Black Hills Service Co. Utility Specialist in Monument, Colorado

Job SpecificationsPAY RANGE: $17 - $22 per hourBase pay is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of theapplicant.CLOSING DATE: This position will close on August 18, 2018.LOCATION: Monument, COPRIMARY FUNCTION:Accurately read and record gas meter readings following an establishedschedule.REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Field Operations SupervisorESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Report apparent irregularities in metering or in gas use.Report gas leaks on service lines, broken meters and service seals which areobserved in the course of work.Promote safety in all phases of the operations.Perform leak detection.Promote the Company service plans.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Provide requested after hours (on-call) services as required.Provide operational support to install, remove and replace gas meters,complete meter routines and turn-on and shut-off activities as needed.Contact customers concerning collection on delinquent accounts as needed.Perform other assigned tasks as required.WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:Develop and maintain favorable public relations with the consumer and promotecompany image.EXPERIENCE:Previous meter reading experience is beneficial.EDUCATION:High school diploma or equivalent.KNOWLEDGE:Familiarity of Black Hills service territory and the surrounding area.SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:Ability to accurately read meters and enter reads on keyboard.Good customer relation skills.Ability to be flexible and work where needed.Computer skills desirable.Excellent team and interpersonal skills required.CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS:Mech IV license must be obtained within the first year of employment.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:May receive company training in gas operations or appliance repair.Valid driver's license required.Must live within 30 min from the base service center.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Applicant must be able to perform the essential job functions of the positionwith or without 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 35+ lbs.; Occasionally 40 lbs. and occasionallyside lifting.Lifting tools, equipment and appliances floor to waist, overhead, waistto shoulder and horizontal.Prolonged loaded and unloaded forward flexion, extension, lateral flexionand rotation of the neck and spine are required.Reaching - occasionally above and below shoulder height.Ability to navigate uneven terrain, in all types of weather, to and fromvehicle to site.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.Walking in all terrains, in all types of weather up to 5 miles per day.The information contained in this position description describes the generalnature and level of work being performed in this job. This description is notintended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, andrequirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible forperforming all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safework procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intendedto constitute an offer or contract of employment. Job descriptions may and dochange periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargainingunit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unitagreement will apply.We are an EEO EmployerEEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled