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Pipeline Technician

Eastern, PA

GEM Global Search and Consulting Group is currently seeking a Pipeline Technician for our client based in Eastern PA.

Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain natural gas pipeline systems in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) under CFR 49 Parts 191 & 192.
  • Ability to immediately pass tests to become Operator Qualified in performing many tasks on natural gas pipelines.
  • Must pass drug test and be subject to random testing.
  • Patrolling natural gas pipelines.
  • Performing leak surveys using a flame ionization unit.
  • Inspect, test, and rebuild pressure regulators (pilot operated).
  • Operate, refill, and small repairs to odorization equipment.
  • Operate and maintain glycol bath heaters used to heat natural gas.
  • Inspect and maintain pipeline valves.
  • Test cathodic protection systems and identify atmospheric corrosion issues.
  • Record keeping of all testing and patrols.
  • Utility line locates with pipeline location equipment.
  • Gas compression operations and inspection.
  • Routine maintenance to grounds of pressure reducing/meter stations.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years of field experience operating natural gas pipeline facilities and equipment.
  • Experience performing preventative maintenance and repairs on pressure regulators, valves, compressors, and bath heaters —- components of natural gas pipeline systems.
  • Knowledge of PHMSA pipeline safety regulations and procedures for gathering, distribution, and transmission lines.
  • Experience with the design and construction of natural gas pipeline systems is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel.
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