Technician, GC (San Antonio, TX) at Enterprise Products Company
Posted in Installation - Maint - Repair 30+ days ago.
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Location: San Antonio, Texas
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Our services include: natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage; NGL transportation, fractionation, storage and import and export terminals; crude oil gathering, transportation, storage and terminals; petrochemical and refined products transportation, storage and terminals; and a marine transportation business that operates primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems. The partnership’s assets include approximately 50,000 miles of pipelines; 260 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals; and 14 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity.
The Measurement Technician - GC (Gas Chromatograph) will possess strong mechanical/electrical aptitude and skills. Ability to use hand tools, follow written and verbal instructions. Able and willing to work in either a team environment or on an individual bases as circumstances warrant. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Operate, repair, test, troubleshoot, adjust and/or install bench and on-line, portable process gas / liquid chromatograph equipment used in the natural gas industry.
- Perform mechanical functions and duties of inspecting, checking, troubleshooting, repairing, and replacing all mechanical equipment in order to maintain high levels of safe and productive equipment performance.
- Properly completes records of time and required regulatory reports.
- Maintains close contact with the supervisor regarding maintenance trouble reports and scheduled equipment maintenance to affect a minimum interruption of product throughout.
- Ability to optimize work to affect a minimal amount of overtime.
- Participate in available cross training to effectively develop skills in areas specific to other technicians.
- Attend all safety meetings and safety training courses as required by regulatory agencies.
- Ability to properly collect gas and NGL samples
- Installing, operating and maintaining gas and liquid sampling and sample conditioning systems.
- Acquiring information on site using stain tubes or electronic devices for obtaining H2S, CO2, O2, water content and nitrogen.
- Scheduling, completing and witnessing chromatograph test.
- Developing and maintaining chromatograph test schedules.
- Installing equipment from drawings, schematics and manufacturer's manuals.
- Troubleshooting and rectifying equipment failures using voltmeters and test equipment.
- Planning, scheduling and coordinating work with other departments to ensure timely completion of equipment installation and repair.
- Operating appropriate PC software.
- Improve the reliability of the gas chromatographs currently in use at the plants and on the pipeline system.
- Routinely review procedures to achieve positive performance.
- Ensure compliance of all Company and industry standards to meet the requirements of all regulatory agencies.
The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:
- A minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required.
- An Associate's degree in a technical field, such as: Chemistry, Gas Measurement, Electronics, etc. is preferred.
- A minimum of 5+ years’ work experience in the natural gas industry is preferred.
- A basic to advanced level of knowledge in gas measurement is required.
- A valid driver's license with acceptable driving record is required.
- Ability to follow written or spoken instructions; understand equipment repair manuals; and Federal, state and local codes and regulations is required.
- General knowledge in the field of electronics, natural gas chemistry, gas chromatograph, operations, applications, equipment and servicing methods is required.
- The ability to perform basic mathematical calculations, such as, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical solutions is required.
- Basic computer skills such as: opening, creating and updating content in MS Word documents and Excel spreadsheets are required.
- Ability to assume responsibility, be flexible, perform duties and handle multiple tasks under potentially stressful and/or hazardous conditions.
- The ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with other individuals, teams, customers, and stakeholders of the business, at various levels of the organization, in a business-like and professional manner is required.
- The ability to modify communication style in order to influence, persuade, negotiate, and engage all parties according to the audience and circumstance is required.
- Takes initiative and is proactive in addressing issues. Quickly and efficiently completes tasks.
- The ability to demonstrate conscientiousness, dependability and commitment to the role, team and company.
- The ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Work indoors and outdoors in and around industrial and electrical equipment.
- Work in temperature extremes due to weather conditions and operating equipment.
- Uses physical force to lift, push, pull and hold equipment and tools.
- Climb and work at various heights and may work in a standing, sitting, lying down, crouched or kneeling position.
- Routinely reacts to visual, aural and other signals, including alarms and instructions, and is required to visually inspect work.
- May work in confined spaces (i.e., tanks, between compressors, vessels).
- Must be able to regularly bend, stoop, move from ground level to higher levels, raise/lift from ground level and lift up to 50 lbs., manually transport a load up to 75 lbs., apply up to 100 foot pounds of torque.
- Must have ability to get in and out of vehicles regularly and ride over rough roads.
- Must wear special safety equipment while working and must be able to lift and put on emergency breathing apparatus and/or protective equipment.
- The ability to take call-outs and work overtime is required.
- Must live or relocate to within one hour of reporting location.