Oneok, Inc PIPELINE OPERATOR - ASSOCIATE in Williston, North Dakota


Requisition #: 180000SY

Job Summary

Direct or perform work related to gas and/or liquids pipeline system operations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Oversees or perform pipeline operations and maintenance activities on pipeline systems including compressor stations, gas storages, dehydration facilities, pumping facilities, measurement facilities, and related equipment which may include, but is not limited to:

  • Startup and shutdown

  • Pigging

  • Collecting liquids

  • Changing charts

  • Gauging tanks

  • Locating and marking lines

  • Monitoring cathodic protection/basic pipe coatings

  • Leakage survey/patrolling pipelines

  • Blowing drips

  • Monitor usage and/or replace lubricants, fluids, inhibitors, chemicals, etc., as needed to ensure safe and efficient operation of equipment.

  • Exchange information regarding pipeline operations, maintenance, measurement, and other activities with public/governmental officials, employees, contractors, customers, producers, and land owners.

  • Calculate, compile, and/or prepare information and reports including, but not limited to:

  • Gas/liquid flow and quality

  • Maintenance and/or repair logs

  • Samples (gas/liquids)

  • Pipeline/corrosion activities

  • Appropriate regulatory requirements

  • Construction inspection

  • Drive and ensure maintenance is complete on company vehicles.

  • Regular and reliable attendance is required in performance of job.

  • Employee may be required to perform additional duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Advanced knowledge in monitoring, operating and maintaining pipeline systems and related equipment utilized in natural gas and liquids gathering and transmission systems.

  • Advanced knowledge of various field functions including measurement, cathodic protection and compressor/pump station operations.

  • Experience maintenance and repair of equipment.

  • Experience and training related to:

  • Company and governmental operating/safety procedures and environmental regulations

  • Characteristics of natural gas and gas liquids

  • Pigging pipelines, blowing drips, gauging tanks, and collecting liquids

  • Construction methods

  • Transmission and/or gathering system operations

  • Emergency response procedures

  • Communication skills

  • Ability to establish priorities and complete work assignments.

  • Experience in patrolling pipelines, performing leakage surveys, and locating/marking lines.

  • Advanced knowledge of valves and dehydration equipment, scrubbers, and separators.

  • Experience in cathodic protection/corrosion control activities.

  • Application of basic arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

  • Application of formulas to estimate or calculate flow rates and volumes.

  • Knowledge of use and function of tools and equipment including computers and related software.

  • Experience reading and interpreting maps, drawings, plats, atlas pages, manuals, policies, procedures, dials and gauges.

  • Ability to prepare and maintain logs and records.

  • Demonstrated ability to compile and prepare reports, recommendations and correspondence.

  • Experience interacting and communicating effectively.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and write fluently in English.

  • Communicate and/or exchange written and verbal information and instructions.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact, advise and communicate effectively.

Certification and Licensing

  • Applicable driver's license for travel to other locations.

Physical Requirements

  • Lift or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds 10‑15 times a day; up to 20 pounds 3-5 times a day; up to 30 pounds 3-5 times a day; push or pull objects requiring over 50 pounds exertion 10-15 times a day.

  • Travel over uneven terrain including, but not limited to:

  • Mud

  • Gravel

  • Sand

  • Rocks

  • Ice

  • Snow

  • Walk, stand, and kneel/stoop for extended periods.

  • Climb and maintain balance on elevated working surfaces.

  • Ability to work in confined areas.

  • React immediately to emergency situations to prevent injury to self and others.

  • Able to operate tools and equipment as required.

  • Ability to handle various chemicals.

Visual Requirements

  • Ability to differentiate between colors.

  • Peripheral vision and accurate depth perception

  • Sufficient to perform job duties.

ONEOK is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, national origin, gender identity, disability, military/veteran status, genetic information or any other categories protected by applicable law.

We are committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request an accommodation email or call 1-855-663-6547​