Pipeline Technician

Pipeline Technicians are responsible for delivering operability aspects of a Pipeline Network from design through construction to commissioning and operation.

Personal requirements of a Pipeline Technician may include:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Project and commissioning experience
  • Technical expertise and competence in gas pipeline operations and compression
  • Coaching, teaching and mentoring experience
  • Sound Analytical and decision making skills
  • Project Management supervision associated with pipelines and compression

Pipeline Technicians may complete the following tasks:

  • Monitor meters and pressure gauges to determine consumption rate variations, temperatures, and pressures
  • Turn knobs or switches to regulate pressures
  • Adjust valves and equipment to obtain specified performance
  • Move controls and turn valves to start compressor engines, pumps, and auxiliary equipment
  • Operate power-driven pumps that transfer liquids, semi-liquids, gases, or powdered materials
  • Clean, lubricate, and adjust equipment, and replace filters and gaskets, using hand tools
  • Maintain each station by performing general housekeeping duties such as painting, washing, and cleaning
  • Submit daily reports on facility operations
  • Record instrument readings and operational changes in operating logs
  • Respond to problems by adjusting control room equipment, and/or instructing other personnel to adjust equipment at problem locations or in other control areas
  • Read gas meters, and maintain records of the amounts of gas received and dispensed from holders
  • Take samples of gases and conduct chemical tests in order to determine gas quality and sulfur or moisture content, or send samples to laboratories for analysis
  • Connect pipelines between pumps and containers that are being filled or emptied

This occupation requires relevant experience and/or on-the-job training.