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Valdez Operations Technician
  • Job ID: 212
  • Department: Operations
  • Work Schedule: Field
  • Salary Band: T19
  • Minimum Experience: 3 years
  • Minimum Education: HS Diploma or GED
  • Relocation Provided: No
  • Closing Date: Apr 21, 2024
  • Number of Openings: 2
  • Employment Type: Fulltime-Regular
  • Contributor Level: Technician
  • Location: Valdez
  • Facility: VMT - Operations

Accountabilities and Specific Requirements:

  • Valdez - Alaska residency is preferred. Individuals living away from Valdez are responsible to report to their work location on time, and to report if required for unscheduled overtime.  Each week will consist of 40 hours of regular pay and 44 hours of overtime pay.  Valdez living expenses (housing, food, etc.) are not reimbursed.  


  • Positions are non‐exempt, working a field schedule with a 7-day on/ 7-day off schedule with a12-hour workday


  • Two (2) or more


  • Starting T19 – T3 ($43.30 – $53.55 per hour) – DOE (Progress max T6 $63.56/hour)
  • 401K with 7% match, pension, vacation leave, sick leave, medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Account, up to $9K location Hardship COLA, and more.


  • Technicians will participate in basic training that will provide an understanding of Alyeska’s technical systems and business processes and what it is like to be a technician on the Trans Alaskan Pipeline System (TAPS).  After basic training, individuals will be placed into their initial job assignments and begin the technician progression program.
  • Alyeska Pipeline has a formal progression program that enables technicians to advance in pay with experience. The progression program includes performance objectives and specific developmental goals, all within the established program timeline (which includes milestones and testing for completion).  A mentor will also be provided to help guide the individual through the program.

The Technician will be accountable for the following duties:

  • Operation of boilers, power generation, power distribution and crude vapor collection systems
  • Operation of wastewater and water treatment systems
  • Operation of bulk crude storage systems
  • Operation of metering and sampling equipment
  • Operation of crude oil loading berths and tug dock liquid transfer systems
  • Operation of fire protection systems
  • Complete a developmental plan within the set timeline
  • Meet applicable Operator Qualification requirements
  • Complete redlines on drawings, procedures and other documents as needed
  • Acquire overall system knowledge and how the systems interface with one another
  • Operate fire detection, suppression and control systems
  • Work in adverse winter weather conditions
  • Work with various forms of industrial based software
  • Communicate via phone and radio during plant upset and emergency response conditions
  • Maintain documentation, such as log books, work orders, preventative maintenance tasks, and calibrations data to ensure compliance with written guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Perform energy isolation of equipment and systems for major and minor maintenance
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of the Alyeska work permit system to safely control work processes
  • Perform a wide variety of tasks, including snow shoveling and operation of mechanized equipment
  • Perform all work in full compliance with the APSC Health, Safety and Environmental protection requirements, including full participation in the behavior-based safety system
  • Perform assigned tasks in response to emergencies


MINIUMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicant must meet or exceed these minimum job requirements to apply for this position.
  • High School or equivalent
  • Minimum of three (3) years of technical work experience in an industrial technical discipline. Technical industrial education at a college/university or trade school in a directly related field may be substituted for the required experience.
  • Good communication skills
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Ability to use computer systems and common applications such as Microsoft Office and computerized maintenance systems.
  • Safely perform physical labor including climbing ladders/stairs, operating valves and equipment, walking, standing, stooping, sitting, and carrying material periodically throughout a 12-hour shift


  • Valdez Based Operations Technicians only - Valdez residency is preferred
  • VMT Operations Technician only – prior experience operating steam power generation, power distribution, gas handling, petroleum or hydrocarbon storage, wastewater, or water treatment system
  • Experience in writing procedures and creating and maintaining records, including maintenance records and work logs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with a computerized maintenance management system
  • Experience in using multi‐step procedures for complex tasks
  • Experience working in an industrial facility
  • Experience in a technical trade
  • Experience working extended work schedules
  • Experience working in a strong safety culture, including experience in a behavior-based safety system

Position Description:

  • Ability to read and interpret single and three-line drawings, schematics, logic diagrams, P&ID, and wiring diagrams.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair flow, temperature, level, and pressure instrument loops.
  • Ability to operate or maintain process equipment such as generators, transformers, motors, variable speed drives, motor‐operated valves (MOV), berth loading equipment, process equipment (such as ballast water treatment, power generation, etc.).
  • Skills as needed to maintain dedicated steam boiler power plant and power distribution system. Systems may include boilers, turbines, incinerators, and compressors.
  • Marine and land-based oil spill prevention and response.


  • Believe In Zero: We believe zero is far from nothing. Zero accidents and spills make this a safer place to work. Zero regulatory infractions and operational upsets help things run smoother. On TAPS, zero is something of worth.

  • Be Accountable: We all take ownership in the success of Alyeska. We ask, "What else can l do?" to move forward. We keep our commitments and expect the same from others, with respect and without excuses. After all, we know our future depends on it

  • Speak And Work As A Team: We never go it alone, and only win together. We know that everyone is important; no one is more important than another. We build each other up and form stronger bonds with every interaction. We tear down silos. "They" is not in our vocabulary because "we" are TAPS.

  • Get Better Every Day: We're for better. It helps us evolve the way we work to deliver stronger results. It builds trust with our customers and co-workers. By learning, growing, and challenging the norm, we'll leave TAPS better for everyone.

  • Speak Up, Step Up: Here we feel free to use our voice. We speak up about opportunities and ideas and when we see any safety risks or concerns. And we step up to assess problems and implement solutions. Being proactive is a way of life at Alyeska.

  • Act With Discipline: We know there’s no easy path to excellence. It takes high standards that we fully commit to for ourselves and our contractors. It's hard work, requiring rigor and precision, but practice delivers outstanding results.

  • Spend Wisely: We treat the company as if it were our own. That's why we track and optimize our resources. We balance people, time, materials, and budget to ensure we’re being smart with money and eliminating waste.

  • Take Action: You won't find us standing on the sidelines waiting for the perfect solution. We know when progress is more important than perfection. We’re agile, quick, and make well-informed decisions. It's what lets us move further, faster.


Employment with Alyeska is contingent upon successfully passing a background investigation and, in some cases, a Physical Fitness Test and Medical Exam specific to the role for which you are applying. Alyeska also requires pre-employment urinalysis drug testing for all positions. A positive drug test makes you ineligible for employment with Alyeska and on TAPS.

Please note, Alyeska does not seek or accept any genetic information as part of the drug testing procedure or any other process that could directly or inadvertently provide genetic information (family medical history).


Federal Law requires all employers to verify identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Alyeska Pipeline Service Company participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.


The Alyeska Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) is a regulated facility, and the employee hired to work on the VMT or to provide emergency support or other approved work for the VMT will be required to have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). For more information about this Federal credential access the Web site listed below. The successful candidate for this job will be notified if a TWIC will be required and will then be responsible for enrolling and obtaining a TWIC prior to their hire date.

Alyeska Pipeline is a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.