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Natural Gas Technician I

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$15.09 per hour minimum rate
  • Posted Date:02/28/2020


Assists in the repair, replacement and installation of gas utility lines, meters, outlets, and regulators; locates gas mains and services.; investigates gas leaks and conducts inspections; assists in the repair, replacement, and installation of gas utility lines, meters, outlets, regulators, and related facilities; locates gas mains and services; fits taps and fuses pipe; assists with pipe welding; repairs damaged coatings; assists in conducting leak surveys, cathodic protection surveys, casing surveys, and patrolling pipelines; assists with rectifier readings; assists with checking pressures and downloads pressure recordings; checks interruptible consumption; records atmospheric corrosion data; assists with testing odorant levels on gas system for federal regulations; assists with general corrosion and atmospheric corrosion control; assists with valve inspection and repair; assists with inspecting hazardous pipe crossings; connects and disconnects gas service to meter and regulator sets; ensures meters are free of corrosion and properly set; lights pilots; takes pipe to soil potential readings; operates bush hog, backhoe, dump truck, trencher, tamp and related automotive and construction equipment; helps maintain right-of-ways, regulator, and farm tap stations; mows grass, weed eats, trims trees, and picks up debris; assists with installation of anode beds and test stations; digs trenches; digs out, cleans, primes, and coats service risers; and cleans, primes, and paints gas meters to meet federal atmospheric corrosion regulations.

Hours:  Full-time, first shift hours.  Will be required to work outside of normal working hours in stand-by, on-call or other emergency situations.

To Compete in the Selection Process:

High school diploma or equivalent with some experience in the maintenance, repair and/or construction of gas lines and facilities.  General knowledge of the proper and safe use of common hand and specialized power tools required in the work. Ability to understand oral and written instructions; mechanical aptitude and demonstrated effective communications skills.

Special requirement:  Possession of a valid commercial NC Driver’s License and the successful completion of Operator Qualification requirements as defined for Natural Gas Technician I within two years of employment.  Must complete excavation, trenching and shoring, and flagging training within one year of hire.  Valid commercial driver's license in the State of North Carolina, or the ability to obtain within two years of employment. 

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