DCP Midstream, LLC, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a leader in the midstream segment of the energy industry as the No. 1 NGL producer, No. 1 natural gas gatherer and processor, and No. 3 NGL pipeline operator in the U.S., based on miles of pipeline operated. DCP Midstream is a 50-50 joint venture between Phillips 66 and Spectra Energy. DCP Midstream is the link in the energy chain ensuring society has clean energy to warm homes, manufacture goods, and produce consumer products. As the largest producer of natural gas liquids in the U.S., DCP Midstream is proud of the role its 3,200 employees perform in gathering and processing natural gas in 18 states. DCP Midstream is the largest oil and gas company and the largest private company in Denver, and is the Top Company Winner for Energy/Natural Resources in Colorado as recognized by ColoradoBiz.
Job title: NGL Pipeline Technician
Job ID: 4916
Location: Midland, Texas – USA
Essential functions include but are not limited to the following: (Note: These are subject to change as business and other conditions require):
Multi-skill position that is responsible for operation and maintenance of NGL pipelines, pum stations and meter run facilities.
- Pulling composite samples on a regular basis working with another team member
- Collecting batch tickets
- I&E Maintenance and Calibrations and Troubleshooting
- Example of equipment but not limited to: Pressure transmitter, Temperature transmitter, GE Gas detectors, Line-of-sight detectors, Fire eyes, Level transmitter, UPS systems,
- Basic Control System Knowledge
- Able to navigate and verify set points in Siemens PLC program.
- Omni Flow Computer Navigation.
- Familiar with VFD Operations
- Familiar with motor operated valves and actuators
- Hart Device Knowledge
- Familiar with liquid pump operations and performing PM tasks
- Performing preventative maintenance on pipelines and pump stations
- Monitoring filtration on measurement skids
- Staking/flagging pipelines
- Locating pipelines
- Verifying and/or replacing pipeline marker signs
- Controlling pipeline weeds
- Maintaining daily NGL gas control contact
- Awareness of all enhancements and changes to DOT Regulations and Pipeline Integrity and maintenance of DOT documentation
- Assisting I&E technicians with troubleshooting and equipment installation
- Performing DOT required valve inspections
- Entering and collecting data from OMNI flow computers
- Verifying pipeline product quality
- Building and maintaining relationships with producers and receivers
- Performing pipeline start-up and shut-down
- Overseeing pipeline contractor work and coordinating work with NGL gas control and plant
Job may be staffed at any of the following levels depending on qualifications and experience: NGL Pipeline Tech X, NGL Pipeline Tech I, NGL Pipeline Tech II, or NGL Pipeline Tech III.
Must be willing to work overtime and handle call-outs. Candidate to live or relocate to within 35 miles of reporting location. Candidate will be subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements.
- Works mostly outdoor, in and around mechanical, industrial and electrical equipment. Required to climb about equipment and work in confined areas.
- Works in temperature extremes due to weather conditions and operating equipment.
- Wears safety equipment as required. 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, audio 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 a load up to 50 lbs., manually transport a load up to 75 lbs., apply up to 100 foot pounds of torque.
- Must have the ability to get in and out of vehicles regularly and ride over rough roads.
- Occasionally must wear special safety equipment while working and must be able to lift and put on emergency breathing apparatus and/or protective equipment.
- Must be able to walk an average of 5 miles per day and up to 7 miles per day.
- High school degree or GED
- Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
- Mechanical aptitude and basic computer skills
- 2 years’ experience of NGL measurement
- Ability to use and analyze XMAP information and data
- Ability to demonstrate sound judgment
- Ability to make sound decisions and corrections when problems are detected
- Ability to assume responsibility, perform duties, and handle tasks under potentially stressful and/or hazardous conditions
- Knowledge of safety rules and practices
- Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations
- Minimum two years applicable experience in NGL pipeline operations
- Ability to work well in team and independent environment
- Good organization skills and customer relations skills
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