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Praxair, Inc. Pipeline Control Specialist in The Woodlands, Texas

Pipeline Control Specialist


Praxair has an immediate opening for a Pipeline Control Specialist. This position will work from the Pipeline Business Center in The Woodlands, TX.

The Pipeline Control Specialist is an hourly Pipeline Control position. The Pipeline Control Specialist functions as an Operations to Business Interface. The Pipeline Control Specialist is a high visibility position with exposure to all levels of Praxair's executive management.

This is a (D.O.T.) Department of Transportation / Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration (P.H.M.S.A.) regulated position.

This position uses SCADA technology to monitor safety, profitability, efficiency and contractual compliance in real-time. Monitored and controlled equipment includes:

  • Air separation plants

  • Steam methane reformers

  • Pressure swing adsorption units

  • 3rdparty sourcing

  • Partial oxidation units

  • Hydrogen storage cavern

  • Competitive cross-ties (buy and sell)

  • Product compressors

  • Customer meter stations

  • Interstate pipelines – Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Michigan, New York. Occasional travel is required for training purposes.

Daily activities include:

  • Scheduling power under various contracts.

  • Advising Product Managers of system changes and recommending corrective action(s).

  • Communicating with customers to forecast sales demand.

  • Assisting Product Managers, Sales Directors and Operations Directors in scheduling outages.

  • Responding to demand and production changes.

  • Productive use of downtime. (productivity, reporting, special projects)


  • Five (5) or more years of pipeline, refinery, process, plant, and or other similar related control board experience

  • Must be a team player and able to foster good working relationships and rapport

  • Well-developed customer focused skills and be willing to quickly adapt to changing situations, have strong communications skills, and a strong will to build and maintain productive relationships internally and externally

  • Solid analytical/critical thinking skills and must be detail-oriented.

  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated mathematical skills

  • Must maintain composure under pressure

  • Applicants must be willing to work nights, holidays and weekends as required

  • 12 hour rotating-shift position (14 days/nights per month worked)

  • Random Drug Testing Required

  • Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) experience essential

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

Job Operations

Primary Location Texas-The Woodlands

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 18002949