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Instrument Technician


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Job Title: Instrument Technician
Location: Minot, ND, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: CHS Inc.
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Input Retail, Cooperative and Related Crop Services
Career Type: Technician
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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CHS has an exciting opportunity at our Pipeline and Terminal facility in Minot, North Dakota. We are looking for an Instrument Technician to work closely with the Pipeline and Terminal Managers to optimize the movement of finished petroleum products from the refinery to the terminal customers. You must be a self-motivated, results-driven individual, with the ability to assess situations quickly to make decisions. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with high mechanical and mathematical aptitudes, strong trouble-shooting capabilities and the ability to work in both a team environment and on self-directed tasks are essential.

You will:
  • Provide safe and reliable equipment and systems to support pipeline and terminal operations.
  • Install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot high and low voltage electrical systems, instrumentation equipment, and SCADA/Terminal Automation control systems for the pipelines and terminals.
  • Ensure efficient 24/7 operation of loading rack and/or pipeline stations by maintaining equipment, additive systems, and assist with training of truck drivers on loading procedures and policies.
  • Install, monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot cathodic protection systems for pipelines, tanks and other terminal piping.
  • Provide 24/7 support for pipeline operations and provide troubleshooting and general support to terminals and pipeline facilities.
  • Assess operating problems with consideration of dangers including high voltage and high pressure rotating equipment, chemicals, and flammable materials.
  • Interact with and educate landowners, third party contractors, public officials and emergency responders about pipeline safety and operations as needed.
  • Direct and oversee third party work that occurs along pipeline right-of-way.
  • Oversee the construction, installation, and startup of capital projects.
  • Develop project scope of work and ensure projects are completed as specified and within budget.
  • Coordinate operational and maintenance items for terminal and pipeline operations.
  • Provide assistance to the area integrity management program.
  • Participate in Safety Committee reviews, meetings, discussions and solution development.
  • Participate in safety reviews, training and emergency response with the Environmental, Health & Safety group.
  • Provide indirect supervision of pipeline controllers, maintenance gang members, and other pipeline technicians; and directly supervise contractors as needed.
  • Keep current on safety standards, terminal operating procedures, environmental standards, and industry practices.
  • Utilize a wide range of electrical monitoring equipment, computers, calibration devices, and testing equipment.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including respirators.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture for all employees, vendors, and customers and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
  • Basic Qualifications: (required)
  • Minimum of 2 years of vocational, military, apprenticeship, or journeyman, Instrument and Electrical technical training (additional years of experience may offset education requirement)
  • Minimum of 1 year of Instrument and Electrical experience
  • Experience with electrical monitoring equipment, computers, calibration devices, and testing equipment
  • Working knowledge of high and low voltage electrical systems, process controls, pumps, and hydraulics
  • Live within 30 miles travel time of the terminal or be willing to relocate permanent residence
  • Preferred Qualifications: (desired)
  • 3 or more years of Instrument and Electrical experience
  • Journeyman or Master Electrician
  • Petroleum experience
  • Experience with cathodic protection, SCADA and/or terminal automation systems
  • NACE training
  • ISA training
  • HAZWOPER Certification
  • To apply please click on APPLY TO THIS POSITION
    Job Post Date: 11/29/18
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