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Equipment and Controls Technician I or Senior

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Location: Hanna, WY, United States
Job ID: 34187
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2022
Salary: $29.18 to $48.22

Job Description

Job Specifications

This important role safely installs and maintains control systems and automation equipment.

WAGE RANGE:   Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

  • Level I:  $29.18 - $43.65
  • Senior Level:  $32.09 - $48.22

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Gas Technical Services Supervisor

LOCATION:  This position may be located in Laramie, Medicine Bow, Rawlins or Sinclair, Wyoming.


  • Installs, inspects, maintains, operates, troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates, and adjusts various pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, electronic, SCADA equipment and Programmable Logic (PLC) control systems and SCADA Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) equipment. 
  • Performs inspection and maintenance (I&M) checks on all control systems.
  • Maintain electrical switch gear and power distribution. 
  • Test, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and calibrate transmission meters, gauges, transmitters and related equipment.
  • Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities control and automation equipment as needed.
  • Oversee electrical construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties.
  • Identify, report, and correct safety and environmental concerns.
  • Complete all applicable documentation and record keeping.
  • Perform all work in compliance with Company Standards, procedures, regulatory and tariff requirements.
  • Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.


  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Level I: No experience required. Training provided.
  • Senior Level: Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


  • Electrical training or equivalent knowledge is helpful. 
  • Understanding of and experience in natural gas measurement and AGA standards. 
  • Experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids and high-pressure systems.
  • Knowledge of operating cost associated with the equipment in area of responsibility.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Intermediate digital literacy.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and ability to work from written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required job schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules. 
  • Ability to operate manual and powered equipment.
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in a field job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously moves about the office and the job sites and operates machines and equipment. Employee frequently accesses low and high areas with additional equipment, ascends/descends stairs, maintains coordination, and engages in repetitive motions (kneeling, reaching). Employee may occasionally use a respirator. Employee operates job related equipment and tools. Employee routinely performs this work for an average of 8-10 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Regular, reliable, and timely attendance is expected. 

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level and occasionally outdoors in sometimes inclement weather. Worker may be subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height or close quarters. Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 29.18 to 48.22
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