Job Detail: Plant Manager

Job Order #10458

Post Date Job Tile Location Category
5/14/2019 Plant Manager Pecos - Texas Oil/Gas-Exploration and Production


Walker Elliott has partnered with a leader in the energy industry to locate a Plant Manager for it’s cryogenic gas processing plant in Pecos, TX.  The Plant Manager will lead a plant for the treatment of amine and dehydration facilities as well as condensate stabilization. The facility manufactures NGL liquids and residue methane sales gas for pipeline delivery.

The role requires the Plant Manager to oversee the plant operators, team leads, technical crew and other personnel. The person will coordinate the plant’s HSE and Safety policies and programs, ensure regulatory compliance, implement training programs for employees, and the management of the OPEX and CAPEX budgets, along with complete management of the other site functions.


  • Responsible for the supervision of personnel (both internal employees and contractors) performing operation and maintenance of process equipment, instrumentation, pumps, vessels, heat exchangers, pipelines, compressors and auxiliary equipment, engines, turbines, motors, cooling equipment, valves, seals and other related equipment
  • Ensure the cost effective and efficient performance of the pumps, exchangers, all engines, and associated equipment at compressor stations, and pipelines
  • Supervise installation, repair, service and maintenance of instrumentation, valves, pipe, pipeline appurtenances, and associated equipment
  • Responsible for the direction of general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment, including pipeline right-of-way, and gathering or storage areas, including but not limited to excavating, repairing, coating and backfilling pipelines, concrete work, painting, building erection, weed control, etc.
  • Supervise the operation and maintenance of plant processing equipment (e.g., electric motors, reciprocating engines, pumps, compressors, expanders, coolers, switch gear, test equipment, vehicles, etc.)
  • Represent the Company during contacts with landowner/tenants, public officials/emergency officials and at local meetings. (One Call, Pipeline Groups, EPA, etc.)
  • Oversee construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties.
  • Train and oversee company and third party personnel as required (e.g., personnel in progression, transport drivers, contractors, and visitors)
  • Perform governmental compliance activities (OSHA, DOT, Local, State and Federal Agencies, EPA, TRRC, etc.)
  • Identify, report, and correct safety and environmental concerns
  • Pro-actively participate and foster staff involvement in safety programs and initiatives
  • Participate in the development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, project scopes and work plans.
  • Complete all applicable documentation and record keeping
  • Other duties as assigned


  • BS or BA degree in Engineering or Technically related field is preferred, but not required
  • 8+ years of plant management or plant superintendent experience
  • Detailed knowledge of processing plant, compressor station, gathering and transmission pipeline systems operations
  • Prior supervisory/leadership experience; or a minimum of 7 years’ experience in the natural gas industry
  • Strong Process Safety Management (PSM) background
  • Background in facilities engineering is a plus.
  • Basic computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, various operating systems, and other company software)
  • Previous experience in supervising crews with gas processing, pipeline and compressor station responsibilities and managing multiple tasks on a daily basis
  • Experience analyzing, adjusting, and making minor repairs on plant equipment, compressor engines, pumps and other associated equipment
  • Knowledge of operating costs and best practices associated with the equipment in area of responsibility
  • Experience reading and interpreting blueprints, P&IDs, and other diagrams
  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids and high- and low-pressure systems
  • Knowledge of company policies, procedures and practices, and regulatory and tariff requirements
  • Prior experience operating electrical motors, centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, pumps and other rotating equipment.
  • Participate in the PHA/HAZOP process, manage recommendations and track action items to closure.
  • Possess a valid driver's license and meet company insurability requirements
  • May be required to possess a commercial driver’s license, drive a company commercial vehicle and comply with all commercial vehicle regulations.
  • Basic computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, various operating systems, and other company software)
  • Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, regulatory, and Company tariff requirements.
  • Demonstrate performance and leadership toward operational excellence
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from Management, keep required work schedules, focus attention to details, and follow work rules.

Do not apply unless you are authorized to work in the United States for any employer as client company cannot sponsor or transfer visas at this time.

Walker Elliott is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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