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Pipeline Technician, Fort McMurray

Reference Code: 71942



Location: Canada (CA) - Fort McMurray, AB 
Job Category: Trades/Technical
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program
Application Deadline: 07/13/2020



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 Heartland Liquids Field Operations Team is evolving to meet the needs of our growing business. We are seeking a keen pipeline technician who is a self-motivating team player. In this role the successful candidate will apply skills and aptitude to repair, install, troubleshoot, and perform planned maintenance and corrective tasks on pipeline valves, actuators, gearboxes, and other related components. With your skills and expertise, you will perform One-Call line locates, assist with line crossings, encroachment issues, Agreement reviews and provide feedback to our crossings department, pipeline isolations, flooding and draining of assets general Right of Way (ROW) maintenance activities, perform excavations, and perform other tasks as required.


As the Pipeline Technician, you will operate and maintain oil pipelines facilities and auxiliary equipment in a manner to meet operational needs in compliance with TC Energy and regulatory requirements and may be required to perform tasks from other disciplines.


*The successful candidate will be travelling from designated airports (Calgary or Edmonton) to Fort McMurray. Camp accommodation and transportation will be provided for.

*This position is for work under a rotational schedule residing in camp facilities located near the report to work site.

*This position also will be required to travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings or training.


What you'll do

  • Participate in One-Call responsibilities related to locating and protecting TC Energy Assets
  • Complete basic "as built" prints and update related documentation with respect to "One Call" and pipeline related schematics
  • Service and troubleshoot valve, actuator and gearbox issues (Valvitalia , EIM , Rotork , General, Cameron)
  • Identify and respond/document encroachment issues
  • Assist with TC Energy In-line inspection tool program (Cleaning tools, Batch pigs, Smart balls, Eclipse tools)
  • Review and approve isolation and drain down procedures
  • Assist with pipeline isolations and liquid movement duties


Minimum qualifications

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalency
  • Technical trade qualification (i.e. Millwright, Pipefitter, etc.) preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • Highly motivated and disciplined with strong interpersonal skills to effectively work in a geographically dispersed team environment
  • Able to complete tasks and assignments in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, includes ensuring proper handling and disposition of hazardous waste
  • Competent using equipment applicable to the maintenance of pipeline systems
  • Current with technological advances in the oil pipeline field
  • Able to use computers and e-mail for internal and external communication, record keeping, maintenance management


Preferred qualifications

  • Other industry related certification and/or related pipeline/facility, construction/maintenance, and industry experience
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System and SAP experience
  • Experience with the interpretation of technical reference documents
  • Motor operated valve experience


Additional role requirements

  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license and safe driving record
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment medical screening, including drug and alcohol testing
  • Be subject to hazardous conditions including adverse weather, heights, lifting, and cramped conditions
  • Be available for overtime, extended work hours, and call-outs as needed
  • Participate in an On-call rotation
  • Travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings or training which would involve some overnight stays away from home
  • This position is overtime eligible, part of an on-call rotation and may be requested to provide support during emergency response incidents or extended days due to operational needs, as required.

*This position is overtime eligible, part of an on-call rotation and may be requested to provide support during emergency response incidents or extended days due to operational needs, as required.
*Flying in helicopters is a requirement.


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.



Apply now!

Apply to this posting by 07/13/2020 using reference code 71942. 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.


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

* Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

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