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Instrument & Control Technician/Senior - BHE GT&S

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: LUTHERSBURG, PA, US, 15848

Company: Dominion Energy

Berkshire Hathaway’s commitment to building a stronger energy future is matched by our commitment to our employees who will make it a reality. Our employees are integral to our success and work hard to exceed customer expectations. We provide fulfilling employment opportunities, are committed to attracting and retaining the best employees, and support an environment that reflects the diversity of our communities. 

On November 1, 2020, Dominion Energy sold its gas transmission and storage business to Berkshire Hathaway Energy. In light of this transaction, the application process and benefits package are temporarily shared by Dominion Energy and BHE Pipeline Group while the full integration of the gas transmission and storage business into BHE Pipeline Group is ongoing. 

Please note: when applying to a BHE GT&S position, some correspondence and documentation throughout the application and selection process will come from, or reference, Dominion Energy.  If you have any questions or concerns through the BHE GT&S application process, please reach out to


At this time, BHE GT&S cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.


Relocation assistance will be provided to the successful candidate if eligible.


Job Summary

This role installs, maintains, and troubleshoots instrumentation, control circuits and equipment related to natural gas processes such as the compression, dehydration, to facilitate operation of measurement, transmission, and storage of natural gas. Installation includes mounting, wiring, connecting, testing, configuring, and programming instruments and devices. Maintenance includes routine calibration, and functional testing of process instruments and devices, documentation of calibration data collected during inspections utilizing the instrument inspection monitoring system, verification of data communication systems that provide real time process and alarm information to the facility control center. Troubleshooting includes the utilization of equipment such as a laptop computer, multimeter, instrument/device communicator, device software, documenting process calibrator, etc. systems, compressor stations, pipelines and facilities. Installs and calibrates electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical instruments and controls. Directs and assists in the installation of wiring, tubing and piping to instruments and controls. Train personnel regarding meter indicator readings, maintenance procedures, etc. Interpret instrumentation and control device installation specifications. Advises and assists in the design, programming and operation of instrument and control system. Develops and maintains interactive work relationships with Specialists and Engineers to accurately and effectively complete job responsibilities. Directs, advises, instructs, inspects, and supports and/or assists contractors and employees, in the design, construction, operation, and to complete installations, modifications and troubleshooting to effectively maintenance of and enhance the I&C systems at the facilities assets. Ensures regulatory and compliance standards are met.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


Minimum Requirements (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications:


Instrument & Control Technician:

  • Two (2) year degree with a minimum of one (1) year direct hands-on experience in instrumentation, PLCs and Computer Systems OR
  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of four (4) years direct hands-on experience in instrumentation, PLCs and Computer Systems


Senior Instrument & Control Technician:

  • Two (2) year degree with a minimum of three (3) years direct hands-on experience with instrumentation, PLC's and Computer systems OR
  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of seven (7) years direct hands-on experience with instrumentation, PLC's and Computer systems.


For both levels:

  • Must obtain ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) Level I or higher certification within 1 year of the hire
  • Must possess and maintain a valid drivers' license and operate a Company vehicle
  • Must be willing to work outside in fluctuating weather and temperature conditions
  • Must be willing to travel locally and overnight


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for both levels:

  • Knowledge of reciprocating and turbine engines, gas dehydration, measurement, environmental motoring, compression and supporting systems.
  • Knowledge of electric driven compressors may be required.
  • Knowledge of electrical and electronic theory and principles.
  • Knowledge of Measurement devices (press, Flow, Temperature, Moisture, Vibration, Speed, Density Level) and ability to calibrate the same
  • Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
  • Knowledge of Variable Frequency Drivers (VFD)
  • Knowledge of Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Knowledge of Ethernet Communications Equipment
  • Knowledge of Valves and Positioners
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code and National Bureau of Standards calibration and tolerance standards.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to interpret control system software for the purpose of diagnostic troubleshooting
  • Ability to pass electrical, electronic and digital equipment troubleshooting tests.
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical, electronic and pneumatic equipment
  • Ability to interpret installation specifications, and wiring schematics, and instrument drawings and component diagrams.
  • Ability to define specifications and requisition instrumentation and control equipment
  • Ability to define problems, collect data and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and develop rapport.
  • Ability to operate diagnostic equipment (multimeter, calibrator, oscilloscope, etc.)
  • Ability to operate personal computer.-Ability to lead project teams, assume project supervisor role and develop action plans.
  • Knowledge of Natural Gas and Electric Driven Gas Compressors.
  • Knowledge of Gas and Fire Detection Systems
  • Knowledge of Emergency Shut Down (ESD) Systems.

Education Requirements

Education Level: Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: Associate , Disciplines: Preferred: Computer Technology , Other Education: technical/computer

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Required: ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) Level I must be obtained within one year of start date.

Working Conditions

Cold 76-100%
Heat 76-100%
Office Work Environment Up to 25%
Operating Machinery 26-50%
Outdoors 76-100%
Pressurized Lines & Valves 76-100%
Travel 26-50%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required

Export Control

Certain positions at BHE GT&S may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law. Compliance with these export controls may result in BHE GT&S limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here


BHE GT&S is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.  We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran, or disability status.  Our values guide us in accordance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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