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Corrosion Technician

Company: Kinder Morgan
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Description

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 Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all activities related to corrosion control and pipeline integrity
  • 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 reports.
  • Design, install, operate, and maintain cathodic protection facilities, power lines, galvanic anodes, and internal corrosion control facilities
  • 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 shorts.
  • 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 operations.
  • Internal corrosion responsibilities include evaluating, developing and monitoring the internal corrosion control program for gas pipelines.
  • Gather and evaluate data, recommend, perform, and oversee mitigative measures.
  • Document all related work associated with performing and maintaining regulatory compliance and operating and maintenance procedures.
  • Lead efforts to design and implement effective long-term cathodic protection systems.
  • Prepare drawings, job specifications and contract bid documents
  • 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 itself.
  • 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

    Position Requirements

    Educational Requirements:
    • 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 instrumentation
        • 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 Abilities:
          • 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 program.
          • 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, etc
            • Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions, and ability to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist (occasional.
            • 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 university.
              • 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 being employed.
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