Black Hills Corp- Lead Cathodic Protection Technician (Monument, CO)

Job Title: Lead Cathodic Protection Technician  (30430)
Job Description:
Job Specifications

PAY RANGE:    $23 – $35 per hour (DOQ)

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on May 12, 2016.

LOCATION:    Monument, CO


Provide leadership in safety and training for employees performing corrosion and leak detection functions. Make major repairs and adjustments on electronic and mechanical equipment.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:    Field Operations Supervisor


  • Perform corrosion testing of cathodic protection systems both internal/external on steel piping.
  • Correct issues found when performing testing.
  • Conduct gas leak surveys to and observe the physical conditions of surroundings.
  • Attach anodes and test point wires to metallic pipes.
  • Take electrical readings and surveys for cathodic protection on the gas distribution system.
  • Make major repairs and adjustments on electronic equipment to ensure proper and safe operation.
  • Complete and maintain all records associated with corrosion activities.
  • Prepare drawings, job specifications and documents for construction planning.
  • Monitor the pipeline condition – pipe to soil potentials, visual inspections, examining steel coupons, data, etc.
  • Provide work direction to leak technicians to ensure timely completion of responsibilities.
  • Perform annual pipe to soil surveys.
  • Complete rectifier readings and troubleshooting rectifier units.
  • Perform interference testing.
  • Recommend, design and install (or oversee installation) of needed cathodic facilities within the system.
  • Inspect 3rd party construction activities.
  • Read and maintain literature library, attend seminars, training on new equipment and technological applications to maintain and apply technical skill knowledge.
  • Follow and promote safety company safety policies and support training procedures for safe work and driving habits to ensure customer and employee safety.


  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of all annual requirements.
  • Contribute to regulated and non-regulated company marketing programs.
  • Participate and/or lead training related to cathodic protection and leak surveys.
  • Provide technical support on distribution systems related to corrosion control and pipeline integrity.
  • Active community support and involvement.
  • Perform other related tasks as apparent or assigned.


  • Internal and external customers.
  • Leaders and coworkers throughout the state.
  • State commission agency, federal governing bodies, fire departments and town officials.


  • 5 years of Cathodic Protection experience required or a combination of education and relevant experience required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Associates degree in electrical applications, electronics, or corrosion technology preferred.


  • Basic math skills.
  • Proficient computer skills and ability to learn specialized software.
  • Leadership experience preferred.
  • Experience with training in a classroom setting helpful.
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to learn and utilize complex instrumentation devices.
  • Working knowledge of environmental and safety aspects of coating projects helpful.


  • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required job schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
  • Ability to schedule and coordinate work activity.
  • Must be able to read and accurately interpret detailed colored maps and record.
  • Must be able to work independently and handle stressful situations.
  • Good analytical abilities necessary.
  • Must achieve and maintain all operator qualifications requirements applicable to the job.
  • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required job schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.


  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Must have and maintain a National Association Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Technician certification.
  • Must successfully pass an extensive drug screen and background check.


  • Extensive travel including periodic overnight stays.
  • Employees assigned to this job will be expected to establish residence in the service territory no later than 90 days after accepting the job.
  • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions.
  • Required to carry a company provided cell phone and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
  • Scheduled on-call rotation to include weekend and holidays.


  • You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment.  Job descriptions may and do change periodically.  Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

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