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Mechanical Technician 

Reference Code: 72069 



Location: United States (US) - Nederland, TX
Job Category: Operations; Trades/Technical
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program
Application Deadline: 07/10/2020




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 Liquids Pipelines Team is looking a knowledgeable Mechanical Technician reporting in the Nederland, Texas work location. The successful candidate must be able to travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings, and training involving some overnight stays away from home. This position is subject to occasional travel with extended workdays and/or workweeks and overnight stays away in support of pipeline/facility operation and project activities.


  • This position is eligible for domestic relocation
  • This position is not eligible for cross border relocation
  • This position is safety sensitive and is subject to random drug testing


Reporting to the Area Manager, the incumbent applies Mechanical skills and aptitude to repair, install, troubleshoot, and perform other planned maintenance and corrective tasks on assigned electronic, electrical, pneumatic and/or mechanical control systems, devices, and ancillary equipment.  Operate and maintains oil pump station, pipeline, and auxiliary equipment such as diesel generators, air compressors, pumps, valves, pipelines, filters, etc. in a manner to meet operational needs in compliance with company and regulatory requirements.


What you'll do


  • Perform installation, testing, repair and maintenance on oil storage facilities, pipelines, and oil pump stations as well as other associated equipment used in oil transmission systems
  • Maintaining and operating assigned equipment to meet operational needs in compliance with company and regulatory requirements
  • Provides line locates, constructions watch, active control, excavation coordination
  • Performs valve and valve operator, right of way, and other pipeline facility maintenance tasks
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems utilizing technical reference manuals and documents
  • Perform technical analysis to prepare recommendations for future action
  • Provide multi-skilled maintenance support with other technicians in the completion of pipeline, mechanical activities
  • Participates in the establishment and achievement of area operational objectives
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and training to other personnel
  • Manage and co-ordinate usage of third party contractors
  • Other related duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications


  • Minimum education of a high school diploma or GED
  • Candidate should  possess a  minimum 3 years of experience
  • Must have the qualifications, experience and ability to competently and efficiently perform the duties assigned
  • Demonstrated effective written & verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated with interpersonal skills to effectively work in a collaborative team environment that includes shared responsibilities, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others, support team and company objectives, and a willingness to work in all areas required by the team
  • Must have the ability to complete tasks and assignments in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, ensuring proper handling and disposition of hazardous waste
  • Utilize computers and e-mail for internal and external communication, record keeping, on-line reporting, material and supply ordering, and filing of various forms
  • Subject to call out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and extended workdays and/or workweeks including overnights stays away from home location. Will be required to carry a cell phone, to work a rotating on-call schedule, and is subject to 24-hr/day callout at any time for emergency response
  • Candidate must live within 30 minutes response time of work location
  • Subject to Random Drug Testing
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Must have a proven safe driving record and provide documentation of past traffic violations upon request


Preferred Qualifications


  • Previous oil / liquid expertise and experience
  • Electrical Controls / Instrumentation experience


*The successful candidate will be required to complete pre-employment medical and drug testing.
*Depending upon the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level.
*Consistent with our employment practices, TC Energy’s  reserves the right to consider the cost of relocation when making internal hiring decisions


Note:  This position is overtime eligible and part of an on-call rotation and provides emergency support as required.

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 4,900-kilometre (3,000-mile) liquids pipeline system connects growing continental oil supplies to key markets and refineries. The Keystone Pipeline System delivers approximately 20 per cent of western Canadian exports to key refinery markets in the U.S. Midwest and Gulf Coast, where it is converted into fuel and other useful petroleum products.



Apply now!


Apply to this posting by 07/10/2020 using reference code 72069. 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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* Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

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