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NorthWestern Energy Journeyman Gasman in Brookings, South Dakota

Journeyman Gasman

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  • 21-Sep-2021 to Until Filled (MST)

  • Distributions - SD/NE

  • Brookings, SD, USA

  • Regular Full Time

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POSTING DATES: September 21 through Open Until Filled


Journeyman Gasman


Distribution Operations

Work Location

Brookings, SD


$39.85 per hour (CBA U26)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical


Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit





The Journeyman Gasman performs operations, maintenance and construction tasks on natural gas distribution systems. The Journeyman Gasman performs service work on Company equipment and in customers' homes. The Journeyman Gasman is certified to fuse plastic pipe and fittings that are part of the gas distribution system.


  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

  • Communicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situations

  • Participate in on-call rotation schedules, work evenings and weekend shifts' - especially in response to acute service needs

  • Respond to natural gas emergencies, complete gas construction activities, and perform service work as needed

  • Assume leadership role in response to emergency situations

  • Interact with the public

  • Operate hand tools and heavy equipment including backhoes and trenchers

  • Hand-shovel dirt to dig and backfill trenches

  • Install pipe, wrap pipes and joints,

  • Fuse plastic pipe, clean joints for clamping, operate fusion tools

  • Install meters and regulators

  • Use blueprints and advanced skilled knowledge to fabricate, service and construct gas lines

  • Use tapping equipment to tap and stop-off gas lines

  • Act as a job foreman overseeing all aspects of a project, including safety and planning

  • Complete all documentation for project planning and completion

  • Perform service-related work including but not limited to the following: meter reading, working with customers in their homes, gas leakage checks, CO checks, appliance checks, high bill complaint investigations, disconnecting and reestablishing services (electric and gas turn-off/on), and lighting pilots

  • Conduct scheduled leak surveys, operate various leak detection equipment

  • Organize equipment and perform regular and preventative maintenance.

  • Work as a team member to safely and efficiently complete work activities

  • Maintain situational and safety awareness at all times and communicate as needed to maintain safety and efficiency

  • Perform individual lifts and manipulate needed equipment weighing up to 75 pounds

  • Drive to job locations; tow trailers

  • Maintain Company buildings and facilities at work locations, including shop upkeep and snow removal

  • Adapt to technological changes as they are implemented

  • Respond from home to primary work location within a reasonable amount of time


*These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.

  • Weld steel pipes*

  • Act as a job foreman, oversee individuals within the worksite, and assume leadership role in response to emergency situations*

  • Drive to installation locations*

  • Organize equipment and perform regular and preventative maintenance


  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Journeyman Gasman or equivalent required

  • Natural gas vocational training preferred

  • Successfully Complete NWE Gas Operator Qualification program within 6 months to ensure qualification to perform assigned tasks including recognizing and reacting to abnormal operating conditions as specified in Title 49 CFR, Part 192

  • Valid Commercial Driver's License and satisfactory driving record

  • Must complete First Aid/CPR Certification within 6 months of hire

  • Complete NWE HAZMAT program within 6 months of hire

  • Ability to become weld certified and plastic fusion certified within 6 months

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn applicable codes and safety rules and regulations

  • Commitment to safe working practices and knowledge of safety policies/procedures


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job #3413

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.