Date: May 31, 2023

Location: Anthony, New Mexico, 88021

Company: TECO

Ignite your career with New Mexico Gas Company!

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. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all; our difference, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company.

New Mexico Gas Company is a member of the Emera family of energy companies which also includes Tampa Electric, TECO and Peoples Gas.

Title: Foreperson
Company: New Mexico Gas Company
Location: Anthony
State and City: New Mexico - Anthony
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


This position will be open to internal and external applicants and will close on Monday June 19th, 2023.

This position pays between $62,200.00 to $77,750.00 and is based on skills, experience and education of the successful candidate.



The successful candidate must live within 30 minutes of the Anthony office.

Commercial Driver's License (CDL) 



Works with high degree of independence under general supervision. Leads a utility construction crew to complete small to large project plans and materials into practical, working structures and systems in the field. Projects typically consist of gas pipe maintenance, installation, and related excavation. May participate in design and layout. May inspect contract gas crews.


1.    Independently plans, organizes, schedules, and leads assigned crew(s) and equipment; participates in the work activities of the crew.
2.    Schedules and coordinates daily job assignments and activities.
3.    Ensures a cooperative and safe work site environment, which often includes various disciplines from other departments and companies.
4.    Ensures that work is performed in compliance with safety guidelines, OSHA, environmental, Company policy and procedures, work standards, various government agency regulations, and other related requirements.
5.    Responds safely and effectively to field emergency situations such as blowing gas lines, gaseous atmospheres, or accidents involving Company structures, employees, or the general public.
6.    Acts as liaison between field operations and designated personnel Conducts on-the-job training and safety sessions.
7.    Ensures that employees have appropriate Operator Qualifications (OQs) for performing tasks; provides direct oversight while performing tasks; inspects weld re-qualifying.
8.    Ensures proper materials are transported to the job site; monitors resource use to contain costs.
9.    Under leadership review, typically conducts and inspects all types of welding, including PE, Oxy- acetylene, ARC, and stopple equipment on high-pressure and large gas transmission pipe.
10.    Anticipates and resolves difficult issues and contract disputes between the Company, customers, government officials and landowners regarding various pipelines, scheduling, and work activities.
11.    Completes and coordinates various reports and completion required to initiate, document, or process work; approves various documents, reports, transaction forms, etc., necessary for planning and implementing activities.
12.    May lead or perform on-site welding, pipefitting duties, and on-the-job training.
13.    May perform advanced measurement and corrosion activities (as needed by location).
14.    May assume next level of supervision for town plant in absence of supervisor as necessitated by location (as needed by location).


Key Internal:    Operations department
Key External:     Contractors, Customers, Government Entities and/or Vendors




Required:    High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)    


Required:    Must be able to obtain and maintain all applicable Operator Qualifications (OQs). Annual fit testing requirements for respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Must possess a valid driver's license and meet the acceptable driving record requirements of the Company. Must obtain and maintain a valid New Mexico Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDL) within one (1) year of hire.


Related Experience 
Required:    Four (4) years’ field experience in a utility or underground construction industry 
Preferred:    Experience as a NMGC Foreperson and/or successful completion of NMGC Foreperson training


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA) 
Required:    Broad knowledge of gas or underground construction methods, techniques, standards, compliance requirements, technology, regulations, materials, and equipment. Knowledge of Company policies, specifications, and codes pertaining to gas utility construction activities through experience or training. Ability to safely operate and maintain various equipment and hand tools for construction of gas transmission and distribution. Moderate to high mechanical aptitude. Knowledge and experience in field oversight and leadership. Ability to gain cooperation of others.



Speaks up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity
Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
Builds Strong Collaborative Relationships
Develops People and Teams
Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
Thinks Strategically and Exercises Sound Judgment

Field/plant environment. May be required to work overtime and/or on call and handle emergency response as needed. May be required to work at various job sites, out of town, and/or remote locations for extended periods. Personal protective equipment needed including but are not limited to, safety glasses, puncture resistance boots, hard hat, respirator, and SCBA worn while performing the field functions. 

Frequent standing, walking, bending, twisting, 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 requires exposure to extreme heat and cold, high-pressure natural gas, blowing gas, and gas fumes; uneven terrain; exposure to year-round outside weather conditions. 


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: Las Cruces

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