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Colonial Pipeline Company Operator A-Shift in Woodbine, Maryland

Colonial has provided a wide range of opportunities for job candidates who are highly qualified, skilled, motivated and team players. Employees find exciting opportunities to grow and develop their careers at a stable company which offers a generous compensation and benefits package that includes annual incentive bonuses, retirement plans, insurance coverage and a host of other features that support a happy, active, productive and rewarding life. Come to Colonial, a great place to work, where people matter most, and where safety 24/7 is paramount.

Ready to work for Colonial Pipeline Company?

Are you intrigued by the thought of being part of revolutionizing the energy industry and a new era in the pipeline industry? Do you want to be a part of a company that is obsessed with excellence in everything we do? A company growing and expanding our business that is full of opportunity? If so, we are seeking smart, safety focused, and energetic professionals to join our team to help us to the next level of excellence!

What is it that we do at Colonial Pipeline Company?

Colonial Pipeline is the largest refined products pipeline in the United States, transporting more than 100 million gallons or 2.5 million barrels per day. Colonial transports various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil, jet fuel, and fuels for the U.S. military through a pipeline system. Colonial transports approximately 45 percent of all fuel consumed on the East Coast, providing refined products to more than 50 million Americans.

About Operator - A Position

The Operator A position requires training and qualification to perform pipeline controls desk responsibilities. As an Operator A, you will monitor and control pipeline pressures and flow rates by remotely operating pump units and valves. Quality testing of pipeline product and understanding of limits and product specifications are daily responsibilities. You are someone who thrives in team environments, understanding the importance of clear and consistent communication for safe operations. The Operator A responds to alarms caused by normal, abnormal and emergency situations and understands how to safely proceed with operations.

What You Get to Do:

  • Desk responsibilities that include shift change, narrative logging, and batch scheduling.

  • Responds to alarms in normal, abnormal and emergency situations.

  • Interacts with shipper and customers for both receiving and delivering product.

  • Understands the impacts of other facilities upstream and downstream

  • Participates in Pigging Operations and provides relief to other operators.

  • Performs routine Pipeline Operations including valve movements, line fills, start and stop pumps, product movement switches, product deliveries, and product analysis.

  • Ensures all required documentation is timely and accurate

What You Bring to the Table:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) from an accredited education intuition. Will consider a combination of experience and/or education.

  • Live within a 60-minute commute of the work location.

  • Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record to drive company and personal vehicles to perform required tasks.

  • Proficiency in mechanical, hydraulic, mathematic, and some electrical skills are necessary for ongoing advancement in station operations.

  • Proficient in HMI, station software systems, alarm management, and batch scheduling.

  • Certifications and/or Licensures: Forklift training/licensing, Hazardous Waste Operations, Emergency Response (Hazwoper) training, Operator Qualification.

  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts on DuPont schecule subject to call-out and occasional overtime.

  • Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Safety, and Excellence in completing work assignments.

  • Self-motivated, have phenomenal work ethic and looking for the right company to support your growth.

Got Extra to Bring?

  • Ideally, some technical background preferred.

Advantages of Working at Colonial Pipeline Company:

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Are you up to the challenge? What are you waiting for? Apply today!

Physical Requirements & Work Conditions:

Work mostly indoors in a control room setting. Physical mobility to walk, sit, stand, reach, pull, push and bend. Digital dexterity for operation of calculator, PC keyboard and mouse. Hearing in the normal range. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Speak at a normal voice range. Climb stairs, vertical ladders up to 10 ft. and tank steps as high as 60 ft. without assistance. Color recognition for SCADA indications and product colors. Normal visual acuity for reading VDT screen, pressure charts, control panel counters, computer screens, gauges and other measuring devices. Physical strength to open and close manually operated valves and pressure vessel (trap, strainers, and filter) closures. Operate various types of tools and equipment safely and efficiently. May be required to use the following tools in the course of their duties: PC's, calculator, phone, 2 way radio, emergency equipment, hand tools, probe bar, personal protective equipment, vehicle, line locator.

This is a Department of Transportation (DOT) covered job and is subject to all applicable regulatory requirements such as testing for the presence of prohibited drugs and alcohol as defined under 49 CFR Part 199 as a condition of employment, to include pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable cause/suspicion and fit for duty testing.

Colonial adheres to PHMSA's (Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration) Control Room Management Rule, and as such, incumbents in this role must live within 60 minutes (90 minutes for previously grandfathered employees) from their designated work location and notify management of any changes to their home ad

Colonial Pipeline is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other reason prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Statement to all Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:

Colonial Pipeline accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Colonial Pipeline employees, hiring managers, or send to any Colonial Pipeline facility. Colonial Pipeline is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

Colonial Pipeline Company operates the world’s largest pipeline of its kind. It delivers refined petroleum products – gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil, jet fuel and fuels for the U.S. military – through a network of 5,500 miles of underground pipe buried under more than 3,000 miles of right of way in the Southern and Eastern United States. A vital part of the nation’s infrastructure, Colonial places the highest emphasis on safe operations that protect its employees as well as the communities in which we live and serve, and the environment along the pipeline route.