Pipeline Technician Job at NGL Energy Partners LP, Carlsbad, NM

  • NGL Energy Partners LP
  • Carlsbad, NM

Job Description

Job Description

The Pipeline Technician will work under the Pipeline Operations Engineer. The Pipeline Technician will be responsible for performing duties related to general pipeline construction, operation, and maintenance of an oil and gas pipeline system.

General Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Works independently to repair and maintain all pipelines as needed and perform work incidental to the daily operations and maintenance of all pipelines under the direction of the Pipeline Operations Engineer.
  • Calibrates flow meters.
  • Troubleshoot, test, maintain, and repair pipeline equipment, which may include valves, operators, and filtration systems.
  • Drives product through the pipeline.
  • Responsible for checking connection points.
  • Verify accuracy of flow meters.
  • Coordinate with third party and company personnel for excavations, crossings, and digs of company pipelines.
  • Responsible for all duties associated to help maintain line integrity and safe operation.
  • Perform valve inspections and associated documentation to ensure proper operation.
  • Assist in new pipeline projects.
  • Provide status updates on current projects.
  • Ensure company safety standards are always reached.
  • Must attend all safety meetings and training.
  • Responsible to be to work on time and ready to work.
  • Regular attendance at the worksite is required.
  • Flexible work schedule may be required to work nights and weekends.

Position Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in oil and gas construction.
  • Strong leadership skills managing people and projects.
  • Experience in directing and overseeing the work of other employees.
  • Proficient spoken and written English.
  • Proficient in the use of computers, spreadsheets, and word processing.
  • Punctual, trustworthy, and reliable.
  • Courteous manners with the public and customers.
  • Ability to be a positive representative of the Company both internally and externally.
  • Very strong communication skills, both verbal and in writing.
  • Team player.
  • Must work well under pressure.
  • Must have the ability to make quick, wise, and effective decisions.
  • Ability to work with respect and cooperation at all times with fellow employees and customers.
  • Must be committed to working safely at all times.

  • High school diploma / GED required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years pipeline operation and installation experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Technical experience in pipeline automation is preferred.
  • Valid Driver's License and auto insurance required.


Up to 25% travel required. Requires the ability to travel to field locations where environment may vary significantly.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee must constantly position, transport and/or move up to 50 or more pounds. On occasion moving over 50 pounds will be required.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to:
    • Stand; walk; move across large areas including uneven terrain, sometimes quickly;
    • Be stationary for long periods of time;
    • Work in confined or restrictive working spaces;
    • Ascend stairs or ladders, work atop tanks, traverse metal walkways at heights;
    • Balance with equipment and while moving large and/or heavy objects;
    • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel;
    • Reach with hands and arms above the head and to ground level;
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl or otherwise reach into confined spaces;
    • Push and pull material and equipment from one place to another;
    • Communicate with and exchange information verbally and in writing;
    • Work using repetitive motion.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work requires physical efforts associated with using the computer and phones to access information.

Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is:
  • Occasionally in an office environment.
  • Occasionally exposed to work in high, precarious places.
  • Regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat.
  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, hand tools and small to medium-sized power tool use.
  • Occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
  • Regularly exposed to non-toxic propane fumes or airborne particles.
  • Regularly exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This position is required to be performed at the work site during regularly scheduled hours. Physical presence at the work site is required.

This job description is not intended to describe in detail the multitude of tasks that may be assigned, but rather to provide the incumbent with a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.

NGL is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. NGL will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NGL is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. Please contact us at askHR@nglep.com to request an accommodation due to a disability.

NGL participates in the federal E-Verify program. To learn more about E-Verify, please visit:

Job Tags

Outdoor, Flexible hours, Night shift, Weekend work,

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