Technician 2 - Corrosion Control

FortisBC

FortisBC

prince george, bc, canada
Posted on Friday, July 7, 2023

Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $2,759.00 bi-weekly
Workplace Flexibility: No
Posting End Date: Open until filled

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.

Responsibilities

  • Travels to various local and remote locations utilizing company vehicles to monitor and test cathodic protection systems in accordance with established maintenance programs and involving exposure to hazardous working conditions such as alternating current voltages, hot meter sets, driving in all weather conditions and heavy lifting, etc.
  • Develops plans in accordance with standard specifications and/or drawings, maintains and installs or arranges for the installation of standard cathodic protection systems. Inspects to ensure driller meets contract specifications during the installation of deep anode beds. Initiates a pre-job meeting to review work practices, environmental obligations. Co-ordinates delivery of materials and work with external contractors and construction crews.
  • Compares and analyses cathodic protection measurements against specified criteria to identify and record areas where a criteria is not met in accordance with Canadian Standards Association Z662, OCC1 (Canadian Gas Association: Corrosion Control guidelines), Corrosion Control Industry Practices, National Association of Corrosion Engineers and FortisBC Gas Standards.
  • Utilizes specialize equipment to assess cathodic protection monitoring and troubleshooting data where a specified cathodic protection criteria is not met; recommends and implements solutions (e.g. underground shorts, anode failures, rectifier failures, etc.) using direct assessment techniques such as close-interval survey, coating conductance surveys, and current mapping survey and analysis. Initiates, installs, maintains, troubleshoots/identifies and /or repairs /replaces Remote Monitoring Units.
  • Investigates, analyzes and assesses magnitude and source of alternating and direct current electrical interference. Conducts surveys and analyzes and interprets readings to determine impact on cathodic protection and safety of FortisBC personnel and general public. Prepares reports of findings.
  • Responds to FortisBC crews, municipality, or contractor calls to provide information and guidance regarding the cathodic protection system (i.e. digging to locate and correct faults, checking anodes, electrical insulators, rectifiers, or identifying pipeline locations, High Voltage Alternating Current problems).
  • Inputs, extracts, maintains and/or updates data from the Corrosion data management system, Digitized Construction Record System and Automated Mapping / Facilities Management computerized record and mapping systems. Utilizes software applications to prepare spreadsheets, reports, graphs, etc. to document and analyze findings. Sends/receives e-mails.
  • Reviews, prepares and initiates repair procedures by preparing instructions on work orders for self and others; monitors the completion of repair within established timeframes
  • Acts as a representative of FortisBC in responding to customer queries when on premises; explains work requirements in accordance with established procedures. Liaises with pipeline companies or municipal personnel to discuss interference problems affecting other pipelines or FortisBC pipelines.
  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with established safety rules and regulations and participates in workplace safety initiatives as required.
  • Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties, which do not affect the rating of the job.

Requirements

  • Recognized as a Certified Cathodic Protection Tester (CP1) by the National Association of Corrosion Engineering (N.A.C.E.) and successful completion of Coating Inspection Program Level 1.
  • Four (4) years directly related experience
  • Working knowledge of the maintenance and operation of cathodic protection systems including corrosion theories and their application to buried pipelines, and DC/AC electrical interference.
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of Direct Current and Alternating Current electrical interference.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and within a team environment
  • Ability to analyse information and make sound judgments
  • Ability to operate and perform basic calibration on intricate instrumentation.
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Valid BC Drivers License including a safe driving record

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.