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Operations Specialist - Natchitoches

Company: Kinder Morgan
Location: Natchitoches
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:


Position Description




Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. We own an interest in or operate approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 157 terminals. Our pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, carbon dioxide (CO2) and more. Our terminals store and handle petroleum products, chemicals and other products.Kinder Morgan is committed to being a good corporate citizen and conducting ourselves in an ethical and responsible manner. We spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year on integrity management and maintenance programs to operate our assets safely and to protect the public, our employees, contractors and the environment. Operationally, we continue to perform better than our industry peers relative to environmental, health and safety measures.The Operations Specialist is based out of our Tennessee Natural Gas (TGP) Natchitoches, La Compressor Station Number 40 located at 195 Highway 504, Natchitoches, LA 71457. This is a Monday through Friday position with some on-call responsibilities nights and weekends. Position and schedule may include 12 hour rotating shifts to include nights and weekends. Kinder Morgan offers a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, two retirement plans, paid holidays, and paid time off.To be considered for our Natchitoches, LA Operations Specialist position, click on "Apply Now" to sign in or create an account to upload your resume. This is a great opportunity if you are an experienced Line Patroller, Pipeline Field Man, Natural Gas Operations Technician, Quality Tech, Corrosion Technician, Gas Mechanic or similarPrimary purpose:

  • Responsible for the installation, operation and maintenance of Company gas pipelines, appurtenances, terminals, compressor stations, pump stations and other related facilities.Essential duties and responsibilities:
    • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of pipelines, compressors and auxiliary equipment, engines, turbines, motors cooling equipment, pump stations, pumps, valves, seals and other related equipment.
    • Start, stop and operate engines/pumps within defined operating parameters.
    • Ensure the cost effective and efficient performance of all engines, pumps and associated equipment at compressor stations, pump stations, pipelines, and process plants.
    • Diagnose and repair engines, turbines, pumps, seals, valves and instruments.
    • Install, repair, service and maintain valves, pipe, pipeline appurtenances, corrosion control protection systems, measurement equipment and storage well equipment.
    • Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment, including pipeline right-of-way, and gathering or storage areas, including but not limited to excavating, repairing, coating and backfilling pipelines, concrete work, painting, building erection, weed control, etc.
    • Maintain, adjust, make minor repairs, and operate equipment (e.g., industrial wheeled tractors, water pumps, air compressors, expanders, coolers, test equipment, vehicles, etc.)
    • Represent the Company during contacts with landowner/tenants, public officials/emergency officials and at local meetings. (One Call, Pipeline Groups, Soil Conservation, USFS, etc.)
    • Oversee construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties.
    • Train and oversee company and third party personnel as required (e.g., personnel in progression, transport drivers, contractors, visitors)
    • Perform governmental compliance activities (PHMSA, State Agencies, EPA, USFS, etc.)
    • Perform minor electrical maintenance.
    • Identify, report and correct safety and environmental concerns.
    • Actively participate in safety programs and initiatives.
    • Participate in the development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, project scopes and work plans.
    • Complete all applicable documentation and record keeping.
    • Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, regulatory, and Company tariff requirements.
    • Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.
    • Regular and predictable attendance.
    • Other duties as assigned.



      Position Requirements




      Education:
      • High School Diploma or GED
      • 2 year associate degree or 2 year vocational-tech degree in mechanical or instrumentation a plusExperience / specific knowledge:
        • Must respond to, and address, callouts and emergencies after regular business hours including after dark hours, which may require carrying a communication device within 1 hour.
        • Must be able to respond to an emergency at the station within 30 minutes
        • Knowledge of compressor, pump stations, gas treatment, storage facilities, process plant, gather transmission, pipeline system operations.
        • Knowledge reading and interpreting blueprints, P&IDs and other diagrams
        • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquid, and high/low pressure systemsCertifications, licenses, registrations:
          • Possess a valid driver's license and meet company insurability requirements
          • May be required to achieve and maintain certifications as required to perform job duties
          • Achieve and maintain all OQ qualifications and progression requirements applicable to the job classification.
            • May be required to possess a commercial driver's license, drive a company commercial vehicle and comply with all commercial vehicle regulationsCompetencies, skills, and abilities:
              • Basic computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, various operating systems, and other company software)
              • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals)
              • Good verbal and written communication skills
              • Customer focus
              • Available for shift work when applicable
              • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules
              • Ability to speak and understand English.
              • Ability to work with others, take direction from supervisor(s), focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
              • Mechanical aptitude a plus.Physical demands:
                • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions
                • Must be able to frequently:
                  • Enter confined spaces
                  • Climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders and walkways
                  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions, and 50 pounds from floor to waist.
                  • Must be able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, climb vertical access ladders and stairwells, carry up to 50 pounds and to see, hear, walk and talk effectivelyWorking conditions:
                    • May work in low-lit areas
                    • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions
                    • Must be able to climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders, and walkways, etc.
                    • Depending upon the location and workload, travel will be required
                    • Be available for shift work when applicable.Job level commensurate with skills and experience. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.





                      EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.












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