Operations Specialist (Cleveland
Company: Kinder Morgan
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of pipelines,
compressors and auxiliary equipment, engines, turbines, motors,
cooling equipment, pumps, dehydration equipment, process equipment,
valves, seals and other related equipment.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
*Install, repair, service and maintain valves, pipe, pipeline
appurtenances, corrosion control protection systems, measurement
equipment and storage well equipment.
*Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all
facilities and equipment, including pipeline right-of-way, and
gather or storage areas, including but not limited to excavating,
repairing, coating and backfilling pipelines, concrete work,
painting, building erection, weed control, etc.
*Maintain, adjust, make minor repairs, and operate equipment (e.g.,
industrial wheeled tractors, water pumps, air compressors,
expanders, coolers, test equipment, vehicles, etc.
*Represent the Company during contacts with landowner/tenants,
public officials/emergency officials and at local meetings. (One
Call, Pipeline Groups, Soil Conservation, USFS, etc.)
*Oversee construction and/or maintenance activities performed by
*Train and oversee company and third party personnel as required
(e.g., personnel in progression, transport drivers, contractors,
*Perform governmental compliance activities (DOT, State Agencies,
EPA, USFS, etc.)
*Perform minor electrical maintenance.
*ID., report and correct safety and environmental concerns.
*Actively participate in safety programs and initiatives.
*Participate in the development of O&M Procedures, Site
Specific Procedures, project scopes and work plans.
*Complete all applicable documentation and record keeping.
*Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures,
regulatory, and Company tariff requirements
*Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.
*Other duties as assigned
*Start, stop and operate engines/pumps within defined operating
*Ensure the cost effective and efficient performance of all
engines, pumps and associated equipment at compressor stations,
pipelines, and process plants.
*Diagnose and repair engines, turbines, pumps, seals, valves and
*Job level will commensurate with experience.
*High School degree or equivalent
Experience / specific knowledge:
*Basic computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, various operating
systems, and other company software)
*Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication,
division, fractions, decimals)
*Knowledge of operating costs and best practices associated with
the equipment in area of responsibility
Certifications, licenses, registrations:
*Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving
record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.
*May be required to achieve and maintain certifications as required
to perform job duties and applicable to the job classification
*Completion of any site specific technical training may be
Competencies, skills, and abilities:
*Must respond to, and address, callouts and emergencies during and
after regular business hours including after dark hours, which
require carrying a communication device.
*Good verbal and written communication skills
*Depending upon the location and workload, travel will be
*Inspect 3rd party construction as directed
* Overtime may be required and is anticipated
*Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document, and
complete work with a minimum of supervision.
*Ability to work with customers, suppliers, other operations
groups, engineering staff, and management
*Mentor fellow employees when the opportunity presents itself
*Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisors,
keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and
follow work rules
*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
*Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets
Working conditions / Physical demands:
*Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions
*Must be able to frequently, enter confined spaces, climb to and
work from elevated platforms, excavated areas, ladders, stairwells,
*Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions,
and ability to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist (occasional)
*May work in low-lit areas
Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge (above the minimum
requirements; not required, but advantageous in this position):
*Experience reading and interpreting blueprints, P&IDs, and
*Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable
gases, liquids and high and low pressure systems
*Knowledge in analyzing, adjusting, and making minor repairs on
compressor engines, pumps and other associated equipment
*Knowledge of pipeline or compression experience
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work
being performed. This position may perform other duties as
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: 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
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