Plant Operator/ Sr. Plant Operator

Boardwalk Pipelines

Job title: Plant Operator/ Sr. Plant Operator

Company: Boardwalk Pipelines

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Boardwalk Pipelines, LP primarily provides transportation and storage of natural gas and liquids for our customers. Additional information about the company can be found online at

We are currently looking for a Plant Operator/Sr. Plant Operator for our Petal, MS office.


The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will include the operations and maintenance of the Petal Gas Storage facilities in Petal, Mississippi. The Plant Operator is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of natural gas storage facilities, gas treating facilities, compressors and pipeline systems via both computer control center and onsite operations. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Operate natural gas plant and pipeline equipment including, but not limited to reciprocating, turbine and electric drive natural gas compressors, TEG dehydrators, fluid separation equipment, valves, gas measurement equipment, leaching plant facilities, etc.

Operate plant equipment & system.

Start-up/Shutdown of plant equipment and pipelines.

Adjust controls to operate equipment in the recommended or prescribed operating ranges.

Visually inspect equipment and controls at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.

De-pressure equipment and pipelines.

Operate valves.

Monitor plant and pipeline operations and respond to emergency or upset conditions.

Implement safe work practices and participate in proactive safety culture while ensuring safety for the employee, public and environment.

Monitor gas pipeline system through SCADA.

Ensure regulatory compliance and record keeping requirements are met and continually monitored.

Read, monitor and record various operating conditions such as pressure, temperature, hours of operations, fuel consumed, water levels, etc.

Perform minor maintenance on equipment including, but not limited to reciprocating, turbine and electric natural gas compressors, TEG dehydrators, fluid separation equipment, leach plant equipment, valves, etc.

Monitor, remove and replace filters, oil, chemicals, other lubricating fluids, gaskets, and valves, as needed.

Develop job plans, prepare work permits, monitor contractor activities, etc. as needed.

Work a rotating 12-hour shift schedule

The successful candidate will follow all BWP safety rules, environmental and OSHA regulations, document all maintenance activities and operational data.


One to five years of gas pipeline operations and maintenance experience or equivalent petrochemical / oil industry experience.

Strong mechanical and electronic aptitude

Strong safety culture

Strong computer skills

Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision

Excellent verbal and communication skills

Excellent problem-solving skills

Valve O&M experience

Organization and record keeping ability

Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. for a minimum of 50 feet, the ability to work in extreme weather conditions, and the ability to stand for long durations and climb stairs and ladders.

Ability to operate valve control wheels with a minimum of 50 turns.

Valid driver’s license, a safe driving record, and the ability to pass auditory and optic exams


Three (plus) years of gas pipeline operations and maintenance experience.

Natural Gas or NGL Storage experience, preferably in Salt Cavern facilities.

National Gas Compression experience


High School Diploma or Equivalent


Associate Degree in a related field


Boardwalk Pipelines, LP maintains a drug-free workplace and will require pre-employment drug & substance abuse testing before hire.

Boardwalk Pipelines, LP is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Expected salary:

Location: Petal, MS

Job date: Fri, 19 May 2023 06:24:00 GMT

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