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Date: Oct 19, 2017

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76103

Company: Williams

Operations Technician III
ReqID: 88621
Number of Openings: 1.0
Location: Fort Worth, Texas 76103
Operating Area/Functional Area: West


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 qualified Operations Technician III to be a member of our Ft. Worth, Texas team. Reporting to the Supervisor of Operations, the primary purpose of the Technician is to be responsible for the safe operations, maintenance, calibration of assigned measurement equipment and maintain and/or operate pipeline facilities and their ancillary equipment (pumps, filters, instrumentation and controls, etc.), piping, valves, separators, meters, auxiliary generators, etc. in a reliable, safe, and efficient manner, and in accordance with Williams’ policies, practices, standards, and programs assets.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of Gas Measurement associated with the following: day-to-day upkeep and calibration of analytical sampling, and  measurement and telemetry equipment
  • Work after hours and on-call rotation schedule as needed. This may require some nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Responsible for the safe installation, operations, maintenance,  calibration, troubleshooting, and repair of analytical, measurement, communication, and instrumentation and controls equipment
  • Support and troubleshoot the monthly gathering system balancing reviews of assigned geographical area.
  • Install, operate, maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot, and repair meters and EFM’s on wellheads, pad levels, and custody transfer orifice and ultrasonic meters.
  • Schedule witnessing of Custody Delivery Point Meter Calibration, Inspection, and Sampling. 
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting, programming, and maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Reads, comprehends and utilizes operations and maintenance manuals.
  • Communicate with Gas Control to control operating pressures, flows and temperature conditions so that they stay within safe and efficient operation ranges.
  • Maintains critical operating data relating to system flows, pressures and temperatures.
  • Actively participates in process hazard analysis, operability reviews, and design reviews for new and existing facilities.
  • Actively participates in new and existing facility commissioning and start-up activities.
  • Coordinates personal assignments to ensure continued safe and effective operation of facilities. 
  • Willingness to mentor and assist in the development of peers, special projects, and facility design considerations.
  • Communicate company safety expectations to customers, contractors, and general public
  • Plan maintenance and troubleshooting activities for compressor station and/or associated production and pipeline facilities
  • Install new measurement and analytical equipment necessary to accommodate field and plant operations
  • Program, calibrate, and repair various pneumatic and electronic instruments related to measurement, PID Loops, and control systems  
  • Audit vendors to meet company specifications; routinely monitor services provided by third party vendors to maintain company PSM and Pipeline Safety standards
  • Develops and/or maintains spreadsheets, EFM programs, and other electronic files including calibration and testing software, remote communications software, measurement data files, and work planning/documentation files. 
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards, NEC/NFPA Codes, and company measurement procedures  
  • Respond to call-outs during evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Minimum Qualifications

(Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of five (5) years Measurement experience within the oil and gas industry
  • Ability to wear safety gear, protective equipment, gloves, uniforms, and other articles of safety clothing or gear as required by OSHA,DOT, or other regulatory agencies. 
  • Demonstrates an intermediate knowledge of general computer applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), but has the willingness and ability to learn company specific programs
  • Must have specific knowledge of all related facilities. Examples: EFM, SCADA, pipeline pigging, ESD systems, valves & valve actuators, liquid injection, etc.
  • Be able to learn a complex onshore/offshore pipeline system and is able to interpret flows/pressures as a basis for decision making
  • Demonstration of strong mechanical knowledge and relevant experience
  • Experience with and understanding of new facility commissioning and start-up activities
  • Ability to work after hours, on-call rotations, which may require some nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Ability to work in both a team setting and individually with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent communications skills by providing detailed technical information to supervisors, co-workers, and outside parties by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Ability to interface with measurement function software systems, run reports and interpret reports to support intermediate  and more advanced measurement support duties.
  • Demonstrate the ability to train and mentor others.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Two-year Associates or Technical degree in Instrumentation, Electrical, or Mechanical related field.  
  • Seven (years) Measurement experience within the oil and gas industry


Physical Requirements and Environmental Working Conditions:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with Williams and other federal, state, and local regulatory agencies
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperatures due to weather conditions and operating equipment
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Must be able to use physical force to lift, push, pull, and hold equipment and tools
  • Ability to work indoor and outdoor in and/or around industrial and electrical equipment
  • Must be able to regularly bend, stoop, move from ground level to high levels, raise/lift from ground level and lift up to 50lbs
  • Must wear safety equipment while working, and must be able to lift and put on emergency apparatus and/or protective equipment when needed 
  • Ability to climb and work at various heights, as well as, work in a standing, sitting, lying down, crouched or kneeling position
  • Ability to work in confined spaces (i.e. tanks, between compressors, vessels, etc.)


Please note 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: 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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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