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Date: Apr 14, 2017

Location: Ellicott City, MD, US, 21042

Company: Williams

Operations Technician
ReqID: 78921
Number of Openings: 1.0
Location: Ellicott City, Maryland 21042
Operating Area/Functional Area: Atlantic - Gulf


Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in the United States. We take the welfare of our people seriously and are fully committed to the health and safety of our workforce. This commitment extends to every office and asset where we operate.  We need your expertise to serve as a change leader, educator, advocate, consultant and mentor as part of our organizational safety culture.
Hear from our employees on why they chose a career at Williams:



Our Organization is seeking a highly skilled Pipeline Technician III to be part of our Eastern Interstates, Maryland District.  As a Pipeline Technician at Williams working from our Ellicott City location, the successful candidate will be responsible for handling of natural gas as related to Reciprocating and turbine engines/compression along with the maintenance and troubleshooting of all related subsystems, including start/stop, safety shutdown and combustion controls.  



  • Provide expertise in operating and maintaining all the equipment in the Eastern Interstates, Maryland District. This equipment includes meter stations, pipeline facilities, and corrosion control and right-of-way maintenance.
  • Perform preventive pipeline maintenance and work described under the job progression system for the pipeline technician job family.
  • Handle facility encroachment activities including pipe location, excavation and inspection resulting from one-call notifications and/or direct calls.
  • Interface with technical support, shared services, government agencies, local emergency planning committees, emergency responders, on-call agencies, landowners, and contractors.
  • After hour work as needed and routine on-call rotations are mandatory with some out of area travel requirements.
  • Safety is the utmost priority and a demonstrated minimum requirement for all applicants.




  • Previously obtained a minimum of three and a half (3) years’ experience with the oil and gas field, or related industry
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent two-year technical school degree in mechanical, air craft mechanics, electronic instrumentation
  • Have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Application and PC skills
  • Have a valid State Operators Driving License and excellent driving record
  • Be willing to work after hours, on-call rotations, nights, and weekend shifts
  • Be willing to travel up to 25%
  • Possess adequate communication skills
  • Participate in the Operations Development Plan (ODP)
  • Be willing to work in extremely hot and cold temperatures, loud noises and enclosed spaces
  • Ability to carry and lift items that can weigh 50 lbs. or more
  • Be able to stand, walk, climb, bend, stoop, and squat for long periods of time
  • Be able to work in environmental extremes while operating hand and power tools, climbing ladders, and two-way radios
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Team Oriented, and the ability to work well with others
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and initiative skills



  • Holds a minimum total of five (5) years’ experience as a Pipeline Technician
  • Possess an Associates’ degree in electric instrumentation, diesel/diesel-electric and/or aircraft mechanics.


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
Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

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