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Operations Technician (Gathering)

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Date: Oct 18, 2017

Location: Wamsutter, WY, US, 82336

Company: Williams

Operations Technician (Gathering)
ReqID: 89021
Number of Openings: 1.0
Location: Wamsutter, Wyoming 82336
Operating Area/Functional Area: West


Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in North America. At Williams, we’re focused on being great. If you are a high-performer and are committed to contributing to something much bigger than yourself, you are going to love working here. We’re well positioned to help meet the growing demand for natural gas as a cleaner-burning domestic energy source.
Hear from our employees on why they chose a career at Williams:


Summary and Purpose Statement

Our organization is seeking a highly qualified Operations Technician II (Gathering) to be a member of our Wamsutter, Wyoming team. The overall purpose of the Operations Technician is to provide reliable gathering services to our customers.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain dehydration equipment, pumps and methanol injection.
  • Coordinate system shutdowns, (new connects, leak repair), line pressure maintenance/pigging operations, 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 associated DOT and OSHA regulations
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Supervisor of Operations
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, operate, maintain, inspect, test, and calibrate electronic flow meters, associated measurement and communications equipment, control and relief valves.
  • Collect gas samples


Minimum Qualifications

  • Embrace Safety and Environmental compliance as their number one priority
  • 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 defined geographic areas


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 and Environmental Factors

  • 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 will be filled at a level commensurate with experience. In addition, 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: S-8 Hour Schedule
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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