The Bergaila Companies

Cathodic Protection Technician

Posted Date 4 days ago(9/28/2023 1:48 PM)
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We are currently seeking a Cathodic Protection Technician for a long-term position with a leading exploration and production company, with operations in Carlsbad, NM. 



Our Client is an American energy company operating principally in the U.S. and Canada, that specializes in the drilling and production of unconventional oil and natural gas assets.  Our client has a reputation for efficient resource development, environmental stewardship and community involvement, with a drive to meet the growing challenges of the domestic natural gas industry.


This position is directly involved in the field operation of pipelines and facilities in the transportation and movement of Oil & Gas related products.


- The Cathodic Technician must balance a high level of surveillance and maintenance to maintain the integrity of the pipeline system(s).

- The Technician will be expected to take a proactive approach in mitigating developing threats and ongoing events through close contact with the Pipeline Controllers and Pipeline Technicians.

- The Cathodic Technician must demonstrate the ability to recognize, analyze, and respond to abnormal conditions in a timely manner to minimize potential impact to people and the environment as well as eliminating risk to the liability of the company. 

- The Cathodic Technician will be responsible for the preventive and corrective maintenance of the pipeline and pipeline facilities. 

- This position requires working outside in various weather conditions and in various areas where contact with local wildlife could be dangerous.  

- This position also requires the Technician to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, working Holidays and responding to call-outs. 

- The Cathodic Technician responsibilities include, but are not limited to, gathering annual pipe-to-soil survey data; gathering rectifier readings and troubleshooting rectifier units; performing interference testing; and designing, overseeing installation of, and developing as-built drawings for cathodic protection facilities.

- The Cathodic Technician is responsible for all elements of the Field Corrosion Control Program and supports the pipeline integrity program.

- The Cathodic Technician will perform periodic inspections and routine maintenance on the pipeline system and complete maintenance records, service/ calibration reports, and other required documents.

- The Cathodic Technician will be responsible for responding to Pipeline one calls and locates.  

- This position will include daily travel via company-supplied vehicle.

- The Cathodic Technician is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the vehicle.

Train and Obtain DOT qualifications to perform certain DOT pipeline tasks

- Perform routine field startup/shutdown of  pipeline facility equipment
- Installs and maintains cathodic protection systems and internal corrosion control equipment
- Conducts internal and external evaluations of pipelines to evaluate new or existing corrosion, and assesses the condition of pipeline coatings
- Performs various tests,  measurements, and surveys to ensure efficient operation of cathodic protection facilities
- Evaluates, develops and monitors data as part of an internal corrosion control program
Gathers and evaluates data, prepares corrosion control recommendations and oversees corrosion mitigation measures
- Leads efforts to design and implement effective long-term cathodic protection systems
- Prepares documentation of all work associated with regulatory and compliance associated tasks
- Prepares drawings, job specifications, contractor scopes-of-work, and contract bid documents
Performs coating evaluations for atmospheric corrosion control and prepare mitigation plans
- Participates in regulatory inspections
- Inspects 3rd party construction / work activities
- Mentors fellow employees when appropriate
Comply with all applicable safety and environmental regulations, local policies and procedures
- Attend all safety meetings and safety training as required by company


- 1-5 years of related work experience

- High School Diploma or Equivalent

- Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license to include a safe driving record satisfactory to the company. 

- Knowledge of Maximo
- Knowledge of CFR 49 Part 195, OSHA, NEC, NFPA, NACE, API, GPA
- Knowledge of Management of Change Process
- Knowledge of GPS and GPS Systems
- Read and Understand PIDs
- Read and Understand Pipeline Maps and Alignment Sheets
- Certified  NACE Corrosion Technician I or II Certification
- Knowledge of DC Circuits, OHM’s Law, and the application to cathodic protection systems
- Knowledge of AC & DC electrical systems
- Knowledge of common pipeline corrosion control related equipment, such as line locators, digital multi-meter, soil-resistivity kit, CSE half cells, and data collectors
- Knowledge of pipeline coating systems
- Knowledge of Pipeline ROW Maintenance
- Knowledge of Pipeline third-party activities, encroachment
- Knowledge of pipeline operations and the characteristics for the products transported by pipeline




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