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Supervisor – Pipeline Operations

Energy Transfer is a master limited partnership that owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of...

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Job Description

Energy Transfer is a master limited partnership that owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States. In total, the Company owns and operates approximately 86,000 miles of natural gas, crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipelines, terminals, and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, and refined products.


The Supervisor – Pipeline Operations is responsible for leading a team of pipeline technicians and operations personnel in Fostoria, OH in support of the western Ohio operations as a part of the Akron pipeline district to support operations, technical, and maintenance activities and support project management activities for the district.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct supervision over Instrumentation, Electrical, and Mechanical Technicians. Oversee and ensure compliance with damage prevention, pipeline integrity management, and DOT Operator Covered tasks.

Provide guidance to resolve operational problems as required. Work unified with shared service departments to maintain consistency with all areas of business and maximize benefits of all departments.

Support and management of capital projects from inception through project commissioning activities.

Ensure equipment reliability and efficiency with the support and use of the preventative maintenance programs.

Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations, company policy and company required maintenance inspections.

Prepare and manage technical maintenance expense budget to complete required repairs/upgrades at a minimum cost and perform budget re-forecasting as appropriate.

Knowledgeable of emergency plans and procedures to take prompt and appropriate action in an event.

Strong Knowledge of 49 CFR 195 and pipeline/Facility construction.

Provide recommendations for system operational improvements through submission of capital and expense projects as part of the annual budgeting process.

Support and assist with all HES training activities, updates and compliance with HES policies and procedures.

Provide supervisory relief in various areas in the event of a pipeline emergency or business need.

Special Considerations:

This position is “On-Call” 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Usually, normal office working conditions.

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing.

Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Position is based in industrial/manufacturing settings which may include exposure to various materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet

Job Requirements


Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below:

HS Diploma or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

8+ years of related experience

Must have experience with general pipeline maintenance/operations functions, including: pipeline construction, damage prevention, pipeline pigging, welding standards, Right-of-way/landowner interactions, pump operation, multiple valve types, tanks, and corrosion.

Must have knowledge of maintenance and repair of pumps and motors.

Must possess strong troubleshooting, problem solving, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Must be a self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment or independently as the workload requires.

Must have a well-rounded maintenance/operational background and strong technical skills.

Technical expertise in control, SCADA, and communications systems, a plus.

Responsible for ensuring compliance with all Federal, State, Local and Company regulations including DOT, EPA, OSHA, etc.

Contribute to cost estimates and planning of projects and act as project manager.

Ensure Operator Qualifications are current and provide training/qualification guidance as required.

Able to understand and follow P&ID drawings, ISO’s, alignment sheets, and redline as required.

Experience and competency with Microsoft Office

Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors or Associates degree in a related discipline, or 2-5 years of supervisory/management experience in a relevant industry, or 8+ years of pipeline maintenance/operations experience.

Familiar with SAP maintenance and accounting applications preferred.

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