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Date: Aug 3, 2018

Location: Pearsall, TX, US, 78061

Company: Williams

Operations Tech Sr
ReqID: 97442
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Pearsall, Texas 78061
Operating Area/Functional Area: West

Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in the United States. 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 Operations Technician Sr. to bring compression expertise in the Eagle Ford franchise. The overall purpose of the Operations Technician Sr. is below:



  • Maintain reciprocating compressors
  • Maintain and operate rotating mechanical equipment
  • Develop and optimize rotating equipment PM schedules
  • Coordinate maintenance activities utilizing computer based maintenance systems
  • Maintain and repair TEG, chemical and submersible pumps.
  • Procure maintenance materials and parts with minimal support from supervisor
  • Coordinate system shutdowns, (new connects, leak repair), line pressure maintenance (pigging, balling, drip removal), lock out/tag out, hydrate, mitigation, excavation activities, and dew point monitoring and various other duties as assigned
  • Maintains confidentialities, while demonstrating professional conduct and business ethics
  • Work independently under minimal supervision
  • Regularly perform a wide spectrum of non-routine, moderate to high-complexity assignments, which require technical evaluation, innovation and judgement
  • Able to make independent decisions, as well as, coordinate activates of others
  • Thoroughly understands industry and system requirements
  • Gather accurate data and completes daily reports
  • Participate and successfully complete all required training within Williams’ Operations Development Plan
  • Participate and successfully complete all assigned training
  • Maintain pipeline right-of-ways and all associated operational tasks
  • Operate, inspect and maintain high pressure pipelines, valves, regulators, and related instrumentation in compliance with DOT and OSHA and PHMSA regulations
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Lead Operator and/or the Supervisor of Operations
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures


Required Qualifications  

  • Five years’ experience as compressor mechanic
  • Full and comprehensive understanding of LOTO
  • Embrace Safety and Environmental compliance as their number one priority
  • Must possess compression knowledge and expertise
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Knowledge of natural gas equipment including:  Pipeline Operations, Dehydration, Separation, Compression, and Measurement devices
  • Intermediate level knowledge and experience within a Gas Gathering System or similar role
  • Possess knowledge of preventive and predictive maintenance
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Ability to read prints, drawings, and technical manuals
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and possess basic computer skills
  • Ability to interface with landowners, regulatory agencies, and other
  • Makes decisions related to own work, but receives guidance from supervisor to determine the appropriate alternatives
  • Good organizational and customer relations skills
  • Must be willing to work overtime and handle call-outs as needed
  • Must live or relocate within a 1 hour response time of job assignment


Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical certification or equivalent training in a mechanical environment or energy related field
  • Advanced level knowledge and experience within a gas gathering system or similar role


Physical Requirements

  • 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 
  • Must be able to talk, listen, and speak clearly 
  • 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.)
  • Must have ability to get in and out of vehicles regularly and ride over rough road


***This job description is designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned 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.

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