Provide a high level of technical support on a regional or system basis relating to corrosion control and pipeline integrity. Design and maintain cathodic protection and internal corrosion control facilities. Conduct internal and external specialized corrosion tests on steel structures. Conduct corrosion compliance surveys on pipeline systems, compressor stations, and gas treatment plants.
This job may be filled in Riverton, Rawlins, Laramie or Cheyenne at Management’s discretion.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Cathodic protection duties which includes gathering annual pipe-to-soil surveys, gathering rectifier readings and troubleshooting rectifier units, performing interference testing, and recommending, designing, overseeing installation, and performing as-built drawings for needed cathodic protection facilities.
- Design, install, operate, and maintain cathodic protection facilities, power lines, galvanic anode systems, and internal corrosion control facilities.
- Monitor the condition of the pipeline through pipe-to-soil potentials, visual inspection, examination of coupons, and data from in-line inspection tools, etc.
- Monitor electrical isolation and identify points of electrical shorts.
- Conduct various tests, measurements, and surveys to ensure efficient operation of cathodic protection facilities.
- Atmospheric corrosion duties which include performing coating evaluations, and providing technical assistance to district operations.
- Internal corrosion responsibilities which include evaluating, developing, and monitoring the internal corrosion control program for single, multiphase gas pipelines, and liquid lines.
- Gather and evaluate data, recommend, perform, and oversee mitigative measures.
- Document all related work associated with performing and maintaining regulatory compliance and operating and maintenance procedures.
- Lead efforts to design and implement effective long-term cathodic protection systems.
- Prepare drawings, job specifications and contract bid documents.
- Pipeline integrity responsibilities which include providing assistance running in-line digital metal loss and stress corrosion cracking inspection tools, writing associated action plans, performing and documenting prove-up inspections, and writing closure reports.
- Assist E&C and Engineering personnel with the evaluation / development / implementation and maintenance of facility grounding systems.
- Perform coating evaluations for atmospheric corrosion control, and prepare mitigation plans.
- Participate in federal inspections (PHMSA), and state inspections (WY PSC).
- Inspect third-party construction/work activities.
- Mentor fellow employees when the opportunity presents itself.
- 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.
- Other daily, weekly, monthly or special project duties as identified and defined.
- A two year technical degree in Corrosion Technology, electrical, electronics, or equivalent from an approved and accredited college or university preferred. Other pipeline work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
- Approved educational courses in all phases of corrosion including internal, external, and atmospheric corrosion.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS:
- Understand and operate all corrosion related instrumentation.
- Working knowledge of environmental and safety aspects of coating projects.
- Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets.
COMPETENCIES, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel).
- Achieve and maintain all qualifications, certifications, and progression requirements applicable to the job classification.
- Completion of any site specific technical training may be applicable.
- May be required to possess a commercial driver’s license, drive a company commercial vehicle and comply with all commercial vehicle regulations.
- May respond to and address callouts and emergencies after regular business hours including after dark hours, which requires carrying a communication device (cell phone).
- Proficient with computer skills (MS Office, operating systems, company software, and technical systems).
- Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, etc.).
- Ability to complete work assignments with minimal supervision in an acceptable timeframe.
- Ability to operate and maintain chemical injection and pressure access equipment.
- Ability to estimate installation, operating, and maintenance expenses associated with corrosion systems. Ability to estimate installation costs for capital projects.
- Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document, and complete work independently with minimal supervision.
- Ability to successfully work in team environment.
- Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), prioritize work schedule, focus attention on details, and follow rules.
- Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing.
- Safe work practice and active participation in the safety program.
- Depending upon the work location and workload, extensive travel will be required.
- Available for overtime work when applicable.
- 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.
- Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions.
- Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.
- Must be able to frequently enter confined spaces, climb to and work from elevated platforms, excavated areas, ladders, walkways, etc.
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions, and ability to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist (occasional).
- Must be able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
- Must be able to work in low-lit areas with confined space.
PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
- This job may be filled in Riverton, Rawlins, Laramie or Cheyenne at Management’s discretion.
- May be required to carry a company-provided 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.
(Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position):
- NACE certification preferred.
- Experience in all phases of corrosion control and pipeline integrity as described in the Job Responsibilities.
- Experience with CPDM and R Streng.
- Working knowledge of AC and DC electrical systems, corrosion related portions of NEC, and NACE standards.
- Knowledge of company policies and DOT 192 regulations.
- Knowledge and experience with safe handling practices of products (gas and liquids).
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.
Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP - 14 months ago