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Senior Mechanical Technician (Mechanic)
Title:Senior Mechanical Technician (Mechanic)
Location:Henderson, TX

Company Information

Midcoast Energy is a fast-paced, full-service midstream business with headquarters in Houston, Texas. Almost 600 employees strong, we are committed to the safe and reliable processing and transportation of natural gas and natural gas liquids across Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi.


Since becoming an independent midstream company in 2018, we are relying on every employee to make a difference. Our employees make an impact on day one with opportunities to weigh in on complex challenges. We are looking for team members who want to roll up their sleeves and make a difference. Our team enjoys competitive benefits for themselves and their families and an exciting place to work.


If you want to be challenged, learn, grow your career and be a part of building a great company, please apply!


The Mechanic position is to perform mechanical maintenance on natural gas and processing compression equipment to ensure safe operations and optimize throughput.


  • Safety first culture including compliance of all associated (company, federal, state and local) regulations and policies
  • Ensure at least 98% mechanical availability on all natural gas compressors
  • Provide technical knowledge & decision-making capabilities to troubleshoot a variety of natural gas engines and compressors
  • Responsible for major overhauls on a variety of engines and compressors
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment such as the expander, natural gas engines, turbines, compressors, and pumps, which requires medium to heavy lifting; maintenance includes, but is not limited to: change gauges (temperature, pressure, etc.)
  • Remove and replace electric motors and belts, filters, oils and other lubricating fluids on equipment, gaskets, and valves
  • Ensure proper housekeeping is maintained
  • Change out suction/discharge valves on compressors
  • Clean out level sight glasses on all vessels
  • Change out control valves as needed
  • Secure all types off tubing and piping as needed
  • Replace fuses
  • Approximately 85% outside operations in all types of weather and 25% in office environment filling out paperwork; also requires entering information into MAXIMO database; creating and closing work orders in MAXIMO
  • Recording weights and measures (mic readings) of internal components of engine and compressor frames and enter into MAXIMO for historical records
  • Continually tracking and updating maintenance schedules related to compression equipment
  • Maintains good economic thinking skills while working under tight budgetary demands
  • Establishes and maintains a near perfect driving record
  • Collaborates well with direct supervisor to develop procedures and ideas on improving overall maintenance program


Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Education or equivalent required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a mechanic’s role in the natural gas or closely related industry
  • High integrity and self-motivated, ability to work independently
  • Waukesha and Caterpillar maintenance experience preferred
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good communication, problem solving and physical perceptive skills
  • Team player
  • Excellent vehicle driving record
  • Candidates must be available 24/7 for on call and emergency response


Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms; The employee is required to reach with hands and arms above his head as well as stoop and kneel to reach items below his normal reach
  • The employee is frequently required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear
  • The employee is occasionally required to use sense of smell
  • Performs maintenance as necessary with medium to heavy lifting requirements; The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

  • Works unsupervised
  • Occasional long hours due to tight deadlines
  • Must be able to remain calm and focused during emergency situations
  • Frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts
  • Work in high, precarious places
  • Work near toxic or caustic chemicals
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock and vibration
  • The noise level in the work environment may be able 90 dBA
  • Candidates must reside within 30 miles response time of their area
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