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Compressor Tech / Senior Compressor Tech

Date: Jul 28, 2020

Why Join New Mexico Gas Company?

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico Gas Company manages more than $1 billion of assets, including 12,000 miles of natural gas pipeline in a service area that covers 6,501 square miles, operates in 23 of the 33 counties in the state and supplies 60 percent of the population of New Mexico.

The ability to serve our 520,000 customers is rooted in the commitment of 700 employees across New Mexico. As we grow, we’re excited to welcome new team members who are committed to our purpose, values and our approach to business. Our ever-changing company is creating exciting opportunities for our workforce and the communities where we operate.

New Mexico Gas Company is proud to be an affiliate of Emera, Inc., one of the 20 largest energy companies in North America with $29 billion in assets, more than 7,400 employees and 2.5 million customers in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.

By joining the NMGC family, you can count on a safety-focused work environment, competitive pay and benefits and opportunities for training and personalized development to ignite your career.

Title: Compressor Tech / Senior Compressor Tech
Company: New Mexico Gas Company
Location: Star Lake
State and City: New Mexico - Star Lake
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days

 

This position will be open to internal and external applicants and will close Wednesday Augsut 5, 2020.

 

 

Compressor Tech

 

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

 

SUMMARY:

 

Under general supervision, performs routine, predictive, preventative, and emergency maintenance and repair of all compression, electrical generators, and station ancillary equipment.  Maintains station parts and supply inventories.  Ensures station compliance with all air quality permit, discharge permit and spill control policies and regulations.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Efficiently and safely operates centrifugal and reciprocating compressors to meet system and off-system supply needs

 

Operates electrical generators to meet station electrical demand

 

Operates all station ancillary equipment including pumps, water purification systems, filters, valves, measurement devices, coolers and fans

 

Performs general plant maintenance

 

Assists in data collection, documentation, maintaining records, and producing reports on work completed for Company, industry, and regulatory requirements

 

Performs facility maintenance and inspections by identifying and scheduling work, coordinating materials and supplies, performing maintenance and inspections, documenting work completion, and performing trend analysis to improve efficiency

 

Responds to transmission changes within area of responsibility to ensure continuous supply of natural gas to customers

 

Operates turbine and reciprocating compressors to meet system and off system supply needs

 

Operates and monitors process control systems, vibration monitoring systems, fire and gas detection systems, station emergency shutdown systems and compressor control systems

 

Maintains a safe work environment and ensures safe work practices

 

COMPETENCIES:

 

Knowledge of industrial mechanics, electronics, and electrical trades

 

Technical knowledge to safely operate various equipment and tools Ability to develop and maintain working knowledge of the Companys transmission systems and the guidelines and procedures associated with their operations

 

Ability to develop and maintain an understanding of all job specific test equipment and procedures, software programs for computer-based process control, vibration monitoring and compressor control systems, emissions control and monitoring systems, gas and fire monitoring systems

 

Knowledge of gas theory and technical terminology of the natural gas industry

 

Knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements of reciprocating and turbine natural gas compressors and ancillary equipment

 

Knowledge of material evaluation, acquisition, and handling

 

Knowledge of regulatory requirements and documentation

 

Ability to identify and correct unsafe or problem situations and report issues to supervision

 

Ability to effectively handle emergency situations

 

Highly motivated team player

 

Ability to maintain positive and productive working relationships with various individuals and groups

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

 

High school diploma or GED with one to four years of experience in compressor operations, engine, generator, turbine mechanics or electronics troubleshooting and repair, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

 

Satisfactory completion of the following Operator Qualifications:

 

Centrifugal and Reciprocating; Electric Compressor Operations; ESD Systems Fire Detection Systems; Gas Detection Systems; Generator Repair; Generator Operations; Remote Kill Systems; Instrumentation Repair; Remote Monitoring; Monitor Parameters; Operate Delta V;  Filter Operations; Reciprocating Compressor Repair; Remote Startup/Shutdown; Turbine Operations; Waukesha Operations; Valve Operations Inspection and Repair.

 

Must at all times possess a valid drivers license and meet the acceptable driving record requirements of the Company.

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

 

Ability to read, translate, and apply mechanical and electrical schematics and diagrams

 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, procedure manuals, or governmental regulations

 

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

 

Ability to effectively present information  in one-on-one and small group situations

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

 

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:

 

Ability to use a personal computer and word processing and spreadsheet software.

 

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:

 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several complex variables in standardized situations.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

Will be exposed to extreme heat and/or cold. (ambient temps. -40 degrees to +115 degrees Fahrenheit), (Engine temperatures. exceeding 1100 degrees Fahrenheit). Will be exposed  to high Noise Levels < 110 decibels. Will work with electrical voltages up to 480 volts AC. Ability to lift  up to 50 lbs. Will be exposed to outdoor elements  approximately 75% of the time. Will often work alone in remote locations.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 

Compressor station indoor/outdoor environment.  Must be available for callout 24/7 and for emergency response. Must be available to work weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule.

 

Senior Compressor Tech

 

SUMMARY:

 

Under limited supervision, performs routine, predictive, preventative, and emergency maintenance and repair of all compression, electrical generation and station ancillary equipment.  Maintains station parts and supply inventories, and ensures station compliance with all air quality permits, discharge permits, and spill control policies and regulations. Plans, schedules, organizes, and coordinates contractors and employees.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Participates in major projects at all compressor locations

 

Oversees the completion of any US Department of Transportation (DOT) covered tasks for employees and/or contractors that do not have Operator Qualifications

 

Operates turbine and reciprocating compressors to meet system and off-system supply needs in a safe and efficient manner

 

Documents, maintains records, and produces reports on work completed for Company, industry, and regulatory requirements

 

Performs facility maintenance and inspections by identifying and scheduling work, coordinating materials and supplies, performing maintenance and inspections, documenting work completion, and performing trend analysis to improve efficiency

 

Responds to transmission changes within area of responsibility to ensure continuous supply of natural gas to customers

 

Maintains a safe work environment and ensures safe work practices

 

Plans and implements training of other technicians

 

Assists in planning and preparation of capital and operational budget

 

COMPETENCIES:

 

In depth knowledge of Companys transmission systems and the guidelines and procedures associated with their operations

 

In depth knowledge of centrifugal engine and reciprocating engine and compressor repair

In depth knowledge of gas theory and technical terminology of the natural gas industry

 

In depth knowledge of regulatory requirements and documentation

 

Knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements of reciprocating and centrifugal natural gas compressors and ancillary equipment

 

Knowledge of material evaluation, acquisition, and handling

 

Knowledge of the capital budget process

 

Ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical generators, switch gears, and control systems

 

Ability to install and repair process control systems, compressor control systems, and fire and gas detection systems

 

Ability to solicit and analyze vendor and contractor bids

 

Ability to plan, schedule and coordinate employee and contractor work for efficient completion of equipment repair, replacement, installation, and removal

 

Ability to identify and correct unsafe or problem situations and report to supervision

 

Ability to effectively handle emergency situations

 

Highly motivated team player

 

Ability to maintain positive and productive working relationships with various individuals and groups

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

 

High school diploma or GED with five to eight years of experience in compressor operations, engine, generator, turbine mechanics or electronics troubleshooting and repair, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS.

 

Satisfactory completion of the following Operator Qualifications:

 

Turbine Engine Repair; Centrifugal Compressor Repair; Delta V System Repair; Generator Repair; Pressure Regulator Repair; Fire Detection System Testing and Repair; Gas Detection System Testing and Repair and Electric Driver Repair.

 

Completion of the following courses:  Solar Turbine Operations and Maintenance; Waukesha Engine Maintenance; Electronics Troubleshooting; Delta V Operations/Maintenance.

 

Must at all times possess a valid driver's license and meet the acceptable driving record requirements of the Company.

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, procedure manuals, or governmental regulations

 

Ability to read, interpret, and apply mechanical and electrical schematics and diagrams Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

 

Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

 

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume

 

Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:

 

Ability to use a personal computer and word processing and spreadsheet software

 

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:

 

Ability to define problems, collect data, analyze alternatives and reason.

 

DECISION MAKING:

 

Independently approaches decisions involving the definition and scope of projects, research methods used, and how to present information.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

Will be exposed to extreme heat and/or cold. (ambient temps. -40 degrees to +115 degrees Fahrenheit), (engine temperatures. exceeding 1100 degrees Fahrenheit).  Will be exposed to high noise levels < 110 decibels.   Will work with electrical voltages up to 480 volts AC.   Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.  Will be exposed to outdoor elements approximately 75% of the time.  Will often work alone in remote locations

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 

Compressor station indoor/outdoor environment.  Must be available for callout 24/7 and emergency response.   Must be available to work weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule.

 

New Mexico Gas Company (NMGC) offers a competitive Benefits package!!

  

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs and more!

  

NMGC and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our NMGC customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.

 

New Mexico Gas Company, Inc. (NMGC) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  

NMGC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

  

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at NMGC will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

 

 

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

  

  

ADA policy
It is the policy of NMGC to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.

  

Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.

 

Employment for this position will be contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment requirements, which include a background screen and drug test.  Also, pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 


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