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Automation & Electrical Mechanic (Strasburg or Centreville, VA) 

Reference Code: 92106 


Location: United States (US) - Strasburg, VA or Centreville, VA 
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: 09/28/2021 

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 VA East Area Operations team is evolving to meet the needs of our growing business and we are expanding our presence in Virginia to support the operation and maintenance of our natural gas pipelines and associated facilities throughout Strasburg, Centreville, and the surrounding areas.

We are seeking an experienced Automation and Electrical Mechanic 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 problem solving, communication, and decision-making skills.

The successful candidate will reside within 30 miles or 45 minutes of the Strasburg Compressor Station or Chantilly Compressor Station in order to comply with emergency response requirements.


Depending on the location of the successful candidate, this position may be filled in Strasburg, VA or Centreville, VA.


This position is represented by the United Steelworkers Local 573 and the filling of the position is subject to the terms and conditions of the governing collective agreement. 


What you’ll do


  • Perform tasks associated with the installation, start-up, inspection, and repair of automated and electrical systems and facilities, to include: ignition systems, automated control panels, pneumatic circuits, electrical circuits, electrical generators, switches, UPS systems, data acquisition equipment, engine sequencing and speed control equipment, EM facilities, and RTU and associated field devices
  • Maintain power, process controls, programmable logic controllers (PLC), electric generation equipment, microwave multiplex equipment, and orifice meters
  • Keep up to date with all applicable codes, regulations, policies, and procedures and ensures Company facilities are operated in compliance of such codes
  • Investigate equipment and facility failures, make repairs, or recommend corrective action
  • Perform diagnostic testing, troubleshooting, modifying, calibrating, and replacement of control system software and components associated with equipment control, data gathering, and facility operations
  • Oversee contractors and perform electrical wiring tasks, installing tubing and conduit, fabrication of mounting devices and control panels, installation of ignition systems, programmable controllers, IUFM facilities, electronic measurement, RTU facilities, and UPS systems
  • Participate in the installation and maintenance of data networks and associated equipment
  • Instruct station personnel in basic operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electrical, electronic, and automated systems
  • Operate computers and modems for data entry and retrieval and analysis of collected data
  • Compile, prepare, and maintain written records related to the O&M, preventative maintenance, inspection, and repair of all assigned electrical, electronic, and automated systems
  • Assist in maintaining an adequate inventory of parts and materials for assigned equipment
  • Use PC and/or hand-held device to complete work orders, enter data into job plans, create new work orders, etc. in SAP
  • Troubleshoot control networks (e.g. fiber optics, Ethernet, serial interfacing between control equipment)
  • Work in other job functions as needed and determined by management
  • Work closely with A&E Specialist and compressor station personnel
  • Other tasks as required


Minimum Qualifications


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Previous experience in a related industry
  • Ability to understand piping operating drawings


Preferred Qualifications


  • Associates degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or equivalent technical degree
  • Experience working with electric driven compressors and turbines
  • Industrial PLC experience
  • Journeyman Electrician license
  • ISA Level 1 certification
  • Operational experience related to high-pressure gas transmission


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
  • Be confined-space trained
  • 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
  • Successfully qualify for specific job tasks per DOT and Company operator qualification requirements
  • Be subject to working conditions which include adverse weather and temperatures


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 per cent 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 09/28/2021 using reference code 92106. 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 and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. government.

Thank you for choosing to grow your career with TC Energy.


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

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

* Consistent with our employment practices, we reserve the right to consider the cost of relocation when making internal hiring decisions.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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