Technician, Pipeline (Karnes City, TX)

at Enterprise Products Company
Location Karnes City, Texas
Date Posted July 9, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified


Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Our services include: natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage; NGL transportation, fractionation, storage and import and export terminals; crude oil gathering, transportation, storage and terminals; petrochemical and refined products transportation, storage and terminals; and a marine transportation business that operates primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems. The partnership's assets include approximately 50,000 miles of pipelines; 260 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals; and 14 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity.

We are currently seeking a Pipeline Technician. The Pipeline Technician independently performs various duties associated with gathering systems, transmission lines and related equipment. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Conduct and perform line pressure maintenance and hydrate removal (pigging, balling, drip removal).

* Spotting lines for one-calls, etc.

* Conducting line surveys and leak detection monitoring.

* Coordinating system shut-downs (for new connects or line repairs).

* Perform lock-out/tag-out and other safety tasks.

* Starting and stopping compressors/pumps.

* Monitoring equipment and checking levels.

* Recording operating equipment data and performing minor maintenance (replacing valves, fittings, etc.)

* Operating amine and de-hy units.

* Troubleshooting abnormal operations.

* Coordinating and monitoring activities of contractor personnel assigned to area.

* Maintaining pipeline right-of-ways.

* Testing, troubleshooting and maintaining both electronic and mechanical measurement recorders and related equipment.

* Operating, inspecting and maintaining high pressure pipelines, valves, regulators and related instrumentation in compliance with DOT, TRRC, TCEQ, and OSHA, etc. regulations.

* Managing storage and transfer of pipeline liquids.

* Monitor and inspect pipeline encroachments.

* Employee will act as a company representative and interact with property owners, other pipeline company representatives and local public representatives.

* Identify emergency situations and initiate emergency response procedures.

* Complete and maintain required reports and logs.

* Monitor and adjust, as required or needed, equipment to maintain optimum availability and efficiency.

* Order parts and supplies as needed or required.

* Assist maintenance and other work groups as needed or required.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

* High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required.

* Advanced degree or technical training preferred.

* Minimum 2-3 years operating experience in natural gas gathering and pipeline (gas and/or liquid) operations.

* Strong mechanical aptitude.

* Able to read maps, prints, drawings and technical manuals.

* Able to prepare technical reports.

* Possess basic computer skills and proficient in MS Office applications.

* Strong interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.

* Ability to interface effectively with customers, regulatory agencies, vendors, suppliers, company contacts and other pipeline operators.

* Ability to prioritize and respond to multiple requests from several sources.

* Ability to work with or without direct supervision and alone or as part of a team.

* Proficiency with and ability to utilize and operate hand, pneumatic and hydraulic tools.

* Must possess valid driver's license.