Enterprise Products recognizes that veterans bring a unique set of skills and experience to our company. No matter where you served or what your specialty, there’s a career for you here at Enterprise Products. We value your exceptional leadership qualities, diverse skill-sets, strong work ethic, dedication to teamwork, and ability to succeed in a challenging environment. Such qualities translate well into a career at Enterprise Products, where we share the same core values. If you’re ready to start a new career, the Enterprise Products team awaits you. We offer many opportunities that match well with the skills and experience military veterans gained while serving.
Veterans At Work
Army National Guard
Chief Warrant Officer
152H AH-64D - Apache Helicopter Pilot
As a Pipeline Controller, I’m responsible for monitoring and controlling the movement of natural gas through pipelines by remotely starting/stopping pumps and operating valves, analyzing changing conditions and alarms and making necessary adjustments, monitoring pipeline integrity and coordinating pipeline maintenance, monitoring tank and cavern storage levels, maintaining communication with field personnel, customers, and suppliers to maximize efficiency, safety, quality, and customer service.
I believe my job in the military is similar to being a Pipeline Controller. As a helicopter pilot in the military I am constantly navigating, and monitoring radios and aircraft systems such as hydraulics, motors and engines. I maintain communication with ground troops and other personnel. I ensure all missions are performed in a safe and timely manner.
What I enjoy most about my current position is the challenge of managing the Louisiana pipeline and working with the best crew in the building. No two days are alike and I have developed many new professional relationships with great people.
I like that Enterprise Products is very supportive of military personnel. I have met several people that have served, or are still currently serving as National Guardsmen/women. My required military training has been easily accommodated and the support of coworkers is encouraging.
For anyone transitioning from the military to civilian workforce I would tell them to seek all available forms of support and be persistent and patient. I attended several hiring events and spent hours completing online applications. The right position will come even if it is not the first offer, as I learned you just have to be patient.
United States Navy Reserve
3105 – Supply Corps Officer
I really enjoy working with the people at Enterprise Products. My current position is Supervisor of Property Accounting. I manage a team of 7 accountants and we maintain the fixed asset records for the company’s physical assets, i.e. pipelines, tanks, pumping equipment, etc. We also prepare reconciliations between our subsystem and the General Ledger and prepare numerous reports, analysis and Net Book Values upon request. I enjoy the fact that in Property Accounting, I kind of feel that we’re on the front edge of all of the activity. We see all the assets that the company owns, purchases and constructs, and at the same time we’re one of the first ones to know if there’s a divestiture that’s about to occur. Over the past three years Enterprise has spent a large sum of money on new construction. Being in Property Accounting and seeing that construction, and seeing dollars they spent, it tells me that I’m working for a very strong and solid organization.
I’m a Commander in the United States Naval Reserve. Some of the skills that we learn in the military that translate easily into the civilian sector are decision making, dedication and contingency. As a Commander, the position is equivalent to a supervisor/manager in Corporate America. Supervising my personnel in the military is similar to supervising my civilian staff here at Enterprise. The difference is just the particular jobs that are being done.
I enjoy a number of things about being Supervisor of Property Accounting. It’s nice to know the actual physical assets operating and earning the company’s revenue. It’s very interesting to know the value of these different assets and understanding the time required to construct them as well. Each year, we take a site visit to tour and understand the operations for that facility. It really helps us better understand the asset details we’re recording on the books as well as how it operates.
What I like most about working for Enterprise Products are the people I work with. Property Accounting has a great team and I really enjoy working with them. We “feed” off each other and we all learn from each other as well. In my position, I have the opportunity to communicate with some senior level management as well and that has always been a great experience. It’s a motivator to work with such good, professional people.
I would advise anyone that’s interested in joining Corporate America from the military to plug straight ahead and come into it with an open mind. I know in the military we have harsh deadlines we have to meet and in the civilian sector we have hard deadlines we have to meet. The dedication that we put into performing our tasks in the military, we put that same dedication to it in the civilian sector. It’s the same business being done, just different tasks.
United States Army Reserve
Command Sergeant Major
11Z - Operations Manager
Mont Belvieu, TX
As a Terminal Operator, I’m responsible for transporting and unloading rail cars of liquefied petroleum gas for further process and refinement.
Teamwork and communication are the pillars of success in any organization and keeping safety at the forefront of daily operations. Movement of heavy equipment and responsibility of safety and the care, maintenance and completing all assigned tasks are similar to my military duties.
I enjoy the constant activity and opportunities to learn and improve my skills and knowledge. The company’s policies not only follow the Soldier and Sailor’s Act, but ensure that the veterans are well cared for and the reserve soldiers are encouraged to continue to serve the nation. The company is very generous in its military service policies.
Working at Enterprise Products is an honest day’s wage, for an honest day’s work. The company illustrates it’s appreciation by policy, but also the atmosphere and willingness to go the extra mile to accommodate the challenging schedules of those currently serving in the reserves.
Bring your strongest military attributes to work: discipline, work ethic, situation awareness, and inherent leadership to work every day. Patience. Practice it. Realize that some of the leadership and personnel have spent years learning their trade and becoming subject matter experts as you have in your military life. However, you are the new team member in the organization and although you may have much to offer, seek knowledge and education, learn the policies and procedures and gain situational awareness in the company. Work ethic and leadership are contagious. Continue performing your duties to the best of your abilities and others will appreciate it and follow your example.