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Mechanical Technician

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TransCanada PipeLines Limited

New Windsor, IL

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Mechanical Technician 

Reference Code: 35141 

 Location: United States (US)  - New Windsor, IL Job Category: Pipeline/Power Operations; Trades/TechnicalEmployment Type: Employee Full-timeRelocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program 


General Information

The Tri-State operating area of TransCanada's ANR Pipeline Company is seeking a Mechanical technician to work at the New Windsor Compressor station and surrounding area.  The successful candidate will work on a team that operates and maintains a high pressure natural gas pipeline system, turbine and reciprocating driven compressor station, gas measurement equipment and other related facilities and is subject to hazardous conditions including; escaping high pressure gas, adverse weather conditions, heights, heavy lifting and cramped conditions.  This position is overtime eligible and extended work hours may be required on occasion without advance notice including nights, weekends and holidays.



*Operation, maintenance and repair of reciprocating and centrifugal compression, valves and operators, regulators, relief valves, blow down purging and pressurization of pipelines and stations, and performing line locates on company pipelines; all within company operating procedures; *Perform full or partial large-bore reciprocating engine / gas compressor overhauls, including heads, pistons, rings, liners, pins, bushing, and bearings; *Perform precision measurement and alignment functions; *Actively participates in a team environment by acquiring and applying required qualifications, supporting the development of team members, performing administrative duties and assisting with budgeting, planning, problem solving, prioritization and decision making processes; *Safely perform all work activities including operate company vehicle; *Analyze engine performance reports, initiate corrective action to review and improve maintenance procedures; *Read, interpret and update drawings and schematics (P&ID and electrical); *Properly use a variety of hand and power tools; *Utilize computers and e-mail for internal and external communication, record keeping, on-line reporting, material and supply ordering and filing of various forms; *Performs other tasks as defined by the team, and maintains general housekeeping and appearance of assigned team facilities; *Other tasks as required.

Qualifications and Education




*Basic knowledge of engine mechanical skills & aptitude; *Experience with pressure regulating equipment and valve operators; *Ability to troubleshoot, operate and maintain gas-fired reciprocating and turbine driven gas compressors, standby generators, low pressure boilers, oil coolers, air compressors, cooler fans and gear boxes, valves and operators and other auxiliary equipment; *Candidate must exhibit a sense of urgency, individual responsibility and a willingness to accept constantly changing priorities;

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

*Have effective written and 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 a willingness to assist in all areas ie. Controls, pipeline, or measurement as required by team; *Ability to work self guided with minimal supervision; *Strong analytical, troubleshooting, computer and decision making skills; *Strong safety attitude and be environmentally responsible.

Education / Experience

*High school diploma or GED required; *Experience in maintaining and troubleshooting large-bore reciprocating engines preferred;

*Associate's degree including courses in engine mechanics and pneumatic troubleshooting preferred  (Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of education);

*Knowledge of electronic and electrical test equipment use for troubleshooting associated equipment such as transmitters, switches, pressure and temperature end devices; *Relevant oil and gas industry experience would be desired; *Industrial experience in a plant environment would be an asset.

*This position requires candidates to:


Have and maintain a valid driver's license; *

Provide a driver's abstract for review; *

Successfully complete a pre-employment medical screening, including drug and alcohol testing; *

Work overtime and be available for call-out; *

Be subject to call out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and extended workdays and /or workweeks for emergency response purposes; *

Carry a cell phone and work a a rotating on-call schedule.








*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, 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 include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations.

Please apply to this posting by 09/17/2017. To apply, go to and enter Reference Code 35141. 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.

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TransCanada PipeLines Limited
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Company Profile
We build and operate the energy infrastructure that North America needs. Experts in our field, known for our solid financial track record, for our integrity and high standards of corporate governance and business ethics, we are committed to being a good neighbour. With more than 60 years experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable and safe operation of North American energy infrastructure.

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