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Shop Measurement Technician (UN204)

Location: Council Bluffs, IA, United States
Job ID: 34713
Date Posted: Feb 23, 2023

Job Description

Job Specifications

DISTRICT OFFICE:    Council Bluffs, Iowa

WORK LOCATION:    Council Bluffs, Iowa


  • Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

In this important role you will provide cost effective diaphragm, rotary and/or turbine meter repair and testing services for a six state territory to ensure accurate measurement of gas volumes sold. Duties are to be performed within established company, industry and safety practices, guidelines or procedures.

WAGE RANGE: $25.69 – $31.33 per hour (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)



  • Performs meter tests, determines repair classifications, and calibrates different types and manufactures of diaphragm, rotary and/or turbine meters using automated and computerized proving equipment.
  • Inputs meter data into the system by way of prover mounted keypad and uploads data collected on a PC to the mainframe computer or utilize transfer prover or to test on a daily basis.
  • Trouble shoots and repairs different types and manufactures of diaphragm, rotary and/or turbine meters.
  • Test meters for case leaks, repairs leaks as found and prepares meters for repainting.
  • Completes appropriate documents for the necessary tracking of individual production.
  • Maintains shop equipment associated with job duties. Keeps workplace in a neat and orderly manner. Operates forklift to systematically organize baskets and pallets of meters.
  • Performs quality control inspections on new or remanufactured equipment.
  • Attend safety meetings and other employee training as assigned.
  • Performs other duties, which are similar, related or incidental to this position and may work as directed, in other activities that require skills of a higher classification if qualified, as per Article 15 Section 3.


  • One (1) year experience with trouble shooting and repairing diaphragm meters and on related equipment used to provide meter test and repair services on diaphragm and/or rotary and/or turbine meters or equivalent experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


  • Operational understanding of the workings of diaphragm and/or rotary and/or turbine meters of all manufactures.
  • Knowledge of sonic nozzle prover operation, and/or transfer prover meter calibration, test procedures and practices.
  • Good analytical, mechanical and decision-making skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate workflow with other departments or field location needs.
  • The ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to work in a production atmosphere performing routine or repetitive activities.

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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