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NorthWestern Energy Gas Operations Supervisor (Kearney or North Platte, NE) in Kearney, Nebraska

81200-99900 per year | 27-Jul-2023 to Until Filled (MST) | Kearney, NE, USA | Salary | Distribution Operations - SD/NE | Regular Full Time

Supervisor Gas Operations

Work Location : Kearney or North Platte, NE

Pay range : $81,200 to $99,900 per year

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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About this position:

The Supervisor of Gas Operations is responsible for the efficient scheduling and supervision of natural gas utility, service crews and contract crews engaged in the construction and maintenance of the natural gas and distribution systems.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ over 1,500 amazing people and serve 764,200 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%

  • Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)

  • Employee Assistance Programs (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents to include financial heath)

  • Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)

  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid bereavement leave

  • Paid training opportunities

  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays

    Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.

    About this job:

  • Demonstrate leadership consistent with NorthWestern Energy's code, values, policies, processes and controls

  • Utilize management practices to maintain employee engagement and productivity

  • Effectively manage budgets, ensuring proper cost controls

  • Lead special projects and utilize change and project management techniques as required

  • Supervise natural gas utility crews, contract crews, and service crews in the service territory

  • Supports division small town personnel

  • Ensure work is completed in compliance with all appropriate laws, rules, and regulations

  • Ensure compliance with NorthWestern Energy standards and applicable Federal and State codes and regulations including the requirements for natural gas system operations as set forth in 49CFR Part192

  • Perform PSC/DOT audits of natural gas operations

  • Perform OQ verifications for natural gas journeymen, apprentices, and seasonal natural gas employees

  • Provide instruction in and ensure compliance with proper work methods, construction standards, and safety procedures

  • Schedule daily and long-term crew assignments to ensure production goals are met

  • Brief direct reports and develop service packets as needed

  • Participate in the development of annual budgets

  • Develop and participate in all aspects of hiring, performance appraisals, safety accountability checks, and process claims reports

  • Work on-call rotation schedules, evenings, weekends, and in response to acute service needs

  • Work effectively with customers and the general public

  • Develop and maintain a strong interpersonal relationships with peers, co-workers, and other internal customers

  • Effective computer skills

  • Perform constant sitting, frequent standing and walking, occasional lifting up to 35 pounds

  • 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

    Am I right for this job? Here's the success profile:

    Criteria for hiring Entry to Mid-Level

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Post-Secondary education/degree or experienced certified journeyman natural gas employee preferred

  • Working knowledge in natural gas utility (distribution, and gate stations) business and construction methodologies

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft office and ability to learn and effectively use proprietary software

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • First Aid/CPR Certification

  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record

  • Strong business acumen desired

    Criteria for hiring and/or promotion to Upper Level

  • All of the above plus;

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or;

  • Bachelor's degree in a Non-Engineering field or Journeyman lineman qualifications with relevant work experience and knowledge may be considered subject to review and approval by upper management

  • Strong leadership skills including interpersonal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a department and department staff members

    Requisition #4085

    Posting Dates: March 14, 2024 through Open Until Filled

    Department/Division: Distribution Operations

    Employment Physical: Required

    Drug Test: Required

    Background Check: Required

    Relocation Benefit: Negotiable

    Telecommuting: None

    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. 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 at 1-800-245-6977 or at