Process Specialist

Job Classification:

This position requires that a person have the willingness and ability to learn, comply with client requests and understand the concepts of gas dehydration processes and troubleshooting. This position requires extensive knowledge in dehydration and process equipment troubleshooting and understanding of production process equipment. The position has a 24/7, 365 day on-call requirement. Travel requirements include domestic and international projects on land and offshore. 

The position requires an individual have extensive knowledge of all aspects of dehydration equipment operation, a mechanical background, experience with instrumentation, the ability to generate field reports, knowledge of chemical cleaning processes and, the ability to manage projects. The person must have the ability to follow directions, work independently, train and mentor lesser experienced Mechanics, Technicians and Senior Technicians on assigned tasks and meet project performance goals.

The individual is expected to provide onsite training to client personnel on gas dehydration process operations in hands-on, equipment-specific settings as well as in classroom environments in both domestic and international locations. The individual is expected to continue developing their knowledge and abilities to progress in a career path leading to the Project Manager and Operations Management positions.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Exhibit proficiency and safe use of all tools associated with performing a chemical cleaning job.
  • Complete understanding and proper use of all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for personnel protection for any task associated with a cleaning job, vessel entry and other special task assignments.
  • Complete understanding of the Regeneration unit/Glycol system circulation path. 
  • Possess the knowledge to determine the proper temporary inlet and outlet connection points to establish circulation paths for chemical cleaning of process equipment. 
  • Complete understanding and ability to troubleshoot the gas dehydration process and all associated process equipment.
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of all the individual components of the Glycol System and how they function including the correct operating parameters, i.e. pressures, temperatures, flow rates, etc. This includes but is not limited to: 
    • Reboiler
    • Contact Tower
    • Surge Tank
    • Separator
    • Heat Exchangers
    • Misc. Vessels (Still Column, Stahl Column)
    • Associated Piping (Hot loop/Cold loop)
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the entire chemical cleaning process of Glycol Systems and dehydration specialty components, including the ability to: 
    • Identify, quantify and provide details on the best chemical application for a specific contaminant or type of fouling to complete the cleaning process, and
    • Develop a complete procedure and timeline with a step-by-step procedure to complete the cleaning task. 

Required Abilities:

Extensive and complete working knowledge of Gas Dehydration:

  • Manage a chemical cleaning, contact tower entry or special project crew as assigned by Operations Management.
  • Provide fully detailed field tickets and survey/troubleshoot reports to Operations management. Recommend possible system improvements based upon findings.
  • Evaluate the job performance of lesser experienced personnel and provide detailed reports to Operations Management for the evaluation process.
  • Effectively communicate to the client any corrective actions recommended based upon the survey/troubleshoot findings in a timely fashion.
  • Inform Operations Management on any sales lead or possible service work opportunity for follow-up.
  • Inform the client base of the advantages of glycol analyses and preventative maintenance programs.
  • Develop project estimates, procedures and/or work schedules for cleaning and vessel entry services and special repair/refurbishment projects.
  • Promote gas dehydration system parts and material sales and maintenance programs.
  • Back up and/or assist Operations Management when called upon for day-to-day operations including providing technical phone support, project estimating, technical reporting, training, etc.
  • Conduct all pre-job, scope-of-work and/or tailgate Job Safety Analysis (JSA) meetings.
  • Identify and communicate evacuation/escape routes from a work location in the event an evacuation is required.
  • Must be able to work with a team, supervise a work crew, and work independently with no supervision.  

Safe Work, Training and Certification Requirements: 

  • Comply with the initial and recurrent safety training requirements as detailed in the Gly-Tech Services Safety Training program.
  • Maintain a current Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
  • Attend the Gly-Tech 3-day Glycol Dehydration School and pass the final test with a minimum score of 80%.
  • Attend and successfully complete additional technical and third party training as required. This may include but is not limited to:
    • Confined Space Rescue training and annual drill
    • First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation iii. Defensive Driving
    • API RP 2D Rigger Certification
    • PI T-2 Production Safety Systems
    • Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) using a Modular Egress Training Simulator (METS) and including water survival
    • SafeGulf and/or RigPass
  • Attend a minimum of one monthly corporate safety meeting per quarter.
  • Attend and successfully complete all site specific training and client orientations as required. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally push, pull, or lift heavy items (75 pounds); frequently lift and carry objects weighing 50 pounds.
  • Climb ladders, either fixed or portable; cable or rope ladders temporarily affixed inside confined spaces.  
  • Repeatedly walk up and down multiple flights of stairs.  
  • Kneel and stand repeatedly.  
  • Occasionally remain in prolonged squatting position at different times throughout the day.  
  • Walk or stand for prolonged periods of time throughout the day.  
  • Be exposed to corrosive chemicals and solvents for prolonged periods throughout the day.  
  • Be exposed to chemical fumes for prolonged periods throughout the day.  
  • Work around loud machinery with rotating parts, such as but not limited to: compressors, different types of pumps (pneumatic/electric/diesel driven).  
  • Work in cramped, restrictive spaces with limited room for standing, kneeling, arm motion and body placement.  
  • Work in permit-required confined spaces with small man way access and internal obstacles such as: trays, baffles, weirs, mist extractor/vane pack assemblies.  
  • Use of vibrating hand tools such as pneumatic powered impact socket guns weighing between 25 and 50 pounds.  
  • Work with hands above shoulders for prolonged periods throughout the day.  
  • Move hands and fingers with dexterity.  
  • Repeatedly grasp and squeeze hand tools and other materials such as filter elements.  
  • See both near and far accurately. 
  • Hear and understand verbal instructions in English.  
  • Able to perceive primary colors.  
  • Exposure to loud noises.
  • Must be able to wear all necessary PPE while working, such as but not limited to: full body slicker/rain suits and Tyvek suits, chemical apron and other chemical protective clothing; fullface respirator (air purifying respirators and supplied air) and dust masks; different types of protective gloves (rubber, nitrile, PVC, cotton, etc.); and fall protection equipment including a full-body harness.  
  • Must be able to enter and ride in commercial helicopters and be able to comply with all related safety regulations (wearing 3 and 4 point restraint system, opening and closing doors while seated, etc); must be able to complete the required Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) and Water Survival.  
  • Must be able to use a swing rope for boarding boats and platforms over water. This action requires the individual to be able to support his body weight while grasping a rope with both hands for five seconds, and safely swinging onto a boat or fixed landing area.