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Corrosion Technician I-SR


Kermit, TX, US, 79745

Req ID:  724

Western Midstream is a master limited partnership formed to own, develop, acquire, and operate midstream assets. We are engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing, and transporting natural gas; gathering, stabilizing, and transporting condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and crude oil; and gathering, transporting, and disposing of produced water for our customers.

We operate or own equity interests in assets in the Rocky Mountains, North-central Pennsylvania, and Texas, including approximately 16,000 miles of petroleum and natural gas pipelines and over 100 gathering, treating, and processing facilities.

Corrosion Technician I-SR


Job Summary:

This position is located at Western Midstream’s (WES) West Texas Kermit Office as a member of the Asset Integrity Team. This Technician position provides support and oversight to the Company’s Internal Corrosion Prevention Program. WES operates and maintains over 11,000 miles of Natural Gas (Transmission, Gathering, Fuel Gas), 2,000 miles of Hazardous Liquid (Oil, NGL, Condensate), and 1,000 miles of water pipelines throughout the US Onshore Region.  A significant portion of these pipelines are regulated by federal, state, and local jurisdictions, particularly DOT 192 and 195.


The Internal Corrosion Prevention and Chemical Technician is an instrumental position providing daily support of chemical mitigation programs and vendors, and provides field and technical support for the design, installation, maintenance, assessing, investigating, mitigating and monitoring internal corrosion control systems (chemical management). This position will provide a high level of internal corrosion control field support, technical expertise, problem solving, data analysis and support of internal corrosion related issues and tasks. This position also includes technical review and support of corrosion related issues and tasks including the development of maturation of Company policies and procedures.



  • Minimum 5 years of internal corrosion prevention experience with pipeline and facilities is required 
  • Competent knowledge with an understanding of material selection and design, chemicals, pigging, corrosion monitoring and prevention, corrosion mechanisms, mitigation techniques, and project support as related to internal corrosion control. Expert knowledge is preferred
  • Practical field experience is required including test methods to detect corrosion constituents and methods to determine the effectiveness of internal corrosion mitigation programs
  • Working knowledge of the various Federal and State pipeline and facility regulations including internal corrosion control, integrity management, and industry standards
  • Working knowledge of data visualization tools such as Power BI and Spotfire is preferred
  • Familiarity with various Asset Integrity programs is preferred
  • Operator experience is preferred
  • A high degree of personal organization and self-management
  • Strong initiative to work efficiently with accurate results
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, changing environment with strong analytical and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively interface with a wide variety of people, both internal and external to Western Midstream including field staff, service contractors, equipment vendors, and cross-discipline professionals for superior results
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Pipeline Compliance System (PCS), Allegro Field Computers, and Detechtion Software (WES Internal Corrosion Prevention database)



Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide support to the Company’s internal corrosion prevention and chemical programs, ensuring consistent application of Company procedures
  • Provide daily support to the field for chemical mitigation programs and vendors, and provides technical support for the design, installation, maintenance, assessing, investigating, mitigating, and monitoring internal corrosion control systems (chemical management)
  • Closely with Operations and Chemical Vendors to ensure enhanced performance of business-critical assets such as saltwater disposal facilities and associated wells
  • Provide technical expertise and problem-solving to the field-based Operational Teams for internal corrosion control, including site reviews (oil, gas and water gathering, transferring, and processing), gas quality, analysis of corrosion coupons, liquid/solid sample analysis results interpretation, maintenance pigging, and other general internal corrosion monitoring and treatment systems
  • Provide field support for the Company’s internal corrosion prevention and chemical database, Detechtion software. Perform database audits, maintenance, enhancements, and updates as necessary. Assist with reporting and data visualization to management
  • Support the development of maturation of Company policies and procedures related to Corrosion Prevention and Chemical Programs
  • Monitor Chemical vendors’ expenditure against relevant budget and drive optimization. Provide innovative support for implementation of new technology with the goal of solving corrosion and flow assurance challenges
  • Assist with monthly chemicals reviews and contribute to the Asset Review and Improve activities
  • Support Operational Teams use of third-party contractors as a liaison with contractors/materials suppliers and supply division- or company-wide coordination as necessary
  • Support DOT, state and corporate pre-audits and audits and interface with regulatory agencies
  • Review integrity testing results for discoveries and comparisons with the Corrosion Prevention Program
  • Stay current with facility and pipeline regulations, industry standards, corrosion prevention and assessment methods, and other applicable technologies
  • Support other initiatives as necessary



Associates Degree is preferred


Certifications / Licenses:

AAMP (NACE) certifications are preferred


Work Location:

Kermit, TX



This position is nor sligible for relocation.


Travel Requirements:

The percentage of travel required for this position is up to 25%.


Work Schedule:


Schedule may be adjusted to fit business needs including other schedule patterns, rotational with night coverage, and / or schedules to fit DOT compliance.

Candidate must live within 75 miles of Kermit or Orla, TX, as described in job posting. WES retains the right to change and set schedules – should future needs require a schedule change.

Western Midstream does not offer sponsorship of employment-based non-immigrant visa petitions for this role.

Western Midstream is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in recruiting, hiring, developing, compensating and promoting applicants and employees.  All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories.  This includes providing reasonable accommodation for employee's and applicant's disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Nearest Major Market: Midland