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Kinder Morgan, Inc. Gas Controller - Colorado Springs, CO - 22414 in COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado

Position DescriptionThe Controller is responsible for the operation of pipeline facilities(compression, pressure and flow control valves, etc.) to ensure thesafe, reliable and efficient transportation of natural gas across thepipeline system in compliance with all DOT requirements and the company OandMManual. In general, the role of the Controller is to remotely monitor andcontrol the operation of their associated pipeline system via SCADA from theGas Control Center (GCC) and respond to SCADA system alarms to maintain systemGENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESAdjust the overall pipeline system to ensure that system pressures aremaintained at normal levels and that pipeline facilities continue to operatein a safe and reliable manner.Monitor and control the flows, pressures, temperatures, and gasqualities across the system and respond to SCADA system alarms, inaccordance with the company's alarm management plan.Adjust pipeline equipment operations in response to daily receipt and deliveryrequirements, system linepack, and the daily maintenance activities.Monitor gas pressures necessary for system operation and respond as necessaryto maintain MAOP compliance in accordance with company OandM manual and anyother safety-related operational pressure limitations.Monitor all alarms and respond to such alarms following the establishedprotocol, including documentation and callout procedures.Contact the appropriate operations location supervisor or designatedoperations personnel on call to confirm automated adjustments,investigate/validate operating parameters, make manual adjustments, ormake corrections to maintain normal pipeline operations.Document all relevant operational information during the shift andsubsequently communicate the operating objectives and system status as part ofa scheduled shift change briefing or within a shift due to breaks or otherreasons.Draft and distribute emergency response communiqus utilizing Kinder Morgan'semergency response notification system.Maintain communication with gas control management/supervision to keep theminformed of the operational status of the pipeline system.Maintain communication with other control room personnel on shift and whenchanging shifts to keep them informed of the operational status of thepipeline system.Complete and maintain the necessary Operator Qualification (OQ) andmandatory training as required by the company and maintain thesequalifications via follow up training and/or requalification at requiredintervals.Operate the associated pipeline system in accordance with the OQ requirementsestablished by the company.Assist in the troubleshooting of SCADA, communications and electronic gasmeasurement systems issues, as well as issues with various operating toolsused by the control room.Assist pipeline operations specialist's in managing imbalances withcustomers while delivering a high level of customer service.Interface with gas schedulers and maintain collaborative inter-departmentaland cross-functional working relationships with all members of the departmentand with field employees.Ensure all internal and external customer issues are managed based onestablished procedures/protocols.Position RequirementsEducation, Experience and Skill Requirements:High school diploma or equivalent.Associate's degree in a technical discipline or equivalent work experiencewith a natural gas transmission system.Familiarity with SCADA systems.Related work experience to include field technician, meter inspector,station operator, controls technician, pipeline and mechanical work desirable.Prior control center experience in the pipeline or natural gas industry highlypreferred.Basic knowledge of pipeline operations, including station operations andpipeline hydraulics.Certifications, Licenses and Registration Requirements:Must possess and maintain a valid driver license and a driving recordsatisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel).Working Conditions and Physical Demands:Must be able to wor

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