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Technician, Mechanical Trainee (Houston) at Enterprise Products Company in Houston, Texas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

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 Mechanical Technician Trainee is an opportunity for an individual to obtain the training and experience necessary to become a qualified Mechanical Technician in the pipeline industry. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work side-by-side with a mentor to undergo training for a period of time, which is normally 9-24 months, in preparation for a future Mechanical Technician position.

  • Participate in a variety of training courses including computer-based and instructor led training.

  • Receive on-the-job training which will address troubleshooting, testing, maintaining, installing, repairing, and operating equipment associated with gas compression and the pipeline industry.

  • Maintain all equipment to the highest quality, in a timely manner, while keeping cost at a minimum.

  • Participate and successfully complete all assigned training programs.

  • Participate in required safety meetings and comply with established safety policies and procedures.

  • Review procedures as necessary to ensure compliance of all company and industry standards to meet all regulatory agency requirements.

  • Ability to optimize work to affect a minimal amount of overtime.

  • Perform remedial and preventative maintenance and maintain safety through good housekeeping practices inside and outside of the facilities.

  • Must use and wear all PPE when required.


The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • A high school degree or G.E.D. equivalent is required.

  • A vocational – technical certification or an Associate’s degree in Electronics or related field is required.

  • A minimum of 6 months to 1 year mechanic experience in a related field is preferred.

  • A valid driver's license with acceptable driving record is required.

  • Ability to read and understand, analyze and interpret documents, equipment repair manuals, reports and federal, state and local codes and regulations.

  • 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 Microsoft Word documents and Excel spreadsheets is required.

  • 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 businesslike and professional manner 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.

  • Works indoors and outdoors in and around industrial and electrical equipment.

  • Works in temperature extremes due to weather conditions and operating equipment.

  • 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., and apply up to 100 foot pounds of torque.

  • 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.