Columbia Pipeline Group Compressor Mechanic in Terra Alta, West Virginia

General Information

Performs or assists in all phases of construction, operation, and maintenance of gas utility facilities.

*This position is represented by the USW Local 628 and the filling of the position is subject to the terms and conditions of the governing collective agreement.

*We anticipate filling this position locally, therefore it is not eligible for our relocation program.


Daily, Periodic, and/or Irregular Duties:

  • Assists with compressor station duties such as: oiling, greasing, cleaning, dismantling, repairing, and overhauling gas compressors and auxiliary compressor station equipment; performs good housekeeping activities such as cleaning, removing oil and dirt from equipment and piping, washing windows, and yard maintenance. Assists with compressor station construction such as erecting buildings, pouring concrete, installing new equipment, erecting fences and other facilities.

  • Assist with and performs actual work such as: painting buildings, piping and other facilities using spraying and brushing equipment; loads and unloads tools, equipment and material.

  • May work with and/or operates various equipment such as: power winch, pneumatic tools (pavement breakers, jack hammers and tampers) and water pumps. Uses various hand tools such as shovels, pipe and ratchet wrenches, dies, pipe cutters, etc.

  • Required to train and then fill-in for station Operator to include shift work

  • Initiates and completes work orders utilizing computerized maintenance system program within scope of position.

  • Adhere to environmental policies by collecting samples, following appropriate reporting procedures and associated cleanup of any spills.

  • Follow proper collecting procedures when obtaining liquid/solid sampling or changing coupons.

  • Assists in the compilation of shipping manifests.

  • Uses computer for various tasks including but not limited to, time entry, e-mail, environmental reporting, station reporting, intranet, etc., if required.

  • Must be willing to be confined-space trained if required.

  • Knowledgeable of appropriate health and safety training in order to follow appropriate safety standards.

  • Assists in planning of work and participates as necessary in safety and/or team meetings and discussions.

  • Interacts with landowners, federal/state/county officials in a helpful and respectful manner.

  • Locate and mark underground pipeline using required equipment

  • Addresses MISS utilities requests or state one-call requests in accordance with state/federal regulation

  • Assist in construction activities when necessary.

  • Operates various power and/or pneumatic tools

  • Performs valve and/or operator maintenance

  • Operates methanol injectors/pumps

  • Must be able to identify atmospheric corrosion inspection

  • Changes oil, changes filters, cleans parts, hauling materials, and painting.

  • Gauge tanks

  • Handles various fluids such as used oil, pipeline liquids, basement wastewater,

  • General housekeeping

  • OSHA safety inspections (i.e. fire extinguishers, slings, ropes, chains, etc.)

  • Operate and maintain valve/operators

  • Other tasks as required;

  • The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all of the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

Qualifications & Education


  • Capable of receiving, understanding and carrying out instructions in all types of weather and in remote mountainous terrain;

  • Dependable in terms of adherence to deadlines and presence on the job and maintain a good attendance record.

Education / Experience

  • High school diploma or GED required;

  • Capable of obtaining appropriate required op-qual tasks for the position;

  • Basic computer skills required.

*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;

  • Be available for overtime and be available for call-outs.

  • Travel to other company locations for meetings, training or projects which may require some overnight stays away from home;

  • Complete 24 months of service in the Utility classification.

*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.

TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. Government.

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