Maintenance Lead at TC Energy in Big Rapids, Michigan

Posted in Other 6 days ago.





Job Description:

Maintenance Lead

Reference Code:89183

Location:United States (US)-Big Rapids,MI(open to other locations in Southern Michigan, Wisconsin or Northern Indiana)Job Category:Trades/Technical; Pipeline/Power OperationsEmployment Type:Employee Full-timeRelocation Eligibility:This position is eligible for our domestic relocation programApplication Deadline: 08/04/2021

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
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.

This position may be filled at other company locations in Southern Michigan, Wisconsin or Northern Indiana depending on the location of the successful candidate.

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.

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.

Our 57,500-mile natural gas pipeline network is positioned in two of the most prolific and lowest cost basins in North America - the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) and the Appalachian Basin. Our systems are well placed to meet the continent's growing demand for clean-burning natural gas by connecting the supply in these basins to important and growing markets across the continent. We supply more than 25 per cent of the clean-burning natural gas consumed daily across North America.

Apply now!

Apply to this posting by 08/04/2021using reference code 89183.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.

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

Thank you for choosing to grow your career with TC Energy.

* Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

* All positions require background screening. Some require criminal and/or credit checks to comply with regulations.

* Consistent with our employment practices, we reserve the right to consider the cost of relocation when making internal hiring decisions.