Mann - Field Operator - Fernie, BC, Canada

Ken Mann

Fernie, BC, Canada


Field Operator

  • Part time


I have over 30 years experience as System Operations Technician. My duties were looking after regulators stations, odorizers, and measurement devices.

Work History

Customer Service Technician

August 2013 - November 2013

Fortis BC
Looking after all aspects of natural gas distribution in the town.

Customer Service Technician

December 2011 - August 2013

Fortis BC
Looking after all aspects of natural gas distribution in the town.

Measurement & Controls Technician

Terasen Gas /Fortis BC

January 2007 - December 2007

Installing, testing, activating, calibrating, maintaining, repairing, proving, trouble
shooting, operating, and evaluating the pressure regulation, measurement and system control and monitoring equipment used in gas distribution systems according to company standards.
Program and operate all electronic natural gas measurement devices such as flow computers, electronic correctors, satellite communications systems, RTU's and other data collection equipment, and ensuring their proper operation and accuracy. Basically covering all the work that an SOT does plus the additional work of the MCT classification.

System Operations Technician

Prince George

Up to October 2006

Duties: Installations and maintenance of measurement, pressure regulation, and control systems pertaining to the natural gas utility.

1. Install, activate, and maintain flow computers.
2. Activate and maintain rotary and turbine meters.
3. Install and maintain Pressure Factor Measurements sets.
4. Conduct Measurement accuracy tests.
5. Collect and analyze data from electronic flow computers.
6. Install, maintain Pilot and non Pilot loaded Regulators and Relief valves. 7. Maintain control valves and associated pneumatic/electronic Inst
8. Install, activate, maintain and rebuild Pneumatic and Electronic Line Heater controls and ensure that they meet with the Electrical and Gas Code.
9. Install, activate and maintain odorization controls.

10. Involvement with design and construction of Measurement, Pressure Reducing, and Odorization Control Stations.
11. Installation and maintenance of AMR ( automatic meter read devices ), as applied to electronic gas measurement devices for customer billing.

Responsible for Blue Print reading, asbuilting, and working thru Construction problems and Work Procedures with the Operations Manager, Project Management Engineers, and Technologists. To identify defective equipment and station upgrades required, and implementation within given budget guidelines and restraints.

Familiar with computers in such areas as: MicroSoft Outlook, Word, and Micro Soft Internet Explorer. Lap Top use as an interface with peripheral equipment for gas measurement, communications, odorization controls, etc, related to the industry.

Instrumentation Technician

Sask. Power Corp

Duties: Experience was broad with a large variety of instrumentation and control systems, covering equipment from compressor station controls, RTU/ telemetry, gate regulator stns and distribution systems, and all aspects of gas measurement.
Responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of measurement, communication systems, pressure regulation, and compressor controls.
1.1 Install, activate, and maintain mechanical integrators, and electronic flow computers ( including solar power systems)
1.2 Activate and maintain rotary, turbine and orifice meters.
1.3 Inspect and size orifice plates according to gas supplier production changes.
1.4 maintain Pressure Factor Meter sets.
1.5 Conduct meter accuracy tests.
1.6 Collect and analyze data from electronic flow computers.
1.7 Plan, organize and assist with CCAC field meter inspections.
1.8 Witness check meter calibrations and inspections with external companies.

2.0 Communication Systems
2.1 Install, activate and maintain remote read and remote monitoring communication systems.
2.2 Install, activate and maintain customer pulse output systems.
2.3 Maintain SCADA, Remote Telemetering and peripheral equipment, back up power systems and single point systems.
2.4 Maintain SCADA communication systems, dial-up circuits and radio systems.
2.5 Perform RTU software exchanges and recommissionings.
3.0 Pressure Regulation
3.1 Maintain pilot-loaded regulators and pilot-loaded relief valves.
3.2 Maintain control valves and associated pneumatic/electronic instrumentation.

4.0 COMPRESSOR CONTROLS - Maintain and troubleshoot pneumatic and electronic compressor controls, shutdown panels, unit shutdown devices and switches, associated with compressor operations.

4.1 Maintain pilot-loaded regulators and pilot-loaded relief valves.
4.2 Maintain external instrumentation including controllers, positioners, transmitters, remote temperature devices, thermocouples and switches.

5.0 General
5.1 Install, activate and...


Prince Albert

Duties: To update Electrical and Natural Gas distribution facilities maps, and creating work orders for construction in cities, small towns, and rural distribution systems. During this time I also obtained status as a " Journeyman Draftsman ll "

Instrumentation Technician

Water and Sewage Treatment Plants

Duties: Repairs, calibrations, installations and preventive maintenance on a variety of instrumentation and control systems. Also trouble shooting and repairs to Electrical Motor Control Centers and other associated electrical problems.

Electrical and Instrumentation Technician

Westcoast Transmission (WEI) - Natural Gas Compressor Stns

Duties: Installations, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance of electrical and instrumentation control systems as pertaining to Westcoast facilities.

Qualifications & Certifications

Industrial Instrumentation

Saskatchewan Technical Institute, Moose Jaw, Sask

maths and sciences

Sask. Technical Institute

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