Manager of Technical Services

Kinder Morgan   •  

Bloomington, CA

Industry: Energy & Utilities


8 - 10 years

Posted 51 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Position Description

Primary purpose:

  • The primary purpose of the Manager – Project Services position is to provide technical oversight and management of all Region facilities Major Maintenance and Capital projects. The Manager – Project Services must have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of technical, operational and administrative responsibilities of project management and must exhibit leadership, analytical/decision making and managerial skills. He/she will perform specific duties as assigned which may include acting as a liaison between Field Operations, Products Movement and Engineering in order to maintain efficient project execution and resolve any difficulties relating to scheduling and quality control issues. The Manager – Project Services may also assist in supervising functions related to outside contractors working on company property in order to protect company interests.


    Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Assists in the supervision of Regional Maintenance Technicians to achieve goals within budgeted funds and available personnel; assists in planning and organizing workloads and staff assignments, reviews progress, implements changes in priorities and schedules as directed to assure work is completed in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Participates in the selection/promotion of staff, salary change considerations, and disciplinary matters. May assist in resolving grievances, as well as in providing training and motivation to make full use of individual capabilities and to meet changing system demands. May assist in orientating new employees as to procedures, policies, location and operation of equipment. Assists in coordinating safety and emergency response training and programs.

  • May assist in developing figures for capital and operation budgets based on staffing and resources requirements, cost estimates, and objectives and goals. Assists in monitoring and documenting expenditures, assuring compliance with approved budget and staffing levels.

  • May assist in development of short and long range plans, goals and objectives for terminal or station operations. Remains current on developments in the field. Assists in the coordination of department services with other departments, governmental agencies, and customers.

  • May assist in the development, review or updating of site specific maintenance procedures.  May then be involved in training and tracking of training of Regional Maintenance Technician personnel and conducting reviews to verify adherence to company procedures.

  • Assists in coordinating with Products Movement Department in Orange Headquarters regarding schedules, equipment shutdowns, and any other variables affecting pipeline operations in order to minimize down time and throughput loss. Ensures compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations affecting pipeline operations including EPA, DOT, federal and state OSHA, IRS and SCAQMD.

  • Assists in coordinating projects initiated by engineering, regional staff or local area staff, and other activities with Engineering and Products Movement departments.

  • Use of KM programs such as OpsInfo, ISNetworld and DuPont to track and verify compliance on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.

  • Coordinates work assignments for all assigned personnel to include routine and/or preventative maintenance to reduce overall operating costs for all facilities within the assigned area.  This includes development of programs, tracking work and evaluating progress and savings.

  • Consistently maintain and demonstrate a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Troubleshoot, repair, maintain and calibrate equipment such as: pumps and motors, mainline and manifold control valves, turbine and positive displacement meters, proving equipment, tank gauging equipment, pressure and temperature gauges and SCADA equipment, as well as the equipment SCADA interfaces with

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of Spare Parts List and Pump and Motor Book for the Region.

  • Reviews Conceptual and Developmental Corporate Projects for Regional input.

  • Coordinates all drawing reviews with Corporate Engineering

  • Coordinates Outside Services for Technical and Maintenance Support.

  • Reviews all new equipment recommendations and testing of new equipment.  

  • Maintains, and repairselectrical equipment including but not limited to: Valve actuators, medium voltage switch gear and substation equipment, motor circuit protectors, motor control centers, truck loading equipment and control systems, remote station control systems, pressure transmitters, tank level measurement systems, tank high level alarm systems, electronic and PLC based controllers, digital display equipment, lighting circuits, safety systems and devices including pressure and shutdown devices, teletype, SCADA transmission equipment as well as automated fire control system.

  • Maintains records as required by Department of Transportation for designated equipment and devices.

  • Maintains maintenance and repair records for area equipment.

  • Must maintain accurate and timely CMV logs and documentation. 

  • Assist in training of other technicians in all aspects of maintenance.



  • Supports all regional projects and works with other station personnel when the need arises.

  • Assists with corporate engineered projects as requested including pre-operational testing, startup and commissioning

  • Works with vendors and their technicians on new and repaired or upgraded equipment

  • May be asked to inspect and document contract work on company assets.

  • Supports company and contract inspectors on area and regional projects.

  • Performs preventive and predictive maintenance on various terminal and mainline equipment as requested.

  • Will become familiar with Computer Based Maintenance Management System and functions.

  • Maintains a lubrication schedule on various terminal and mainline equipment.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Factory Acceptance Testing of new equipment (FAT).

Position Requirements

Minimum requirements:


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Management or Engineering or other technical field preferred or equivalent professional experience.


Experience / specific Knowledge:

  • A minimum of 10 years, well-rounded experience in terminal or pipeline operations is highly desirable and should include specific working experience with Products Movement, mechanical maintenance, lead responsibilities, and ideally, familiarization with legal and environmental requirements affecting terminal and/or station activities. Should be able to demonstrate effective use of time management in order to properly identify priorities and to ensure that all job requirements are satisfied.

  • Able to read and understand electrical schematics and ladder diagrams, mechanical drawings, aerial strip maps and maintain as-built drawings for them.

  • Experienced with installation, maintenance, and repair of refined petroleum products pipeline systems and equipment for station and terminal operations (experienced technicians).

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and required safety precautions, DOT requirements including those related to calibration and maintenance records, safety inspections and reports.

  • Excellent work ethic, self motivated and assertive style.

    Job ID #: 17341