Black Hills Corp- Tech Gas Ops I (Monument, CO)

Job Title: Tech Gas Ops I  (31134)
Job Description:
Job Specifications
 

PAY RANGE:   $19 – $26 per hour
Base pay is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on October 13, 2017.

LOCATION:     Monument, CO

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Safely performs general gas distribution system maintenance, operation and construction work.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Supervisor, Gas Operations

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide recommendations on proper material type and size to accommodate load requirements and pressure.
  • Insure proper location and installation of facilities such as service lines, mains and meter sets.
  • Coordinates the location of other utilities underground facilities relative to construction activities.
  • Proficient in underground line locating.
  • Gas measurement, pressure regulation and over pressure protection installations.
  • Above and underground leak classification and repairs.
  • Install facilities according to specifications such as trench depth/width, proper auguring, plowing and shoring.
  • Complete field drawings per company standards to include location sketch and proper material accounting.
  • 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.
  • Perform pressure testing of facilities to ensure integrity and satisfy company and Regulatory requirements.
  • Perform 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.
  • Maintain familiarity with steel welding procedures to evaluate quality to meet company standard.
  • Inspect and monitor construction activities of gas contract construction crews.
  • Maintain certification and perform plastic fusion of mains and services and proper installation of mechanical fittings.
  • General maintenance on facilities.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Other duties as required.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Maintain professional working relations with external and internal customers. 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Comprehensive understanding of gas operating safety procedures.
  • Familiarity of Black Hills construction standards and procedures.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 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 working knowledge 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. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass PE Fusion certificate.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Can meet the physical demands of standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, tasting/smelling, near and far acuity, depth perception, color vision and field of vision.
  • Lifting – Occasionally 40+ lbs. up to 30 feet (rare); and occasionally side lifting.
  • Lifting tools, equipment and appliances floor to waist, overhead, waist to shoulder.
  • Prolonged loaded and unloaded forward flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotation of the neck and spine are required.
  • Reaching – occasionally above and below shoulder height.
  • Ability to navigate uneven surfaces to and from vehicle and site work, transmission line patrol requiring walking distances up to miles in all terrains, in all types of weather.
  • Must be adaptable to extreme temperature climates inside and outside.
  • Ability to manipulate and grasp hand tools while in a repetitive motion.
  • Ability to operate equipment.
  • Ability to be fitted for a use of respirator.


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.

We are an EEO Employer

We offer an attractive salary based on qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.

How to apply: Click here to apply

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Black Hills Corp- Gas Operations Technician (Delta, CO)

Job Title: Gas Operations Technician I  (31147)
Job Description:
Job Specifications
 

PAY RANGE:   $19 – $26
Base pay is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE:  This position will close on October 13, 2017.

LOCATION:   Delta, CO

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Safely performs general gas distribution system maintenance, operation and construction work.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Supervisor, Gas Operations

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide recommendations on proper material type and size to accommodate load requirements and pressure.
  • Insure proper location and installation of facilities such as service lines, mains and meter sets.
  • Coordinates the location of other utilities underground facilities relative to construction activities.
  • Proficient in underground line locating.
  • Gas measurement, pressure regulation and over pressure protection installations.
  • Above and underground leak classification and repairs.
  • Install facilities according to specifications such as trench depth/width, proper auguring, plowing and shoring.
  • Complete field drawings per company standards to include location sketch and proper material accounting.
  • 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.
  • Perform pressure testing of facilities to ensure integrity and satisfy company and Regulatory requirements.
  • Perform 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.
  • Maintain familiarity with steel welding procedures to evaluate quality to meet company standard.
  • Inspect and monitor construction activities of gas contract construction crews.
  • Maintain certification and perform plastic fusion of mains and services and proper installation of mechanical fittings.
  • General maintenance on facilities.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Other duties as required.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Maintain professional working relations with external and internal customers. 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Comprehensive understanding of gas operating safety procedures.
  • Familiarity of Black Hills construction standards and procedures.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 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 working knowledge 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass PE Fusion certificate.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Can meet the physical demands of standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, tasting/smelling, near and far acuity, depth perception, color vision and field of vision.
  • Lifting – Occasionally 40+ lbs. up to 30 feet (rare); and occasionally side lifting.
  • Lifting tools, equipment and appliances floor to waist, overhead, waist to shoulder.
  • Prolonged loaded and unloaded forward flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotation of the neck and spine are required.
  • Reaching – occasionally above and below shoulder height.
  • Ability to navigate uneven surfaces to and from vehicle and site work, transmission line patrol requiring walking distances up to miles in all terrains, in all types of weather.
  • Must be adaptable to extreme temperature climates inside and outside.
  • Ability to manipulate and grasp hand tools while in a repetitive motion.
  • Ability to operate equipment.
  • Ability to be fitted for a use of respirator.


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.

We are an EEO Employer

We offer an attractive salary based on qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.

How to apply: Click here to apply


Black Hills Corp- Utility Construction Planning Manager (Fountain, CO)

Job Title: Utility Construction Planning Manager  (31114)
Job Description:
Job Specifications
 

SALARY RANGE:   $75,000 – $97,530
Base salary is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on October 11, 2017.

LOCATION:   Fountain, CO

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Provide leadership and direct supervision of Utility Construction Planners and Specialists. Ensure projects are effectively prioritized and implemented. Accountable for ensuring that tariffs are consistently applied throughout the state and that direct reports are utilizing software and processes consistently. Ensure capital and maintenance projects are planned such that projects can be accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner. Ensure consistency and compliance with Black Hills Energy (BHE) standards, customer service policies and procedures.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Director (State Operations)

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide direct supervision of Utility Construction Planners and Specialists to ensure consistent deliverables.
  • Ensure customers are provided with superior service in accordance with BHE policies and procedures.
  • Ensure work is planned such that construction can be accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Understand and ensure implementation of Company processes, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that designs, estimates, and construction prints meet BHE processes and standards, by review and approval of work orders.
  • Communicate and provide consistent training for Planners in industry and BHE’s regulatory processes, policies, and standards.
  • Provide leadership, partnership and communication between BHE departments, along with other BHC entities.
  • Regularly provide feedback to direct reports, coaching and developing employees for optimum performance.
  • Promote learning and self-empowerment of others to maximize their potential.
  • Develop a culture of learning, development, and trusting relationships with direct reports. 
  • Provide leadership, direction, guidance, training, and effective communication to develop and mentor work group.
  • Monitor budgets and spending within the department. 
  • Monitor actual vs. estimated cost on capital work orders and explain/justify variances.
  • Document significant variances and search for ways to continuously improve the department and company.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement on estimating projects.
  • Lead or co-lead design function of major, unique, and sensitive projects. Communicate with business development team.
  • Provide input for Capital/O&M budget creation and prioritization.
  • Work to ensure all work orders are placed in-service and closed in a timely manner.
  • Provide oversight and management of customer contracts, contributions in aid of construction, refundable construction deposits, and technical services agreements as needed.
  • Ensure 3rd Party Damage estimates are accurate, consistent and in accordance with Company processes.
  • Assist with third party construction contract negotiations as needed.
  • Be proactive in safety and promote a culture of safety.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand and be able to communicate marketing programs and policies to direct reports.
  • Review, implement and maintain feasibility models.
  • Perform and manage special projects that may be assigned.
  • Assist with PUC audits as needed.
  • Provide backup for local Operations Supervisor(s) and Managers as needed.
  • Assist with storm/outage restoration as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Open communication and reporting to local Operations, key accounts/growth team, and BHE management team.
  • Positive working relationships with local operations personnel, supply chain, engineering, and other BHE support staff.
  • Positive working relationships and communications with local community and customers served.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Excellent project management skills and ability to monitor multiple projects concurrently.
  • Minimum five (5) years utility industry experience required.
  • Three (3) or more years of management experience preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of electrical/natural gas standards for construction, methods, and materials.
  • Knowledge of cost estimating and variance reporting.
  • General knowledge of rates, marketing programs and customer service programs offered by BHE.
  • Knowledge of BHE safety policies and procedures preferred.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact in a team environment.
  • Ability to maintain proficiency with new systems and software as technology evolves.
  • Leadership skills and ability to participate in cross functional utility teams.
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to document and track multiple projects and work goals.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications, and trade related software (GIS Mapping, Work Order Estimating, and Customer Information Systems).
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with employees, customers, and contractors.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and direct the work of employees in a safe and efficient manner.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Available to provide off-hours support as required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.
We are an EEO Employer

We offer an attractive salary based on qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.

How to apply: Click here to apply


Black Hills Corp- Utility Construction Specialist (Fountain, CO)

Job Title: Utility Construction Specialist  (31115)
Job Description:
Job Specifications
 

PAY RANGE:    $22 – $28 per hour
Base pay is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities.

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on October 11, 2017.

LOCATION:   Fountain, CO

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Design, estimate and manage the construction activities for basic residential customer construction services. Complete forms, design services, update inventory of parts in appropriate electronic system and create customer accounts. Ensure that customer accounts are set up correctly and that tariffs are consistently applied.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:    Manager Utility Construction Planning

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Design, estimate and manage the construction activities for basic residential customer construction services. Complete necessary forms, design services, update inventory of parts in appropriate electronic systems and create customer accounts.
  • Review job types/work in Service Request tool and assign appropriately
  • Utilize various computer programs to prepare estimates and design basic electrical and gas construction jobs including new services, maintenance (including service line replacements and retirements) and third party damages.
  • Ensure that all work on assigned projects is planned so that construction can be accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner. Enter orders in system in order to be scheduled.
  • Explain company construction policies and procedures to customers and work with customers to best satisfy needs.
  • Assist with storm restoration as needed.
  • Provide backup for Utility Construction Planners on work order preparation, customer contact, technical assistance
  • Work with other departments to schedule construction of customer jobs to ensure that customer needs are satisfied to the greatest degree possible.  Coordinate with customer, internal field crews and contractors.
  • Write work orders for 3rd Party Damages 
  • Manage personal area lighting and municipal light installation projects
  • Assure that electric and gas construction complies with company and industry codes and standards.
  • Assure that contractors hired comply with company and OSHA safety rules.
  • Monitor actual cost vs. estimated cost on all work orders; explain and justify significant variances.
  • Assure that company policies, construction standards, work practices and safety practices are followed.
  • Monitor electric and gas crew’s work schedule to maintain efficient use of crews
  • Ensure accurate mapping of facilities
  • Code and approve contractor job invoices

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote culture of safety, compliance, teamwork and continuous improvement.
  • Perform and manage special projects that may be assigned.
  • Exercise appropriate level of independent judgment on Company proprietary and confidential matters.
  • Provide support to other areas of the Company as requested or assigned.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Maintain positive working relationships with all Company employees.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Experience in a utility environment in the areas of construction preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field preferred.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Knowledge of construction design software.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, multi-task environment as a collaborative team member.
  • Independent, well-organized, self-starter and able to adapt to change.
  • Ability to develop and implement work processes which contribute to increased efficiencies.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to accurately resolve customer complaints in a diplomatic and professional manner.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to professionally interface with customers and individuals across the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to understand and utilize continuous improvement tools and concepts.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

We are an EEO employer

We offer an attractive salary based on qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.

How to apply: Click here to apply


Black Hills Corp- Utilility Construction Specialist (Monument, CO)

Job Title: Utility Construction Specialist  (31116)
Job Description:
Job Specifications
 

PAY RANGE:    $22 – $28 per hour
Base pay is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities.

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on October 11, 2017.

LOCATION:   Monument, CO

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Design, estimate and manage the construction activities for basic residential customer construction services. Complete forms, design services, update inventory of parts in appropriate electronic system and create customer accounts. Ensure that customer accounts are set up correctly and that tariffs are consistently applied.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:    Manager Utility Construction Planning

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Design, estimate and manage the construction activities for basic residential customer construction services. Complete necessary forms, design services, update inventory of parts in appropriate electronic systems and create customer accounts.
  • Review job types/work in Service Request tool and assign appropriately
  • Utilize various computer programs to prepare estimates and design basic electrical and gas construction jobs including new services, maintenance (including service line replacements and retirements) and third party damages.
  • Ensure that all work on assigned projects is planned so that construction can be accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner. Enter orders in system in order to be scheduled.
  • Explain company construction policies and procedures to customers and work with customers to best satisfy needs.
  • Assist with storm restoration as needed.
  • Provide backup for Utility Construction Planners on work order preparation, customer contact, technical assistance
  • Work with other departments to schedule construction of customer jobs to ensure that customer needs are satisfied to the greatest degree possible.  Coordinate with customer, internal field crews and contractors.
  • Write work orders for 3rd Party Damages 
  • Manage personal area lighting and municipal light installation projects
  • Assure that electric and gas construction complies with company and industry codes and standards.
  • Assure that contractors hired comply with company and OSHA safety rules.
  • Monitor actual cost vs. estimated cost on all work orders; explain and justify significant variances.
  • Assure that company policies, construction standards, work practices and safety practices are followed.
  • Monitor electric and gas crew’s work schedule to maintain efficient use of crews
  • Ensure accurate mapping of facilities
  • Code and approve contractor job invoices

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote culture of safety, compliance, teamwork and continuous improvement.
  • Perform and manage special projects that may be assigned.
  • Exercise appropriate level of independent judgment on Company proprietary and confidential matters.
  • Provide support to other areas of the Company as requested or assigned.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Maintain positive working relationships with all Company employees.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Experience in a utility environment in the areas of construction preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field preferred.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Knowledge of construction design software.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, multi-task environment as a collaborative team member.
  • Independent, well-organized, self-starter and able to adapt to change.
  • Ability to develop and implement work processes which contribute to increased efficiencies.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to accurately resolve customer complaints in a diplomatic and professional manner.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to professionally interface with customers and individuals across the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to understand and utilize continuous improvement tools and concepts.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

We are an EEO employer

We offer an attractive salary based on qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.

How to apply: Click here to apply


Black Hills Corp- Financial Analyst II (Denver, CO)

Job Title: Financial Analyst II  (31038)
Job Description:
Job Specifications
 

SALARY RANGE:  $49,500 – $64,380
Base salary is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on August 16, 2017.

LOCATION: Denver, CO

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Directly support the Financial Managers of electric utilities, gas utilities and coal mine in timely and accurate reporting of all financial data, including providing financial reports and presentations required by company management, regulatory and operating companies.  Responsible for the development, analysis, interpretation and communication of statistical and accounting information relating to actual services provided, capital expenditures, and development of operating budgets, strategic plans and forecasts, and related comparative reporting.  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Actively participate in the development and preparation of annual budgets, strategic plans and forecasts and develop service billing matrices and methodologies.
  • Administer the financial analysis activities and provide the analysis and interpretation of results related to the allocation models to manager and upper management.
  • Establish strong relationships across the company to advance effective communication and coordination across departments and companies.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all accounting and financial reports for management operations review and regulatory reporting.  Constantly seek ways to improve the participation with all departments, in the use of accounting information for planning and problem solving purposes.
  • Prepare the reconciliation, month end close and variance analysis process for Financial Managers.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Must maintain good working relationships with co-workers, employees, supervisor, upper management, internal audit and external audit.
  • Must communicate effectively at all organizational levels. 

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the financial or statistical activities of a company.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Prior experience in utility or energy related industry preferred.
  • Strong Excel and/or database capabilities required.
  • Experience working with Hyperion Essbase and Hyperion Planning a plus.
  • Experience working with a large accounting software system – PeopleSoft Experience a plus.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Good interpersonal skills. 
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong computer and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a deadline driven environment.
  • Must be able to travel approximately once a month.

CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS:

  • Level I CFA desired but not required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

EEO Employer, Race, Gender, Veterans, Disability

We offer an attractive salary based on qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.

How to apply: Click here to apply


Black Hills Corp- Compressor/Pipeline Technician I (Meeker, CO)

Job Title: Compressor/Pipeline Technician I  (30925)
Job Description:
Job Specifications
 

PAY RANGE:    $22 – $28 per hour
Base pay is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on August 17, 2017.

LOCATION:      Meeker, CO

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
The Operations Specialist facilitates the maintenance and repair of the company’s distribution and transmission assets.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Supervisor, Gas Transmission

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for installing, relocating, replacing, maintaining and repairing gas lines. Inspect pipeline and structural welding required for construction and maintenance of Company facilities including the installation, operation and maintenance of distribution and transmission facilities.
  • Ensure the cost effective and efficient performance of all pipelines, valves and other related facilities.
  • Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment, including pipeline right-of-way, including, but not limited to excavation, repairing, coating and backfilling pipelines, concrete work, painting, building erection, weed control, etc.
  • Locate and mark facilities per Company Damage Prevention Program and One-Call procedures prior to and during encroachments and excavations.
  • Perform pipeline patrols, population density surveys, leak detection surveys and inspection per company procedures.
  • Coordinate local Damage Prevention activities.
  • Provide oversight and inspection to ensure asset protection and compliance with company procedures of excavation activities near pipeline facilities.
  • Responsible for inspection duties per Company policies including: completion of required documentation, as-built drawings, contractor oversight and supervision, act as Company representative during construction activities, report progress to Operations Management and ensure proper reporting and compliance with Safety and Environmental policies.
  • Participates in quality emergency responder programs.
  • Represent the Company during contacts with landowner/tenant, public official, emergency official and local organization (i.e. One-Call, Pipeline Group, Soil Conservation, etc.) meetings.
  • Inspect/oversee the construction and /or maintenance activities performed by third parties.
  • Train and oversee company and third party personnel as required (i.e. personnel in progression, contractors, visitors, etc.)
  • Perform governmental compliance activities (PHMSA, State Agencies, EPA, USFS, etc.)
  • Perform mapping, record keeping and data entry duties per company policies.
  • Identify report and correct safety and environmental concerns.
  • Participate in the development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, project scopes and work plans.
  • Complete all applicable documentation and record keeping.
  • Perform all work in compliance with Company Standards, procedures, regulatory and tariff requirements.
  • Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.
  • Other duties as required.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Other duties as required.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Maintain professional working relations with external and internal customers.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Have experience in line locating.
  • General knowledge of regulators and relief valves found on project lines and main lines and general meter sets.
  • Detailed knowledge of natural gas distribution, transmission and gathering pipeline system operations.
  • Knowledge of operating costs and best practices associated with natural gas pipeline operations, and the ability to estimate pipeline jobs, provide developer/contractor bids and complete AFE requests.
  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids in high and low pressure systems.
  • Knowledge of Company policies, procedures and practices and regulatory and tariff requirements.Experience in the operation and maintenance of compressor and auxiliary equipment, engines, motors, cooling equipment, pump stations, pumps, dehydration equipment and process equipment.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of working in solitary work environments as well as within work groups.
  • Customer focus.
  • Required to carry a company-provided cell phone/pager, and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
  • Depending on work situations, travel will be required. Working out of town with overnight stays is anticipated.
  • Be available for and provide emergency response after regular business hours which may require carrying a communication device.
  • Basic computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, operating systems, company software, etc.)
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals, etc.)
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and diagrams.
  • Must be able to work within a team, take direction from supervisor(s), prioritize work schedule, and focus attention to details, follow rules/procedures and work with an open and positive attitude,

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Achieve and maintain all Operator Qualifications and progression requirements applicable to the job classification.
  • This position performs tasks that are defined as safety-sensitive and is subject to DOT workplace drug & alcohol testing.

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

  • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions.
  • This position requires the use of a self-contained breathing apparatus.


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