Kinder Morgan Operations Supervisor - Franklinton in FRANKLINTON, Louisiana

Operations Supervisor - Franklinton

Job ID #: 17997



Functional Area:


Position Type:

Full Time

Experience Required:

5 - 7 Years

Relocation Provided:

May be Considered

Education Required:




Position Description

Kinder Morgan owns or operates the largest natural gas network in North America with approximately 70,000 miles of natural gas pipelines. We are connected to every important U.S. natural gas resource play, including the Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Utica, Uinta, Haynesville, Fayetteville and Barnett. We move about 40 percent of the natural gas consumed in America. The Operations Supervisor position is based out of our Southern Natural Gas (SNG) compressor station located in Franklinton, Louisiana. Kinder Morgan offers a great benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and pension plan, paid holidays, and paid time off.


Provide supervisory leadership to crews in assigned geographic area including two compressor stations in Franklinton, LA and St. Bernard, LA. Responsible for the safety and environmental programs, compliance with company procedures and government regulations, development and management of budgets, employee training and development and overview of administrative functions relevant to the work.


  • Provide supervisory leadership to crews in assigned geographic areas

  • Ability to supervise, communicate, schedule, and lead direct reports

  • Responsible for safety and environmental programs, compliance with company procedures and government regulations, development and management of budgets, employee training and development and overview of administrative functions relevant to the work

  • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of pipeline transmission facilities to ensure their safe, reliable, and efficient operation

  • Responsible for the 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 pumps, exchangers, engines and associated equipment at compressor stations and pipelines

  • Install, repair, service and maintain instrumentation, valves, pipe, pipeline appurtenances and associated equipment

  • Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment, including pipeline right-of-way, including, but not limited to excavating, repairing, coating and backfilling pipelines, concrete work, painting, building erection, weed control, etc.

  • Maintain, adjust, make minor repairs and operate equipment (i.e., industrial wheeled tractors, water pumps, air compressors, expanders, coolers, test equipment, vehicles, etc.)

  • Represent the Company during contacts with landowner / tenants, public officials / emergency officials and at local meetings (One Call, Pipeline Groups, Soil Conservation, USFS, etc.)

  • Oversee construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties

  • Train and oversee company and third party personnel as required (i.e., personnel in progression, transport drivers, contractors, visitors

  • Perform governmental compliance activities (OSHA, DOT, State Agencies, EPA, USF, etc.)

  • Identify, report and correct safety and environmental concerns

  • Actively participate 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

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may require other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements


  • EDUCATION: High School diploma or equivalent


  • Prior supervisory experience or a minimum of five years of experience in the natural gas industry

  • Knowledge of Company procedures and government regulations relevant to pipeline operations


  • Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license and satisfactory driving record to be insurable by the Company insurance carrier

  • Subject to license or certification requirements or training as stipulated by local, state or federal agencies or the Company


  • Ability to plan, organize, document, prioritize and complete work efficiently

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage crews at multiple locations and perform multiple tasks on a daily basis

  • Must be able to communicate, verbally and in writing, in English

  • Strong commitment to safety

  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals

  • 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 have good attention to detail.


  • Employee must be physically capable of completing and satisfying all training requirements as stipulated by local, state or federal agencies and/or Company Policy.

  • Must be able to frequently enter confined spaces, and climb to and work from elevated platforms, ladders and walkways

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions and 50 pounds from floor to waist

  • Must be able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, climb vertical access ladders and stairwells, carry up to 50 pounds and to see, hear, walk and talk effectively.


  • May work in low-lit areas

  • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions

  • Depending upon the location and workload, travel may be required

  • Must be available for shift work when applicable

  • Field activities may include walking to and among work and/or constructions sites, climbing in and out of trenches, working around heavy equipment and working in confined spaces

  • Must be available for responding to emergency situations on a 24/7 basis

PREFERRED EDUCATION: (Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position.)

  • Preference may be given to candidates with college degrees, especially a Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Business or similar programs.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.