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Date: Mar 24, 2020

Why Join New Mexico Gas Company?

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico Gas Company manages more than $1 billion of assets, including 12,000 miles of natural gas pipeline in a service area that covers 6,501 square miles, operates in 23 of the 33 counties in the state and supplies 60 percent of the population of New Mexico.

The ability to serve our 520,000 customers is rooted in the commitment of 700 employees across New Mexico. As we grow, we’re excited to welcome new team members who are committed to our purpose, values and our approach to business. Our ever-changing company is creating exciting opportunities for our workforce and the communities where we operate.

New Mexico Gas Company is proud to be an affiliate of Emera, Inc., one of the 20 largest energy companies in North America with $29 billion in assets, more than 7,400 employees and 2.5 million customers in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.

By joining the NMGC family, you can count on a safety-focused work environment, competitive pay and benefits and opportunities for training and personalized development to ignite your career.

Title: Crewman
Company: New Mexico Gas Company
Location: ALB Gas Service Center
State and City: New Mexico - Albuquerque
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


This position will be open to internal and external applicants and will close April 20, 2020. 

Salary determination is based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.




Under general supervision, provides labor support for gas distribution/transmission construction, maintenance, installation and emergency response.




Responds to blowing gas line emergencies and grade one leaks


Excavates and backfills trenches


Performs intermediate excavation and basic shoring duties


Trains on intermediate heavy equipment operation with general oversight from experienced operators


Operates and/or maintains construction equipment such as shovel, power tools, jack hammer, and dump truck


Qualifies or receives operator qualified (OQ) direct supervision when exposing live gas lines


Completes certification and develops full expertise in welding poly ethylene (PE) pipe


May perform electrofusion as needed by department


Lays gas pipe as the lay out trainee level


Installs caution tape and tracer wire, if applicable


Learns how to interpret lay out maps and work orders to determine proper location for facilities


Loads trucks and prepares supplies


Maintains gas distribution and transmission lines, including but not limited to, performing repairs on live gas lines, leak repair, anode installation, etc.


Performs various safety tests, including pressure tests, on gas pipelines


Inspects equipment daily and notifies Company of damaged or unsafe equipment


Completes various reports and transaction forms required to initiate, document, or process work


May at times be required to assume the duties of a Senior Crewman (as needed by location)


Follows and/or enforces Company procedures and safety guidelines




Working knowledge of and ability to operate various power tools


Safety related knowledge and methodologies of gas systems


Basic knowledge of company policies, procedures, and related government agency regulations


Ability to prepare simple reports and transaction forms


Ability to exercise good judgment based on training and experience in gas construction


Ability to work well with others






High School Diploma or GED with zero to three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.




Must be able to obtain and maintain all applicable Operator Qualifications (OQs).


Depending upon position and/or geographic location, may be required to possess a Journeyman Gas Fitter's License.


Must obtain a New Mexico commercial driver’s license within six months of hire.


Must at all times possess a valid commercial driver's license and meet the acceptable driving record requirements of the Company.




Ability to read and write in English


Strong verbal and written communication skills




Ability to use and operate a personal computer and any job-related software




Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  May determine correct course of action in case of gas emergency on the job site according to trained procedures.




Frequent standing, walking, bending, twisting, balancing, and climbing; occasional sitting (to drive vehicle and operate heavy equipment), lifting/carrying (up to 80 lbs.), reaching, handling, the use of fine dexterity, kneeling, and crouching required.


Work often requires exposure to extreme heat and cold, uneven terrain, high pressure natural gas, blowing gas, and gas fumes.  Employee is exposed to year-round outside weather conditions. Appropriate personal protection equipment is required.




Construction/field environment. May be required to work overtime and/or be on-call as needed.  May be required to work at various job sites and locations for extended periods.


New Mexico Gas Company (NMGC) offers a competitive Benefits package!!


Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs and more!


NMGC and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our NMGC customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


New Mexico Gas Company, Inc. (NMGC) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


NMGC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at NMGC will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.



Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)



ADA policy
It is the policy of NMGC to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Employment for this position will be contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment requirements, which include a background screen and drug test.  Also, pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 

Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque

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