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Apprentice to Journeyman Gas Combo Welder Fitter

Northwestern Energy Huron, SD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

NORTHWESTERN ENERGY

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING: JOB REQUISITION #3026

POSTING DATES: February 17, 2020 through March 2, 2020

Title

Apprentice to Journeyman Gas Combo Welder Fitter

(1104 Combination Welder Fitter preferred)

Department/Division

Distribution Operations

Work Location

Huron, SD

Guidepost

Union Rate ($24.00 to 41.78)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical

Required

Drug Test

Required

Background Check

Required

Relocation Benefit

Negotiable

SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION

The Journeyman Gas Fitter performs operations, maintenance and construction tasks on natural gas distribution systems. The Journeyman Gas Fitter performs service work on Company equipment and in customers' homes. The Journeyman Gas Fitter is certified to weld steel pipes and fittings and fuse plastic pipe and fittings that are part of the gas distribution system.

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives
  • Communicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situations
  • Participate in on-call rotation schedules, work evenings and weekend shifts'especially in response to acute service needs
  • Respond to natural gas emergencies, complete gas construction activities, and perform service work as needed
  • Interact with the public
  • Operate hand tools and heavy equipment including backhoes and trenchers
  • Hand-shovel dirt to dig and backfill trenches
  • Install pipe, wrap pipes and joints
  • Weld steel pipe in accordance with Appendix C of 49 CFR, Part 192
  • Fuse plastic pipe, clean joints for clamping, operate fusion tools
  • Install meters and regulators
  • Use blueprints and advanced skilled knowledge to fabricate, service and construct gas lines
  • Use tapping equipment to tap and stop-off gas lines
  • Complete all documentation for project planning and completion
  • Perform service-related work including but not limited to the following: meter reading, working with customers in their homes, gas leak checks, CO checks, appliance checks, high bill complaint investigations, disconnecting and reestablishing services (electric and gas turn-off/on), and locating gas and electric facilities
  • Conduct scheduled leak surveys, operate various leak detection equipment
  • Organize equipment and perform regular and preventative maintenance work as a team member to safely and efficiently complete work activities
  • Maintain situational and safety awareness at all times and communicate as needed to maintain safety and efficiency
  • Perform individual lifts and manipulate needed equipment weighing up to 75 pounds
  • Drive to job locations; tow trailers
  • Maintain Company buildings and facilities at work locations, including shop upkeep and snow removal
  • Adapt to technological changes as they are implemented

Marginal Work Functions

*These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.

  • Drive to installation locations*
  • Adapt to technological changes as they are implemented*
  • Perform service-related work including but not limited to the following: meter reading, working with customers in their homes, gas leaka checks, CO checks, appliance checks, high bill complaint investigations, reestablishing services (electric and gas turn-on), and lighting pilot lights*
  • Organize equipment and perform regular and preventative maintenance
  • Weld Steel pipe in accordance with the requirements of API 1104
  • Locate gas line service accurately
  • In accordance with CBA, assume leadership role overseeing all aspects of the project and in response to emergency situations

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Journeyman Gas Fitter or equivalent required
  • Propane Natural Gas Vocational training preferred
  • Successfully Complete NWE Gas Operator Qualification program within 6 months to ensure qualification to perform assigned tasks including recognizing and reacting to abnormal operating conditions as specified in Title 49 CFR, Part 192
  • Pass and maintain 49 CFR Part 192 welding certification on a yearly basis; API 1104 Certification Preferred
  • Valid Commercial Driver's License and satisfactory driving record
  • Must complete First Aid/CPR Certification within 6 months of hire
  • Complete NWE HAZMAT program within 6 months of hire
  • Ability to become weld certified and plastic fusion certified within 6 months
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn applicable codes and safety rules and regulations
  • Commitment to safe working practices and knowledge of safety policies/procedures
  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • Respond from home to primary work location within 15 minutes

SELECTION PROCESS

When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

External applicants should apply online at http://www.northwesternenergy.com. Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at job.inquiries@northwestern.com.

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job # 3026

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.



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