Pipeline Controller
Koch Pipeline Company, LP - Wichita, KS

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Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. owns or operates more than 4,000 miles of pipelines in the U.S. It believes success is achieved through providing superior value for customers, employees and the public, and by applying the Market-Based Management® business philosophy to its day-to-day activities. With this commitment and more than six decades of experience in pipeline operations, Koch Pipeline transports crude oil, refined products, ethanol, chemicals, and natural gas liquids through pipelines in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin and Texas. Koch Pipeline employees strive for excellence in regulatory compliance, environmental stewardship and safety. In fact, Koch Pipeline's operating practices and safety and environmental achievements earn praise and commendations from industry and governmental organizations, including being named one of America's Safest Companies. The company, based in Wichita, Kan., is an indirect subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the world's largest private companies. See www.kochpipeline.com.

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. (KPL) is seeking a qualified Pipeline Controller to work in our control center in Wichita, KS. Qualified candidates must be able to make sound economic decisions, ensure incident prevention, drive predictable execution and achieve competitive results. Successful candidates must also understand and comply with all Federal, state, and company laws and regulations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Monitor pressures, flows, gravities, tank levels, valve / pump status and temperatures.

Will be responsible to understand shipping schedules including monitoring, directing and controlling the execution of schedules.

Will be required to recognize operational problems and dispatch appropriate personnel to the affected areas along the pipeline.

The Pipeline Controller is responsible for ensuring clear and precise communications to both internal and external customers such as security, emergency responders, inspectors, regulators, and the public.

Will be able to independently recognize and execute changes that may need to be made in order to meet the shipper’s needs.

Will be required to work in a high stress environment and remain composed during emergency events.

The training period may last up to nine months. After completion the trainee will be qualified to operate a pipeline system.

Work Experience, Skills, and Education Required

Demonstrated ability to articulate and solve complex problems using available information and independent judgment.

Demonstrated ability to work under high pressure and stressful situations while remaining poised to make sound decisions.

Previous experience prioritizing rapidly changing tasks under stressful conditions

Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills

Must possess solid mathematical skills and be able to mentally calculate equations quickly.

Must possess strong computer skills including the ability to use Microsoft Office products

Must be able to be on a rotational on-call status, having a flexible schedule to respond to emergency call outs

Must be able to work a 12 hour rotating shift which will include weekends, evenings, overnight, and holidays

High School Diploma (or equivalent)

Work Experience, Skills, and Education Preferred

Two plus years of working experience with hydraulic and/or mechanical equipment

Previous pipeline control center experience

Previous knowledge of pipeline operations, gas control, processing plants and compression

Bachelor’s Degree

We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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