Black Hills Corporation Service Specialist (UN747) in Kearney, Nebraska
This important role will safely install, repair, and service domestic and commercial appliances covered.
LOCATION: Kearney, NE
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Gas Operations Supervisor
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Responsible for the installation, operation and maintenance of all gas facilities.
Accomplish customer service, installation, construction, maintenance, testing and troubleshooting related to pipeline systems, measurement, appliances, and associated equipment.
Responsible for sales, installation and service work of appliance in regards to the non-regulated products and services offered through the company.
Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment, including pipeline right-of-way, including, but not limited to excavation, repairing, coating and backfilling pipelines, concrete work, painting, building erection, weed control, etc.
Locate and mark facilities per Company Damage Prevention Program and One-Call procedures prior to and during encroachments and excavations.
Perform pipeline patrols, population density surveys, leak detection surveys and inspection per company procedures.
Coordinate local Damage Prevention activities.
Provide oversight and inspection to ensure asset protection and compliance with company procedures of excavation activities near pipeline facilities.
Participates in quality emergency responder programs.
Represent the Company during contacts with landowner/tenant, public official, emergency official and local organization (i.e. One-Call, Pipeline Group, Soil Conservation, etc.) meetings.
Perform governmental compliance activities (PHMSA, State Agencies, EPA, USFS, etc.)
Perform mapping, record keeping and data entry duties per company policies.
Identify report and correct safety and environmental concerns.
Participate in the development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, project scopes and work plans.
Complete all applicable documentation and record keeping.
Perform all work in compliance with Company Standards, procedures, regulatory and tariff requirements.
Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.
Perform other assigned tasks as required.
Must maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
Required to carry a company-provided cell phone/pager, and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
Must live within 60 minutes of reporting location.
Experience working with a natural gas system preferred, but willing to train
High school diploma or equivalent
Secondary education or equivalent experience preferred
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.
Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids, and high pressure system preferred.
Knowledge of company policies and practice, regulatory and tariff requirements desirable.
Knowledge of National, State and local electrical codes desirable.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work from written verbal instruction.
Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required job schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
Possess basic computer and math skills.
Ability to work with and around combustible or flammable gas, liquids.
Ability to interface directly with customers professionally providing a high degree of customer satisfaction.
Ability to operate construction equipment.
Achieve and maintain all Operator Qualifications and progression requirements applicable to the job classification.
MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: stand, walk, balance, bend or stoop, crawl, work at elevated heights, maintain eye and hand coordination, maintain finger and hand dexterity, hear, rotate and extend neck, maintain body posture, reach, talk, and have visual acuity to operate machines and equipment. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: access low and high areas with additional equipment, ascend/descend stairs, maintain hand and foot coordination, move hands in repetitive motion, kneel, reach above the shoulder, and sit. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to: use a respirator, and sit. Employee must be able to operate job related equipment and tools. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 8-10 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.
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: Must be able to 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 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). Must be capable of occasional travel (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.
About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2800 employees and serve 1.2 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, military leave differential pay, 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.
The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. 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. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.
Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.
We are an EEO Employer.