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Manager of Technical Services

at Kinder Morgan.

Posted: 10/3/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3T4P46QYCBPWPGT2RW
Keywords: operations

Job Description

Position Description

Primary purpose:

  • The primary purpose of the Manager – Project Services position is to provide technical oversight and management of all Region facilities Major Maintenance and Capital projects. The Manager – Project Services must have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of technical, operational and administrative responsibilities of project management and must exhibit leadership, analytical/decision making and managerial skills. He/she will perform specific duties as assigned which may include acting as a liaison between Field Operations, Products Movement and Engineering in order to maintain efficient project execution and resolve any difficulties relating to scheduling and quality control issues. The Manager – Project Services may also assist in supervising functions related to outside contractors working on company property in order to protect company interests. 

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Assists in the supervision of Regional Maintenance Technicians to achieve goals within budgeted funds and available personnel; assists in planning and organizing workloads and staff assignments, reviews progress, implements changes in priorities and schedules as directed to assure work is completed in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Participates in the selection/promotion of staff, salary change considerations, and disciplinary matters. May assist in resolving grievances, as well as in providing training and motivation to make full use of individual capabilities and to meet changing system demands. May assist in orientating new employees as to procedures, policies, location and operation of equipment. Assists in coordinating safety and emergency response training and programs.

  • May assist in developing figures for capital and operation budgets based on staffing and resources requirements, cost estimates, and objectives and goals. Assists in monitoring and documenting expenditures, assuring compliance with approved budget and staffing levels.

  • May assist in development of short and long range plans, goals and objectives for terminal or station operations. Remains current on developments in the field. Assists in the coordination of department services with other departments, governmental agencies, and customers.

  • May assist in the development, review or updating of site specific maintenance procedures.  May then be involved in training and tracking of training of Regional Maintenance Technician personnel and conducting reviews to verify adherence to company procedures.

  • Assists in coordinating with Products Movement Department in Orange Headquarters regarding schedules, equipment shutdowns, and any other variables affecting pipeline operations in order to minimize down time and throughput loss. Ensures compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations affecting pipeline operations including EPA, DOT, federal and state OSHA, IRS and SCAQMD.

  • Assists in coordinating projects initiated by engineering, regional staff or local area staff, and other activities with Engineering and Products Movement departments.

  • Use of KM programs such as OpsInfo, ISNetworld and DuPont to track and verify compliance on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.

  • Coordinates work assignments for all assigned personnel to include routine and/or preventative maintenance to reduce overall operating costs for all facilities within the assigned area.  This includes development of programs, tracking work and evaluating progress and savings.

  • Consistently maintain and demonstrate a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • 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

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of Spare Parts List and Pump and Motor Book for the Region.

  • Reviews Conceptual and Developmental Corporate Projects for Regional input.

  • Coordinates all drawing reviews with Corporate Engineering

  • Coordinates Outside Services for Technical and Maintenance Support.

  • Reviews all new equipment recommendations and testing of new equipment.  

  • 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 system.

  • 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. 

OTHER DUTIES:

  • Supports all regional projects and works with other station personnel when the need arises.

  • Assists with corporate engineered projects as requested including pre-operational 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.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Factory Acceptance Testing of new equipment (FAT).

Position Requirements

Minimum requirements:

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Management or Engineering or other technical field preferred or equivalent professional experience.



 

Experience / specific Knowledge:

  • A minimum of 10 years, well-rounded experience in terminal or pipeline operations is highly desirable and should include specific working experience with Products Movement, mechanical maintenance, lead responsibilities, and ideally, familiarization with legal and environmental requirements affecting terminal and/or station activities. Should be able to demonstrate effective use of time management in order to properly identify priorities and to ensure that all job requirements are satisfied.

  • Able to read and understand electrical schematics and ladder diagrams, mechanical drawings, aerial strip maps and maintain as-built drawings for them.

  • 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.

  • Excellent work ethic, self motivated and assertive style. Certification, licenses, registrations:

  • A satisfactory driving record as determined by the Company and a current, valid State driver's license are required.

  • 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:

    Knowledge of:

  • Management and supervisory principles and practices.

  • Refined petroleum pipeline facilities - operation, equipment requirements and products movement.

  • General engineering practices, including drafting, piping, valves, hydraulics, etc.

  • Practices, principles, procedures, regulations, and techniques as they relate to all functional areas.Ability to:

  • Plan, organize and oversee assigned work programs, including monitoring project and employee work schedules and evaluating the performance of subordinates.

  • Analyze and evaluate operations and develop and implement corrective action to resolve problems.

  • Implement planning activities.

  • Establish and maintain effective and working relationships with managers, other supervisors, employees, customers outside agents.

  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, including as such relates to technical issues pertaining to area of responsibility.

  • Physically perform the essential job functions.

  • Apply good math skills for calculating and conversion work.

  • Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, and Outlook.

  • This position requires considerable skill in dealing with a wide range of authority levels, both inside and outside the organization. Internal contacts include all regional personnel, Orange Office employees, senior management, shipper representatives, military contact, governmental agency personnel, city officials, outside contractors, etc.

  • Well-balanced interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communications skills are required.

  • Must be accountable and take direction from Managers, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.

  • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks are essential.

  • Must be a problem solver with the ability to find resolutions.

  • Must be self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision and/or direction.

  • 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, vendors, and regulatory agencies. 

    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.

  • Exposure to smells and fumes associated with refined petroleum products. Working Conditions:

  • Position subject to use of cell phone for 24-hour call-out and call-back and may require extended periods of overtime.

  • Must be ready to respond at any hour of the day or night to emergency situations and participate as required with emergency response (integrated contingency plan) activities. This includes being in possession of required equipment and tools, designated forms, policies, regulations, and manuals.

  • Position may require prolonged periods of sitting in order to accomplish administrative duties (reading/reviewing documents, writing, typing and/or operating a computer, using the telephones, etc.) Occasional periods of bending, squatting, lifting, or climbing are required and would more often be associated with activities taking place outside the office. Extended driving and/or walking could also occur, especially to remote locations and/or booster stations. Occasional overnight travel required.

  • The majority of the typical work day is spent in an office environment, though this may change, depending upon the location assignment. For work performed out of doors, weather conditions vary and can be extreme, depending upon location assignment and may include severe seasonal changes which are primarily influenced by geographic location.

  • Position requires exposure to some refined oil products that contain 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.

  • Extended sun exposure is possible. Supervisory responsibility:

  • Yes

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.

CO2

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.

Terminals

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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