• District Technician

    Job Location US-AZ-Bullhead City
    Posting Date 2 weeks ago(11/9/2018 1:11 PM)
    # of Openings
    Customer Service
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    Southern Nevada
  • Position Information

    The District Technician installs, maintains and adjusts Company and customer equipment; provides service to domestic and commercial gas customers; and related gas facilities. This position performs labor and skilled natural gas-related mechanical work independently or as a member of a crew, in accordance with Company construction, customer service, safety and emergency procedures, to install and maintain natural gas pipe facilities and associated equipment. Required to respond to emergencies and implement Incident Command System (ICS).
    This position is regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) under Title 49 CFR Part 382 and Part 40.  Any applicant/employee who performs a DOT covered function or is licensed and would operate a commercial vehicle for the Company will be subject to drug and alcohol testing under the Company’s DOT drug and alcohol testing programs.  Any employment, transfer, or promotion offer made for this position is contingent upon taking and passing a drug test prior to the commencement of the new role.  If an applicant/employee fails the drug test, any offer of employment, transfer, or promotion will be revoked.


    • Act as single point of contact in assigned service area
    • Perform minor service on domestic and commercial appliances including all inspections, adjustments, repairs or the replacement of parts or components within the scope of Company policy and practice
    • Perform meter and regulator installations/maintenance, service and meter set assembly maintenance
    • Perform Encoder Receiver Transmitter (ERT) meter maintenance
    • Establish and discontinue gas service
    • Perform meter reading and complete non-pay/turn-off orders when assigned
    • Use ladders and other equipment necessary for access to single- and multiple-story equipment locations
    • Provide situational-specific work direction during emergency response or SWG Temporary Assignment Pay (TAP) applications
    • Perform labor and skilled mechanical work related to installation, maintenance and operation of natural gas facilities
    • Excavate and backfill trenches, cut and thread pipe, apply various coatings on steel pipe and fittings, read and interpret Company maps, construction drawings, join plastic pipe and fittings using heat fusion, mechanical or solvent cement methods
    • Operate and maintain low pressure control equipment as required
    • Use and maintain protective safety equipment including, but not limited to self-contained breathing devices, flash suits, harnesses and life lines as required
    • Operate large vehicles and equipment such as, but not limited to, crew trucks, backhoes, trenchers, loaders and boom trucks
    • Operate, repair and maintain power and pneumatic/hydraulic equipment including but not limited to generators, pumps, jackhammers, tampers, boring tools as required
    • Operate and maintain leakage detection equipment and conduct leakage surveys as required
    • Operate and maintain pipe and cable locating equipment and locate and mark underground facilities as required
    • Train others as required
    • Perform duties in a manner that is in compliance with Company, local, state and federal regulations, safety and emergency practices and procedures
    • Safely operate and properly maintain work equipment and tools
    • Maintain the proper material supplies; Ensure maintenance of Company vehicles
    • Give assistance and direction to any assigned personnel
    • Must promote good public relations and safety
    • Complete written and electronic Company forms and records in neat, legible, accurate and timely manner
    • Ability to quickly analyze and make critical decisions related to incident response management and work under the Incident Command System (ICS) structure as required
    • Operate various computer equipment
    • Read and interpret Company maps, construction and fabrication drawings
    • Operate and maintain leak detection equipment and conduct leakage surveys as required
    • Operate and maintain pipe and cable locating equipment and locate and mark underground facilities as required
    • Perform atmospheric corrosion identification and complete corrective action
    • May perform odorant checks
    • Respond to emergency line breaks (above/below ground)
    • Perform carbon monoxide investigations
    • Perform emergency response
    • Perform effective customer contact relations
    • Complete high bill investigations
    • Operate Hot change equipment or hot change truck (as applicable)
    • Purging/de-gas
    • Meet and maintain acceptable levels of quality and quantity of work as required
    • May conduct a full range of quality control inspections for gas distribution and transmission work, including line locating, leak survey, as required by state and federal regulations
    • May perform quality control inspection of contracted construction activity to ensure compliance with Company, state and federal regulations
    • May perform quality control inspection on contractor paperwork as required
    • May be required to maintain knowledge of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) processes and requirements
    • May assist supervisor(s) in the timely review, reconciliation and processing of as-built and billing documentation submitted by contractor
    • Perform other duties as assigned
    • Regular and predictable attendance is a condition of employment and is an essential function of the job

    Special Requirements


    Meet and maintain the strenuous physical requirements of the position.

    • Must be able to be on-call.
    • Must be able to be contacted and respond for emergency duty when on-call.
    • Must respond to base location or emergency site within one hour or as division operational needs dictate, subject to Division VP approval, when on-call.
    • May be required to reside in service territory.
    • Must be able to meet requirements to acquire and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and/or other special licenses/certifications.
    • Must be available to perform shift work, staggered work week, including recognized holidays.
    • Must be available to work overtime.
    • Must be able to wear a complete company-issued uniform.
    • Must be able to wear and use all personal protective safety equipment as operating conditions dictate.
    • Must be able to work in another location, district, or department, when required.
    • Must be able to work outdoors, exposed to extremes in temperatures and conditions.
    • May be exposed to natural gas during the course of work.
    • Must successfully complete all aspects of required training.
    • Must comply with company rules of general conduct, Company policies and procedures.
    • Must be able to use a computer.



    Minimum Qualifications

    This position must have mechanical and physical aptitude, as required, to perform assigned duties and the ability to perform all activities associated with position responsibilities and meet all special requirements.  This position must also have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and be able to prioritize workload, multi-task, communicate effectively with internal and external customers, in addition to outside agencies and must have basic computer skills.


    Note:  Employees must pass all written tests and/or hands-on training, or simulations as required for this job classification; this includes all the covered task modules for Operator Qualification. Employees must qualify in all covered tasks in their classification and satisfy all applicable requirements under State and Federal law.



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