at Black Hills Energy in Garden City, Kansas, United States
In this role the Gas Operations Technician will safely perform general gas distribution system maintenance, operation and construction work.
PAY RANGE: Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.
Level I: $23.20 - $34.66 per hour
Level II: $25.94 - $38.89 per hour
Senior Level: $29.18 - $43.65 per hour
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Gas Operations Supervisor
LOCATION: Garden City, Kansas
Must live within 30 minutes of reporting location.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide recommendations on proper material type and size to accommodate load requirements and pressure.
Insure accurate location and installation of facilities such as service lines, mains and meter sets.
Proficient in underground line locating.
Above and underground leak classification and repairs.
Gas measurement, pressure regulation and over pressure protection installations.
Install facilities according to specifications such as trench depth/width, proper auguring, plowing and shoring.
Perform hot line tapping of mains and services of various sizes and type by selection of proper equipment and using correct procedures.
Perform leak repair on underground facilities using approved repair methods and materials based on type of sizes of mains and services.
Maintain certification and perform plastic fusion of mains and services and proper installation of mechanical fittings.
Perform pressure testing of facilities to ensure integrity and satisfy company and Regulatory requirements and proper above grade corrosion control by application of recommended painting techniques and material, also below grade corrosion control and anode installation surface preparation and coating applications.
Inspect and supervise construction activities of gas contract construction crews.
Other duties as required.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Level I: No experience required.
Level II: Minimum of (2) two years of experience required.
Senior Level: Minimum of (4) four years of experience required.
Comprehensive understanding of gas operating safety procedures.
Familiarity of Black Hills construction standards and procedures.
Ability to pass PE Fusion certificate.
Ability to effectively prioritize projects and equipment needs while maintaining a rigorous construction activity schedule.
A demonstrated mechanical ability, the ability to read and understand operation manuals and has a solid understanding of regulators, meters, and pipefitting and gas operations.
Ability to remain calm and make effective spontaneous decision during emergency situations that may affect the safety of the general public, contractors and other employees.
Effective customer interaction and resolution skills.
Familiarity with steel welding procedures.
MENTAL/PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mental Description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously moves about the office and the job sites and operates machines and equipment. Employee frequently accesses low and high areas with additional equipment, ascends/descends stairs, maintains coordination, and engages in repetitive motions (kneeling, reaching). Employee may occasionally use a respirator. Employee operates job related equipment and tools. Employee routinely performs this work for an average of 8-10 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Regular, reliable, and timely attendance is expected.
Specific lifting abilities required by this job include medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Work environment: Occasionally perform work indoors and routinely perform work outdoors in sometimes inclement weather with moderate to high noise level. Worker may be subject to hazards including variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height, or close quarters (i.e., crawl spaces, small, enclosed rooms, narrow aisles of passageways). Willing to travel up to 10% (e.g., 2 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the... For full info follow application link.