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ROW-Inspector--Military-veterans-preferred

Company name
Kinder Morgan

Location
Fairfield, CA

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Position Description:
Primary purpose:\u2022 The primary function of the ROW Protection Inspector is to perform daily surveillance of \u201cproject impacted\u201d pipeline systems in order to protect and ensure the integrity of the pipeline system by avoiding third party damage. The ROW Protection Inspector assists in the development of various ROW-related field agreements, as well as handles complex situations involving ROW encroachments. The ROW Protection Inspector provides assistance and/or relief for the Line Rider as needed including but not limited to processing one call tickets, marking pipeline and patrolling ROW. Additional responsibilities include oversight of certain ROW maintenance projects, as well as certain capital and maintenance improvement projects. The ROW Inspector may also be asked to assist local operations from time to time as needed. Essential duties and responsibilities: \u2022 Provide support to Management and ROW personnel. \u2022 Inspect the assigned area of the pipeline, either by vehicle or by foot, for leaks and other irregularities. \u2022 Determines when to pothole or expose pipeline for future work. Also determines whether to permit a third party to continue a project on Company property or Right-of-Way or to stop such activities in order to protect the pipeline. \u2022 Checks and records line locator and GPS equipment as per a predetermined schedule. \u2022 Acts as liaison on behalf of the Company with public utility personnel, property owners and general contractors regarding construction projects within pipeline easement and Right-of-Way. \u2022 Participate in support of decisions regarding KM's ROW and cross-country pipelines, (e.g. development agreements, easement forms, pond agreements, crossing agreements, applicable technical standards). \u2022 Review pre-job conferences, meetings with outside agents, underground contractors, utility personnel, etc. \u2022 Performs pipeline identification based on requests, including locating and marking lines. Utilizes electronic locating equipment and/or a probe in conjunction with drawings to confirm pipeline location. May direct backhoe operator in location identification when all of above information is used. \u2022 Maintain working knowledge of regulatory (DOT, OSHA, etc.) requirements and industry standards (e.g., API, Common Ground Alliance) and recommended practices, and KM standards and practices associated with damage prevention; integrates new requirements into the maintenance and protection of pipelines. \u2022 Recognizes the scope of work performed by third parties and also the limits of what third parties may and may not do on Company property or Right-of-Way in order to protect the pipeline. \u2022 Checks area for Underground Service Alerts (USA) and arranges meetings as necessary with contractors and others regarding digging procedures, etc. Some contacts may be satisfied by phone. \u2022 Completes various internal forms associated with O&M procedures and submits as appropriate in a timely manner. \u2022 Completes required reports and notes activity by handwritten entry into a daily log or electronically in the Kinder Morgan One Call System (KMOCS). \u2022 May be required to check area for One Call Alerts and arrange meetings as necessary with contractors and others regarding digging procedures, etc. Some contacts may be satisfied by phone. May also assist in field delivery of legal notification to third parties. \u2022 May be required to receive and physically respond to Line Flier reports in order to confirm irregularities and initiate requests for repair. \u2022 Consistently maintain and demonstrate a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets, employees, and the general public. OTHER DUTIES o Repairs equipment such as electrical test stations (ETS) if needed at booster stations and various pipeline locations. o Periodically may assist pipeline maintenance with various tasks such as clean, buff and recoat pipe and install pipeline markers. o Housekeeping as requested by management and participate in special projects and other assignments.

Position Description:
Primary purpose:\u2022 The primary function of the ROW Protection Inspector is to perform daily surveillance of \u201cproject impacted\u201d pipeline systems in order to protect and ensure the integrity of the pipeline system by avoiding third party damage. The ROW Protection Inspector assists in the development of various ROW-related field agreements, as well as handles complex situations involving ROW encroachments. The ROW Protection Inspector provides assistance and/or relief for the Line Rider as needed including but not limited to processing one call tickets, marking pipeline and patrolling ROW. Additional responsibilities include oversight of certain ROW maintenance projects, as well as certain capital and maintenance improvement projects. The ROW Inspector may also be asked to assist local operations from time to time as needed. Essential duties and responsibilities: \u2022 Provide support to Management and ROW personnel. \u2022 Inspect the assigned area of the pipeline, either by vehicle or by foot, for leaks and other irregularities. \u2022 Determines when to pothole or expose pipeline for future work. Also determines whether to permit a third party to continue a project on Company property or Right-of-Way or to stop such activities in order to protect the pipeline. \u2022 Checks and records line locator and GPS equipment as per a predetermined schedule. \u2022 Acts as liaison on behalf of the Company with public utility personnel, property owners and general contractors regarding construction projects within pipeline easement and Right-of-Way. \u2022 Participate in support of decisions regarding KM's ROW and cross-country pipelines, (e.g. development agreements, easement forms, pond agreements, crossing agreements, applicable technical standards). \u2022 Review pre-job conferences, meetings with outside agents, underground contractors, utility personnel, etc. \u2022 Performs pipeline identification based on requests, including locating and marking lines. Utilizes electronic locating equipment and/or a probe in conjunction with drawings to confirm pipeline location. May direct backhoe operator in location identification when all of above information is used. \u2022 Maintain working knowledge of regulatory (DOT, OSHA, etc.) requirements and industry standards (e.g., API, Common Ground Alliance) and recommended practices, and KM standards and practices associated with damage prevention; integrates new requirements into the maintenance and protection of pipelines. \u2022 Recognizes the scope of work performed by third parties and also the limits of what third parties may and may not do on Company property or Right-of-Way in order to protect the pipeline. \u2022 Checks area for Underground Service Alerts (USA) and arranges meetings as necessary with contractors and others regarding digging procedures, etc. Some contacts may be satisfied by phone. \u2022 Completes various internal forms associated with O&M procedures and submits as appropriate in a timely manner. \u2022 Completes required reports and notes activity by handwritten entry into a daily log or electronically in the Kinder Morgan One Call System (KMOCS). \u2022 May be required to check area for One Call Alerts and arrange meetings as necessary with contractors and others regarding digging procedures, etc. Some contacts may be satisfied by phone. May also assist in field delivery of legal notification to third parties. \u2022 May be required to receive and physically respond to Line Flier reports in order to confirm irregularities and initiate requests for repair. \u2022 Consistently maintain and demonstrate a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets, employees, and the general public. OTHER DUTIES o Repairs equipment such as electrical test stations (ETS) if needed at booster stations and various pipeline locations. o Periodically may assist pipeline maintenance with various tasks such as clean, buff and recoat pipe and install pipeline markers. o Housekeeping as requested by management and participate in special projects and other assignments.

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Position Requirements
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\t\t\t\t\tMinimum requirements: Education: \u2022 High School Diploma or equivalent required\u2014Technical training and/or College a plus. Experience / Specific Knowledge: \u2022 Requires a minimum of 3 years of experience in pipeline construction, maintenance, or operations environment. \u2022 Must pass and maintain all applicable Operator Qualification requirements associated with pipeline protection. \u2022 Must have thorough knowledge of ROW and pipeline damage prevention policies and procedures, damage maintenance, be familiar with pipeline locating equipment and materials, and be current with new technologies and their possible applications to KM\u2019s operating systems. \u2022 Must quickly become knowledgeable of all applicable federal and state relations, most notably, Part 195 of the Code of Federal Regulations. \u2022 Must have experience in reading construction drawings. \u2022 Must have general construction safety knowledge. Certification, licenses, registrations: \u2022 A satisfactory driving record as determined by the Company and a current, valid State driver's license are required. \u2022 Satisfactorily obtaining or already possessing a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card is a condition of employment. TWIC card is obtained by submitting an application, background check, and having fingerprints taken. \u2022 If the employee is subject to license or certification requirements or training as stipulated by local, state or federal agencies or the Company, now or in the future, compliance is required under this job description. Competencies, skills, and abilities: \u2022 Strong verbal and written communications skills are required. Must be able to read and comprehend written documents, instructions and directions, as well as be able to accurately pass on information and instructions to co-workers. \u2022 Strong interpersonal skills. Position requires tact and diplomacy in dealing with outside parties, which must also be balanced by standing firm when company personnel, property or equipment needs to be protected. \u2022 Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, and Outlook. \u2022 Must be able to pass Operator Qualification requirements (OQ). \u2022 Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with co-workers, clients, vendors, and regulatory agencies. \u2022 Must be accountable and take direction from Managers; keep required work schedules, which include regular and predictable job attendance; focus attention on details; follow work rules. \u2022 Must be self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision and/or direction. \u2022 In order to meet the various maintenance and general operational requirements, a mechanical aptitude is necessary. \u2022 Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks are essential. \u2022 Must be a problem solver with the ability to find resolutions. Physical demands: \u2022 Employee must be physically capable of completing and satisfying all training requirements as stipulated by local, state or federal agencies and/or Company Policy. \u2022 Work is performed outside in varying and sometimes extreme weather conditions. \u2022 Inspection of pipeline may involve a variety of terrain, including open trenches of varying depths. Depending upon the location assignment, walking the line may entail working around moderate to heavy traffic conditions when pipelines are located within public through streets. \u2022 To perform job functions and responsibilities, you may be required to: o Walk long distances, including to remote areas where footing may be unsteady o Dig with a hand shovel and probe to locate pipe, which requires good physical strength, constant hand, arm and leg movements, often for extended periods. o While performing duties of the job, incumbent may be required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, and/or crouch; for extended periods of time. Working Conditions: \u2022 Significant overnight [ /- 50%] travel required. \u2022 Position subject to 24-hour call-out, including nights, weekends, and holidays. \u2022 Overtime required and extended work hours in cases of emergencies. \u2022 Typically will be required to work alone (unsupervised). \u2022 Employee is required to carry cell phone and be responsive to after hour emergencies and other work related calls, at night, weekends and holidays. \u2022 Extended hours required in emergencies, on projects and/or other related circumstances at unspecified frequency. \u2022 Work is both inside and outside, completely dependent on need and location. Incumbent will be exposed to both hot and cold climates and will be required to work in both desert and rainy environments. \u2022 Exposure to smells and vapor associated with refined petroleum products. \u2022 Climatic conditions are determined by location assignment and may include severe seasonal changes including both winter conditions with frequent snow or extreme summer heat and sun, depending upon geographic location. \u2022 Drives a 4-wheel vehicle up to several hours per day. Must be able to drive pipeline right-of-way without accidents or equipment damage. \u2022 Work in remote areas is often performed alone and without direct supervision; judgment is required when consultation with supervisor is not possible. Must schedule and monitor own work. Supervisory responsibility: \u2022 None Preferred education, experience, certifications, competencies, skills, and abilities: Above the minimum requirement; not required but advantageous in this position: \u2022 Construction management, excavation, trenching and shorting experience preferred. \u2022 Knowledge of various types of equipment used by outside contractors and other third parties in order to assess the impact of such work performed on Company property or Right-of-Way. \u2022 Knowledge of all applicable federal and state relations, most notably, Part 195 of the Code of Federal Regulations. \u2022 Prior experience requiring mechanical aptitude and skill is a plus. \u2022 Basic knowledge of cathodic protection. \u2022 Knowledge of piping, valves and pressures. \u2022 Knowledge of pipeline operations. \u2022 NACE certification is a plus. THE ABOVE STATEMENTS DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED. THIS POSITION MAY PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.
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Company info

Kinder Morgan
Website : http://www.kindermorgan.com

Company Profile
Kinder Morgan is the largest midstream and the fourth largest energy company (based on combined enterprise value) in North America. We own an interest in or operate approximately 80,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Our publicly traded companies include Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR) and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB).

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