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Instrumentation and Control Technician

Company: Plains
Location: Cotulla
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Type:RegularPlains All American (PAA) is an industry-leading transportation and midstream provider specializing in transportation, storage, processing and marketing solutions for crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). We own an extensive network of pipeline transportation, terminalling, storage and gathering assets in key crude oil and NGL producing basins and transportation corridors and at major market hubs in the United States and Canada. On average, PAA handles more than 6 million barrels per day of crude oil and NGL in its Transportation segment. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.We are looking for highly-motivated individuals who enjoy working as part of a team in a dynamic and entrepreneurial work environment. Our Operations department is a talented group of professionals who are committed to conducting our business in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the public, our employees and contractors, our assets, and the environment. We want consistent and predictable operations done the right way, every time.Job Purpose/Summary: -This position will perform scheduled and non-scheduled electrical maintenance and repairs on company equipment in the field, tank farms, pump stations, control center, offices and other company facilities. - Position will require a working knowledge of electrical and SCADA equipment and will be subject to call outs for work associated with Plains field operations and/or emergency response.Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining 4,160 Vac, 2,400 Vac, and 480 Vac main line station equipment.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot Variable Frequency Drives, PLC's, Motor Control Centers, Radio communications, multistage centrifugal pumps, and general station equipment.
  • Read and understand P&ID drawings, electrical schematics, mechanical schematics and technical operational manuals.
  • Perform documentation required by Plains and other regulating agencies as required.
  • Work and communicate safely and effectively with field operations, fellow employees, contractors and the general public.
  • Subject to call outs, travel and overtime for work associated with Plains field operations and/or emergency response.
  • Any other pipeline related duties as assigned by the Operations Supervisor.Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required:
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Technical degree or 2 years related field work experience
    • General pipeline knowledge and working experience with medium voltage equipment up through 4,160 Vac.
    • State electrician license preferred along with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) knowledge and industrial electrical training.
    • Know basic NEC code requirements and specs associated with pipeline operations as well as all applicable governmental regulations
    • Familiar with basic tools and electrical tools and familiar with different electrical test equipment associated with meters, meggers and scopes.
    • Able to read and comprehend technical operational manuals, do load studies and related calculations.
    • Ability to complete Haz-Mat training, safety programs, and meet minimum DOT qualifications and able to obtain any other Operator Qualifications as deemed necessary by the Operations Supervisor
    • Good oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interface with individuals inside and outside the company
    • Able to speak, read and write English and perform basic math.
    • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license to operate company vehicles.
    • Occasionally lifts or carries moderately heavy equipment or parts and positions then during maintenance activities. - May have to work in confined spaces, working and stooping, kneeling, bending, and walking distances in all types of terrain.
    • Frequently works in open environment with extremes of heat and cold, often in proximity to high voltage and/or chemicals, which requires safety accommodations such as protective clothing and equipment.Our employees drive our success. At PAA hard work is rewarded with competitive compensation and a top-tier benefits program designed to keep you safe, healthy and happy. We work hard to deliver the best results to our stakeholders and we also respect our employees need for personal and family time, which is reflected in our great benefits program.Salary details estimated by job boards such as Indeed, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn do not represent Plains' compensation structure. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. -By submitting your resume, you consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of the personal information provided during the application and selection process. Learn more.External Field

Keywords: Plains, Laredo , Instrumentation and Control Technician, Engineering , Cotulla, Texas

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