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Technician, Gathering (Farmington, NM) at Enterprise Products Partners

Technician, Gathering (Farmington, NM)

Enterprise Products Partners Farmington, NM Full-Time

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Our services include: natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage; NGL transportation, fractionation, storage and import and export terminals; crude oil gathering, transportation, storage and terminals; petrochemical and refined products transportation, storage and terminals; and a marine transportation business that operates primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems. The partnership’s assets include approximately 50,000 miles of pipelines; 260 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals; and 14 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity.

The Gathering Technician is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a pipeline gathering system to minimize downtime and provide producers with the lowest possible gathering system pressures and timely response to producer feedback. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Coordinate system shutdowns, (new connects, leak repair), line pressure maintenance (pigging, balling, drip removal), lock out/tag out, hydrate, mitigation, excavation activities, and dew point monitoring and various other duties as assigned.
  • Coordinate construction tie-ins and be responsible for lockout/tagout, purging and packing pipelines.
  • Gather accurate data and completes daily reports.
  • Maintain pipeline right-of-ways and all associated operational tasks.
  • Operate, inspect and maintain high pressure pipelines, valves, regulators, and related instrumentation in compliance with DOT and OSHA regulations.
  • Manage storage and transfer of pipeline liquids; monitor and inspect pipeline encroachment.
  • Act as a company representative and interact with property owners, other pipeline company representatives and local public representatives. 

 The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required.
  • Technical certification or equivalent training in a mechanical environment or energy related field preferred.
  • Minimum of  3 years stable work history, preferably in the energy industry.
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.
  • Must demonstrate strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to troubleshoot and repair all types of mechanical equipment and dexterity in the use of tools and equipment.
  • Able to read prints, drawings and technical manuals and prepare technical reports.
  • Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations and possess basic computer skills including spreadsheet and word processing applications.
  • Good verbal/written communication skills, decision making skills and strong work ethic.
  • Able to assume responsibility, be flexible, perform duties and handle multiple tasks under potentially stressful and/or hazardous conditions.
  • Must be willing to work overtime and handle call-outs and must live or relocate to within 1 hour response time of job assignment.
  • Should have basic computer skills including spreadsheet and word processing applications.
  • Knowledge of preventive and predictive maintenance programs a plus.   
  • Self-motivated individual able to work independently or in a team environment and willing to learn. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate sound judgment with the ability to make decisions and corrections when problems are detected. 
  • Must have a history of being dependable and reliable, take pride in a job well done, and enjoy working hard. 
  • Candidate must have good organizational skills, good customer relation skills with the ability to interface with land owners and other corporate and field personnel. 
  • Works indoors and outdoors in and around industrial and electrical equipment.
  • Works in temperature extremes due to weather conditions and operating equipment. 
  • 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, aural 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 and lift up to 50 lbs., manually transport a load up to 75 lbs., apply up to 100 foot pounds of torque. 
  • Must have ability to get in and out of vehicles regularly and ride over rough roads. 
  • Must wear special safety equipment while working and must be able to lift and put on emergency breathing apparatus and/or protective equipment.   

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