About the role : 

the Plant Operator is responsible for the operation of compressors, motors, cooling equipment, pumps, valves, pipelines and other related gas processing equipment. This position ensures the cost effective and efficient operation of gas processing and treating units and associated equipment within gas and liquid facilities and pipelines.

Responsibilities : 

  • Operate, inspect, and maintain equipment and systems at plant facilities which includes, but is not limited to: cryogenic plants, hydrocarbon fractionation units, process controls and measurement, LNG facilities, engines and compressors, pumps, pump stations, pressure relief systems, instrument air systems, dehydrators, fuel systems, treating, emergency shutdown systems, reciprocating compressors, gas fired heaters, process pumps, amine treating systems, inlet gas receivers and NGL storage and transfer facilities in a reliable and efficient manner while in compliance with the Partnership’s procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Seek to optimize processing through facility by maintaining proper product specifications
  • Respond to alarms and problems within the plant and takes corrective measures 
  • Monitor and control pressures, temperatures, flow rates, and levels to efficiently achieve desired operating results and ensure proper operation of equipment under current process conditions such as Start/Stop/Rate adjustment of equipment 
  • Demonstrated understanding in the maintenance and compliance of plant operations in alignment with partnership and environmental standards (PSM-SPCC-TNRCC) including the creation and maintenance of required reporting and readings
  • Maintain and adhere to required trainings, policies, and procedures
  • Where applicable, the selected candidate will be required to pass all PSM-required operator certifications
  • Actively participate in safety programs and initiatives
  • Communicate with partnership control centers, business groups, and other operating groups as necessary     
  • Oversee the construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties
  • May perform lab tests for quality assurance, diagnose mechanical problems, complete minor repairs as needed, assist other technical staff and any other tasks as assigned or required
  • May monitor field compressor status through the use of SCADA
  • Comply with partnership safety policies and procedures
  • Perform energy isolation lockout/tagout procedures (LOTO)

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:
  • Must maintain valid driver’s license in state of residency
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work effectively in a group environment
  • Demonstrated self- starter with the ability to work independently and exercise good judgement
  • Ability to work in a 24/7 operational environment, shift rotations, and perform call outs
  • Must be able to react to high stress/emergency situations in a deliberate, thoughtful, and timely manner
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Mechanical aptitude with ability to learn and perform operation and maintenance tasks associated with various types of facilities and equipment
  • Proficiency with computers including MS Office applications such as Excel and Outlook as well as other computer based work training, time reporting, expense reporting, and on-line work applications and documentation.
  • HIMI software operations experience
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