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Reliability Engineer 

Reference Code: 89266 


Location: United States (US) - Sugar Grove, OH 
Job Category: Engineering
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program   
Application Deadline: 06/02/2022 

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 Reliability Team is evolving to meet the needs of our growing business and we are seeking a Reliability Engineer. This position is located in Sugar Grove, Ohio and will provide support to compression facilities in Ohio and Indiana. Alternate reporting locations in the surrounding area may be considered. These stations utilize a variety of compression equipment including reciprocating units and turbine/centrifugal compressor units. The position will also support balance of plant equipment within the facility including air systems, piping and valves, tanks and other systems required for reliable operation of the facility. The successful candidate must have in-depth knowledge of a variety of industrial equipment used in gas compression systems. This position will be responsible for the support of all mechanical equipment at the assigned compressor stations.


What you’ll do

  • Provide support to Operations on day to day issues at assigned compressor stations
  • Conduct root cause analysis investigations
  • Provide sound engineering to determine cost-effective solutions to urgent problems such as compressor startup problems, compressor shutdowns/faults, coolant or oil contamination, capacity deficiencies; gas conditioning – drip gas, water, dirt ingestion; station piping problems (support, vibration, excessive pressure drop, etc.), auxiliary system malfunctions (including ESD)
  • Identify, scope, estimate and engineer ‘break fix’ projects to repair failed systems, machines and/or components
  • Identify, scope, estimate and engineer capital and maintenance projects to provide long term solutions for facility defects and systemic issues
  • Provide diagnosis, support repairs, and perform root cause analysis for significant failures and abnormal operation events
  • Provide operational and maintenance recommendations based on: oil and coolant analysis, performance and vibration test results, enterprise analytics notifications (remote condition monitoring system), and borescope inspections
  • Verify adequate capacity of pressure limiting and overpressure protection devices
  • Provide code interpretation services or coordinate third party reviews for issues and installations regarding compressor stations
  • Assist with PHMSA audit preparation and response
  • Provide support for facility audits to insure compliance with company standards, policies and procedures, and governmental and industry codes
  • Engineering design standard development
  • Operations supplement development
  • Provide expert witness testimony in various forums regarding compressor operation and engineering issues
  • Provide facility expertise throughout the project scoping and design process including participation at 30%, 60% and 90% design reviews
  • Technical support for project team during facility construction and commissioning activities
  • Approve pipeline test data reports
  • Determine spare parts requirements
  • Perform gas loss calculations
  • Develop project specific blow down and purge plans
  • Provide subject specific on-the-job training
  • Provide compressor related information/data to a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Provide mentoring for the field teams in accordance with the established procedures of the technician qualification and operator qualification (OQ) programs
  • Be actively involved with the process safety, practice of engineering, management of change, and root cause analysis programs. Help to develop a strong company safety culture by encouraging involvement and leading by example
  • Other tasks as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 4-6 years industry experience with natural gas compression facilities or similar equipment
  • Previously demonstrated dedication to safety
  • Ability and initiative to work independently, display creativity, and exercise sound judgement
  • Demonstrated superior organizational skills and proven ability to manage projects within scope and budget
  • Effective analytical skills
  • Skills to effectively operate in a team-oriented environment with a willingness to support team objectives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Work closely with field teams, management, third party resources, and coordinate work with other appropriate technical resources
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to handle rapidly shifting priorities and multiple projects concurrently, requiring resolution of complex problems in stressful situations
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • In-depth knowledge of reciprocating and turbine drive compressor units and ancillary equipment
  • Comprehensive understanding of DOT 192 and 193
  • Comprehensive understanding of ASME B31.1, B31.3, B31.8, and API codes/standards
  • Professional Engineering License or the willingness to pursue 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 hazardous conditions including escaping gas, adverse weather, heights, lifting, and cramped conditions
  • Be available for overtime, extended work hours, and call-outs as needed
  • 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.



Apply now!


Apply to this posting by 06/02/2022 using reference code 89266. 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.

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