Senior Pipeline Technician- (Equipment & Controls)- Two positions available

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Northern Natural Gas is seeking to fill the position of Senior Pipeline Technician with a focus on Electrical and Controls. This position is based out of our Ogden Compressor Station located at 608 210 St., Ogden Iowa, 50212.  This is a Monday through Friday position with rotating on-call responsibilities nights and weekends. Northern Natural Gas offers a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plan, paid holidays, and paid time off.

This is a great opportunity if you are an experienced Senior or Industrial Electrician, Electrical and Controls Technician, Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (E&I Tech), Engineer, Controls, Compression Technician, Instrumentation Controls and Electric Tech, or similar. Experience working with equipment manufactured by Worthington, Cooper Bessemer, Solar, and Allen Bradley is a plus. Also, PLC programming and Ladder Logic knowledge would be beneficial.

Primary Purpose: Implements and maintains electrical power circuits and equipment, control and automation systems, electronic and pneumatic equipment used in pipeline, compressor stations, plant operations and measurement facilities.


Position Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implements and maintains electrical power circuits and equipment, control and automation systems, electronic and pneumatic equipment used in pipeline, compressor stations, stations, plant operations and measurement facilities.
  • Installs, inspects, maintains, operates, troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates, and adjusts various pneumatic hydraulic, electric, electronic, and Programmable Logic (PLC) control systems.
  • Perform preventative maintenance checks on pumps, compressors, drivers, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Performs Inspection and Maintenance (I & M) checks on all control systems.
  • Maintain electrical switch gear and power distribution.
  • Perform advanced engine/compressor/pump analytical testing. Lead efforts to develop and implement changes as a result of the analytical testing.
  • Assist Corrosion and Engineering personnel with the evaluation, development, implementation and maintenance of facility grounding systems.
  • Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment as needed.
  • Oversee the construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties.
  • Identify, report, and correct safety and environmental concerns.
  • Complete all appropriate documentation and paperwork.
  • Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory and tariff requirements.
  • Demonstrate safe work practices with product (gas & liquid) handling techniques.
  • Ability to install, troubleshoot, and assist in design of new facilities (progression).
  • Assist in the development of other Technicians (progression).
  • Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.
  • Mentor with fellow employees when the opportunity presents itself.
  • Regular and predictable attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Associates degree in a technical field, or equivalent skills and experience.


Experience / specific knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of National Electric Codes.
  • Reading and interpreting electrical and mechanical blueprints and diagrams.
  • Knowledge of electronic test instruments and equipment.
  • Knowledge of process controls and gas processing fundamentals.
  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gasses, liquids, high/low pressure systems.
  • Must respond to, and address, callouts and emergencies after regular business hours including after dark hours, which will require carrying a communication device.



  • Possess a valid driver’s license and meet company insurability requirements.
  • May be required to possess a commercial driver’s license, drive a company commercial vehicle and comply with all commercial vehicle regulations.
  • May be required to achieve and maintain certifications as required to perform job duties.


Competencies, skills, and abilities:

  • Computer skills (MS office, MS Excel, operating systems, etc.).
  • Math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals).
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Clear thinking, problem solving and being resourceful.
  • Customer focus.
  • Ability to work with a team, take direction from management, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
  • Ability to speak and understand English.
  • Lift, pull, and push up to 50 lbs.
  • Advantageous but not required to be able to occasionally exert up to 100 lbs. of physical force.
  • Stand, walk, kneel, bend, and squat for extended periods of time.
  • Twist head and back for extended periods of time.
  • Climb and work from ladders, catwalks, staging, and platforms.
  • Ascend and descend slopes and ditches.
  • Work with hands above head.
  • Work lying on back.
  • Work in adverse weather and/or extreme temperature conditions.


Working Conditions: 

  • May work in low-lit areas.
  • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions.
  • Must be able to frequently climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders, and walkways, etc.
  • Depending upon the location and workload, travel will be required.
  • Must be able to report to the Compressor Station within 50 minutes of a call-out.
  • Job level commensurate with skills and experience.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.