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Lead Maintenance Technician

Location: Ozark, AR, United States
Job ID: 33745
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2021
Salary: $25.31 to $37.96 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

Perform mechanical installation and subsequent repair and maintenance of pipelines for natural gas utility. Under minimal supervision provides site direction on project work and coordinates all worksite responsibilities, ensuring the accurate materials are available and in use.

SALARY RANGE:   $25.31 - $37.96 per hour (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Supervisor, Operations

LOCATION: Ozark, Arkansas   

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  • Lead crew in the installation, maintenance and repair of gas mains and services in compliance with regulatory and company policies.
  • Connect with Supervisors and Field Coordinators to effectively direct job site work and train and develop crew members.
  • Complete all applicable and required documentation and record keeping.
  • Account for all job materials and maintains equipment assigned to crew.
  • Reviews project plans and work orders prior to beginning job site work.
  • Administer safety practices in the field.
  • Control lost time to increase production and ensure efficient use of work day.
  • Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, regulatory and tariff requirements.
  • Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.


  • Regularly use spreadsheets, database and word processing software, and periodically learn new programs.
  • Responsible for inventory and compliance reporting.
  • 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.


  • Minimum of (3) years of experience in natural gas pipeline maintenance and installation required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
  • Ability to operate and maintain equipment such as a backhoe, trenchers, and other digging and pipeline construction equipment.
  • Strong leadership capabilities.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with co-workers, customers and others and respond to customer inquiries.
  • 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. 

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in a field job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: 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: 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: 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 a 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). Willing to travel occasionally (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 (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: 25.31 to 37.96
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