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Pipeline Technician

Targa Resources
38001 FM 1379
Midland, TX 79706
United States

Oil Refining / Petroleum / Drilling
Job Start Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Heavy Travel

Job Description


The Pipeline Technician safely and efficiently operates field gathering and/or pipeline systems associated with the transportation of natural gas or natural gas liquids as directed by supervisor. This person has knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a field compression facility, processing plant, and/or pipeline system.

  • Responsible for overall operation of field gathering and pipeline systems.
  • Perform pipeline locates and monitor work of contractors and pipeline companies working around Targa pipelines and right-of-ways
  • Perform One Call locates, marking pipelines, and notification/close out as required.
  • Assist pigging operations as needed along with proper documentation and procedures
  • Manage inventory at assigned sites regarding: Glycol, Methanol, NGL’s, Produced Water
  • Monitor pipeline balances, estimate and/or calculate flow rates and total volumes.
  • Monitor pipeline conditions and recognizes flow restrictions in gas systems and take appropriate actions
  • Obtain data from electronic flow measurement (EFM) devices
  • Participates in preparation of field operating procedures and the training of co-workers in a safe and efficient operation practices
  • Perform minor repairs and assist with major repairs on compression and related equipment
  • Perform routine startup/shutdown of all field equipment and perform emergency procedures when required
  • Responsible for pipeline maintenance and monitoring including protection, corrosion monitoring, pipeline pigging, pressure maintenance, loss gas, line repairs, etc.
  • Responsible for starting and stopping of all station equipment, Dehydration operations and maintenance, and Maximize field compression efficiently
  • Technician will also be required to perform certain PSM functions and activities.
  • Testing for O2 and H2S levels in gas streams
  • Understanding of PLC’s and their functions, flow and temperatures and BTEX units.
  • Fill out applicable work/hot work permits, lockout/tagout documentation, attend and participate in tailgate sessions with others involved in work site activities
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
Minimum of 2+ years of related work experience.
Minimum High School Diploma or Equivalent
Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license to include a safe driving record satisfactory to the company.
Interpersonal communication skills are required in order to interface with all affected teams, personnel, and vendors.
Execute all maintenance activities related to plant maintenance and operation
Strong work ethic with demonstrated ability to effectively work with minimum supervision
Solid computer skills to include Microsoft Office Software
Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays, with the ability to respond to call outs as needed to fulfill business objective and the ability to work shifts for plant or field conditions.
Ability to lift, push, and pull at least a minimum of 50lbs.
Ability to work in changing climate conditions.
Able to work in close quarters: i.e., work while kneeling, squatting, sitting, climbing, and standing.
Follow and adhere to all applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines (ex: eye protection, hearing protection, footwear, FR clothing).
Regular and Reliable Attendance

Associate degree in pipeline technology or equivalent experience in field operations of pipelines including purging, hydrostatic testing and pigging procedures.
Ability to read and understand pipeline maps and alignment sheet
Experience performing one calls in the New Mexico and Texas areas
Certified Polyethylene Pipe Fusing
Pipeline Hot Tap Certification
H2S Certified
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Certified
Knowledge of various process instrumentation; pressure switches, pressure transmitters, temperature switches, temperature transmitters, flow switches, flow / differential pressure transmitters, vibration switches, vibration transmitters, Combustible Gas Detectors, H2S detectors, O2 Sensors and Moisture Analyzers.


Targa Resources provides equal employment opportunities based on merit, experience, and other work-related criteria and without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. We also strive to provide reasonable accommodation to employees’ beliefs and practices that do not conflict with Targa’s policies and applicable law. We value the unique contributions that every employee brings to their role with Targa.
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