Pipeline Supervisors oversee the day-to-day operations of pipeline facility operations and ensure that they are safely operating according to industry standards and regulations. They are responsible for implementing corporate policies and examining and confirming the accuracy of the systems operating in the pipeline facility.
Pipeline Supervisors are required to prepare and submit necessary reports and to make any recommendations for improvement to management. They must stay abreast of all new federal and state compliance regulations and help minimize company liability by ensuring the facilities are operating properly and thus avoiding unwanted fees and penalties (non-compliance of governmental regulations in the petroleum industry can result in fees measured in the millions of dollars).
Pipeline Supervisors are typically expected to have five to eight years of experience supervising pipeline operators, technicians, and specialists and resolving operational issues where necessary. They should be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and MS Project and have the ability to read blueprints and pipeline drawings and have extensive knowledge in petroleum pipeline operations, terminology, and equipment.