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Operator B (Coco) 

Reference Code: 92066 


Location: United States (US) - Elkview, WV 
Job Category: Pipeline/Power Operations; Trades/Technical
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program   
Application Deadline: 09/28/2021 

We all need energy. It warms our homes, cooks our food, gives us light, and gets us where we need to go. It also improves our quality of life in countless other ways. At TC Energy, our job is to deliver that energy to millions of people who depend on it across North America. And we take our job very seriously. 

Guided by our values of safety, integrity, responsibility and collaboration, we develop and operate our facilities safely, reliably and with care for our impact on the environment. With our presence across the continent, our people play an active role in building strong communities. 

We’re proud of how our hard work and commitment sets us apart and benefits society, every day. We’re looking for new team members who share our values and are ready to take on exciting challenges.


The opportunity


Our USGO Central Region Operations team is evolving to meet the needs of our growing business and we are expanding our presence in West Virginia to support the operation, maintenance, testing and inspection of our natural gas pipelines and associated facilities throughout Elkview and the surrounding area.

We are seeking an Operator B who will engage in the operation and maintenance of a compressor station with reciprocating engines to affect continuous, efficient, and safe operations.


This individual must be a self-starter, capable of working with minimal supervision, who possesses strong analytical, troubleshooting, and decision-making skills. 


This position is represented by the United Steelworkers Local 372/628 and the filling of the position is subject to the terms and conditions of the governing collective bargaining agreement.


What you’ll do


  • Operate reciprocating prime movers and their related mechanical equipment and automatic controls
  • Control gas pressures and flows, change charts, keep equipment oil and water tanks filled, and oil and clean facilities
  • Periodically inspect the following types of equipment for proper functioning: engines, reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, oil and water, methanol/biocide, vacuum pumps, fans, boilers, condensing equipment, heat exchangers, feed water heaters, air compressors, storage batteries, electric motors and generators, gas scrubbers, dehydration equipment, valves and piping
  • Operate and maintain oil/water separators
  • Operate and inspect tank/dike facilities
  • Make minor repairs to equipment, such as: replacing broken lines and defective mechanical and/or electrical parts, maintaining necessary reports, reporting pressures to gas control, conducting water tests and treatment, adjusting boiler blow-down rates, and taking dew point test of gas
  • Start, load, and remove from the line all prime movers, which requires knowledge of start-up and shutdown procedures and operating limits of station equipment to make operations safe and efficient
  • Carry out instructions for changes in pressures of flows
  • Interpret and/or record readings on instruments, charts, and gauges
  • Ascertain that equipment is functioning properly and attempt to rectify malfunctioning equipment by making operating adjustments
  • If conditions warrant, substitute auxiliary equipment and inform supervisor of needed repair
  • Use indicator to balance engine to see if each cylinder is carrying its share of total power
  • Change oil filter cartridges
  • Change orifice meter charts and read meters
  • Assist with prime mover and compressor overhauls
  • Assist in performing tests and inspections as required by the Manual of Approved Procedures
  • Inspect fire extinguishers
  • Check and calibrate pressure gauges, valve positioners, etc.
  • Change compressor valves
  • Paint equipment and buildings and perform various housekeeping tasks
  • Manage contractors and vendors while on-site
  • Adhere to environmental policies by collecting samples and following appropriate reporting procedures and associated cleanup of any spills
  • Assist in the compilation of shipping manifests, to include completion of reports
  • Coordinate with gas control in operation of facility, consistent with needs and efficiency
  • Assist in planning of work and participate as necessary in safety and/or team meetings and discussion.
  • Complete work orders, enter data into the work management system, create new work orders, etc. in SAP
  • Other tasks as required


The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


Minimum Qualifications


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic mathematical and computer skills


Preferred Qualifications


  • Technical training or experience in the operation of natural gas pipeline systems
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of hand tools and precision measuring instruments
  • Industrial experience in a plant environment 


This position requires candidates to


  • Successfully qualify for specific job tasks per DOT and Company operator qualification requirements
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment medical screening, to include drug and alcohol testing
  • Be confined-space trained
  • Work an 8-hour rotating shift schedule
  • Be subject to call out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and work extended days and/or weeks for emergency response purposes
  • Travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings, or training which would involve some overnight stays away from home
  • Be subject to working conditions which include adverse weather and temperatures
  • Pass respiratory fit test and use equipment such as SCBA and other respirators


Driving a motor vehicle is an essential job function of this position. Following a conditional offer of employment, the Company will check the motor vehicle records of any job applicant when driving is an essential job function.


About our business


TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states.

Our 57,900-mile natural gas pipeline network is positioned in two of the most prolific and lowest cost basins in North America – the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) and the Appalachian Basin. Our systems are well placed to meet the continent’s growing demand for clean-burning natural gas by connecting the supply in these basins to important and growing markets across the continent. We supply more than 25 percent of the clean-burning natural gas consumed daily across North America, heating homes, fueling industries, and generating power. To learn more about field operator and trades roles at TC Energy, please visit 


Apply now!


Apply to this posting by 09/28/2021 using reference code 92066. You must apply through our jobs system at Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Applications may be submitted using a mobile device or a desktop / laptop computer.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. government.

Thank you for choosing to grow your career with TC Energy.


* Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

* All positions require background screening. Some require criminal and/or credit checks to comply with regulations.

* Consistent with our employment practices, we reserve the right to consider the cost of relocation when making internal hiring decisions.

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