Pacific Gas & Electric Company Gas Qualification Specialist in Tracy, California

Requisition ID # 18005

Job Category : Human Resources

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Job Location : Tracy


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Gas Operations is focused on ensuring the safe and reliable flow of natural gas to our customers. Gas Operations is responsible for all aspects of PG&E's gas distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, restoration and emergency response.

The vision of Asset Management and System Operations is to:

  • Improve pipeline safety and system reliability with a goal of zero safety incidents.

  • Promote a safety culture throughout all levels of the organization with an emphasis on improving learning from the past and anticipating the future.

  • Apply integrity management principles on a system-wide basis while engaging our stakeholders from local communities we operate in to our regulators, so they can understand and participate in reducing our risk.

  • Support the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the transmission and distribution pipeline systems through the proactive use of asset knowledge, threat identification and analytical tools to increase operational efficiency, improve system integrity and minimize safety risk to employees and the communities we operate in.

The Asset Management and System Operations group is responsible for assessing the integrity of the gas transmission system, facilitating repairs when necessary, and developing and implementing strategic mitigation plans for all gas assets.

Position Summary

Performs Operator Qualification (OQ) evaluations of employees in certain technical or craft roles to ensure and promote skill competence and overall public and employee safety. Facilitates and administers various types of tests or assessments to determine if operations employees are performing their job functions correctly and safely per appropriate regulations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Proctors Gas OQ evaluations per Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49.192 (N)

  • Performs and administers initial and subsequent non-routine evaluations, written or computer-based qualification tests and field observations of knowledge and skills including new and/or difficult skills and techniques, with general guidance on new assignments.

  • Prepares employees for the entire qualification process, both written/computer testing and field observation, through effective communication and tail boarding. Ensures employees understand the purpose and process.

  • Documents and communicates results to first line supervision, using standardized templates and forms.

  • Provides coaching report and feedback to participants upon completion of the series of tests and observations.

  • May provide recommendations and input to improve evaluation, test, observation and coaching tools and processes.

  • Maintains and calibrates equipment and props



  • High School or GED-General Educational Development-GED Diploma

  • Job-related technical experience, 3 years

  • Ability to travel up to 80 percent of working time

  • Ability to lift up to 80 pounds


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or job-related discipline or equivalent experience

  • AWS-American Welding Society CWI-Certified Welding Inspector certification

  • Written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to effectively coach and provide

  • feedback

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel

  • Knowledge of Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49.192 (N)

  • Knowledge of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers standard (ASME) B31