.
- Experience interacting and communicating effectively.
- Demonstrated ability to read and write fluently in English.
- Communicate and/or exchange written and verbal information and instructions.
Certification and Licensing
- Applicable driver's license for travel to various locations.
- Applicable certifications as required by position.
For more information about this role please contact our Houston office