Company: Targa Resources Inc
Skills: Plant Operations Engineer
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Lenorah, Texas, 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.

The Plant Operations Technician will safely and efficiently operate and maintain product loading facilities including but not limited to truck loading/unloading rack, product storage vessels, condensate stabilizers, vapor recovery units, product pumps, condensate systems, filtration systems, metering systems, and potable water system. This person will be capable of safely analyzing mechanical failures, determine the extent of needed repairs, and understand the consequences and effects they have on the plant and/or field operations


  • Assists drivers in scheduling loads on daily basis as well as when problems arise with loading/unloading equipment
  • Ensure that the loading/unloading facility meets Targa's safety, PSM, and environmental guidelines, and is responsible for the safety of any individuals within the loading/unloading facilities
  • Install equipment such as pumps, motors, valves
  • Monitor all shipped or delivered products to insure they meet their required product specifications by collecting product samples for analysis, performing saybolt tests and any other product testing as required
  • Report and document in Maximo all equipment failures and maintenance needs to the Plant Supervisor and assist in scheduling and performing the needed repairs
  • Responsible for inventory and distribution of chemicals, oils, glycol, amines, anti-freeze, methanol, automotive fuels, refrigeration propane, etc.
  • Responsible for maintaining the general appearance of loading/unloading facility
  • Responsible for monthly fire extinguisher, SCBA, eye washes and showers inspections
  • Responsible for receipt and distribution of loading tickets, and ensure that all required loading information such as metered volumes, type of product, specific gravity, truck weights, is listed and accurate. Must also insure that loaded trucks meet DOT requirements (proper place cards, product documentation, MSDS, etc.)
  • Responsible for scheduling liquid meter proving with customers, vendors and measurement department
  • Supervise, train, and monitor all truck drivers to insure that they follow all of Targa's rules, regulations and procedures. Perform yearly renewals of this training for drivers and document and file in PSM
  • A well-rounded knowledge of the plant and field operations and working knowledge of Natural Gas Characteristics, Engine & Compressor Operations , Cryogenic Gas Plant operations, Condensate handling, Engine & Compressor Operations and Gas Measurement.
  • Regular and reliable attendance are required


  • 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 conditions
  • Ability to frequently throughout the work shift, push, pull and lift at least a minimum of 50lbs to a minimum height of 3-4 feet and maneuver equipment or parts as needed
  • Ability to work outdoors in changing climate conditions
  • Able to work in close quarters: i.e., work while kneeling, squatting, sitting, climbing, and standing
  • Ability to climb up and down ladders, stairs and platforms at varying heights
  • Follow and adhere to all applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines (ex: eye protection, footwear, Nomex)
  • Required to perform call-out rotation
  • Willing to travel to various locations for job tasks
  • We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing
  • This role is subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by Targa policy


  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time
  • This description reflects management's assignment of essential job functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned
  • This job description is subject to change at any time


1. Education & License: Minimum High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license to include a safe driving record satisfactory to the company.
  • Associate's degree in technical discipline (preferred)

2. Experience:

  • Minimum 1-3 years related work experience required
  • The Plant Operations Technician must have a mechanical aptitude and inclination to adapt in a variety of tasks assigned

3. Skills/Competencies:

  • Must have a mechanical aptitude
  • Interpersonal communication skills are required in order to interface with all affected teams, personnel, and vendors
  • An organized and detail-oriented self-starter with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work self-sufficiently given direction and resources
  • Well-grounded, preferring to work in a collegial and team environment
  • Ability to think critically, solve problems independently and exercise excellent judgment and common sense
  • Intermediate computer skills (Proficiency in MS Office Suite to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

4. Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in maintenance and operations of gas compressors with engine drivers, expander/compressors, plant operations and associated equipment

Targa Resources offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. 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.