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Utility Specialist

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Location: Papillion, NE, United States
Job ID: 34641
Date Posted: Mar 10, 2023
Salary: $21.71 to $32.72 Hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

The Utility Specialist position is primarily focused on learning the natural gas utility and locating underground gas facilities.  This position provides many growth opportunities to learn and develop skills within the field of natural gas operations and maintenance.

SALARY RANGE:  $21.71 - $32.72 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Operations Supervisor

LOCATION: Papillion, Nebraska   

  • Must live within 30 minutes from reporting location.


  • Locate underground facilities.
  • Report gas leaks on service lines, broken meters and service seals which are observed in the course of work. 
  • Installation of Natural Gas meters.
  • Promote safety in all phases of the operations.
  • Perform leak detection.
  • Promote the Company service plans.
  • 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.
  • May receive company training in gas operations or appliance repair.


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


  • Familiarity of Black Hills service territory and the surrounding area.
  • 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.

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 for more information.   

Wage: 21.71 to 32.72
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