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Xcel Energy Gas Operations Tech Specialist - Rifle or Grand Junction, CO Job in Rifle, Colorado

Job Grade: 002

Hierarchy: No - We can only hire at the posted level

Union Position: Non-Bargaining

Position Summary

Operates and maintains electronic equipment including RTU's, electronic controllers, pneumatic controls, compressor control panels. Installs new equipment, programs RTU's, supervises new construction, orders material, writes and completes work orders. Responsible for calibration of all electronic and pneumatic equipment. Understanding of the components and their associated software in addition to the hardware, and how all of the components interact with each other, end devices and SCADA. Includes troubleshooting issues and repairing equipment as problems come up during normal work hours, and may require after hours call out for troubleshooting and repairs of equipment on evenings and weekends. Assists Field Operators, Working Foreman in their duties. Has knowledge of DOT, PUC, AGA, OSHA, ASME, Hazmat, and PSM programs, rules, and regulations.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Operate, maintain, calibrate and install gas quality systems and gas chromatographs. Work with contractors to ensure proper installation. Includes troubleshooting issues on existing equipment.

  • Operate, maintain, program and install RTUs and PLCs. Troubleshooting issues independently or with the aide of contractors to ensure proper operation of equipment and installations of new equipment. Knowledge of software, hardware, functionality of end devices (pressure transmitters, thermocouples, etc.), understanding of communication to equipment, and SCADA integration.

  • Operate and maintain electronic equipment in compressor stations including RTUs, PLCs, gas quality analyzers and gas measurement. Completes necessary calibrations and troubleshoots issues sometimes with the aid of Field Operators and Working Foreman.

  • Completes cathodic protection surveys, troubleshooting issues such as shorts, and will aid in design and installation of new cathodic protection equipment.

  • Operate, maintain, calibrate and install gas measurement equipment including meter verifications. Understanding of orifice, turbines, rotary, and ultrasonic meters and pipeline operation

  • Responsible for the goals of the Business Unit as they relate to the position. Ordering material ensures compatibility with existing equipment and investigates costs before selecting equipment.

  • Provide technical support and direction as needed to the team. Stay abreast of the new technologies and current industry practices. Includes training other employees in electronic and pneumatic equipment operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting repairs.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma, or GED.

  • Four or more years experience in gas delivery systems operations, specifically compressor control panels, automated control systems, AC, DC analog and digital control circuits, process control technology and DOT rules and regulations.

  • Experience in other areas of Natural Gas Transmission is valuable in this position.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: CO - Rifle || CO - Rifle; CO - Grand Junction || United States (US) || Operations || 41580:Gas Tech Srvs PSCO || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $34.40 to $43.60 per hour

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Requisition Number: 35591

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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