Getting It Done in All Conditions
Williams, including assets held through Williams Partners L.P., is an energy infrastructure company focused on connecting North America’s hydrocarbon resource plays to growing markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL’s), and hydrocarbons known as olefins. The company’s operations extend from the deepwater Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian oil sands. Williams owns and operates midstream gathering and processing assets, and interstate natural gas pipelines. In addition, Williams processes oil sands off-gas and produces olefins for petrochemical feedstocks.
The company is positioned in most key North American production basins including the Marcellus, Utica, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Barnett, Niobrara, Piceance, Green River, and San Juan. Company headquarters are in Tulsa. Other major offices are in Houston, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, and Calgary. The company was founded in 1908 and employs 7,000 people.
Access Midstream Partners recently merged with Williams Partners, bringing to the merger its expertise in gathering and processing. Together, Williams and Access own and operate more than 33,000 miles of pipeline systems that move about 20 percent of the nation’s natural gas. Williams’ primary hiring needs are operations technicians, engineers, and project managers.
The company is currently rolling out a formal military recruiting strategy. Williams values veterans because they:
- have strong technical knowledge
- focus on execution of their missions
- are trained to take the initiative
- are conditioned to managing people
- learn quickly
- adapt rapidly
- take accountability seriously
- are a proven mobile work force
- focus on process safety and standards.
A VETERAN SUCCESS | COLBY TAYLOR
Colby Taylor retired from the United States Army as a sergeant first class after 20 years of service. As a brigade supply executive, he managed the supply chain, the logistic chain, and logistic operations.
Taylor began working for Williams in October 2014, less than two months after retiring from the military. He is now an Operations Technician I, Cameron Gathering, Northeast Gathering & Processing. He is responsible for the operation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of equipment on selected natural gas gathering systems – compression, dehydration, separation, measurement, etc. Specific responsibilities include:
- maintaining all records and reports as requirements for compliance purposes
- obtaining natural gas samples for analysis
- repairing and/or rebuilding valves and regulators
- installing and maintaining measurement and control equipment.
The leadership and management skills that Taylor obtained in the military, as well as an ability to adapt to a new environment, helped him find his first civilian job very quickly. He completed one tour in Iraq and two in Afghanistan; and it did not matter what the conditions were, the soldiers still had to do their jobs. He finds that the requirements are the same working in operations. Equipment still has to be inspected, maintained, and repaired, regardless of the weather.