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Maintenance Technician

Location: Blytheville, AR, United States
Job ID: 34010
Date Posted: Mar 31, 2022
Salary: $21.08 to $31.75 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

As a Maintenance Technician you will perform mechanical installation and subsequent repair and maintenance of pipelines for natural gas utility.

PAY RANGE: $21.08 - $31.75 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Gas Operations Supervisor

LOCATION:  Blytheville, Arkansas

  • Must live within 35 minutes of reporting location.


  • Responsible for installing, relocating, replacing, maintaining and repairing gas lines.
  • Inspect pipeline and structural welding required for construction and maintenance of Company facilities including the installation, operation and maintenance of distribution and transmission facilities.
  • Estimate pipeline jobs, provide developer/contractor bids and complete AFE requests.
  • Coordinate schedules, safety programs & communications, and assist in qualification evaluation.
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.


  • Responsible for inventory and compliance reporting.
  • Achieve and maintain all Operator Qualifications and requirements applicable to the job classification.
  • May be required to carry a company-provided cell phone, work non-traditional hours as needed, and respond or be on stand-by during non-working hours, especially related to company emergencies. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • No experience required. Training provided.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Federal, State or Local certifications where required to perform work.
  • Must be able to obtain a CDL within the first 90 days of employment.


  • Previous utility and construction experience is helpful.
  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids and high-pressure systems.
  • Knowledge of load sizing for measurement.
  • Knowledge of operating cost associated with the equipment in area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of basic properties of metals.
  • Knowledge of micrometers, calipers, and thickness testing equipment operations.
  • General knowledge of regulators and relief valves found on project lines and main lines and general meter sets.
  • Ability to become familiar with company policies and practices, and regulatory and tariff requirements.
  • Ability to interact positively with customers and respond to customer inquiries.
  • Capability 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 hand dig and expose other utilities.
  • Ability to operate and maintain equipment such as a backhoe, trenchers and other digging equipment.
  • Ability to run pipeline construction equipment.
  • Ability to deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and integrity.
  • Maintain regular, diligent attendance and a consistently high level of performance.
  • Ability to work from written and verbal instructions.
  • Basic math and digital literacy.
  • Ability to lead and interpret job related blueprints and diagrams.
  • Job planning and prioritizing.

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: Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 25 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 agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 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, 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.

We are 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: 21.08 to 31.75
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