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Pipeline Technician

Field Operations
220234 Requisition #


This position is directly involved in the field operation of pipelines and facilities in the transportation and movement of natural gas and liquid NGL products. The Pipeline Technician must balance a high level of surveillance and maintenance to maintain the integrity of the pipeline system(s). The Technician will be expected to take a proactive approach in mitigating developing threats and ongoing events through close contact with the Pipeline Controllers. The Pipeline Technician must demonstrate the ability to recognize, analyze, and respond to abnormal conditions in a timely manner to minimize potential impact to people and the environment as well as eliminating risk to the liability of the company. The majority of these lines are PHMSA jurisdictional pipelines. This position will include daily travel via company supplied vehicle. The Technician is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the vehicle.


  • Preventive and corrective maintenance of the pipeline and pipeline facilities.
  • Troubleshoot, test, maintain, and repair pipeline and reciprocating compression equipment, which may include valves, valve operators, filtration systems, relief valves.
  • Perform periodic inspections and routine maintenance on the pipeline system and complete maintenance records, service reports, and other required documents.
  • Respond to Pipeline one calls and locates.
  • Train and Obtain DOT qualifications to perform certain DOT pipeline tasks.
  • Perform routine field startup/shutdown of pipeline facility equipment.
  • Recognize pipeline and pipeline equipment malfunctions.
  • Recognize danger signals from equipment and perform emergency repairs, which could include the shutdown of facilities and/or pipelines.
  • Prepares and analyzes recurring operational reports.
  • Prepares various ad-hoc reports including providing data for regulatory reporting.
  • Continuously review and monitor facility operations for optimization
  • Comply with all applicable safety and environmental regulations, local policies and procedures.
  • Interface with support personnel, operation, measurement, and instrumentation/electrical to resolve operational upset issues.
  • Training of co-workers in safe and proper job procedures
  • Attend all safety meetings and safety training as required by company.


  • Minimum of 1-5 year(s) 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 to interface with all affected teams, personnel, vendors and the public.
  • 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.
  • Follow and adhere to all applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines (ex: eye protection, footwear, Nomex).
  • Regular and Reliable Attendance



  • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot reciprocating compression.
  • Knowledge of CFR 49 Part 192 & 195, NACE, API, GPA
  • Ability to maintain maintenance records using Maximo.
  • Knowledge of pipeline activity reports and GPS systems
  • Ability to read and understand PIDs, pipeline maps and alignment sheets.
  • Knowledge of welding, pipe and pipe specifications
  • Knowledge of NDT, non-destructive testing
  • Knowledge of pipeline coatings, cathodic protection and corrosion control equipment
  • Knowledge of pipeline construction, ROW maintenance, third-party activities and encroachment
  • Knowledge of pipeline pigging operations, in-line inspection, smart pigs



  • Ability to lift, push, and pull at least a minimum of 75lbs.
  • Ability to work in changing climate conditions.
  • Able to work in close quarters: i.e., work while kneeling, squatting, sitting, climbing, and standing.
  • This position requires working outside in various weather conditions and in various areas where contact with local wildlife could be dangerous.



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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