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Valdez Maintenance Technician
  • Job ID: 213
  • Department: Maintenance South
  • 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: 10
  • Employment Type: Fulltime-Regular
  • Contributor Level: Technician
  • Location: Valdez
  • Facility: VMT - Maint Complex

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; or 14-day on/ 14-day off with supervisor approval. with a12-hour workday.


  • Ten (10) 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:

  • Meet applicable Operator Qualification requirements.
  • Complete redlines on drawings, procedures, and other documents as needed.
  • Operate fire detection, suppression, and control systems.
  • Work in adverse winter weather conditions
  • Communicate via phone and radio during plant upset and emergency response conditions.
  • Maintain documentation, such as logbooks, work orders, preventative maintenance tasks, and calibration data to ensure compliance with written guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • Perform energy isolation of equipment and systems for major and minor maintenance.
  • Perform routine service and maintenance on equipment when required.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment and follow all company safety directives.
  • 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
  • Perform assigned tasks in response to emergencies.

Additional responsibilities for the specific Technician roles may include: 


  • Working knowledge of large bore valves, valve actuators, piping systems, and components
  • Working knowledge of shop equipment, overhead cranes, hydraulic press, power tools
  • Working knowledge of troubleshooting and repair of hydraulic systems and components
  • Millwright responsible for the maintenance and repair of rotating equipment in an industrial facility including, steam turbines, centrifugal pumps, compressors, and stationary diesel engines
  • Repair and alignment (laser) of stationary rotating equipment
  • Industrial steam boilers and associated auxiliary equipment
  • Commercial HVAC maintenance and repair


  • Perform other maintenance tasks as assigned including repairs, preventive maintenance, rebuilds, pressure testing, bolt up, and alignment.
  • Operate weld shop equipment (e.g. Oxy/Acc torch, plasma torch, drill press, hydraulic press)
  • Troubleshooting and repair of hydraulic, HVAC, commercial and industrial heating, cooling, wastewater, raw water, and potable water systems and components
  • Acquire and maintain ASME structural and pipe welding certifications using SMAW and TIG.
  • Perform welding and fabrication repairs in a field and shop environment.
  • Perform other maintenance team needs as assigned including mechanical duties.


  • Strong manual machining and field mechanical skills.
  • Perform other maintenance team needs as assigned including mechanical duties.
  • Must have a well-rounded knowledge of fabrication and assembly techniques, tools, and equipment, materials, and shop equipment.
  • Must know the working qualities of a wide variety of materials including cast iron, steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and other metals, and plastics.
  • Follow blueprints, drawings, sketches, and diagrams; determines operation methods and sequences; lays out, sets up, and fabricates precision parts, tooling, and fixtures to exacting tolerances and patterns and determine tooling feeds and speeds on lathes and mills.
  • Perform close tolerance machining operations such as forming, boring, turning, facing, drilling, tapping, honing, etc.; must be able to perform own inspections with a critical eye to detail.
  • Adjust machine and acquires tools, fixtures, etc. as required for job; grinds or sharpens own tooling when applicable.
  • Check diameters (both inner and outer), height, depth, and thickness using micrometers, dial indicators, calipers, gauges, and other precision-measuring instruments.
  • Perform other maintenance tasks as assigned including repairs, preventive maintenance, rebuilds, pressure testing, bolt up, and alignment.
  • Maintain and repair of rotating equipment in an industrial facility including steam turbines, centrifugal pumps, high speed and large centrifugal compressors, pumps, meters, compressors, fans, blowers, and stationary diesel engines.
  • Repair and alignment (dial and laser) of stationary rotating equipment
  • May include replacement, rebuild, and recertification of PSV (Pressure Safety Valves) and PRV (Pressure relief valves) valves.


  • ISA or NICET Certification
  • Proficiency in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) operation, maintenance, and programming
  • Experience with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and able to read, modify, and install hardware and software components
  • Metering of hydrocarbon liquids and tankage measurements
  • Able to install and test fiber optic cables, coaxial wires, and Ethernet networks in support of plant telecommunications systems


Experience with voltages up to 13,8 kv.
Troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, and maintain wide array of automation equipment associated with oil and gas producing operations; including but not limited to:

ˉ          Electrical motors
ˉ          Electrical switchgear and motor control centers
ˉ          Distribution transformers
ˉ          Lighting systems
ˉ          Diesel and Turbine Generators and associated controls
ˉ          DC and UPS systems
ˉ          Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning systems
ˉ          Protective relays
ˉ          Fire alarm signaling and suppression systems and gas detection systems.

  Applicant must meet or exceed these minimum job requirements to apply for this position.

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of three (3) years of technical work experience in industrial operations and maintenance technical disciplines. Technical industrial education at a college/university or trade school in directly related fields may be substituted for the required experience.
  • Good communication skills
  • Electrical Maintenance Technician only – Must possess a valid State of Alaska Certificate of Fitness
  • 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


  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with a computerized maintenance management system
  • Experience in using multi-step procedures for complex tasks.
  • Experience working in an industrial facility.
  • Experience working in a strong safety culture.
  • Experience with one or more of the following:
            -  work in a marine environment, in adverse weather conditions
            -  ability to measure, layout, fabricate, fit up, cut, bend, weld, and thread pipe and other components.
            -  knowledge of industrial steam boilers and associated auxiliary equipment to include boilers, valves, steam traps, piping, and other                     components.
            -  knowledge of large bore valves, valve actuators, piping systems, and components

Position Description:

  • Ability to read and interpret single and three-line drawings, schematics, logic diagrams, P&ID, and wiring diagrams.
  • Ability to read and implement information from technical documents, reliably document work, take notes and provide technical and detailed information to others in a clear and concise manner.
  • 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.