Pipeline Scheduler Trainee

Founded in 1886, Buckeye Partners has a proven track record of stability and success. We pride ourselves on the laser focus we apply to safely providing service and value to our customers, operating by a strong set of values, and empowering our employees to make decisions. We have a tenacious commitment to environmental responsibility and regulatory compliance in all that we do.
Voted one of the Top Places to Work by employees in Houston Chronicle's?? Top Workplaces, as well as one of Lehigh Valley's Top Workplaces, it is our internal culture that sets us apart from other companies. Our goal is to provide our employees with a greater span of responsibility, the ability to make decisions, and access to experts to help you build your skills and experiences. Each of our career tracks provides employees with the ability to innovate, and be a significant contributor from their first day on the job.
Buckeye Partners is currently seeking a Pipeline Scheduler Trainee with experience in the Oil & Gas Industry to join our growing team!
Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level.
Role Summary:
As a member of the Pipeline Scheduling department, the Scheduler Trainee will actively participate within a Pipeline Scheduling Team to schedule pipeline movements within the Buckeye pipeline system, effectively manage shipper pipeline inventory, and provide exceptional internal / external customer service. In addition to producing effective schedules, he/she is accountable for the desk inventory as well as activities that drive the scheduler's desk reconciliation which include coordination of ticketing review and corrections, reviewing of metrics to drive improvements, and perform month-end book inventory balancing. Various responsibilities will be assigned at the Scheduling Desk, Scheduling Team and Scheduling Department levels related to Scheduling, Ticket/Inventory Management, Continuous Improvement focus areas as well as Ad-Hoc projects. They will participate as a team member within scheduling department to assist the shipper community, field personnel, and Buckeye's Transportation Department.
Responsibilities & Essential Functions include:
Allocations- Accountable for the review and approval of the Scheduling Desk's nomination allocation process which includes identifying over-nominated lines, consolidating shipper nomination information, notification of allocation need, coordination of shipper communication reviewing and approving shipper binding allocation deficiencies.
Schedule Production and Management- Manage scheduling desk processes to ensure asset optimization, schedule and order accuracy, and timely communication to internal / external customers. Activities include:
Management of shipper product inventory, nominations, and resulting schedules to ensure maximum asset utilization.
Develop accurate and timely operational pump and delivery schedules for the internal (Control Center and Field) and external (shippers and connecting pipeline carriers) customer base.
Consistent communications with the internal and external customer base to provide exceptional customer service, maximize Buckeye asset utilization, notification of scheduled and unscheduled downtime (product outages, pipeline maintenance, etc).
Collaborate with shippers, terminals and connecting pipeline carriers to minimize shipper inventory containment and product outages.
Partner with M&QC to assist in the investigation, research, and resolution of quality and measurement-related issues.
Analysis- Assist in the performance of key analyses to support and improve team or departmental objectives including ticketing/inventory process evaluation, tank and line utilization, volumetric over/short, and tool development supporting scheduling, ticketing and reconciliation process improvements. Coordination and review of analyses with the Scheduling Analyst will be critical for success.
Ticketing Moves/Correction- Oversee Scheduling Desk ticketing activities to ensure ticketing accuracy. Perform ticketing validation processes and communicate ticketing corrections to the Scheduling Analyst. Communicate ticketing errors with appropriate resources in Scheduling Team, Field Operations, and Control Center. Support training or knowledge transfer to improve ticket accuracy.
Reconciliation & Review- Accountable for the Scheduling Desk reconciliation and tracking of pipeline systems to minimize discrepancies between book inventory and physical inventory. Accountable for the efforts to identify and resolve physical inventory variances through coordination with Scheduling, Field, and M&QC. Accountable for shipper over/short variances to ensure accurate shipper inventory positions.
Month-End Close- Accountable for the Scheduling Team's month-end close by performing the Scheduler Trainiedesk close, consolidating the desk's over/short position, and submitting the month-end data to the Scheduling Team Lead. Accountable for the identification and resolution of physical inventory variances through coordination with Scheduling, Field, and M&QC. Accountable for shipper over/short variances to ensure accurate shipper inventory positions.
Customer Service- Provide exceptional internal / external customer service in all facets of the Scheduler Trainie role, such as shipper feedback, routine internal data requests (quarterly/annual data submissions), and in support of the Scheduling Team.
Metrics- Accountable for metrics evaluation and collaborate with the Scheduling Analyst, Field, and Control Center to drive root cause analysis and corrective action. Utilize metrics to identify potential opportunities for improvements.
Continuous Improvement - Coordinate with Senior Scheduling Analyst and Scheduling team to incorporate department-wide process standardization, integration and implementation efforts, and consolidation of analyses, metrics, and reconciliations across the department.
Ad-Hoc- Accountable for key projects and activities related to Scheduling Team and department.
And other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements:
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business or Engineering preferred.
Bookkeeping or Accounting (inventory) coursework a plus.
Experience: 1 or more years of work experience preferred.
Additional or concurrent experience in pipeline operations preferred.
General knowledge or experience in the petroleum industry or field operations is preferred.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office (especially Excel) required
Travel Requirements: Travel and overtime will be required as necessary
Certificates & Licenses:
Other Skills, Attributes and Abilities:
This team position requires an independent self-starter with strong, positive customer service focus, strong problem solving capabilities, exhibit positive behaviors that are adaptable to change.
They must be a detail oriented team player, as well as have excellent verbal and written communications.
This position requires someone who can work well under pressure and can handle multiple tasks at once.
Strong organizational, quantitative and analytical skills are also critical to be successful in this position.
Ability to learn at least two Scheduling Desks responsibilities & pipeline systems, Buckeye Pipeline applications utilized in scheduling & ticketing, and gain an understanding of the Buckeye Pipeline shipper notebook.
Essential Functions:
This position requires the ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and or/quantitative productivity standards.
This role requires the ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
This position requires compliance with all personnel policies.
Physical & Safety Requirements:
Normal office environment
Must be available 24/7 to handle issues
About You:
To be successful in the Buckeye culture, our employees must possess a demonstrated commitment to environmental responsibility and regulatory compliance. Excellent communication, both written and verbal, as well as strong organizational skills are paramount. You must work independently and be able to exercise tact, discretion, and professionalism when dealing with internal and external customers, and handling sensitive and confidential information.
Buckeye Partners wants to create and reward an organizational focus that stimulates the creative and entrepreneurial actions of its employees that result in innovative ways of reducing costs, generating revenues, improving productivity, or improving processes.
About Us:
Buckeye Partners is the logistical solutions partner of choice for the global energy business. As one of the nation's largest independent petroleum products common carrier pipeline network providers, Buckeye Partners L.P. provides terminals, storage and refined product distribution services; our strength is to create centers of expertise around our products, technologies and client needs.
Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BPL) headquartered in Houston, Texas is one of the primary distributors of petroleum in the eastern and mid-western portions of the United States.
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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