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Gas Operations Supervisor

Location: Manchester, IA, United States
Job ID: 34759
Date Posted: May 25, 2023
Salary: $90250 to $148750 Annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

In this important role you will effectively lead a service and operations workforce, focusing on obtaining organizational objectives within the guidelines of providing safe, reliable natural gas utility service to customers.

SALARY RANGE:   $90,250 - $148,750 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Gas Operations Manager

LOCATION: Manchester, Iowa

  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process.


  • Proactively promote and lead safety initiatives in all phases of operations and in compliance with DOT, State, and Company standards. 
  • Supervise, schedule, train, and develop front-line employees performing work in the areas of construction, maintenance, appliance repair, and customer and administrative support.
  • Manage employee & labor relations issues at the operational level, with assistance from Human Resources.   
  • Lead all aspects of and ensure the completion of all regulated/mandated work.  
  • Respond to and resolve customer requests and issues while providing top tier customer service. 
  • Actively participate in maintaining favorable community relations. 
  • Actively sponsor or lead continuous improvement efforts and build a positive environment that empowers all employees to continuously improve.
  • Make daily decisions that positively impact capital and maintenance programs including external contractors.   
  • Respond to emergency situations and participate in the emergency on-call rotation schedule.


  • Provide technical, financial, and operational expertise.   
  • Maintain training records and compliance documentation.  
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Minimum of (3) three years of utility industry, gas operations, or other relevant experience required.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Strong leadership skills including coaching and engaging employees.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.  
  • Ability to connect with a wide variety of audiences.   
  • Ability to be effective in a fast-paced environment.   
  • Financial management, budgetary, planning, and forecasting skills.   
  • Ability to independently manage multiple tasks.  
  • Strong problem resolution and project management skills.   
  • Proficient computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software).   
  • Ability to participate in cross-functional teams and manage external contractors.   
  • Excellent collaboration and customer service skills.

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: 90250 to 148750
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