Pipeline Operator

$58,000 - $88,000 yearly
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  • Channahon, IL, USA
  • May 21, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Job description
Job Profile Summary

Perform work related to gas and/or liquids pipeline system operations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
  • Perform pipeline operations and maintenance activities on pipeline systems including compressor stations, gas storages, dehydration facilities, pumping facilities, measurement facilities, and related equipment which may include, but is not limited to:
    • Startup and shutdown
    • Pigging
    • Collecting liquids
    • Changing charts
    • Gauging tanks
    • Locating and marking lines
    • Monitoring cathodic protection/basic pipe coatings
    • Leakage survey/patrolling pipelines
    • Blowing drips
  • Monitor usage and/or replace lubricants, fluids, inhibitors, chemicals, etc., as needed to ensure safe and efficient operation of equipment
  • Exchange information regarding pipeline operations, maintenance, measurement, and other activities with public/governmental officials, employees, contractors, customers, producers, and land owners
  • Calculate, compile, and/or prepare information and reports including, but not limited to:
    • Gas/liquid flow and quality
    • Maintenance and/or repair logs
    • Samples (gas/liquids)
    • Pipeline/corrosion activities
    • Appropriate regulatory requirements
    • Construction inspection
  • Drive and ensure maintenance is complete on company vehicles
  • None Required.
Work Experience
  • Experience operating and maintaining pipeline systems and related equipment utilized in natural gas and liquids gathering and transmission systems
  • Experience in various field functions including measurement, cathodic protection, and compressor/pump station operations
  • Experience maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Experience and training related to:
    • Company and governmental operating/safety procedures and environmental regulations
    • Characteristics of natural gas and gas liquids
    • Pigging pipelines, blowing drips, gauging tanks, and collecting liquids
    • Construction methods
  • Experience in patrolling pipelines, performing leakage surveys, and locating/marking lines
  • Experience in working with valves and dehydration equipment, scrubbers, and separators
  • Experience reading and interpreting maps, drawings, plats, atlas pages, manuals, policies, procedures, dials, and gauges
  • Experience interacting and communicating effectively
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to: priorities and complete work assignments with limited supervision
  • Knowledge of: cathodic protection/corrosion control activities
  • Ability to: apply addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Ability to: apply formulas to estimate or calculate flow rates and volumes
  • Ability to: use tools and equipment including computers and related software
  • Ability to: prepare and maintain logs and records
  • Ability to: communicate and/or exchange written and verbal information and instructions
Licenses and Certifications
  • None required
Strength Factor Rating - Physical Demands/Requirements
  • Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Strength Factor Description - Physical Demands/Requirements
  • Standing: Remaining on one's feet in an upright position at a work station without moving about (Occasionally)
  • Walking: Moving about on foot (Frequently)
  • Sitting: Remaining in a seated position (Constantly)
  • Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) (Occasionally)
  • Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder (Occasionally)
  • Pushing: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force (Occasionally)
  • Pulling: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force (includes jerking) (Occasionally)
  • Climbing: Ladders, Stairs (Occasionally)
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling (Occasionally)
  • Stooping: Bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist (Occasionally)
  • Kneeling: Bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees (Occasionally)
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending the legs and spine (Occasionally)
  • Crawling: Moving about on the hands and arms in any direction (Occasionally)
  • Reaching: Extending hands and arms in any direction (Constantly)
  • Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands (Manual Dexterity) (Constantly)
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching or otherwise working with the fingers primarily (Finger Dexterity) (Constantly)
  • Feeling: Perceiving such attributes of objects/materials as size, shape, temperature, texture, movement or pulsation by receptors in the skin, particularly those of the finger tips (Constantly)
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas/information by means of the spoken word (Frequently)
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sound by the ear (Frequently)
  • Tasting/Smelling: (Occasionally)
  • Near Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less (Constantly)
  • Far Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 feet for more (Frequently)
  • Depth Perception: Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are (Frequently)
  • Vision: Color - The ability to identify and distinguish colors (Constantly)
Working Conditions/Environment
  • Employee is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions
Working Conditions
  • Well lighted, climate controlled areas (Frequently)
  • Outdoor weather conditions (Occasionally)
  • Dust, fumes, gases (Occasionally)
  • Frequent repetitive motion (Constantly)
  • CRT (Computer Monitor(s)) (Constantly)
  • Travel to other locations required
  • Based on assigned tasks, employee may be assigned a company vehicle requiring the applicable driver's license