Heavy Equipment Mechanic at Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: GROVES, Texas





Job Description:

Position Description

Primary purpose:

  • Performs repairs and maintenance on multiple types of heavy equipment, as directed by Crew Leader, Supervisor or Manager, for the terminals within the Kinder Morgan Gulf Bulk business unit, while following Kinder Morgan Inc. and customer policies, procedures, safety rules, and federal and state laws.
Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Reads and understands parts books and schematic drawings to determine parts needed and work procedures

  • Dismantles and repairs heavy equipment including excavator, forklifts, frontend loaders, dozers, tele handlers etc.

  • Moves machinery and equipment as needed to check out and repair as needed

  • Repairs and lubricates machines, equipment and heavy equipment

  • Diagnoses problems and make repairs to heavy equipment and assets i.e. dismantling, assembling, and installing parts and or service on equipment / machinery.

  • Initiates repairs on mechanical engines and equipment used in petroleum coke handling operations/steel operations

  • Examines protective guards, loose bolts, and safety devices on equipment, and makes adjustments

  • Operates a variety of tools/equipment such as cutting torch, welder, forklift, hand tools, power tools (impact wrench, drills, etc.) and electric meters

  • Lubricates moving parts and operates repaired equipment to verify conformance to specifications

  • As directed performs activities of co-workers

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Requisitions and control spare parts inventory

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions


Position Requirements

Competencies, skills, and abilities:


  • Must be willing and able to work at heights above ground in order to provide maintenance functions

  • Must be willing to work shift and/or overtime hours during the week including after dark hours, and/or weekends, and holidays as dictated by operations

  • Respond to call-outs to perform maintenance duties

  • Demonstrate aptitude to execute and maintain necessary records

  • In order to appropriately perform essential duties of this job, regular work attendance is required

  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules

  • Ability to carry out supervision/direction and work effectively and cooperatively with other people

  • Must be able to successfully work with minimal direct supervision

  • Must possess general understanding of how corporate policies, procedures, practices and processes relate to the material handling business segment, associated business units, and internal and external customers.

  • Treat people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity and ethically, upholds organizational values.

  • Prioritize and plans work activities using time efficiently, plans for additional resources, organizes schedules of other people and their tasks, develops realistic action plans.

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Recommends measures to improve equipment performance, and quality of product handling

Physical demands:

  • Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and also but not limited to: heights in excess of 5 feet, moving mechanical parts, moving on track rail equipment, fumes, airborne particles, vibration, uneven terrain and high noise level in the work environment

  • Required to stand, walk and climb for extended periods of time

  • Communicate with supervision and co-workers via radio and hand signals

  • Must wear FRC clothing

  • Regularly lift and /or move a minimum of 50 pounds

  • Must be able to work in dusty environment

Education:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

    Experience / specific knowledge:

  • Must possess understanding of bulk handling operations/equipment

  • Strong ability to diagnose and maintain heavy equipment (D9 & D10 Dozers, Front End Loader, Excavator, Tele handler, etc.)

  • Operation/Repair of A/C

  • Trouble shooting hydraulic and pneumatic repair on heavy equipment

    Certifications, licenses, registrations:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license

  • Must be able to obtain Safety training/certification as required by customers to work in their facilities and as required by Kinder Morgan at all locations

  • Must obtain and/or meet all requirements to enter foreign trade zones; such as background checks by both the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security, i.e. obtain and maintain a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)

  • Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets

  • The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed

  • Must be a self-starter

  • 2-5 years' experience with Heavy Equipment

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.

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.





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