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Operations Specialist, Level 1-4 (Ratliff City, OK)

at Kinder Morgan.

Posted: 9/3/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3Q41G6X4XXX2PQM46W

Job Description

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Ratliff City, OK
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/14/2019
Position Description

Primary Purpose: Responsible for the operation and maintenance of pipelines, compressors and auxiliary equipment, engines, turbines, motors, cooling equipment, pumps, dehydration equipment, process equipment, valves, seals and other related equipment.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

•Start, stop and operate engines/pumps within defined operating parameters.

•Ensure the cost effective and efficient performance of all engines, pumps and associated equipment at compressor stations, pipelines, and process plants.

•Diagnose and repair engines, turbines, pumps, seals, valves and instruments.

•Install, repair, service and maintain valves, pipe, pipeline appurtenances, corrosion control protection systems, measurement equipment and storage well equipment.

•Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment, including pipeline right-of-way, and gather or storage areas, including but not limited to excavating, repairing, coating and backfilling pipelines, concrete work, painting, building erection, weed control, etc.

•Maintain, adjust, make minor repairs, and operate equipment (e.g., industrial wheeled tractors, water pumps, air compressors, expanders, coolers, test equipment, vehicles, etc.

•Represent the Company during contacts with landowner/tenants, public officials/emergency officials and at local meetings. (One Call, Pipeline Groups, Soil Conservation, USFS, etc.)

•Oversee construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties

•Train and oversee company and third party personnel as required (e.g., personnel in progression, transport drivers, contractors, visitors ...)

•Perform governmental compliance activities (DOT, State Agencies, EPA, USFS, etc.)

•Perform minor electrical maintenance.

•ID., report and correct safety and environmental concerns.

•Actively participate in safety programs and initiatives.

•Participate in the development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, project scopes and work plans.

•Complete all applicable documentation and record keeping.

•Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, regulatory, and Company tariff requirements

•Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.

•Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

ExternalEducational Requirements:

•High School degree or equivalent

Experience / specific knowledge:

•Basic computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, various operating systems, and other company software)

•Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals)

•Knowledge of operating costs and best practices associated with the equipment in area of responsibility

Certifications, licenses, registrations:

•Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.

•May be required to achieve and maintain certifications as required to perform job duties and applicable to the job classification

•Completion of any site specific technical training may be applicable

Competencies, skills, and abilities:

•Must respond to, and address, callouts and emergencies during and after regular business hours including after dark hours, which require carrying a communication device.

•Good verbal and written communication skills

•Customer focus

•Depending upon the location and workload, travel will be required

•Inspect 3rd party construction as directed

• Overtime may be required and is anticipated

•Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document, and complete work with a minimum of supervision.

•Ability to work with customers, suppliers, other operations groups, engineering staff, and management

•Mentor fellow employees when the opportunity presents itself

•Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules

•The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed

•Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets

Working conditions /

Physical demands:

•Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions

•Must be able to frequently, enter confined spaces, climb to and work from elevated platforms, excavated areas, ladders, stairwells, walkways, etc

•Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions, and ability to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist (occasional)

•May work in low-lit areas

Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge (above the minimum requirements; not required, but advantageous in this position):

•Experience reading and interpreting blueprints, P&IDs, and other diagrams.

•Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids and high and low pressure systems

•Knowledge in analyzing, adjusting, and making minor repairs on compressor engines, pumps and other associated equipment

•Knowledge of pipeline or compression experience

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

As the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, Kinder Morgan owns an interest in or operates approximately 80,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Our pipelines transport natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, carbon dioxide (CO2) and more. Our assets are core to North American energy infrastructure and help deliver needed energy products to high-demand markets.

The Kinder Morgan businesses are as follows:

Natural Gas Pipelines

With approximately 70,000 miles of pipelines, we are the largest natural gas transporter and storage operator in the United States. Our pipelines are connected to every important natural gas resource play, including the Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Utica, Uinta, Haynesville, Fayetteville, Barnett, Mississippi Lime and Woodford, that will play a significant role in meeting the nation’s long term natural gas supply. We serve the major consuming markets of the entire United States. Key assets include premier interstate pipelines that stretch from coast to coast and a huge intrastate pipeline system in Texas, the state which is the largest producer and consumer of natural gas in the United States.


We are the leading transporter and marketer of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the United States. We deliver approximately 1.3 billion cubic feet per day of CO2 through about 1,300 miles of pipelines. We also produce more than 50,000 barrels of oil per day. Key assets include CO2 source fields in southwestern Colorado, pipelines that transport CO2 from Colorado to New Mexico and Texas, and oil production fields in the Permian Basin of West Texas.

Products Pipelines

We transport about more than 2 Million barrels daily of gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, natural gas liquids and biofuels through more than 8,000 miles of pipelines. Key assets include refined petroleum pipelines and terminal storage and blending systems that serve California, Florida and other states in the western and southeastern United States. We also transport crude and condensate from the Eagle Ford shale to the Houston Ship Channel. Specific to renewable fuels, our Products and Terminals business segments combined handle about 30 percent of all of the ethanol used in the United States.


We operate approximately 180 terminals that have a combined liquids storage capacity of more than 110 million barrels for refined petroleum products, crude oil, chemicals and biofuels. We also handle over 105 million tons per year of dry bulk materials such as coal, petroleum coke and steel. Key assets include large liquids terminals on the Houston Ship Channel and in New York Harbor, Los Angeles Harbor and Edmonton, Alberta, as well as strategically located coal terminals in the Southeast and along the Gulf Coast.

Kinder Morgan Canada

Our Trans Mountain pipeline system originates in Edmonton, Alberta, and is the only oil sands pipeline that transports crude oil and refined petroleum to Vancouver, British Columbia, and Washington State. We have proposed and are pursuing a major expansion of Trans Mountain.

As a market leader in each of our businesses, we are always looking for skilled professionals to join our team. When you join Kinder Morgan, you join a different kind of Energy Company. We tie financial incentives for our employees directly to the performance of the company and their own personal performances. At Kinder Morgan, you will find a dynamic and safe work environment that promotes career growth and recognizes achievements.

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