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Gas Compression Technical Specialist III

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Job Summary

Dominion Gas Transmission has an exciting Gas Compression Technical Specialist III position available in our Dominion East Ohio North Canton office.  This Technical Specialist III will provide high-level technical maintenance support to ensure safe, efficient, and reliable operations of reciprocating and gas turbine driven gas compression equipment.  
Job Responsibilities: 

  • Consult with field personnel and provide guidance concerning maintenance procedures
  • Assess mechanical condition of equipment; recommend corrective action and maintenance/repair procedures
  • Provide technical expertise; serve as an interface between compressor station personnel and vendors/contractors
  • Assess the potential impacts of mechanical problems on equipment efficiency and reliability; recommend maintenance procedures and corrective actions
  • Support the Development of A/F ratio controls on reciprocating engines.
  • Support Air emissions testing 
  • Conduct, coordinate and/or assist with equipment repair or inspections as appropriate
  • Establish predictive and preventative maintenance programs, procedures and schedules
  • Develop and conduct formal and informal training relating to operating and maintenance procedures 
  • Provide Subject Matter level technical guidance on High speed reciprocating engines, Gas turbines and centrifugal compressors. 
  • Identify maintenance trends and conduct impact analysis; develop and recommend cost saving initiatives
  • Stay abreast of technological advances in compressor equipment and engine analysis equipment; determine potential applications; develop and present recommendations
  • Support pulsation & vibration analysis and recommend corrective actions based upon the collected information
  • Conduct/coordinate failure investigations on compression equipment.
  • Coordinate/manage compression equipment overhaul projects.
  • Develop and manage capital budgets for equipment overhauls 


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

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):


  • Master's degree with a minimum 4 years engine analysis or mechanical experience that is directly related to Natural Gas compressor and engine repair OR
  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 5 years engine analysis or mechanical experience that is directly related to Natural Gas compressor and engine repair OR
  • Associate's degree with a minimum 7 years engine analysis or mechanical experience that is directly related to Natural Gas compressor and engine repair OR
  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum 9 years engine analysis or mechanical experience that is directly related to Natural Gas compressor and engine repair


In addition to the above:

  • Experience with operations, maintenance, and repair procedures on high speed reciprocating gas engines and Turbine driven compression equipment is required
  • Experience with operation, maintenance and repair of associated auxiliary equipment within a compressor station is required.
  • Strong understanding of instrumentation and controls operation is required.
  • Demonstrated proficient experience operating a personal computer and mobile devices is required.


Additional knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Experience with trouble shooting and overhauling engines, compressors and compressor station operation knowledge 
  • Must be a good problem solver / analytical thinker who can systematically work through problems and formulate recommendations for corrective actions
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of logical problem analysis to facilitate the development of solutions and options to resolve problems
  • Ability to perform effectively in a high-pace, multitask environment
  • Experience in developing air fuel ratio control points to ensure the units operate reliably and within environmental compliance.
  • Ability to manage and supervise projects and make independent decisions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and develop rapport with internal and external customers
  • Four-year related degree is a plus 
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: Bachelor , Other Education: Engineering Technology, Technical

Working Conditions
Other Working Conditions
  • Overnight travel 25%-50%
  • Work environment at compression facilities may be in close proximity to operating compression equipment, subject to inclement weather conditions and high noise levels.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
Test Description
No Testing Required


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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


Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  


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