Assists in all phases of construction, operation and maintenance o f gas utility
facilities including, but not limited to, production, storage, pipeline, oil,
compressor and measurement facilities and services.
This is an entry level position.
Daily, Periodic and/or Irregular Duties:
Assists in a variety of duties, such as:
1. Selecting and preparing well sites and roads to proposed well sites;
selecting well site as to accessibility and workability; selecting
road considering right of way, best route and land conditions; cutting
brush and holding rods for surveyors, etc.; laying temporary water and
gas lines to new drilling sites: gauging open flow of well using
manometer; testing open flow and rock pressure; conducting special back
pressure tests on wells using spring gauge and dead weight; entering
readings on test records: inspecting wells for leaks; repairing leaks;
reconditioning well heads: reworking wells using cable tools; erecting,
tearing down runway and reinstalling after well is reworked; loading
and unloading pipe; pulling and running casing and pipe; bailing wells.
2. Constructing and replacing new and existing lines and/or repairing leaks;
swamping, digging and backfilling ditches and bell holes; operating valves
and/or regulating equipment to blow down lines, rerouting flow and/or
changing pressure; installing sleeves, leak clamps, saddles, etc.; removing
old line, stringing pipe joints, coating and wrapping pipe and lowering in;
assisting welders, grinding beads and lining up pipe using clamps; operating,
inspecting and lubricating valves: installing, operating and maintaining
dehydrators, methanol injectors and gas separators: removing fluid from
lines by blowing drips and syphons and locating and removing freezes in
lines: clearing rights-of-way utilizing hand tools, scythes and axes and
chemical sprays: maintaining public relations with farmers, landowners,
consumers, contractors and other utility people: making taps on pipelines
for consumer meters and rebuilding service taps when replacing lines:
patrolling pipelines and using explosimeter to locate leaks and preparing
leak reports: walking lines in mount·ainous terrain making visual
inspection for land slides, washouts and leakage: informing farmers
and contractors, etc., of existing line depth and location to prevent
damage and reporting conditions found to Supervisor: assisting Corrosion
Technician in field testing, installing, operating and maintaining
anodes, rectifiers and ground beds: installing cathodic prote·ction by
cad welding anodes on pipelines.
3. Oiling, greasing, cleaning, dismantling, repairing and overhauling gas
compressors and auxiliary compressor station and/or extraction plant
equipment; performing good housekeeping activities, such as, cleaning,
removing oil and dirt from equipment and piping, washing windows and
yard maintenance; erecting buildings, pouring concrete, installing new
equipment and erectiing fences and other facilities.
4. Changing gas measurement charts, entering explanation of meter conditions
or questionable items on charts: installing and/or repairing meters and
regulators: reading consumer meters: and taking readings on odorizers.
5. Performing painting, masonry and carpentry to maintain structures such as
warehouses, measuring stations, valve settings, road gates, fences, fence
stiles, pipeline markers, etc . and operating equipment, such as, power
winch, pneumatic tools (pavement breakers, jack hammers and tampers) and
tapping machine, water pumps and using hand tools, such as, picks, shovels,
pipe and ratchet wrenches, dies, pipe cutters, etc.
The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to
describe the· principal functions of the job identified and shall not be
construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may
be inherent in the job.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and the ability to work in all types of
weather conditions. A valid driver’s license is required.
Prefer candidates with prior experience in processing/compressor plant environment. Maintenance and troubleshooting experience with fluid transfer pumps, motors, compressors, and dehydration units a plus.
A Work KEYS assessment is required for this position. Please contact Hazard Community College Workforce Solutions (606) 436-5721 to schedule the following Work KEYS tests:
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