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Northwestern Energy Corporation Gas Groundman - Aberdeen in Aberdeen, South Dakota

SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Groundman performs various manual labor and equipment operation tasks to assist the gas crew to install, maintain, and service gas distribution lines and equipment. This is an entry-level position that may be used to prepare the worker for entry into a Journeyman Gasman Apprenticeship. The Groundman may be called upon to assist gas crews in emergency situations.Groundman will work under the direct supervision of the gas foreman or leadman.EMPLOYMENT STATUS:SeasonalFull-time (layoff expected 12/17/2021, subject to rehire the following spring)DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSAll NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct and EthicsEnsure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energys values, mission, and strategic business objectivesAssist the gas crew to install, maintain, and service gas distribution lines and equipmentCommunicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situationsAssist gas crew in response to natural gas emergencies and service work regarding all aspects of natural gasSafely and skillfully operate equipment, shovels and hand tools to dig around pipelines and other utilities, uncover lines, and backfill trenchesUse heavy handheld tamping or jackhammer equipment to prepare or finish site workComplete finish work associated with gas services including wrapping and coating pipesAbility to work overtime hoursWork as a team member to safely and efficiently complete work activitiesCommunicate as needed to maintain safe working conditionsPerform individual lift of equipment weighing up to75 poundsMARGINAL WORK FUNCTIONS*These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.Drive to installation locations*Adapt to technological changes as they are implemented*Provide assistance to gas crews in support of service work to install, maintain, or repair the natural gas distribution system. This includes observing and performing safe practices for operating in locations where hazards may exist Assist with installation of steel or plastic pipe*Organize equipment, clean trucks, and perform regular and preventative maintenanceInteract with the public appropriately to maintain safety on work siteGENERAL QUALIFICATIONSHigh school diploma or equivalentValid Commercial Drivers License and satisfactory driving recordFirst Aid/CPR CertificationKnowledge of applicable codes and safety policies/proceduresComputer skills essentialDemonstrate and maintain a good safety recordSelection into an apprenticeship will require the successful candidate to be able to respond from home to primary work location within a reasonable amount of timeSELECTION PROCESSWhen 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. 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.