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Maintenance Lead

Company: TC Energy
Location: Beaumont
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program. The ideal location for this role is Redmond, OR but we will consider other strategic locations. The successful candidate must be willing to relocate to one of our Western region offices.

The opportunity

Our U.S. Gas Compression team is evolving to meet the needs of our growing business. We are seeking a Maintenance Lead who has knowledge and experience to provide technical expertise and consultation to optimize the repairs and maintenance of TC Energy's compression fleet and provide high-level technical support to assure optimum efficiency and equipment reliability in the pipeline system. This individual will possess a high level of mechanical expertise in the testing and repair of various types of engines, compressors, and other major equipment, understanding of transmission / storage operations, equipment usage and strategic value, and excellent knowledge of applicable codes, procedures, policies, and regulations.

What you'll do

* Be the primary contact for notifications from TC Energy's real time compression fleet monitoring system
* Act as the liaison between Engineering Services and Operations in leading the operational support function for the compressor fleet by emphasizing safety, quality and fiscal responsibility
* Acts as an expert compressor lead engaged in the operation and mechanical analytics of compressor station machinery and other equipment
* Partner with the ES Equipment Analyst Leader, Fleet Managers and Reliability Engineers in monitoring predictive maintenance analyst program which includes developing and maintaining standards, performance analysis, vibration analysis, thermography analysis and oil analysis
* Provide information necessary for accurate pipeline modeling and for compliance with air quality standards
* Act as interfacing consultant for equipment manufacturers, external service providers, management, engineering, station teams, etc.
* Develop, lead and help manage compression fleet projects
* Utilize historical data, market demands, and fleet status as determining factors for the development and implementation of compression equipment replacement, upgrades, repairs, and modifications
* Maintain a working knowledge of developing technologies as they apply to existing equipment for the purpose of enhancing pipeline applications
* Provide technical consultation and guidance to Operations in troubleshooting compression related operating problems, integrating theoretical factors with practical consideration and a directed effort toward cost containment and operating efficiency
* Interpret load curves and maps from the Compressor Performance Analysis
* Provide direction to Operations Managers and Leaders in necessary repair methods upon findings from a variety of electronic testing equipment to achieve optimum performance of engine and compressor equipment such as: laser alignment equipment to align motors, pumps, engines, compressors and turbines. Borescope to perform internal inspections on engines, compressors and turbines
* Advise Operations Managers, Team Leaders and compressor station personnel of problems, if any; recommend remedial action and adjustments necessary to facilitate proper operation
* Work with teams to ensure follow-up work orders are created to document problems and repairs that need to be completed by compressor station personnel
* Provide professional expertise in making necessary adjustments, observe repairs and/or analyze feedback, follow up
* Assist in the building of job plans to ensure consistent maintenance is performed across the company
* Work with Operations Managers and Leaders to ensure failure reporting is captured correctly using PC and/or hand-held devices
* Prepare reports of repairs and adjustments performed on the engines and other station equipment
* Provide technical support and training to maintenance personnel for optimum performance and maintenance of equipment and the performing of maintenance tasks (i.e. compressor cylinder alignment and crankshaft web defection.)
* Oversee the maintenance of instruments, tools, and equipment necessary for maintenance activities
* Interpret the analyzer patterns and other instrument output in conjunction with working knowledge of operation and maintenance of gas engines, compressors, auxiliaries, controls, etc. and determine problems, if any
* Review station operating and maintenance records for accuracy, completeness, and diagnostic purposes
* Travel to various compressor stations in the event of major equipment failures, analyze operating problems, investigate causes, recommend remedial repairs/procedures, and recommend precautions to avoid future occurrences
* Other tasks as required

Minimum qualifications

* Graduation from a 2-3 year technical school program
* Technical operational expertise in compression and gas conditioning
* 10+ years' experience with expert knowledge of natural gas (overall energy) industry

Preferred qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in engineering or related discipline
* Project management and process improvement skills
* Leadership experience

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
* Travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings, or training which would involve some overnight stays away from home.

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.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer.

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Thank you for choosing TC Energy in your career search.

* Depending on qualifications, 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 require criminal and/or credit checks to comply with regulations.
* TC Energy is committed to provide employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available on request during the recruitment process. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats or communication supports by contacting

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