E&C Technician at Kinder Morgan

Building Construction/Skilled Trades
Kinder Morgan

Primary purpose:

Implements and maintains 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:

  • Duties include installing, inspecting, maintaining, operating, troubleshooting, repairing and calibrating various mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and electronic equipment, and completing all appropriate documentation associated with the duties.

  • Perform preventative maintenance checks on pumps, compressors, drivers, and auxiliary equipment.

  • Performs Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) checks on all control systems.

  • Identify, report, and correct safety and environmental concerns.

  • Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory and tariff requirements.

  • Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.

  • Mentor fellow employees when the opportunity presents itself.

  • Maintain electrical switch gear and power distribution

  • Perform advanced engine/compressor/pump analytical testing. Lead efforts to develop and implement changes as a result of the analytical testing.

  • Assist Corrosion and Engineering personnel with the evaluation / development / implementation / maintenance of facility grounding systems.

  • Install, analyze and repair security/intrusion systems

  • Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment as needed.

  • Oversee the construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties.

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

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Working knowledge of National Electric Codes.

  • Knowledge of electronic test instruments and equipment.

  • Knowledge of process controls and gas processing fundamentals.

  • Knowledge and experience preparing drawings of electrical circuits.

  • Knowledge and experience reading and interpreting electrical and mechanical blueprints and diagrams.

  • Knowledge and experience applying and interpreting results from common electrical measurement instruments (voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter, oscilloscope, etc.)


Education, Certifications and Licenses:


  • Two year Associate Degree in job related technical training or equivalent work experience.

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalency of.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

  • Will be required to obtain all company and regulatory required Operator Qualifications.

  • May be required to possess a commercial driver’s license, drive a company commercial vehicle and comply with all commercial vehicle regulations.


Competency, skills and abilities:


  • Must be Proficient with electronic test instruments

  • Organizational skills are essential.

  • Must have the ability to job plan and prioritize tasks.

  • Basic computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, various operating systems, and other company software).

  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals). 

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English with co-workers, supervisors, internal and external customers.

  • Strong customer focus.

  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), prioritize work schedule, focus attention on details, and follow rules.

  • Prior on-call work experience helpful.

Working conditions and physical demands:


  • Must respond to, and address, callouts and emergencies during and after regular business hours including after dark hours, which require carrying a communication device.

  • Must be able to withstand extreme temperatures.

  • Can meet the physical demands of standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, twisting, climbing, balancing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, tasting/smelling, near and far acuity, depth perception, color vision and field of vision with or without accommodation.

  • Depending upon location and workload, travel will be required.

  • Ability to navigate uneven surfaces to and from vehicle and site work, transmission line patrol requiring walking distances up to miles in all terrains, in all types of weather.

  • Be available for shift work when applicable.

  • Able to work in areas with limited access, cramped or confined spaces.

  • On a routine basis, may climb ladders, walkways and scaffolds.

  • Must live or relocate (by position start date) within 35 miles of reporting location.


Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge (above the minimum requirements; not required, but advantageous in this position)

  • 5 years’ experience in operating and compressors.

  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids and high pressure systems.

  • Knowledge and experience with electronic equipment, high pressure gas, processing equipment, pumps and reciprocating or gas turbine engines and compressors.

  • Knowledge of Wonderware, Allen Bradley PLC software RSLogix.

  • Knowledge of company policies and practices, and regulatory and tariff requirements.

  • Knowledge and/or experience working on Cooper GMV, Solar turbines, and GE Frame 3 turbines would be a plus.


Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets

The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.