Operations Technician

Skilled Crafts & Trades/Maintenance
070036 Requisition #
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''Innovation is facilitated by having the right people in the
right roles with the right skills and values.''
- Charles Koch, Koch Industries Chairman and CEO

Flint Hills Resources is looking for an Operations Technician to join our Pipelines and Terminals team and support our assets in Austin & Taylor, TX .  If you are seeking career growth in an atmosphere of entrepreneurship, value creation and high integrity, Flint Hills Resources is the place for you!  Team players with strong attention to detail, as well as excellent communication, organization and customer service skills are encouraged to apply.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:



As an Operations Technician, you will have primary responsibility for the instrumentation, electrical and mechanical maintenance of the bulk storage facility, including the truck loading rack.  You will coordinate with schedulers for the successful delivery and receipt of petroleum products.  Technicians also input computer data and reconcile fuel tank inventories on a regular basis.  This position is also responsible for the safe and efficient operations and maintenance of pipeline and station assets.  Daily responsibilities include but are not limited to: pipeline locates, excavation oversight, facility station checks, maintenance of equipment, and responding to customer needs.  Successful candidates must also understand and comply with all federal, state, and company regulations.  The Operator will be held accountable to accurately documenting operational activities which will require computer work, including: word processing, spreadsheets, work orders, and electronic communication.
Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to support the team as you manage small projects that are requested by your Terminal Manager.  These may include, but are not limited to: electrical troubleshooting, mechanical troubleshooting, , pump maintenance, valve maintenance, testing of system safety devices, periodic inspections of tanks, valves, or piping, and other product quality control or technically oriented tasks related to a petroleum products facility.  A general knowledge of pumps, valves (twin-seal, ball, gate, etc.), and bulk storage terminal and pipeline operations will be an asset to you in this role.  In addition, your strong economic thinking and time management skills will ensure that overtime and travel costs are successfully managed.
In the event of terminal and other system "call outs", you need to be willing to be available for on-call rotation during selected nights and weekends as required by the number of personnel in rotation.  Team members must be willing to occasionally travel (with overnight stays) for training, meetings, or to assist short term at other locations.


What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • A valid driver's license
  • Able to respond to an emergency call out within a 30 minute window to both the terminal in Austin, TX (9011 Johnny Morris Rd, Austin, TX 78724) and to the Taylor, TX terminal (11496 Chandler Road, Taylor TX 78634)  
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Electrical and/or basic mechanical knowledge
  • Physical ability to frequently stand, walk, lift, carry, push, pull, reach, handle, bend, twist, climb and balance. Physical ability to occasionally sit, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • Ability & willingness to utilize Personal Protective Equipment (for example: hard hat, safety glasses, fire retardant clothing, respirator, safety work boots, etc. as required)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (with frequent carrying of up to 25 pounds)
  • Must be able to adequately hear alarms and other sounds which may indicate a safety concern
  • Must be able to communicate hazardous conditions and other dangers
  • Must be able to work near moving mechanical parts, work in wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and outdoor weather conditions, work in high, precarious places and work around fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Must be available for on-call rotation including nights, weekends & holidays

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2 years construction/maintenance experience in the refined products and/or oil and gas industry (Mechanical/Industrial trade school will be considered work experience)
  • A two-year technical or mechanical degree
  • 1+ years of experience with instrumentation and/or electronics troubleshooting
  • 1+ years of experience in the Pipeline Industry
  • 6+ months of experience locating underground pipelines

Want to learn more about Flint Hills Resources?

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.


Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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