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Construction Inspector

Location: Harrison, AR, United States
Job ID: 33670
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2021
Salary: $28.46 to $42.6 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

Responsible for leading all aspects of the general upkeep, maintenance and installation of all facilities and equipment including but not limited to, pipeline right-of-way, excavation, repairs, coating and backfilling pipelines, concrete work, painting, building construction, weed control, etc.

SALARY RANGE:   $28.46 - $42.60 per hour (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Gas Operations Supervisor

LOCATION: Harrison, Arkansas    

  • To learn more about our locations, visit our locations page on our career website. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for ensuring the installation, operation, and maintenance of gas facilities is conducted according to Black Hills O&M Procedures, Engineering Standards and Construction Standards.
  • Locate and mark facilities per Company Damage Prevention Program and One-Call procedures prior to and during encroachments and excavations.
  • Perform pipeline patrols, population density surveys, leak detection surveys and inspection per company procedures.
  • Coordinate local Damage Prevention activities.
  • Provide oversight and inspection to ensure asset protection and compliance with company procedures of excavation activities near pipeline facilities.
  • Participates in quality emergency responder programs.
  • Represent the Company during contacts with landowner/tenant, public official, emergency official and local organization (i.e. One-Call, Pipeline Group, Soil Conservation, etc.) meetings.
  • Perform governmental compliance activities (PHMSA, State Agencies, EPA, USFS, etc.)
  • Perform mapping, record keeping and data entry duties per company policies.
  • Participate in the development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, project prioritization, cost estimates, and work plans.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Compliance and other reporting.
  • Achieve and maintain all Operator Qualifications applicable to the job classification.
  • Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of (2) two years of gas construction or inspection experience required. 
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Experience with job planning and prioritizing. 
  • Knowledge of company policies and practices, and regulatory and tariff requirements. 
  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids and high pressure systems.
  • Experience reading and interpreting instructions. 
  • Knowledge of operating cost associated with the equipment in area of responsibility. 
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
  • Intermediate digital literacy (knowledge of MS office, operating systems, company software),
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals)
  • Ability to work from written and verbal instructions. 
  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.
  • 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 work with and around combustible or flammable gas or liquids.  
  • Ability to operate manual and powered equipment. 
  • Able to interface directly with customers professionally and provide a high degree of customer satisfaction while representing the company in the appropriate manner. 
  • Ability to professionally interact with co-workers. 
  • Required to carry a company-provided cell phone/pager, and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously moves about the office and the job sites and operates machines and equipment. Employee frequently accesses low and high areas with additional equipment, ascends/descends stairs, maintains coordination, and engages in repetitive motions (kneeling, reaching). Employee may occasionally use a respirator. Employee operates job related equipment and tools. Employee routinely performs this work for an average of 8-10 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Regular, reliable, and timely attendance is expected. 

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Light work. The employee is continuously moving about the job site or office space. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of reaching and moving controls exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Work environment: 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 a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height or close quarters. Willing to travel up to 50% (e.g. 2 weeks or 10 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 proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

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 (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 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. 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.

Wage: 28.46 to 42.6
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