Williams Companies Senior Operations Technician in houston, Texas

Senior Operations Technician

ReqID: 97521

Number of Openings: 1

Location: Houston , Texas 77014

Operating Area/Functional Area: Atlantic - Gulf

Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in America. The backbone of Williams’ workforce is our technical and operations team. From processing plants to pipelines and compressor stations, we depend on the skills and dedication of our technicians to deliver the performance our customers expect. We’re looking for highly skilled technicians who will enjoy being part of a collaborative team. Hear from our employees on why they chose a career at Williams: https://williams.wistia.com/medias/b6g3u80i2e

Our organization is seeking a highly skilled Operations Technician Sr to be part of our Houston, Texas team (Transco Station 35). Reporting to the Supervisor of Operations, the primary purpose of the Operations Technician is to be responsible for handling of natural gas equipment as it related to engines/compressors, gas engines/compressors, electrical motors/pumps, and valves along with the maintenance and troubleshooting of all related subsystems, including start/stop, safety shutdown and combustion controls. In addition to performing operations-related duties.


  • Safety is the highest priority at Williams, and a person's commitment to safe operations is a requirement for all applicants. The ideal candidate will actively participate in safety meetings and develop knowledge in all company safety policies and industry safety standards.

  • Complete all assigned compliance activities by the posted due dates.

  • Perform and document operations and maintenance activities.

  • Maintain and/or operate all natural gas compressor station equipment and facilities including: Electric Driven Centrifugal Natural Gas Compressors

  • Operate and maintain ancillary equipment (pumps, heat exchangers, filters, etc.), piping, valves, separators, storage tanks, air compressors, auxiliary generators, etc.

  • Maintain and/or operate all on-shore pipeline facilities such as: valves, piping, pigging equipment, pipeline right-of-way, meter/regulator stations, and inspection of third party activities.

  • Handle facility encroachment activities including pipe location, excavation and inspection resulting from one-call notifications and/or direct calls.

  • Operate various equipment such as: Forklifts, Aerial / Man lift, tractor, etc.

  • Follow all company policy and procedures associated with job task and review each day prior to starting work.

  • Operational discipline is expected and must be incorporated while completing every job task.

  • Support local projects at our facilities.

  • Perform preventive pipeline maintenance and work described under the job progression system for the pipeline technician job family.

  • Interface with technical support, shared services, government agencies, local emergency planning committees, emergency responders, on-call agencies, landowners, and contractors.

  • Be willing to present education activities, which include formal presentations.

  • Able to read and interpret maps, drawings and P&IDs.

  • After hour work as needed and routine on-call rotations are mandatory with some out of area travel requirements.

  • Write work plans and Site Specific Procedures with little or no direction.



  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Possess previous experience within the oil and gas, industrial, manufacturing or equivalent industry.

  • Possess intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications and PC skills.

  • Have a valid State Operators Driving License and excellent driving record.

  • Be willing and able to work after hours, on-call rotations, nights, and weekend shifts.

  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Be willing to work in extremely hot and cold temperatures, loud noises and enclosed spaces.

  • Willing and able to lift and carry items weighing 45lbs or more.

  • Have the ability to stand, walk, climb, bend, stoop, and squat for long periods of time.

  • Be able to work at elevated levels from man lifts or ladders with appropriate PPE.

  • Have the ability to work in environmental extremes while operating hand and power tools, climbing ladders, and two-way radios.

  • Demonstrate the capability to be team orientated with the ability to work well with others.

  • Demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal, and initiative skills.

  • Reside no more than 45 min from the Station location.


  • Possess an Associates’ degree in electric/electronics instrumentation.

  • Test, calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot fire detection systems, fixed gas detection systems, transmitters, transducers, ESD/EBD systems, alarms and shutdown devices, pneumatic and electrical control circuits, and DC Systems including Battery Chargers.

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of Low & Medium Voltage Switchgears maintenance and troubleshooting skills.

  • Previously worked with human to machine interface developed systems such as Allen Bradley PLC’s

  • Worked with Low and Medium Voltage Switchgear Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Low and Medium Voltage Protective Relaying Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Settings Design

  • Low and Medium Voltage Motor Starters, VFDs, and Soft Starter maintenance and troubleshooting

  • Previous experience in an environment with gas-plant operations, gas compression, and/or liquid or gas gathering processes

  • Previous experience pneumatic controls troubleshooting and repair, and hydraulic controls

Regular/Temporary Assignment: R

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

FLSA Status: N

Shift: N-Not Applicable

Percent of Travel: Up to 25%

Relocation Offered: No

Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.