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Gas Operation Technician

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: Jacksonville, Florida, US, 32207

Company: TECO

Title: Gas Operation Technician    
Company: Peoples Gas System
State and City: Florida   -  Jacksonville
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days

 

Power up a career with us. Our People are our greatest investments.  TECO Peoples Gas offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. 

 

If you are interested in a career and not just a position, TECO Peoples Gas is the place to be!  

 

TECO Peoples Gas is the largest natural gas distributor in Florida serving more than 400,000 customers across the state. Just as it was 125 years ago when we started as Tampa Gas Company, natural gas is today’s No. 1 choice for reliable energy.  Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation and cost-effective sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 

 

TECO Peoples Gas is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes Tampa Electric and New Mexico Gas Company. Emera provides energy to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, with career opportunities available in all of these locations. 

 

POSITION CONCEPT:

Performs maintenance, repair and calibration tasks on equipment at Company’s facilities including, but not limited to, gate stations, city gates and power plants.  Ensures the safety of employees, customers and contractors through team member / contractor training, oversite and job site inspections. The technician works in a safe manner and is responsible for following all TECO Peoples Gas Safety rules, regulations, policies, procedures and applicable Federal, State and local natural gas codes.

This is a two-level progression.  Advancement to a higher level is based on value added to the Company through increased duties, responsibilities, and

accomplishments.  Advancement is not automatic, i.e. based solely on time in the job, but will be based on the employee’s performance, qualifications, and the business and/or technical needs of the department.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Level 1:  Gas Operations Technician I

  • Maintains, troubleshoots and repairs large gate station equipment, as assigned, including regulators, control valves, heaters, and filters/strainers and any other associated equipment.

    • Completes accuracy testing and calibration adjustments;

    • Monitors and performs all preventative maintenance as determined and scheduled during testing.  Tracks maintenance schedules in the Work Management System (WMS);

    • Performs on-site emergency response maintenance as needed, conducting troubleshooting and performing corrective measures as assigned.

  • Completes all required calibration documentation utilizing the WMS, ensuring procedures follow accepted Engineering Principles.

  • Works with company personnel in the installation of gate station regulation, control, chromatograph and odorization systems. Replaces control equipment to insure effective integration.

  • Ensure that all field facilities related to gas distribution and transmission pipelines comply with Federal, State and local electrical codes.

  • Perform other operational functions as assigned.

 

Level 2:  Gas Operations Technician II (CNG)

In addition to Level 1 Duties and Responsibilities, performs maintenance, repair and calibration tasks on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) equipment at Company facilities. Oversees CNG projects which includes the construction and commissioning at approved connection points. Performs assignment with a high level of independent judgment, initiative and leadership.

  • Maintains, inspects, troubleshoots and repairs CNG and gate station equipment including CNG trailers, compressors, heaters, CNG filling stations, regulators, control valves, heaters, filters/strainers and any other associated equipment.

    • Understands the technical function and safely operates the Measurement and Regulation (M&R) CNG equipment and related accessories. Performs or manages all scheduling and preventive maintenance on M&R CNG equipment. Includes operational random and schedule inspections. General housekeeping audits and maintenance of M&R CNG stations, gate stations and CNG fueling equipment.

    • Establishes and maintains appropriate inventory of CNG replacement materials and vendor source list for materials. Tracks material usage and cost to help project future budgetary needs. 

    • Performs on-site emergency response maintenance as needed. Trouble-shoot equipment, analyze equipment failures, determine corrective action and successfully complete repairs.

  • Coordinates and oversees CNG construction and commissioning activities at M&R sites. Maintains schedules and documentation required to track projects, compliance and equipment location to meet all regulatory requirements. Relocates CNG equipment to required destinations as needed.

  • Completes all required calibration, inspection and documentation utilizing company approved procedures. Reviews equipment operating procedures for safety and align with accepted Engineering Principles for proper method.

  • Works with company personnel, contractors and vendors in the installation of gate station regulation, control, chromatograph, and odorization systems. Troubleshoots and replaces electronic and control equipment to insure effective integration.

  • Ensures that all field facilities related to gas distribution and transmission pipelines comply with Federal, State and local electrical codes and performs other operational functions as assigned.

 

WORK CONDITIONS:

Requires working outdoors for extended periods of time; requires working overtime as needed, including weekends and holidays, in response to gas emergencies.  Requires working Call Out and Stand-by schedule on a rotating basis.

 

COMPETENCIES:

Builds Strong Collaborative Relationships

Drives Operational Excellence for Customers

Speaks up on Safety, Health, and the Environment

Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity

Thinks Strategically and Exercises Sound Judgment

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education (Both Levels)

Required:  A minimum of HS Diploma/GED

Preferred:  Associates Degree in a related technical field is preferred and may be considered in lieu of the comparable related experience requirement.

 

Level 1: Gas Operations Technician I

 

Licenses/Certifications

Required:  Possess a valid Florida Driver’s License (may require CDL) with a safe driving.

record. 

Related Experience

Required:  A minimum of six (6) years of natural gas operations experience related to the duties and responsibilities of this position. An Associate degree in a related technical field may be considered in lieu of the comparable related experience requirement.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Required:      

  • OQ qualified for the tasks assigned; Strong technical ability;

  • Good understanding of electrical and electronic principles;

  • Working knowledge of D.O.T. requirements and natural gas codes and regulations;

  • Knowledge of safe gas distribution and service practices, including but not limited to: standards of

  • pressure, dangers inherent in low/high pressures and the failure of pressure regulatory equipment;

  • Computer literate and skilled in the use of a lap-top computer for work orders and training.

  • Must be able to perform math functions using a calculator (add, subtract, multiply, divide, decimals, and fractions).

  • Ability to work independently; Ability to maintain high customer satisfaction through high systems availability, with timely and accurate data and minimum system downtime;

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to individuals internal/external of TECO Peoples Gas.

  • Knowledge of the geographic areas and with ability to read and interpret maps

 

Level 2:  Gas Operations Technician II (CNG)

 

Licenses/Certifications

Required:  Valid Florida CDL “A” License with a safe driving record is required.

Preferred:  ASE relevant certification with certification in Alternate Fuels; NGVi CNG Fueling Station Design, Operation and Maintenance Training Certifications

 

Experience

Required:

Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Gas Operations Technician I

OR

Minimum of 5 years of work experience related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position with utility company is required. Related experience consists of inspecting, maintaining and repairing natural gas CNG stations and natural gas Air Conditioning equipment ensuring proper and normal operating conditions of the fueling related equipment and structures to comply with manufacturers and Company guidelines.  An Associate degree in a related technical field may be considered in lieu of the comparable related experience requirement.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA)

Required: 

  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and concisely with Company personnel, contractors, vendors, and the public in general.  

  • Mechanical inclined and computer literate.   Must be able to interpret diagrams and schematics.

  • Familiar will all relevant municipal, state, and federal regulations applicable to natural gas CNG-AC systems.   

  • Ability to solve and analyze problems logically and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and others.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Both Levels):

Occasional lifting (One to multiple times per month)

75 Lbs.

Frequent lifting (One to multiple times per week)

40Lbs.

Repetitive lifting (One to multiple times per day)

40 Lbs.

Carrying

50 Lbs.

Pulling / pushing

75 Lbs.

Reaching overhead

25 Lbs.

Reaching away from body

10 Lbs.

Pinching / gripping

Hand tools, manual equipment, etc.

Manual dexterity

Typing, testing, writing, etc.

Shoveling

4 hours per day

Walking

4 Hours per day

Standing

4 Hours per day

Sitting

4 Hours per day

Crawling

1 Hours per day

Kneeling

4 Hours per day

Squatting

4 Hours per day

Climbing

1 Hours per day

Back range of motion (ROM)

Must have adequate ROM

 

  • Must be able to detect normal concentrations of natural gas odorant.

  • Must have vision acceptable under DOT guidelines 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10).

  • Must have hearing acceptable under DOT guidelines 49 CFR 391.41(b)(11).

  • Must be able to independently ingress/egress and operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner.

  

TECO 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 * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!

 

STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

 

TECO Energy 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 TECO Energy 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.

 

TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

TECO Energy 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 TECO Energy 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 TECO Energy 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.

 

Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 

 


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