Measurement Specialist : Austin, TX
This position will provide technical support to the Operations team on all measurement related activities, including installing, maintaining, operating measurement equipment and performing analysis on measurement data to assess measurement quality and ensure the accurate measurement of natural gas in the pipeline system.
- Develop, interpret maintain and apply documented measurement policies and procedures
- Identify and report measurement concerns and provide technical support to the Operations team
- Analyze measurement data for errors and reconcile incomplete, invalid, or incorrect data for settlement purposes
- Monitor gas volumes for system imbalances and proactively resolve gain/loss discrepancies
- Set up new meters in the measurement system, facilitate and review meter calibrations, troubleshooting issues and generate reports to evaluate the accuracy of data. Perform the necessary volume adjustments according to contract terms
- Assist Operations with calibration of measurement equipment, instrumentation, and flow computers
- Perform internal and 3rd party measurement audits to determine measurement equipment is functioning properly, oversee 3rd party calibrations and ensure the Company is meeting internal and industry best practices and compliance standards
- Analyze and maintain all measurement data related to meter performance, flow computer base data, etc.
- Document all work performed including system configuration adjustments and data edits
- Conduct occasional measurement training for the Operations team
- Maintain knowledge of technology advancements and changes in the industry related to gas measurement equipment, design, standards, specifications, and product quality
- Promote and ensure full compliance with Company safety programs
- Serve as the final audit and check for settlement quality measurement data with sole responsibility for measurement accuracy.
- Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent
- 5+ years of pipeline and natural gas measurement operations experience
- Knowledge of DOT 192
- Skilled in Microsoft Office, experience using pivot tables and multi-scale graphs in Excel, preferred
- Experience with SCADA
- Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays and respond to emergencies
- Experience operating and analyzing data using gas chromatographs
- Self- motivated and able to work independently and as a team contributor
- Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Possess the expertise to be able to quickly identify and correct any measurement issues associated with ultrasonic meters, gas chromatographs, sampling systems, and Fisher ROC 800 RTUs identified through real-time data or month-end settlement statement.
Benefits: This position is located in Austin, Texas. Selected candidate is eligible for employer matched 401(k), medical, dental, vision, basic life and AD&D insurances and other benefit offerings.
Operations Technician : Midland, TX
This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of pipeline, compressors, and associated meter stations. This position will also provide operational support, troubleshooting, process optimization, programming, Human Machine Interface (HMI) support on natural gas pipelines, NGL pipelines and associated compressor stations. This position will be based out of the Midland Office.
- Regularly test and operate engines and equipment to maintain cost effective and efficient performance. Operate, maintain, and repair other equipment including water pumps, air compressors and coolers, as necessary
- Conduct pipeline pigging and install, repair, service and maintain valves, pipe, pipeline, and appurtenances.
- Coordinate maintenance of all facilities and equipment, including pipeline right-of-way, excavation coating and back filling pipelines, concrete work, painting, building erection, etc.
- Maintain, install, and troubleshoot issues with process control software including pipeline equipment such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), remote terminal units (RTUs), and human machine interface (HMI) equipment
- Supervise and inspect 3rd party contract labor used to for construction, maintenance, and improvements to automation systems as well as inspection of one-call tickets.
- Perform governmental compliance activities, such as line patrol, road and railroad crossing inspections, and valve inspections.
- Participate in the development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, project scopes and work plans.
- Ensure all work is performed in compliance with Company standards, procedures, regulatory, and Company tariff requirements and complete all applicable documentation and record keeping.
- Perform all related gas measurement calibrations and maintenance for ultrasonic meters, EFM gas chromatograph, H2S analyzer, H2O Analyzer, O2 Analyzer and PLCs.
- Stay current with automation control best practices and interpreting industry regulations applicable to WhiteWater Midstream policies and standards, identify changes in codes and standards and propose new developments in automation. Improve long-term PLC equipment reliability and support the implementation process of PLC automation technology strategies.
- Develop and maintain strong vendor relationships with various providers.
- Comply with safety, reliability, and cost effectiveness of technology used to meet business requirements.
- Correct system hazards, analyze malfunctioning systems and identify safe, cost-effective solutions to resolve inefficient operations.
- Occasional travel including nights and weekends, as needed
- Technical Degree/Associates Degree in Instrumentation, Electronic Communications, or Industrial Electronics, or equivalent
- At least 5 years of troubleshooting Allen Bradley PLC software platforms
- Familiar with AB Compact Logic, AB Control Logic and Fisher ROC RTU.
- Must have communication experience with cellular, satellite, Modbus, and SCADA.
- Must possess valid driver’s license and meet company insurability requirements.
- Must have basic knowledge of centrifugal pumps, pump seals, and electric motors.
- Technical understanding and ability to program and/or configure automation technology such as: sensors, PID loop control, data communications, and other electrical machines.
- Knowledge of Pipeline & Terminal business processes and equipment such as mainline motors and engines, pipeline flow measurement equipment, and tank level measurement equipment, preferred
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, various operating systems and perform basic math skills
- Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays and respond to call outs and emergencies
- Ability to read and interpret blueprints, PI&D's and other diagrams.
- Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquid, and high/low pressure systems and follow Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines
- Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and fluency in English is required
- Ability to work in changing climate conditions and must be able to lift, push and pull a minimum of 75 lbs and be able to work in tight spaces, climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders, walkways, etc.
- Willing to live within approximately 50 miles of Midland/Odessa.
Benefits: This position is Full-Time located in Midland/Odessa. Selected candidate is eligible for employer matched 401(k), medical, dental, vision, basic life and AD&D insurances and other benefit offerings.
WhiteWater Midstream is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, free from unlawful discrimination. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.