Epco, Inc. Technician, Pipeline Trainee (Watkins Glen) in Watkins Glen, New York

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.

We are currently seeking a Pipeline Technician Trainee who is willing to travel, cross-train in all aspects of the facility maintenance and operations and re-locate if required. The qualified candidate will perform mechanical functions including inspecting, checking, troubleshooting, repairing, and replacing all mechanical equipment in order to maintain high levels of safe and productive equipment performance. Primary responsibilities include all duties: Generate and maintain required logs. Manage repair projects, overhaul and supervise contract maintenance providers. Monitor and adjust equipment to maintain optimum availability and efficiency. Assist operations, I&E, and other work groups as needed or required. Perform any other job duties as directed by the Area Supervisor. Must be able to meet the requirements of the Company's Operator Qualification program to perform identified covered tasks and remain compliant. Review procedures as necessary to achieve good workmanlike performance and ensures compliance of all company and industry standards to meet the requirements of all regulatory agencies. Properly complete records of time and required regulatory reports. Maintains close contact with the Area Supervisor regarding maintenance trouble reports and scheduled equipment maintenance to effect a minimum interruption of product throughput. Ability to optimize work to effect a minimal amount of overtime. Perform remedial and preventative maintenance and maintains facility appearance and safety through good housekeeping practices inside and outside of the facilities. Trainee will participate in available cross training to effectively develop skills in areas specific to other technicians. Attend all safety meetings and safety training courses as required by regulatory agencies.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

  • Associate's degree or 2 year technical degree.

  • Previous experience and knowledge of industry related maintenance and repair standards.

  • Knowledge of the general design and operation of a liquid or gas pipeline.

  • Computer skills are a must including spreadsheet and word processing applications.

  • Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.

  • Minimum of 3 years stable work history, preferably in the energy industry.

  • 2-4 years previous experience with the operation, maintenance, and/or construction of a hazardous liquid or gas pipeline facility or similar facility/system.

  • Possess a strong commitment to personal and job safety.

  • Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude and dexterity in the use of tools and equipment.

  • Knowledge of, centrifugal pumps, regulators, MOV's, electronic controls and medium electrical voltage is desired with an understanding of NGL pipelines.

  • Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, decision making skills and strong work ethic.

  • Able to work independently as well as maintain and promote good working relationships within a team environment.

  • 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.

  • Must live or relocate within a 30 minutes response time of job assignment.

  • Self-motivated individual; Accountable and self driven to learn and to continuously develop and improve his/her skills through both formalized and on the job training.

  • 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.

  • 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., and 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.

  • Extremely flexible and able to travel frequently or relocate.

Job: *Pipeline Operations

Organization: *Operations

Title: Technician, Pipeline Trainee (Watkins Glen)

Location: New York-Watkins Glen

Requisition ID: 0008Y4