Epco, Inc. Operator, Plant (Carlsbad, NM) in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Enterprise Products is ranked 104th on the FORTUNE 500 and has approximately 6,900 employees. Enterprise’s large, integrated portfolio of operationally and geographically diverse assets, highlighted by its approximately 49,000-mile pipeline network, serves as the foundation for organic growth opportunities. The partnership’s service offerings include pipeline transportation and gathering, natural gas processing, storage, fractionation, terminalling, import/export capabilities and marketing. Enterprise also has a marine transportation business that operates primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems. Additionally, energy professionals are discovering rewarding opportunities with Enterprise Products by putting their skills to work in exciting new growth areas, developing markets and pursuing innovative solutions for meeting the needs of customers and promote energy security for the country.

The Plant Operator is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of natural gas amine treating plants, compressors and pipeline systems via both computer control center and onsite operations. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Operate natural gas plant and pipeline equipment including, but not limited to: amine treating plants, chilled water gas conditioning skids, reciprocating natural gas compressors, TEG dehydrators, fluid separation equipment, valves, gas measurement equipment, etc.

  • Operate plant equipment & system.

  • Start-up/Shutdown of plant equipment.

  • Adjust controls to operate equipment in the recommended or prescribed operating ranges.

  • Visually inspect equipment and controls at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.

  • De-pressure equipment and pipelines.

  • Operate valves.

  • Monitor plant and pipeline operations and respond to emergency or upset conditions.

  • Operate under Process Safety Management (PSM) as required.

  • Implement safe work practices and participate in proactive safety culture while ensuring safety for the employee, public and environment at all times.

  • Monitor gas gathering system through SCADA and make calls to alert customers of situations that could affect gas deliveries.

  • Ensure regulatory compliance and record keeping requirements are met and continually monitored.

  • Read, monitor and record various operating conditions such as pressure, temperature, hours of operations, fuel consumed, water levels, etc.

  • Perform minor maintenance on equipment including, but not limited to: reciprocating natural gas compressors, TEG dehydrators, fluid separation equipment, valves, etc.

  • Monitor, remove and replace filters, oil, chemicals, other lubricating fluids, gaskets, and valves as needed.

  • Change gauges.

  • Maintain sites in a clean condition including picking up/taking out trash, control weeds and grassy areas, minor painting, etc.

  • Clean out site glasses as necessary.

  • Change out suction/discharge valves on natural gas compressors, light bulbs, and fuses.

  • Improve upon meeting the needs and demands of customers.

  • Maintain a near perfect driving record.

  • Direct and supervise contract labor involved in plant maintenance activities.

  • Collaborate with direct supervisor on new and improved ideas associated with an evolving plant and pipeline system.

  • Work a rotating 12 hour shift schedule.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required.

  • Technical certification or equivalent training in a mechanical environment or energy related field is preferred.

  • A valid driver's license with acceptable driving record is required.

  • Knowledge of the operation, control and general design of various kinds of systems typically present in a processing or fractionation plant is required.

  • The ability to perform basic mathematical calculations, such as, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical solutions is required.

  • Basic computer skills such as: opening, creating and updating content in MS Word documents and Excel spreadsheets is required.

  • Ability to assume responsibility, be flexible, perform duties and handle multiple tasks under potentially stressful and/or hazardous conditions.

  • The ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with other individuals, teams, customers, and stakeholders of the business, at various levels of the organization, in a business like and professional manner is required.

  • The ability to modify communication style in order to influence, persuade, negotiate, and engage all parties according to the audience and circumstance is required.

  • Takes initiative and is proactive in addressing issues. Quickly and efficiently completes tasks.

  • The ability to demonstrate conscientiousness, dependability and commitment to the role, team and company.

  • The ability to work in a fast paced environment with less definition, policy, and bureaucracy.

  • Works indoors and outdoors in and around industrial and electrical equipment.

  • Works in temperature extremes due to weather conditions and operating equipment.

  • Uses physical force to lift, push, pull and hold equipment and tools.

  • Climbs and works at various heights and may work in a standing, sitting, lying down, crouched or kneeling position.

  • Routinely reacts to visual, aural and other signals, including alarms and instructions, and is required to visually inspect work.

  • May work in confined spaces (i.e. tanks, between compressors, vessels).

  • Must be able to regularly bend, stoop, move from ground level to higher levels, raise/lift from ground level and lift up to 50 lbs., manually transport a load up to 75 lbs., apply up to 100 foot pounds of torque.

  • Must have ability to get in and out of vehicles regularly and ride over rough roads.

Job: *Plant/Terminal Operations

Organization: *Operations

Title: Operator, Plant (Carlsbad, NM)

Location: New Mexico-Carlsbad

Requisition ID: 0007ZQ