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Corrosion Technician
Bakersfield, CA  Posted: 10/18/2019


Job Description:

This position is responsible for implementing, maintaining and monitoring the corrosion control programs natural gas and liquid pipelines in accordance with DOT regulations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Supports the internal and external corrosion program at the field level.
  • Ensures internal/external corrosion documentation and data entries are accurate, compliant and up-to-date.
  • Reviews internal and external corrosion data and make recommendation to correct deficiencies.
  • Performs routine maintenance, preventative maintenance and equipment repairs.
  • Perform periodic surveys such as structure to soil potentials, soil resistivity, coupon tests, rectifier readings and atmospheric corrosion surveys.
  • Input data into Cathodic Protection Data Management software program. Use hand held devices such as an Alegro and Trimble to record data. Collect internal corrosion data and make recommendations and help implement an internal corrosion mitigation program for each system.
  • Conducts atmospheric corrosion inspections, direct examinations, exposed pipe inspections and makes remediation recommendations as needed.
  • Performs periodic testing for critical and non-critical bonds.
  • Assist analyzing pipeline failures.
  • Provides periodic testing and support for cased crossings.
  • Coordinates close-interval cathodic protection surveys.
  • Coordinates with Company Compliance Officer and provides technical support for regulatory audits.
  • Supports Integrity Management Team Lead and/or Corrosion Engineer to implement corrosion programs.
  • Provides technical expertise and problem solving in areas such as corrosion.
  • Other duties and tasks may be assigned.
  • Associates of Science Degree in Corrosion or related technology from an accredited college or university. Three (3) years related experience in the pipeline industry may be considered in place of an Associate’s degree.
  • B.S. Degree in Engineering or Science desired.
  • Able to provide or obtain NACE certification as Cathodic Protection Technician (CP2) within 12 months.
  • Four (4) years’ experience in corrosion technology required.
  • Able to demonstrate specific knowledge of NACE, DOT and ASME codes and standards relating to pipeline corrosion and pipeline integrity.
  • Able to demonstrate and utilize effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to demonstrate strong personal effectiveness skills including integrity, problem solving, decision-making, organizational effectiveness.
  • Able to think and plan strategically and tactically.
  • Able to use creative abilities and innovative thinking to solve problems with logical solutions, multi-task, make good decisions and work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects, activities and deadlines effectively.
  • Able to function and work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Able to use personal computer software proficiently, such as word processing, spreadsheets and electronic mail.
  • Willing to take ownership and responsibility for getting tasks completed.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and safety requirements.
  • Participate in external and internal corrosion control meetings with Operations.
  • Valid Drivers’ License required.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a Drug and Alcohol pre–employment and ongoing screening.

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