Plant Operator
Kinder Morgan - Iraan, TX

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Position Description

This post is for a Plant Operator opening with a hiring range from a level 1 to a level 5 dependent on experience and skill set.

The successful candidate will serve a vital role in maintaining the safe and efficient operations of the compression and plant facilities. The Yates Gas Plant employs a multitude of processes which include NGL Recovery, 5000 KW power/steam cogeneration, and fuel manufacturing. Within the fuel manufacturing process are bulk CO2 membranes, two amine sweetening units, glycol and molecular sieve dehydration, and a nitrogen rejection unit. This position is a Relief Plant Operator position at the Yates Gas Plant. The successful candidate will serve a vital role in maintaining the safe and efficient operations of the compression and plant facilities. The Yates Gas Plant employs a multitude of processes which include NGL Recovery, 5000 kW power/steam cogeneration, and fuel manufacturing. Within the fuel manufacturing process are bulk CO2 membranes, two amine sweetening units, glycol and molecular sieve dehydration, and a nitrogen rejection unit.

The Yates Field Compression fleet consists of a number of slow speed reciprocating Clark TLAB-6 (2000 hp units), Ingersoll KVS and KVSR (2000 and 2600 hp units), Dresser Rand compressors (5500 HP electric driven), Aerial compressors (5500 HP electric driven). The fleet also contains three turbine driven solar centrifugal compressors (3750 and 4250 hp units). The main purpose of these compressors is to compress raw produced gas for further processing or re-injection in to the Yates Field Reservoir. In addition to these raw gas compressors, the Yates Gas Plant contains a number of smaller electric driven compressors for process purposes. The Yates Gas plant is a PSM Facility and the Yates Field operates as an OSHA, VPP Star site.

DUTIES
Operation of natural gas treating equipment to maintain designated operating conditions
Surveillance of plant processes on PLC or DCS
Surveillance of satellite plant processes on PLC or DCS
Surveillance of plant and field compression on PLC or DCS
Surveillance of field gas gathering system pressures and flows on PLC or DCS
Troubleshooting of process equipment and plant operations
Shutdown and startup of plant equipment (pumps, cooling equipment, generators, etc.)
Daily plant/compressor rounds and monitoring of equipment to identify operational problems not indicated through PLC or DCS alarm systems
Manually operate valves as operations dictate
Lockout/ Tag out and permitting duties for maintenance work
Interact with contract personnel
Identify, report, and correct safety and environmental concerns
Complete appropriate documentation and paperwork
Provide oral and written communication of activities to appropriate personnel
Write Maintenance Work Orders as needed
Operate company vehicles during daily activities
Relieve operations personnel of operator duties during vacation or as required

WORKING CONDITIONS
• Work 12 hr rotating shift schedules
• Be available for call-out, overtime, and fulfill other scheduling needs as required by the company
• Requires working on holidays when a holiday falls on a scheduled work day
• Tasks are performed indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions in daylight & darkness.
• May be required to stand, walk, sit, ascend/descend stairs or ladders, use hand tools, reach with hands and arms.
• Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
• Plant vessels, compressors and piping systems contain H2S and hydrocarbon gases which are flammable and may be explosive under certain circumstances
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
REQUIRED SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE
Solid safety and environmental practices
Basic math skills
Self starter and high drive for results
Must be able to handle multiple tasks
Strong teamwork
Strong communication skills
Good computer skills
Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
Valid driver’s license
Must maintain a valid drivers license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers
Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), prioritize work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules
EDUCATION REQUIRED
High School Diploma or equivalent
PREFERRED SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE
Experience in 1-2 years oil and gas operations
Background in gas processing
Background in 1-2 years compressor operation
Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

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