Pipeline Technician – Corrosion

Fort Stockton, Texas

Direct Hire

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Job Id: 63207

Pipeline Technician – Corrosion
Our client is seeking a Pipeline Technician to join their organization. This role is onsite in Fort Stockton, TX. 

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

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities
The 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.

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.

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.
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

Salary: $55,348-$66,560 (DOE)

Benefits are available to eligible full-time employees and can include coverage for medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, 401k with employer match, and wellness programs.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 

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