Compressor Technician

Southwest Gas
Category Equipment Operator Type Full-time
Location Winnemucca, Nevada View Website View website
Pay Rate $28.03/hr - $36.94/hr
Category Equipment Operator
Type Full-time
Location Winnemucca, Nevada
View Website View website

Description

Compressor Technician

Operate, maintain, repair and modify all compressor station equipment; and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 

One year of experience performing mechanical or electrical maintenance and repair or equivalent.

Have a knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits; hydraulics and pneumatics; inspection and calibration techniques; troubleshooting techniques; safety and emergency procedures. Basic computer skills.

Note:  Employees must pass all written tests and/or hands-on training, or simulations as required for this job classification; this includes all the covered task modules for Operator Qualification. Employees must qualify in all covered tasks in their classification.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Operate, maintain and calibrate natural gas compressor stations and related equipment
  • Operate and maintain generators, off-road transportation equipment and gas coolers
  • Conduct routine inspections as required
  • Assist contract personnel in conducting maintenance
  • Assist in replacement, repair or modification of assigned equipment
  • Inspect and calibrate assigned equipment
  • Troubleshoot pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, electronic and computer systems
  • Follow applicable manufacturers’ bulletins
  • Conduct investigations as required
  • Complete and maintain all logs and documents
  • Perform pipeline maintenance as required
  • Start up and shut down the compressor station as required
  • The incumbent may work in or near the presence of escaping natural gas
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Perform all duties in a safe manner
  • Promote good public relations
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Respond to emergency situations
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Regular and predictable attendance is a condition of employment and is an essential function of the job

Compressor Specialist

The Compressor Specialist operates, troubleshoots, maintains, repairs and modifies all compressor station equipment; performs complex measurement and control functions involving many types of gas measuring, regulation and controlling equipment, communicating electronics, devices and instrumentation associated with residential, commercial, industrial, compressor and custody transfer stations. Installs, maintains, repairs and calibrates SCADA and telemetry equipment, flow computers, and electronic control systems. May direct assigned employees and contractors; performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of experience as a M&C Technologist or equivalent.

Have a knowledge of installation, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and calibration of complex natural gas distribution and measurement systems, natural gas regulation and controls, and all compressor station equipment and systems including associated mechanical systems and electronic instrumentation and circuits. Knowledge and utilization of gas laws and mathematics through algebra to resolve gas measurement problems; computers and applications; installation of steel and non-steel pipe fittings; hydraulics and computerized pneumatic control systems; applicable codes; safety and emergency procedures. This position must also have the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task. Must be able to obtain and maintain Company forklift certification.

Employees must pass all written tests and/or hands-on training, or simulations as required for this job classification; this includes all the covered task modules for Operator Qualification. Employees must qualify in all covered tasks in their classification.

Essential Job Responsibilities 

  • Perform all duties of a M&C Technologist
  • Perform code compliance and other inspections and maintenance on large capacity and above standard pressure MSAs, compressor stations, large district regulator stations and gas custody transfer stations
  • Utilize ruggedized laptop PC to download and graph data from electronic pressure recorders, to view electronic maps, and document compliance inspections, maintenance activities and new meter set and regulator station work orders in the appropriate system(s); Install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and  calibrate SCADA, telemetry and electronic control systems, including communication links, at compressor stations, city gates, pressure limiting stations, large customer metering facilities, transportation customers and other locations
  • Install, repair and maintain large capacity system-type regulator stations and relief valves, regulators utilizing cage-guided valves, pneumatic and electronic-operated interfaced control valves and associated pressure flow control devices/equipment
  • Operate, troubleshoot complex systems, maintain, repair, replace, modify and calibrate natural gas compressor stations and related equipment
  • Install, maintain, data program, repair and calibrate turbine meters, fixed and portable ultrasonic meters, orifice meters, special meters, gravitometers, chromatographs, moisture analyzers, mechanical and electronic pressure and temperature correcting instrumentation, pressure and temperature transmitters and other mechanical and electronic measurement devices and instrumentation
  • Start-up, operate, maintain and inspect valves, as required
  • Install, operate and maintain odorization systems
  • Maintain and order inventory of essential components for compressor stations
  • Operate, maintain, repair and modify generators, and gas coolers
  • Conduct routine inspections as required
  • Legibly and accurately complete all required inspections via computer and paperwork
  • Assist contract personnel in conducting maintenance
  • Inspect and calibrate assigned equipment
  • Develop and conduct troubleshooting techniques and procedures
  • Troubleshoot all pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, electronic and computer-controlled systems
  • Follow applicable manufacturers’ bulletins
  • Conduct investigations as required
  • Conduct and document security patrols at designated pipeline facilities in response to Homeland Security Department threat levels
  • Witness and verify custody transfer calibrations
  • Complete and maintain all logs and documents as required
  • Perform pipeline maintenance as required
  • Maintain working technical proficiency of lower classifications in the Compressor job family
  • Start up and shut down the compressor station as required
  • Respond to emergency situations
  • Provide high pressure gas control for construction and maintenance activities and emergency response situations
  • May be required to implement and work under the Incident Command System (ICS) during emergencies
  • Utilize Windows-based PC applications to generate spreadsheets for projects assigned by supervisor, generate pressure charting graphs, etc.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Act as a subject matter expert and help coordinate special projects
  • Perform all duties in a safe manner
  • Promote good public relations
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Regular and predictable attendance is a condition of employment and is an essential function of the job

Salary Details

Compressor Technician

$28.03 – $36.94

Compressor Specialist

$30.61 – $40.33

 

This position is regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) under Title 49 CFR Part 382 and Part 40.  Any applicant/employee who performs a DOT covered function or is licensed and would operate a commercial vehicle for the Company will be subject to drug and alcohol testing under the Company’s DOT drug and alcohol testing programs.  Any employment, transfer, or promotion offer made for this position is contingent upon taking and passing a drug test prior to the commencement of the new role.  If an applicant/employee fails the drug test, any offer of employment, transfer, or promotion will be revoked.

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Southwest Gas Corporation was founded in 1931 and is a subsidiary of Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. We provide natural gas service to Arizona, Nevada, and portions of California. Our communities, and the more than 2 million customers we serve, are the reasons why we’ve been heating things up for decades. So, whether you’re enjoying a backyard barbeque with friends, getting cozy indoors during the winter, or preparing an epicurean delight in your new restaurant, Southwest Gas is here to support your comfort  and your lifestyle.

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