Measurement Technician

Measurement Technician
Reference Code: 57143
Location: United States (US) - Kirkwood, NY
Job Category: Pipeline/Power Operations; Trades/Technical
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program
General Information
Reporting to Operations Team Leader the Electrical Instrument and Controls technician will support work at the Kirkwood, NY office location and surrounding area. The successful candidate will work on a team that operates and maintains a high pressure natural gas pipeline system, turbine and reciprocating driven compressor station, gas measurement equipment and other related facilities and is subject to hazardous conditions including; escaping high pressure gas, adverse weather conditions, heights, heavy lifting and cramped conditions. This position is overtime eligible and extended work hours may be required on occasion without advance notice including nights, weekends and holidays.
Operation, maintenance and repair of pipeline, gas and air compression, process measurement equipment, control systems, end devices (pressure, temperature, vibration, gas and fire detection) valves and operators, regulators, relief valves. Also, will include, blow down purging and pressurization of pipelines and stations, as well as performing line locates on company pipelines; all within company operating procedures;
Must actively participate 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;
Will need to safely perform all work activities including operate company vehicle;
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;
Other tasks as required.
Qualifications and Education
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 gas-fired reciprocating and 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, mechanical, pipeline, or measurement as required by team;
Ability to work self-guided with minimal supervision;
Must have a strong safety attitude and be environmentally responsible.
Education / Experience
Associates degree including courses in electrical and pneumatic troubleshooting preferred;
(Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of education);
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.
This position requires candidates to:
Have and maintain a valid driver's license;
Successfully complete a pre-employment medical screening, including drug and alcohol testing;
Work overtime and be available for call-out;
Be subject to call out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and extended workdays and /or workweeks for emergency response purposes;
Carry a cell phone and work a rotating on-call schedule;
Travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings and training involving some overnight stays away from home.
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 01/16/2019. To apply, please visit transcanada.com/careers through your desktop or laptop. Use reference code 57143. 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.
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