Corrosion Technician

Website Energy Transfer

Corrosion Technician Job Highlights

Title Corrosion Technician
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Engineering/IT
Location Jal, NM, United States
Company Energy Transfer

Company Profile

Energy Transfer began as a small intrastate natural gas pipeline operator. The company owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in North America, with a strategic footprint in all of the major U.S. production basins.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Corrosion Technician who will repair, install, troubleshoot, analyze, and perform other predictive and preventative maintenance tasks on assigned equipment, facilities, systems, and associated devices contained within the gas and liquid facilities and pipelines.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • Level A requires a minimum of 4+ years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience
  • Level B requires a minimum of 2 – 4 years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience
  • Level C requires a minimum of 0 – 2 years of relevant industry experience or equivalent work experience


  • Ability to train others in discipline job tasks and to confirm knowledge, skills, and abilities of others as an evaluator for partnership skill qualification program dependent upon position level
  • Actively participate in partnership safety programs and initiatives
  • Actively participate in PHMSA or State regulatory audits
  • Communicate with other technicians for assistance in effecting repairs when applicable
  • Comply with partnership safety policies and procedures
  • Evaluate protective coating conditions including internal, external, and atmospheric systems and make repairs as needed, evaluate pipe anomalies, and perform remaining strength calculations in accordance with established procedures
  • Evaluate the effects of stray currents from other sources (i.e., traction systems, coal mines, AC transmission lines, etc.) and take the necessary action(s) to mitigate their effect on Energy Transfer facilities
  • Generate and maintain the reports covering rectifiers, bonds, pipeline isolation, and annual corrosion control reports
  • Have an understanding of pipeline internal corrosion mechanisms and related mitigation measures including treatment and testing, collection of samples, bacteria, pH, dissolved H2S, and C02 testing and analysis, and perform chemical requirement calculations
  • Inspect crew welds on full wrap and pumpkins for acetylene welds and surface pitting that is discovered during corrosion activities such as pipeline recoats and exposure repair
  • Install, maintain, and repair rectifiers, anodes systems, cables, bonds, and test stations and perform ground bed efficiency calculations
  • Insure facilities, grounds, and work areas are maintained in a safe, orderly, and functional manner
  • Investigates and analyze corrosive conditions for existing and/or proposed facilities
  • Maintain working knowledge of regulatory requirements, perform associated required tasks, and complete required documentation (OSHA, DOT, EPA, etc.)
  • Must display workmanship consistent with Partnership SOPs industry standards, partnership work practices, applicable codes or engineering drawings and sketches
  • Must use and operate all pertinent safety equipment when performing duties in potentially hazardous areas (arc flash protective PPE, respirator, hard hat, safety glasses, etc.)
  • Perform cathodic protection design including current requirement calculations and soil resistivity testing
  • Perform energy isolation Lockout/Tagout procedures (LOTO)
  • Proactively conduct pipe-to-soil potential surveys, casing-to-soil readings, rectifier and bond readings, current flows on the pipeline, and foreign pipe-to-soil readings and all other structures under cathodic protection on a frequency as stated in SOPs or meet regulatory requirements and document in the corrosion database or other forms, records or reports
  • Read and interpret pipeline maps, as-builts, and PLDs
  • Responsible for corrosion control and associated compliance of cathodically protected pipelines, compressor stations or plant facilities, and other buried, submerged, or above-ground facilities
  • Provide for design, installation, operation, inspection, and maintenance of the cathodic protection systems within an assigned segment of the pipeline system, compressor stations, or plant facilities in a reliable and efficient manner while Under general direction, provide for design, installation, operation, inspection, and maintenance of the cathodic protection systems within an assigned segment of the pipeline system, compressor stations or plant facilities in a reliable and efficient manner while in compliance with the Partnership’s procedures and regulatory requirements


  • Ability to train other technicians or sign off on qualifications
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license in the state of residency
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite products

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate of Applied Science – Corrosion Technology
  • NACE Corrosion Technician or Corrosion Technologist Certification
  • NACE CP level II
  • Welding school qualifications for inspection of welds

Working Conditions

  • Frequent exposure to heat, cold, and other adverse weather conditions
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required
  • Reliable attendance at work
  • Repetitively standing, walking, bending, stretching, reaching over shoulder height, and climbing ladders up to 25 feet. Occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs. with or without assistance
  • Subject to call-outs to respond to operational issues and emergencies after working hours, at night, and on weekends and holidays
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Work in and around industrial and construction settings, which may include hazardous products, processes, materials, and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and may require appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Working conditions may include confined spaces


  • 401(k) and Savings
  • Disability Coverage
  • Health Coverage
  • Paid Time Off

Employer’s Statement

Energy Transfer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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