Company: Kinder Morgan
Posted on: January 26, 2023
The Corrosion Technician position will be based out of one of
Kinder Morgan's Southern Natural Gas (SNG) compressor stations in
Greater Birmingham or as far east as Pell City depending on the
candidate's location. This is a Monday through Friday position with
some on-call responsibilities nights and weekends. This position
covers Kinder Morgan and Southern Natural Gas (SNG) compressor
stations, meter stations and pipelines in Central Alabama. Kinder
Morgan offers a robust benefits package including medical, dental,
vision, life insurance, two retirement plans, paid holidays, and
paid time off. Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy
infrastructure companies in North America. To be considered for our
Birmingham, Alabama Corrosion Tech job click on Apply Now to sign
in or create an account to upload your resume. This is a great
opportunity if you are an experienced Corrosion Technician,
Operations Specialist, Equipment and Controls Technician,
Maintenance Manager, Natural Gas Operations Technician, Railway
Engineer, Quality Tech, Industrial Electrician or similar. Primary
Purpose: Provide a high level of technical support on a regional or
system basis relating to corrosion control and pipeline integrity.
Design and maintain cathodic protection and internal corrosion
control facilities. Conduct internal and external specialized
corrosion tests on steel structures. Essential Duties and
- Responsible for all activities related to corrosion control and
- Cathodic protection includes gathering annual pipe-to-soil
surveys, gathering rectifier readings and troubleshooting rectifier
units, performing interference testing, and recommending,
designing, overseeing installation, completing as-built drawings
for needed cathodic facilities, and completing project closure
- Design, install, operate, and maintain cathodic protection
facilities, power lines, galvanic anodes, and internal corrosion
- Monitor the condition of the pipeline through pipe-to-soil
potentials, visual inspection, examination of coupons, data from
in-line tools, etc.
- Monitor electrical isolation and identify points of electrical
- Conduct various tests, measurements, and surveys to ensure
efficient operation of cathodic protection facilities.
- Atmospheric corrosion duties include performing coating
evaluations and providing technical assistance to district
- Internal corrosion responsibilities include evaluating,
developing and monitoring the internal corrosion control program
for gas pipelines.
- Gather and evaluate data, recommend, perform, and oversee
- Document all related work associated with performing and
maintaining regulatory compliance and operating and maintenance
- Lead efforts to design and implement effective long-term
cathodic protection systems.
- Prepare drawings, job specifications and contract bid
- Assist E&C and Engineering personnel with the evaluation /
development / implementation and maintenance of facility grounding
systems as needed.
- Perform coating evaluations for atmospheric corrosion control
and prepare mitigation plans.
- Participate in PHMSA inspections.
- Inspect 3rd party construction / work activities
- Mentor fellow employees when the opportunity presents
- Must be available to respond to "Special Permit" designated
rectifier failures within 2 working days unless back-up
arrangements are made.
- Be willing to travel overnight for training and to assist other
corrosion technicians as needed
- Other duties as assigned
- Minimum High School diploma or equivalent with 1-3 years of
corrosion experience. Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a
driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.
- Achieve and maintain all qualifications, certifications, and
progression requirements applicable to the job classification
- Completion of any site specific technical training that may be
applicable Experience / Specific Knowledge:
- Understand and operate all corrosion related
- Working knowledge of environmental and safety aspects of
pipeline coating projects
- Proficient with computer skills (MS Office, operating systems,
company software, and technical systems)
- Basic Math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication,
division, fractions, decimals, etc) Competencies, Skills, and
- Must respond to, and address, callouts and emergencies during
and after regular business hours including after dark hours, which
requires carrying a communication device
- Ability to complete work assignments with minimal supervision
in an acceptable time frame
- Ability to operate and maintain chemical injection and pressure
access equipment if required
- Ability to estimate installation, operating and maintenance
expenses associated with corrosion systems.
- Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document,
and complete work independently.
- Ability to successfully work in team environment.
- Overtime and overnight travel will be required.
- Must be able to work with a team, take direction from
supervisor(s), prioritize work schedule, focus attention on
details, and follow rules.
- Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing.
- Safe work practice and active participation in the safety
- The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug
screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been
extended and prior to being employed.
- Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets.
- Knowledge of company policies and PHMSA regulations.
- Must be able to pull a small trailer and operate an ATV/UTV as
required. Working Conditions / Physical Demands:
- Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions
- Must be able to frequently, enter confined spaces, climb to and
work from elevated platforms, excavated areas, ladders, walkways,
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward
positions, and ability to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist
- May work in low-lit areas Preferred Experience, Skills and
Knowledge (above the minimum requirements; not required, but
advantageous in this position)
- A two year technical degree in, electrical, electronics,
corrosion, or equivalent from an approved and accredited college or
- NACE certification
- Experience in all phases of corrosion control and pipeline
integrity as described in the Job Responsibilities
- Experience with CPDM and Kapa
- Working knowledge of AC and DC electrical systems, corrosion
related portions of NEC, and NACE standards
- Knowledge and experience with safe handling practices of
products (gas and liquids).
- Approved educational courses in all phases of corrosion
including internal, external, and atmospheric corrosion. The above
statements describe the general nature and level of work being
performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned. Job
level commensurate with experience and skill sets. The successful
candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete
background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to
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