Operator, Plant (Elmendorf, TX)

Enterprise Products Partners
Published
November 25, 2021
Location
San Antonio, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Our services include: natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage; NGL transportation, fractionation, storage and import and export terminals; crude oil gathering, transportation, storage and terminals; petrochemical and refined products transportation, storage and terminals; and a marine transportation business that operates primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems. The partnership’s assets include approximately 50,000 miles of pipelines; 260 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals; and 14 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity.

  

The Plant Operator is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of cryogenic processing units, product pumps, compressors and pipeline systems via both computer control center and onsite operations.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Operate natural gas plant and pipeline equipment including, but not limited to: expanders, reciprocating natural gas compressors, gas fired turbines and centrifugal gas compressors, mole sieve dehydrators, fluid separation equipment, valves, gas measurement equipment, etc.
  • Operate plant equipment & system.
  • Start-up/Shutdown of plant equipment.
  • Adjust controls to operate equipment in the recommended or prescribed operating ranges.
  • Visually inspect equipment and controls at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.
  • De-pressure equipment and pipelines.
  • Operate valves.
  • Monitor plant and pipeline operations and respond to emergency or upset conditions.
  • Operate under Process Safety Management (PSM) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) required.
  • Implement safe work practices and participate in proactive safety culture while ensuring safety for the employee, public and environment at all times.
  • Monitor gas gathering system through DCS and SCADA systems and make calls to alert customers of situations that could affect gas deliveries.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and record keeping requirements are met and continually monitored.
  • Read, monitor and record various operating conditions such as pressure, temperature, hours of operations, fuel consumed, water levels, etc.
  • Perform minor maintenance on equipment including, but not limited to: expanders, reciprocating natural gas compressors, gas fired turbines and centrifugal gas compressors, mole sieve dehydrators, fluid separation equipment, valves, gas measurement equipment, etc.
  • Monitor, remove and replace filters, oil, chemicals, other lubricating fluids, gaskets, and valves as needed.
  • Maintain sites in a clean condition including picking up/taking out trash, control weeds and grassy areas, minor painting, etc.
  • Clean out site glasses as necessary.
  • Change out suction/discharge valves on natural gas compressors, light bulbs, gauges, and fuses.
  • Improve upon meeting the needs and demands of customers.
  • Maintain a near perfect driving record.
  • Direct and supervise contract labor involved in plant maintenance activities.
  • Collaborate with direct supervisor on new and improved ideas associated with an evolving plant and pipeline system.
  • Work a rotating 12 hour shift schedule.
  • Backfill other Operators as needed.
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