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Instrumentation/Control Technician - Natural Gas Industry

Date: Jul 29, 2019

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33602

Company: TECO

Title: Instrumentation/Control Technician - Natural Gas Industry 
Company: Peoples Gas System 
State and City: Orlando, Tampa, Lakeland or Sarasota - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


This position pays between $28.85/hr to $36.07/hr and is based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.


This technician wil cover an area and will be on the road approximately 80% of the time. The successful candidate could report to any of the following base offices in Florida: Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota or Lakeland.





I&C Technician performs installation, maintenance, repair, and calibration tasks on Company’s gas measurement equipment including but not limited to large meters, meter indexes/instrumentation and volume correctors, industrial AMR devices, and SCADA equipment. In addition, this role coordinates all gate station instrumentation and control installations within assigned territory.



  • Coordinates all gate station instrumentation and control installations with division and corporate personnel within assigned territory.
  • Installs and maintains gas measurement equipment including but not limited to large meters, meter indexes and correctors, industrial AMR devices, and SCADA equipment.
    • Performs accuracy testing and performs calibration adjustments on gas measurement equipment such as meter instrumentation and meter volume correctors; Completes maintenance and calibration adjustments, as needed, on SCADA field equipment; Verifies programming configuration of SCADA Remote Terminal Units, electronic meter correctors, and industrial AMR units.
    • Responds to industrial AMR (Automated Meter Reading) system dropped/disconnected calls, making repairs to AMR or telecommunication equipment as required.
    • Plans, monitors and performs preventative maintenance as determined and scheduled during testing. Tracks maintenance schedules in the Work Management System (WMS).
    • Performs emergency response maintenance as needed, conducting on-site troubleshooting and corrective measures to gas measurement equipment.
    • Responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing the communication link between field devices and corporate database servers. 
    • Constructs new facilities and installs modifications to existing facilities according to PGS Engineering designs and instructions. Works with division and corporate personnel in the installation of electrical and electronic interfaces for SCADA, telemetry, electronic measurement, chromatograph and odorization systems. Replaces field electronic equipment to insure effective integration.
  • Completes all required calibration documentation utilizing the work management system and ensures procedures follow accepted engineering principles and company policies and procedures.
  • Ensures all field facilities related to gas distribution and transmission pipelines comply with Federal, State and local electrical codes.
  • Works closely with and monitors the work performed by outside contractors, power and telephone utilities.



Requires working outdoors for extended periods of time; Requires working overtime as needed, including

weekends and holidays, in response to gas emergencies. Requires working Call Out and Stand-by schedule on a rotating basis




Required: Minimum of High School Diploma/GED

Preferred: 2 year technical/related degree or equivalent



Preferred: I&C or electrical related certifications



Required: A minimum of 5 years instrumentation & control experience is required. In lieu of direct I & C experience, other related electrical work or measurement and regulation experience may be considered.

Preferred: At least 5 years of instrumentation & control experience




    Good understanding of electrical and electronic principles

    Working knowledge of the D.O.T. requirements

    Strong Technical ability

    Computer skills

    Strong interpersonal and communication skills

    Ability to work independently

    Ability to maintain high customer satisfaction through high systems availability with timely and accurate data and minimum system downtime.

    Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to individuals internal and external of PGS.


    Working knowledge of electronic corrector and RTU installations and maintenance


TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.


ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



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