Welder (Casa Grande, AZ) at Kinder Morgan, Inc. in Casa Grande, Arizona

Posted in General Business 14 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Description

Coordinate and complete welding, construction and maintenance tasks as part of a roving pipeline crew.

  • Perform pipe fabrication welds, in-service welds, tie-in welds and hot taps on steel pipelines that range in various sizes up to 42 O.D.

  • Perform all phases of mobilizing, operating and maintaining heavy excavation equipment to include excavation frequently on loaded natural gas pipelines.

  • Read and interpret engineering construction blueprints for projects.

  • Scope, plan, estimate, track costs and schedule work and resources for projects.

  • Operate trucks, welding rigs and trailers for hauling equipment or project materials to job site.

  • Assist Pipeline Specialists in field checks prior to excavation.

  • Locate and mark pipelines with pipeline locating equipment or probe rods using drawing and alignment sheets for reference.

  • Inspect coating, remove coating and complete surface preparation for the application of coating for buried pipe service.

  • Calibrate and maintain a holiday detector for coating application inspection.

  • Perform ultrasonic thickness examinations.

  • Perform pipeline hot tap installations on loaded pipelines.

  • Review pressure test plans per pipe and material specifications.

  • Perform pressure tests of pipelines and fabrications.

  • Disassemble meter tubes and perform internal meter tube cleaning.

  • Repair pig launcher and receivers, closures and install pig signals.

  • Repair shorted pipeline casings and install CP test points on pipelines.

  • Evacuate, purge and load pipelines; operate pipeline air-movers to evacuate gas lines during hot work operations.

  • Install full encirclement sleeves for anomaly repairs.

  • Install mainline valve settings and power gas pipe, valves and fittings.

  • Repair shorted pipeline casings and install CP test points on pipelines.

  • Modify existing and install new gas measurement facilities.

  • Promote and embody Kinder Morgan core values.

  • Identify, report and correct safety and environmental concerns.

  • May assist with:

    • Excavation spotter tasks and manage excavation of foreign pipeline crossings.

    • Performing excavations on loaded and unloaded pipelines.

    • Launching, monitoring and receiving pipeline pigs.

    • Conducting internal pipeline cleaning or pigging operations utilizing internal pipe cleaning equipment.

    • Installation of "Clock-Spring/Armor-Wrap" for repair on loaded pipelines.

    • Removal of existing pipelines and installation of replacement pipelines.

    • Providing direction to sub-contract workers that perform work on company assets and facilities.

    • The above statements describe the general nature of work being performed, the position may perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements


  • Intermediate or above welding skill level required.

  • Pipeline experience (5 years +/-) needed.

  • Must be able to read blueprints and other construction documentation.

  • Must be able to use various power and hand tools.

    • Good verbal and written communication skills needed.

    • Competency in math needed.

    • Must have be able to effectively interact with others and work in a team environment.

    • Must be resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail oriented is necessary.

    • Flexibility and able to quickly adapt to change is required in this role.

    • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases and high pressure systems is desired.


  • High School Diploma required.

  • Associates Degree in job related technical training or equivalent work experience preferred.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid CDL commercial driver's license. Must have and keep a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DOT operational qualifications for working and welding on pipelines.

  • Must be able to pass api1104 KMI welding tests.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS (must be met with or without reasonable accommodations):

  • Must wear the proper protective clothing FR) and use the correct equipment for the tasks.

  • Normally performing duties in an outdoor pipeline construction type of environment including working in adverse weather and/or extreme temperature conditions.

  • This position requires manual dexterity and visual acuity, as well as the ability to: Lift, pull, push, and carry up to 50 lbs. Exert up to 100 lbs. of physical force.

  • Requires frequently performing activities that include standing, walking, stooping, bending, crawling, kneeling, grasping, squatting, reaching and climbing.

  • Could be tasks that require the ability to twist head and back.

  • Work in areas classified as confined space.

  • Climb and work from ladders, catwalks, staging, and platforms.

  • Ascend and descend slopes and ditches.

  • Work with hands above head, lying on back.

  • Work frequently requires the ability to work on uneven ground including loose dirt.

  • Requires the acute sense of sight and hearing (corrected or uncorrected) and strong sense of smell.

  • Must be available for callouts 24/7, except during company sponsored paid time off.

  • As a Safety-Sensitive position pre and post-employment screenings including but not limited to drug testing as outlined by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and motor vehicle record (FMCSA) checks are required.

  • Typical work schedule is Monday through Thursday, ten hours per day and likely overtime.

  • This position requires extensive travel including overnight stays to support operation areas throughout the company and are frequently away from the reporting location up to 70% of the time, working other than normal hours, working overtime, schedule changes and the ability to respond to call-outs.

Must live or relocate to live (by position start date) within 60 miles of reporting location.
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.

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.