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Northwestern Energy Corporation Step 5 Apprentice to Journeyman Gasman - Huron in Huron, South Dakota

TitleStep 5 Apprentice to Journeyman GasmanDepartment/DivisionDistribution OperationsWork LocationHuron, SDGuidepostUnion CBA Scale $30.29 to $39.85Employment StatusRegular Full-timeEmployment PhysicalRequiredDrug TestRequiredBackground CheckRequiredRelocation BenefitNegotiableSUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Apprentice Gasman trains and works under the supervision of Journeyman Gasman to develop the abilities and functions of Journeyman Gasman. Over the course of their training, they are required to safely and efficiently perform all of the duties of the Journeyman Gasman.The Journeyman Gasman performs operations, maintenance and construction tasks on natural gas distribution systems.i The Journeyman Gasman performs service work on Company equipment and in customersi homes.i The Journeyman Gasman is certified to weld steel pipes and fittings and fuse plastic pipe and fittings that are part of the gas distribution system.DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSiAll 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 Energyis values, mission, and strategic business objectives iCommunicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situationsPerform those physical and mental requirements required to undertake a multi-step apprenticeship process designed to train the worker to safely and efficiently perform all aspects related to the installation, maintenance, and service of gas distribution linesSatisfactorily complete required program to progress to qualified Journeyman Gasman statusWork overtime outside of scheduled hours, participating in either call out availability or an on-call rotation schedule, in response to acute and/ or planned service needsWork as a team member to safely and efficiently complete work activitiesComplete all needed documentation as requiredRespond from home to primary work location within a reasonable amount of time Marginal Work Functions*These functions may be considered essential based on location, current level of apprenticeship training, and other factors.iDrive to installation locations*Respond to natural gas emergencies*Aid in the completion of service orders as assigned*Participate in installation, repair, and other duties related to all aspects of the natural gas distribution system as directed*Operate hand and heavy equipment including backhoes, trenchers, and other necessary tools*Install pipe including fusing plastic pipe and cleaning and wrapping pipes and joints*Complete scheduled leak surveys; assist in snow removal and manhole pumping; locate services accurately; perform meter reading duties as assigned; and construct, install, and set up commercial and residential meters*Perform service related tasks including but not limited to working with customers in homes, gas leakage checks, CO checks, appliance checks, no heat or water checks, high-bill complaint investigations, reestablishing services (electric and gas turn-ons), and lighting pilot lights*Perform DOT required functions such as cathodics; leak surveys; and maintenance and operation of valves, regulators, and factored meters*Prepare accurate and complete documentation including service orders, time tickets, material requisitions, emergency plans, cathodic protection documentation, and metering records*Work in various locations depending on project assignment; complete overnight travel as required*Participate in installation and repair of natural gas main service and composite construction projects*Interact with the public*Organize equipment and perform regular and preventative maintenance*GENERAL QUALIFICATIONSiDemonstrate and maintain a good safety recordHigh school diploma or equivalentCompletion of post-secondary technical program preferredDuring course of the Apprenticeship, will be required to complete NorthWestern Energy Gas Operator Qualification and HAZMAT programsValid Driveris License and