Corrosion Technician

Job Title: Corrosion Technician
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Houston, United States
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2018-07-22
Reference: BH-85586
Contact Name: Alejandro Jannaut
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 11, 2018 14:25

Job Description


LOCATION: WAtford City, ND or Carlsbad, TX

    • Plan and perform duties involved with testing, evaluation and installation of external and internal corrosion systems to control corrosion on assets       

    • Conduct scheduled cathodic protection of pipelines in compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) Part 192 & 195          

    • Test, adjust and maintain existing cathodic protection equipment and testing facilities

    • Inspects and reads all rectifiers, anodes, foreign bonds and pipelines including casing test points annually or more often as necessary

    • Conducts interface tests that measure cathodic protection and other electrical effects

    • Tracks and manages all internal corrosion monitoring devices              

    • Maintains corrosion and corrosion protection records for reporting requirement

    • Analyze equipment failures and participate or lead Root Cause Analysis evaluations

    • As a member of safety-sensitive position, position requires employee to work weekends, on-call and holidays as needed           

    • Responsible for batch and continuous chemical treatments and injections        

    • Analyze and evaluate corrosion control data and develop action plans to assist in assuring development of cost effective solutions consistent with corporate philosophy

    • Computerizes and trends corrosion data and reports results to pipeline manager and supervisor

    • Monitors third party crossings and encroachments and works with encroaching parties

    • Assist with designs, installations and maintaining corrosion control systems for all assigned Company assets

    • Plan and perform duties involved with testing, evaluation and installation of external and internal corrosion systems to control corrosion on assets       

    • Review and evaluate gas & liquid quality data and provide support for internal corrosion mitigation           

    • Review the following reports/data and provide corrosion related evaluation and follow-up recommendations and actions: In-Line Inspection, Hydrostatic Test, Guided Wave Ultrasonic Technology, flow modeling, pipeline elevation profiles, failure analysis, direct examination (NDE), water chemistry data, bacteria testing results, close Interval over-the-ground electrical surveys, soil resistivity, soil type and soil chemistry  
    • Provide support and coordinate corrosion mitigation for gathering (gas and liquids), transmission and storage field assets (pipelines, vessels, storage well casings and process facilities) to include chemical inhibitor/biocide/scavenging (O2 and H2S) treatment, cathodic protection, down-hole well logging (cathodic protection CPP) and above grade coating applications       

    • Maintaining compliance with all guidelines set forth by regulatory agencies that govern pipeline corrosion control related activities, Company policies and/or procedures associated with pipeline integrity/corrosion control including Operator Qualification requirements        

    • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with local, regional, and national NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) International organizations. May represent Company at inter-company corrosion coordinating meetings and audits conducted by state and/or federal agencies or DOT    



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • High School Diploma or equivalent

    • At least 3 - 6 years of experience as a corrosion technician, preferably in the oil and gas industry.

    • Must have good written and verbal communication skills and able to effectively communicate with colleagues, service providers, vendors and management.

    • NACE Certification(s) or working to achieve

NACE Certification Requirements:

•              NACE CP 1 certification minimum

•              NACE CP 2 certification preferred

•              NACE Internal Corrosion Technologist certification preferred