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NorthWestern Energy Field Operator in Cut Bank, Montana

Field Operator

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  • 14-Oct-2021 to 28-Oct-2021 (MST)

  • Transmission

  • Cut Bank, MT, USA

  • Regular Full Time

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NORTHWESTERN ENERGY

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING: JOB REQUISITION #3429

POSTING DATES: October 14, 2021 through October 28, 2021

Title

Field Operator

Department/Division

Gas Transmission & Storage

Work Location

Cut Bank, MT

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Union Rate ($27.51 to $42.32)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical

Required

Drug Test

Required

Background Check

Required

Relocation Benefit

Negotiable

Telecommuting

None

SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION

The Field Operator maintains or monitors assigned gas field equipment including wells, well houses, pipelines, and pumps.

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • 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

  • Maintain assigned gas wells, pipelines, and well houses

  • Monitor and maintain associated equipment as necessary

  • Monitor, maintain, and refill methanol pumps to keep wells from freezing

  • Monitor and take readings on compressors and dehydrators

  • Make accurate measurements and ensure that automated electronic measures function properly

  • Ensure sour gas monitors are functioning

  • Collect dew point measurements at gathering stations

  • Calibrate well meters

  • Monitor pipelines, containments, or pits around wells for potential leaks; ensure catchments are pumped as needed

  • Perform grounds maintenance around well heads and well houses; mow and spray weeds

  • Review morning reports and scheduled maintenance lists to identify wells in need of maintenance

  • Communicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situations

  • Respond to emergencies and live within 30 minutes of the mainline #1 facility

  • Complete required documentation, activity logs, water transfers, etc.

  • Required to complete the 8 levels progression training program from field operator trainee to field operator

  • Perform individual lifts and manipulate needed equipment weighing up to 75 pounds

    MARGINAL WORK FUNCTIONS

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

  • Work overtime including participating in on-call rotation schedules, working evenings and weekend shifts-in response to acute service needs*

  • Drive to installation locations*

  • Adapt to technological changes as they are implemented*

  • Present training on safety, calibration, or other topics as needed*

  • Perform essential functions noted above under supervision (trainee categories)*

  • Organize equipment and perform regular and preventative maintenance

    GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Required to complete Qualified Operator in accordance with PHMSA Title 49 CFR, Part 192 and Subpart N within six months of hire

  • Required to complete NWE Gas Operator Qualification and HAZMAT programs within six months of hire

  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record and have the ability to obtain a CDL if required

  • Commitment to safe working practices and knowledge of safety policies/procedures

  • Technical college degree with mechanical or electronic focus, or similar military or industrial experience preferred

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

    SELECTION PROCESS

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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

External applicants should apply online at http://www.northwesternenergy.com. 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 job.inquiries@northwestern.com.

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job #3429

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.

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