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Kinder Morgan Corrosion Technician - IL/IA in COLUMBUS JCT, Iowa

Corrosion Technician - IL/IA

Job ID #: 25718 Location: IA-COLUMBUS JCT

Functional Area: Misc./Trades Position Type: Full Time

Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years Relocation Provided: No

Education Required: Associates Degree

RC/Department: 5474 -GPL-E-CORROSION :KMPL

Position Description

Kinder Morgan offers a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, two retirement plans, paid holidays, and paid time off. Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America.Position Description: Responsible for activities related to corrosion control and pipeline integrity within Iowa, Illinois and other locations as needed. Reporting location will be NGPL Station 109 (Harper, IA), NGPL Station 110 (Geneseo, IL) or NGPL Station 204 (Columbus Junction, IA).

  • Successful candidate will be provided with a company vehicle for work and commuting.

  • Company will provide PPE work attire and job related tools and equipment.

  • Company will provide paid on-the-job training.

  • Entry level candidate is eligible to receive 120 hours of prorated paid time off (PTO).

  • Position is eligible for a 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off.

  • The pay rate starts at $34.81 per hour. Job level and pay commensurate with experience and skill set.

    Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • The proper design, installation, operation, and maintenance of cathodic protection equipment and other corrosion control facilities on high-pressure natural gas pipeline systems.

  • The preparation of written documents including action plans, closure reports, technical papers, site-specific plans, bid packages, annual corrosion reviews, emails, budgets, etc.

  • Recognize corrosion related concerns and perform corrosion control tests, inspections, measurements, surveys, and evaluate data collected to ensure effective operation of corrosion control facilities.

  • Installation or supervising the installation of corrosion control facilities, maintaining these facilities and producing adequate records/documentation by use of field sketches, as-built prints, computer software, and field note sheets.

  • Gather and analyze the corrosion control data as required by regulations, industry standards, and company procedures.

  • Compile corrosion control data collected into the American Innovations Pipeline Compliance System software program.

  • Lead efforts to design and implement effective long-term cathodic protection systems.

  • Assist with the development of cost estimates, drawings, job specifications and contract bid documents for the completion of capital improvement projects.

  • Assist with the evaluation, development, implementation and maintenance of facility grounding systems.

  • Assist with the implementation and validation of the company pipeline integrity program.

  • Perform coating evaluations for atmospheric corrosion control and prepare mitigation plans.

  • Participate in regulatory and company inspections/audits.

  • Assist local management with corrosion control status and data review.

  • Inspect third party construction/work activities.

  • Required to assist other employees as requested.

  • Occasional travel is required.

    Position Requirements

    Required Skills

  • Required to successfully complete technician progression training within five years.

  • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions.

  • Must be able to work safely and effectively manage corrosion control/pipeline integrity activities in districts that include both rural and densely populated areas.

  • Required to respond to after hour "call outs" due to equipment and/or operational problems and may be required to carry a communication device.

  • Must be able to work independently as needed.

  • Must be willing to work overtime on an as needed basis.

  • Acceptable history of safe work practices.

  • Ability to actively support the region's safety program.

  • Acceptable job performance.

  • Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document, and complete work with a minimum of supervision in an acceptable period.

  • Ability to work in a team environment, take direction from Supervisors, keep required job schedules, focus on details, and follow work rules.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Effective analytical and troubleshooting skills.

  • Strong computer skills (MS operating system, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.).

  • Ability to troubleshoot electronic and electrical equipment.

  • Ability to gather and analyze cathodic protection data.

  • Ability to use electronic test equipment.

  • Required to maintain technical proficiency.

  • Ability to perform basic mechanical work associated with natural gas facilities.

  • Ability to work safely and efficiently.

  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license, meet company insurability requirements and safely operate motor vehicles.

    Education Requirements Associate degree in a technical discipline such as electrical, electronic or electro-mechanical from an accredited school, or equivalent.


  • NACE CP-2 and Internal Corrosion Technologist certification.

  • Experience in all phases of corrosion control and pipeline integrity as described in the Job Description.

  • Experience with computer software: American Innovations PCS/CPDM, KAPA, MS Office, etc.

  • Working knowledge of AC and DC electrical systems.

  • Knowledge of Kinder Morgan company policies and practices.

  • Knowledge of 49 CFR Part 192 regulations and requirements.

  • Knowledge of NACE standards.

  • Knowledge and experience with safe gas handling practices.

  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code philosophies and installation requirements.

  • Experience in external corrosion control and monitoring practices.

  • Experience with in-line inspections, close interval surveys, and interference testing.

  • Experience in cathodic protection design.

  • Experience with coating systems and specifications.

  • Experience with NDT techniques/inspections.

  • Knowledge of SCC identification/characterization.

    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.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.