Operations Specialist
Kinder Morgan - Topock, AZ

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Position Description

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of pipeline, compressors and related field operations. The facilities consist of the Compressor Stations near Topock Az It may include the following: 4 gas fired centrifugal compressor units, 3 Reciprocating gas compressor units and auxiliary equipment, motors, cooling equipment, pumps, valves, seals and other related equipment) and approximately 600 miles of pipeline.
•Start, stop and operate engines to maintain designated operating parameters.
•Ensure the cost effective and efficient performance of all engines and associated equipment.
•Install, repair, service and maintain valves, pipe, pipeline and appurtenances.
•Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment, including pipeline right-of-way, such as excavating, repairing, coating and back filling pipelines, concrete work, painting, building erection, etc.
•Maintain, adjust, make minor repairs, and operate equipment (e.g., wheeled tractors, pick-up trucks, water pumps, air compressors, coolers).
•Oversee construction and maintenance activities by third parties including inspection of one-calls.
•Perform governmental compliance activities, such as line patrol, road and railroad crossing inspections, and valve inspections.
•Complete all applicable documentation and record keeping.
•Represent the Company during contacts with landowner/tenants, public officials/emergency officials and at local meetings. (One Call, Pipeline Groups, Soil Conservation, etc.)
•Assist with the creation, planning, forecasting and managing of the districts Capital and O&M budgets.
•Assist with cash flow management, cost monitoring and control.
•Participate in the development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, project scopes and work plans.
•Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, regulatory, and Company tariff requirements.
•Conduct pipeline pigging activities.
•Assist personnel in performing technical and non-technical tasks including gas quality determinations, gas sampling, and measurement checks.
•Provide oral and written communication of activities to appropriate personnel.
•Will require some out of town nights and weekends as needed.
Job level is commenurate with experience and skill level.
-Other duties as required.
Position Requirements
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
High School degree or equivalent
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
•Achieve and maintain all OQ qualifications and progression requirements applicable to the job classification.
•Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document, and complete work with a minimum of supervision.
•Basic computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, various operating systems, and other company software).
•Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals).
•Ability to work in a team environment, take direction from supervisors, keep required job schedules, focus on details, and follow work rules.
•Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•Ability to effectively work with customers, suppliers, other operations groups, engineering staff, and management.
•Actively participate in safety programs and initiatives.
•Mentor fellow employees when the opportunity presents itself.
•Required to perform on-call and call out duties to maintain system integrity, acceptable facility run time and emergency response after regular business hours which may require carrying a communication device.
•Pipeline Construction and Inspection experience.
•Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.
•Overtime may be required and is anticipated.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
•Detailed knowledge of compressor and transmission pipeline systems operations.
•Knowledge of operating costs and best practices associated with natural gas pipeline equipment.
•Experience reading and interpreting blueprints, P&IDs, and other diagrams.
•Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases and liquids on high pressure systems.
•Knowledge of company policies, procedures and practices, and regulatory and tariff requirements.

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