Electrical Instrumentation and Controls Technician

ON, Canada
Posted On Nov 17 2020 Dec 17 2020

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


TC Energy’s Eastern Ontario Region is seeking an experienced technician in the electrical, controls and instrument fields, who is self-motivated and seeking to expand their technical expertise and knowledge. You will report to the Hearst Area Manager and apply your skills and aptitude to repair, install, troubleshoot, and perform other planned maintenance and corrective tasks. You will work on assigned electronic, electrical, pneumatic and/or mechanical control systems, devices, and ancillary equipment. The focus will be on the support the operation and maintenance of natural gas compression facilities and compression functions such as electrical switch gear, electric motors, gas turbines, pumps, valves, and auxiliary equipment.


The position will be based out of Hearst, Ontario.

*The regular work schedule for this position will be:

Week 1 - Monday to Thursday 9 hours / day; Friday is an 8 hour / day

Week 2 - Monday to Thursday 9 hours / day; Friday is a Regular Day Off (RDO)


*This position is overtime eligible, part of an on-call rotation and may be requested to provide support during emergency response incidents or extended days due to operational needs, as required 


What you’ll do


  • Ensure facilities and personnel comply with the Company's Community, Safety and Environment policies and procedures as well as accepted risk standards
  • Perform installation, testing, repair and maintenance on natural gas pipeline facilities, as well as other associated equipment used in gas transmission
  • Conduct routine regular maintenance and regulatory inspections at natural gas facilities
  • Troubleshoot, test, & maintain shutdown devices, fire & gas systems, auxiliary systems, UPS devices, control valves, PLC’s & control systems
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems utilizing technical reference manuals and documents
  • Complete all administrative functions related to position and duties
  • Maintain core operational task qualifications
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and training to other personnel
  • Demonstrate safety leadership
  • Lead/manage the safe and efficient completion of low / medium complexity projects with demonstrated and effective work management practices such as time management, work sequencing, and contractor oversight
  • Collaborate and support our business partners as required


Minimum Qualifications


  • A fully certified Journeyman Electrician or Instrument Technician
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, previous industrial or oil and gas operations would be an asset
  • An alternate combination of education and experience may be considered


Preferred Qualifications


  • Additional industry related certification and/or related trades experience
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System and SAP experience
  • Experience with the interpretation of technical reference documents
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Highly motivated and well-organized in the execution of responsibilities
  • Able to act and work independently and able to effectively work in a team environment that includes shared responsibilities in support of team and company objectives
  • Action oriented with a focus on completing tasks and assignments in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, ensuring proper handling and disposition of hazardous waste
  • Continuous improvement mindset in applying your knowledge to efficiently perform duties as assigned
  • Experience in leading subcontractors and able to coordinate and monitor work activities
  • Demonstrated effective written & verbal communication skills
  • A willingness to work in all areas required by the team
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills when encountering issues and able to use these skills when troubleshooting
  • Competent using equipment applicable to the maintenance of control and measurement systems
  • Current with technological advances in the gas pipeline field
  • Utilize computers, smart phone, and e-mail for internal and external communication, record keeping, on-line reporting, material and supply ordering and filing of various forms


*This position requires candidates to:


  • Have and maintain a valid class 5 Driver's License
  • Provide a driver's abstract for review
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment medical screening, including drug and alcohol testing
  • travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings or training which would involve some overnight stays away from home

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Apply to this posting by 02/28/2020 using reference code 64801. You must apply through our jobs system at jobs.tcenergy.com. Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Applications may be submitted using a mobile device or a desktop / laptop computer.

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