Nuverra Environmental Solutions

  • Pipeline Operator (Job based in: Gloster, LA)

    Job Locations US-LA-Frierson
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/9/2018 2:42 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Nuverra Environmental Solutions Pipeline Operator is responsible for the operation of pumping equipment including electric, diesel, gas and/or automatic pumps; control of equipment and systems to ensure their safe, economical and efficient operation; and route water products through pipelines at main-line or terminal stations according to instructions at destination. All employees will represent the Company in a professional manner.


    Education or Training:

    • High School Diploma or GED

    Work Context:

    • Will work in all weather conditions
    • 24/7 shift work is required

    Physical Demands:

    Climb stairs, sitting, standing, walking, carrying, pushing, lifting up to 50 lbs., pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, repetitive wrist and hand movements, hearing, seeing (including depth perception and peripheral vision), rapid mental coordination and alertness for entire shift



    • Must be 18-years of age or older
    • Valid driver’s license
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Familiarity with oil and gas operations, pipeline operations and UIC wells a plus
    • Knowledge of general water piping systems, pump, motors, valves, meters and other related equipment preferred
    • Must pass pre-employment fitness for duty test (FIT test)
    • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and background check

    Operational Job Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Each employee is responsible and accountable for conducting job tasks in a safe, healthy an environmentally cautious manner
    • Wearing all required personal protective equipment (PPE) related to task being performed as well as using all required safety equipment and procedures
    • Maintain equipment and ensure equipment is operating proficiently in compliance with regulatory and environmental agencies
    • Turn valves to start engines to pump water through station
    • Read flow and pressure meters and additionally turns valves to vary pumping rate line pressure, according to specifications
    • Turn handwheel or direct electric drive to move water through station
    • Operate pipelines to open or close pipeline valves to direct flow of oil to storage tanks according to grade; to direct flow of water through station along pipeline, according to destination; or to switch water to alternative pipelines to prevent contamination between grades
    • Inspect pumping equipment to detect malfunctioning leak
    • Lubricate machinery and also repairs as well as adjust pumps equipment, using hand tools
    • Record pressures, temperature, flow rates, and also maintains records of oil stock oil receipts
    • May pump natural gas or natural gas liquid products
    • May gauge as tanks to test oil
    • May use radiotelephone equipment
    • Sample and test water and/or waste water to ensure no hazardous materials are present
    • Monitor hourly readings and complete required daily paperwork and reports in a timely, accurate, and legible manner
    • Maintain contact with scada dispatch or supervisor to receive instructions
    • Perform visual inspections of equipment
    • Comply with all safety rules according to OSHA standards and insure that they are followed by all Truck Drivers, employees and visitors at the work site
    • Maintain proper cleanliness of work area
    • Assist other Operators when needed
    • Promptly report all work incidents to Company personnel including: Supervisor, Dispatch, Management, and HSE Representative
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Health, Safety and Environmental, Department of Transportation (DOT) Rules & Regulations:

    • Comply with all HSE and Company regulations and safety meet qualifications
    • Properly wear all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Attend and participate in all Company Safety meetings and assigned trainings such as daily Tailgate Meetings, Weekly Target Zero Training, and scheduled Safety Meetings


    • Ability to communicate English dialect orally, in writing and typing in order to communicate effectively with customers and co-workers
    • Light mechanical ability
    • Good interpersonal and customer service skills
    • Conflict resolution
    • Flexibility in the working environment
    • Ability to read a gauge, do minor math calculations, and complete proper paperwork
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
    • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
    • Ability to communicate English dialect orally, in writing and typing in order to communicate effectively with customers and co-workers
    • Maintain positive attitude and good organizational skills
    • Ability to use personal computer/computer terminal to input data and process information







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