About the role : 

the pipeline controller provides for the safe, reliable product flow operation of the ET pipeline systems. Controls and optimizes the use of compressors/pumps and pipeline equipment with field personnel to facilitate gas deliveries and liquids commodities (Refined Products, NGL’s and Crude Oil). Ensures proper reporting of data to the Partnership.

Responsibilities : 

  • Monitor and maintain pipeline pressures within design criteria and monitor gas/liquids quality at various points
  • Work closely with the various departments within ET to execute all changes as they are scheduled
  • First contact in an emergency response situation which includes notification of emergency services and ET management
  • Gas Control – Work with the pipeline operations group and plants to maximize pipeline throughput which includes coordination between the groups during equipment or pipeline outages
  • Liquids Control – Initiates pump and delivery schedule changes, monitors tank inventories, meter counts, line pressures and temperatures. Directs, controls and monitors the delivery and change of product at remote locations utilizing computer controlled field equipment. Utilizes continuous discretion to initiate changes of pump and delivery schedules to maintain overall delivery schedule, product quality, safe operating conditions and a cost-efficient operation. Responsible for monitoring tank inventories and for the appropriate handling of shippers’ products both into and out of attended and unattended storage facilities.
  • Work with field personnel on basic troubleshooting of communications, SCADA, control valves and other equipment related to control and operations
  • Complete daily throughput reports
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining the emergency notification and operational call out lists
  • Evaluate operational problems and provide recommendations to solve these problems

Candidate requirements : 

Required Education:
  • High School Diploma or GED

Required experience is commensurate with the selected job level:

  • Level C requires a minimum of 0–2 years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience
  • Level B requires a minimum of 2–4 years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience
  • Level A requires a minimum of 4+ years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and random testing per PHMSA regulations
  • Familiar with personal computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, and other programs such as: flow and pressure simulation, velocity, pressure drop, purge and pack, regulators and control valves, relief valves, etc.)
  • Proven multitasking, analytical and judgment skills, and extremely detail oriented
  • Strong verbal communication skills together with good interpersonal skills
  • Some travel and overtime is required
  • This is a (12 hour) shift position requiring both day and night shifts including weekends and some holiday work
  • Ability to work from an alternate Control Center location in the event of an emergency
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in remote control, pipeline operations or other related field directly related to the Control Center functions
  • Basic knowledge of measurement principles and Ga/Liquids hydraulics
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