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  • Date Posted: April 05, 2018

    UTILITY TECHNICIAN (OFFSHORE)

    Location: COVINGTON, LA

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    Job Description:
    LOOP LLC (Louisiana Offshore Oil Port) has an immediate opening for a Utility Technician. This position will be assigned LOOP’s Marine Terminal located in the Gulf of Mexico and will report to the Supervisor of Offshore Operations; working a 7/7 shift.
     
    Under direct supervision, maintains equipment in proper operating condition by maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, installing, assembling, disassembling systems, equipment, and components so that they are available and operable.   Monitors and operates pipelines, caverns, storage tanks and associated equipment to ensure system integrity for proper oil movement. This is an entry-level trainee. 
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Assists in continuous monitoring, operating, inspecting, and testing of all equipment, pipelines and measurement systems.
    • Identify abnormal or emergency situations and take immediate necessary corrective action such as firefighting, oil spill containment, rescue, HazMat, first aid, confined space, etc., to minimize the possibility of damage to life and property. 
    • May operate specialized equipment including, but not limited to mobile cranes, man-lifts, forklifts, heavy-duty trucks, and boats. 
    • Assist in PM execution
    • Assists in tag and Lockout of various equipment and piping, issues permits.
    • Conducts pulling and loading of prover spheres and pigs.
    • Assists in inspecting and pulling of meter strainers.
    • Enters data into MCS and SCADA systems.
    • Assists in performance of maintenance on equipment and instruments as needed to maximize equipment availability.
    • Records equipment repairs, history, and replacements in the LOOP Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
    • Conducts sampling of crude.
    • Assists Oil Movement Controllers, Operations Technicians and Maintenance Technicians as needed.
    • Assists in continuous proactive maintenance (electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation) on all equipment and devices, to ensure maximum availability to oil movements.
    • Performs emergency repairs to limit and/or minimize interruptions to LOOP and its customers.
    • Monitors, troubleshoots, and analyzes potential problem areas.
    • Performs non-routine maintenance to such equipment and processes as air conditioning, high voltage repairs, and testing; pump, valve, and actuator repairs, including, alignment, bearing, and seal repairs; cavern testing and monitoring; hydrostatic testing; environmental monitoring; modifying and improving existing equipment; measurement equipment; turbine generator; storage tanks, and other unique devices.
    • Identifies, locates, and purchases spare parts and/or supplies in the most cost effective and timely manner. 
    • Performs and maintains general housekeeping of work area including office, lab, building, vehicles, machinery, and boats.   
    • Maintain required levels of training and certification according to LOOP and OSHA Standards.
    • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of and strictly adheres to LOOP safety requirements.
    Safety Management System Responsibilities:
     
     
    Follow the procedures set forth by the organization.
     
                                                                        Identify and reveal risks to management.
     
     
     Identify improvements to safety processes and procedures, considering fellow employees, contract personnel, and the public when addressing an abnormal condition or nonconforming process or procedure.
     
                                                                                   
    Be mindful of cascading failures early on and take action to prevent a catastrophic event.
     
     
     
    Education:  Associates of Arts (A.A.) degree or technical certificate in related field preferred. 
     
    Experience: Minimum three (3) years prior experience in and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
     
    Licensure/Certification: None
     
    Supervisory Responsibilities: None
     
    Required Competencies: These competencies are essential in successful completion of all facets of this role.
     
    • Accountability- Conscientious and diligent in performing tasks. Completes assigned work on time. Focused on high quality, error-free performance.  Honestly acknowledges mistakes and is committed to improvement.
     
    • Customer Connectivity- Recognizes and understands the needs of internal and external customers.  Makes every effort to deliver required products or service, on time, free of errors. Explains in advance if commitments cannot be met, provides reasons and offers alternatives where possible.
     
    • Shared Mindset- Seeks information and clarity on Company’s strategy and vision.  Understands his/her role in helping the Company achieve its vision and performs all duties and tasks with commitment to vision of Grow-Excel-Sustain.
     
    • Teamwork/Collaboration-Willingly works with others to complete assigned tasks. Solicits and provides input and feedback of co-workers.  Welcomes newcomers, openly shares information and past lessons learned.  Puts the success of the crew or team ahead of personal desires.
     
    • Communication- Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.
     
    • Job Knowledge- Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues.
     
    • Problem Solving/Analysis- Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.
     
    • Technical Skills- Understands specialty equipment, keeps knowledge up-to-date, is a technical resource for others, follows technology practices and standards.
     
    • Productivity- Manages a fair workload, volunteers for additional work, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well, handles information flow.
     
    • Safety & Environmental- Promotes mutual respect, keeps workplace clean and safe, supports Company safety and environmental programs through observation of safety and environmental procedures and taking appropriate action to report observation of potentially unsafe conditions.

    LOOP LLC offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as both a pension and 401(k) Savings Plan.

  • Date Posted: May 31, 2018

    ATTORNEY

    Location: COVINGTON, LA

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    LOOP LLC (Louisiana Offshore Oil Port) has an opening for an Attorney. This position will be assigned to the Covington, Louisiana Headquarters and will report to the General Counsel & Secretary. This position routinely requires eight hour (8) days on a 5/2 schedule.
     
    Responsible for high quality legal counsel and other legal support services to the Company so that it may provide cost-effective, timely and legally compliant services to its customers.  Protects the legal interest of the Company through the identification and assessment of issues, demonstrates ability to identify potential solutions and opportunities in order to appropriately balance business, regulatory and legal concerns to support the vision and mission of the Company.
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
     
    • Provides commercial support to Business Development relating to shippers including reviewing proposals, drafting and negotiating agreements, and reviewing Foreign Trade Zone activities. 
    • Assists in the development of contract policies, procedures, and forms; reviews and analyzes agreements and proposals to support operational and commercial transactions and develops and reviews contractor insurance requirements and policies, in support of the Finance and Procurement Departments. 
    • Manages and directs risk insurance claim investigations with LOOP and non-LOOP personnel.  Develops litigation strategy, selection and management of outside counsel.  Provides support to outside counsel by coordinating discovery, interviewing of LOOP personnel and other witnesses.
    • Provides legal support for projects and teams obtaining financing (bonds, lines of credit, etc.); including, drafting agreements, reviewing, editing of agreements drafted by other parties or outside counsel.
    • Advises the General Counsel and members of senior management of the legal aspects of administrative and operational planning of the Company’s activities.
    • Develops, reviews, negotiates and implements contracts and contracting policies in support of the Procurement Department.
    • Leads or participates in internal audits and investigations, as needed.
    • Assists the General Counsel as to the anticipated legal and other consequences of instituting, prosecuting, and defending claims and lawsuits, and supervises the preparation and trial of legal proceedings instituted or defended by the Company. 
    • Assists in the rendering of legal advice and opinions regarding: the title to property in which the Company has or intends to acquire an interest; contractual arrangements; local, state, federal, and/or foreign laws and regulations; legislative matters; and, permits, franchises, publications, and speeches of interest to or concerning the Company. 
    • Maintains required training and certification(s) according to LOOP and OSHA Standards. 
    • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of and strictly adheres to LOOP safety requirements. 
    Safety Management System Responsibilities:
     
                                                                      
                                                                            Follow the procedures set forth by the organization.
     
                                                                        Identify and reveal risks to management.
     
                                                                           Identify improvements to safety processes and procedures, considering fellow employees, contract personnel, and the public when addressing an abnormal condition or nonconforming process or procedure.
     
                                                                                   Be mindful of cascading failures early on and take action to prevent a catastrophic event.
     
     
     
    Education: Degree of Juris Doctor (JD) required.
     
    Experience: A minimum of five (5) years related experience in corporation law with emphasis on taxes, environmental protection, real estate, finance, and/or other liquid pipeline related subject matters.  Specific experience within the energy or transportation industries which would provide a knowledge and understanding of DOT and FERC regulations would be preferred.
     
    Licensure/Certification: License to practice law in Louisiana is required.
     
    Supervisory Responsibilities: Minimal.
     
    Required Competencies: These competencies are essential in successful completion of all facets of this role.
     
    • Accountability- Conscientious and diligent in executing work plans so that schedules and quality standards are met. Provides immediate feedback and coaching to employees on performance, recognizing exceptional efforts and addressing improvement needs. Present and available to employees, providing input and guidance as needed.
     
    • Customer Connectivity- Works to be as responsive to internal customers as to external customers.  Makes every effort to meet commitments that have been made to customers and alerts others if commitments may be delayed or cannot be met. Creative in developing solutions to customers’ issues and concerns.
     
    • Shared Mindset- Encourages direct reports and peers to keep the Company's vision in mind.  Not hesitant to raise questions or constructively present challenges or differences of opinion with other leaders. Once consensus is reached, is willing to communicate the results, even if different than his/her personal view.  Shares information with rest of leadership team on how strategy and vision are being received and implemented by employees.
     
    • Teamwork/Collaboration- Listens to others and values different viewpoints. Promotes an atmosphere of teamwork and encourages welcoming of newcomers. Actively participates in project/Performance Based Goal Teams and supports participation by direct reports, helping to meet tactical plan objectives.
     
    • Interpersonal Skills- Has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism.
     
    • Negotiation Skills- Conducts positive negotiations, ability to compromise, handles conflict, seeks common ground, articulates own and others goals, stays focused on positive outcome.
     
    • Global Perspective- Has a global view and is comfortable and effective working with global partners, understands global markets and international considerations.
     
    • Creativity/Innovation- Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, takes risks, supports change, encourages innovation, solves problems creatively.
     
    • Dependability- Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
     
    • Job Knowledge- Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues.
     
    • Problem Solving/Analysis- Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.
     
    • Results Focus- Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.
     
    • Customer Focus- Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.
     
    • Safety & Environmental- Promotes mutual respect, keeps workplace clean and safe, supports Company safety and environmental programs through observation of safety and environmental procedures and taking appropriate action to report observation of potentially unsafe conditions.
     
    Other Required Skills: Requires well-developed writing skills to develop legal documents, operating policies and programs and verbal skills to interpret and explain the company’s legal position to the Company’s owner representatives, senior management, courts, regulatory bodies, and employee groups. Highly developed negotiating skills are required in the resolution of issues to the Company’s benefit.  Financial management skills are required in the development and management of the department's budget. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical reports, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or owner representatives.
     

    LOOP LLC offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as both a pension and 401(k) Savings Plan.

  • Date Posted: June 11, 2018

    SUPERVISOR, RELIABILITY PLANNING

    Location: GALLIANO, LA

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    LOOP LLC has an immediate opening for a Supervisor, Reliability Planning. This position will be assigned to LOOP’s Operations Center in Galliano, Louisiana and will report to the Manager, Reliability & Maintenance. This position routinely requires eight hour (8) days on a 5/2 schedule.
     
    Oversees and ensures effectiveness of the Maintenance Planning function as well as the Reliability Technicians’ duties for collecting and analyzing predictive data.
     
    This position is at the heart of the company’s culture of pro-active, reliability centered maintenance RCM processes. The candidate must demonstrate a working knowledge of RCM, asset health management, and must have significant experience in the field of maintenance and reliability of heavy industrial equipment.
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
     
    • Supervise the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling functions and processes.
    • Supervise the Reliability Technician’s duties including, but not limited to, the implementation of Predictive Technologies and related Predictive Maintenance (PdM’s).
    • Provide Technical and Reliability support to Operations and Maintenance in resolving asset performance issues and when requested, in day-to-day activities.  Support as needed, maintenance activities when requested via the Maintenance Supervisor or Superintendent.
    • Provide recommendations for removing equipment from service when monitoring data denotes a functional failure.
    • Monitors all outside repairs are completed according to standard specifications. Act as a liaison between repair shops and LOOP’s Management and Engineering Department for all major equipment, although SME’s may take the lead in determining root cause and ultimately the repair scope of the equipment.
      • Oversee the Work and Asset Management Processes as defined in the Maintenance Policies and Procedures Manual. 
      • Provide guidance to Asset Reliability improvements and the increase or fulfillment of the Asset’s Life Cycle.
    • Ensure the usability and proper storage of Critical Asset spares.
    • Develop and track applicable Metrics and Trending charts for monitoring; Asset Cost, Asset Health, Labor Hours Distribution, Mean Time Between Failure, Mean Time to Repair, Backlog Management and others. 
    • Provide report updates for the Engineering & Technology Weekly Reports and the Reliability, Maintenance Planning & Loss Control Monthly Reports. 
    • Stay abreast of industry trends for Best Practices, research and facilitate the implementation of such practices in Asset Management. 

    Safety Management System Responsibilities:
          
    Visibly foster a positive safety culture  
                                                                        
    Apply PDCA to the SMS
     
    Create the conditions and provide the resources necessary for the successful implementation and continuous improvement of SMS
     
    Ensure that risk management occurs routinely by establishing intentional actions to assure compliance, and reveal and manage risk – Communicate!                                                                            

     
    Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related degree preferred. College level training equivalent to an Associate’s degree in mechanics or electrical technology, or a related discipline or its equivalent in field is experience required.
     
    Experience: Minimum of four (4) years reliability centered maintenance experience as well as maintenance planning and scheduling is required. Pipeline or petro-chemical industry experience preferred with at least three (3) years supervisory experience supervising industrials professionals or technicians is preferred. 
     
    Licensure/Certification: Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) preferred.
     
    Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervision of Reliability Technicians and Maintenance Planners.
     
    Required Competencies: These competencies are essential in successful completion of all facets of this role.
     
    • Accountability- Conscientious and diligent in executing work plans so that schedules and quality standards are met. Provides immediate feedback and coaching to employees on performance, recognizing exceptional efforts and addressing improvement needs. Present and available to employees, providing input and guidance as needed.
     
    • Customer Connectivity- Works to be as responsive to internal customers as to external customers.  Makes every effort to meet commitments that have been made to customers and alerts others if commitments may be delayed or cannot be met. Creative in developing solutions to customers’ issues and concerns.
     
    • Shared Mindset- Encourages direct reports and peers to keep the Company's vision in mind.  Not hesitant to raise questions or constructively present challenges or differences of opinion with other leaders. Once consensus is reached, is willing to communicate the results, even if different than his/her personal view.  Shares information with rest of leadership team on how strategy and vision are being received and implemented by employees.
     
    • Teamwork/Collaboration- Listens to others and values different viewpoints. Promotes an atmosphere of teamwork and encourages welcoming of newcomers. Actively participates in project/Performance Based Goal Teams and supports participation by direct reports, helping to meet tactical plan objectives.
     
    • Creativity/Innovation- Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, takes risks, supports change, encourages innovation, solves problems creatively.
     
    • Interpersonal Skills- Has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism.
     
    • Leadership- Leads through change and adversity, makes the tough call when needed, builds consensus when appropriate, motivates and encourages others.
     
    • People Development- Provides feedback and coaching, rewards hard work and risk taking, takes mentoring role, challenges and develops employees, accepts mistakes, provides visibility/opportunity.
     
    • Strategic Thinking/Management- Creates and communicates a long-term vision, balances short and long term goals, keeps own and team's work aligned with overall goals, understands the market and can predict change, understands the industry and the competition, creates and adjusts strategic plans.
     
    • People Management- Defines roles and responsibilities, motivates and challenges employees, delegates effectively, rewards contributions, manages collaboratively.
     
    • Safety & Environmental- Promotes mutual respect, keeps workplace clean and safe, supports Company safety and environmental programs through observation of safety and environmental procedures and taking appropriate action to report observation of potentially unsafe conditions.
     
     
     

    LOOP LLC offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as both a pension and 401(k) Savings Plan.