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Manager - Technical Services Bloomington or Sacramento

Company: Kinder Morgan
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position Description

Primary purpose:

  • The primary purpose of the Manager - Technical Services position is to provide technical oversight and management of all Region facilities Major Maintenance and Capital projects. The Manager - Technical Services must have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of technical, operational and administrative responsibilities of project management and must exhibit leadership, analytical/decision making and managerial skills. He/she will perform specific duties as assigned which may include acting as a liaison between Field Operations, Products Movement and Engineering in order to maintain efficient project execution and resolve any difficulties relating to scheduling and quality control issues. The Manager - Technical Services may also assist in supervising functions related to outside contractors working on company property in order to protect company interests.
  • This position can be located in either Sacramento or Bloomington, CA. Essential duties and responsibilities:
    • Assists in the supervision of Regional Maintenance Technicians to achieve goals within budgeted funds and available personnel; assists in planning and organizing workloads and staff assignments, reviews progress, implements changes in priorities and schedules as directed to assure work is completed in an efficient and timely manner.
    • Participates in the selection/promotion of staff, salary change considerations, and disciplinary matters. May assist in resolving grievances, as well as in providing training and motivation to make full use of individual capabilities and to meet changing system demands. May assist in orientating new employees as to procedures, policies, location and operation of equipment. Assists in coordinating safety and emergency response training and programs.
    • May assist in developing figures for capital and operation budgets based on staffing and resources requirements, cost estimates, and objectives and goals. Assists in monitoring and documenting expenditures, assuring compliance with approved budget and staffing levels.
    • May assist in development of short and long range plans, goals and objectives for terminal or station operations. Remains current on developments in the field. Assists in the coordination of department services with other departments, governmental agencies, and customers.
    • May assist in the development, review or updating of site specific maintenance procedures. May then be involved in training and tracking of training of Regional Maintenance Technician personnel and conducting reviews to verify adherence to company procedures.
    • Assists in coordinating with Products Movement Department regarding schedules, equipment shutdowns, and any other variables affecting pipeline operations in order to minimize down time and throughput loss. Ensures compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations affecting pipeline operations including EPA, DOT, federal and state OSHA, IRS and SCAQMD.
    • Assists in coordinating projects initiated by engineering, regional staff or local area staff, and other activities with Engineering and Products Movement departments.
    • Use of KM programs such as OpsInfo, ISNetworld and DuPont to track and verify compliance on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.
    • Coordinates work assignments for all assigned personnel to include routine and/or preventative maintenance to reduce overall operating costs for all facilities within the assigned area. This includes development of programs, tracking work and evaluating progress and savings.
    • Consistently maintain and demonstrate a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
    • Troubleshoot, repair, maintain and calibrate equipment such as: pumps and motors, mainline and manifold control valves, turbine and positive displacement meters, proving equipment, tank gauging equipment, pressure and temperature gauges and SCADA equipment, as well as the equipment SCADA interfaces withResponsible for the development and maintenance of Spare Parts List and Pump and Motor Book for the Region.
      • Reviews Conceptual and Developmental Corporate Projects for Regional input.
      • Coordinates all drawing reviews with Corporate Engineering
      • Coordinates Outside Services for Technical and Maintenance Support.
      • Reviews all new equipment recommendations and testing of new equipment.
      • Maintains, and repairs electrical equipment including but not limited to: Valve actuators, medium voltage switch gear and substation equipment, motor circuit protectors, motor control centers, truck loading equipment and control systems, remote station control systems, pressure transmitters, tank level measurement systems, tank high level alarm systems, electronic and PLC based controllers, digital display equipment, lighting circuits, safety systems and devices including pressure and shutdown devices, teletype, SCADA transmission equipment as well as automated fire control system.
      • Maintains records as required by Department of Transportation for designated equipment and devices.
      • Maintains maintenance and repair records for area equipment.
      • Must maintain accurate inventory control of critical spare parts for the Region
      • Assist in training of other technicians in all aspects of maintenance.
      • Performs other related duties as assigned OTHER DUTIES:
        • Supports all regional projects and works with other station personnel when the need arises.
        • Assists with corporate engineered projects as requested including pre-operational testing, startup and commissioning
        • Works with vendors and their technicians on new and repaired or upgraded equipment
        • May be asked to inspect and document contract work on company assets.
        • Supports company and contract inspectors on area and regional projects.
        • Performs preventive and predictive maintenance on various terminal and mainline equipment as requested.
        • Will become familiar with Computer Based Maintenance Management System and functions.
        • Maintains a lubrication schedule on various terminal and mainline equipment.
        • Works with assigned company Radiation Officer to ensure periodic testing of devices are completed as required.
        • Factory Acceptance Testing of new equipment (FAT).
        • Performs other related duties as assigned.

          Position Requirements

          Minimum requirements:

          This position can be located in either Sacramento or Bloomington, CA.
          • High school diploma or equivalent required.
          • A Bachelor of Science degree in Management or Engineering or other technical field preferred or equivalent professional experience. Experience / specific Knowledge:
            • A minimum of 5 years, well-rounded experience in terminal or pipeline operations is highly desirable and should include specific working experience with Products Movement, mechanical maintenance, lead responsibilities, and ideally, familiarization with legal and environmental requirements affecting terminal and/or station activities. Should be able to demonstrate effective use of time management in order to properly identify priorities and to ensure that all job requirements are satisfied.
            • Able to read and understand electrical schematics and ladder diagrams, mechanical drawings, aerial strip maps and maintain as-built drawings for them.
            • Experienced with installation, maintenance, and repair of refined petroleum products pipeline systems and equipment for station and terminal operations (experienced technicians).
            • Knowledge of occupational hazards and required safety precautions, DOT requirements including those related to calibration and maintenance records, safety inspections and reports.
            • Excellent work ethic, self motivated and assertive style. Certification, licenses, registrations:
            • A satisfactory driving record as determined by the Company and a current, valid State driver's license are required.
            • If the employee is subject to license or certification requirements or training as stipulated by local, state or federal agencies or the Company, now or in the future, compliance is required under this job description.Competencies, skills, and abilities:Knowledge of:
            • Management and supervisory principles and practices.
            • Refined petroleum pipeline facilities - operation, equipment requirements and products movement.
            • General engineering practices, including drafting, piping, valves, hydraulics, etc.
            • Practices, principles, procedures, regulations, and techniques as they relate to all functional areas.Ability to:
            • Plan, organize and oversee assigned work programs, including monitoring project and employee work schedules and evaluating the performance of subordinates.
            • Analyze and evaluate operations and develop and implement corrective action to resolve problems.
            • Implement planning activities.
            • Establish and maintain effective and working relationships with managers, other supervisors, employees, customers outside agents.
            • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, including as such relates to technical issues pertaining to area of responsibility.
            • Physically perform the essential job functions.
            • Apply good math skills for calculating and conversion work.
            • Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, and Outlook.
            • This position requires considerable skill in dealing with a wide range of authority levels, both inside and outside the organization. Internal contacts include all regional personnel, Orange Office employees, senior management, shipper representatives, military contact, governmental agency personnel, city officials, outside contractors, etc.
            • Well-balanced interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communications skills are required.
            • Must be accountable and take direction from Managers, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
            • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks are essential.
            • Must be a problem solver with the ability to find resolutions.
            • Must be self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision and/or direction.
            • Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with co-workers, clients, vendors, and regulatory agencies. Physical demands:
            • Employee must be physically capable of completing and satisfying all training requirements as stipulated by local, state or federal agencies and/or Company Policy.
            • Exposure to smells and fumes associated with refined petroleum products. Working Conditions:
            • Position subject to use of cell phone for 24-hour call-out and call-back and may require extended periods of overtime.
            • Must be ready to respond at any hour of the day or night to emergency situations and participate as required with emergency response (integrated contingency plan) activities. This includes being in possession of required equipment and tools, designated forms, policies, regulations, and manuals.
            • Position may require prolonged periods of sitting in order to accomplish administrative duties (reading/reviewing documents, writing, typing and/or operating a computer, using the telephones, etc.) Occasional periods of bending, squatting, lifting (Up to 50 lbs), or climbing are required and would more often be associated with activities taking place outside the office. Extended driving and/or walking could also occur, especially to remote locations and/or booster stations. Occasional overnight travel required.
            • The majority of the typical work day is spent in an office environment, though this may change, depending upon the location assignment. For work performed out of doors, weather conditions vary and can be extreme, depending upon location assignment and may include severe seasonal changes which are primarily influenced by geographic location.
            • Position requires exposure to some refined oil products that contain chemicals which may be related to certain types of illnesses or reproductive toxicity. Some emit vapors under certain conditions, are flammable and may be explosive under certain circumstances.
            • Extended sun exposure is possible. Supervisory responsibility:
            • YesThe above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.Pay range is $112,000 to $168,000 per year. This position includes a discretionary annual incentive plan. Job level and pay commensurate with experience and skill set.

              Kinder Morgan, Inc. offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits offered for this position may include the following: health care benefits including medical, prescription drug, dental , and vision coverage; Flexible and Health Spending Accounts; Life and Accidental Death and Disability insurance; Supplemental Life and Accidental Death and Disability insurance for employee and dependents; retirement benefits including a 401(k) with employer and employee contributions and a company-funded pension plan; paid time off; paid holidays; a flexible work schedule and many voluntary benefit plans. Kinder Morgan is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V

              EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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