Corrosion Apprentice (Tampa)

Date: Aug 29, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

Company: TECO

Title: Corrosion Apprentice (Tampa)    
Company: Peoples Gas System
State and City: Florida   -  Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


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. 


Responsible for monitoring the corrosion level of natural gas service lines and mains, and maintaining compliance levels through the scheduling of preventive maintenance.


1.    Conducts CP surveys to determine areas needing further testing for the presence of corrosion. 
2.    Takes pipe to soil readings for monitoring mains/services and monitors impressed current systems.
3.    Processes required inspection records in appropriate systems. 
4.    Maintains corrosion maps (GIS) and updates digital records. 
5.    Surveys, inspects and trouble shoots corrosion related leaks and issues. 
6.    Assists other employees and is available for emergency first response call-out on a rotating or as needed basis; performs special assignments and other job duties as required. 
Note:     Will be expected to successfully complete all PQP Tasks specific to Corrosion Monitoring and Cathodic Protection (CBT Modules and Performance Evaluations) within 1 year



Required:    High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required.



  • Valid Florida Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.  
  • Must attend and pass a basic CP course (Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course or equivalent) within 2 years.  

Preferred:    NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) CP Tester Certification.

Related Experience
    Minimum of 1 year of experience performing the duties and responsibilities of the Utility Technician or other equivalent natural gas work experience
Preferred:    Minimum of 2 years of direct work experience performing cathodic protection activities.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA)

  • Must be fully proficient in the core dimensions and in performing all duties and responsibilities of a Utility Technician.
  • Must have knowledge of basic engineering procedures and of the specific procedures related to corrosion engineering;
  • Ability to read and understand maps; Familiar with all relevant municipal, state and federal regulations.
  • Mechanical ability to operate basic testing equipment related to the specialty of corrosion engineering.
  • Must be able to operate basic computer software and update field data into a computer database or spreadsheet.
  • Must be able to perform basic math functions (add, subtract, multiply, divide, decimals, fractions).
  • Must be able to express ideas in writing.


  • Minimum of 1 year performing duties of a Senior Utility Technician.
  • Knowledge of the geographic area and strong interpersonal skills.


Must be able to work emergency response overtime including call-out duty as business needs dictate.  Overtime work includes weekends, holidays and call-out and stand-by schedule on a rotating basis.  Must be able to respond to gas emergencies and/or business needs within divisional guidelines and work outdoors for extended periods of time.



  • Must be able to independently operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner.
  • Must be able to independently enter/exit a motor vehicle as required during a 8-hour shift.
  • Must be able to bend and/or stoop requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Must be able to kneel and or crouch by bending legs at knees to come to rest at knees and bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
  • Must be able to walk, stand or sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to grasp/handle small hand tools and other objects by applying pressure with fingers and palms.
  • Must be able to pull, push, lift and carry objects weighing up to 100 lbs. 
  • Must have vision correctable to 20/40.
  • Must not have an average hearing loss greater than 40 decibels in the better ear at frequencies of 500, 1000 and 2000 with or without a hearing aid.
  • Must be able to smell gas odorant in normal concentrations.
  • Must be able to perform repetitive motions by extending arms and hands in any direction with substantial movement of wrists, hands and fingers.
  • Must be able to rotate and revolve body (twist) as to face in another direction.
  • Must be able to work outside for extended periods of time and in potential safety hazards.

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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