Website Kinder Morgan

Pipeline Welder Job Highlights

Title Pipeline Welder  
Type Full Time
Experience 5-7 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Campbellsville, KY, United States
Company Kinder Morgan

Company Profile

Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies along with the largest natural gas transporter and storage operator. The company move approximately 40 percent of the natural gas consumed in the U.S.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Pipeline Welder who will perform and inspect the pipeline and structural welding required for construction and maintenance of Company facilities including the installation, operation, and maintenance of all-natural gas and products pipeline-related facilities.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma (required)
  • Associates Degree in job-related technical training or equivalent work experience (preferred).

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 5 to 7 years of related work experience.
  • Working knowledge and experience as a pipeline welder
  • Knowledge of basic properties of metals


  • Assist Pipeline Specialists in the field checks prior to excavation.
  • Calibrate and maintain a holiday detector for coating application inspection.
  • Conducting internal pipeline cleaning or pigging operations utilizing internal pipe cleaning equipment.
  • Consistently maintain and demonstrate a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets, employees, and the general public.
  • Disassemble meter tubes and perform internal meter tube cleaning.
  • Evacuate, purge and load pipelines; operate pipeline air-movers to evacuate gas lines during hot work operations.
  • Excavation spotter tasks and manages excavation of foreign pipeline crossings.
  • Have knowledge of or possess experience in all phases of mobilizing, operating, and maintaining heavy excavation equipment to include excavation frequently on in-service natural gas pipelines.
  • Identify report and correct safety and environmental concerns.
  • Inspect coating, remove the coating, and complete surface preparation for the application of coating for buried pipe service.
  • Install full encirclement sleeves for anomaly repairs.
  • Install mainline valve settings, valves, and fittings.
  • Launching, monitoring, and receiving pipeline pigs.
  • Locate and mark pipelines with pipeline locating equipment or probe rods using drawing and alignment sheets for reference.
  • May assist with:
  • Modify existing and install new measurement facilities.
  • Operate trucks, welding rigs, and trailers for hauling equipment or project materials to the job site.
  • Perform pipe fabrication welds, in-service welds, tie-in welds, and hot taps on steel pipelines that range in various sizes up to 42 OD on natural gas and products pipelines
  • Perform pipeline hot tap installations on in-service pipelines.
  • Perform pressure tests of pipelines and fabrications.
  • Perform ultrasonic thickness examinations.
  • Performing excavations on loaded and unloaded pipelines.
  • Promote and embody Kinder Morgan’s core values.
  • Providing direction to sub-contract workers that perform work on company assets and facilities.
  • Read and interpret engineering construction blueprints for projects.
  • Removal of existing pipelines and installation of replacement pipelines.
  • Repair pig launcher and receivers, closures, and install pig signals.
  • Repair shorted pipeline casings and install CP test points on pipelines.
  • Repair shorted pipeline casings and install CP test points on pipelines.
  • Review pressure test plans per pipe and material specifications.
  • Scope, plan, estimate, track costs, and schedule work and resources for projects.
  • The above statements describe the general nature of work being performed; the position may perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to speak and understand English.
  • Ability to work with others, take direction from supervisor(s), focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
  • Basic computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, operating systems, company software if applicable), trainable to custom software applications.
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals)
  • Focused on internal and external customer service.
  • Good communication skills – must be able to interface effectively with many internal and external customers, regulatory officials, company contacts, co-workers, and 3rd party contractors.
  • Individuals must follow all safety, environmental and regulatory policies so tasks and assignments are completed in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, ensuring proper handling and disposition of hazardous waste.
  • Job planning and organization
  • Knowledge of both OSHA safety regulations and DOT pipeline regulations.
  • Mentor fellow employees when the opportunity presents itself.
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details and follow work rules.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret engineering construction blueprints for both pipeline and compressor station projects.
  • Promote and embody Kinder Morgan Core Values.
  • This individual will be responsible for administrative tasks including ordering and receiving required replacement parts, completing personal timesheets and expense accounts, completing and maintaining CMV documentation, and maintaining a company vehicle.


  • Qualified welder in conformance with API Standard 1104 – Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities – 20th Edition 2007
  • A valid CDL commercial driver’s license is not necessary but would be a plus. Must have and keep a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DOT operational qualifications for working and welding on natural gas and products pipelines.

Working Conditions

  • This position requires extensive travel and overnight stays are frequent with work away from the reporting location required up to 75% of the time and the ability to respond to call-outs.
  • The work schedule during construction is Monday through Friday, ten to twelve hours per day. Working weekends will be required from time to time.
  • The work schedule is Monday through Thursday, ten hours per day, and will involve overtime.

Physical Demands

  • Ascend and descend slopes and ditches.
  • Climb and work from ladders, catwalks, staging, and platforms.
  • Exert up to 100 lbs. of physical force.
  • Lift, pull, push, and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Stand, walk, kneel, bend, and squat for extended periods of time.
  • Twist head and back for extended periods of time.
  • Will be required to carry a company-provided cell phone/pager, and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
  • Work in adverse weather and/or extreme temperature conditions.
  • Work in areas classified as confined space.
  • Work with hands above head, lying on the back.


The company offers a challenging, but rewarding environment with competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package.

Employer’s Statement

Kinder Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, or any other legally protected status.

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