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Pipeline Technician


Maintenance Foreman


Field Operations


Pawnee, TX

Company & Culture

Headquartered in Houston, TX, Ensign Natural Resources is an exploration & production company expanding through asset acquisitions and development in the Eagle Ford Basin. Ensign believes in making disciplined investments, applying effective technology, and focusing on continuous improvement.

At Ensign, attitudes and behaviors that support our culture matter. Employees are expected to foster a culture of personal responsibility, courage and good judgement while pursuing excellence in all efforts through passion, determination, and continuous improvement.

Major Responsibilities

• Locate lines
• Execute Work Orders as directed by Maintenance Scheduler
• Operate and maintain pigging facilities and tank batteries
• Maintain, repair and modify equipment such as lines and vessels, fix leaks as needed
• Complete maintenance documentation in timely manner
• Keep equipment and tools clean and secure; maintain order in work areas
• Perform various construction projects
• Work with pipeline maintenance crews to perform maintenance and repair of pipelines, control valves, pumps, etc., as needed
• Check conditions of rights-of-way and all other aspects of pipeline
• Use proper lockout/tagout procedures
• Drive Company vehicle over various types of road conditions and terrain, including highways, rural roads with paved and gravel surface, and off road situations
• Know and follow SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
• Accurately complete time sheets, daily work sheets, DOT logs and tracking sheets
• May cross-train to learn duties of other plant and field personnel
• Perform additional required DOT tasks
• Keep Pigging current on all pipelines
• Perform calls to 811 before any digging occurs to ensure underground utilities are properly marked
• Know and follow all Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) policies at all times
• Know and use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times
• Exercise stop work authority in the event of unsafe conditions or situations
• Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor

Education, Experience & Skills

• High school diploma or equivalent
• At least 2 years or related experience required
• Must have a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record
• Proficiently operate power tools, air compressors and other shop equipment to recondition or make minor repairs to damaged parts
• Strong ability to understand and adhere to processes
• Must be able to promote cooperation and work effectively as part of a team
• Must be proficient in line locating

Physical Work Conditions

• Required to travel to field locations
• Able to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
• Able to lift/move up to 50 pounds on regular basis, and occasionally lift/ move up to 100 pounds
• Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, and color vision
• Able to deal with wet and/or humid conditions and extreme heat/cold
• Work environment may include moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic chemicals, airborne particles and moderate to loud noise, requiring consistent use of appropriate PPE

Ensign offers competitive salary, cash bonus and equity plans. The Company also offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical/dental/vision plans, company paid life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement plan contribution matching with 100% immediate vesting, paid vacation, sick time, and much more.

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