NuStar L.P. Maintenance Technician Trainee in Yankton, South Dakota

Job Description:This position will be based in Yankton, SD. This closely supervised position is a general labor position that may be involved in all types of preventative and reactive maintenance activities and other helper duties. • Support pipeline/terminal maintenance activities as described in written procedures, including terminal/pipeline asset repairs involving but not limited to: maintenance of pipelines, right of way markings and scraper pigs. • Performs line locating, line marking, light vehicle maintenance, fire watch, ditch maintenance, janitorial and housekeeping duties.Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required.

  • Direct experience in working with pipeline terminal operating system or in a related industry preferred.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English both orally and in writing.

  • Must be able to use various power and hand tools. Extensive overnight travel and multi-night travel is required, approximately 75% Monday-Friday.

  • Office skills and computer skills helpful.

  • Prior terminal, pipeline, tank truck or oil related experiences helpful.

  • Must be organized and punctual; must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English, operate independently and observe safe operating practices.

  • Familiarity with safe hot work practices, confined space regulations, DOT pipeline safety devices, excavation activities and safe electrical practices preferred.

  • Must be available to answer and respond to after hour calls 24 hours per day/7 days a week.

  • Extensive driving in company vehicle required. CDL is required.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply directly through NuStar’s career site at

Pre-employment testing which includes a mechanical aptitude and industrial information assessment as well as a workplace attitude and behavior assessment will be required.

When a higher-level position exists candidates with greater qualifications may be considered for the position.

It takes great employees to make a great company and NuStar has the best employees in the world. The company has recruited and retained an outstanding workforce because NuStar is a great place to work. In fact, the company has made FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for nine consecutive years.

In addition to that honor, NuStar has been named the No. 1 best large company to work for in Texas by Texas Monthly magazine and was named a top employer through local media competitions in San Antonio, Texas, Wichita, Kansas, and the Coastal Bend region of Texas. This recognition is particularly noteworthy considering that these honors are based primarily on confidential employee surveys.

NuStar is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. When a higher level position exists candidates with greater qualifications may be considered for the position.