Coordinator-Ops Sr
Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP - Casper, WY

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Position will be based in Casper, WY or Douglas, WY (upon hiring manager’s discretion).

PRIMARY PURPOSE:
Provide technical leadership and support to gas processing plant & compression operations facilities to ensure the safe and efficient operations of all Automation & Control equipment and systems. Also assist with employee training, testing and development, capital and O&M budgets, and technical support functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Design, develop, and maintain automation systems (specifically Allen Bradley PLC systems and DeltaV DCS system).
• Design, develop, and maintain PC based HMI automation systems (specifically, WonderWare HMI systems).
• Design and specify communications equipment necessary for computer automation systems. This could include Ethernet (TCP and UDP), Modbus, Profibus, Control Net, DH+, as well as the physical media (fiber optic, copper, and radio).
• Develop and control capital projects. Specifically, develop, manage and control project scope, schedule, projected costs, and quality assurance oversight.
• Specify and procure instrumentation used in automation systems.
• Manage Contractor bid process, select contractor and manage contractor throughout automation projects.
• Provide technical expertise in instrument, electrical, and/or automation specifications and standards as required.
• Organize work for timely completion and be available for work after regular hours if required.
• Be capable of managing multiple assignments with various deadlines and responsibility levels concurrently.
• Maintain a regular, dependable attendance, self-motivated and high level of performance.
• Awareness of company Engineering Standards, Construction Standards, Operations and Maintenance Procedures, Site Specific Procedures and governmental safety regulations.
• Read and interpret electrical, control, and instrumentation drawings.
• Oversee the repair, modification and maintenance of appropriate equipment, systems and assets.
• Implement recommended technological advancements for field operations.
• Assist in the planning and management of the operating and capital budgets.
• Collaborate with other field management personnel to solve interrelated administrative, organizational, operational and technical problems.
• Assist with the ongoing training, testing and development of area technical employees.
• Identify, report and correct safety and environmental concerns.
• Provide support to E&C and Measurement Techs as needed with Control logic and wiring, and troubleshooting I/O problems. Work with operations on control and process problems.
• Primary interface, troubleshooting and coordination with third-party automation vendors.
• Participation in Process Safety Management (PSM) employee requirements and procedures.
• Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with internal and external customers.
• Deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.
• Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully.
• Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.
• Will work non-traditional hours as needed.
• Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
• Other daily, weekly, monthly or special project duties as identified and defined.
• Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:
• Associate’s level degree in a technical field, from an accredited institution, is required or a minimum of 8 years direct and active work experience in gas processing plant and compressor station automation design and technical analysis may be considered as an acceptable degree substitute.

EXPERIENCE/SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE:
• In addition to the degree requirement listed above, must have at least 4 years direct and active work experience in gas processing plant and compressor station automation design and technical analysis. If no degree, must have a minimum of 8 years direct and active work experience in gas processing plant and compressor station automation design and technical analysis.
• Knowledge in natural gas processing plant and compression automation and the instrumentation necessary for this automation.
• Knowledge of PLC ladder logic, Wonderware InTouch, as well as one or more other programming languages used in automation. Must be able to learn new programming skills as needed.
• Experience and knowledge in standard communication techniques utilized in the automation industry including but not limited to Ethernet, Modbus, Profibus, and Allen-Bradley proprietary communication protocols.
• Experience and knowledge with design, specification and procurement of physical media types used in communications, including copper, fiber-optic, and radio communications.
• Knowledge and/or application experience with national and international instrument electrical and controls standards.
• Design and construction knowledge working in electrically hazardous area applications.
• Thorough knowledge of and ability to consistently apply company policies and practices, and regulatory requirements.
• Beginner proficiency level in MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS:
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel).
• Subject to random drug testing.

COMPETENCIES, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
• Familiarity with and ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical blueprints and diagrams, including flow charts, cause/effect diagrams, and Piping and Instrument Drawings (P&ID’s).
• Demonstrated Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft applications (including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for the purpose of word processing, presentations, spreadsheets and information retrieval.
• Problem solving skills, including logical thought processes, with the ability to resolve simple to complex issues.
• Ability to organize, schedule and prioritize workload to meet various schedules and objectives on short notice.
• Ability to resolve conflict in a win-win manner.
• Adhere to performance expectations as defined by the Department and Customer.
• Must be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job.
• Must be able to work with a team, take direction from management, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
• Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines.
• Ability to organize and prioritize daily work.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• For the majority of a workday, the employee will be required to sit and work at a computer and/or desk.
• Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions
• Must be able to climb vertical access ladders and stairwells, carry up to 50 pounds and to see, hear, walk and talk effectively.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Position will be based in Casper, WY or Douglas, WY (upon hiring manager’s discretion).
• Travel is required and anticipated as up to 25% time away from the assigned work location; motor vehicle and occasional air travel anticipated.
• Required to carry a company-provided cell phone and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
• Based in a field office location.
• Must live within a 45-minute response/travel time to work location.
• Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
• This is not a supervisory position and may be called upon to give work direction.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.

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