Kinder Morgan Operations Specialist in TARRANT, Alabama

Operations Specialist

Job ID #: 17050



Functional Area:


Position Type:

Full Time

Experience Required:

1 - 3 Years

Relocation Provided:


Education Required:




Position Description

Level will be commensurate with experience and skill set. Primary purpose: • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of Company gas pipelines, appurtenances, compressor stations, compression equipment, and other related facilities. Qualified applicant will serve as a member of the operations workforce at Southern Natural Gas' Tarrant Compressor Station; however responsibilities will also include working at SNG plants and facilities throughout the entire Birmingham Operating Area as required. Essential duties and responsibilities: • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of reciprocating compressors, auxiliary equipment, turbines, electric compression, motors, heat exchangers, pumps, valves, seals, regulators, relief valves, and other related equipment. • Start, stop and operate reciprocating and turbine electric compression within defined operating parameters. • Ensure the cost effective and efficient performance of all compressor units and associated equipment at compressor stations and on the pipeline. • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair reciprocating engines, turbines, pumps, seals, valves and instruments. • Repair, service and maintain valves, pipe, and pipeline appurtenances, • Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment and the pipeline right-of-way, including but not limited to general housekeeping, touch up painting, weed control, etc. • Maintain, adjust, make minor repairs, and operate equipment (e.g., water pumps, oil pumps, air compressors, aerial and fin fan coolers, test equipment, vehicles, etc.) • As necessary, represent the Company during contacts with landowner/tenants • As necessary, respond to encroachments and oversee construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties. • Support 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 positive attitude, teamwork, and performance toward operational excellence. • Have regular and predictable attendance. • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Education: • High School Diploma or GED Experience / specific knowledge: • Must respond to, and address, callouts and emergencies after regular business hours which will require carrying a communication device. • Knowledge of compressor stations and transmission pipeline system operations. • Knowledge reading and interpreting blueprints, P&IDs and other diagrams/drawings • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquid, and high/low pressure systems Certifications, licenses, registrations: • Possess a valid driver's license and meet company insurability requirements • May be required to possess a commercial driver’s license, drive a company commercial vehicle and comply with all commercial vehicle regulations • May be required to achieve and maintain certifications as required to perform job duties • Achieve and maintain all Operator Qualifications and progression requirements applicable to the job classification. Competencies, 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 to details, and follow work rules • Ability to speak and understand English. Physical Demands • Manual dexterity with physical ability to work extended hours, climbing, bending, kneeling, working with arms extended above the head, twisting upper body, standing for long periods of time, walking on catwalks, and working in confined spaces. Ability to lift, pull, push, and carry up to 50 pounds, exert up to 100 pounds of physical force, ascend and descend slopes and ditches, work lying on back and squatting for long periods of time. Twist head and back for extended period of time. • Work in areas classified as confined spaces. Climb and work from ladders, catwalks, staging, and platforms. Working conditions: • May work in low lighted areas • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions • Must be able to enter confined spaces, climb and work from elevated platforms, ladders, and walkways, etc. • Depending upon the location and workload, overnight travel may be required • Be available for shift work when applicable

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