Kinder Morgan Operator (Houston Central Plant) in SHERIDAN, Texas

Operator (Houston Central Plant)

Job ID #: 17071



Functional Area:


Position Type:

Full Time

Experience Required:

1 - 3 Years

Relocation Provided:


Education Required:

High School Diploma



Position Description

Primary Purpose: Performs various operational duties throughout the Houston Central Natural Gas Complex to insure safe and efficient operation of all associated Plant equipment and processes while communicating plant operational conditions to control room operators and Shift Team Leads. Carries out various task both directed and repetitive as delegated by Operation Supervision. Performs minor maintenance activities as qualified. Shift work is required. Job responsibilities are as follows: • Make changes throughout the various Plant units as necessary for safe and efficient plant operations. • Start, stop and operate pumps, compressors, coolers, expanders, chillers, etc. within defined operating parameters. • Ensure the cost effective and efficient performance of all Plant equipment. • Maintain close communications with the control room operators and shift lead to insure their awareness of all operational conditions both normal and abnormal throughout the plant. • Assist as needed in the loading of trucks and insure safe operations throughout the loading facility. • Insure compliance by all parties with all Plant Safety regulations including LO/TO, Hot Work, JSA, Confined Space, Etc. • Train and oversee company and third party personnel as required (e.g., personnel in progression, transport drivers, contractors, visitors ...) • Perform trouble shooting on facility equipment. • Make minor repairs according to qualifications. • Create accurate work tickets to see that repairs conducted by the maintenance and E&C departments are timely and accurate. • Assist the maintenance and E&C department as needed in the performance of preventive and regular maintenance of Plant equipment. • Complete all Weekly, Monthly and Yearly PMs and Safety PMs. • Perform duties of a first responder in spill or emergency situations. • Conduct general housekeeping of all facilities and equipment. • Represent the Company during contacts with public officials/emergency officials. • Perform governmental compliance activities (DOT, State Agencies, EPA, OSHA, etc.) Identify, 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. • Complete all other assigned duties.

Position Requirements

• High School diploma or equivalent. 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 applicable to the job classification. • Completion of any site specific technical training may be applicable. • May be required to obtain a TWIC card. 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 focused. • 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. • Basic computer skills. (Send and receive email, create and maintain various records, manipulate motor controlled valves and perform other tasks involved in normal DCS operation of the Plant.) • Ability to manipulate motor controlled valves and perform other tasks involved in receiving products, directing products to tanks, and making delivery to tank trucks. • Ability to accept supervision / direction and work effectively & co-operatively with other people. • Familiarity with and / or ability to learn to use basic hand tools and learn to perform preventative and basic maintenance on terminal equipment. • Cryogenic Expansion, Petroleum transportation, storage and distribution, electrical and or mechanical. • Job level commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience. 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. • Must be able to pass fit testing for SCUBA equipment. 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 pumps and other related equipment.

Kinder Morgan is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V

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.