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Technician, GC (San Antonio, TX) at Enterprise Products Company

Posted in Maintenance-Installation - Maint - Repair 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Job Description:


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.

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