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Damage Prevention Technician / One-Call Technician (Pipeline - Houston)

Location:  Houston, TX, US
Company:  ExxonMobil

Pre-Employment Testing Required

This Operations and Mechanical (O&M) position requires pre-employment testing. After submitting your application for this position you will receive an email to complete the online assessment.  If you have already taken the assessment, you DO NOT have to re-test; however, you MUST click the test link in order for your results to appear in your application.


In order to be considered for this position, candidates MUST complete the pre-employment assessment prior to the close of the requisition.  Candidates who complete the assessment after the requisition has closed will not be considered.


REQUISITON CLOSE DATE: Friday, November 24 2017

Job Summary

  • The Damage Prevention Technician is responsible for performing damage prevention inspection, pipeline locating, and One-Call ticket processing. The Damage Prevention Technician will be responsible for coordinating with third-party excavators to ensure the safety and integrity of underground pipelines during excavation activities, using hand tools to locate underground pipelines and complete all associated documentation daily.
  • Position does not include relocation benefits or travel expense reimbursement associated with the pre-employment process
  • This job requires pre-employment testing (Note: If you have already passed Phase 1 assessment, you do not have to take the test again, but you must click on the link so that it will indicate that you have already taken the test)

Job Responsibilities

  • Steward performance of third-party excavators, contractors
  • Effectively manage public relations issues.  c
  • Schedule/ Coordinate excavation activities near ExxonMobil underground pipelines
  • Underground pipeline locating/marking
  • Read and interpret alignment sheets to determine the route of pipelines
  • Use an electronic line locator and probing equipment to mark the centerline of pipelines in the vicinity of third-party excavations; install permanent and temporary markings as a visual representation of the pipeline locations, and complete all required documentation
  • Process One-Call tickets and respond to One-Call tickets within the state mandated time frame
  •  Utilize mapping programs and online database to determine third-party excavation location
  • Drive to jobsites to review/meet with third-parties and steward third-party excavation performance. 
  • Damage Prevention Inspection
  • Ensure compliance with  all ExxonMobil restrictions/procedures related to excavation activities within 25 feet of ExxonMobil pipelines

Job Requirements

  • Ability to plan daily work activities in accordance with established Company and Regulatory procedures  
  • Ability to communicate (read, write, and speak) effectively 
  • Ability to operate hand tools or other pipeline equipment to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Able to use Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a consistent safe work ethic
  • Familiarity with Engineering prints, pipeline alignment sheets, ArcGIS, KMZ files, GPS coordinates, KEY/Atlas maps, and HDD bore profiles
  • Familiarity with basic principles of excavations, general construction practices, and basic pipeline experience
  • Knowledge of emergency response procedures and DOT motor carrier regulations
  • Must be willing and able to attend/complete required training courses  
  • Must be willing and able to work in small team environments  
  • Must be willing and able to work in various locations, both indoors and outdoors, in a variety of weather conditions and temperatures
  • Must have safe driving skills
  • Must possess a valid driver's license

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ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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