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Electrical Instrumentation and Controls Technician - South Alexandria 

Reference Code: 94341 



Location: United States (US) - Jena, LA
Job Category: Operations; Pipeline/Power Operations
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program
Application Deadline: 12/14/2021




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 South – Alexandria Area team is evolving to meet the needs of our growing business and we are expanding our presence in Louisiana to support our assets in Jena and the surrounding area.
We are seeking a multiskilled Electrical Instrumentation & Controls (EIC) Measurement Technician who is proficient in troubleshooting, maintaining, and operating natural gas compressor station control systems, measurement equipment, and other related facilities.
This individual must be a self-starter, capable of working with minimal supervision, who possesses excellent problem solving, communication, and decision-making skills.

Relocation will be provided if needed. 


What you’ll do
•    Install, commission, test, repair, and maintain compressor stations, meter stations, communication systems, and other facilities related to the pipeline system
•    Perform routine and major maintenance on natural gas driven compressor units and associated auxiliary equipment
•    Troubleshoot, operate, maintain, calibrate, and repair various types of electronic, electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment
•    Maintain power, process controls, programmable logic controllers (PLC), electric generation equipment, microwave multiplex equipment, and orifice meters
•    Assemble, install, test, and maintain instrumentation, electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, apparatuses and fixtures, using hand and power tools
•    Diagnose malfunctioning systems, equipment, and components using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of the breakdown and correct the problem
•    Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components
•    Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and associated components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustments or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes
•    Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, frequency generators, and oscilloscopes
•    Oversee, direct, and perform tasks related to the installation, start-up, and repair of measurement and regulation equipment, such as: various types of meters, recording gauges, flow computers, LCEM units, transmitters, relief valves, regulators, valve actuators, 

     pneumatic and digital controllers, filtration devices, odorizers, and gas quality devices (chromatographs and gas samplers)
•    Perform diagnostic tests, accuracy tests, calibrations, and replacements of various measurement and regulation equipment with test equipment such as a Hart Communicator and Fluke meter
•    Compile, prepare, and maintain written records related to DOT auditable inspections, accuracy tests, calibrations, odorant tests, equipment change outs, relief valve tests, and gas quality analysis such as dewpoint levels, specific gravity, and gas samples
•    Receive and maintain equipment documentation (blueprints, schematics, line diagrams, technical manuals, operation manuals, etc.) and serve as the facility technical resource in their review and use
•    Work closely with field personnel to schedule and properly route gas in the event of pipeline right of way maintenance or an emergency repair to maintain delivery to internal and external customers
•    Locate pipelines per the Louisiana One Call center and perform valve maintenance
•    Perform and witness hydrostatic tests that assure material integrity for operation and installation of facilities
•    Complete work orders, enter data into job plans, create new work orders, etc. in SAP
•    Other tasks as required


Minimum Qualifications
•    High school diploma or equivalent
•    Demonstrated work experience in a related industry
•    Thorough understanding of stop work authority (SWA) and safe work practices
•    Knowledge and understanding of lock out/tag out (LOTO) procedures
•    Basic knowledge of engine mechanics
•    Experience in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and related software


Preferred Qualifications
•    Associate degree to include courses in engine maintenance or electricity/electronics
•    Experience with Allen Bradley and/or Bristol controls
•    Thorough understanding of the test equipment used to maintain control systems
•    Experience with pneumatic and electronic valves, transmitters, switches, and regulators
•    Experience with various types of gas measurement testing equipment 
•    Ability to interpret technical reference documents


This position requires candidates to
•    Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record
•    Successfully complete a pre-employment medical screening, including drug and alcohol testing
•    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 and cramped conditions


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. 


Apply now!


Apply to this posting by 12/14/2021 using reference code 94341. 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 desktop / laptop computer.

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

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Nearest Major Market: Alexandria Louisiana

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