Southern Company Pressure Control Technician, I, II, II or Specialist in Doral, Florida

Pressure Control Technician, I, II, II or Specialist

Description

Please note that this position is being posted as part of a job family.

The position may be filled as either the Tech I, Pressure Control (Grade D), Operator, Tech II, Pressure Control (Grade E), Tech III, Pressure Control (Grade F) or Pressure Specialist (Grade H). Individuals who demonstrate advanced skills in terms of work experience, education, assessment scores and/or certifications may be eligible for the advanced positions.

Tech I, Pressure Control:

Basic Function:

Member of a team responsible for inspecting, troubleshooting, and maintaining the Company’s district and city gate regulator stations in SOPS. Responsible for the inspection and maintenance program of the Company’s emergency valves. Performs compliance inspections of regulator stations and emergency valves per federal guidelines. .

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

• As an entry level member of the team, assists with the following:

• Compliance inspections of regulator stations and emergency valves.

• Monitoring and adjustment of station pressures during cold weather.

• Monitoring system pressures as needed during pipeline blow down and purging procedures

• The startup of new stations associated with new business extensions.

• Supporting local service centers during internal and external operations audits.

Tech II, Pressure Control:

Basic Function:

Member of a team responsible for inspecting, troubleshooting, and maintaining the Company’s district and city gate regulator stations in SOPS. Responsible for the inspection and maintenance program of the Company’s emergency valves. Performs compliance inspections of regulator stations and emergency valves per federal guidelines.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assists in conducting external inspections of direct operated regulator stations.

• Assists in conducting external inspections of basic designed pilot operated regulator stations.

• Performs emergency valve inspections.

• Performs leak testing of regulator stations.

• Assists with the startup of new stations associated with new business extensions.

• Assists in in the rebuilding and testing of regulators, relief valves, and control loops

• Supports local service centers during internal and external operations audits.

Tech III, Pressure Control

Basic Function:

Member of a team responsible for inspecting, troubleshooting, and maintaining the Company’s district and city gate regulator stations in SOPS. Responsible for the inspection and maintenance program of the Company’s emergency valves. Performs compliance inspections of regulator stations and emergency valves per federal guidelines. Also, as needed, performs inspection, maintenance and troubleshooting of valves and regulation equipment at Power Plant facilities.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

• Able to independently perform annual compliance inspections (internal/external) of district and city gate regulator stations and emergency valves

• Conduct internal inspections of direct operated regulator stations.

• Conduct internal inspections of pilot loaded regulator stations.

• Conduct turn-on procedures for all area assigned regulator stations.

• Conduct bypass procedures for routine regulator station inspections, cold weather monitoring and when performing emergency bypass operations

• Conduct troubleshooting abilities (intermediate proficiency). includes knowledge of pressure ranges and applications for all types of manufacturer pressure control devices approved for AGLR use including regulators, relief valves and control valves. Ability to assist in the diagnosis of equipment failure root causes and implement the problem resolutions.

• Rebuild and test regulators, relief valves, and control loops

• Complete work orders in Arm Mobile/WMIS.

• Use Mobile GIS to obtain system operational information.

• Supports local Service Centers during internal and external operations audits.

Specialist, Pressure

Basic Function:

Leads a crew responsible for inspecting, troubleshooting, and maintaining the Company’s district and city gate stations in SOPS as well as performing work at power plants. Responsible for the inspection and maintenance program of the Company’s emergency valves. Performs compliance inspections of regulator stations and emergency valves.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities

• Extensive knowledge of the natural gas system, system pressures, and various regulator station designs to include but not limited to: wide open monitor configuration stations, working monitor configuration stations, full relief configuration stations, farm tap stations, building wall (commercial application) stations, and single & parallel run configuration stations, feed , and parallel run. Takes ownership of maintaining and protecting the integrity of local emergency districts, double cuts, and passive/working monitors in assigned area.

• Responsible for all job duties related pressure control for assigned service area. This includes but is not limited to the following:

• Maintain and perform annual compliance inspections (internal/external) of district and city gate regulator stations and emergency valves

• Maintain and inspect tap heaters (as required)

• Maintain and inspect odorizers (as required).

• Rebuild and test regulators, relief valves, and control loops.

• Maintains pressure control records for assigned area.

• Schedule and maintain records for all calibration required equipment

• Takes ownership of maintaining and protecting the integrity of local emergency districts.

• Works with engineering design to ensure the size of emergency districts are manageable and held within the regulatory standards.

• Ensure pipeline projects do not eliminate critical valves.

• Locations of valves are logical.

• Emergency manuals are maintained.

• Maps and records are maintained.

• Assist Field Operations and Construction Operations during mass outages and large capital projects requiring pressure control expertise.

• Responsible for cold weather monitoring and performing emergency bypass operations in assigned area. Must have knowledge and experience to properly understand pressure issues of assigned systems in order to forecast problem areas and be proactive in assessments and solutions.

• Troubleshoots customer gas pressure complaints; analyzes and resolves problems or recommends solutions.

• Extensive knowledge of pressure ranges and applications for all types of manufacturer pressure control devices approved for AGLR use.

• In-depth knowledge of pressure control devices internal components.

• Assist leadership team with Forecast for annual O&M budget requests for assigned area pressure control activities.

• Assist Corporate Engineering with Modeling of local pressure systems.

• Assist Engineering Design with annual forecast for assigned area pressure related capital projects.

Tech I, Pressure Control Skills:

Education and Experience:

Required:

• High School Diploma or GED

• 1-2 years in gas distribution operations

• Or

Equivalent academic education and experience

Skills:

Required :

• Possess and demonstrate mechanical aptitude with emphasis on regulators, relief and valves

• Good working knowledge of various hand tools and their uses

• Computer skills for working in (Excel, Word, Outlook)

Within 12 months of job entry must pass the Pressure Control Tech I examination and be able to:

• Demonstrate basic knowledge of regulators.

• Identify types of direct operated regulators.

• Identify types of pilot loaded regulators.

• Identify types of Company used valves.

• Explain basic concepts of regulator station orientation.

• Demonstrate basic knowledge of pressure system classes: Low Pressure (LP), Medium Pressure (MP), and HP Pressure (HP).

• Demonstrate knowledge of common terminology related to pressure control and gas distribution.

Certifications/Licenses:

Required:

• Must possess a valid state Driver’s license\

• Ability to obtain a CDL (class A) within 6 months

Tech II, Pressure Control Skills:

Education and Experience:

Required:

• High School Diploma or GED

• 3-5 years in gas distribution operations

• 1 year experience as Pressure Control Tech I

Or

Equivalent academic education and experience

Skills:

Required:

• Possess and demonstrate mechanical aptitude with emphasis on regulators, relief valves, and valves

• Good working knowledge of various hand tools and their uses

• Computer skills for working in (Excel, Word, Outlook)

Within 12 months of job entry must pass the Pressure Control Tech II examination and be able to:

• Can identify components of Company approved regulators.

• Can explain components of a natural gas distribution system.

• Demonstrates safety requirements in establishing a job site setup.

• Demonstrates basic knowledge of GIS and ARM mobile.

Certifications/Licenses:

Required:

• Must possess a valid state Driver’s license

• Ability to obtain a CDL (class A) within 6 months

Tech III, Pressure Control Skills:

Education and Experience:

Required:

• High School Diploma or GED

• 3-5 years in gas distribution operations

• 1 year experience as Pressure Control Tech II

Or

Equivalent academic education and experience

Skills:

Required:

• Possess and demonstrate mechanical aptitude with emphasis on regulators, relief valves, and valves

• Good working knowledge of various hand tools and their uses

• Intermediate knowledge of AGL systems: AR, CTS, WMIS, ERX, OASYS, Mobile GIS

• Intermediate knowledge of assigned area’s system MAOPs and OPM regulator station operation and design.

• Computer skills for working in (Excel, Word, Outlook)

Within 12 months of job entry must pass the Pressure Control Tech III examination and be able to:

• Explain pressure systems in assigned areas.

Certifications/Licenses:

Required:

• Must possess a valid state Driver’s license

• Ability to obtain a CDL (class A) within 6 months

Specialist, Pressure Control Skills:

Education and Experience:

Required:

• High School Diploma or GED

• 3-5 years in gas distribution operations

• 2 years’ experience as Pressure Control Tech III

Or

Equivalent academic education and experience

Skills:

Required:

• Possess and demonstrate mechanical aptitude with emphasis on regulators, relief valves, and valves

• Computer skills for working in (Excel, Word, Outlook) and AGL systems: CTS, WMIS, ERX, OASYS, Mobil GIS

• Excellent knowledge of AGL systems: CTS, WMIS, ERX, OASYS, Mobil GIS

• Excellent knowledge of assigned area’s system MAOPs and OPM regulator station operation and design.

• Ability to perform sizing calculations for regulators, relief valves, and meters

• Ability to analyze and interpret manufacturer technical and product bulletins

• Excellent Communication skills (verbal and written)

Certifications/Licenses:

Required:

• Must possess a valid state Driver’s license

• Ability to obtain a CDL (class A) within 6 months

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Gas Pipeline Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Florida-Metro Miami-Doral

Operating Company: Florida City Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 100 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

City Gas Company of Florida (4045Doral)

4045 NW 97th Avenue

Doral, 33178

Req ID: GAS2000653