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Corrosion Technician 

Reference Code: 82982 



Location: United States (US) - Patterson, LA
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: 04/21/2021




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 – Acadiana Area team is seeking an experienced Corrosion Technician to detect the existence, cause, and source of pipeline corrosion affecting our natural gas pipelines and associated facilities throughout southern Louisiana, controlling the same.

This individual must be a self-starter, capable of working with minimal supervision, who is highly organized and possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Depending on the location of the successful candidate, this position may be filled at other locations throughout the South Region footprint.


What you’ll do


  • Conduct periodic resistivity and potential surveys on pipelines, compressor stations, and measurement & regulation facilities to determine corrosive areas and record performance of cathodic protection systems
  • Check rectifiers and magnesium anode installations and determine operating efficiency
  • Assist in analyzing troublesome areas and recommend solutions
  • Install interference bonds in cooperation with other companies
  • Assist in conducting current requirement tests for new ground bed installations
  • Maintain records of operation and maintenance of cathodic protection equipment
  • Direct maintenance of cathodic protection equipment
  • Conduct close interval surveys in small segments and oversee the CIS being performed by contractors
  • Detect and conduct the repair of shorted road casings
  • Identify corrosion issues to be addressed by Engineering Services
  • Check electrolysis bonds and conduct potential surveys on protected high-pressure lines
  • Atmospheric corrosion, surface preparation and coating application inspections
  • Internal corrosion related sampling activities (liquid sampling, coupon removal/installation, etc.)
  • Maintain RMU units installed on rectifiers
  • Participate in PHMSA inspections
  • Complete work orders, enter data into job plans, create new work orders, etc. in SAP
  • Other tasks as required to include various duties at compressor stations


Minimum Qualifications


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous pipeline corrosion experience


Preferred Qualifications


  • NACE CP Level 1 certification or the ability to obtain the certification post-hire
  • Experience reading, comprehending, and applying DOT codes and ANSI/AMSE standards
  • Knowledge of the installation of impressed current ground beds and rectifiers
  • 4 – 5 years of experience performing test point surveys with a field data logger (Allegro, etc.)
  • NACE CP Level 2 and CIP Level 1 certifications


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, to include drug and alcohol testing
  • Obtain operator qualifications to perform various tasks
  • 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


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, generating power, and fueling industries. To learn more about field operator and trades roles at TC Energy, please visit


Apply now!


Apply to this posting by 04/21/2021 using reference code 82982. 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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Thank you for choosing TC Energy in your career search.


* 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.

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

Nearest Major Market: Morgan City
Nearest Secondary Market: Lafayette Louisiana

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