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Operations Manager (Farmington)

Northern Natural Gas Farmington, NM Salary, $110300 - $129800



Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

This position is responsible for the safe, reliable and diligent operation and maintenance of assigned facilities.

Typical Duties

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of ___ miles of pipeline, ___farm tap delivery points and ___town border stations.

Provide management direction of the human, physical and monetary resources required to meet customer needs and maximize Northern's business, which includes receiving, transporting, compressing and delivering the required daily volumes of natural gas consistent with system demands and customer allocation rates using planned resources.

Provide management direction to skill based pay employees to ensure safe, reliable and diligent operations compliant with safety and environmental rules, practices and company policies, procedures and standards.

Review and measure employee activities for assigned facilities to assure the work is organized and effectively accomplished by skilled employees.

Ensure employees possess the correct skill sets to perform the operation and maintenance of assigned facilities. Establish required training and staffing changes for the skill based pay employees to meet changing safety, environmental and government regulations, technology and operations requirements.

Verify skill sets of each skill based pay employee.

Perform critical and meaningful reviews of each employee with input from team members, the team leader and other subject matter experts.

Responsible for assigned employee's cost expenditures to meet capital and operations and maintenance budget requirements and ensure compliance with spending policies.

Perform administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including employee safety, selection and development of employees, salary administration, budget administration, employee counseling and motivation, organization goals and objectives, and planning, organizing, integrating, measuring and reporting the work performed within the department.

Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.

Communications / Contacts

Internal - Team leaders, regional director, directors, senior management and skill based pay employees.

External - Customers, government agencies and Berkshire Hathaway Energy affiliates.




Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration or related field or equivalent work experience. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.)

Requires six to ten years experience (and/or education combination) in field operations for compression, measurement and pipeline facilities, including three years supervisory/ management responsibilities or equivalent.

Knowledge of business management, general accounting, computer operations and applications and administration skills is also required.

Required competencies include interpersonal communications, leadership, diplomacy, conflict resolution, team building, project management and excellent planning.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.

Effective interpersonal and leadership abilities, including employee coaching and counseling skills.

Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Must be self-motivated to upgrade and provide continual improvement of assigned facilities.

Thorough knowledge of pipeline facility operation/maintenance procedures, codes and engineering standards.

Project management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple issues and projects concurrently, with attention to detail.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Full-time Employee
Date Posted March 17, 2023
Date Closes May 16, 2023
Start Date July 1, 2022
Requisition 2101152
Located In Farmington, NM
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, $110300 - $129800
Shift Custom
Hours 40 hours per week
SOC Category 51-8092.00 Gas Plant Operators
Zipcode 87401
Name Sarah pickrell

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance