Pipeline Controller - SCADA, Cortez, Colorado, United States

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PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Monitor SCADA equipment to remotely control the safe operation of multiple CO2 and Crude Oil pipelines, Pump Stations, Valves and the McElmo Dome/Doe Canyon Gathering systems and Processing plants in accordance with DOT, OSHA, and Kinder Morgan regulations, policies and procedures.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Utilize Kinder Morgans SCADA systems and processes for monitoring and control of the CO2 and Crude Oil pipeline systems.
Respond, anticipate and make assessments for any abnormal conditions encountered on the pipelines.
Respond to emergency situations as outlined in the Emergency Response Plan.
Communicate critical information to Field Operations personnel and Management in a timely fashion.
Monitor pipeline pressures, flow rates and other SCADA information for leak detection purposes.
Coordinate the fulfillment of confirmed nominations with Field Operations personnel, and third party point operators.
Ensure accuracy of and adherence to pump schedules, batch sizes and confirmed nominations.
Manage pumping schedules; emphasizing efficiencies such as unit selection and power optimization.
Monitor incoming/outgoing volumes.
Monitor product quality.
Monitor facilities for power and/or communications failure.
Ensure smooth transition of shift turnovers through verbal and written communication.
Ensure ongoing improvement through evaluation of current processes.
Perform other pipeline related duties as assigned.
Write effectively, and understand verbal and written communications including, but not limited to, email.
Deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.
Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills, and listen carefully.
Maintain a regular, dependable attendance record, and high level of job performance.
Maintain a high regard for personal safety, the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
Work non-traditional hours (12-hour shift rotation is required to maintain a 24x7x365 operation); work schedule change may occur with little advance notice.
Occasional unscheduled overtime may be required and is anticipated.
Infrequent travel outside the job location area may be required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:
High school diploma or equivalent is required.

EXPERIENCE / SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE:
Must have basic math skills (ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, use fractions).

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess and maintain a valid driver license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel)

COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Basic proficiency with Microsoft applications (including, but not limited to, Word, Excel and Outlook).
Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s) and lead personnel, focus attention on details, follow work rules, and adhere to established work schedules.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Good problem-solving skills, including the ability to utilize multiple resources to arrive at a solution.
Must successfully complete and maintain all Operator Qualification training and testing relevant to this position.
Must complete compliance and regulatory training relevant to this position.
Ability to take initiative and work with co-workers to accomplish defined goals in a fast-paced environment.
Strong analytical skills and logical thought processes, with ability to think quickly and provide support for emergency operations, including staying current on emergency operating procedures and practices.
Ability to quickly analyze changing conditions on the pipeline, and make appropriate adjustments within operating parameters.
Ability to adjust to changing schedules and other urgent situations is necessary.
Ability to organize and prioritize daily work, and maintain confidentiality as necessary.
Professional appearance and personality with attention to detail and positive attitude.
Must be able to successfully perform multiple tasks within strict deadlines.
Ability to perform the required and expected duties with little or no direct supervision.
Must be able to perform all essential functions of the job.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time
Must be able to timely and effectively respond to audible and visual alarms.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Office location near Cortez, CO
Secured, Control Center environment
24x7x365 operation; 12-hour shift work; rotating shifts; work schedule change may occur with little advance notice
Unscheduled overtime is required and anticipated
Occasional but infrequent travel away from the assigned work location may be required
Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets
The successful candidate will be required to clear a DOT drug screen and a complete background check, including credit report (as applicable to the position), after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed

PREFERRED Education, Experience, Certifications, Competencies, Skills, and Abilities:
Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:
Five years direct work experience in pipeline operations and control is highly desirable
Working knowledge of CO2 and crude oil terms and principles is a plus
Proficiency with SCADA programs is preferred
Mechanical familiarity with and understanding of pumps and compressors is helpful
Experience working in a 24x7x365 work environment is advantageous
Associate level degree in any discipline is preferred

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
Job Code
13232
Employment Type
Full-Time
Job Location
Cortez, Colorado, United States
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Job Posted Date
2016-04-08
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