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Equipment Operator - Steel Decatur #26298

Posted: 03/17/2023

Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America and WE ARE HIRING!
Mechanics come to Kinder Morgan from a variety of backgrounds and job experiences and receive training needed to maintain the equipment we use to serve our customers.  JOIN OUR TEAM of talented and dedicated equipment operators!

Entry-level starting at $20.16/hour. Job level is based on skills and experience. Eligible for sign-on bonus!

Our Trinity Terminal located at 4301 Iverson Blvd, Trinity, Alabama 35673, near Decatur, Madison and Huntsville areas is one of Kinder Morgan’s network of 141 terminals where we store and handle products for our customers.  Our culture is centered around our values of integrity, accountability, safety and excellence and we are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace. At Kinder Morgan your benefits begin on your first day, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, two retirement plans, paid holidays, and paid time off.

Primary Purpose:  Operators are responsible for the safe, efficient and quality-conscious processing of scrap steel. Assure the work being performed consistently meets or exceeds the expectations of the supervisor by following published policies and procedures. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in material transfer and storage
  • Operate heavy equipment used in material handling and loading
  • Upkeep of assigned equipment or tools
  • Identify, report, and correct safety and environmental concerns
  • Complete appropriate documentation and paperwork
  • Perform all work in compliance with company standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements
  • Participate in daily/weekly safety meetings
  • Perform general preventative maintenance activities, repairs, and housekeeping tasks
  • Perform other terminal duties as needed                        

Operators come to Kinder Morgan from a variety of backgrounds and work experience, so whether you have been serving our Country in the military, working for another company in the private sector or you just finished high school, we encourage you to consider continuing or beginning your career as an Operator with Kinder Morgan.

Position Requirements:

Kinder Morgan provides energy transportation and storage services in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner for the benefit of people, communities and businesses. We operate our assets safely, meet our customers' needs and deliver value to our shareholders while cultivating a positive and friendly work environment.

Minimum Requirements: 


  • High School Graduate or equivalent. 

Competencies, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to accept supervision/direction and work effectively and cooperatively with other people.
  • Must possess safety training and security certification as required by customers to work in their facilities and as required by all Kinder Morgan locations.
  • Ability to deal with evolving operating conditions with few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to focus attention and follow work rules.
  • Demonstrate aptitude to execute and maintain necessary records.
  • Successful completion of background check and post-offer and random drug screens. 

Physical Demands:

  • While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee must meet physical requirements including but not limited to, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing up/down ladders and stairs, negotiating uneven and moving surfaces, and frequently lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds.
  • Employee must be able to work at heights up to 30 feet. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

Working Conditions:

  • Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed and required.
  • Must be available to respond to call-out as assigned.
  • Perform work in dusty environment and all types of temperature/weather conditions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration. 

Supervisory Responsibility:  None 

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.  The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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