Website Kinder Morgan

Welder Job Highlights

Title Welder
Type Full Time
Experience 5-7 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Casa Grande, AZ, 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 seeking a Welder who will coordinate and complete welding, construction, and maintenance tasks as part of a roving pipeline crew.

Educational Qualification

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

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 5 to 7 years of pipeline experience (needed)


  • Assist Pipeline Specialists in-field checks prior to excavation.
  • Calibrate and maintain a holiday detector for coating application inspection.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Locate and mark pipelines with pipeline locating equipment or probe rods using drawing and alignment sheets for reference.
  • Modify existing and install new measurement facilities.
  • Operate trucks, welding rigs, and trailers for hauling equipment or project materials to a 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 O.D. 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.
  • Promote and embody Kinder Morgan’s core values.
  • Read and interpret engineering construction blueprints for projects.
  • 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, schedule work and resources for projects.
  • May assist with-
    -Conducting internal pipeline cleaning or pigging operations utilizing internal pipe cleaning equipment.
    -Excavation spotter tasks and manage excavation of foreign pipeline crossings.
    -Launching, monitoring, and receiving pipeline pigs.
    -Performing excavations on loaded and unloaded pipelines.
    -Providing direction to sub-contract workers that perform work on company assets and facilities.
    -Removal of existing pipelines and installation of replacement pipelines.
  • The above statements describe the general nature of work being performed; the position may perform other duties as assigned.


  • Intermediate or above welding skill level required.
  • Must be able to read blueprints and other construction documentation.
  • Must be able to use various power and hand tools.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are needed.
  • Competency in math is needed.
  • Must have to be able to effectively interact with others and work in a team environment.
  • Must be resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient, and detail-oriented is necessary.
  • Flexibility and the ability to quickly adapt to change are required in this role.
  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases and high-pressure systems are desired.


  • 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.

Work Conditions

  • Ascend and descend slopes and ditches.
  • Climb and work from ladders, catwalks, staging, and platforms.
  • Could be tasks that require the ability to twist head and back.
  • Must be available for callouts 24/7, except during company-sponsored paid time off.
  • Must wear the proper protective clothing (FR) and use the correct equipment for the tasks.
  • Normally performing duties in an outdoor pipeline construction type of environment including working in adverse weather and/or extreme temperature conditions.
  • Requires frequently performing activities that include standing, walking, stooping, bending, crawling, kneeling, grasping, squatting, reaching, and climbing.
  • Requires the acute sense of sight and hearing (corrected or uncorrected) and a strong sense of smell.
  • This position requires extensive travel including overnight stays to support operation areas throughout the company and is frequently away from the reporting location up to 70% of the time, working other than normal hours, working overtime, schedule changes, and the ability to respond to call-outs.
  • This position requires manual dexterity and visual acuity, as well as the ability to: Lift, pull, push, and carry up to 50 lbs. Exert up to 100 lbs. of physical force.
  • The typical work schedule is Monday through Thursday, ten hours per day and likely over time.
  • Work frequently requires the ability to work on the uneven ground including loose dirt.
  • Work in areas classified as confined space.
  • Work with hands above head, lying on the back.

Employer’s Statement

Kinder Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All 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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