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Date: Aug 10, 2018

Location: Manassas, VA, US, 20108

Company: Williams

Operations Technician
ReqID: 95742
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Manassas , Virginia 20108
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:


We are currently searching for an experienced technician to perform tasks related to the maintenance and operation of natural gas compressor stations and associated pipelines. The successful candidate will be responsible for assigned projects and duties including but not limited to: mechanical and electrical maintenance, regulatory compliance and related documentation, general core pipeline and right-of-way maintenance tasks; and other functions as required.  The position is based in Manassas, Virginia, with travel expected to other District locations.



  • Operate, maintain and repair motors, compressors, pumps, valves, generators, engines and air compressors.
  • Operate, maintain and repair high voltage equipment including transformers, switchgear and breakers.
  • Manage third party encroachment activities to prevent damage to Williams Pipelines.
  • Provide direction to contractors on Williams’ damage prevention procedures, compliance, and right-of way maintenance requirements.
  • Troubleshoot and solve mechanical and electrical system problems.
  • Support project development and execution while working with cross-functional teams in E&C (Engineering & Construction), technical services, management, and compliance groups.
  • Work individually or in a team environment and be self-motivated to independently complete skill requirements and training.
  • Regularly perform a wide spectrum of non-routine, moderate to high-complexity assignments requiring technical evaluation, innovation, and judgment.
  • Safety is the highest priority at Williams, and a person's commitment to safe operations is a requirement for all applicants.  The ideal candidate will actively participate in safety meetings and develop knowledge in all company safety policies and industry safety standards.
  • Follow and support Williams Core Values and Beliefs, Environmental, Health and Safety and Compliance policies and practices.
  • Complete and comply with all OSHA, Environmental, Emergency Response, OQ skills and company assigned training.




  • A H.S. Diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in mechanical and electrical maintenance/troubleshooting
  • Possess good working knowledge of PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) regulations and state one-call policies.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and possess adequate PC skills.
  • Participate in Williams’ Operations Technician Progression Program.
  • Possess a valid state driving license and an excellent driving record.
  • Ability to climb stairs, ladders, stand, walk, bend, stoop, and squat and be able to carry and lift items that can weigh 50lbs.
  • Willing to occasionally work in extremely hot and cold temperatures.
  • Willing to work overtime as needed and routine on-call rotations.



  • Associate degree in a technical specialty.
  • Prior experience with gas compression and pipeline equipment, operations, and damage prevention.


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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