Colorado Springs Utilities Gas Construction Utility Worker - Hourly in Colorado Springs, Colorado

**Gas Construction Utility Worker


Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $16.95 to $19.49

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 12/16/18

Gas Construction Utility Worker

Colorado Springs Utilities is looking to fill a Gas Construction Hourly Utility Worker I position in the Energy Construction and Maintenance department. In this role, you will be required to assist gas crews with routine maintenance on the natural gas distribution system. This requires the ability to perform manual labor (which includes heavy lifting, shoveling and working in various types of weather) and general knowledge of basic construction operations. Employees will be working on or around the natural gas utility lines which are often in high traffic areas and therefore, you will be required to adhere to appropriate safety practices.

This role will require working overtime, weekends, holidays, and 24 hour call outs as business needs demand. In addition, you will work in hazardous conditions and subject to working in inclement weather.

Specific job assignments may include some or all the following:

  • Assist the natural gas construction crew with installation and repair of gas mains and services

  • Gather and deliver equipment and parts to complete daily tasks

  • Hand digging and shoveling

  • Maintaining and updating records daily

  • Use hand operated, electric, pneumatic and hydraulic power tools

  • May operate heavy equipment

  • Attend safety and training courses

  • May relocate work locations on short notice

  • Will be placed on the stand by calendar and subject to working overtime

  • Performs other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have skill in:

  • Maintaining cooperative working relationships in a team environment

  • General construction principles

  • Basic mathematics

  • General knowledge of blueprints, schematics and mechanics

  • Performing work safely and bringing safety hazards to the attention of others and supervisors

  • Operating equipment such as tandem dump trucks, rubber tire backhoes, loaders, tractor trailers, tanker trucks and mowers

  • Communicating both verbally and in writing

Please Note: I understand this position is classified as an "Hourly Non-Seasonal" position. As such, I understand, if hired, I will be considered an at-will, supplemental full-time or part-time non-exempt employee hired for seasonal, intern or short-term work longer than six (6) months, but typically not to exceed twenty-four (24) months; may also be for shorter periods of time in the case of seasonal work, internships or short term work in which direct control over work is needed.

I also understand, if hired, I am eligible for health care benefits and for state-mandated benefits or those prescribed according to Colorado Springs Utilities Personnel Policies Manual.

What will it take to be successful in this position? While you most likely already have acquired a high school diploma or GED and would have six months to two years related construction experience. The ideal candidate will offer experience working in the construction industry. We prefer the successful candidate to possess CDL Class B or higher license, tanker endorsement preferred or have the ability to obtain and maintain within 6 months of hire.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential! For more information and to apply, visit

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft