2 Positions Available, See information below for each
Applications will be accepted at Elkin Location
Call 336-526-2690 or email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
FNGC knows the importance of everyone being aware and knowing what to do in case of a gas emergency and especially during severe weather. So to help you prepare, FNGC reminds customers and non-customers of the following storm/gas safety tips:
Detecting Gas Leaks
• If you smell a rotten egg odor that is often associated with natural gas, you should immediately leave the affected area; call 911; and then call FNGC 24-hour emergency response line at 1-888-337-4774 from a safe location.
• Residents should never try to identify the source of a leak. Please call to notify us, if you smell gas.
• If the odor of gas is present, do not use a telephone or cellular phone, turn light switches on or off, or operate any appliance, garage door opener or do anything that might cause a spark, such as lighting a match.
• Strong winds and saturated grounds could cause trees to become uprooted. Before removing downed trees, customers should call NC 811 line by dialing 811 to have the location of underground utility lines marked (downed trees could become tangled with natural gas lines).
• If a FNGC natural gas meter is damaged or gas line is exposed and leaking, immediately leave the area; call 911; and then call FNGC 24-hour emergency response line at 1-888-337-4774 from a safe location.
Gas Meter Safety
• Customers are encouraged to know how to locate their natural gas meter.
• Following a severe weather emergency, make sure the gas meter remains visible, and the area surrounding the meter is free of trash and debris. Mechanical construction equipment used after the storm for clean-up may cause damage if the meter is hidden from plain view.
• If a natural gas meter is damaged or a gas line is exposed and leaking, immediately leave the area; call 911; and then call FNGC 24-hour emergency response line at 1-888-337-4774 from a safe location.
• If flooding occurs at a residence or business and the gas appliances are under water, customers are advised not to operate their gas appliances until a safety inspection has been conducted by licensed professionals.
• Customers are advised to leave their natural gas service on during a hurricane or severe storm. Most gas appliances have safety valves that shut off the flow of gas automatically if the pilot light goes out.
FNGC recommends that you properly secure your gas appliances prior to evacuating your home. Here are a few safe and easy steps that we suggest you follow to assure that you return to find your gas appliances in the best possible condition:
• DO NOT shut off your natural gas supply at the meter. If you must evacuate your home or business, leave your natural gas supply on. Only authorized utility or emergency personnel should turn your meter valve on or off.
• If you so choose, you CAN turn off the natural gas to your individual appliances at the valve located behind or within 6 feet of the gas appliance.
After the Storm
• Do not operate any natural gas appliances that you suspect have been flooded or damaged.
• Call FNGC during regular business hours at 336-526-2690 to have our gas technicians relight your pilot lights, inspect your gas appliances to ensure they are in proper working condition, and turn your gas back on, if needed.
As your community natural gas provider, FNGC is committed to maintaining the highest safety standard possible. Please take all severe weather warnings seriously and plan ahead to be safe! Remember, safety first.