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Date: May 16, 2017

Location: Battle Ground, WA, US, 98604

Company: Williams


Operations Technician II
ReqID: 82301
Number of Openings: 1.0
Hiring Manager: Troy E Robey
Location: Battle Ground, Washington 98604
Operating Area/Functional Area: West
Ladder/Level: T2


The West Operating Area encompasses a wide geographic region that extends across seven states, from Washington State to New Mexico. West is a mature operating area and is known for our stable operations, best practices and experienced employees who are great mentors. We’re an environment where you can really learn from some of the most highly skilled experts in the industry. Employees in the West often take on assignments in other areas of the company to offer expertise in the build, commission and start-up of operations. This collaboration is critical to executing on our strategy and maintaining focus on “One Williams.” Together, we make energy happen!

Walt Bennett, Sr Vice President – West



Summary and Purpose

Our organization is seeking a highly skilled Operations Technician II to be a member of our Battleground, Washington. Reporting to the Manager of Operations, the primary purpose of the Operations Technician is to be responsible for the safe day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Battleground District.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs basic operations and maintenance tasks associated with the day-to-day operations
  • Perform preventive pipeline facility maintenance and work described under the job progression system for the pipeline technician job family
  • Interface with technical services, government agencies, emergency planning committees, emergency responders, landowners, contractors, etc...
  • Work after hours, on-call rotation, nights, and weekend shifts
  • Operate and maintain meter stations, pipeline facilities, corrosion control, and right-of-way maintenance
  • Ensure compliance with the federal industry regulators such as the Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) and others.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all related subsystems which include:  starting, stopping, safety shutdowns, and combustion controls
  • Maintain the integrity of assigned area through preventative and collaborative maintenance programs
  • Handle facility encroachment activities including pipe location, excavation, and inspection resulting from one-call notifications and/or direct calls.
  • Utilize basic technical and/or operation skills to perform routine tasks
  • Completes structured training program designed to provide interdisciplinary experience and to build strengths in areas that match career aspirations and needs of the Company
  • Recognizes the economic (Commercial) aspects of the job


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of one (1) year operations experience within natural gas industry.
  • Ability to wear safety gear, protective equipment, gloves, uniforms and other articles of safety clothing or gear as required by OSHA,DOT, and/or state and local regulatory agencies.
  • Possess a valid state driver’s license
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to interact with a variety of internal and external customers
  • Expect time commitments, activities, and issues to be outside the traditional district geographical boundaries.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of general computer applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), with the ability to learn company specific software programs.
  • Be willing and able to work after hours, on-call rotations, nights, and weekend shifts. This may require working holidays.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team setting and as an individual with minimal supervision
  • Be able to work in environmental extremes while operating hand and power tools, climbing ladders, and two-way radios
  • Be able to stand, walk, climb, bend, stoop, and squat for long periods of time


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Associates or Technical Degree in Mechanics, Process Technology, or related field
  • Two (2) years of Operations experience within the natural gas industry.


***Please Note:  This job will be filled at a level commensurate with education and experience. In addition, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required to the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice***



Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: N
Shift: S-8 Hour Schedule
Percent of Travel: Up to 25%
Relocation Offered: No
Talent Scout Amount: $0.00

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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