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Operations Technician

Company: WhiteWater
Location: Midland
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Position Description: This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of pipeline, compressors, and associated meter stations. This position will also provide operational support, troubleshooting, process optimization, programming, Human Machine Interface (HMI) support on natural gas pipelines, NGL pipelines and associated compressor stations. This position will be based out of the Midland Office.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Regularly test and operate engines and equipment to maintain cost effective and efficient performance. Operate, maintain, and repair other equipment including water pumps, air compressors and coolers, as necessary
  • Conduct pipeline pigging and install, repair, service and maintain valves, pipe, pipeline, and appurtenances.
  • Coordinate maintenance of all facilities and equipment, including pipeline right-of-way, excavation coating and back filling pipelines, concrete work, painting, building erection, etc.
  • Maintain, install, and troubleshoot issues with process control software including pipeline equipment such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), remote terminal units (RTUs), and human machine interface (HMI) equipment
  • Supervise and inspect 3rd party contract labor used to for construction, maintenance, and improvements to automation systems as well as inspection of one-call tickets.
  • Perform governmental compliance activities, such as line patrol, road and railroad crossing inspections, and valve inspections.
  • Participate in the development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, project scopes and work plans.
  • Ensure all work is performed in compliance with Company standards, procedures, regulatory, and Company tariff requirements and complete all applicable documentation and record keeping.
  • Perform all related gas measurement calibrations and maintenance for ultrasonic meters, EFM gas chromatograph, H2S analyzer, H2O Analyzer, O2 Analyzer and PLCs.
  • Stay current with automation control best practices and interpreting industry regulations applicable to WhiteWater Midstream policies and standards, identify changes in codes and standards and propose new developments in automation. Improve long-term PLC equipment reliability and support the implementation process of PLC automation technology strategies.
  • Develop and maintain strong vendor relationships with various providers.
  • Comply with safety, reliability, and cost effectiveness of technology used to meet business requirements.
  • Correct system hazards, analyze malfunctioning systems and identify safe, cost-effective solutions to resolve inefficient operations.
  • Occasional travel including nights and weekends, as needed
    Requirements & Qualifications:
    • Technical Degree/Associates Degree in Instrumentation, Electronic Communications, or Industrial Electronics, or equivalent
    • At least 5 years of troubleshooting Allen Bradley PLC software platforms
    • Familiar with AB Compact Logic, AB Control Logic and Fisher ROC RTU.
    • Must have communication experience with cellular, satellite, Modbus, and SCADA.
    • Must possess valid driver's license and meet company insurability requirements.
    • Must have basic knowledge of centrifugal pumps, pump seals, and electric motors.
    • Technical understanding and ability to program and/or configure automation technology such as: sensors, PID loop control, data communications, and other electrical machines.
    • Knowledge of Pipeline & Terminal business processes and equipment such as mainline motors and engines, pipeline flow measurement equipment, and tank level measurement equipment, preferred
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, various operating systems and perform basic math skills
    • Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays and respond to call outs and emergencies
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, PI&D's and other diagrams.
    • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquid, and high/low pressure systems and follow Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines
    • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and fluency in English is required
    • to work in changing climate conditions and must be able to lift, push and pull a minimum of 75 lbs and be able to work in tight spaces, climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders, walkways, etc.
    • Willing to live within approximately 50 miles of Midland/Odessa. Benefits: This position is Full-Time located in Midland/Odessa. Selected candidate is eligible for employer matched 401(k), medical, dental, vision, basic life and AD&D insurances and other benefit offerings.

Keywords: WhiteWater, Midland , Operations Technician, Professions , Midland, Texas

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