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Operations Technician I (Jicarilla Trainee)

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Date: Sep 7, 2017

Location: Bloomfield, NM, US, 87413

Company: Williams


Operations Technician I (Jicarilla Trainee)
ReqID: 87721
Number of Openings: 3.0
Hiring Manager: Joseph L Pruitt
Location: Bloomfield, New Mexico 87413



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


Purpose & Scope:

Williams shall train members of the Jicarilla Apache Nation on a rotating basis in skills required to complete Williams’ Operations Progression Program for entry level positions in gathering and processing operations. The training provided in the Operations Progression Program will include instruction in some or all of the following natural gas gathering and processing disciplines: measurement, dehydration, corrosion, compression, pipeline construction, production, equipment maintenance, process operations, safety, and environmental regulations. Specific training provided to the trainees will be dependent on individual trainee assignments. Training provided through the Operations Progression Program will include a combination of on the-job and computer-based instruction, and will be consistent with training that is provided to all Williams’ trainees. Williams may retain flexibility in assignments as its business needs may dictate. Training locations will be determined by Williams, at Williams’ discretion, but will generally be based on the proximity of assigned locations relative to the trainees’ homes, Williams’ operational needs, and availability of trainers and training materials. The duration of individual training programs will be approximately six (6) months to twelve (12) months. In the event Williams does not elect to offer full employment to the trainee, the trainee relationship shall end, and the position may be filled by a new trainee.


Eligibility & Qualifications:

Any member of the Nation who is a high school graduate, who can meet physical requirements of participating in the Program, and is otherwise eligible for hire by The Williams Companies, Inc. shall be eligible for the Operations Progression Program.



Trainee will be required to provide his or her own transportation to/from the assigned work location. Trainee will be required to provide personal protective equipment, consisting of safety prescription glasses (if vision correction is required to perform duties), steel-toed footwear, and appropriate clothing. Williams will provide nonprescription safety glasses, hardhat, flame-retardant clothing (for plant-related training) and hearing protection consistent with the policies under which Williams provides such equipment to its regular employees.


Key Purpose and Scope of the Operations Technician Role

This position is responsible for the operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of equipment and instrumentation on selected natural gas and treating systems within the Four Corners Area. This position includes tasks related to natural gas treating and the maintenance and operation of gas treating and compressor stations. Individual is responsible for assigned projects and duties required, including: steam driven turbines; Gas fired turbines;  gas-fired/Diesel reciprocating engines;  Centrifugal and reciprocating compressors; Centrifugal and Positive displacement pumps;  Pipeline pigging; Exchangers and vessels; Boilers, HRSG heat recover steam generators, Waste heat recovery units; operating and maintaining glycol dehydration Systems; operating and maintaining Amine systems; Along with properly completing maintenance records, service reports and other required documents; and other functions as required.


Decisions and/or Business Results is this role Accountable for

  • Works under regular supervision with clearly stated guidelines
  • Regularly performs a wide spectrum of routine assignments. Develops knowledge and skill necessary to effectively perform in role.
  • Regularly called upon to make independent decisions and to coordinate activities of others. Thoroughly understands industry and system requirements. Has ability to produce results and to meet more complex goals.
  • Able to apply fundamental economic evaluations and to present recommendations.
  • Maintains confidentialities. Demonstrates professional conduct and business ethics.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in leadership, teamwork, interpersonal, communication and mentoring skills.
  • Readily identifies and promptly acts upon or efficiently organizes any efforts needed to address safety and operational efficiencies and protection of community, personnel, environment and assets.


The main areas of responsibility (key activities)

  • Facility integrity: Operate facilities within the regulations of PSM, DOT, RMP, and company or site specific procedures.
  • Generate and follow SIP required documentation and regulations required for projects: job plans, LOTO procedures, MOCRs, etc.
  • Generate and update operating procedures.
  • Completion of operational related work orders and action items.
  • Mechanical integrity. Pumps, compressors, exchangers, turbines, engines, Separation equipment, Treating and dehydration equipment.
  • Equipment health analysis and trending.
  • Perform truck terminal operations.
  • Troubleshoot and communicate equipment failures.
  • Perform or oversee daily maintenance tasks.



Critical Competencies required to perform this role effectively

  • Integrity and Trust
  • Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Perseverance
  • Strong Functional/Technical skills
  • Managing and Measuring  Work
  • Drive for Results
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Motivating Others



Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: N
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 25%
Relocation Offered: No
Talent Scout Amount: $0.00

Nearest Major Market: Farmington

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