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Maintenance Technician

at Kinder Morgan.

Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3M3G067CR7FL4RQ3JT

Job Description

Position Description

Primary purpose:

  • The primary purpose of this position is to maintain, repair, align/calibrate, and troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment and instrumentation, as well as assist local and regional personnel in the development of safety procedures and policies for specific systems and facilities.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot, repair, maintain and calibrate equipment such as:
pumps and motors, mainline and manifold control valves, turbine and positive displacement meters, proving equipment, tank gauging equipment, pressure and temperature gauges and SCADA equipment, as well as the equipment SCADA interfaces with.

  • Maintains, and repairs electrical equipment including but not limited to:
Valve actuators, medium voltage switch gear and substation equipment, motor circuit protectors, motor control centers, truck loading equipment and control systems, remote station control systems, pressure transmitters, tank level measurement systems, tank high level alarm systems, electronic and PLC based controllers, digital display equipment, lighting circuits, safety systems and devices including pressure and shutdown devices, teletype, SCADA transmission equipment as well as automated fire control systems.

  • Maintains records as required by Department of Transportation for designated equipment and devices.
  • Maintains maintenance and repair records for area equipment.
  • Must maintain accurate and timely CMV logs and documentation. 
  • Assist in training of other technicians in all aspects of maintenance.
  • Consistently maintain and demonstrate a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.

  • Supports all regional projects and works with other station personnel when the need arises.
  • Assists with corporate engineered projects as requested including preoperational testing, startup and commissioning.
  • Works with vendors and their technicians on new and repaired or upgraded equipment.
  • May be asked to inspect and document contract work on company assets.
  • Supports company and contract inspectors on area and regional projects.
  • Performs preventive and predictive maintenance on various terminal and mainline equipment as requested.
  • Will become familiar with Computer Based Maintenance Management System and functions.
  • Maintains a lubrication schedule on various terminal and mainline equipment.
  • Acts as a “floating technician” to assist various locations as needed
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Minimum requirements:


  • High school diploma, Technical school degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Grade level of job depends on prior experience as a skilled technician and industry related experience.
  • Able to read and understand electrical schematics and ladder diagrams, mechanical drawings, aerial strip maps and maintain as-built drawings for them.
  • Requires good communication skills, self-motivation and an assertive style.
  • Ability to be trained through both internal on the job training and external technical programs.
  • Experienced with installation, maintenance, and repair of refined petroleum products pipeline systems and equipment for station and terminal operations (experienced technicians).
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and required safety precautions, DOT requirements including those related to calibration and maintenance records, safety inspections and reports.


Experience / specific Knowledge:

 Certification, licenses, registrations:

  • A satisfactory driving record as determined by the Company and a current, valid State driver's license are mandatory. The ability to pass the Commercial Motor Vehicle physical is a requirement.
  • If applicable to the work location, satisfactorily obtaining or already possessing a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card is a condition of employment.  TWIC card is obtained by submitting an application, background check, and having fingerprints taken.
  • If the employee is subject to license or certification requirements or training as stipulated by local, state or federal agencies or the Company, now or in the future, compliance is required under this job description.

Competencies, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are required. Must be able to read and comprehend written documents, instructions and directions, as well as be able to accurately pass on information and instructions to co-workers.
  • Must be accountable and take direction from Managers; keep required work schedules, which include regular and predictable job attendance; focus attention on details; follow work rules.
  • Must be able to pass Operator Qualification requirements (OQ)
  • Basic computer proficiency in Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is necessary in order to interface with company communication systems.
  • Must be self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision and/or direction.
  • Well-balanced interpersonal skills. Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with co-workers, clients, consultants, and representatives of various local, state and federal agencies.
  • In order to meet the various maintenance and general operational requirements, a mechanical aptitude is necessary.

Physical demands:

  • Employee must be physically capable of completing and satisfying all training requirements as stipulated by local, state or federal agencies and/or Company Policy.
  • Work is performed outside in varying and sometimes extreme weather situations.
  • Perform physical labor in a variety of extreme climatic conditions, including walking, bending, stooping, climbing tanks, digging, lifting and general manual labor.
  • Field activities may include walking to and amidst work and/or construction sites, climbing in and out of trenches, working around heavy equipment, negotiating rough terrain, areas of loose rock and working in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to climb tanks (averaging about 60 steps) safely and without assistance, including holding on to a handrail with one hand and carrying equipment (such as tank gauging tools) and/or tool bag in other hand.
  • Job requires visual acuity to see and work at a computer screen, read gauges and other measuring devices, as well as the ability to hear various alarms.
  • Extended periods of sitting may be required for administrative activities.

Working conditions:

  • Job entails call-outs on a 24-hour emergency basis and an ability to work long hours, weekends, nights and holidays, when required.
  • Must carry a cell phone and/or pager and respond to calls/pages in a timely manner 24/7.
  • Occasional overnight travel required.
  • Position subject to 24-hour call-out, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Overtime required and extended work hours in cases of emergencies.
    • May be required to work alone (unsupervised).
    • May be exposed to some refined oil products containing chemicals which may be related to certain types of illnesses or reproductive toxicity. Some emit vapors under certain conditions, are flammable and may be explosive under certain circumstances.
      • Exposure to smells and vapor associated with refined petroleum products.
      • Climatic conditions are determined by location assignment and may include severe seasonal changes including both winter conditions with frequent snow or extreme summer heat and sun, depending upon geographic location.
Supervisory responsibility:

  • None
 Preferred education, experience, certifications, competencies, skills, and abilities:Above the minimum requirement; not required but advantageous in this position:

  • Knowledge and experience working with construction contractors is preferred.
  • Experience in pipeline inspection is preferred.
  • Experience with petroleum storage and dispensing operations is preferred.
  • Pipeline hydraulics experience desired
  • Basic knowledge of cathodic protection.
  • Knowledge of piping, valves and pressures.
  • Knowledge of pipeline operations.
  • Experience with storage tank operations, including inspections, alarms and sampling.

The above statements describe the general nature and level   of work being performed.  This position   may perform other duties as assigned.

 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.

As the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, Kinder Morgan owns an interest in or operates approximately 80,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Our pipelines transport natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, carbon dioxide (CO2) and more. Our assets are core to North American energy infrastructure and help deliver needed energy products to high-demand markets.

The Kinder Morgan businesses are as follows:

Natural Gas Pipelines

With approximately 70,000 miles of pipelines, we are the largest natural gas transporter and storage operator in the United States. Our pipelines are connected to every important natural gas resource play, including the Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Utica, Uinta, Haynesville, Fayetteville, Barnett, Mississippi Lime and Woodford, that will play a significant role in meeting the nation’s long term natural gas supply. We serve the major consuming markets of the entire United States. Key assets include premier interstate pipelines that stretch from coast to coast and a huge intrastate pipeline system in Texas, the state which is the largest producer and consumer of natural gas in the United States.


We are the leading transporter and marketer of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the United States. We deliver approximately 1.3 billion cubic feet per day of CO2 through about 1,300 miles of pipelines. We also produce more than 50,000 barrels of oil per day. Key assets include CO2 source fields in southwestern Colorado, pipelines that transport CO2 from Colorado to New Mexico and Texas, and oil production fields in the Permian Basin of West Texas.

Products Pipelines

We transport about more than 2 Million barrels daily of gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, natural gas liquids and biofuels through more than 8,000 miles of pipelines. Key assets include refined petroleum pipelines and terminal storage and blending systems that serve California, Florida and other states in the western and southeastern United States. We also transport crude and condensate from the Eagle Ford shale to the Houston Ship Channel. Specific to renewable fuels, our Products and Terminals business segments combined handle about 30 percent of all of the ethanol used in the United States.


We operate approximately 180 terminals that have a combined liquids storage capacity of more than 110 million barrels for refined petroleum products, crude oil, chemicals and biofuels. We also handle over 105 million tons per year of dry bulk materials such as coal, petroleum coke and steel. Key assets include large liquids terminals on the Houston Ship Channel and in New York Harbor, Los Angeles Harbor and Edmonton, Alberta, as well as strategically located coal terminals in the Southeast and along the Gulf Coast.

Kinder Morgan Canada

Our Trans Mountain pipeline system originates in Edmonton, Alberta, and is the only oil sands pipeline that transports crude oil and refined petroleum to Vancouver, British Columbia, and Washington State. We have proposed and are pursuing a major expansion of Trans Mountain.

As a market leader in each of our businesses, we are always looking for skilled professionals to join our team. When you join Kinder Morgan, you join a different kind of Energy Company. We tie financial incentives for our employees directly to the performance of the company and their own personal performances. At Kinder Morgan, you will find a dynamic and safe work environment that promotes career growth and recognizes achievements.

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