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South Jersey Industries Mechanic II in Union, New Jersey

Position Summary

Union Bidding Process Completed on 5/12/2021Basic Function:Position performs construction and maintenance on Elizabethtown Gas Company distribution systems.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

• Performs underground construction and maintenance on Elizabethtown Gas Company distribution systems.

• Installation of mains and services.

• Repairs gas leaks.

• Other duties include:

 - Pipe coating

 - Locating and mark-outs

 - Main and service deactivation and activation

 - Underground valve lubrication and maintenance

 - Valve lubrication and maintenance

 - Plastic fusion

• Responsible for completing all associated paperwork for the above described.

  • Operate a Kubota and Backhoe

Education and Experience:


• High School diploma

• Experience in underground utility construction work (i.e. Gas, Water)

• Familiar with the use of air tools and construction equipment


Equivalent academic education and experience



  • Valid NJ Drivers License


  • CDL

PLEASE NOTE: This position is located in Union, NJ. (07083)


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Work in all types of weather conditions

  • Ability to lift 100 lbs.

  • Routinely operate jack hammers & rotary drills

  • Using shovel to hand excavate

  • Required to wear of a full face respirator

  • Hours/day of standing or operating in confined spaces (trench)

  • May have to work for up to 16 hours straight during emergency conditions

  • Required drive company vehicles for short lengths of time throughout the day

  • Required to work shifts (4-12 PM) and Stand-By (24-hour on call)

  • Requires bending, kneeling and operating tools in confined space conditions

Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.Â

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If you're looking to make an impact, South Jersey Industries is the perfect place. For interns, college graduates, or experienced professionals, at South Jersey Industries we look for enthusiastic, talented professionals at every level of our enterprise. From call center representatives with excellent people skills to engineers with the vision and expertise to design tomorrow’s energy infrastructure, we know that our people fuel our success. We take pride in recruiting the best talent available for every facet of our business. Explore the possibilities. You'll be sure to find an opportunity that piques your interest.

  • We are committed to developing and implementing innovative projects that increase energy efficiency and save clients money

  • We provide an opportunity to build a successful and rewarding career in a variety of functional business areas

  • We foster individual talents and abilities while promoting the value of teamwork

  • Our culture prepares you for a lifetime of learning and professional development

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

SJI believes that every vaccinated employee creates a safer environment for our fellow employees and their families, our customers and the community at large. This is why we require new associates joining our team to be fully vaccinated prior to starting with SJI. SJI will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability and/or religious-based reasons on an individualized basis.

SJI (NYSE: SJI), an energy services holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to its customers through three primary subsidiaries. SJI Utilities, SJI's regulated natural gas utility business, delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas to approximately 690,000 South Jersey Gas, Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas customers in New Jersey and Maryland. SJI's non-utility businesses within South Jersey Energy Solutions promote efficiency, clean technology and renewable energy by providing customized wholesale commodity marketing and fuel management services; and developing, owning and operating on-site energy production facilities. SJI Midstream houses the company's interest in the PennEast Pipeline Project . For more information about SJI and its subsidiaries , click here. (