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South Jersey Industries Corrosion Technician in Union, New Jersey

About Us

Elizabethtown Gas is a natural gas utility company that delivers safe, reliable, and affordable natural gas to over 300,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Union, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris, and Mercer counties. At our core, we’re dedicated to being a committed community partner, delivering exceptional customer service and developing innovative clean energy solutions to meet the needs of the future.

At Elizabethtown Gas, we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. Whether you’re a seasoned operations technician or an early-career legal professional, our culture, inclusive workforce, and leadership development and training programs will provide you with the tools you need to either kickstart your career or bring it to new heights.

Position Summary

A career in Corrosion Control will provide the opportunity to inspect, maintain and operate cathodic protection systems to protect steel pipelines from corrosion.

Roles within Corrosion Control are responsible for all fieldwork relating to design, installation, and maintenance of cathodic protection systems. This includes, monitoring the Company’s cathodic protection system in a timely manner, identifying, and troubleshooting issues, and recommending remediation. This role will provide technical expertise and guidance to Operations and Engineering for the design, implementation, monitoring, and troubleshooting of the company’s corrosion control/cathodic protection systems.

This role will also be responsible for maintaining advanced qualifications and demonstrating proficiency in various subjects and tasks, such as corrosion control and integrity management regulations, external/internal/atmospheric corrosion monitoring and mitigation procedures and processes, assessment and repair of pipeline defects, technical support, training and qualification/evaluation of corrosion technicians, design of cathodic protection systems, working knowledge of corrosion control databases and field data collection devices, corrosion and pipeline data management and integration, and specifications for contract corrosion control services.

Essential Functions:

  • Roles and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for monitoring the Company’s cathodic protection system in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for troubleshooting issues identified during monitoring, recommending remediation, and following through to completion.

  • Ensuring compliance with federal and state code regulations, and standards related to cathodic protection.

  • Maintain and update corrosion control schematics and mapping

  • Troubleshoot and maintain rectifiers.

  • Calibrate half-cells in accordance with procedures and maintain electrical testing equipment such as multimeters.

  • Responsible for design of minor cathodic protection systems.

  • Ensure quality of readings performed by others.

  • Working within standard operating procedures and managing compliance deadlines.

    It is expected that your role impacts the quality of your own work and team. You will manage your own workload. Your role will have no supervisory responsibilities and typically reports to Team Leads/ Supervisors.


Required Background

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Requires 2 years of related experience or more

Required Skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to read and understand codes, standards, and procedures

  • Mathematics aptitude – intermediate proficiency

  • Problem solving skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team environment.

  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office, work management systems, and GIS.

    Preferred Skills:

  • AMPP (NACE) CP1 (or above) Certification is preferred.

  • Additional AMPP or other industry certifications preferred.

  • Pipeline, plumbing, or electrical experience preferred.

  • A technical or associate degree in a related field from an accredited college or university is a plus.

Explore the Possibilities

South Jersey Industries employs a diverse range of talent – from construction contractors to environmental specialists. Regardless of the position, mentoring and networking, hands-on experience, gaining industry knowledge and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our business and in our communities are all exciting ways that we welcome our employees at SJI. And as a company committed to creating an engaging culture built on inclusion and diversity, you’re sure to find an opportunity that makes you feel included, empowered, and ready to “bring your whole self to work” every day.

Benefits Package Overview

SJI offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees.

The SJI “Total Rewards” Benefits Package include:

  • Flexible vacation, Paid Time Off, and Sick Leave package

  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance

  • 401(k), with generous company match

  • Employee Resource Groups to encourage employee engagement, nurture professional development, and foster an inclusive environment.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

At this time, SJI is only considering applicants authorized to work in the United States currently and in the future without the need for visa sponsorship.

SJI, an energy infrastructure holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to customers through two primary subsidiaries: SJI Utilities (SJIU) and SJI Energy Enterprises (SJIEE). SJIU houses the company’s regulated natural gas utility operations, delivering safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to more than 700,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across New Jersey via its South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas subsidiaries. SJIEE houses the company’s non-utility operations primarily focused on clean energy development and decarbonization via renewable energy production and energy management activities. Visit for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.