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Foreman, Operations Systems

Date: Jul 27, 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: Foreman, Operations Systems
Company: New Mexico Gas Company
Location: Santa Fe Service Center
State and City: New Mexico - Santa Fe
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


This position will be open to internal and external applicants and will close Sunday August 16, 2020.  


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 minimal supervision, plans and directs the work of non-exempt technicians who perform technical service functions in multiple work locations of operation that have three or more craft/department functions or in local areas of operation that have large volumes of work in one or two craft/department functions.  Performs distribution and transmission activities.

Oversees operation, maintenance and expansion of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the region's control area, two-way radio communications system and the regional office. Supervises the planning, development and selection of various equipment to support control equipment for area operation's telemetering, communications and security. Ensures proper operation of all SCADA, Electronic flow meters (EFM) and remote terminal units (RTU), odorization injection equipment, measurement and control equipment, compression, cathodic protection equipment, leak survey, line locating, gas chromatography and wellhead production equipment. Ensures that electronic and mechanical measurement equipment complies with custody transfer requirements.




Installs and maintains electronic supervisory and data acquisition equipment (SCADA), radio and other communications equipment, H2S analyzing equipment, Moisture analyzing equipment, gas chromatographs, computer peripherals, orifice or large capacity displacement, rotary, and turbine meters, and pressure regulating equipment


Consults with proper personnel regarding system interface and control capability with Border Station switching and monitoring devices and Gas Measurement and Gas Control Operations


Coordinates system delivery/receipt points with suppliers, gas control, and producers


Assists in the design of SCADA developments in regard to system loads with contracted energy suppliers


Consults and coordinates system development, expansion and interfacing into SCADA remote terminal units and communications equipment


Maintains, keeps records of and posts all Department of Transportation (DOT) and Public Regulation Commission PRC) documentation


Monitors and secures the proper operation of the communication equipment for SCADA and telephones located in various station facilities


Supervises contractor maintenance and repair activity for SCADA and communications equipment at local office and remote field sites, returning equipment to vendor/communications department for repair or replacement when necessary


Installs, calibrates, troubleshoots and repairs measurement and control equipment, line spotting and leak survey equipment


Installs and troubleshoots cathodic protection systems, including galvanic anodes and rectified systems


Performs routine and special leak surveys and routine and emergency line locates


Completes, reviews, and maintains all documentation, including DOT and PRC required documentation for work performed in Technical Services


Responsible for all aspects of DOT pre-audits and audits for craft/department functions


Ensures department employees have current and appropriate OQ certifications for assigned task


Provides training and assistance to technicians and entry-level personnel


Participates in the preparation and administration of department budget


Performs all technical duties associated with the department


Develops, maintains, and participates in the on-call rotation schedule for department employees


Coordinates and schedules contractor work


Coordinates with project managers to prepare weekly plans for areas of responsibility


Coordinates with local Designer and District/Division Engineering to prepare Technical Services related project work orders


Responsible for the quality and accuracy of technicians work performance


Provides supervision and guidance for multiple direct reports that may include employees in remote areas outside of local operation




Ability to relocate to different job sites for various lengths of time.

Extensive background of theoretical and practical knowledge to develop a workable solution to projects and problems


Aiblity to understand and safely work with natural gas and related gas systems and facilities


Working knowledge of electricity, corrosion, measurement, compressor operations and maintenance, leak detection, odorization, gas sampling, dehydration, gas filtration, and construction and maintenance practices


Ability to operate and maintain gas system equipment to include compressors, provers, PK testers, generators, gauges, calibration tools, multimeters, odorizers, dehydrators, filter separators, continuous sampling equipment, H2S analyzers, gas chromatography, moisture analyzers, and related test equipment


Ability to investigate, troubleshoot, diagnose, and solve electrical and mechanical problems


Working knowledge of the current telecommunications system


In-depth knowledge of electronics theory and practice


Ability to manage multiple projects and work with various departments


In-depth knowledge of troubleshooting techniques and equipment


Working knowledge of construction methods, techniques, standards compliance requirements, and equipment


Technical knowledge needed to safely operate various powered hand tools


Ability to read maps and prepare basic maps and/or records pertaining to system maintenance and compliance regulations. Working knowledge of gas laws


Ability to recognize and define objectives requiring action by the department


Extensive working knowledge of the applicable systems within the relevant geographical area


Specific knowledge of the Companys procedures and policies, and local, state, and federal regulations






High school diploma or GED with seven to nine years experience in the technical services field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.




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


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




Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations


Ability to write complex reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals


Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public




Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as intermediate algebra


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide and to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations




Working knowledge of the software programs associated with all field and office equipment




Ability to solve complex 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.




While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or walk up to 2/3 of the time and sit up to 1/3 of the time.  Frequent use of fine dexterity, reaching and handling and the ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, bend and climb.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat and cold; high pressure natural gas, blowing gas and gas fumes; uneven terrain; high and low voltage electricity, including energized and de-energized equipment.  May be required to work around toxic fumes or chemicals with proper safety equipment.  Vision requirements include:  Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.  Extensive use of hearing and speech.




Office and field environments.


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: Santa Fe

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