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Title:  Pipeline Technician - I&E

Date:  Jan 1, 2022

Artesia, NM, US, 88210

Basic Function

Holly Energy Partners located in Artesia, NM is seeking a Pipeline Technician I&E.  The Pipeline Technician I&E conducts assignments and duties for the Pipeline Department under general supervision. Leads the work of others from time to time as required.

Job Duties

  • Works primarily on pipeline electrical/instrumentation equipment and ensures equipment is operating properly
  • Troubleshoots, tests, maintains, repairs, and installs low voltage (480 volts or less) electrical/instrumentation equipment
  • Maintains pipeline integrity and instrumentation operators use to obtain information
  • Installs and calibrates instruments and safety equipment and ensures that all calibration reports are current
  • Ensures that all test equipment, gauges and relief valves are certified
  • Performs minor pump repairs
  • Programs SCADA controls and equipment required to safely operate and maintain pipelines and terminals as necessary
  • Balances the terminal (i.e., Barrels in/Barrels out)
  • Performs quality control checks on the product
  • Responds to upsets and abnormal operating instances
  • Generates various reports for daily distribution
  • Verifies compliance with DOT requirements
  • Ensures operations and safety procedures are followed at all times
  • May be responsible for “dig test” one call system, monitoring one calls, and dispatching to the location as needed
  • May be responsible for training less experienced technicians

Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their supervisor, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion.


A minimum of five years of job-related experience is required.

Education Level

A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent is required. 


A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.

Required Skills

Working knowledge of the pipeline industry or related industry. Working knowledge of instrumentation methods and the ability to apply this knowledge as it pertains to the company. Basic reading and writing skills required with the ability to read and interpret wiring diagrams/schematics. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Ability to effectively communicate with others, both written and verbal communication.


Familiarity with programmable logic controller (PLC), a general familiarization with DOT safety rules and regulations, and special training in Instrumentation and the SCADA system are all preferred.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

Work Conditions

Office and field based with up 10% travel by land and air required. Petroleum refinery, warehouse and plant environment, out-of-doors, and driver environments, including but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks, rotating equipment, and exposure to the risk of electrical shock. Subject to all temperatures, weather and varying road conditions.

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and finger movements, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching or grasping, lifting or carrying up to 50 lbs, pushing and/or pulling up to 50lbs, climbing up to 48 ft, perceiving color differences, required to wear personal protective equipment as needed and a respirator in emergency situations (beards are not permitted), ability to operate and drive all assigned company vehicles at company standard insurance rates is essential, valid State driver’s license and proof of insurance required, and strenuous physical activity.

Our One HFC Culture:

Our one HFC Culture focuses on four key values of safety, integrity, teamwork and ownership.  They influence our decisions, shape our behaviors and keep us connected across the entire organization.  Safety is first.  We care about our people and work tirelessly to make sure they return home safely, every day.  Everything we do is done with integrity.  We encourage growth and exciting possibilities by championing a culture of teamwork and ownership.

About HollyFrontier Corporation

HollyFrontier Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products. HollyFrontier owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Utah and markets its refined products principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. In addition, HollyFrontier produces base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and Netherlands, and exports products to more than 80 countries. HollyFrontier also owns a 57% limited partner interest and a non-economic general partner interest in Holly Energy Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership that provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminal line, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HollyFrontier Corporation subsidiaries.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HollyFrontier Corporation 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, age, disability, veteran status or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.

Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque

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