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Field Measurement Technician or Senior Technician

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO, United States
Job ID: 34186
Date Posted: May 31, 2022
Salary: $25.94 to $38.89 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

As the Field Measurement Technician, you will perform the installation, removal, adjustment, repair and maintenance of meters, regulators, electronic equipment, valves, instruments including TBS (Town Border Stations) DRS (District Regulator Stations) Orifice plate meters, Chromatograph, Spectra Sensors, H2S, H2O analyzers and all Large Capacity customer meters in a safe and efficient manner consistent with company policies and procedures.

WAGE RANGE:   Determined by the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant.

  • Technician:  $29.18 – $43.65 per hour
  • Senior Technician:  $32.09 – 48.22 per hour

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Operations Supervisor

LOCATION:  Glenwood Springs, Colorado


  • Test and calibrate large volume meters, gauges, and instruments.
  • Conduct annual Town Border Station inspections.
  • Conduct annual District Regulator Stations inspections.
  • Witness testing of metering stations.
  • Size meters, relief valves and regulators for all types of applications.
  • Make recommendation to regions on what equipment needs upgraded or repaired for safety, code compliance or improved measurement.
  • Install or trouble-shooting telemetry with support from other field operations.
  • Install and troubleshoot SCADA equipment with guidance from Gas Control. Conduct orifice plate meter inspections.


  • Perform other assigned tasks as required.


  • Level I:  Minimum of one (1) year of experience inspecting and testing large volume meters, regulators and instruments or equivalent experience is required.
  • Senior Level:  Minimum of four (4) years of experience inspecting and testing large volume meters, regulators and instruments or equivalent experience is required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


  • Knowledge of meter and regulator operation beneficial.
  • Solid understanding of mainframe environment, PC knowledge and applicable software is helpful.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and cooperate with coworkers.
  • Writing skills vital to prepare accurate paperwork.
  • Analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Mechanical ability.
  • Highly organized, flexible.

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, dependable, 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 up to 15% (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 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 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: 25.94 to 38.89
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