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Maintenance Specialist 1 (74NE)

Location: Holdrege, NE, United States
Job ID: 34659
Date Posted: Jan 16, 2023

Job Description

Job Specifications

The Maintenance Specialist will safely perform mechanical installation and subsequent repair and maintenance for a retail natural gas utility.

WAGE: $24.25 - $37.94 per hour (Determined by current Collective Bargaining Agreement)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Gas Operations Supervisor

LOCATION: Holdrege, Nebraska

  • Must live within 60 minutes of reporting location.


  • Responsible for installing, relocating, replacing, maintaining and repairing gas lines.
  • Inspect pipeline and structural welding required for construction and maintenance of Company facilities including the installation, operation and maintenance of distribution and transmission facilities.
  • Proficient operations of equipment and tools associated with everyday work.
  • Perform and document pipeline safety maintenance activities.


  • Must maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
  • May be required to work non-traditional hours as needed.
  • May be required to carry a company-provided cell phone/pager and be available to respond during working hours; may be required to respond during non-working hours, especially related to company emergencies.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Experience in natural gas system maintenance and construction preferred.
  • Secondary education or equivalent experience preferred.


  • Basic mechanical and construction skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids, and high-pressure systems.
  • General knowledge of regulatory and relief valves found on project lines, main lines, and general meter sets.
  • Knowledge of company policies and practices, and regulatory and tariff requirements desirable.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Possess basic computer and math skills.
  • Ability to work with and around combustible or flammable gas, liquids and high-pressure systems.
  • Ability to interface directly with customers professionally providing a high degree of customer satisfaction.

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.   

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