Position Summary

The Pipeline Integrity Technician (PIT) is responsible for internal/external corrosion monitoring, maintaining pipeline cathodic protection equipment and collaborating with chemical companies to monitor/treat internal pipeline containments that could cause corrosion. 

Responsibilities

  • Monitor and maintain CP beds, rectifiers (voltage/current) and periodic surveys to determine pipelines are sufficiently protected. Ensure all readings are documented.
  • Work with engineering/designers on new CP construction, expansions and field verifications.
  • Inspects and monitors work of contractors performing pipe inspections electrical surveys and new bed installations.
  • Conducts sampling of liquids and solids recovered during pipe inspections and pigging operations to assure accurate laboratory analysis.
  • Monitors internal corrosion coupons / probes, chemical vendor reports, bacteria cultures, Fe losses and chemical treatment programs.
  • Recommends and monitors chemical treatments for various types of industry contaminants such as bacteria, emulsions, H2S, water, iron sulfide, etc.
  • Recommends maintenance pigging frequency and participates in conducting maintenance pigging.
  • Works with engineers’ operations and other Brazos personnel to plan integrity activities, identify threats of concern and recommend and implement measures to mitigate the threats.
  • Must be willing to respond to call-outs on a 24/7 basis and travel as needed to support other PIT’s and field operations.
  • Adhere to company, federal regulations and industry standards/guidelines

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED, required.
  • 3-5 years of comprehensive pipeline corrosion/integrity experience.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot various issues with chemical treating, rectifiers, interference and corrosion monitoring data.
  • Must have basic computer skills to use Company e-mail, Company issued software (Microsoft Outlook & Excel) and complete electronic activity reports.
  • NACE Certifications and Corrosion Technical training is a plus.