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 Pipeline Operator Trainee works a rotating shift, travels and cross-trains in the operations and maintenance of equipment and processes associated with pipeline operations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Performs terminal and station operations by coordinating with Pipeline Control and other affiliates to ensure timely, safe and quality controlled handling of petroleum products.
Tank gauging, manifold line up, development of paperwork and log/record information related to inventories and quality control.
Must be knowledgeable of environmental regulations and company policy concerning handling and disposal of hazardous substances.
Participates in available cross training to effectively develop skills in areas specific to other operators and technicians.
Performs mechanical functions that will include inspecting, checking, troubleshooting, and repairing equipment in order to maintain high levels of safe and productive equipment performance.
Routine maintenance of centrifugal pumps and electric motors such as bearing and seal replacements, alignments, drain piping modifications, maintenance for electronic transmitters, valve actuators, etc.
Review procedures as necessary to achieve good workmanlike performance and ensure compliance of all company and industry standards to meet the requirements of all regulatory agencies.
Maintain close contact with the Area Supervisor/Manager regarding maintenance trouble reports and scheduled equipment maintenance to effect a minimum interruption of product throughput.
Optimize work to affect a minimal amount of overtime.
Maintain facility appearance and safety through good housekeeping practices inside and outside of the facilities.
Attend all safety meetings and complete safety training courses as required.
The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:
High school diploma or G.E.D. is required.
Associates degree or 2 year technical certification is preferred.
Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record is required.
Ability to work a rotating shift schedule including weekends, nights, and holidays, as well as unscheduled overtime.
Previous experience in natural gas/gas liquids, gas processing, petrochemical, refining or pipeline operations.
Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations.
Able to assume responsibility, perform duties and handle multiple tasks under potentially stressful and/or hazardous conditions.
Must live or relocate to within 1 hour response time of job assignment.
Basic computer skills including spreadsheet and word processing applications.
Good organizational skills & strong verbal and written communication skills.
Works indoors and outdoors in and around industrial and electrical equipment.
Works in temperature extremes due to weather conditions and operating equipment.
Uses physical force to lift, push, pull and hold equipment and tools.
Climbs and works 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. and apply up to 100 foot pounds of torque.
Must have ability to get in and out of vehicles regularly.
Must wear special safety equipment while working and must be able to lift and put on emergency breathing apparatus and/or protective equipment.
Possess a strong commitment to personal and job safety.
Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude and dexterity in the use of tools and equipment.
Self-motivated individual able to work independently or in a team environment and willing to learn.
Must be able to demonstrate sound judgment with the ability to make decisions and corrections when problems are detected.
Must have a history of being dependable and reliable, take pride in a job well done, and enjoy working hard.