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Mechanical Technician

Kalkaska, MI


Posted on March 8, 2019

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     The successful candidate will work on a team that operates and maintains a high pressure natural gas pipeline and gas storage system with reciprocating and turbine engine compressors.  This position involves work as an Operator to be on a rotating 12-hour shift (days and evenings) for a minimum of 5 months each year.  The remainder of the year will be spent as a mechanic on the maintenance crew on 8-hour day shifts.  The successful candidate will be expected to train and become proficient to act as a competent, stand-alone operator.  This position is overtime eligible with extended work hours including nights and weekends.


     * Activities may include but are not limited to: operation of compressor engines and support equipment, maintenance & repair of pipeline, operation and maintenance of valves & operators, filter change-outs; inspection, repair & setting regulators & relief valves, blow down, purging, & pressurization of pipelines or stations; storage field facility operations and maintenance, performing line locates on company pipelines and/or utilities line patrols and associated ROW maintenance, all within Company Operating Procedures;

      * Safely operate Company vehicles, perform safety inspections, and perform minor maintenance;

      * Properly uses a variety of hand and power tools;

      * Perform other tasks as defined by the Team, and maintain general housekeeping & appearance of assigned Team facilities;

      * Maintain required records, participates in team administrative duties;

      * Utilize computers and e-mail for internal and external communication, record keeping, on-line reporting;

      * Plan, coordinate and perform mechanical maintenance activities, including routine corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, equipment and system improvements and major maintenance projects;

      * Troubleshoot, operate and maintain gas-fired large-bore reciprocating engines and turbines, and gas compressors, standby generators engines, centrifugal & diaphragm pumps, low pressure boilers, oil coolers, air compressors, large-bank cooler fans & gear boxes, large diameter valves & operators, and other auxiliary equipment;

      * Assist in full or partial large-bore reciprocating engine/turbine/gas compressor overhauls, including heads, pistons, rings, liners, pins, bushing, and bearings;

      * Supervise, lead, and coordinate third party contractors;

      * Other tasks as required.

     Qualifications and Education


     * Must have a strong safety attitude and be environmentally responsible;

      * Basic knowledge of engine mechanical skills & aptitude;

      * Computer skills such as E-mail and Microsoft Word or related software;

      * Effective written & 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 willingness to assist in all areas i.e. Controls, pipeline, or measurement as required by team;

      * Candidate must exhibit a sense of urgency, individual responsibility, and effectively execute tasks in a dynamic environment;

      * Must be qualified or able to qualify in DOT Operator Qualifications, and to advance individual skills as assigned / required by team within defined deadlines;

      * Good analytical, troubleshooting, and decision making skills.


     * High School diploma or equivalent;


Please apply to this posting by 03/20/2019. To apply, please visit through your desktop or laptop. Use reference code 54700. 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.

Nearest Major Market: Traverse City

Nearest Secondary Market: Northern Michigan

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