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Corrosion Technician

Operating across 11 states, Tallgrass is a growth-orientedmidstream energy operator with transportation, storage, terminal, water,gathering and processing assets that serve some of the nation's most prolificcrude oil and natural gas basins.
We were named to Colorado's Top Workplaces list for the pastthree consecutive years. Tallgrass strives to create an environment where allemployees feel they are safe, respected, that their contributions are valued,have equal access to growth and development opportunities. Our Total RewardsPackage is comprehensive and competitive - designed to meet the needs of ouremployees and their families. We offer our employees competitive basepay; an annual discretionary bonus; paid time off for vacation, sick time,holidays, birth or adoption of a child, serious illness, and bereavement;Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; a generous 401K savings plan;company-paid Life insurance, Short and Long term disability insurance; FlexibleSpending and Health Savings Accounts; Employee Assistance Programs; IdentityTheft Protection; and Critical Health and Accident insurance.
Corrosion Technician Primary purpose:
To provide a high level of technical support on a regionalor system basis relating to corrosion control and pipeline integrity. Design and maintain cathodic protection andinternal corrosion control facilities. Conduct internal and external specialized corrosion tests on steelstructures. Level 1 is an entry level position with approximately six to twelvemonths of training/work experience in order progress to next level.
Corrosion Technician Essential duties and responsibilities:
Responsible for all activities related tocorrosion control and pipeline integrity, including design, installation,operation, and maintenance, cathodic protection facilities, power lines,galvanic anodes and internal corrosion control facilities.
Monitor the condition of the pipeline throughpipe-to-soil potentials, visual inspection, examination of coupons, data fromin-line tools, etc.
Monitor electrical isolation and identify pointsof electrical shorts.
Conduct various tests, measurements, and surveysto ensure efficient operation of cathodic protection facilities.
Lead efforts to design and implement effectivelong term cathodic protection systems. Prepare drawings, job specifications and contract bid documents.
Assist E&C and Engineering personnel withthe evaluation / development / implementation and maintenance of facilitygrounding systems.
Identify, report and correct safety andenvironmental concerns.
Complete appropriate documentation andpaperwork.
Oversee the construction and/or work activitiesperformed by third parties.
Perform all work in compliance with Companystandards, procedures, and regulatory and tariff requirements.
Demonstrate performance toward operationalexcellence.
Mentor fellow employees when the opportunitypresents itself.
Deal with a wide variety of people with tact,courtesy and professionalism.
Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone,using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully.
Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and aconsistently high level of performance.
Will work non-traditional hours as needed.
Will maintain Operator Qualification on allassigned covered tasks as determined by direct Supervisor.
Maintain a high regard for personal safety, forthe safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
Other daily, weekly, monthly or special projectduties as identified and defined.
CORROSION TECHNICIAN JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum requirements:
Education:
Associate's degree from an accredited institution in a technical field or a related discipline.
Experience/Specific Knowledge:
Understand and operate all corrosion relatedinstrumentation.
Good record of safe work practices.
Working knowledge of environmental and safetyaspects of coating projects.
Ability to complete work assignments withminimal supervision in an acceptable time frame.
Ability to operate and maintain chemicalinjection and pressure access equipment.
Ability to estimate installation, operating andmaintenance expenses associated with corrosion systems.
Intermediate proficiency level in MS Officeapplications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, Access,PowerPoint and Outlook.
Certifications, Licenses & Registrations:
May be required to achieve and maintaincertifications as required to perform job duties.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver'slicense and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (fortravel).
Competencies, Skills & Abilities:
Basic math skills (addition, subtraction,multiplication, division, fractions, decimals).
Good verbal and written communications skills.
Strong customer focus and attention to detail.
Must be able to perform all essential andmarginal functions of the job.
Must be able to work with a team, take directionfrom management, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details,and follow work rules.
Ability to successfully perform multiple taskswith strict deadlines.
Ability to organize and prioritize daily work.
Job level commensurate with experience and skillsets; position will be filled depending on qualifications, experience and skillsets of the successful candidate.
Physical Demands:
All of the physical requirements listed below are those thatmay be necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.
Sitting; standing; walking or moving throughoutfacility; driving; talking; seeing (specific vision abilities required by thisjob include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,depth perception and ability to adjust focus); hearing; feeling; bending orstooping; squatting or crouching; reaching; kneeling; pushing; pulling; abilityto lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
Must be able to sit for prolonged periods oftime.
Working Conditions:
Varying working conditions from office settingsto working outdoors in inclement weather conditions
Working with and around industrial hazards.
Frequent travel, sometimes overnight, may berequired.
Occasional overtime may be required.
Living environs will be relevant to the worklocation to address call outs and emergency response.
May be required to carry a cell phone, and beavailable to respond during working and non-working hours.
The successful candidate will be required toclear a drug screen and a complete background check, including credit reportfor certain positions, after an offer has been extended and prior to beingemployed.
Supervisory Responsibility:
None
PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS,COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Above the minimum requirements; not required butadvantageous in this position:
NACE certification
Experience in all phases of corrosion controland pipeline integrity as described in the Job Responsibilities.
Experience with CPDM and RStreng.
Previous working knowledge of AC and DCelectrical systems, corrosion related portions of NEC, and NACE standards.
Prior knowledge of company policies and DOTregulations.
Knowledge and experience with safe handlingpractices of products (gas and liquids).
Other responsibilities:
The above statements describe the general nature and levelof work being performed. This positionmay perform other duties as assigned.
Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP is an equal opportunityemployer. Qualified applicants areconsidered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationalorigin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical ormental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V

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