Gas Controller

Job Locations US-KY-Owensboro
ID
2021-1769
Category
Gas Control
Type
Full-Time

Overview

This position is responsible for the daily monitoring and operation of the SSCGP pipeline. Will control gas volumes and pressures in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner while satisfying customer needs, regulatory requirements and company policy. Will maximize throughput, minimize fuel use while providing flexibility and reliability. Will ensure optimum control, system availability, and data integrity.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to):

• Participates in planning, scheduling and implementing facility operations, shutdowns and start-ups to maintain system pressure and volume
• Start and stop engines to maintain system volume and pressure
• Load engines and balance horsepower to operate system efficiently
• Set operating pressure and volume limits for station operators and SCADA stations
• Anticipate changes in demand which are dependent upon temperature and time
• Inject and withdraw from storage fields to maintain a system supply balance
• Ensure that no transportation volumes are lost due to dispatcher action/decision
• Monitor system using SCADA alarms, computer screens and telephone calls so appropriate parties can be notified to make appropriate changes in operations or schedule repairs
• Ensure that horsepower requirements are balanced with system load
• Assures necessary changes are made in system operation to compensate for engine shutdowns or loss of supply
• Follow the plans in the “Emergency Plan and Preparedness Manual” during emergency situations on our system
• Adhere to all Control Room Management (CRM) policies and procedures as outlined by PHMSA
• Receive and screen telephone calls, reply to other pipeline companies, gas control departments and notify appropriate personnel for specific situations
• Telephone calls are screened and answered or redirected to appropriate personnel in a timely manner
• Record all pressures and volumes received from field personnel or SCADA on a daily and hourly basis
• Daily reports are accurate and legible
• All files and records are up to date, organized, and maintained in accordance with departmental and company policy
• Observe all administrative policies
• Successful completion of all Operator Qualification tasks within 1 year of start date
• Other duties as assigned

 

Traits

• Ability to read, listen, understand, and communicate information and ideas in a clear and understandable manner, orally and in writing
• Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy
• Strong work ethic, self-motivation, initiative
• Excellent spelling, grammar, and verbal/written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills (interacting with individuals at all levels within organization)
• Adaptability/flexibility
• Sound business judgment
• Creativity, problem-identification and solving ability
• Focus on quality, accuracy, detail

Qualifications

Minimum

• Associates or equivalent Technical degree or related experience.
• 0 – 3 years’ current Southern Star pipeline controller experience
• Strong customer service (ability to talk to customers on the phone), communications, and problem-solving skills
• An understanding of pipeline hydraulics is preferred
• Must have good computer skills to utilize Gas Control applications
• This position requires shift-work on a 12-hour rotational basis and may be required to work extra hours during critical periods, such as pipeline emergencies or extreme weather
• This position is defined in the safety sensitive category, which is subject to random drug testing and DOT Operator Qualification requirements

 

Preferred

• Bachelor’s degree
• Major in business-related field

Other requirements:

• Valid driver’s license and insurability
• Reliable attendance, scheduling flexibility when job demands require
• Ability to work positively and effectively prioritize in a high-stress, demanding environment

 

 

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