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Energy Transfer Partners, LP

Pipeline Controller A

Energy Transfer Partners, LP - Houston, TX

Energy Transfer Partners - We are one of the largest Master Limited Partnerships with one of the most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States, totaling more than 71,000 miles of natural gas, crude oil, natural gas liquids and refined products pipelines, traversing 36 states with associated terminalling, storage and fractionation facilities.

Primary Responsibilities

As a Pipeline Controller he/she will be responsible to direct the overall safe and efficient movement of finished petroleum products and crude, with strict adherence to Federal regulations as well as company standards, throughout the eastern area pipeline system.

The scope of the Pipeline Controller’s duties begins with the initial custody transfer and ends when the product/crude is safely and efficiently delivered via pipeline to the Shipper's final destination.

Directs, controls and monitors the delivery and change of product at remote locations utilizing computer controlled field equipment.

Initiates pump and delivery schedule changes, monitors tank inventories, meter counts, line pressures and temperatures.

Responsible for identifying operational problems and to dispatch field personnel to problem areas over a 2,650 mile pipeline system.

Utilizes continuous discretion to initiate changes of pump and delivery schedules to maintain overall delivery schedule, product quality, safe operating conditions and a cost-efficient operation.

Responsible for monitoring tank inventories and for the appropriate handling of shippers’ products both into and out of attended and unattended storage facilities.

Minimum Requirements

Associate’s degree, preferably in a technical discipline, or equivalent experience

Four years pipeline controller or relevant work experience.

Proven analytical and judgment skills; extremely detail-oriented; high level of communication and interpersonal skills.

Must be an independent thinker with the ability to make sound, logical decisions.

Good computer skills.

Ability to work 12-hour rotating shifts which include holidays, weekends and evening/midnight shifts.

Ability to pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and process management aptitude test ( COBRA

) is required to be considered for this position.

Must have basic skills in Arithmetic (add, subtract, multiply, and divide), Scales (read scales, graphs and charts), and Tables (read tables quickly and accurately).

Equivalent work experience could be beneficial; however, these positions require a specific training period, regardless of prior experience. During the training period this position is under close supervision, following specific detailed instructions; and work is closely reviewed. Successful completion of skill and knowledge assessments is required to graduate from the Trainee position.

Preferred Experience

Associate’s degree

prior pipeline or refining industry experience

computer controlled production and/or computer process control experience

Special Considerations

This position is responsible to protect the public, the environment and the financial performance of the company’s pipeline operations.

The actions and decisions of the incumbent during crisis situations must be made at the highest professional level showing excellent judgment and understanding of the pipeline operations.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet

Job Location

Houston, Texas, United States

18 days 3 hours ago

Energy Transfer Partners, LP

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Location: Houston, TX

Company Profile:
Energy Transfer is a Texas-based company that began in 1995 as a small intrastate natural gas pipeline operator and is now one of the largest and most diversified investment grade master limited partnerships in the United States. Growing from roughly 200 miles of natural gas pipelines in 2002 to approximately 56,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), refined products, and crude oil pipelines today, the Energy Transfer family of partnerships remains dedicated to providing exceptional service to its customers and attractive returns to its investors.