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CenterPoint Energy (Overnight) Picarro Data Collection Driver LCL949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

(Overnight) Picarro Data Collection Driver LCL949 - MIN00847

CenterPoint Energy is looking for a Picarro Data Collection Driver LCL949 to join our Minnesota Gas Engineering Technical Field Operations team, located in Minneapolis, MN.

We want you to know

CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. Our vision to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value drives our strategy and performance. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people.

Diversity and Inclusion

CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce.

At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve.

What we bring to you

  • Competitive Pay

  • Paid Training

  • Benefits eligibility begins on your first day

  • Flexible work schedule, paid holidays, and paid time off

  • Professional growth and development programs including tuition reimbursement

  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a company contribution of 3% regardless of your contribution with immediate 100% vesting.

As a Picarro Data Collection Driver LCL949, you will drive advanced mobile leak detection equipment through assigned areas to collect methane emissions data that is utilized by field technicians and the company’s Distribution Integrity Management group. Identifies and works with the region’s leak survey supervisor and analyst on issues that are found in the field.

This position requires driving a data collection vehicle at night, 8:00PM to 6:00AM including weekends. Schedule is subject to change.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Measure methane emissions by operating advanced mobile leak detection equipment predominantly at night.

  • Accurately enters external data collection parameters to ensure equipment utilizes correct algorithms for calculations.

  • Verify proper equipment function and documents data collection drives to assure system safety and reliability.

  • Plan daily route using maps and existing drive data to ensure effective operation of the Data Collection technology and maximum field-of-view coverage.

  • Participate in the continuous improvement of data collection technologies and methods.

  • Observe, note and report irregularities of driving routes, data collection equipment, and vehicle, to ensure supervision is aware of any potential problems.

  • Respond to our internal and external customers’ requests, questions, and concerns in a manner that meets customer expectations.

  • Observe, document, and communicate gas leaks or malfunctioning of equipment and other hazardous conditions to ensure customer and employee safety and compliance with company policy.

  • Participate in training and cross training to increase job knowledge and competency.

  • Identify equipment issues that need to be addressed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a high school diploma.

  • Requires 0-2 years of utility maintenance operations or equivalent experience.

A bonus to be:

  • Able to hear oral communication, either in person or on equipment, such as telephone or mobile phone.

  • Able to operate a personal computer, either desktop or laptop, for extended periods.

  • Able to reach, grasp and move items.

  • Able to sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time.

  • Able to exert up to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

  • Able to support the Emergency Operating Plan.

  • Able to work indoors, in an office environment, regardless of whether open office, cubicle or private office.

  • Able to work inside a vehicle for most of the work schedule and occasionally work outside for some of the work schedule with exposure to all weather conditions.

  • Able to travel to field locations to conduct data collecting and stay overnight, as required.

  • Able to adapt easily to changing work schedules.

  • Able to work in fast-paced environment with a high volume of workload and frequent, short deadlines including working nights, holidays and/or weekends to meet established deadlines and to support emergency situations.

  • Able to travel for various functions, meetings and other company related commitments and stay overnight as required.

  • Able to be “on call” and respond accordingly in the event of emergency situations.

  • May be required to remain in the service area during emergency events and assume responsibilities assigned by the company to aide in restoration efforts.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Job Operations - Labor

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis-Linden


Job Posting Jan 25, 2023

Posting End Date Feb 8, 2023

Req ID: MIN00847