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Pressure, Measurement & Controls Technician


Nanaimo, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: IBEW
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $49.05 Hourly
Workplace Flexibility: No
Posting End Date: March 3, 2024


We’re a Canadian-owned and BC-based energy company taking steps toward a lower-carbon energy future by providing renewable energy, natural gas and electricity to more than 1.2 million customers.  

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we transform BC’s energy future. Our diverse team of more than 2,600 employees is committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong and grow. Join us and let’s work together for a better BC. 


  • Performs all the duties and responsibilities of a PMT
  • Program, install, commission, and maintain flow computers, RTU’s, communication devices, transmitters, AMR and stand-alone alarm devices
  • Install instrumentation cabling and field junction boxes
  • Develop and implement control strategies for station pneumatic and electronic systems
  • Develop and implement remote automation solutions
  • Troubleshoot system problems (gas, controls, measurement, station, etc.)
  • Install and commission new equipment in reg. and meter stations (reg’s, control valves, filters, meters, etc.)
  • Setup and commission new line heaters and their controls (FGI’s, etc.)
  • Perform combustion analysis and tune line heater burners
  • Test line break valve pneumatic and electronic closure systems
  • Manage work – electronic work and maintain management systems (CMMS / SAP)
  • Project planning and execution
  • Provide oversight for others from a measurement and controls perspective
  • Emergency callouts – provide 24 hour coverage on a rotational basis
  • Work independently
  • Completion of company competency assessments


  • Instrumentation Technologist with two-year diploma in Instrumentation, or Journeyman “Red Seal” Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic (IIM) with relevant natural gas experience. 
  • An outside, fully-qualified hire without natural gas experience who started at PMCA 1: must pass internal competency for PMCT after one (1) year to progress to end rate.

Additional Information

  • This role has standby requirements based on operational needs.
  • This role has on-call requirements based on operational needs.
  • The successful candidate must adhere to the residency requirements of this position.
  • This role has overtime requirements based on operational needs.
  • This role has travel requirements based on operational needs. 
  • This role has out of town work requirements based on operational needs.

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. 

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