Operations Specialist - Hopkinton

Job ID: 22984

Position Description:

The Operations Specialist position is based out of Kinder Morgan’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) Hopkinton, Massachusetts Compressor Station located at 54 Wilson Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.  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.

To be considered for our Hopkinton, MA Ops Spec job click on Apply Now to sign in or create an account to upload your resume.  This is a great opportunity if you are an experienced Line Patroller, Pipeline Field Man, Natural Gas Operations Technician, Railway Engineer, Quality Tech, Corrosion Technician, Gas Mechanic, Turbine Mechanic, Controls Technician,  or similar. 

Primary Purpose:

The Operations Specialist will primarily be responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of natural gas compressor units, onsite power generation units, related ancillary equipment, and pipeline facilities. The successful candidate will be a strong team contributor with a proactive approach to balance planned and emergent work. Our Operations Specialists are responsible for operating, performing routine service and maintenance, troubleshooting and diagnosing turbine driven gas compressor sets, electric motors, reciprocating IC generators, pumps, valves, valve operators, relief valves, etc. Responsibilities also include performing operation and maintenance tasks on pipelines and pipeline related equipment.  A sample of responsibilities includes:

  • Maintain and contribute to the safe operation of Company assets
  • Train and qualify to complete relevant DOT covered tasks
  • Start, stop and operate centrifugal engine driven natural gas compressors to maintain designated operating parameters and meet customer demands
  • Complete general upkeep, housekeeping and maintenance of all facilities and equipment, including remote locations
  • Identify facility and equipment malfunctions and take immediate corrective action when safe to repair
  • Follow developed job procedures, site specific work plans and O&M policy
  • Identify areas for procedural improvements
  • Ensure cost effective operation and efficient performance of all engines and associated equipment
  • Continuously review facility operations and adjust for optimization
  • Assist with pipeline maintenance and project related activity including pigging, ILI, recoating, atmospheric painting, etc.
  • Complete detailed reports and documentation for record keeping
  • Maintenance and repair facility equipment (e.g. fork lifts, pneumatic pumps, air compressors, coolers, generators, motor control centers, etc.)
  • Contribute to creating, planning, forecasting and managing the district’s budgets
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with work group, service providers and larger audiences
  • Assist with one-call locates and pipeline damage prevention activities

Must be able respond to, and address, callouts and emergencies immediately during and after regular business hours including overnight.

Will require minimal out of town travel (1 week per year).

Our Operations Specialists come to Kinder Morgan from a variety of backgrounds, job titles, Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) and Career Management Fields (CMF).  Many of our employees are Veterans who transitioned from Active Duty or currently serve in the Reserves.  So whether you received your training while serving our Country in the military or while working in the private sector we encourage you to consider continuing your career as an Operations Specialist with Kinder Morgan.


Position Requirements:


Job Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document, and complete work with minimum supervision
  • Actively participate in safety programs and initiatives
  • Computer skills in common programs (MS Office) and willingness to learn various operating systems, and other company software
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals)
  • Aptitude to thrive in a team environment, take direction from supervisors or senior peers and contribute to a collaborative goal
  • Willing to accept mentoring and to mentor peers when working in teams
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Required to perform on-call / call out duties which will require carrying a cell phone
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the Company
  • Overtime and work after regular business hours is anticipated
  • Be available for shift work when applicable.
  • Keep required job schedule, focus on details, and follow work rules


Experience Requirements:

  • Knowledge of gas compressor and transmission pipeline systems operations
  • Knowledge of operating costs and best practices associated with natural gas pipeline equipment
  • Experience reading and interpreting blueprints, P&IDs, and other diagrams
  • Knowledge and experience in safe work practices when working around high pressure pipeline systems
  • Knowledge of company policies, procedures and practices, and regulatory and tariff requirements


Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to lift as much as 50lbs, bend/stoop, kneel and climb stairs/ladders
  • Ability to use hand tools and equipment, repetitive hand use such as simple grasp and twisting motion included

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

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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Kinder Morgan
Full time
Hopkinton, MA 01748, US