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Natural Gas Underground Storage Plant Operator (Pasadena

Company: Kinder Morgan
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Description

Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. For more than 25 years, we have continued to grow and now operate coast-to-coast with more than 11,000 employees with experience that spans more than 60 years. That knowledge gives us an edge, making us a leader in the midstream space. Over the years, we have understood that not only do our people contribute to our success, but that they should share in that success.

Primary Purpose: To monitor storage well pressure, gas de-hydration equipment during gas withdrawals, and gas compression equipment during gas injection periods.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
*Monitor pipeline receipts/deliveries.
*Lubrication truck unloading
*Truck loading of slop oil and water
*Equipment monitoring (including fluid levels in pumps and motors)
*Monitor temperatures of rotating equipment, flare for abnormal flame height.
*Work with third party control center and gas scheduling.
*Assure daily nominations of gas are met.
*Tank gauging
*Facility inspections each shift
*Assure gas quality meets pipeline specification.
*Identify and respond to abnormal conditions.
*Release Prevention
*Check for inter-day modifications to nomination.
*Optimize run-time of gas compressors to meet gas nomination.
*Coordinate with Gas Control any changes in operational equipment.
*During withdrawal phase test gas each shift to assure quality meets PPL Specifications.
*Check oil levels in compressors - Check and top off at identified locations.
*Check valve temperatures on all compressor valves, re-boiler pumps and motors, switch Gear BLDG, VFD Gear, electric motors (lubrication systems), tank/sump levels, and dump valves on separators.
*Complete all required logs and documentation of equipment inspection and maintain in file room. Document status of all equipment in operations daily log book.
*Utilize release prevention philosophy to proactively identify / rectify potential releases.
*Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment as needed.
*ID., report and correct safety and environmental concerns.
*Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory and tariff requirements.
*Actively participate in safety and security program and initiatives.
*Participates in the development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, project scopes and work plans.
*Help in the development of Site Specific Procedures.
*Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.
*Job level will commensurate with experience.

Position Requirements

*High School Diploma / GED

Experience/specific knowledge:
*May be required to drive a company commercial vehicle and comply with all commercial vehicle regulations.
*Must respond to, and address, callouts and emergencies during and after regular business hours including after dark hours, which require carrying a communication device.
*Job level commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience.

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 achieve and maintain certifications as required to perform job duties and applicable to the job classification.
*Completion of any site specific technical training may be applicable.
*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.

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
*Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document, and complete work with a minimum of supervision.
*Ability to work with customers, suppliers, other operations groups, engineering staff, and management.
*Mentor fellow employees when the opportunity presents itself.
*Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.

Physical Demands:
*Must be able to frequently enter confined spaces, climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders, and walkways, etc.
*Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions and 50 pounds from floor to waist (occasional).

Working conditions:
*Must be willing to work overtime when needed.
*May work in low-lit areas.
*Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions.
*Must be able to frequently enter confined spaces, climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders, and walkways, etc.
*Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions and 50 pounds from floor to waist (occasional).
*Will work a rotating shift.

Preferred education, experience, certifications, competencies, skills, and abilities:
*Knowledge of pipeline or compression experience.
*Experience in an industrial setting (oilfield, refinery, chemical plant or pipeline).

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: 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.

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