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Pipeline Technician 2

Location: 

Kelowna, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: IBEW
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $40.52 Hourly
Workplace Flexibility: No
Posting End Date: Open until filled

 

As the province’s largest energy provider with more than 100 years of knowledge and experience, we proudly deliver renewable energy, natural gas, electricity and propane to 1.2 million customers. 

 

We're actively seeking new talent to join our mission of transforming B.C.'s energy landscape. As one of BC's Top Employers with a diverse team of over 2,600 employees, we are committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong, and grow. Join us, and together, let's shape a brighter future for B.C.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in pipeline operations and maintenance as directed, including but not limited to the following:
    • Clean and paint transmission system above-ground appurtenances;
    • Control vegetation (using chain saws and/or power trimmers, slashing manually, etc.) on pipeline right-of-way and facilities, including block valve and pigging barrel sites;
    • Repair and replace right-of-way markers, line markers and other signage;
    • Provide manual labour for excavations, replacements and system improvements;
    • Remove and reapply damaged pipeline coatings; 
    • Assist in maintenance of all work equipment; and
    • Operate pipe and cable locating instruments.
  • Use tools, instruments and procedures required for the construction, maintenance and operation of the gas transmission systems.
  • Assist with responding to emergencies on the gas transmission system. 
  • Assist with pipeline system blow-downs. 
  • Patrol pipeline right-of-ways and facilities as directed.
  • Assist with transmission pipeline integrity programs. 
  • Monitor third party crossings or infringements for adherence to parameters as identified in the Company permits.
  • May direct the work of other employees or contractors when undertaking minor maintenance duties.
  • Participate in line patrol and class location surveys by air, vehicle and on foot. 
  • Assist in calibrating valve actuators/operators.
  • Assist with duties associated with launching/tracking/receiving pipeline cleaning and inspection tools.
  • May be required to assist in the operation of hydraulic pipe benders.
  • Perform other pipeline operational or maintenance duties as directed. 
  • May be required to participate in on-call program. 
  • Must be willing to travel and be away from home on business for extended periods
  • Work as a member of the pipeline crew assisting with the operations of high pressure drilling and stopping equipment.

Requirements

  • High school diploma, or equivalent.
  • Must be a Distribution Mechanic or have three (3) years’ related construction field experience in the natural gas industry.
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Must have effective communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate safe work habits and adherence to safety regulations.
  • Must demonstrate good mechanical aptitude for operations and construction work.
  • Must possess basic computer skills.
  • Class 5 drivers’ license is mandatory. 
  • Experience working around heavy equipment.

Additional Information

  • Valve maintenance experience is desirable.
  • This role has standby and on-call requirements based on operational needs.
  • This role may have overtime requirements based on operational needs.
  • This role may have extensive travel/out of town requirements based on operational needs. 
  • The successful candidate must adhere to the residency requirements of this position. 
  • This position has a requirement to be clean-shaven as per WCB standards.
  • Please reach out to Talent Acquisition if clarification on role requirements is needed prior to applying. 

Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.

 

To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information. 

 

FortisBC acknowledges and respects Indigenous Peoples in Canada, on whose Traditional Territories we all live and work. FortisBC is committed to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and is guided by our Statement of Indigenous Principles.

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