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Operator - Heavy Equipment

at Kinder Morgan.

Posted: 9/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3P7T26NH46S163ZG6P
Categories: Customer Service

Job Description

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 10/10/2019
Position Description

• Operates heavy equipment to gouge out, level, and distribute petroleum coke from inbound conveyors, storage and to outbound conveyors in a safe and efficient manner by performing the following duties.

• Operates D-9 Dozer with concave blade attached across front to gouge out, level, and distribute petroleum coke from conveyor to storage – storage to re-claimer in a safe, efficient manner.

• Drive bulldozer in successive passes over terrain to raise or lower terrain to specified level. Employ dozer day and night to push material to dozer trap in order to load out material for vessels.

• Operate front end loader, bobcat, man-lift, and track hoe.

• Operates 345/385 track hoe with a clam shell bucket in order to dig petroleum coke from a hopper barge and transfer it over to a mobile hopper/conveyor system to be placed into storage. Operate track how from an elevated position in order to dig cake fines from a rail car to dump truck.

• Maintain dozer, skid steer, forklift, track hoe, back hoe, and wheel loader equipment by performing preventive maintenance, i.e.: lubricating, cleaning, adding gear lubricants, changing filters and documenting all activity performed on said piece of equipment.

• Operates a 924/972/980 wheel loader to scrape clean the pocket of a hopper barge, dig and load petroleum coke into a conveyor hopper while simultaneously synchronizing movements with other wheel loaders. Requires the ability to cut and grade material as necessary for miscellaneous projects on/and around terminal.

• Experience operating a wheel back hoe, fork lift, skid steer, and man lift. Must be capable of becoming a certified operator on each piece of equipment.

• Train on remote controlled ship loader by engaging push buttons on the remote to distribute coke accordingly to stowage plan and ships chief mate instructions. Ensure satisfactory loading of the vessel and watch for safety of the ship loader during operation.

Position Requirements

• High school/GED; or up to one year related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions.

• Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

• Train to Operator D-9 Dozer and other heavy Equipment, i.e.: Front-end loader, Bobcat, Manlift, and Track-hoe

• In order to appropriately perform the essential duties of this job, regular work attendance is required.

• Able to carry out supervisors instructions.

• Self motivated.

• Safety in performance of duties common to the position.

• Ability to work with others.

• Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license and have willingness to use personal and/or company vehicle in the course of employment.

• Must pass and complete any required Kinder Morgan specific safety training as may be required by Customer(s) and as required at all Kinder Morgan work locations.

• Must obtain and/or meet all requirements to enter foreign trade zones; such as background checks by both the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security, i.e. obtain and maintain a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC).

• Obtain an Equipment operator's certification for equipment being operated; or one to three month's related experience and or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

• Must be willing and able to work as part of a team.

• Treat people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity and ethically, upholds organizational values.

• Prioritize and plans work activities using time efficiently, plans for additional resources, organizes schedules of other people and their tasks, develops realistic action plans.

• Keep required job schedules.

• Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and also but not limited to: heights in excess of 5 feet, moving mechanical parts, moving on track rail equipment, fumes, airborne particles, vibration, uneven terrain and high noise level in the work environment.

• Required to stand, walk and climb for extended periods of time.

• Communicate with supervision and co-workers via radio and hand signals.

• Must wear FRC clothing.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical part, fumes, airborne particles, outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock and loud noise levels.

• As directed performs activities of co-workers.

•Regular work attendance is required to appropriately perform the essential duties of this job

• Must be able to work overtime and weekends as dictated by operations

• If required must be able to perform shift work, rotating day/night.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

As the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, Kinder Morgan owns an interest in or operates approximately 80,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Our pipelines transport natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, carbon dioxide (CO2) and more. Our assets are core to North American energy infrastructure and help deliver needed energy products to high-demand markets.

The Kinder Morgan businesses are as follows:

Natural Gas Pipelines

With approximately 70,000 miles of pipelines, we are the largest natural gas transporter and storage operator in the United States. Our pipelines are connected to every important natural gas resource play, including the Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Utica, Uinta, Haynesville, Fayetteville, Barnett, Mississippi Lime and Woodford, that will play a significant role in meeting the nation’s long term natural gas supply. We serve the major consuming markets of the entire United States. Key assets include premier interstate pipelines that stretch from coast to coast and a huge intrastate pipeline system in Texas, the state which is the largest producer and consumer of natural gas in the United States.


We are the leading transporter and marketer of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the United States. We deliver approximately 1.3 billion cubic feet per day of CO2 through about 1,300 miles of pipelines. We also produce more than 50,000 barrels of oil per day. Key assets include CO2 source fields in southwestern Colorado, pipelines that transport CO2 from Colorado to New Mexico and Texas, and oil production fields in the Permian Basin of West Texas.

Products Pipelines

We transport about more than 2 Million barrels daily of gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, natural gas liquids and biofuels through more than 8,000 miles of pipelines. Key assets include refined petroleum pipelines and terminal storage and blending systems that serve California, Florida and other states in the western and southeastern United States. We also transport crude and condensate from the Eagle Ford shale to the Houston Ship Channel. Specific to renewable fuels, our Products and Terminals business segments combined handle about 30 percent of all of the ethanol used in the United States.


We operate approximately 180 terminals that have a combined liquids storage capacity of more than 110 million barrels for refined petroleum products, crude oil, chemicals and biofuels. We also handle over 105 million tons per year of dry bulk materials such as coal, petroleum coke and steel. Key assets include large liquids terminals on the Houston Ship Channel and in New York Harbor, Los Angeles Harbor and Edmonton, Alberta, as well as strategically located coal terminals in the Southeast and along the Gulf Coast.

Kinder Morgan Canada

Our Trans Mountain pipeline system originates in Edmonton, Alberta, and is the only oil sands pipeline that transports crude oil and refined petroleum to Vancouver, British Columbia, and Washington State. We have proposed and are pursuing a major expansion of Trans Mountain.

As a market leader in each of our businesses, we are always looking for skilled professionals to join our team. When you join Kinder Morgan, you join a different kind of Energy Company. We tie financial incentives for our employees directly to the performance of the company and their own personal performances. At Kinder Morgan, you will find a dynamic and safe work environment that promotes career growth and recognizes achievements.

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