Electrical Controls/Measurement Technician at TransCanada

IT/Software Development
Saint John, IN
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Electrical Controls/Measurement Technician 

Reference Code: 55830 


Location: United States (US)  - Saint John, IN 
Job Category: Pipeline/Power Operations; Trades/Technical
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program   

General Information

With more than 60 years experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable and safe operation of North American energy infrastructure. Our network of wholly owned and affiliated pipelines taps into virtually all major natural gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada leads the North American pipeline industry and the world in system integrity.  We've demonstrated an exceptional record of system reliability and safety. TransCanada's success is a reflection of our exceptional team of approximately 4,200 committed and motivated employees who bring skill, experience, energy and knowledge to the work that they do.  Our employees are highly skilled in designing, building and operating complex infrastructure and take pride in delivering major projects on time and on budget.


The Calumet Operating Area of TransCanada's ANR Pipeline Company requires an Electronic Instrumentation Measurement technician to work at the St. John Compressor Station and surrounding area.  The successful candidate will work on a team that operates and maintains a high pressure natural gas pipeline system, gas engine-driven compressor station, gas measurement facilities, and other related facilities.  This position is overtime eligible and extended work hours including nights and weekends may be required on occasion without advance notice.




The primary duties associated with this entry level position include:

  • Ensure facilities and vehicles are maintained and operated safely in compliance with TransCanada's Health, Safety, and Environmental standards;
  • Activities may include but are not limited to: Operation, maintenance and repair of reciprocating and centrifugal compression, valves and operators, regulators, relief valves, blow down purging and pressurization of pipelines and stations, performing line locates on company pipelines, troubleshooting and testing of gas process measurement equipment and control systems within company operating procedures;
  • Perform mechanical maintenance on large-bore reciprocating engine and gas compressors including heads, pistons, rings, liners, pins, bushing, and bearings;
  • Plan, coordinate and perform maintenance activities, including routine corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, equipment and system improvements and major maintenance projects;
  • Respond to one call tickets, perform pipeline locates and monitor encroachment activities on TransCanada facilities in accordance with company procedures;
  • Actively participates in a team environment by acquiring and applying required qualifications, supporting the development of team members, performing administrative duties and assisting with budgeting, planning, problem solving, prioritization and decision making processes;
  • Analyze engine performance reports, initiate corrective action to review and improve maintenance procedures;
  • Read, interpret and update drawings and schematics (P&ID and electrical);
  • Properly use a variety of hand and power tools;
  • Utilize computers and e-mail for internal and external communication, record keeping, on-line reporting, material and supply ordering and filing of various forms;
  • Performs other tasks as defined by the team, and maintains general housekeeping and appearance of assigned team facilities;
  • Provide multi-skilled maintenance support with other technicians in the completion of pipeline, mechanical repairs on reciprocating compressor units;
  • Provide multi-skill pipeline operations and maintenance tasks, including response to state one-call system; pipeline rectifier inspections;
  • Participate in a formal on-call rotation;
  • Perform emergency preparedness duties;
  • Utilize effective planning/scheduling techniques in conjunction with TransCanada’s Work Management processes.  Utilize automated maintenance systems to generate work orders and enter appropriate technical findings and issue technical reports as required;
  • Participate in the establishment and achievement of Area operational objectives;
  • Activities may include but are not limited to: blow down purging and pressurization of pipelines and stations, performing line locates on company pipelines, construction watch, active control, excavation coordination and operation, maintenance and repair of pipeline, valves and operators, regulators, relief valves, reciprocating and centrifugal compression, gas process measurement equipment, control systems and end devices: all within company operating procedures;
  • Other tasks as required.


Qualifications and Education




  • Highly motivated with interpersonal skills to effectively work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Utilize computers and e-mail for internal and external communication, record keeping, on-linereporting, material and supply ordering, and filing of various forms;
  • Experience with controls and measurement systems and instrumentation including but not limited to: pressure, temperature, flow, and vibration transmitters, gas and fire detection, pressure regulating equipment and valve operators;
  • Ability to troubleshoot, operate and maintain turbine driven gas compressors, standby generators, low pressure boilers, oil coolers, air compressors, cooler fans and gear boxes, valves and operators and other auxiliary equipment;
  • Candidate must exhibit a sense of urgency, individual responsibility and a willingness to accept constantly changing priorities;
  • Must be qualified or able to qualify in DOT Operator Qualifications, and to advance individual skills as assigned/required by team within defined deadlines;
  • Effective written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills to work in a collaborative team environment that includes; shared responsibilities, establishing and maintaining good working relationships with others to support team and company objectives and a willingness to work in all areas ie. Controls, pipeline, or measurement as required by team;
  • Ability to work self-guided with minimal supervision;
  • May be required to travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings and training involving some overnight stays away from home;
  • Subject to call out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and extended workdays and/or workweeks for emergency response purposes;
  • Will be required to carry a cell phone and to work a rotating on-call schedule;
  • Must have a safe driving record and maintain a valid driver’s license;
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test and fitness for duty medical examination required;
  • Must have a strong safety attitude and be environmentally responsible.




  • High school diploma or GED required;
  • Courses in electrical and pneumatic troubleshooting are preferred;
  • Knowledge of electronic an electrical test equipment use for troubleshooting associated equipment such as transmitters, switches, pressure and temperature end devices;
  • Relevant oil and gas industry experience would be desired;
  • Industrial experience in a plant environment would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of Arc Flash requirements also beneficial.
  • Safe driving record and provide documentation of past traffic violations upon request, as well as possess and maintain a valid driver's license;
  • Mechanical technical training, apprenticeship program, or equivalent education or experience. Pipeline experience with line locating skills and valve operation and valve maintenance skills an asset;
  • Manual dexterity and visual acuity as well as the ability to: lift, pull, push and carry up to 50 pounds; exert up to 100 pounds of physical force; stand, walk, kneel, bend, and squat for extended periods of time; twist head and back for extended period of time; work in areas classified as confined space; climb and work from ladders, catwalks, staging, and platforms; ascend and descend slopes and ditches; work with hands above head; work lying on back; work in adverse weather conditions.


    Additional Information

    We offer highly competitive benefits and incentive compensation!

    This position is eligible for domestic relocation.

    This position is not eligible for cross border relocation


*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, 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 include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations.

Please apply to this posting by 11/15/2018. To apply, go to jobs.transcanada.com and enter Reference Code 55830. Only applications submitted through the TransCanada Careers website will be acknowledged.

TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. Government.

Make what you do matter.

At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For over 60 years, we've had the vision and scale to deliver big things that matter to the world. From supplying reliable and efficient energy to millions of North Americans with our pipelines, gas storage and power generation facilities, we believe in making big things possible. 

TransCanada is looking for people who are willing to think about the future...and think big. We're looking for people who are ready to take on the most significant challenges of their careers and define energy infrastructure in North America.

Thank you for choosing TransCanada in your career search.