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Measurement Technician (UN747)

Location: Riverton, WY, United States
Job ID: 32991-1A
Date Posted: Jul 28, 2020

Job Description

Job Specifications

The Measurement Technician ensures the safe and successful installation, preventive maintenance and subsequent repair of company facilities, electronic measurement devices, and SCADA devices.

SALARY GRADE:   Determined by current Collective Bargaining Agreement

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Gas Operations Supervisor

LOCATION:   Riverton, Wyoming

  • Candidate must live in a location not to exceed 20 minutes from their reporting location.
  • To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining all phases of mechanical, pneumatic and electronic measurement, and measurement control equipment including the installation, operation and maintenance of all gas pipeline related facilities.
  • Perform mapping, record keeping and data entry duties per company policies.
  • Identify report and correct safety and environmental concerns.
  • Participate in the development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, project scopes and work plans.
  • Complete all applicable documentation and record keeping.
  • Perform all work in compliance with Company Standards, procedures, regulatory and tariff requirements.
  • Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.
  • Inspect/oversee the construction and /or maintenance activities performed by third parties.
  • Train and oversee company and third-party personnel as required (i.e. personnel in progression, contractors, visitors, etc.).
  • Other duties as required. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience with mechanical, pneumatic and electronic equipment used in gas measurement and control.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of AGA measurement standards and ability to apply gas laws.
  • Knowledge of gas chromatography, both theory and application.
  • Working knowledge of various components of measurement error.
  • Working knowledge of revenue streams associated with meter stations within area of responsibility.
  • General knowledge of regulators and relief valves found on project lines and main lines and general meter sets.
  • Job planning and prioritizing.
  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids and high-pressure systems.
  • Knowledge of company policies and practices, and regulatory and tariff requirements.
  • Intermediate computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, operating systems, company software).
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals).
  • Working knowledge of National Electric Codes.
  • 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.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and diagrams.
  • 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.
  • This position performs tasks that are defined as safety-sensitive and is subject to DOT workplace drug & alcohol testing.
  • Must be able to respond to emergency situations not to exceed 20 minutes from their reporting location.
  • This position requires the use of a self-contained breathing apparatus.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

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 up to 15% travel (e.g. 3.5 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job, and the employee must have the ability to drive and have proper licensing.

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 Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We make all employment decisions without regard to an applicant or employee's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, creed, disability, age, veteran status or any other protected class.

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