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Instrument Technician at Cheniere Energy, Inc. in Cameron, Louisiana

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At Cheniere, we provide the world with safe, reliable energy. But more than that, we provide opportunities for our talented employees to impact their communities every day. Our diversity is key to our continued success and forges a path where our culture supports greater equity and inclusion—for our employees, customers and beyond.


The Maintenance Instrument Technician reports directly to the Maintenance Instrument Supervisor and is a member of a multi-disciplined crew responsible for all operation and maintenance activities of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and regasification terminal. Dedication, sensitivity to safety issues and compliance with policies and procedures are essential for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the terminal.


Understand plant surroundings and can identify relevant equipment. Understand the physical properties of LNG. Possess basic knowledge of safe handling practices, governmental regulations and related technical and safety codes, standards and reporting requirements. Knowledge of plant rules and guidelines regarding relevant equipment operations and certification requirements. In-depth knowledge of plant maintenance protocols and equipment diagnostics. Must be qualified in at least one craft skill.


  • Perform the duties of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal Maintenance Instrument Technician in a 4 -10 or a 7-12 rotational shift environment, including holidays, weekends and nights.  

  • Maintains Instrumentation equipment on all pumps, compressors, gas turbines, motors, vessels, utilities, piping, tanks, unloading arms, etc.

  • Maintain the facility recognizing the environmental consequences of actions taken and striving for the highest levels of environmental and safety compliance.

  • Record maintenance data and informs Maintenance Instrument Supervisor of potential problems and failures in a timely manner; works with Maintenance Instrument Supervisor to expeditiously resolve problems and improve plant reliability and safety.

  • Perform all duties applying safety protocols and adhering to regulatory mandates.

  • Carry out other duties as assigned.


  • Education and Certifications:  High School diploma or equivalent is required. Formal education in related technical or engineering discipline or related military training/experience is desirable.

  • Craft Skill - Must be qualified in at least one of the following:
    • Distributed Control System (DCS)

    • Instrumentation 

  • Training and Certifications: Complete all Company-provided training on the various types of equipment in LNG facility, Environmental, Safety, Operations and Security procedures annually. Additionally, the following training curriculum is required:
    • Utility maintenance, including air, water, sanitation, and nitrogen. 

    • Electrical power generation maintenance

    • Ship unloading systems maintenance.

    • Emergency Shut Down (ESD) systems.

    • Fire and gas detection and suppression systems.

    • Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) maintenance.

    • Basic LNG plant operations, principles, and theories.

    • Basic submerged combustion vaporizer maintenance.

    • Basic machinery diagnostics.

    • Basic LNG in-tank and ex-tank pump maintenance.

    • Basic Boil-Off Gas (BOG) and vapor return blower maintenance.

    • Basic office applications and time-reporting procedures.

    • Basic Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) applications.

    • Basic storage tank maintenance

  • Experience:  Plant maintenance experience in related industry or military setting is required. Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and personal characteristics of integrity, accountability, and dependability are also required. Experience with LNG or other cryogenic hydrocarbon liquids experience is a plus.

    • Technician 3: 7+ years relevant work experience required.

    • Technician 4: 10+ years relevant work experience required. 

  • Skills:
    • An acute sensitivity to safety issues in a hazardous environment.

    • Dedication, sensitivity to safety issues, compliance with policies and procedures are all essential for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the terminal.

    • Able to follow directions and quickly formulate and effectively communicate questions if clarification of an assignment is required.

    • Able to apply existing skills in new roles and/or environments.

    • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

    • computer savvy, including Microsoft Office Suite, and aptitude for learning new software applications and systems.

    • Able to use key features of relevant software to perform job duties.


No direct reports.


The Instrument Technician requires supervision but must also use sound judgment and make good decisions.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, work at height above ground on stairs and catwalks, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear, smell type and write.

  • Must be able to board a ship via a gangway, climb to the top of a tank (200+ steps), scale vertical steel ladder up to forty feet or more in height and lift and move objects weighing up to 30 pounds.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work indoors and outdoors, and be exposed to year-around weather conditions, ocean environment, noise, and occasionally process gases and vapors. There is a considerable amount of outdoor activities involved.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Subject to random drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations.

  • Required to pass regularly scheduled physical examinations mandated by regulatory authorities.

  • Required to obtain mandated certification by attending Company-sponsored training in basic first aid, CPR, and LNG firefighting.

  • All responsibilities must be met in a rotating shift environment, including holidays, weekends and nights.

  • Must be able to pass a background check to obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) card issued by the Transportation Security Administration and must maintain good standing status.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that the essential functions of the job can be performed and not hinder the employee's performance due to physical, mental or emotional disability.


Cheniere Energy is an equal opportunity workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation if requested for disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

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