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Kinder Morgan Equipment & Controls Technician (Natural Gas) in RIO GRANDE, Texas

Equipment & Controls Technician (Natural Gas)

Job ID #: 22495 Location: TX-RIO GRANDE

Functional Area: Misc./Trades Position Type: Full Time

Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years Relocation Provided: No

Education Required: Associates Degree


Position Description

Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. We own an interest in or operate approximately 83,000 miles of pipelines and 147 terminals. Our pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, carbon dioxide (CO2) and more. Our terminals store and handle petroleum products, chemicals and other products. Kinder Morgan has a terrific opportunity for the person who is ready to take their career to the next level. We offer a challenging, but rewarding environment with competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. E&C Primary Purpose: Implements and maintains electrical power circuits and equipment, control and automation systems, electronic and pneumatic equipment used in pipeline, compressor stations, terminals, pump stations, plant operations and measurement facilities. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: •Duties include installing, inspecting, maintaining, operating, troubleshooting, repairing and calibrating various mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and electronic equipment, and completing all appropriate documentation associated with the duties. •Perform preventative maintenance checks on pumps, compressors, drivers, and auxiliary equipment. •Performs Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) checks on all control systems. •Identify, report, and correct safety and environmental concerns. •Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory and tariff requirements. •Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence. •Mentor fellow employees when the opportunity presents itself. •Maintain electrical switch gear and power distribution. •Perform advanced engine/compressor/pump analytical testing. Lead efforts to develop and implement changes as a result of the analytical testing. •Assist Corrosion and Engineering personnel with the evaluation / development / implementation / maintenance of facility grounding systems. •Install, analyze and repair security/intrusion systems. •Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment as needed. •Oversee the construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties. •Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Educational Requirements: •Two year Associate Degree in job related technical training or equivalent work experience. Experience/Specific Knowledge: •Working knowledge of National Electric Codes. •Proficient with electronic test instruments. •Knowledge of process controls and gas processing fundamentals. •Knowledge and experience preparing drawings of electrical circuits. •Knowledge and experience reading and interpreting electrical and mechanical blueprints and diagrams. •Knowledge and experience applying and interpreting results from common electrical measurement instruments (voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter, oscilloscope, etc.) • Knowledge of company policies and practices, and regulatory and tariff requirements. Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: •Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers. •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. Competencies, Skills, and Abilities: •Must respond to, and address, callouts and emergencies during and after regular business hours including after dark hours, which require carrying a communication device. • Travel will be required. • Overtime may be required and is anticipated. • Job planning and prioritizing. • Intermediate computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, operating systems, company software). • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals). • Good verbal and written communication skills. • Customer focus • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules. • Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets. • The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed. Working Conditions/Physical Demands: •Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions. •Must be able to frequently, enter confined spaces, climb to and work from elevated platforms, excavated areas, ladders, stairwells, walkways, etc. •Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions, and ability to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist (occasional). •May work in low-lit areas. •Be available for shift work when applicable. Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge (above the minimum requirements; not required, but advantageous in this position): •5 years experience in operating and maintaining treating plants and compressors. •Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids and high pressure systems. •Knowledge and experience with electronic equipment, high pressure gas, processing equipment, pumps and reciprocating or gas turbine engines and compressors. •Knowledge of Wonderware software. *The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. *This position may perform other duties as assigned.

Kinder Morgan is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, citizenship or status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected status.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.