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Plains All American Corrosion Technician II in Russell, Kansas

Plains All American (PAA) is an industry-leading transportation and midstream provider specializing in transportation, storage, processing and marketing solutions for crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). We own an extensive network of pipeline transportation, terminalling, storage and gathering assets in key crude oil and NGL producing basins and transportation corridors and at major market hubs in the United States and Canada. On average, PAA handles more than 6 million barrels per day of crude oil and NGL in its Transportation segment. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

We are looking for highly-motivated individuals who enjoy working as part of a team in a dynamic and entrepreneurial work environment. Our Operations department is a talented group of professionals who are committed to conducting our business in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the public, our employees and contractors, our assets, and the environment. We want consistent and predictable operations done the right way, every time.

Performs annual and periodic facility corrosion surveys. Maintains cathodic protection equipment and evaluates and documents corrosion conditions of all assigned equipment and pipeline. Position will be subject to call outs for emergency response and/or work associated with Plains field operations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts scheduled cathodic protection (CP) surveys of pipelines in compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT).

  • Reads all rectifiers, anodes, foreign bonds, pipelines and casing test points on an annual basis. And takes quarterly reading of all rectifiers and control points.

  • Responsible for chemical treatments and reads all internal corrosion monitoring devices bi-annually.

  • Computerizes all data and provides reports to the Corrosion Supervisor.

  • Maintains records such as annual level of protection, quarterly readings, and rectifier logbooks, test station (ETS) alignments, etc.

  • Conducts interface tests that measure cathodic protection and other electrical effects.

  • Model and Promote a culture of safety and environmental responsibility.

  • Any other pipeline related duties that may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with the design, construction, monitoring and troubleshooting of cathodic protection systems and/or pipeline maintenance requirements.

  • NACE certification desired.

  • Basic computer skills and the ability to generate e-mail and complete applicable forms as required.

  • Ability to speak read and write English to interpret equipment manuals, service notices, and related data.

  • Good communication skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively as a team member and represent company with landowners and other vendors and pipeline companies.

  • Must be organized and proficient in record keeping.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license to operate company vehicles.

  • Ability to complete Hazmat training, safety programs, and meet minimum D.O.T. requirements.

  • Occasionally lifts or carries moderately heavy equipment or parts and positions them during maintenance activities. May have to work in confined spaces, working and stooping, kneeling, bending, and walking distances in all types of terrain.

  • Frequently works in open environment with extremes of heat and cold, often in proximity to high voltage and/or chemicals, which requires safety accommodations such as protective clothing and equipment.


  • Valid driver’s license with a clean abstract;

  • Cleared criminal history (background) and satisfactory reference checks;

  • Compliance with the Company’s drug and alcohol policy including pre-employment D&A testing

Our employees drive our success. At PAA hard work is rewarded with competitive compensation and a top-tier benefits program designed to keep you safe, healthy and happy. We work hard to deliver the best results to our stakeholders and we also respect our employees need for personal and family time, which is reflected in our great benefits program.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

By submitting your resume, you consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of the personal information provided during the application and selection process. Learn more (https://www.plainsallamerican.com/privacy-policy) .

External Field

At Plains, our vision is to become the premier crude oil and NGL transportation and marketing company in the United States and Canada by providing the utmost in value-added services to our customers, and in doing so, delivering superior returns to our stakeholders.

Our people are analytical, connected, creative, entrepreneurial and passionate about everything they do. We rely on our Core Values and beliefs to inspire and guide our team. These values include:

  • Safety and Environmental Stewardship : We conduct our operations and business in a manner that is safe for employees, contractors and the environment.

  • Ethics and Integrity : In our dealings within and outside of the company, we do the right thing, obey the law and act with the highest levels of honesty, ethics and integrity.

  • Accountability : In conducting our business, we are accountable to each other, our investors, our customers and our other stakeholders, including the communities where we live and work.

  • Respect and Fairness : We treat each other and our stakeholders fairly and with respect.