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C&M Operations Technician B (UN244)

Location: Lincoln, NE, United States
Job ID: 32788
Date Posted: Mar 13, 2020

Job Description

This important role will perform construction and maintenance functions on the gas distribution system and responds to emergency situations in a safe and efficient manner consistent with company policies and procedures.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:     Gas Operations Supervisor

LOCATION:   Lincoln, NE


  • Install and maintain the gas distribution system in a safe and efficient manner to comply with current company policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and perform work on the distribution system, operates construction equipment, and restores job sites to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Operate and perform routine maintenance on construction equipment, vehicles and tools to ensure maximum utilization and cost effectiveness.
  • Follow company safety policy and training procedures by utilizing safe work and driving habits to ensure customer and employee safety.
  • Complete recordkeeping associated with construction and maintenance operations to ensure that work done is accounted for properly and that accurate up-to-date records are maintained for future reference.
  • Participates in company regulated and non-regulated marketing programs. 


  • Perform other related tasks as apparent or assigned, including but not limited to; line locating, stopping and tapping, customer piping, meter reading, chart changing, lighting appliances, leak investigation and pinpointing, plastic fusion, meter and regulator installations, operation and maintenance of odorant equipment and maintenance of facilities, to ensure efficient operation of the work unit.
  • Perform related functions that support gas distribution and transmission operations in a safe, customer-oriented manner.


  • Previous work experience on natural gas distribution or transmission systems preferred.
  • Previous work experience with construction equipment construction sites preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate’s degree preferred.
  • Must be qualified to perform job tasks as defined by the Department of Transportation and company procedures.  
  • Must have a valid Nebraska driver’s license, and be able to qualify for a Class A CDL license with air brake endorsement, and possess a safe driving record.
  • Employees assigned to this job will be expected to establish residence in the designated location no later than 90 days after accepting the job.


  • Must be thoroughly familiar with Company Operations Procedures, Emergency Procedures, and State and Federal Codes as they apply to the work.
  • Must have thorough working knowledge of company safety procedures, practices and policies.
  • Employees must successfully demonstrate relevant competencies through assessment methods as determined by the company with reasonable inclusion of the union. 
  • Must have positive customer relations orientation including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in person, by telephone, and in writing.


The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: stand, walk, balance, bend or stoop, crawl, work at elevated heights, maintain eye and hand coordination, maintain finger and hand dexterity, hear, rotate and extend neck, maintain body posture, reach, talk, and have visual acuity to operate machines and equipment. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: access low and high areas with additional equipment, ascend/descend stairs, maintain hand and foot coordination, move hands in repetitive motion, kneel, reach above the shoulder, and sit. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to: use a respirator, and sit. Employee must be able to operate job related equipment and tools. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 8-10 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance. 

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include:  Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Work environment: Must be able to occasionally perform work indoors and routinely perform work outdoors in sometimes inclement weather with moderate to high noise level. Worker may be subject to hazards including variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height, or close quarters (i.e., crawl spaces, small enclosed rooms, narrow aisles of passageways).  Must be capable of occasional travel (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.

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 collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 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 incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, 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.

EOE, Including disability/vets.

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