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CenterPoint Energy LCL949 Technician B - C&M in Mankato, Minnesota

LCL949 Technician B - C&M - MNG01963

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As the LCL949 TECHNICIAN B - C&M , you will perform quality construction and maintenance on gas distributions system, propane-air plant and other related functions. Safely operates and maintains several types of construction equipment minimizing down time and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. Assist welder and perform layout work required for the installation and repair of gas distribution system and related equipment.

Specifically, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Assemble, install, repair, test and maintain the gas distribution system and related equipment, including but not limited to gas meters and regulators to assure safe, continuous service to customers. Respond to emergency situations to maintain public and personal safety.

  • Operate equipment/tools used in the protection, repair, replacement and installation of new gas mains and services, including preparation and restoration of the construction site for completion of assigned projects.

  • Perform routine operator maintenance on all equipment/tools used in and associated with the construction, maintenance, and repair and testing of the gas distributions system. To assure safe, efficient performance and minimizing down time.

  • Inspect distribution system maps and drawings to determine location, gas flow patterns and pressures, and to ensure that components used in repairing and adding to the system are appropriate.

  • Follow the Operations Manual procedures and inspects work of the crew for compliance with all company codes and those of local, state and federal agencies.

  • Perform other related tasks including, but not limited to, leak survey work, line locating, foreign construction work, store-keeping, meter reading, chart changing, transporting equipment, and fleet and facilities maintenance to ensure efficient operation of the work.

  • Participate in external and internal training, including online, field and classroom, to increase job knowledge and certify qualifications. Advise and assist other employees on-the-job to provide technical, safety and procedural knowledge.

  • Maintain a professional working relationship with internal and external customers.

  • Assist with welds on gas distribution system to install, repair, abandon and relocate mains, services, distribution regulators and meters. This includes the preparation and layout of work needed prior to welding.

  • Cut, bevel and trim metals and uses flame cutting torches and approved power tools.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires High School Diploma or GED

  • Requires no prior work-related experience.

Perferred Education, Skills, Experience:

  • Successful completion of a certification program at an accredited educational institution in natural gas distribution, installation and repair, or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent technical skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to operate a motor vehicle, including ability to enter and exit the vehicle unassisted.

  • Able to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise maneuver objects.

  • Able to walk, bend, kneel, climb and stoop on a daily basis.

  • Able to distinguish the differences between all colors

  • Able to operate heavy equipment such as a backhoe and trencher.

Working Conditions:

  • Able to wear personal protection safety equipment, such as air respirator, safety glasses, hard hat, gloves, protective footwear and earplugs.

  • Able to work a reasonable amount of overtime and subject to call outs for work assignments at all hours.

  • Able to work outside in extreme weather conditions.

  • Able to be included in a random drug screen pool required for DOT drivers and DOT safety sensitive positions.

Job Location: Mankato, MN

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Job Operations - Maint & Tech Services II

Primary Location US-MN-Mankato-Mankato HQ

Organization MNG DSV Fld Maint Operations D (10106022)

Job Posting Oct 13, 2021

Posting End Date Oct 25, 2021

Req ID: MNG01963