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LNG Technician (Operations) (BHE GT&S)

Date: Jan 9, 2021

Location: LUSBY, MD, US, 20657

Company: Dominion Energy

Berkshire Hathaway’s commitment to building a stronger energy future is matched by our commitment to our employees who will make it a reality. Our employees are integral to our success and work hard to exceed customer expectations. We provide fulfilling employment opportunities, are committed to attracting and retaining the best employees, and support an environment that reflects the diversity of our communities.

 

On November 1, 2020, Dominion Energy sold its gas transmission and storage business to Berkshire Hathaway Energy. In light of this transaction, the application process and benefits package are temporarily shared by Dominion Energy and BHE Pipeline Group while the full integration of the gas transmission and storage business into BHE Pipeline Group is ongoing. Please note: when applying to a BHE GT&S position, some correspondence and documentation throughout the application and selection process will come from, or reference, Dominion Energy.  If you have any questions or concerns through the BHE GT&S application process, please reach out to BHEPGStaffing@dominionenergy.com.

 

At this time, BHE GT&S cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position. 


Job Summary

The LNG Technician (Operations) reports directly to the Shift Supervisor and is a member of a multi-disciplined crew responsible for the operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import/export and liquefaction/re-gasification terminal, including LNG process systems, infrastructure, power/steam generation, controls and emergency response, and operation of the Distributed Control System (DCS) consoles. Dedication, sensitivity to safety issues and compliance with policies and procedures is essential for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the terminal. Understands and follows LNG plant operating procedures, safe handling practices, equipment, maintenance protocols, governmental regulations and related technical and safety codes, standards and reporting requirements is required. In-depth knowledge of the physical properties of LNG, surroundings and is able to identify relevant equipment. Principal duty is as plant field Operator proficient in the operation of the all plant processes and utilities. Mastery of the subject matter or diversified knowledge of principles and practice in broad areas of assignments and related fields: Performs the duties of a LNG terminal operator in a rotational shift environment, including holiday, weekends, and nights. May operate Distributed Control System (DCS) consoles and LNG process systems, understanding and adhering to safety protocols. Operates all plant utilities, including air, water, power/steam generation, GTG operation, sanitation and nitrogen, Monitors and performs operator duties for the loading/unloading of LNG ships. Review and train on environmental, safety, operations and security procedures. Operates the facility recognizing the safety and environmental consequences of actions taken. Achieves the highest levels of environmental and safety compliance. Records and evaluates operating performance data and informs Shift Supervisor and/or Management of potential problems and failures in a timely manner, Works with Shift Supervisor and/or Lead Operator to expeditiously resolve plant problems and improve plant reliability and safety. May analyze chemistry and adjust chemical concentrations as required. Monitor steam piping system and associated equipment, obtain readings from steam, condensate, and flow meters, and interpret readings to make necessary repairs or adjustments. Performs all duties applying safety and environmental protocols, and adhering to regulatory mandates.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Minimum Requirements (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications):

  • Three (3) years experience in an industrial setting process/product chemical engineering or operations, or power plant operations, depending on type of experience.
  • Recent experience with LNG is preferred, however, petrochemical NGL, cryogenic natural gas processing, or hydrocarbon processing experience may be acceptable.

 

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of analytical chemistry and laboratory concepts and techniques, particularly as they relate to analytical techniques for high-purity water.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of environmental regulations.
  • Must be able to demonstrate basic computer skills with a knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical and deductive reasoning skills, laboratory skills, oral and written communication skills, instrumentation skills, and mathematical skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve equipment or process problems.
  • Ability to conduct site inspections or walk downs, including working at heights.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.

Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: High School Graduate , Required: GED

Preferred: Associate, Other Education: Mechanical, Electronic or related field.
Formal education in related technical or engineering discipline or related military training/experience is desirable.


Education Equivalent

Completed all Company-provided training on the various types of equipment in LNG facility. Other training requirements include the following curriculum:

  1. Utility operations, including air, water, sanitation, steam and nitrogen.
  2. Electrical power generation operations.
  3. Ship loading/unloading systems operations
  4. Emergency shutdown (EDS) systems.
  5. Fire and gas detection and suppression systems.
  6. Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) operations.
  7. Basic machinery diagnostics.
  8. Basic office applications and time-reporting procedures.
  9. Basic Maintenance Management System (SAP) applications.
  10. Distributed Control System (DSC) operations.
  11. Process controls.
  12. LNG pump operations.
  13. LNG plant operations, principles and theories.
  14. LNG vaporizer operations.
  15. Boil off gas (BOG) and vapor return blower operations.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Confined Spaces 26-50%
Dust / Grease / Oil 26-50%
Energized Wires 26-50%
Heat 26-50%
Loud Noise 26-50%
Office Work Environment 26-50%
Operating Machinery 51-75%
Outdoors 51-75%
Pressurized Lines & Valves 51-75%
Travel Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

This job requires recommended test results from the EEI Plant Operators Selection System (POSS) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process. To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser, https://careers.dominionenergy.com/content/Pre-Employment-Testing/

Export Control


Certain positions at BHE GT&S may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in BHE GT&S limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

 

Other Information


We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here dombenefits.com.

 

BHE GT&S is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.  We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran, or disability status.  Our values guide us in accordance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities.


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