Railserve, Inc. Pipeline Operator in Stroud, Oklahoma

Pipeline Operator

Department: 3420 Stroud, OK

Location: Stroud, OK



This position is responsible for performing pipeline operations and maintenance activities on pipeline systems including compressor stations, dehydration facilities, pumping facilities, measurement facilities, and related equipment.


  • Start pumps and open valves or use automated equipment to regulate the flow of oil in pipelines and into and out of tanks.

  • Control or operate manifold and pumping systems to circulate liquids into tanks.

  • Operate control panels to coordinate and regulate process variables such as temperature and pressure, and to direct product flow rate, according to process schedules.

  • Monitor usage and/or replace lubricants, fluids, inhibitors, chemicals, etc., as needed to ensure safe and efficient operation of equipment.

  • Exchange information regarding pipeline operations, maintenance, measurement, and other activities with team members and supervisors.

  • Calculate, compile, and/or prepare information and reports including but not limited to:

  • Oil/liquid flow and quality

  • Maintenance and/or repair logs

  • Samples

  • Pipeline/corrosion activities

  • Construction inspection

  • Appropriate regulatory requirements

  • Drive and ensure maintenance is complete on company vehicles.

  • Regular and reliable attendance is required in performance of job.

  • Must wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Other duties as assigned.


The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential duties of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A. Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma (or equivalent) preferred

  • Military experience helpful

B. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Must be extremely dependable and punctual in attendance; must have reliable transportation to work every day.

  • Good communication skills; Must be comfortable engaging in a variety of different communicative modes (verbal, non-verbal, and written) and being attuned to others through strong active listening skills.

  • Ability to assess multiple tasks and develop a plan to complete them in a timely manner.

  • Must have the ability to work well with others as part of a team.

  • Experience operating and maintaining pipeline systems and related equipment utilized in natural gas and liquids gathering and transmission systems.

  • Experience in various field functions including measurement, cathodic protection, and compressor/pump station operations.

  • Knowledge of company and governmental operating/safety procedures and environmental regulations.

  • Knowledge of the characteristics of natural gas and gas liquids.

  • Experience in patrolling pipelines, performing leakage surveys, and locating/marking lines.

  • Experience in working with valves and dehydration equipment, scrubbers, and separators.

C. Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business information, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

D. Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages.

E. Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

F. Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk on uneven terrain. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

E. Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This incumbent regularly works in an outdoor environment, in various weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

We are an equal opportunity employer.