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Technical Services Supervisor

at Kinder Morgan, inc.

Posted: 7/23/2020
Job Reference #: 64379
Keywords: operations

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Functional Area:


Position Type:

Full Time

Experience Required:

3 - 5 Years

Relocation Provided:

May be Considered

Education Required:




Position Description

The Technical Services Supervisor is a member of our Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) Division 10 team based out of Enfield, Connecticut. The primary geographical coverage area is the Northeast region of the US including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Kinder Morgan offers a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, two retirement plans, paid holidays, and paid time off. Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America.

This is a great opportunity if you are an experienced Technical Supervisor, Plant Foreman, or you have previous experience as a Controls Engineer or Equipment Automation Specialist. To be considered for our Technical Services Supervisor position, click on Apply Now to sign-in or create an account to upload your resume.

Position Requirements

Provide leadership to and effective management of a team of Engineering Technicians and Controls Specialists. The Technical Services Supervisor provides technical guidance, problem resolution, design support, and supervision for safe operation, maintenance, testing, and repair of natural gas compressor facilities. Plant facilities that provide natural gas compression using internal combustion engines, turbine engines, and electric drive motors. Including plant ancillary equipment, automation & controls, emissions regulation, and Green House Gas reduction initiatives all in accordance with Company Standards. This position will be located in Enfield, CT.

Education Requirements:

A Bachelor of Science in engineering discipline or science field is preferred.

In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, an Associate’s degree with over five years of commensurate experience with emphasis in compressor station or power plant operation and maintenance, project management, and or plant automation will be considered.

Experience, skills, competencies, and knowledge:

Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document, and complete work efficiently with minimum supervision. Strong leadership skills and the ability to remotely supervise a highly technical staff spread out at multiple locations performing multiple tasks on a daily basis. Must be self-motivated and able to perform the required and expected duties with little or no direct supervision.

Supervisory experience with mechanical, controls, and pipeline systems is preferred.

Familiarity with centrifugal compressor, reciprocating compressors, gas turbines, two and four cycle gas engines, Bristol control systems, Allen Bradley control systems, ignition systems, pneumatic controls, gas measurement, vibration analysis, emissions testing, grounding, electric motors, cooling and heat exchanger systems, plant air systems, electrical systems, UPS systems, backup generators, and all other associated station support systems.
Develop & manage projects and O&M budget completing variance analysis and monthly forecasting.
Develop business cases in support of equipment modification, additions, and/or replacements.
Develop and/or review project scopes, review drawings, and engineering designs for new projects.
Analyze and review equipment and facility performance identifying opportunities for improvement through developing of enhanced operating/maintenance procedures and equipment modifications, additions or replacement.
Possess an understanding of engine exhaust emissions, use of catalyst and emissions testing requirements.
An understanding of applicable environmental regulation including GHG rules and OOOOa.
Ability to support the Development of field E&C Technicians across the division by working with plant management to identify technical training needs, and assist in the development and implementation of training programs.
Capability to lead testing and progression of division’s E&C techs for promotion.
Ability to create reports that measure key division statistics including, but not limited to, relating to reliability.
Demonstrates leadership to management and to build successful teams.
Ability to lead a highly technical staff that is spread out at multiple locations.
Provide technical advice and support to field operations and maintenance personnel.
Assist with planning and execution of engine overhaul and maintenance plans through data analysis and technical expertise.
Analyze equipment failures, develop corrective actions, and lead failure analysis teams.
Strong customer focus in dealing with operations, engineering, environmental, and other internal and external groups.
Maintains a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets, employees, and the general public.
Good computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, various operating systems, and other company software).
Solid communication (verbal and written), and interpersonal skills.

Physical demands:

Must be able to withstand extreme conditions; will work outside in all environmental conditions.

Must be able to frequently enter confined spaces, climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders, and walkways.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions, and 50 pounds from floor to waist.
Must be able to see, hear, walk, and talk effectively.

Working Conditions:

Required to carry a company-provided cell phone, and be available to respond during working hours, and non-working hours as needed.

Travel is required and anticipated as up to 30% on average, this includes out-of-town nights, sometimes on short notice, and occasional weekend travel.
The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed
The successful candidate will possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, as well as a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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