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Black Hills Energy Gas Operations Technician in Castle Rock, Colorado

Job SpecificationsThis important role safely performs general gas distribution systemmaintenance, operation and construction work.SALARY RANGE: $20.58 - $30.99 per hour (Determined by theknowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Gas Operations SupervisorLOCATION: Castle Rock, ColoradoTo learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on ourcareer website.Must live within 30 minutes of reporting location.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Provide recommendations on proper material type and size to accommodate loadrequirements 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 toconstruction activities.Proficient in underground line locating.Gas measurement, pressure regulation and over pressure protectioninstallations.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 andproper material accounting.Perform hot line tapping of mains and services of various sizes and type byselection of proper equipment and using correct procedures.Perform leak repair on underground facilities using approved repair methodsand materials based on type of sizes of mains and services.Perform pressure testing of facilities to ensure integrity and satisfy companyand Regulatory requirements.Perform proper above grade corrosion control by application of recommendedpainting techniques and material, also below grade corrosion control andanode installation surface preparation and coating applications.Maintain familiarity with steel welding procedures to evaluate quality to meetcompany standard.Inspect and monitor construction activities of gas contract constructioncrews.Maintain certification and perform plastic fusion of mains and services andproper installation of mechanical fittings.General maintenance on facilities.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Other duties as required.QUALIFICATIONS:High school diploma or equivalent required.Previous utility or HVAC experience preferred.Must be able to pass PE Fusion certificationKNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:Comprehensive understanding of gas operating safety procedures.Familiarity of Black Hills construction standards and procedures.Ability to effectively prioritize projects and equipment needs whilemaintaining a rigorous construction activity schedule.A demonstrated mechanical ability, the ability to read and understandoperation manuals and has a working knowledge of regulators, meters, andpipefitting and gas operations.Ability to remain calm and make effective spontaneous decision duringemergency situations that may affect the safety of the general public,contractors and other employees.Effective customer interaction and resolution skills.MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:The mental and physical demands described here are representative of thosethat must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oraland/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routinefactual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing jobfunctions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously(67% or more) required to: stand, walk, balance, bend orstoop, crawl, work at elevated heights, maintain eye and handcoordination, maintain finger and hand dexterity, hear, rotate andextend neck, maintain body posture, reach, talk, and have visualacuity to operate machines and equipment. Employee is frequently(34-66%) required to: access low and high areas with additionalequipment,

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