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Black Hills Energy Welder 1 (74NE) in Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Welder 1 (74NE)

Location: Scottsbluff, NE, United States

Job ID: 33403

Date Posted: Feb 4, 2021

Job Description

Job Specifications

In this role the welder will be responsible for the installation of steel and polyethylene (PE) mains, fabrication of metering facilities, and related construction oversight.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Gas Operations Supervisor II

LOCATION: Scottsbluff, Nebraksa

  • To learn more about our locations, please visit thelocations page (https://careers.blackhillsenergy.com/pages/our-locations) on our career website.

  • Must live within 30 minutes of reporting location.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for performing and inspecting pipeline and structural welding required for construction and maintenance of Company facilities including the installation, operation and maintenance of all gas pipeline related facilities.

  • Responsible for installing, relocating, replacing, maintaining and repairing gas lines.

  • Inspect pipeline and structural welding required for construction and maintenance of Company facilities including the installation, operation and maintenance of distribution and transmission facilities.

  • Provide oversight and inspection to ensure asset protection and compliance with company procedures of excavation activities near pipeline facilities.

  • Responsible for inspection duties per Company policies including: completion of required documentation, as-built drawings, contractor oversight and supervision, act as Company representative during construction activities, report progress to Operations Management and ensure proper reporting and compliance with Safety and Environmental policies.

  • 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.

  • Inspect/oversee the construction and /or maintenance activities performed by third parties.

  • Train and oversee company and third party personnel as required (i.e. personnel in progression, contractors, visitors, etc.).

  • 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.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Other daily, weekly and monthly duties as assigned.

  • Be available for and provide emergency response after regular business hours.

  • May be required to carry a company-provided cell phone/pager and be available to respond during working hours; may be required to respond during non-working hours, especially related to company emergencies.

  • Travel within geographic region (generally Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Arkansas), and occasionally out of the geographic region, may be required and is anticipated, including overnight and/or weekend travel.

  • May be required to work non-traditional hours as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associated of Applied Science in Welding or equivalent experience

  • API 1104 welding certification preferred, will need to obtain the related certifications within 6 months of hire date

  • High school diploma of equivalent.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.

  • Applicable company and regulatory welding and fusion certifications.

  • Achieve and maintain all Operator Qualifications and progression requirements applicable to the job classification.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of basic properties of metals.

  • Knowledge of basic properties of plastic pipeline materials.

  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids and high pressure systems.

  • Knowledge of company policies and practices, and regulatory and tariff requirements.

  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals).

  • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required job schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to perform essential functions of the job.

  • Job planning and organizational skills.

  • Work from job related blueprints, sketches and diagrams.

  • Operate micrometers, calipers, and thickness testing equipment.

  • Operate all plastic fusion equipment including all tools required for maintenance and emergency on plastic pipelines.

  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.

  • Detailed oriented.

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: Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 25 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 willing to travel up to 10% (e.g. 2 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job, and the employee must have the ability to drive and have proper licensing.

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. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company:We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 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 (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 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.

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

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