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O&M Tech IV, Pipeline

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Date: Mar 25, 2021

Location: Shreveport, LA, US

Company: Enable Midstream

Position Summary

Responsible for the operations and maintenance of the gathering, transmission and storage pipeline system. Ensures the pipeline system is operated in compliance with all company policies and procedures and applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations. Coordinates maintenance and operations for the pipeline system within the company. Ensures that the pipeline is operated, within safe operating limits, and maintained in compliance with all company policies and procedures and applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations including but not limited to PHMSA, DOT and OSHA regulations (where applicable). Ensures the pipeline is set up, operated and maintained in order to maximize return on invested capital in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. 


This position performs responsibilities with standardized processes. Works under general supervision. Resolves routine questions and problems using basic principles of functional area. Refers more complex issues to higher levels. Follows established procedures to accomplish requirements of job. There is some latitude for deviation associated with this level.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

•    Perform simple/complex Lock Out Tag Out procedures for necessary work as required for hot and cold work in facilities. Write simple Lock Out Tag Out procedures for hot and cold work in facilities.
•    Identify, report and initiate immediate actions to correct abnormal operating conditions associated with pipeline assets within standard parameters.
•    Assist with development of operations procedures such as pigging, purging, dehydration O&M and ESD procedures. 
•    Proactively evaluate pipeline system performance and escalate potential issues.
•    Perform troubleshooting and analysis of operational issues. Activities include troubleshooting operational issues with dehydration units, regulators, relief valves, dump valves, actuators, level controllers, pressure controllers and other pipeline-related equipment.
•    Routinely interface with third-party contractors to schedule and coordinate maintenance activities. Activities include working with Gas Control to schedule outages for completion of maintenance activities.
•    Understand EHS / O&M procedures and recognize when company procedures need to be followed for specific maintenance and operational activities. Such activities include implementation of Lock Out Tag Out procures and Safe Work Permits.
•    Complete line locate requests in accordance with Damage Prevention Regulations, utilizing Line Locating Equipment.
•    Broad understanding of most maintenance and operations equipment. Activities may include valve maintenance, filter changes, pigging, liquid handling, condensate tank gauging, and glycol dehydrator operations and maintenance.
•    Support and perform construction activities such as well connects, compressor station modifications or installations, and tank battery installations.
•    Conduct routine monitoring and inspection of pipeline assets. Activities include performing facility inspections and documenting operating conditions (i.e., pressures, temperatures, volumes) to ensure a high level of reliability. Review data collected to identify potential operational issues related to pipeline assets.
•    Respond to routine call-outs from Gas Control.
•    Conduct routine patrols of ROW’s to ensure there are no encroachments or construction activities potentially affecting the pipeline assets.
•    Maintain all records and reports as required for compliance purposes.
•    May perform one or more multi-skilled operations, maintenance and installation duties in addition to the primary roles and responsibilities listed above. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: measurement, electronics, dehydration, treating, corrosion, pipeline, compressor, gas processing plants, amine treating facilities and regulatory compliance functions with direct guidance.
•   May conduct periodic “sniff” tests at the extremities of the system to confirm that the gas contains odorant.

Minimum Education & Experience

•    Associates Degree or Vocational Certificate, or, three (3) years’ directly related experience.
•    Valid State Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

•    Demonstrated mechanical aptitude in the use of hand and pneumatic tools.
•    Basic knowledge of the overall operations and maintenance of pipeline-related equipment.
•    Basic understanding of operations and maintenance of glycol dehydration units as required by location.
•    Knowledge of cathodic protection/corrosion control activities.
•    Basic knowledge in troubleshooting and repair of most types of equipment pertaining to pipeline operations.
•    Ability to accept additional responsibilities and accomplish pipeline objectives while maintaining a positive attitude.
•    Ability to prepare and maintain logs and records.
•    Ability to perform scheduled and un-scheduled pipeline-related tasks with minimal supervision.
•    Ability to effectively use a personal computer with MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel & Outlook).
•    Operate as a self-starter with individual drive and initiative to start, develop and complete limited scope projects and initiatives. Coordinate scheduling of project work with multiple work teams. Prepare and submit all required documentation with guidance from more experienced technicians and/or supervisor.
•    Contribute to a positive working environment. Respect differences in others and contribute to a harassment free workplace. Voice questions and concerns in a constructive manner. Seek to understand the opportunities associated with change, not just the potential for additional challenges.
•    Ability to work and participate successfully in a team-based environment to accomplish assignments.
•    Ability to communicate effectively with field employees, management and public, both orally and in writing.
•    Demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, company’s ethics code of conduct and other company policies and procedures.
•    Respect and follow safety policies and regulations; scan the environment for objects or people who may pose a safety risk; encourage others to utilize safe and healthy work practices.

Physical Requirements

•    Ability to exert in excess of 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 10 pounds of force regularly to move objects.
•    May be required to lift fifty (50) pounds or more.
•    Physical ability to work around and on industrial equipment, including frequent climbing, stooping, reaching, pulling, pushing, twisting, bending, kneeling, crawling and grasping.
•    Ability to move about unrestricted and follow safety and emergency response procedures and regulations.
•    May be required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch for reasonable periods of time.
•    Ability to travel long distances in a motor vehicle.
•    Ability to work in areas with limited access or cramped spaces.
•    On a routine basis, may climb ladders, walkways and scaffolds.
•    May be required to wear SCBA.
•    Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.
•   Ability to use normal sense of smell to readily detect odorant in natural gas.

Working Conditions

•    Ability to work in potentially hazardous environments.
•    Ability to work with or near hazardous chemicals.
•    Ability to operate personal computer for extended periods.
•    Ability to travel frequently via truck (some overnight) to locations throughout the system to monitor equipment and perform work activities.
•    Ability to work outdoors in weather extremes and near equipment with potentially high noise levels.
•    Ability to carry a cell phone while on-call and respond to call-outs, potentially including weekends and holidays.
•    Ability to respond to emergency calls and/or call-outs and return to work while off duty.
•    Ability to work overtime (scheduled and/or unscheduled, nights and/or weekends) occasionally, as needed or required to meet established deadlines. 
•    Based on business requirements, may be assigned to shiftwork.

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