Pros: Company truck, company fuel card, company cell phone, company laptop, travel to and from plants at different locations throughout the day.
Cons: The workshift (10 on 4 off), the working away from home and missing out on time with my family
The days at Kinder Morgan as an amine plant operator are somewhat normal. I am responsible for numerous amine plants and dehydration units that are used to treat natural gas on the pipeline. The amine plant is used to remove CO2 and H2S from the natural gas, and the dehydration unit is used to remove H2O from the natural gas. I am required to keep the plants running sufficiently and properly. I am responsible for retrieving daily readings, entering the daily readings on a spreadsheet, filling out monthly forms, submitting monthly forms, inspecting pipelines for leaks and other infractions, monitoring gas flow on the pipeline to ensure I am treating the correct amount of gas, troubleshooting problems with the units I have to take care of, and resolving issues within my power after the troubleshooting has been performed. A lot goes into the mental and physical part of the job.