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Mechanical Specialist West Clear Lake, TX

Kinder Morgan
Pasadena, TX 77502
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Position Description

Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. We own an interest in or operate approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and 157 terminals. Our pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, carbon dioxide (CO2) and more. Our terminals store and handle petroleum products, chemicals and other products.

Kinder Morgan is committed to being a good corporate citizen and conducting ourselves in an ethical and responsible manner. We spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year on integrity management and maintenance programs to operate our assets safely and to protect the public, our employees, contractors and the environment. Operationally, we continue to perform better than our industry peers relative to environmental, health and safety measures.

To be considered for our Mechanic Specialist job click on "Apply Now" to sign in or create an account to upload your resume. This is a great opportunity if you have experience performing maintenance and overhauls on compressors, reciprocating engines, turbines, pumps, and extruders from various manufacturers including Caterpillar, Ingersoll Rand, Clark Cooper Bessemer, and Solar or if you have similar experience working in Refinery, Manufacturing, Railroad or Pipeline industries or while serving our country in the Military.

Primary Purpose

  • Primary Purpose:
  • Repair and maintain mechanical equipment and/or auxiliary equipment.
  • Perform heavy mechanical maintenance and replacement of reciprocating and turbine engines and compressors, including prime movers and auxiliary units.
  • This position reports to a Crew Leader to ensure consistency in maintenance practices and detailed computer documentation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • These duties include assessing the condition of engine and compressor components as well as performing the required maintenance based on company standards and original manufacturer's specifications.
  • Identify, report, and assist in correcting safety and environmental concerns.
  • Complete appropriate documentation and paperwork timely and accurately.
  • Perform all work in compliance with company standards, procedures, and regulatory and tariff requirements.
  • Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.
  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance, and high level of performance.
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
  • Overtime may be required and is anticipated.
  • Required to carry a company-provided cell phone and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
  • This position requires the individual to follow all safety policies so that tasks and assignments are completed in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, with an emphasis on finishing each day injury and incident free.

Position Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required

Experience / Specific Knowledge:
  • Experience in mechanical maintenance of reciprocating/centrifugal compressor units. Also, preferably, experience with turbine engines, natural gas compressors, auxiliary engines, and related equipment.

Certifications, licenses and registrations:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver license, and maintain a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers

  • Strong mechanical skills and knowledge of compressor engines.
  • Preferably, experience with turbine engines, natural gas compressors, auxiliary engines, and related equipment.
  • Ability to operate forklifts and light industrial equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret various company policies and procedures, Operations & Maintenance (O&M) manual and blueprints.
  • Ability to respond in a timely manner to any emergency or after-hours calls.
  • Good communication skills - must be able to interface effectively with many internal and external customers, regulatory officials, company contacts and co-workers.
  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment, internal combustion engines, gas turbines, pumps, compressors, and related equipment.
  • Basic computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, operating systems, company software if applicable), trainable to custom software applications,
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals)
  • Customer focus.
  • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), focus attention on details, follow work rules, and adhere to required work schedules.
  • This individual will be responsible for administrative tasks including ordering and receiving required replacement parts, completing personal timesheets and expense accounts, and maintaining a company vehicle.
  • This position requires acting as a company representative when interacting with contractors and vendors.
  • This individual will be required to work effectively in a team atmosphere. A typical work schedule is Monday through Thursday, ten hours per day.
  • This position requires a significant amount of overnight travel, working other than normal hours, overtime, schedule changes, and the ability to respond to call-outs.
  • Promote and embody Kinder Morgan Core Values

Physical Demands:
This position requires manual dexterity and visual acuity, as well as the ability to:
  • Lift, pull, push, and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Exert up to 100 lbs. of physical force.
  • Stand, walk, kneel, bend, and squat for extended periods of time.
  • Twist head and back for extended periods of time.
  • Work in areas classified as confined space.
  • Climb and work from ladders, catwalks, staging, and platforms.
  • Ascend and descend slopes and ditches.
  • Work with hands above head.
  • Work lying on back
  • Work in adverse weather and/or extreme temperature conditions.

ADA Job Requirements: Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that the essential functions of the job can be performed and not hinder the employee's performance, mental, or emotional disability.

Working Conditions:

  • The individual will be working in an industrial environment, which includes engine rooms and auxiliary buildings
  • Must be available for callouts 24/7, except during company sponsored paid time off.
  • Position is based in West Clear, TX, reporting to the KMI Tejas West Clear Lake field office.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.
  • Overnight travel away from the reporting location is required up to 50% of the time.

The successful candidate will be required to clear a DOT drug screen and a complete background check after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed

Supervisory Responsibility:
This is not a supervisory position.

Preferred Education:

  • Ingersol HOS Compressor Set
  • Ingersol HHE Compressor Set
  • Caterpillar G3600 Master Mechanic Certification
  • Waukesha 7044 Knowledge
  • Caterpillar 3500 Knowledge
  • Ariel Compressor Knowledge

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned. Level will be commensurate with experience and skill set.

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.

Posted: 2020-02-02 Expires: 2020-03-02
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