Technician, Measurement

Job Locations US-OK-Blackwell
Gas Measurement (Operations/Maintenance)


This entry-level position is accountable, under close technical supervisory guidance, for basic level installation, monitoring and preventive maintenance of gas measurement, regulating, and related auxiliary equipment and facilities in a designated area of a natural gas pipeline system.  Measurement Technicians will report to and is directly accountable to the Measurement Leader and will internally interface with all levels of Operations personnel and accept assigned responsibilities while also being on-call for emergencies.  Individuals will perform technically at a satisfactory level while maintaining positive and ethical relationships with others including customers, consultants and vendors.  This position receives guidance from senior technicians, Leader and Technical Specialists.  The individual will be required to maintain and operate their assigned area in strict compliance with the Southern Star’s O&M Manual, and State and Federal regulatory codes.


Basic Testing & Maintenance

  • Maintain & verify natural gas Chromatographs and Moisture Analyzers
  • Custody and Non-Custody meters (Orifice, rotary, turbine, ultrasonic, PD)
  • EFM & AMR flow computers for custody & non-custody meters
  • Basic knowledge of operation of Auto Pilot Pro and Control Microsystem flow computers
  • Natural gas analyzers (moisture, dew point, H2S, gas detection and CO2)
  • Utilize portable analyzers and Drager tubes
  • Obtain gas or liquid samples for analysis of components
  • Pneumatic and electronic controls (meter gap controllers, pressure & differential transmitters, PLCs and transducers)
  • Pressure regulators and relief valves
  • Perform installation and modification of measurement equipment and related piping with supervision
  • Assist techs in troubleshooting and repair of equipment used by or associated with natural gas measurement & regulation
  • Basic knowledge of electronic equipment & calibration instruments
  • Basic knowledge of fundamentals of natural gas metering and regulating principles


Basic Calibrations

  • EFM & AMR meters
  • Pressure & differential transmitters
  • Meters – orifice, USM, rotary, PD
  • Gas Chromatographs
  • Analyzers for natural gas 


  • Complete required documentation and paperwork in timely manner
  • Schedule and track maintenance and calibration activities with measurement software
  • Basic understanding and compliance  with company policies and procedures, maintenance manuals, federal, state and local regulations, and safety policies and procedures
  • Identify and report safety and environmental concerns
  • Maintain settings to company standards


Basic Analysis Skills

  • Basic understanding of blueprints, schematics, control drawings, and pipeline maps
  • Basic understanding of components of safety, reliability, and operations
  • Basic understanding of gas components & aspects of natural gas measurement
  • Basic understanding of measurement applications associated with position




  •  Two-year relevant associate degree (electronics, instrumentation, mechanic, engineering, computer science) or equivalent work experience as determined by the Company
  • Position demands include that proficiency requirements be met in SSCGP Operator Qualification Program through a demonstrated level of knowledge
  • Demonstrated moderate to superior oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills (internally or externally)
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Moderate skill level in Microsoft Office suite


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