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Kinder Morgan Corrosion Supervisor in SHOREWOOD, Illinois

Corrosion Supervisor

Job ID #: 22205



Functional Area:


Position Type:

Full Time

Experience Required:

5 - 7 Years

Relocation Provided:


Education Required:

Associates Degree



Position Description

Responsible for supervision of activities related to corrosion control and pipeline integrity within Division 7 (IL, IA & IN) and other locations as needed. Reporting location will be NGPL Station 113 (Shorewood, IL). Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • The proper design, installation, operation, and maintenance of cathodic protection equipment and other corrosion control facilities on high-pressure natural gas pipeline systems.

  • The preparation of written documents including action plans, closure reports, technical papers, site-specific plans, bid packages, annual corrosion reviews, emails, budgets, etc.

  • Recognize corrosion related concerns and coordinate corrosion control tests, inspections, measurements, surveys, and evaluate data collected to ensure effective operation of corrosion control facilities.

  • Supervising the installation and maintenance of corrosion control facilities and applicable record keeping.

  • Analyze the corrosion control data as required by regulations, industry standards, and company procedures.

  • Analyze corrosion control data collected into the American Innovations Pipeline Compliance System software program.

  • Lead efforts to design and implement effective long term cathodic protection systems.

  • Lead and assist with the development of cost estimates, drawings, job specifications and contract bid documents for the completion of capital improvement projects.

  • Assist with the implementation and validation of the company pipeline integrity program.

  • Specify appropriate painting and coating systems.

  • Participate in regulatory and company inspections/audits.

  • Assist local management with corrosion control status reviews.

  • Provide corrosion control subject matter expertise as necessary to support division assets.

  • Other duties as requested.

    Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements: Education:

  • Associate degree in a technical discipline such as electrical, electronic or electro-mechanical from an accredited school, or equivalent.

Experience/specific knowledge:

  • A minimum of five (5) years experience in pipeline corrosion control.

Certifications, licenses, registrations:

  • NACE CP-2 or higher.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills, both written and verbal.

Competencies. skills and abilities:

  • Strong leadership and communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Strong math skills to perform budget reconciliation and engineering calculations as necessary.

  • Must be able to work safely and effectively manage corrosion control/pipeline integrity activities in districts that include both rural and densely populated areas.

  • Must be able to work independently as needed.

  • Ability to actively support the region's safety program.

  • Acceptable job performance.

  • Ability to effectively organize, plan, prioritize, document, and complete work with a minimum of supervision in an acceptable time frame.

  • Ability to work in a team environment, take direction from management, keep required job schedules and focus on details.

  • Effective analytical and troubleshooting skills.

  • Strong computer skills (MS operating system, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.).

  • Ability to analyze complex cathodic protection data.

  • Required to maintain technical proficiency.

  • Ability to maintain a valid drivers license, meet company insurability requirements and safely operate motor vehicles.

  • Required to carry a communication device and maintain contact with company staff as necessary.

  • Working knowledge of AC and DC electrical systems.

  • Knowledge of 49 CFR Part 192 regulations and requirements.

  • Knowledge of NACE standards.

  • Experience in external corrosion control and monitoring practices.

  • Experience with in-line inspections, close interval surveys, and interference testing.

  • Experience in cathodic protection design.

  • Experience with coating systems and specifications.

  • Experience with NDT techniques/inspections.

  • Acceptable history of safe work practices.

Physical demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and walk over uneven terrain. Extended periods of sitting, standing, walking or driving may be necessary.

Working conditions:

  • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions. Required to respond to after hours emergencies as necessary. Required to travel (approximately 25%). Required to work long hours as necessary.

Supervisory responsibility:

  • Supervise a team of technicians as well as contractors and inspect 3rd party construction/work activities as needed.

Preferred education, experience, certifications, competencies, skills and abilities:

  • NACE CP-3 certification or higher. Experience in all phases of corrosion control and pipeline integrity.

  • Experience with corrosion related computer software: American Innovations PCS/CPDM, KAPA, etc.

  • Knowledge of Kinder Morgan company policies and practices.

  • Knowledge and experience with safe gas handling practices.

  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code philosophies and installation requirements.

  • Knowledge of SCC identification/characterization.

  • Experience with corrosion control of natural gas storage or gathering fields.

  • Experience with induced AC interference and AC mitigation systems.

  • Experience with complex DC stray current interference mitigation.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.