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Operator, Damage Prevention

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline
Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Job Code
    C-17-0068 - DPO - Edmond, OK
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time




Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline (Southern Star) is an interstate natural gas transportation company, headquartered in Owensboro, KY. Southern Star operates a 6,000-mile pipeline system transporting natural gas from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming and Colorado to markets in the Mid-continent.   


Southern Star provides a safe, learning-oriented, friendly working environment as well as competitive salaries and excellent benefits.   We are seeking an experienced individual with skills and qualifications in the following area:


Job # C-17-0068– Operator, Damage Prevention – Edmond, OK




Job Description: 


This position is responsible for: (including but not limited to): Providing service in the manner of observing, locating, marking, and documenting pipeline locations underground or exposed. Observing functions related to the excavation and backfilling of pipeline; identifying and documenting leaks with and without an instrument; and performing other tasks as assigned in housekeeping throughout reporting location. Assist in the maintenance and/or operation of various types of Company property such as buildings, machinery, rights of way, and pipelines. This is a key training phase intended to build an individual’s progression to a higher level of performance and expertise.






Primary Responsibilities include (but not limited to):


Technical Duties (with supervision and/or under direction)


  • Develop understanding of natural gas transmission pipeline industry
  • Perform or assist with basic electrical tasks, if requested, as allowed under NFPA70E such as routine maintenance and replacement of existing single phase electrical equipment
  • Utilize all applicable IT systems


  • Complete all criteria in Qualifications section above as well as other items in the “Job Qualification Task List” as incorporated by reference.




  • Create/maintain all required documentation related to assignments
  • Attain and Maintain proficiency in performing Damage Prevention Operator Qualification tasks
  • Comply with all applicable regulations, Company policies and procedures (OSHA, DOT, NFPA 70E, etc.)




  • Defensive Driving
  • First Aid/CPR
  • CBT / ExxTend learning modules
  • Other coursework and proof of skill as required by law, regulation, or Company policy or procedure
  • New Employee Safety Orientation
  • Safety 101






  • Participate in safety presentations.
  • Learn Emergency Procedures
  • Understand and use Sec 65 of the SSCGP O&M
  • Participate in SSCGP Safety program




Other duties and training as assigned.


This position is subject to federal drug/alcohol testing.


Physical Requirements


Primary physical requirements include (but not limited to): Working in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. Lifting and pulling of up to 100 pounds.  Working with and/or around chemicals.  Repetitive lifting, stooping, crawling, walking standing and sitting.  Working in high or elevated areas.  Monitoring multiple functions with multiple required tasks.  The work environment will include extreme weather conditions and high noise levels.  Travel of up to <=10% of the time, which will require overnight stays.  Long distance driving in both day and night hours.  Flexibility of working unscheduled overtime based on business needs. 




  • Note: Candidate must reside within 40 miles of reporting location.

    The current pay for a Damage Prevention Operator is $15.00 per hour.

    Damage Prevention Operator must remain in that position for two (2) years. Damage Prevention Operators may bid before the two (2) year time frame only if there is a posted open position within their Reporting Location.




The company reserves the right to require any applicant selected for an interview to complete a battery of tests consistent with the requirements of the job.




Working Location: Edmond, OK




Deadline: October 23, 2017




How to apply:


If you have qualifications we need, want a job that uses your existing skills and encourages you to develop new ones, provides varied work challenges, and allows you to work with a great group of people, this position might be a perfect fit. Please forward your resume, which should provide evidence of how you meet each minimum requirement mentioned and any preferences listed, to: Southern Star Human Resources Department, Job Postings, PO Box 20010, Owensboro, KY 42304 or e-mail your resume to You must include the Job# identified above or your resume will not be considered.




No Phone Calls Please


                                  SOUTHERN STAR is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


We thank all applicants for their interest, but will only respond to those selected for interviews.













  • High school diploma or GED

  • Technical aptitude

  • Basic skill level in Microsoft Office products

  • Maintain a valid driver’s license

  • Maintain a DOT Physical Card



  • Associates degree or two year technical degree

  • Experience with a natural gas pipeline


  • Energy / Oil & Gas

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