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NorthWestern Energy Measurement & Control Technician in Butte, Montana

Measurement & Control Technician

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  • 23-Nov-2021 to 07-Dec-2021 (MST)

  • Transmission

  • Butte, MT, USA

  • Regular Full Time

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POSTING DATES: November 23, 2021 through December 7, 2021


Measurement & Control Technician



Work Location

Butte, MT


5-7 ($26.54 to $47.31)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

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The Measurement & Control Technician installs, operates, and maintains natural gas measurement and regulation (M&R) equipment to ensure the safe and reliable operation of NorthWestern Energy's gas transmission system which includes city gate stations, large commercial and industrial gas measurement and regulator stations, gas purchase stations, transmission compressor stations, and farm taps.


  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

  • Under the general guidance of area supervision, the technician will be responsible to build, maintain, test, calibrate, troubleshoot, and repair gas measurement, regulation, cathodic protection, fire detection, gas detection, ESD, PLC, and transmission system monitoring equipment in a manner to be in compliance with applicable laws, codes, and NorthWestern Energy safety standards.

  • The primary responsibility of the technician is to ensure the safe and reliable operation of NorthWestern Energy's gas transmission and storage system.

  • Installation and maintenance of odorant systems

  • Work overtime including evenings and weekends in response to acute service needs

  • Respond to call outs within 30 minutes

  • Travel up to 10% of the time away from home area and stay overnight as needed

  • Lift up to 75 pounds on occasional basis from ground to chest level

    Marginal Work Functions

*These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.

  • Build, maintain, test, inspect, calibrate, troubleshoot, repair, and ensure the safe and reliable operation of gas transmission M&R equipment and facilities, city gate stations, and related mechanical, pneumatic and electrical control systems*

  • Locate lines and perform standby inspection for line crossings*


  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Previous experience in gas measurement and control preferred

  • Working knowledge of gas meters, pressure regulators, relief valves, RTUs, and pressure and temperature transmitters preferred

  • Must be able to meet and maintain "occupational qualification" standards to ensure qualification to perform assigned tasks as specified in Title 49 CFR, Part 192

  • Must complete New Gas Operator Qualification and HAZMAT programs within 6 months of hire

  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job #3478

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.