2 Positions Available, See information below for each
Applications will be accepted at Elkin Location
Call 336-526-2690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Position: Design Engineer Technician
Department: Technical Services
Responsible for working with the Engineering department to include: a) New project design b) Operating and maintenance processes and standards c) Administering the Company’s overall compliance program within federal, state, and local regulations and jurisdictions.
Provides a safe and efficient workplace for employees and maintains a safe and reliable pipeline system for customers and the general public.
This position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
New Construction Project Design and Surveying
Assist with design, plans, specifications, reports, maps, schedules, estimates, data collection, NC811 locates and documents and agreements as needed
Provide quality control by reviewing completed work to ensure compliance with quality standards
Communicate consistently with the construction/operations manager, client and contractor
Read and interpret construction plans to assist with client management and effectively communicate to answer inquiries from coworkers, clients, or the public
Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate motorized vehicles
Assist the performance and operational integrity of the Company’s distribution and transmission systems.
Assist Scheduling to utilization of all resources – people, equipment, and materials necessary to ensure safe reliable service.
Assist long-term pipeline system integrity by implementing cost effective construction, operations and maintenance practices in the field and supporting office organizations.
Assist in maintains awareness of all aspects of pipeline system performance including pressures, capacities, damages, failures and component performance trends.
Assist the acquisition of permits and rights-of-way necessary for the installation and maintenance of the pipeline system.
High school graduate or Associate Degree equivalent, vocational school or some college and/or degree in Electronics/Electrical Technology preferred.
3-5 years of related experience, with oil and gas operations a plus.
Ability to learn multiple software packages to pull electronic data for comparison and analysis.
Candidate must be self-motivated, able to work with minimal supervision and be proactive with asking questions for understanding and clarification.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be open to dynamic, changing and shifting priorities with the ability to multi-task when required in a sustained fast paced environment.
Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of personalities in both field and office settings.
Ability to work independently or in a team environment with a high level of accuracy.
A working knowledge of pipeline operations, regulatory requirements, cost and work force planning, human resources management, and community relations.
A working knowledge of pipeline design, engineering and performance standards, pipeline construction methods and procedures, emergency response coordination, materials management and system protection principals.
Conceptual thinking and tactical problem solving are required to manage the diverse responsibilities of this position.
Excellent understanding of customer needs and the skills and knowledge to deliver high value services.
Work requires some field location where it is necessary to wear appropriate safety equipment. Work environment involves exposure to extreme weather conditions, hazardous explosive fumes, poisonous gasses, toxic chemicals, high frequency noises, high-pressure equipment, and moving machinery. Work involves climbing up and down ladders and steep stairways. Some part of the time is spent driving to work sites that can be located in isolated areas. This work environment requires the use of hard hats, hard-toe boots, safety glasses, ear protection equipment and cold weather gear.
Safety Sensitive Job:
This is considered a safety-sensitive job and, as such is subject to random drug testing as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (D.O.T.)
This job description is not a contract nor implied to be all-inclusive. As a result duties may change from time to time. This description should be reviewed at least annually to ensure most duties are appropriately stated. The employee’s signature acknowledges receipt of this description.
We are hiring!
Location: Watauga/Ashe Counties
Applications will be accepted at Elkin Location
Call 336-526-2690 or email email@example.com
Position: Operations Field Technician
Department: Field Operations
The Operations Field Technician performs a wide variety of tasks in the field relating to the planning, installation, and maintenance of piping system, and to serving its residential, commercial and industrial customers. This individual’s primary work is on the piping system, pressure regulating equipment, and customer meters. Daily duties entail performing installations, rebuilds, and adjustments of nearly any component of the utility field infrastructure. As well as locating natural gas facilities and meter reading.
The Operations Field Technician will enter businesses, industrial complexes, and customers’ homes and makes contact with business proprietors, homeowners, and industrial plant owners and operators, mostly by explaining complex topics to these subjects. If necessary, this individual will prepare written memos communicating complex topics and problems to customers.
Installation of new equipment (Meters, ERTs, Regulator, etc.)
Perform system maintenance
Maintain a company vehicle
Control job inventory
Provide as-built information for company records
Self-inspect company operation activities
3rd Party Job Observation
Leak Investigation/Patrolling Facilities
Maintain Operator Qualifications
Be put into an on-call rotation
Respond to Emergency situations
Maintain company tools and equipment
High school diploma is required for this position. The individual will be expected to have a valid motor vehicle license.
Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas verbally and in writing is crucial for ease of understanding between customers, authorities, and fellow employees.
An analytical ability to investigate electrical and mechanical indications and use them to arrive at solutions to complex problems facilitates job duties immensely.
A motor vehicle operator with valid license is required, and the applicant must be bondable with no record of felony convictions.
Experience with Microsoft office as similar computer programs is desirable.
Daily activity is fast paced, physically demanding, and with production goals. Duties involve heavy lifting and manual labor. The individual must be available for emergency call-outs and be able to work extended hours; job site reporting is common.
Majority of the workday is spent outdoors; therefore this individual is exposed to (and must have tolerance for) extremes of heat, cold, noise, and dust. Exposure to construction equipment and normal driving hazards is encountered regularly.
SAFETY SENSITIVE JOB:
This is a safety sensitive job and as such is subject to random drug testing as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (D.O.T.). Employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical examination and completing DOT OQ courses.
This job description is not a contract nor implied to be all-inclusive. As a result duties may change from time to time. This description should be reviewed at least annually to ensure duties are appropriately stated. The employee’s signature acknowledges receipt of this description.
The natural gas industry and its distribution network are routinely subject to rigorous inspection, maintenance and oversight within the company and at the federal and state level. This includes the promulgation of a pipeline integrity management rule that requires periodic pipeline inspections and repairs as necessary.
Natural gas utilities and pipelines undertake a wide range of safety programs, including: participation in excavation damage prevention initiatives, installing above-ground markers to indicate the location of buried gas lines; performing visual inspections and leak surveys of their systems to identify potential problems; maintaining rigid requirements for qualification and inspection of construction techniques used in their systems; and supporting research and development focused on inspection technologies, pipeline integrity, corrosion prevention and construction techniques.
Homeowners protect yourself from injury. Before planting trees, shrubs, installing fences, mail boxes or whatever excavating activities you are doing, make a call to your one call center. Call Dig Safe by dialing 811 at least three business days before you dig, auger, or move dirt in any way. Year to date, homeowners have damaged numerous gas facilities. Remember for your safety and to minimize expensive repair bills, call to have your gas facilities located prior to any digging.
Awareness of Hazards and Prevention Measures
If you come in contact with a natural gas pipeline leak take the following steps:
Leave the area immediately
Move to a safe location and then call your local gas utility .
Abandon any equipment being used in or near the suspected leak
Warn others to stay away when possible
Learn the warning signs of natural gas pipeline leaks:
A rotten egg smell
Dirt spraying in the air
A hissing sound
Bubbling in a pond, creek or river
Dead or dying vegetation
What to do when a leak occurs:
DO NOTlight a match, start an engine, use a telephone or cell phone, turn on or off light switches, or do anything that may cause a spark
DO NOTattempt to extinguish a natural gas fire
Move to a safe location and thenCall 911
DONot attempt to operate pipeline equipment
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. Assure that fuel-burning appliances are installed, maintained, and used properly and safely. That includes having an annual inspection of heating and venting equipment by a "qualified heating and plumbing shop" prior to the heating season, and the use of a carbon monoxide alarm that meets current standards.
Call Before You Dig
All 50 states have instituted the ‘one call’ program, which provides construction crews with a phone number that can be called when any excavation is planned. Following the call, the utility will be notified and come out to the site to flag the area. They may even determine to have someone on-site to monitor the digging. The national 3 digit number for one call is “811”.
Homeowners protect yourself from injury. Before planting trees, shrubs, installing fences, mail boxes or whatever excavating activities you are doing, make a call to your one call center. Call 811 at least two business days before you dig, auger, or move dirt in any way. Year to date, homeowners have damaged numerous gas facilities. Remember for your safety and to minimize expensive repair bills, call to have your gas facilities located prior to any digging.