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  • Job reference: RMS0107452

Pipeline Operator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Boise, Idaho
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/03/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (14/03/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client, an international major oil and gas operator, seeks a Pipeline Operator, to work a rotational schedule, in Boise, Idaho.

The Role:
• Operate specific pipeline systems and/or facilities (i.e. monitoring pressures, temperatures and flow rates, and making appropriate operational changes).
• Evaluate alarm conditions as they occur and determine the proper course of action to correct the alarm condition. Gauge and sample tanks or witness and verify gauging performed by customers.
• Monitor and coordinate commodity movements, commodity interfaces, gauging times and the launching and receiving of pigs and scrapers with system controllers and customer contacts at receipt and delivery points.
• Make valve line-up and manifold changes. Monitor sample pots, adjust sample rates, draw samples and perform laboratory tests on samples. Perform stock transfers between tanks, change orifice plates and blinds. Calculate line-fills, displacements and other volumes.
• Investigate and resolve over/short situations and balance system inventories.
• Proficient in use of VMACS. Read and record custody meters or witness and verify readings taken by customers.
• Prepare run tickets and associated paperwork to ensure accurate custody transfer of deliveries and receipts.
• Maintain accurate custody transfer records and reports, including maintenance of appropriate security seals.
• Schedule, coordinate and perform meter proving of custody transfer meters and control meters. Maintain meter factor trend data and perform and/or coordinate measurement equipment calibrations.
• Respond to inquiries regarding leaks, line locations and encroachments and take appropriate action to rectify. In consultation with the HES SME, may dispose of, or direct the disposal of, waste generated as a part of daily worked performed in a safe manner and in compliance with all hazardous waste transportation and disposal regulations and requirements.
• With direction from the HES SME, prepare manifests for the shipment of hazardous wastes and prepare soil or other samples for shipment. Participate in quality teams at the Field Team or Regional level to improve and standardized work processes.
• May lead sub-teams at the Field Team level. Develop and use metrics to analyze, improve and implement work process change. Assist in the training and coaching of other team members in routine operations skills associated with assigned pipeline system(s).
• Provide input to, and implement the Business Plan at the Field Team level. Monitor and review financial performance metrics and recommend ways to improve the team’s financial performance.
• Track and trend assigned cost centers and cost elements. May act as Field Team liaison with Subject Matter Experts and perform link pin or link pin type responsibilities. May coordinate the inspection, performance and documentation of facilities compliance checks, and track compliance checklists.
• Perform compliance inspections and participate in agency inspections

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• High school diploma or equivalent required.
• Hazwoper Level III & V certification required.
• If not currently certified, must become certified within 1 year of hire, and certifications must be maintained.
• Valid Driver's License Required- No DWI/DUI 3 years. No more than 1 moving violation in past 2 years.
• DMV records will be checked. Prior to performing any DOT covered tasks, must meet DOT requirements for operator qualification.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Work experience in operations (particularly pipe line operations), or in a military environment preferred.
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