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Date: Jun 8, 2018

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77014

Company: Williams

Senior Operations Technician
ReqID: 99041
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Houston , Texas 77014
Operating Area/Functional Area: Atlantic - Gulf


Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in America. The backbone of Williams’ workforce is our technical and operations team. From processing plants to pipelines and compressor stations, we depend on the skills and dedication of our technicians to deliver the performance our customers expect. We’re looking for highly skilled technicians who will enjoy being part of a collaborative team. Hear from our employees on why they chose a career at Williams:


Our organization is seeking a highly skilled Senior Operations Technician to be part of our Houston, Texas team (Transco Station 35).  Reporting to the Supervisor of Operations, the primary purpose of the Operations Technician is to be responsible for handling of natural gas equipment as it related to engines/compressors, gas engines/compressors, electrical motors/pumps, and valves along with the maintenance and troubleshooting of all related subsystems, including start/stop, safety shutdown and combustion controls. In addition to performing operations-related duties.



  • Maintain and operate natural gas compressor station equipment, remote valve sites, and pipeline rights-of way. Accurately maintain and complete all maintenance records, service reports, and other required documents within Williams.
  • Operate and maintain meter stations, valves, pipes, pigging equipment, right-of-ways, and all other facilities as needed.
  • Perform calibration, troubleshooting, and repair activities associated with compressor stations.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all related subsystems which include:  starting, stopping, safety shutdowns, and combustion controls.
  • Maintain and operate auxiliary equipment (pumps, heat exchangers, filters, instrumentation, controls, etc.).
  • Maintain and operate remote valve sites. (Greasing, draining de-misters, checking reservoirs, etc.)Interface with technical services, government agencies, emergency planning committees, emergency responders, landowners, contractors, etc.
  • Handle facility encroachment activities including pipe location, excavation, and inspection resulting from one-call notifications and/or direct calls.
  • Respond to mandatory after hour work as needed for routine on-call rotations.




  • A High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • At least five (5) years of natural gas pipeline, plant maintenance, and/or oil and gas experience.
  • Possess knowledge of Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs) (Allen Bradley line), PLC programming, HMI proficiencies, Wonderware, and/or field I/O devices.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, climb stairs, walk and/or stand for long periods of time, withstand outside weather conditions.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work after hours, on-call rotations, which may require some nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in both a team setting and individually with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates an intermediate knowledge of general computer applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), but has the willingness and ability to learn company specific programs.
  • Willingness to follow and support company policies and procedures.



  • Two-year technical degree in instrumentation, electrical, mechanics, and/or related field.
  • At least seven (7) years of natural gas pipeline, plant maintenance, and/or oil and gas experience.
  • An I&E/Automation background is highly desirable.



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: Yes
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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