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NiSource Plant Specialist - C15 in Suffolk, Virginia

Job Title: Plant Specialist C-15

Job Code: 380158

Job Summary

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Assists with the operation and maintenance of distribution facilities such as main lines and services.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs miscellaneous duties relative to plant operations:

  • Operates line locator to locate and mark pipelines and curb boxes

  • Repairs curb boxes as needed

  • Performs corrosion test readings

  • Performs critical valve inspections

  • Performs minor maintenance on tools and equipment

  • Performs general maintenance duties, such as painting, mowing and cleaning, as needed.

  • Responds to various types of customer/company work requests including but not limited to: transfers, disconnects, reads/rereads, locates/repairs curb boxes, removes active and inactive meters, collects on delinquent accounts or disconnects gas service at meter or curb box, reads meters on route.

  • Operates one or more of the following types of construction equipment: two-ton trucks with pipe trailers or low-boy type trailers, and trucks two-ton capacity and over, ditching machines, backhoes, and back filler-tampers.

  • Work includes installing or assists in the installation, repair, and replacement of distribution facilities such as mains, services, regulators, and structures.

  • Must be available for overtime, emergency, and call-out work.

  • Other duties as may be assigned.

  • Appropriate class of Virginia driver's license and CDL is required.

  • Employee will be required to pass the Operator Qualifications requirements appropriate to the assigned duties.

Required Qualifications for Position

  • 12 months experience in gas operations or equivalent work experience.

  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Must have a mechanical aptitude and working knowledge/experience in the use of hand tools.

  • Must be able to perform basic arithmetic calculations.

  • Must be able to read and interpret highway prints and company inventory maps.

  • Must be able to document records, understand oral and written communications and prepare legible orders.

  • Must be self-motivated and able to complete assignments with little or no direct supervision. Requires ability to organize and prioritize duties

  • Must have strong oral and interpersonal skills, as demonstrated by successful interactions with others where tact and diplomacy are needed.

  • Must have the ability to obtain a valid Virginia Operator and Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and certification to operate company trucks under the DOT/Virginia Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

  • Experience in the plumbing trade or in field operations in the natural gas industry is preferred

  • Must have a safe work & driving record to operate company vehicles.

  • Must have demonstrated computer experience.

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • Experience in field operations in the natural gas industry is preferred

Disclaimer

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

Safety Statement

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$

29.277-

$

42.605

Posting Start Date:

2024-07-10

Posting End Date (if applicable):

2024-07-24

Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.

At NiSource, you'll be part of the team serving nearly four million customers throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, who count on us to energize their homes and businesses. Whether speaking with customers by phone, analyzing financial data or installing new gas lines in a neighborhood, you’ll meet exciting challenges each day and make the most of your skills and talents. And you’ll be part of a company that was named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers.

We're looking for talent from all backgrounds. We invite candidates of all abilities to come as they are and do what they love. Through our years of successful growth, we’ve stayed true to our roots by making a difference in the lives of millions of our customers. If you’re interested in joining an inclusive, innovative company that fosters opportunity for growth, NiSource might be the place for you.

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