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Electrical Instrumentation and Controls Technician 

Reference Code: 59291 


Location: United States (US)  - Saint Vincent, MN 
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: 12/22/2019 

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 Great Lakes/Northern Lakes team is evolving to meet the needs of our growing business and we are expanding our presence in Minnesota to support our Saint Vincent Compressor Facility.

We are seeking an experienced Electrical, Instrumentation and Controls Technician who has knowledge and experience in compressor station control systems and equipment. This individual must be a self-starter, capable of working with minimal supervision, who possesses excellent troubleshooting, problem solving and communication skills.


What you’ll do

  • Troubleshoot AC and DC electrical circuits, generally to the board level
  • Inspect, calibrate, and maintain varied electrical and pneumatic instrumentation on natural gas compressor units, valves, pumps, air compressors, and other associated equipment used in natural gas compression
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems utilizing technical reference manuals, drawings, and other documents
  • Use specialized tools such as a Hart Communicator, Fluke, Megger, etc.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain PLC hardware and associated automation components
  • Perform technical analysis to prepare recommendations for future action
  • Provide multi-skilled maintenance support to other technicians in the completion of pipeline, compressor control systems, and gas measurement activities
  • Plan, coordinate, and perform mechanical maintenance activities, to include routine corrective maintenance, preventative maintenance, equipment and system improvements, and major maintenance projects
  • Troubleshoot, operate, and maintain gas-fired turbine engines, reciprocating engines and gas compressors, standby generators, pumps, low pressure and steam boilers, oil coolers, air compressors, cooler fans, valves & operators, and other associated electrical equipment used in natural gas compression
  • Manage encroachments on pipeline right-of-way
  • Use a PC and/or hand-held device to complete work orders, enter data into job plans, creates new work orders, parts procurement, etc. in SAP
  • Other tasks as required


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a related industry


Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree to include courses in engine maintenance, electricity/electronics
  • Experience with Allen Bradley and/or Bristol controls
  • Experience with pneumatic and electronic valves, transmitters, switches and regulators
  • Industrial PLC experience
  • Operational experience related to high-pressure gas transmission
  • Minnesota State Boiler Operator license


This position requires candidates to

  • 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 call out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and extended workdays and/or workweeks 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 57,500-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 our natural gas business, please visit


Apply now!

Apply to this posting by 12/22/2019 using reference code 59291. You must apply through our jobs system at Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Use a desktop or laptop computer to avoid system errors.

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.

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