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TECO Energy Crewman / Senior Crewman in Farmington, New Mexico

Crewman / Senior Crewman

Date:Aug 15, 2019

Location:Farmington, New Mexico, US, 87401

Company:TECO

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Why Join New Mexico Gas Company?

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico Gas Company manages more than $1 billion of assets, including 12,000 miles of natural gas pipeline in a service area that covers 6,501 square miles, operates in 23 of the 33 counties in the state and supplies 60 percent of the population of New Mexico.

The ability to serve our 520,000 customers is rooted in the commitment of 700 employees across New Mexico. As we grow, we’re excited to welcome new team members who are committed to our purpose, values and our approach to business. Our ever-changing company is creating exciting opportunities for our workforce and the communities where we operate.

New Mexico Gas Company is proud to be an affiliate of Emera, Inc., one of the 20 largest energy companies in North America with $29 billion in assets, more than 7,400 employees and 2.5 million customers in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.

By joining the NMGC family, you can count on a safety-focused work environment, competitive pay and benefits and opportunities for training and personalized development to ignite your career.

Title:Crewman / Senior CrewmanCompany: New Mexico Gas CompanyLocation:FarmingtonState and City:New Mexico - FarmingtonShift:8 Hr. X 5 Days

This position will be open to internal and external applicants and will close on Sunday August 25, 2019.

This Crewman level pays between $15.94 to $19.92 and the Senior crewman pays between $18.76 to $23.45. Placement at either level is based on the skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.

Preferences:

  • Successful candidate must live within 30 minutes or 30 miles from the Farmington office

  • Heavy equipment/Construction experience a plus

  • Utility Experience a plus

Crewman

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, provides labor support for gas distribution/transmission construction, maintenance, installation and emergency response.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responds to blowing gas line emergencies and grade one leaks

Excavates and backfills trenches

Performs intermediate excavation and basic shoring duties

Trains on intermediate heavy equipment operation with general oversight from experienced operators

Operates and/or maintains construction equipment such as shovel, power tools, jack hammer, and dump truck

Qualifies or receives operator qualified (OQ) direct supervision when exposing live gas lines

Completes certification and develops full expertise in welding poly ethylene (PE) pipe

May perform electrofusion as needed by department

Lays gas pipe as the lay out trainee level

Installs caution tape and tracer wire, if applicable

Learns how to interpret lay out maps and work orders to determine proper location for facilities

Loads trucks and prepares supplies

Maintains gas distribution and transmission lines, including but not limited to, performing repairs on live gas lines, leak repair, anode installation, etc.

Performs various safety tests, including pressure tests, on gas pipelines

Inspects equipment daily and notifies Company of damaged or unsafe equipment

Completes various reports and transaction forms required to initiate, document, or process work

May at times be required to assume the duties of a Senior Crewman (as needed by location)

Follows and/or enforces Company procedures and safety guidelines

COMPETENCIES:

Working knowledge of and ability to operate various power tools

Safety related knowledge and methodologies of gas systems

Basic knowledge of company policies, procedures, and related government agency regulations

Ability to prepare simple reports and transaction forms

Ability to exercise good judgment based on training and experience in gas construction

Ability to work well with others

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

High School Diploma or GED with zero to three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Must be able to obtain and maintain all applicable Operator Qualifications (OQs).

Depending upon position and/or geographic location, may be required to possess a Journeyman Gas Fitter's License.

Must obtain a New Mexico commercial driver’s license within six months of hire.

Must at all times possess a valid commercial driver's license and meet the acceptable driving record requirements of the Company.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

Ability to read and write in English

Strong verbal and written communication skills

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Ability to use and operate a personal computer and any job-related software

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. May determine correct course of action in case of gas emergency on the job site according to trained procedures.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Frequent standing, walking, bending, twisting, balancing, and climbing; occasional sitting (to drive vehicle and operate heavy equipment), lifting/carrying (up to 80 lbs.), reaching, handling, the use of fine dexterity, kneeling, and crouching required.

Work often requires exposure to extreme heat and cold, uneven terrain, high pressure natural gas, blowing gas, and gas fumes. Employee is exposed to year-round outside weather conditions. Appropriate personal protection equipment is required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Construction/field environment. May be required to work overtime and/or be on-call as needed. May be required to work at various job sites and locations for extended periods.

Crewman Senior

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.

They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

SUMMARY:

Under limited supervision, provides labor support for gas distribution/transmission construction, maintenance, installation, and emergency response.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leads and performs all duties at the expert level

Maintains gas distribution and transmission lines including but not limited to performing repairs on live gas lines, lead repair, anode installation, etc

Responds to blowing gas line emergencies and grade one leaks

Excavates and backfills trenches

Operates and/or maintains heavy construction equipment, power operated equipment, and hand tools, including backhoes, jack hammers, dump truck, power tools, and shovels

Qualifies or receives OQ qualified direct supervision when exposing live gas lines

Performs ARC or Oxy acetylene welding if certified (certification subject to department need)

Lays gas pipe, joins pipe, and installs caution tape, tracer wire, if applicable

Interprets maps, blueprints, and work orders to ensure that facilities are correctly installed or repaired at proper location

Ensures that right-of-way and environmental requirements are met

Loads trucks and prepares supplies

May perform odorant tests as needed

Notifies appropriate personnel of damaged or unsafe equipment

Completes various reports and transaction forms required to initiate, document, or process work

Follows and enforces Company procedures and safety guidelines

Crewmen who possess Journeyman Gasfitters license may perform routine, after hours, and emergency light ups (as needed by location)

May be required to assume the role of Foreman when necessary

COMPETENCIES:

Technical knowledge necessary to understand and safely work with blowing gas lines

Technical knowledge and skill necessary to certify or qualify as an equipment operator as needed by location

Working knowledge of gas properties and characteristics

Working knowledge of gas distribution/transmission systems

Working knowledge of department functions, role, and responsibility in relation to the Company's overall operation

General knowledge of Company policies, procedures, and related government agency regulations including Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance

Working knowledge of and ability to operate various power tools

Ability to use good judgment based on experience and formal

technical training

Ability to prepare reports and transaction forms

Highly motivated team player with strong leadership skills

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

High School Diploma or GED with four to five years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Must be able to obtain and maintain all applicable Operator Qualifications (OQs).

Depending upon position and/or geographic location, may be required to possess a Journeyman Gas Fitter's License.

Must at all times possess a valid driver's license and meet the acceptable driving record requirements of the Company.

Must at all times possess a valid commercial driver's license and meet the acceptable driving record requirements of the Company.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

Ability to read and write in English

Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, lead personnel, and internal and external customers

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Ability to use and operate a personal computer and any job-related software

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Analyzes gas pipeline for corrosion, damage, or leakage. If repairs are needed, determines appropriate action. Interprets various safety test results performed on gas pipelines. May determine correct course of action in case of gas emergency on the job site according to trained procedures.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Frequent standing, walking, bending, twisting, balancing, and climbing; occasional sitting (to drive vehicle and operate heavy equipment), lifting/carrying (up to 80 lbs.), reaching, handling, the use of fine dexterity, kneeling, and crouching required.

Work often requires exposure to extreme heat and cold, uneven terrain, high pressure natural gas, blowing gas, and gas fumes. Employee is exposed to year-round outside weather conditions. Appropriate personal protection equipment is required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Construction/field environment. May be required to work overtime and/or on standby as needed. May be required to work at various job sites and locations for extended periods.

New Mexico Gas Company (NMGC) offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary 401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs and more!

NMGC and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our NMGC customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.

New Mexico Gas Company, Inc. (NMGC) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NMGC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at NMGC will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

ADA policy

It is the policy of NMGC to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.

Application accommodations

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.

Employment for this position will be contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment requirements, which include a background screen and drug test. Also, pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability.

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