Profession pipeline maintenance worker

Pipeline maintenance workers operate different equipment to keep the suitability of the pipelines. They perform checks for deviations and administer chemicals according to the needs and cleaning aim (e.g. corrosion shunning)

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Pipeline coating properties

    Know pipeline coating properties such as external anti-corrosion, internal coating, concrete weight coating, thermal insulation, and others.

Skills

  • Follow written instructions

    Follow written directions in order to perform a task or carry out a step-by-step procedure.

  • Maintain pipeline coating properties

    Perform maintenance to pipelines and their coating properties by applying chemicals and techniques. Maintain external anti-corrosion, internal coating, concrete weight coating, thermal insulation, and other coating properties.

  • Use rigging equipment

    Set up rolling and lifting equipment required to lift and move objects e.g. with a crane or block and tackle system.

  • Handle chemicals

    Safely handle industrial chemicals; use them efficiently and ensure that no harm is done to the environment.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Test pipeline infrastructure operations

    Perform tests on pipelines, such checking whether there is continuous flow of materials through them, examining for leakages, and assessing the suitability of the location of the pipeline is.

  • Prevent pipeline deterioration

    Ensure the conservation of pipelines by undertaking adequate maintenance of the system and its coating properties. Prevent corrosion formation, leaks, and other problems.

  • Carry out measurements of parts

    Operate measurement instruments to measure parts of manufactured objects. Take into consideration specifications of manufacturers to perform the measuring.

  • Inspect pipelines

    Walk flow lines to identify damage or leaks; use electronic detection equipment and conduct visual inspections.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Maintain equipment

    Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.

  • Maintain working relationships

    Ensure effective working relationships with colleagues and others. Maintain them over long periods of time.

  • Ensure regulatory compliance in pipeline infrastructures

    Ensure that the regulations for pipeline operations are met. Ensure pipeline infrastructure compliance with legal mandates, and compliance with regulations governing the transportation of goods via the pipelines.

  • Operate welding equipment

    Use welding equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel; wear protective eyewear during the working process.

  • Follow verbal instructions

    Have the ability to follow spoken instructions received from colleagues. Strive to understand and clarify what is being requested.

  • Operate soldering equipment

    Use soldering equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel, such as a soldering gun, soldering torch, gas-powered iron, and others.

Optional knowledge and skills

follow up pipeline integrity management priorities pipeline transport regulations; security requirements of goods transported via pipelines detect flaws in pipeline infrastructure assemble manufactured pipeline parts monitor storage vessels used to transport goods via pipeline types of pipelines