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Corrosion Tech Family  1,2, or 3 in Fort Wayne, IN at NiSource

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

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Responsible for engineering and coordination of System Integrity & Design - Corrosion Control facility responsibilities including cathodic protection of gas transmission, distribution, and storage facilities.  Design, monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot cathodic protection systems to ensure system integrity.  Coordinate with Company departments, contractors, and vendors regarding installation, monitoring, and maintenance projects. This position performs and/or coordinates all field activities and office routines required to satisfy the corrosion control program responsibilities, and fulfill regulatory requirements. 

       LEVEL I

  • Operate electronic test equipment.
  • Conduct or coordinate annual monitoring of cathodic protection levels (an electrical survey procedure) on all Gas Transmission, Distribution, and Storage Facilities. Interpret the results of the surveys to determine the adequacy of the applied cathodic protection.
  • Conduct bimonthly monitoring of all reverse current switches, cathodic protection rectifiers, and interference bonds.
  • Perform remedial activities where cathodic protection levels are below minimum criteria. This includes but is not limited to fault locating, coating evaluation, and cathodic protection current requirements evaluation. Ensure regulatory compliance dates are met on all jurisdictional facilities.
  • Recommend and track repair and maintenance activity submitted to other departments or contractors.
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and repair cathodic protection equipment including rectifiers, reverse current switches, interference bonds, and fault devices.
  • Conduct gas titration inspections on a bi-monthly basis to evaluate gas quality.
  • Perform ultrasonic/flaw thickness tests.
  • Maintain all corrosion control records as required by pipeline safety regulations.
  • Participate in department and company training programs.
  • Complete Operator Qualification training or testing in all applicable tasks.
  • Review technical bulletins and publications to keep abreast of advances in corrosion control.
  • Attend schools and seminars both within and outside the company to keep abreast of technology, new products and equipment, and changes in regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Nipsco safety policies/procedures, engineering and materials standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare monthly and annual reports as required by the department and regulatory agencies.
  • Occasional direction of bargaining unit employees.
  • Review engineering constructions prints and recommend facilities/design for cathodic protection requirements.
  • Must be able to recognize detrimental interference from foreign A.C and D.C sources and be able to design remedial measures to minimize the effect of such stray current sources.
  • Coordinate projects utilizing Company employees and outside contractors.
  • Analyze existing cathodic protection systems and propose changes or upgrades to improve system functionality and reliability.
  • Review new and existing buried piping facilities and specify (design) effective and economic corrosion control measures giving consideration to electrical isolation (e.g. dielectric fittings, neutral isolation, etc.) protective coatings, and cathodic protection sources (galvanic anodes or impressed current.)
  • Review monitoring schedules, completions and results to ensure compliance.
  • Evaluate corrosion damage on pipelines and determine fitness for service.

LEVEL II:  All duties of Level I engineer plus the following:

  • Review engineering construction designs to evaluate risk and recommend internal corrosion control measures.
  • Install and perform initialization and setup of remote monitoring units in field at rectifier and bonding locations and prioritize future installations.
  • Represent the company and coordinate with other pipeline operators to perform stray current interference testing and negotiate mitigation solutions of mutual benefit.
  • Represent the company at regional corrosion control coordinating committee meetings.
  • Design for unusual anode configurations in challenging situations.
  • Design or coordinate A.C. mitigation solutions to ensure pipeline safety.
  • Administer the anode replacement program, routing contracted resources in an efficient and cost effective manner to best utilize budgeted dollars.  Track costs and productivity of contracted resources.
  • NACE CP 1

LEVEL III:  All duties of Level I and II technician plus the following:

  • Differentiation between Level II and III based on years of experience and degree of supervisory or other review required.
  • Skilled with all facets of cathodic protection applications for buried piping.
  • Plan and develop corrosion control maintenance and operations procedures.
  • Plan and develop training procedures and conduct training of personnel in measurement and troubleshooting techniques, use of new equipment, installation of equipment, and conformity to applicable codes and standards.
  • Must be highly skilled at remedial activities, especially in fault locating and evaluating coating condition.
  • Design isolation/surge suppression installations for varying situations in conformance with national electric code and pipeline safety regulations.
  • Assist supervision as necessary in planning and scheduling projects and other departmental responsibilities. 
  • NACE CP 2

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required for Selection:

  • Must be self-motivating and work effectively with minimum supervisory intervention.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Products; Familiar with electronic test equipment.
  • Physical condition suitable to enjoy work in a field-engineering atmosphere under all weather conditions.

Preferred for Selection:

  • Field engineering experience 
  • NACE CP 2 or other demonstrated knowledge regarding corrosion protection of buried metals.
  • Desired Individual is an organized, personable, communicative, problem solver.
  • Knowledge of NIPSCO gas transmission and distribution facilities and safety policies/procedures.
  • CAD, Programming, or Database skills

Education/Work Experience:

Required for Selection:

  • Completion of Associates degree or other technical school program with emphasis on electric theory, electrical measurements, and electrical circuits troubleshooting and repair. Consideration given to comparable industry/military training or other relevant experience.

Preferred for Selection:

  • Completion of a two or four-year college level (Associates/BS degree) technical program with a strong electrical curriculum.
  • Responsible experience in the Corrosion Control field.   
Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before April 24, 2018.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.