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Pipeline Gas Controller - - Houston, TX

Houston, Texas
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

Position provides for the safe, reliable product flow operation of the ET pipeline systems. Controls and optimizes the use of compressors/pumps and pipeline equipment with field personnel to facilitate gas deliveries. Ensures proper reporting of data to the Partnership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The essential job duties for this position are listed below:
Monitor and maintain pipeline pressures within design criteria and monitor gas quality at various points
Work closely with the various departments within ET to execute all changes as they are scheduled
First contact in an emergency response situation which includes notification of emergency services and ET management
Gas Control - Work with the pipeline operations group and plants to maximize pipeline throughput which includes coordination between the groups during equipment or pipeline outages
Work with field personnel on basic troubleshooting of communications, SCADA, control valves and other equipment related to control and operations
Complete daily throughput reports
Responsible for updating and maintaining the emergency notification and operational call out lists
Evaluate operational problems and provide recommendations to solve these problems

Required Education:
High School Diploma or GED Required
2 or 4 year degree preferred

Required experience is commensurate with the selected job level:
Level C requires a minimum of 0-2 years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience
Level B requires a minimum of 2-4 years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience
Level A requires a minimum of 4+ years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience

Required Qualifications:
Ability to pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and random testing per PHMSA regulations
Familiar with personal computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, and other programs such as: flow and pressure simulation, velocity, pressure drop, purge and pack, regulators and control valves, relief valves, etc.)
Experience utilizing a SCADA system a plus
Proven multitasking, analytical and judgment skills, and extremely detail oriented
Strong verbal communication skills together with good interpersonal skills
Some travel and overtime is required
This is a (12 hour) shift position requiring both day and night shifts including weekends and some holiday work
Ability to work from an alternate Control Center location in the event of an emergency

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in remote control, pipeline operations or other related field directly related to the Control Center functions
Basic knowledge of measurement principles and Gas hydraulics

Working Conditions and Requirements:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Usually, normal office working conditions
Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing
Occasional overnight travel may be required
Occasional visits to industrial/manufacturing settings which may include hazardous materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment

The nature and frequency of the above working conditions and requirements may vary depending on individual operational circumstances. Where feasible, the Partnership will make reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job.


Job Type: Full-time

Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
12 hour shift

Bachelor's (Preferred)

relevant industry: 2 years (Required)
SCADA: 1 year (Preferred)
pipeline operations: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location
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  • Job Reference: 707279974-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Energy Transfer Partners / Sunoco
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent