Pipeline Operator


Carlsbad, NM, US

Category:  Field and Trades Operations

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At Devon, we will offer you a career full of energy and unmatched opportunities to solve today’s greatest challenges. Innovation, creative problem-solving and positive change happen when people step out of their comfort zone and think differently. Our values, workplace practices, wellness programs, benefits and compensation are aimed at helping employees manage their unique personal life and care for their families so they can focus on contributing to the fullest.



The Pipeline Operator will be responsible for all aspects of pipeline maintenance and operations as well as providing technical support in the in the field.  They will assist the production team anytime support is needed.


High School diploma or equivalent


Requires a minimum of 2 years of related industry experience in lease operations


• Demonstrate safe and ethical behavior at all times.

• Has the right and obligation to stop work if unsafe conditions exist or are suspected.
• Promote a safe work environment and actively support and participate in the company’s SAFE program.
• Become familiar with, understand, and apply all of Devon’s Policies.

• Work with production staff to troubleshoot areas of concern.
• Coordinate with chemical tech and take measures to ensure internal pipeline protection is sufficient. Ensure external pipeline protection is sufficient.
• Ensure oversight of digging and boring in and around lines (Line Crossing Inspections)

• Monitor pressures, volumes, and overall system balances on a regular basis

• Perform periodic visual inspections of lines
• Operate lines in compliance with all regulatory permits or DOT regulations.
• Provide information on emergency events to technical services foreman

• Keep pipeline map data current with GIS
• Maintain pigging schedule
• Perform corrective tasks based on work order (including overseeing vendors performing work)

• Provide any equipment changes to Master Data Maintainer
• Perform routine activities based on maintenance plans

• Provide any equipment changes to Master Data Maintainer
• Perform regulatory activities based on maintenance plans
• Understand economic evaluations and indicators and their effect on the area of responsibility.

• Maintain compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations with strong support of the OKC staff.


• A commitment to ethical behavior.

• A commitment to workplace safety and environmental stewardship.
• An ability to work within a team environment.
• Strong communication skills with a willingness and ability to verbally communicate up and down the organizational chart.

• Strong computer skills and proficient with spreadsheet software.
• Highly self-motivated and can work with minimal supervision and without specific direction.
• Meet Devon Energy requirement to operate company vehicles and equipment.

• Position requires operation of Company vehicles. Incumbent must maintain a clean driving record and adhere to Company policies


Devon Energy is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the Devon Talent Acquisition Team at Diversity@dvn.com

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