Operations Technician I/II

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Objective: An Operations Technician I safely operates, troubleshoots, performs maintenance and completes repairs on compressor units, pipelines, and associated appurtenances and equipment


  • Maintains a safe operating environment; follows all applicable policies and procedures

  • Successfully completes assignments as directed and within established timeframes.  Accurately documents  information as defined.  Uses computerized database to receive work orders, and record repairs and task completion details

  • Operates, troubleshoots and performs preventative maintenance and minor repairs of pipelines and appurtenances, natural gas engines, electric motors, dehydration equipment, auxiliary equipment and gas compressors

  • Monitors availability of compressor units.  Records readings (pressures, temperatures, volumes, run hours, etc.) and records them as appropriate. 

  • Performs basic operational tasks such as blowing drips, line locating, emptying tanks, refilling fluids and inspecting tanks and facilities, checking tank and equipment fluid levels

  • Performs pipeline maintenance tasks such as leak surveys, leak repair, methanol injection, valve maintenance, pigging, and troubleshooting pipeline restriction and obstructions

  • Participates in on-call rotation schedule

  • May perform other duties as directed by supervisor

Required skills

  • Familiarity with: Federal Regulations Parts 192 & 195, gas engine and compression fundamentals, valve operations and fluid maintenance operations

  • Basic computer skills

  • Basic mechanical skills

  • Working knowledge of basic equipment and resources: gas trac, combustible gas indicator, pipeline locator, topographical maps and schematics, P&ID's and blueprints

  • Basic gas quality processing and conditioning skills

  • Valid driver's license (CDL license may be required depending upon location)

  • Ability to pass a physical capabilities test (which includes, but is not limited to, lifting and carrying 70 lbs., walking 1/2 mile at various inclines, etc.) necessary to demonstrate the physical ability to perform the essential functions of this job

  • Successful completion of applicable Operator Qualification training

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma

  • At least one year of experience in a related field or industry

  • At least one year of experience as a Compressor Roustabout preferred

  • Associate's degree in a technical discipline preferred


EQT Corporation and its subsidiaries is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer -- M/F/Disability/Veteran

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