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Corrosion Technician

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Company: Energy transfer
Location: TX - Mont Belvieu TX
Last Updated: 11/27/2023
Posted: 11/13/2023
Salary: N/A

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This position will apply corrosion knowledge and skills to repair, install, troubleshoot, analyze, and perform other predictive and preventative maintenance tasks on assigned equipment, facilities, systems and associated devices contained within gas and liquid facilities and pipelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The essential job duties for this position are listed below:
  • Under general direction, provide for design, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of the cathodic protection systems within an assigned segment of the pipeline system, compressor stations or plant facilities in a reliable and efficient manner while in compliance with the Partnership's procedures and regulatory requirement
  • Apply corrosion skills to maintain pipelines, tank farms, terminal piping and wellheads
  • Maintain working knowledge of regulatory requirements, perform associated required tasks, and complete required documentation (OSHA, DOT, EPA, etc.)
  • Investigates and analyzes corrosive conditions for existing and/or proposed facilities
  • Responsible for corrosion control and associated compliance of cathodically protected pipelines, compressor stations or plant facilities, and other buried, submerged, or above ground facilities
  • Proactively conduct pipe-to-soil potential surveys, casing-to-soil readings, rectifier and bond readings, current flows on pipeline, and foreign pipe-to-soil readings and all other structures under cathodic protection on a frequency as stated in SOPs or meet regulatory requirements and document in the corrosion database or other forms, records or reports
  • Evaluate protective coating condition including internal, external and atmospheric systems and make repairs as needed, evaluate pipe anomalies and perform remaining strength calculations in accordance with established procedures
  • Have an understanding of pipeline internal corrosion mechanisms and related mitigation measures including treatment and testing, collection of samples, bacteria, pH, dissolved H2S, and C02 testing and analysis, and perform chemical requirement calculations
  • Perform cathodic protection design including current requirement calculations and soil resistivity testing
  • Generate and maintain the reports covering rectifiers, bonds, pipeline isolation and annual corrosion control reports
  • Install, maintain and repair rectifiers, anodes systems, cables, bonds, test stations and perform ground bed efficiency calculations
  • Evaluate the effects of stray currents from other sources (i.e., traction systems, coal mines, AC transmission lines, etc.) and take the necessary action(s) to mitigate their effect on Energy Transfer facilities
  • Read and interpret pipeline maps, as-builts and PLD's
  • Must use and operate all pertinent safety equipment when performing duties in potentially hazardous areas (arc flash protective PPE, respirator, hard hat, safety glasses, etc.)
  • Must display workmanship consistent with Partnership SOPs industry standards, partnership work practices, applicable codes and/or engineering drawings and sketches
  • Insure facilities, grounds, and work areas are maintained in a safe, orderly, and functional manner
  • Communicate with other technicians for assistance in effecting repairs when applicable
  • Ability to train others in discipline job tasks and to confirm knowledge, skills and abilities of others as an evaluator for partnership skill qualification program dependent upon position level
  • Actively participate in PHMSA or State regulatory audits
  • Actively participate in partnership safety program and initiatives
  • Inspect crew welds on full wrap and pumpkins for acetylene welds and surface pitting that is discovered during corrosion activities such as pipeline recoats and exposure repair
  • Comply with partnership safety policies and procedures
  • Perform energy isolation lockout/tagout procedures (LOTO)

Required Education:
  • High school diploma or GED

Required Qualifications:
  • Must provide valid driver's license and maintain a safe driving record
  • Candidate will be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test, and will adhere to and is subject to all US Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol related regulations, and will be subject to a background check
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Minimum of 2 years pipeline/corrosion related experience
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite products
  • Ability to train other technicians and/or sign off on qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate of Applied Science - Corrosion Technology
  • NACE CP Level I required, NACE CP Level 2 preferred
  • DOT 49 CFR 195 Experience
  • Experience with wireless remote monitoring systems preferred
  • Experience with corrosion databases

Working Conditions and Requirements:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Frequent exposure to heat, cold, and other adverse weather conditions

Working conditions may include confined spaces

Repetitively standing, walking, bending, stretching, reaching over shoulder height, and climbing ladders up to 25 feet. Occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs with or without assistance

Subject to call-outs to respond to operational issues and emergencies after working hours, at night, and on weekends and holidays

Work in and around industrial and construction settings, which may include hazardous products, processes, materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and may require appropriate personal protective equipment

Reliable attendance at work

Occasional overnight travel may be required

Required experience is commensurate with the selected job level:
  • Level C requires a minimum of 0 - 2 years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience
  • Level B requires a minimum of 2 - 4 years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience
  • Level A requires a minimum of 4+ years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience

DISCLAIMER: The above statements, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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