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TransCanada Compression Engineer in Culbertson, Montana

The opportunity
Our Reliability Team is evolving to meet the needs of our growing business and we are seeking a Reliability Engineer. This position could be located in a number of multiple strategic areas that will provide support to compression facilities in Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa & Illinois. 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.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer.

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\* 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

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. government.