Pipeline Technician

Pipeline Technician

The Pipeline Technician is responsible for monitoring the operational status of all PGE pipelines & supporting compliance with regulatory agencies. The Technician is responsible for safely & accurately operating pipeline inspection equipment. In addition, the Technician will assist with developing & following written operating procedures for the pipeline equipment and transmitting the information to appropriate parties. Reports to Warren office and must travel to any PGE location as needed.

Responsible for the inspection and maintenance of existing PGE pipelines, which includes the following:
• Ensures the safety of operations in and around existing pipelines, as well as during the construction phases of new pipelines.
• Responsible for inspecting pipelines using specialized equipment and in remote areas and transferring collected data to engineering, operations, facilities and construction.
• Responsible to walk the pipelines and perform visual inspection and audits of pipeline right-of-ways for environmental, as well as safety findings and prepares reports of said findings.
• Tests station and rectifier readings on the pipeline.
• Responsible to make recommendations as a result of diagnosis and evaluation of operations (experience in Smart Pig and close interval surveys a plus).
• Provides recommendations to management regarding options/solutions for pipeline maintenance issue, sand supports and DOT regulatory compliance.

Responsible for assisting the Supervisor/and Manager with the construction of new pipelines, including:
• Coordination of design, permitting and adherence to safety parameters,
• Engaging necessary resources to meet deadlines
• Following documented procedures for ROW excavation
• Provide necessary on-site supervision during construction and start-up phases.

Responsible for understanding the inner workings of the Breon station.

Other responsibilities include:
• Provide cathodic protection technical support
• Support Manager with DOT & PUC regulatory compliance
• Serves as a member of Operation and Maintenance written program team.
• Represents the company when communicating with state personnel, property owners and outside contractors.
• Responsible to cover broad geographic territories within development areas.
• Participates in multi-disciplinary teams on projects and accountable to meet deadlines.
• Responsible to coordinate with gas marketing personnel and automation.
• Must have knowledge of master schedule of lines, assists in right of way maintenance issues.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Familiar with overall gas and oil industry and/or pipeline industry practices.
• 1-2 years of related industry experience, leak detection and pipeline operations experience preferred.
• Must become certified in cathodic protection and corrosion and willingness to participate in continuing education.
• Understanding of facilities and pipeline requirements, map reading and ability to understand water systems and concepts.
• Must be able to assist in emergency response efforts and work extended hours as needed, able to carry a cell phone and be
• available for after hour calls.
• Excellent technical skills, mechanical aptitude, and good communication skills (written/verbal).
• Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and decision-making skills working in a team environment.
• Complete familiarity in PC operations. Skills in spreadsheet programs, Excel is preferred.
• Operational & technical experience with gas conditioning & measurement equipment (volumes, quality) is a plus.

If you possess the above qualifications, relevant work experience and wish to work for an extraordinary company with comprehensive benefits and a competitive wage, please apply online by clicking here.