Company: Targa Resources Inc
Skills: Plant Operations Engineer
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Boothville-Venice, Louisiana, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Targa Resources is a growth-oriented provider of midstream services and is one of the largest independent midstream energy companies in North America, with assets in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Louisiana, and California. Targa owns, operates, acquires, and develops a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets. We encourage your interest in joining our team and pursuing the many opportunities we have at Targa.

Targa is currently seeking a Plant Operations Tech in our Venice, LA facility.

Job Duties / Responsibilities
• Perform routine startup/shutdown and maintenance of individual equipment and process. Operate utility systems including, air, water, steam, RO, fuel gas and electrical.
• Monitors process variables and conditions to ascertain the current state of the operated process.
• Adjusts process variables and conditions using various control systems to optimize the production of specification products.
• Supervises or performs product loading operations for trucks as needed.
• Monitors the usage of utilities, fuel, chemicals, etc. to prevent excessive consumption at current processing rates.
• Monitor and recognize dangerous and/or emergency conditions within the facility and performs procedures necessary to remove the condition or shutdown the process/facility in order to protect personnel and equipment.
• In the absence of a supervisor, works with coworkers in the response to emergency situations requiring coordination, equipment or plant shutdown, and/or evacuation
• Recognized malfunctions in individual equipment and perform minor maintenance as necessary to correct problems.
• Writes repair work requests for routine and major maintenance that cannot be handled as part of normal operations.
• Reads, calculates, and/or estimates process flow rates, volumes, and other conditions and prepares operational logs and reports.
• Obtains liquid samples for analysis and testing
• Participates in preparation of operating procedures and the training of co-workers in safe and efficient operating practices.
• Performs ES&H work related duties as needed.
• Utilize and follow all safe work practices and procedures including Lockout / Tagout

Minimum Essential Qualifications
• High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
• Requires ability to ride a bicycle and drive a motor vehicle.
• Valid driver's license.
• Continued employment and promotion to higher levels achieved by demonstrating ability to perform required procedures in a safe manner and available openings.
• Ability to read and understand piping and instrumentation diagrams.
• Strong verbal and interpersonal skills that help establish a supportive climate with others.
• Basic job related computer knowledge.
• Strong work ethic with demonstrated ability to effectively work with minimum supervision
• Able to climb and lift or push a minimum of 75 pounds. Candidate must demonstrate ability to perform rigorous outside duties including walking standing, climbing, stooping, squatting, bending, twisting kneeling, reaching, sitting, lifting, grasping, pushing, pulling, and manual dexterity.
• Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays, with the ability to respond to call outs as needed to fulfill business objective and the ability to work shifts for plant or field condition
Physical Demands and Work Environment
• Ability to lift, push, and pull 75 pounds.
• Ability to work in changing climate conditions and a plant environment.
• Able to work in close quarters: i.e., work while kneeling, squatting, sitting, climbing, and standing.
• Follow and adhere to all applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines (ex: eye protection, footwear, Nomex).
• The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications
• 5 years previous experience in the Oil and Gas Industry
• Experience with single & multi-stage high-pressure pumps, compressors, and gas-fired turbines.
• Experience in DOT regulated pipeline activities
• Ability to troubleshoot process issues as required

Targa offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package.

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We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.