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EQUIPMENT & CONTROLS TECHNICIAN

at TallGrass Energy

Posted: 11/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1503
Keywords: repair

Job Description

 

Operating across 11 states, Tallgrass is a growth-oriented midstream energy operator with transportation, storage, terminal, water, gathering and processing assets that serve some of the nation’s most prolific crude oil and natural gas basins. 

 


We were named to Colorado’s Top Workplaces list for the past five consecutive years. Tallgrass strives to create an environment where all employees feel they are safe, respected, that their contributions are valued, have equal access to growth and development opportunities. Our Total Rewards Package is comprehensive and competitive - designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families. We offer our employees competitive base pay; an annual discretionary bonus; paid time off for vacation, sick time, holidays, birth or adoption of a child, serious illness, and bereavement; Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; a generous 401K savings plan; company-paid Life insurance, Short and Long term disability insurance; Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts; Employee Assistance Programs; Identity Theft Protection; and Critical Health and Accident insurance.  

 

 

 

EQUIPMENT & CONTROLS TECHNICIAN JOB RESPONSIBILITIES  

 

Primary purpose:  

 

To implement and maintain electrical power circuits and equipment, control and automation systems, electronic and pneumatic equipment used in pipeline, compressor stations, terminals, pump stations, plant operations and measurement facilities.  

 

  

 

Essential duties and responsibilities:   

 
     
  • Responsible for all activities related to electrical, and control integrity including design, installation, inspection, maintenance, operation, troubleshooting, repair, calibration and adjust various pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, electronic, and Programmable Logic (PLC) control systems.  
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  • Perform preventative maintenance checks on pumps, compressors, drivers and auxiliary equipment.  
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  • Perform Inspection and Maintenance (I & M) checks on all control systems.  
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  • Maintain electrical switch gear and power distribution.  
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  • Perform advanced engine/compressor/pump analytical testing.  
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  • Lead efforts to develop and implement changes as a result of the analytical testing.  
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  • Evaluation/development/implementation/maintenance of facility grounding systems.  
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  • Install, analyze and repair security/intrusion systems.  
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  • Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment as needed.  
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  • Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory and tariff requirements.  
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  • Identify, report and correct safety and environmental concerns.  
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  • Complete appropriate documentation and paperwork.  
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  • Oversee the construction, maintenance and/or work activities performed by third parties.  
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  • Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.  
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  • Deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.  
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  • Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully.  
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  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.  
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  • Will work non-traditional hours as needed.  
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  • Will maintain Operator Qualification on all assigned covered tasks as determined by direct Supervisor.  
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  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.  
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  • Other daily, weekly, monthly or special project duties as identified and defined.   
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EQUIPMENT & CONTROLS TECHNICIAN JOB REQUIREMENTS  

 

Minimum requirements:  

 

 

 

Education:   

 
     
  • Associate’s degree from an accredited institution in a technical field or a related discipline.
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  • Journeyman or Masters Electrical license.   
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Experience/Specific Knowledge:   

 
     
  • Understand and operate all electronic test instruments.  
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  • Good record of safe work practices.  
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  • Working knowledge and experience preparing drawings of electrical circuits.  
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  • Working knowledge and experience reading and interpreting electrical and mechanical blueprints and diagrams.  
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  • Working knowledge and experience applying and interpreting results from common electrical measurement instruments (voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter, oscilloscope, etc.)  
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  • Working knowledge of National Electric Codes.  
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  • Ability to estimate installation, operating and maintenance expenses associated with electrical and control systems.  
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  • Ability to complete work assignments with minimal supervision in an acceptable time frame.  
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  • Intermediate proficiency level in MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.   
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Certifications, Licenses & Registrations:   

 
     
  • May be required to achieve and maintain certifications as required to perform job duties.  
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  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel).   
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Competencies, Skills & Abilities:   

 
     
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals).  
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  • Good verbal and written communications skills.  
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  • Ability to complete work assignments with minimal supervision in an acceptable time frame.  
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  • Strong customer focus and attention to detail.  
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  • Must be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job.  
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  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from management, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.  
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  • Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines.  
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  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily work.  
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  • Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets; position will be filled depending on qualifications, experience and skill sets of the successful candidate.   
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Physical Demands:  

 

All of the physical requirements listed below are those that may be necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   

 
     
  • Sitting; standing; walking or moving throughout facility; driving; talking; seeing (specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus); hearing; feeling; bending or stooping; squatting or crouching; reaching; kneeling; pushing; pulling; ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.  
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  • Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.   
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Working Conditions:   

 
     
  • Varying working conditions from office settings to working outdoors in inclement weather conditions  
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  • Working with and around industrial hazards.  
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  • Frequent travel, sometimes overnight, may be required.  
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  • Occasional overtime may be required.  
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  • Living environs will be relevant to the work location to address call outs and emergency response.  
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  • Required to respond to after hour “call outs” due to equipment and/or operational problems as needed.  
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  • Will be required to carry a cell phone, and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.  
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  • The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, including credit report for certain positions, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed.  
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Supervisory Responsibility:   

 
     
  • None   
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PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:  

 

Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:   

 
     
  • Journeyman or Masters electrical license.  
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  • Prior work experience in the oil and/or natural gas industry, working with instrumentation, electronics and control systems.  
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  • Understanding of process controls of oil and/or gas processing fundamentals.  
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  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids, and high pressure systems  
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  • Knowledge and experience with high pressure oil and/or gas, processing equipment, pumps and reciprocating or gas turbine engines and compressors.  
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  • Knowledge of company policies and practices, and regulatory and tariff requirements.   
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Other responsibilities:  

 

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.  

 

 

 

Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP 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