Equipment and Controls Technician – Searcy, AR

at Kinder Morgan
Location Searcy, Arkansas
Date Posted July 31, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Not Specified


Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. We own an interest in or operate approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 157 terminals. Our pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, carbon dioxide (CO2) and more. Our terminals store and handle petroleum products, chemicals and other products. Kinder Morgan is committed to being a good corporate citizen and conducting ourselves in an ethical and responsible manner. We spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year on integrity management and maintenance programs to operate our assets safely and to protect the public, our employees, contractors and the environment. Operationally, we continue to perform better than our industry peers relative to environmental, health and safety measures. The Equipment and Controls Technician (E&C Tech) is based out of Kinder Morgan's Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL) Searcy Compressor Station Number 307 located at 2227 Highway 267 South, Searcy, AR 72143. This is a Monday through Friday position with on-call responsibilities nights and weekends. Kinder Morgan offers a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, two retirement plans, paid holidays, and paid time off. To be considered for our E&C Tech job click on "Apply Now" to sign in or create an account to upload your resume. This is a great opportunity if you are an experienced Senior or Industrial Electrician, Mechanical Troubleshooter, Electrical and Controls Technician, Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (E&I Tech), Engineer, Controls, Compression Technician, Instrumentation Controls and Electric Tech, or similar. Experience working with equipment manufactured by Caterpillar, Worthington, Cooper Bessemer, Clark, Waukesha, Siemens, and Allen Bradley is a plus. Also, PLC programming and Ladder Logic knowledge is preferable. E&C Primary Purpose: Implements, troubleshoots and maintains electrical power circuits, all mechanical equipment, control and automation systems, electronic and pneumatic equipment used in pipeline, compressor stations and plant operations. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Implements, troubleshoots and maintains electrical power circuits and equipment, control and automation systems, electronic and pneumatic equipment used in pipeline, all mechanical equipment, compressor stations, plant operations and measurement facilities.Installs, inspects, maintains, operates, troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates, and adjusts various mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, electronic, and Programmable Logic (PLC) control systems.Perform preventative maintenance checks on pumps, compressors, drivers, and auxiliary equipment.Performs Inspection and Maintenance (I & M) checks on all control systems.Maintain electrical switch gear and power distribution.Performs mechanical troubleshooting and repair of all station equipment.Perform advanced engine/compressor/pump analytical testing. Lead efforts to develop and implement changes as a result of the analytical testing.Assist Corrosion and Engineering personnel with the evaluation / development / implementation / maintenance of facility grounding systems.Install, analyze and repair security/intrusion systems.Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment as needed.Oversee the construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties.Identify, report, and correct safety and environmental concerns.Complete appropriate documentation and paperwork.Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory and tariff requirements.Demonstrate safe work practices with product with product (gas & liquid) handling techniques.Ability to install, troubleshoot, and assist in design of new facilities (progression).Assist in the development of other Technicians (progression).Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.Mentor with fellow employees when the opportunity presents itself.Regular and predictable attendance.Commission New equipmentNew Conduit installation up to 2"Pull large wireTerminate connections for circuits up to 480VInstall new Mechanical SS tubing and fittings.Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Education:Associate degree in a technical field, or equivalent skills and experience.Bachelor's Degree - Not required but advantageous in this position. Experience / specific knowledge:Working knowledge of National Electric Codes.Reading and interpreting electrical and mechanical blueprints and diagrams.Knowledge of electronic test instruments and equipment.Knowledge of mechanical & electrical troubleshooting skillsKnowledge of process controls and gas processing fundamentals.Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gasses, liquids, high/low pressure systems.Knowledge of reciprocating engine function, including efficient operation of 2 stroke and 4 stroke natural gas enginesMust be able to respond to an emergency at the station within 30 minutesMust respond to, and address, callouts and emergencies after regular business hours including after dark hours, which will require carrying a communication device. Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:Possess a valid driver's license and meet company insurability requirements.May be required to possess a commercial driver's license, drive a company commercial vehicle and comply with all commercial vehicle regulations.May be required to achieve and maintain certifications as required to perform job duties. Competencies, skills, and abilities:Computer skills (MS office, MS Excel, operating systems, etc.)Math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals)Good verbal and written communication skillsCustomer focusAbility to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.Ability to speak and understand English. Physical Demands:Lift, pull, and push up to 50 lbs.Advantageous but not required to be able to occasionally exert up to 100 lbs. of physical force.Stand, walk, kneel, bend, and squat for extended periods of time.Twist head and back for extended periods of time.Climb and work from ladders, catwalks, staging, and platforms.Ascend and descend slopes and ditches.Work with hands above head.Work lying on back.Work in adverse weather and/or extreme temperature conditions. Working Conditions: May work in low-lit areas.Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions.Must be able to frequently climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders, and walkways, etc.Depending upon the location and workload, travel will be required.Must be able to report to the Compressor Station within 1 hour of a call-out. Job level commensurate with skills and experience. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: 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.

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