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Requisition Number 13-0043
Post Date 1/22/2014
Title Sr Gas Control Operator
City Houston
State TX
Job Family Power Operations
Shift Days
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations Yes
Relocation Provided No
Location Houston Office
Description Position Summary:
Lead position provides for the safe, reliable monitoring and operation of the Calpine pipeline systems. Controls and optimizes the use of compressor and pipeline equipment and coordinates with field personnel, trade desk and power plants to facilitate the proper gas deliveries.
Mon – Friday shift with some schedule and on call coverage.

Job Duties:
-Monitor and maintain pipeline pressures within design criteria.
-Work closely with the field and trade operations to execute all gas changes as they are scheduled.
-Maintain a close relationship with third party pipelines and with both internal and external customers.
-Serve as first contact in an emergency response situation. Responsibilities will include notification of emergency services, regulatory agencies and CPN management.
-Work with the traders, pipeline operations and plants to maximize pipeline throughput and monitor nominations. This also includes coordination between the groups during equipment or pipeline outages.
-Make trips to the field, as required, to gather technical information for operating pipelines and related facilities.
-Respond to requests from various groups (i.e. project development, fuels, power, operations, etc.) for operating assistance related to pipeline operations.
-Work with field personnel on basic troubleshooting of communications, SCADA, control valves and other equipment related to gas control and operations.
-Assist Supervisor of Gas Control in the development of daily volume reports, measurement / control station reports, and gather operational data as needed.
-Responsible for updating and maintaining the emergency notification database and the operational call out database.
-Maintain all training required to stay in compliance with all DOT and other regulatory agency requirements.
-Position will be included in the CPN random drug and alcohol program as required by DOT regulations for the operation of natural gas pipelines.
-Responsible for keeping up with CRM regulations and documentation.
- Responsible for training new personnel

-Provides sick and vacation relief for gas control operators (compliance for CRM)
-Provides back up for Volume Analyst and Gas Control Manager for Vacation.
Requirements -Minimum two (2) years college level study in math, engineering or computer related field. Equivalent experience may be considered.
-Minimum seven (7) years experience in gas control, pipeline operations or other field directly related to the gas control function.
-SCADA background required – strong working knowledge of ClearScada and AES as well as cellular and radio based communication.
-Programming background desired.

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