Pipeline Technician

Energy Transfer, recognized by Forbes as one of America’s best large employers, is dedicated to responsibly and safely delivering America’s energy. We are driven to inspire our employees to create superior value for our customers, our investors, a sustainable future and giving back to the community where we have long-standing commitments to causes including MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, The Salvation Army, American Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House and many more. Come join our award winning 10,000 strong organization as we fuel the world and each other!

Summary:

This position will repair and maintain pipelines, equipment, and performance of work associated with the operation and maintenance of gas and liquid facilities and pipelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The essential job duties for this position are listed below:

  • Inspect, maintain, and operate facilities including pipelines, valves, filters, pumps, gas compressors, storage tanks, and pump station equipment in a reliable and efficient manner while in compliance with the Partnership’s procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Conduct Damage Prevention activities including pipeline patrols, one-calls, locating and marking pipelines, and inspecting line crossings, excavations, and other activities affecting the pipeline
  • Maintain working knowledge of regulatory requirements, perform required tasks, and complete associated documentation (OSHA, DOT, EPA, etc.)
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize assigned responsibilities and coordinate work with employees and contractors
  • Coordinate and communicate with outside parties including landowners, public agencies, contractors, utilities, and other pipeline operators
  • Actively participate and provide leadership in safety programs and initiatives and follow policies and procedures
  • Provide on-call support for areas of responsibility on a rotating basis
  • Comply with partnership safety policies and procedures
  • Perform energy isolation lockout/tagout procedures (LOTO)

Required Education:

  • High school diploma or GED

Required experience is commensurate with the selected job level:

  • Level C requires a minimum of 0 – 2 years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience
  • Level B requires a minimum of 2 – 4 years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience
  • Level A requires a minimum of 4+ years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license with demonstrated safe driving record
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work effectively in a group environment
  • Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to work independently and exercise good judgement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mechanical aptitude with ability to learn and perform operation and maintenance tasks associated with various types of facilities and equipment
  • Proficiency with computers including MS Office applications such as Excel and Outlook as well as other computer based work training, time reporting, expense reporting, and on-line work applications and documentation

Working Conditions and Requirements:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  1. Frequent exposure to heat, cold, and other adverse weather conditions
  2. Work in and around industrial and construction settings, which may include hazardous products, processes, materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment
  3. Frequent heavy lifting with and without assistance
  4. Work on and around equipment and facilities that require knowledge of and adherence to safe work procedures and practices
  5. Subject to call-outs to respond to operational issues and emergencies after working hours, at night, and on weekends and holidays
  6. Reliable attendance at work
  7. Occasional overnight travel may be required
  8. Must live within :45 min of the work location

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

The nature and frequency of the above working conditions and requirements may vary depending on individual operational circumstances. Where feasible, the Partnership will make reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job.

DISCLAIMER:

The above statements, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.