Instrumentation/ Electrical Technician
Koch Pipeline Company, LP - Cottage Grove, MN

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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.

Successful candidates for the Instrumentation / Electrical Technician role will be responsible for specification, installation, testing and repair of all types of electrical and electronic equipment used in the operation of crude and refined products pipelines. Qualified candidates must be able to make sound economic decisions, ensure incident prevention, drive predictable execution and achieve competitive results.

Responsibilities:
Specify, install and program all types of PLC, flow computer and other metering and communication equipment, work on motors, valves, actuators, meters, transmitters and complete required documentation

Line locating, measurements, regulator equipment inspections and other duties required for daily pipeline operations

Read and interpret blueprints and understand and apply the National Electrical Code

Work Experience, Skills and Education Required

Highly motivated and able to work independently while using good judgment

Use critical thinking skills to solve problems

General mechanical, maintenance, and electrical skills

Computer Knowledge: Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and proprietary database

Communicate effectively

Valid driver's license

Two year Technical Degree (electrical), or currently enrolled in a technical degree program (electrical) OR high school diploma plus two years of related experience

Work Experience, Skills and Education Preferred

One year of experience working on all types of industrial electrical and electronic equipment including but not limited to motors, valves, actuators, meters, transmitters, flow computers and PLC equipment.

Candidates with five or more years of instrumentation and electrical experience are encouraged to apply.

Field experience in the pipeline, oil & gas or chemical industry

Knowledge of Omni Flow Computers and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).

OSHA and NFPA 70E experience

Understand and apply the National Electrical Code

Other Considerations

Frequently lifts, carries, or otherwise moves and positions equipment

Frequently works in hot, cold, or inclement climate conditions

Frequently climbs ladders and stairs to reach equipment

Position requires the ability to be on-call on a rotational basis and to respond to calls 24/7 for emergency response

Position requires travel of up to 25%

Position requires the ability to wear a respirator and to pass a respirator fit test

Position requires the ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Position requires the ability to respond to assigned assets within 30 minutes

Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, DOT drug screen, and pre-hire HAZWOPER physical

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.

Job Category

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Operations/Manufacturing

Location

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USA-Minnesota-COTTAGE GROVE-MN

Company

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Koch Pipeline Company, LP

Schedule

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Full-time

Job Type

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Regular

Travel

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Yes, 25 % of the Time

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