Sr Pipeline Technician (Welding)
Company: Northern Natural Gas
Location: South Sioux City
Posted on: May 15, 2022
Pipeline Technician Description Primary Job Duties and
Responsibilities (Essential Job Function) The Senior Pipeline
Technician performs activities required to successfully operate and
maintain Northern Natural Gas compressor stations and pipeline
facilities. Pipeline Techs are multi-skilled employees who perform
highly technical work within a geographical area on the largest
interstate natural gas pipeline system in the United States.
Positions will specialize in one or more of the following technical
skills: Controls - Install, maintain and troubleshoot programmable
logic controllers, human machine interfaces, motor control centers,
and medium and low voltage power distribution and pneumatic control
devices utilized in pipeline operations. Measurement - Program,
maintain, operate and troubleshoot gas measurement equipment
including gas meters, control valves, relief valves, regulators and
associated software, as well as monitoring gas and quality control
equipment. Corrosion - Install, maintain and troubleshoot corrosion
protection equipment to ensure pipeline integrity. NACE CP1 Tester
certification is preferred. Mechanical - Install, maintain,
troubleshoot, overhaul and repair rotating and reciprocating
compression equipment. Liquefied Natural Gas Operations - Ensure
reliable operation and maintenance of processes required to make
liquefied natural gas. Underground Storage Operations - Ensure
reliable operation and maintenance of processes required to store
and deliver natural gas from underground reservoirs. Compressor
Station Operations - Ensure reliable operation of compressor
station equipment. Pipeline - Perform pigging operations, damage
prevention measures and pipeline right of way maintenance.
Equipment Operation - Transport, inspect, maintain and operate
various mobile heavy equipment including backhoes, boom trucks,
semi-trucks, dump trucks, excavators, skid loaders, etc. Additional
endorsements for hazmat and liquefied natural gas transportation
are available. Welding - Pipeline welders must be qualified in API
1104 and ASME standards to weld on natural gas pipelines.
Structural welders must be qualified in AWS standards.
Environmental - Maintain environmental standards, environmental
activities and regulatory compliance for assigned locations.
Typical Duties Assist in performing scheduled preventative
maintenance on operational equipment at assigned facility.
Recognizes abnormal operating conditions. Supports emergency
response. Locate pipelines and oversee third-party excavation and
line crossings. Install and inspect pipeline markers. Operate work
equipment including but not limited to power tools, hand tools, and
specialized instruments used in pipeline operations, maintenance,
and repair of facilities. Maintain and operate facilities in
compliance with specifications, codes, safety and environmental
standards/records and company operating procedures. Assist in
maintaining records pursuant to required state, federal, and
company procedures. Review work assignments with the team to ensure
work is completed with established safe work practices and
reporting. Qualifications An Associate of Applied Science degree in
a technical specialization is preferred. Ideal degrees include
Associate of Applied Science in aviation maintenance, diesel,
natural gas, compression, instrumentation, controls, electrical,
electro-mechanical or corrosion. A comparable undergraduate degree
with a technical specialization certification is applicable.
Typically four to six years of related, progressive work experience
would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do
not possess the education requirements. Successful completion of
Pipeline Technician Academy and/or achievement of at least one
skill-block. Must have a valid driver's license. Work schedules may
vary with some positions requiring overtime and overnight stays
away from home, on-call and rotating schedules and availability for
emergency response call out 24 hours per day. Employees must be
able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or
without an accommodation. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability or veteran status.
Keywords: Northern Natural Gas, Sioux City , Sr Pipeline Technician (Welding), Professions , South Sioux City, Iowa
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