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O&M Tech Senior, Mechanical - Wheeler

Summary:
Responsible for the operations and maintenance of mechanical equipment which includes compression and plant equipment. Ensures that the compression and plant equipment is operated, within safe operating limits, and maintained in compliance with all company policies and procedures and applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations including but not limited to Process Safety Management, DOT and OSHA regulations. Ensures that the compression and plant equipment is set up, operated and maintained in order to maximize return on invested capital in a safe, reliable and efficient manner.
This position handles complex responsibilities related to the primary focus of job area. Proficient in a range of processes or procedures within the area of responsibility. Works under minimal supervision. May act as an informal resource for less experienced employees. Resolves most questions and problems. Refers only the most complex issues to higher levels. Fully understands principles of technical field. Identifies key issues and patterns from partial or conflicting information. May adapt procedures, processes and techniques to meet more complex requirements of the position.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Ensure effective monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance and system verification of all compression systems under minimal supervision.
Plan and conduct assignments of a complex nature.
Assist in design, configuration and troubleshooting all facets of the compression systems.
Ensure deliverables are completed while maintaining quality standards.
Recommend changes in procedures and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
Train and mentor less experienced technicians in all aspects of Compression systems and provide support in completing assigned tasks.
Under limited supervision, troubleshoot, operate and maintain natural gas compression equipment to ensure that planned and unplanned outages are minimized, environmental regulations are met, and to enhance reliability and performance.
Coordinate and perform all preventative maintenance programs and procedures of a moderately complex nature.
Effectively utilize special tools and instruments such as; micrometers, torque wrenches, dial indicators, manometers, peak firing pressure indicators, gas quality monitoring equipment, etc.
Maintain all records, reports and facilities as required for compliance purposes.
Schedule and coordinate maintenance activities with O&M Leader.
Perform and coordinate major repairs and maintenance on equipment.
Track and control material inventory.
Interface with Gas Control and Operations Support prior to and during projects related to compression facilities.
Ensure Lock Out Tag Out procedures are implemented and followed. Assist in the development of Lock Out Tag Out procedures on an as needed basis.
Ensure Safe Work Permit is required and valid.
Coordinate and schedule contract personnel.
Observe all safety requirements and actively participate in company safety initiatives.
Identify, report and take immediate actions to correct unsafe conditions.
Assist with projects and job scope preparation in the following areas: new equipment commissioning, capital maintenance projects, equipment retrofits, reliability and efficiency upgrades.
Investigate, take corrective action and communicate equipment outages in an effort to minimize impact to customer services.
Provide field support on capital projects involving compression, including assistance with unit assembly, construction inspection, and material handling.
Advise and assist in training other technicians and proactively share knowledge.
May perform one or more multi-skilled operations, maintenance and installation duties in addition to the primary roles and responsibilities listed above. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; measurement, electronics, dehydration, treating, corrosion, pipeline, compressor, gas processing plants, amine treating facilities and regulatory compliance functions with direct guidance.
Minimum Education & Experience:
Associates Degree/Vocational Certificate -and- two (2) years' directly related experience -or- five (5) years' directly related experience.
Valid State Driver's License.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Ability to make sound decisions by utilizing job knowledge, work experience and evaluation of risks and consequences.
Ability to apply comprehensive compression knowledge to the troubleshooting and completion of complex assignments.
Ability to evaluate, document and make recommendations or improvements to procedures.
Advanced knowledge in electrical wiring diagrams and control schematics.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating/maintenance/procedure instructions.
Ability to communicate and interpret mechanical performance information and diagrams.
Possess effective communication skills necessary to promote compliance with procedures and cooperation with individuals at various levels throughout the organization.
Advanced knowledge in the operation, maintenance repair and troubleshooting of various types of compression equipment, plant equipment and troubleshooting repair of all types of equipment pertaining to instrument/electrical trade.
Advanced knowledge in troubleshooting and repair of all types of compression and process equipment.
Advanced knowledge in medium voltage, electric motor drive and controls.
Advanced knowledge in turbine engine and centrifugal compressor operation and controls.
Advanced knowledge in electronic controls and troubleshooting.
Advanced knowledge in equipment alignment and base deflection.
Advanced knowledge in troubleshooting and repair of all types of compression and process equipment.
Advanced knowledge in troubleshooting and repair of all types of equipment pertaining to instrument/electrical trade: 4-20mA signal and Advanced AC and DC knowledge.
Demonstrated mechanical aptitude in the use of hand tools.
Ability to serve as a resource in a multi-functional environment.
Effectively use a personal computer with MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel & Outlook).
Ability to work and participate in a team-based environment to accomplish assignments.
Operate as a self-starter with individual drive and initiative to start, develop and complete projects and initiatives. Recognize the need for project or process changes. Coordinate scheduling of project work with multiple work teams or departments. Prepare and submit all required documentation.
Contribute to a positive working environment. Respect differences in others and contribute to a harassment free workplace. Voice questions and concerns in a constructive manner. Seek to understand the opportunities associated with change, not just the potential for additional challenges.
Ability to communicate effectively with field employees, management and public, both orally and in writing.
Demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, company's ethics code of conduct and other company policies and procedures.
Respect and follow safety policies and regulations; scan the environment for objects or people who may pose a safety risk; encourage others to utilize safe and healthy work practices.
Physical Requirements:
Ability to exert in excess of twenty (20) pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of ten (10) pounds of force regularly to move objects.
May be required to lift seventy-five (75) pounds or more.
Physical ability to work around and on industrial equipment, including frequent climbing, stooping, reaching, pulling, pushing, twisting, bending, kneeling, crawling and grasping.
Ability to move about unrestricted and follow safety and emergency response procedures and regulations.
May be required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch for reasonable periods of time.
Ability to travel long distances in a motor vehicle.
Ability to work in areas with limited access or cramped spaces.
On a routine basis, may climb ladders, walkways and scaffolds.
May be required to wear SCBA.
Working Conditions:
Ability to work in potentially hazardous environments.
Ability to work with or near hazardous chemicals.
Ability to operate personal computer for extended periods.
Ability to travel frequently via truck (some overnight) to locations throughout the system to monitor equipment and perform work activities.
Ability to work outdoors in weather extremes and near equipment with potentially high noise levels.
Ability to carry a cell phone while on-call and respond to call-outs, potentially including weekends and holidays.
Ability to respond to emergency calls and/or call-outs and return to work while off duty.
Ability to work overtime (scheduled and/or unscheduled, nights and/or weekends), occasionally, as needed or required to meet established deadlines.
Based on business requirements, may be assigned to shiftwork.
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Nearest Major Market: Amarillo
Job Segment: Law, Electrical, Inspector, Compliance, Legal, Engineering, Quality


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