Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Our services include natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage; NGL transportation, fractionation, storage and import and export terminals; crude oil gathering, transportation, storage and terminals; petrochemical and refined products transportation, storage and terminals; and a marine transportation business that operates primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems. The partnership's assets include approximately 50,000 miles of pipelines; 260 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals; and 14 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity. The Senior Corrosion Technician is responsible for all facets of field executed corrosion prevention duties including: cathodic protection, internal corrosion control, atmospheric corrosion control, protective coating and linings, materials selection and design/project support. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Ensuring the integrity of the pipeline system through standard industry utilized corrosion prevention techniques.
Ensuring compliance with all Company policies and/or procedures associated with pipeline integrity/corrosion control including Operator Qualification requirements.
Maintaining compliance with all guidelines set forth by regulatory agencies that govern pipeline corrosion control related activities.
Designing, installing and maintaining corrosion control systems for all assigned Company assets.
Conducting annual cathodic protection surveys and maintaining the appropriate records/documentation.
Performing and/or coordinating bi-monthly rectifier and critical bond inspections and maintain the appropriate records/documentation.
Performing stray current interference tests and correcting identified interference issues.
Directing and inspecting new cathodic protection system installations.
Performing in-depth tests and analysis of areas with pipe to soil potentials that do not meet established criteria.
Performing pipeline-coating tests and inspecting coating applications.
Preparing and submitting, in a timely manner, records for all surveys, tests, work progress reports and/or other corrosion related documentation.
Monitoring, documenting and coordinating treatment for internal corrosion.
Performing corrosion defect assessments.
Actively supporting all corrosion control related activities associated with maintenance and new construction projects.
Assisting with the preparation of job plans, negotiating contracts, budgeting and forecasting costs associated with corrosion control activities.
Communicating and working well with local Operations and Maintenance groups and other Corrosion Prevention/Pipeline Integrity personnel and management.
The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:
A minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D. or equivalent is required.
A minimum of an Associates of Applied Science degree, with additional or higher levels of NACE certification and corrosion control related experience, is preferred.
A minimum of 10+ years of corrosion control related experience is required.
A NACE Corrosion Technician certification is required.
Competent electrical knowledge including: AC, DC and electrochemical theory is preferred.
Competent knowledge of pipeline operations and the characteristics of products transported by pipeline are preferred.
Competent knowledge in all facets of corrosion control with in depth understanding of corrosion mechanisms and mitigation techniques is required.
Strong initiative and excellent communication skills, both verbal and in writing, are required.
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, changing environment with strong analytical and time management skills is required.
Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.), corrosion database software and associated field computers are required.
Ability to proficiently utilize corrosion related testing equipment including, but not limited to: multi-meters, reference electrodes, current interrupters, pipe and cable locators, chart recorders and data loggers is required.
Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% of the time is required.