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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 11/18/2016

SemGroup Dacoma, OK

Dacoma, OK
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Applies basic and some advanced skills to perform routine and more complex operations using tools and equipment appropriate for the position. Applies a general understanding of the technical concepts, practices and procedures and a general knowledge of industry standards and government regulations to ensure the safe and accurate movement of petroleum products through the pipeline and pipeline terminal.

Plans and accomplishes a complete range of operational assignments and tasks that are generally routine to moderately complex related to the safe and accurate movement of petroleum products through the pipeline and pipeline terminal.

Performs line locates, pigging operations, block valve checks, right of way maintenance. Investigates and resolves right of way encroachment. Complete monthly tank inspections, fire and safety equipment inspections, vehicle usage and maintenance forms, line locate documentation.

Coordinates, schedules and performs routine maintenance on equipment and log pertinent information. Oversees the work of outside contractors in construction and maintenance projects. Ensures all pipeline operations, maintenance and construction projects are conducted to federal and state regulations.

Manages fuel, loss and unaccounted for gas, collecting gas analysis, confirming system security and like items. Document results, and evaluates losses and variances.

Monitors product quality and measurement accuracy, performs metering, sampling and testing of Natural Gas, Condensate and Natural Gas Liquids products.

Assists in performing heavy maintenance on the repair or replace compressors, engines, dehydration units, pumps, motors, relief valves, backpressure valves and all associated equipment.

Requires frequent travel of 30%-50%. Valid driver s license required to operate company vehicles.

Overtime is a requirement of the job. Requires ability to work some weekends, night-time, and/or 12-hour rotating shifts.

Performs other duties as required, which may include assignments in job classifications other than the primary assignment.

Responds to emergency situations such as pipeline leaks, spills or accidents, assume command, evaluate conditions, ensure public safety, isolate the involved segment, complete or oversee repairs, direct clean up operations, and safely return the line to service. Coordinate efforts for emergency response with management.

Act as liaison between company and property owners, truck drivers, third party measurement companies and the public in general. Interface with local, state and federal agencies.

Work is normally performed outside where exposure to conditions of extreme heat/cold, fumes and gases is common. Noise level is moderate to loud and includes sounds of construction, equipment operations, and trucks and like equipment. Job hazards include working in normal light and heavy construction activities and working around pressured petroleum, water, electricity, and waste lines and under all weather conditions.

Work normally requires finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination to operate computer keyboard at moderate skill level. May require frequent pushing, pulling, or carrying 50- to 75-pound objects such as tools, equipment work operations, and wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

High school diploma or G.E.D. and two (2) or more years of experience in pipeline operations. A combination of education, experience and training may be substituted for the post High School requirements.

Must be knowledgeable in the processes and procedures of the function and perform work of less experienced employees.

Must be able to read, write and speak the English language at a 12th grade level, perform mathematical calculations required for the position and learn to interpret and comprehend company policies, procedures, safety instructions, and other like documents used in an energy industry environment.

Knowledgeable of welding standards and procedures per API 1104 and ASME Section IX, American Welding Society training.

Competent in the use of standard software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.

Competent in making telephone and direct personal contact with internal and external personnel.

Training in emergency response situations requiring HAZWOPER Level III Technician certification required.

Training in lock out/tag out, trenching and excavations, confined spaces, H2S and HazMat.

DOT, KDHE, PHMSA and Office of Pipeline Safety record keeping requirements per 49 CFR 195.

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