Corrosion Technician Job Description

Corrosion Technician Job Description

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Corrosion technician provides technical expertise and assist in problem-solving to the field-based corrosion supervisors and corrosion technicians for complex corrosion control issues such as stray current, remedial actions, AC mitigation, atmospheric and underground coatings, electrical isolation, above-ground surveys such as close-interval survey, DCVG and ACVG, design for specialized or complex cathodic protection systems, and internal corrosion monitoring programs.

Corrosion Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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The primary purpose of the Corrosion Technician is to operate and maintain the cathodic protection (CP) facilities through planning and implementation of corrosion control and pipeline integrity activities for pipelines, terminals, and other facilities including design, installation, operation, and maintenance
Establishes and maintains professional relationships with local, regional, and national NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) International organizations
Assists with pipeline maintenance duties repairing cathodic protection and pipeline equipment and clearing right-of-way
Cathodic protection responsibilities include, but are not limited to, gathering annual pipe-to-soil survey data
Locate suitable installation
Applies corrosion skills and aptitude to repair, install, troubleshoot, and perform other predictive and preventative maintenance tasks on cathodic protection systems and associated equipment and devices (rectifiers, ground beds, test stations, critical bonds, foreign line crossings, cased crossings, surveys)
Identifies outside currents negatively affecting company operations and initiates corrective steps
Applies corrosion control knowledge skills to repair, install, troubleshoot, analyze and perform other predictive and preventative maintenance tasks on assigned equipment, facilities, systems, and associated devices (rectifiers, test stations, ground beds, critical bonds, foreign line crossings, cased crossing, surveys, internal coupons)
Performs pipeline locates/construction watches, may operate portable and mobile work equipment, and participate in customer and emergency agency meetings
Maintains records for required state, federal, and company procedures and participates in team administrative duties

Corrosion Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Corrosion Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NACE, CP, CIP, CP1, CP2, MEA, NCCER, AIT, CP4, CP3

Education for Corrosion Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the corrosion technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Collage Degree in Technical, Associates, Math, Science, Education, Electronics, Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, Military

Skills for Corrosion Technician

Desired skills for corrosion technician include:

Environmental and safety aspects of coating projects
Electrical principles – intermediate proficiency
AC and DC electrical systems
NACE standards
Company policies and DOT regulations
Corrosion related portions of NEC
MS Office
DOT regulations related to corrosion
Leak testing and record keeping
Odorant

Desired experience for corrosion technician includes:

Requires the use of respirator
Must be qualified in confined space entry
NACE certification(s) – NACE-CP1, CP2, CP3
Associate’s degree in a relevant technical field
Able to travel and work overtime
2 year degree in one the following core disciplines – Mechanical, Journeyman Electrician or Corrosion – or equivalent experience is strongly preferred

Corrosion Technician Examples

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Corrosion Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a corrosion technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for corrosion technician
  • Participates in Federal and State audit efforts and programs
  • Insures that deficiencies are effectively corrected within a timely manner
  • Provides documentation, timely submission and entry of all corrosion related data
  • Participates in the corrosion prevention projects as assigned
  • Participates with the development and maintenance of the corrosion prevention projects budget, report status to management as required
  • Provides technical guidance and remedial action recommendations, documentation and the timely submission of all compliance related data
  • Manages corrosion prevention projects as assigned
  • Assist in the development of the less experienced Corrosion Technicians
  • Perform required diagnostic testing shorted casings, interference testing
  • Completing annual cathodic protection surveys
Qualifications for corrosion technician
  • A minimum of two years of successful work experience in a Cathodic Protection related field
  • Must have a working knowledge of the CPDM Cathodic Protection Data Management System program or equivalent
  • NACE CP-1 Certification or successfully attaining it within 12 months of being awarded the job is required
  • The incumbent must meet the criteria to obtain and maintain a permit to work in the United States on an as needed basis as required by Management
  • A two year technical degree in Corrosion Technology, electrical, electronics, or equivalent from an approved and accredited college or university
  • Applicant must have and maintain a valid vehicle operator’s license
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Corrosion Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of corrosion technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for corrosion technician
  • Utilizing the CPDM (Cathodic Protection Data Management) software to record, monitor and evaluate CP data and Internal Coupon Data to ensure 100 % compliance
  • Completing and issuing CP compliance reports
  • Monitoring and evaluating internal corrosion control systems
  • Coordinating the efforts of operation and maintenance personnel when they are providing corrosion control services
  • Coordinating the efforts of contractors with when they are providing corrosion control services
  • Preparing proposed budgets for corrosion control programs and track approved budgets
  • Participating in regulatory and corporate audits
  • Supporting IMP data analysis & assessments
  • Supporting Pipeline Integrity Programs
  • Participating with teams in the corrosion function regarding best practices & compliance issues
Qualifications for corrosion technician
  • May be required to use a personal vehicle for Company business use
  • Must be willing to travel out of his or her normally assigned work area and work overtime as required
  • Successful applicant will possess NACE Level I certification or the ability to successfully complete NACE Level I certification within 18 months of obtaining the position
  • Knowledge of GIS and Mechanical aptitude in machinery is a plus but not required
  • Dominion will provide additional training in cathodic protection systems and corrosion fundamentals
  • Training for this position will include but not be limited to classroom and on the job training
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Corrosion Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of corrosion technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for corrosion technician
  • Testing and Troubleshooting CP systems using various types of CP equipment
  • Maintain compliance with Federal and State regulatory agencies governing corrosion control
  • Comply with and support the Operator Qualification (OQ) program
  • Support regulatory audits, as-needed
  • Stay current with facility and pipeline regulations, industry standards, corrosion prevention and assessment methods, and other applicable technologies
  • Utilizing CPDM (Cathodic Protection Data Management) software to record, monitor and evaluate CP data and Internal Coupon Data to ensure compliance with company and regulatory requirements
  • Utilizing SAP for tracking PMs and WOs
  • Completing and issuing corrosion compliance reports
  • Utilizes corrosion test equipment and instrumentation
  • Makes cathodic protection pipe to soil surveys, read rectifiers and record readings
Qualifications for corrosion technician
  • A four year engineering degree from an accredited college or university is preferred
  • A two year related technical degree and/or work experience may also be considered
  • This position requires the ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • The incumbent may work near or with moving mechanical parts
  • The incumbent may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, or chemicals
  • The incumbent may be exposed to varying outdoor weather conditions
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Corrosion Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a corrosion technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for corrosion technician
  • Maintains records and completes required reports
  • Prepares as-built sketches and redlines existing drawings
  • Assists in the internal and external corrosion prevention efforts and programs
  • Assists in Federal and State audit efforts and programs
  • Provides appropriate technical guidance and remedial action recommendations for all corrosioin issues/requests
  • Manage all required corrosion related documentation
  • Assists corrosion prevention projects as assigned
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of corrosion prevention projects budgets and report status to management as required
  • Attends NACE Certification classes for NACE CP Technician or Corrosion Technologist and Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • Performs both major and minor tests such as facility to soil potential, current flow, rectifier current and voltage, ground bed resistance, coating resistance and integrity, location of holidays, location of contacts, degree and cause of corrosion and soil resistivity to determine adequacy of cathodic protection for existing or proposed gas and electric distribution and transmission systems
Qualifications for corrosion technician
  • The incumbent may be exposed to excessive noise
  • Minimum of NACE CP-2 and must be able to obtain NACE CIP within one year
  • Associate Degree or higher or equivalent field experience
  • Minimum ten (10) years of CP project experience - CIS, Deepwells, DCVG, Testlead installations, Rectifier installations & shorted casing remediations and/or Minimum ten (10) years of DOT pipeline corrosion experience - annual surveys, atmospheric inspections, internal corrosion background and inspections and bi-monthly bond and rectifier readings
  • Valid drivers license and TWIC card
  • Must have a knowledge of the Pipeline Compliance Software
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Corrosion Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of corrosion technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for corrosion technician
  • Issues work orders to appropriate units for the maintenance and repair of cathodic protection systems
  • Responds to calls to investigate complex problems on site of excavations
  • Determines extent and severity, and recommends appropriate corrective measures
  • Installs, operates and repairs appurtenances such as rectifier installations, deep well anodes, ground bed anodes, test wires, resistance bonds, test stations, and instruments
  • Makes field sketches showing the location of cathodic protection structures for records and right-of-way
  • Locates and marks-off underground gas and electric structures to prevent damage
  • Subject to overtime, emergency call&ndash#CD# in, and outdoor work in all types of weather
  • Assists in the internal corrosion prevention efforts and programs
  • Provides documentation of the corrosion data
  • Provides timely submission and entry of all compliance related data
Qualifications for corrosion technician
  • Must have a knowledge of the Allegro Data Logger
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, to include holidays and weekends when required
  • Able to assume responsibility, work with little or no supervision, be flexible, perform duties and handle multiple tasks under potentially stressful conditions
  • Uses physical force to lift, push, pull 50lbs
  • Must be able to work out doors in extreme weather and perform heavy physical labor in a safe manner
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in the pipeline corrosion prevention field

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