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Technician, Gathering (Carlsbad, NM) at EPCO Corporate in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

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 Gathering Technician independently performs various duties associated with gathering systems, liquid lines, compressor sites, and related equipment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Conduct and perform line pressure maintenance and hydrate removal (pigging, balling, drip removal).
  • Spotting lines for one-calls, etc.
  • Conducting line surveys and leak detection monitoring.
  • Coordinating system shutdowns (for new connects or line repairs).
  • Perform lock-out/tag-out and other safety tasks.
  • Starting and stopping compressors/pumps.
  • Monitoring equipment and checking levels.
  • Recording operating equipment data and performing minor maintenance (replacing valves, fittings, etc.)
  • Operating de-hy units.
  • Troubleshooting abnormal operations.
  • Coordinating and monitoring activities of contractor personnel assigned to area.
  • Maintaining pipeline right-of-ways.
  • Operating, inspecting and maintaining high pressure pipelines, valves, regulators and related instrumentation in compliance with DOT, and OSHA, etc. regulations.
  • Managing storage and transfer of pipeline liquids.
  • Monitor and inspect pipeline encroachments.
  • Employee will act as a company representative and interact with property owners, other pipeline company representatives and local public representatives.
  • Identify emergency situations and initiate emergency response procedures.
  • Complete and maintain required reports and logs.
  • Monitor and adjust, as required, or needed, equipment to maintain optimum availability and efficiency.
  • Order parts and supplies as needed or required.
  • Assist maintenance and other work groups as needed or required.
T he successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required.
  • Technical certification or equivalent training in a mechanical environment or energy related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years stable work history, preferably in the energy industry.
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.
  • Must demonstrate strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to troubleshoot and repair all types of mechanical equipment and dexterity in the use of tools and equipment.
  • Able to read prints, drawings and technical manuals and prepare technical reports.
  • Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations and possess basic computer skills including spreadsheet and word processing applications.
  • Good verbal/written communication skills, decision making skills and strong work ethic.
  • Able to assume responsibility, be flexible, perform duties and handle multiple tasks under potentially stressful and/or hazardous conditions.
  • Must be available to work overtime, handle callouts, work a rotating on-call schedule.
  • Must live or relocate to within 1 hour response time of job assignment.
  • Basic computer skills are needed including spreadsheet and word processing applications.
  • Knowledge of preventive and predictive maintenance programs a plus.
  • 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.
  • Candidate must have good organizational skills, good customer relation skills with the ability to interface with landowners and other corporate and field personnel.
  • 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., apply up to 100-foot pounds of torque.
  • Must have ability to get in and out of vehicles regularly and ride over rough roads.
  • May be required to participate in the Respiratory Protection Program and wear respirator to perform tasks.
  • Must wear special safety equipment while working and must be able to lift and put on emergency breathing apparatus and/or protective equipment.





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