Technician, Pipeline (Ozona, TX)

at Enterprise Products Company
Location Sonora, Texas
Date Posted July 15, 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.

The Pipeline Technician is a multiskilled position that is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of natural gas compressor stations and associated pipelines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Daily documentation of equipment, performing PM's, housekeeping, maximizing throughput, performing minor maintenance on engines, compressors, separators, generators, flares, and cooling fans.
Responsible for daily operation of compressor stations.
Monitor and adjust, as required, or needed, equipment to maintain optimum availability and efficiently.
Complete and maintain required reports and logs.
Maintain, document, and keep organized inventory of spare parts needed for timely repair of equipment.
Work with Maintenance personnel to ensure any equipment/system problems are resolved in a timely manner.
Performing line locates and oversee excavations and line crossings to protect pipelines.
Launch, receive, and track cleaning and smart pigs.
Install pipeline markers and do routine inspections on ROW
Attend and participate in damage prevention meetings.
Interface with various landowners including private, state, and federal agencies.
Knowledgeable of environmental regulations and Company policies.
Meet requirements of Company Operator Qualification Program, perform identified covered tasks, and remain compliant.
Attend training programs on a continuing basis, including computer-based training.
Attend all safety meetings and safety training courses as required by Company and regulatory agencies.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

A minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required.
Technical certification or equivalent training in a mechanical environment or energy related field preferred.
Previous engine and compressor Mechanic experience is preferred.
Previous pipeline pigging, and line locating experience is preferred.
Knowledge of the general design and operation of a natural gas compressor stations and pipelines is preferred.
Minimum of 3 years stable work history, preferably in the energy industry and/or technical training in the areas mechanical and/or electrical field.
Must be able to read prints, drawings and technical manuals and possess the ability to prepare technical reports.
Must have dexterity in the use of tools and equipment.
Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations and possess basic computer skills with proficiency in MS Office applications including spreadsheet and word processing applications.
Good verbal/ written communication skills, decision making skills and strong work ethic.
Able to maintain and promote good working relationships within a team environment.
Able to work independently or as part of a team.
Able to assume responsibility, be flexible, perform duties and handle multiple tasks under potentially stressful and/or hazardous conditions.
Works indoors and outdoors in and around industrial and electrical equipment.
Works in temperature extremes due to weather conditions and operating equipment.
Required to climb about equipment at high elevations and work in confined areas.
Uses physical force to lift, push, pull and hold equipment and tools.
Climbs and works at various heights and may work in a standing, sitting, lying down, crouched, or kneeling position.
Must be able to regularly bend, stoop, move from ground level to higher levels, raise/lift from ground level and lift up to 50 lbs., manually transport a load up to 75 lbs., apply up to 100 foot pounds of torque.
Routinely reacts to visual, aural, and other signals, including alarms and instructions, and is required to visually inspect work.
Must have ability to get in and out of vehicles regularly and ride over rough roads.
Must wear special safety equipment while working and must be able to lift and put on emergency breathing apparatus and/or protective equipment.
A valid driver's license with acceptable driving record is required.
Must be willing to work overtime, handle callouts, and live or be willing to relocate within 90 miles of the Pecos River Compressor Station (30.343367, -101.593576).