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Equipment and Controls Technician I

Location: Ozark, AR, United States
Job ID: 34624
Date Posted: Jan 23, 2023
Salary: $29.18 to $43.65 Hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

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

SALARY RANGE: $30.05 - $44.95 per hour (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Gas Operations Supervisor

LOCATION:  This position can be located in Fayetteville, Arkansas or Ozark, Arkansas.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • No experience required. Training provided.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • 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.

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 discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, 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.  If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit  careers.blackhillsenergy.com for more information.   

Wage: 29.18 to 43.65
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