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Shop Measurement Technician (UN204)

Location: Council Bluffs, IA, United States
Job ID: 32829
Date Posted: Mar 10, 2020

Job Description

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.


LOCATION: Council Bluffs, IA


  • 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.

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 routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level, and occasionally outdoors in sometimes inclement weather. 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. 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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