Columbia Gas Upcoming Opportunities - General Gas Operations Field Positions - Hagerstown / Hancock MD

NiSource - Hagerstown, MD3.6

30+ days ago

The current hiring needs of Columbia Gas of Maryland within the Maryland operating areas are unknown at this time. This job posting is being utilized to create a candidate pool in the event that position(s) become available. The new hire wave training class to fill upcoming vacancies is projected for January 2019.

All candidates will be required to pass an Operations Job Fit Analysis Assessment, Aptitude Assessment, Physical Capacity Assessment as well as a Drug, Background and Motor Vehicle Report screenings.

Successful candidate(s) must be willing and able to accept shift and emergency assignments, work overtime, be on-call and work in all types of weather conditions

Location and Residency Requirements*

Due to the nature of our business and emergency response obligations, the successful candidate(s) may be required to live within 30 minutes of one of the following areas in the Maryland service territory and maintain permanent residence in this living requirement while employed by Columbia Gas of Maryland.

Columbia Gas of MD - Hagerstown MOD -

55 Sycamore Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Columbia Gas of MD - Hancock MOD -

126 W. High Street, Hancock, MD 21750

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

*** Due to Emergency Response requirements, Hagerstown and Hancock MD will have specific area Emergency Response territories with designated area emergency responders.Designated area Emergency Responders will need to answer and respond to area emergencies.

The following are positions that we hire for in the Maryland operating areas:

Construction Coordinator
Construction Equipment Operator
Locator Technician*
Plant/Service Specialist*
Street Service*
Service Technician*
Utility Representative*
Responsibilities by Job Classification

Construction Coordinator

Coordinate, oversee and guide the activities associated with natural gas construction in accordance with all applicable requirements, ensuring safe, reliable service to customers in an efficient, economical manner.
Coordinate with customers, contractors, vendors, construction services leadership, welders, engineering, field operations and logistics centers to ensure cost- effective construction.
Advises and ensures proper methods of pipeline installations and other maintenance activities are performed by the contractor.
Actively interacts with crew leaders to ensure performance adheres to established metrics and policies/procedures, permit and right-of-way requirements.
Prepares and submits accurate daily progress reports
Coordinates capital construction and improves capital spending efficiency
Effectively uses technology, tools and planning techniques to improve process results.
Creates and maintains valued relationships with government entities, industry associates, company affiliates, and contractors.
Executes construction services strategies.
Manages efficient, safe and quality construction of new and replacement mains and services, joint sealing, cathodic protection, service tie-overs.
Communicates concerns about contractor qualifications and certifications and ensures proper documentation.
Works across geographic boundaries whenever necessary.
Other duties as assigned
Construction Equipment Operator

Operates light earth-moving equipment, for example backhoe, dump truck, side boom, and tamper
Duties include operating and maintenance of said equipment
Transportation of equipment and/or materials
Assists crew with installation and repair of mains and services
Class A CDL required
Other duties as assigned

Responsible for installing and maintaining distribution natural gas service lines and mains
Replacing existing service lines and mains to present customers
Repairs leaks, completes service line orders
Maintains record of materials and supplies used on the job
Locate underground company facilities
Other duties as assigned
Locator Technician*

Locate underground utilities in response to PA One Call.
Must be able to read maps and interpret information.
Must be able to become OQ qualified in all duties relevant to the area of Line Locating.
Other duties as assigned.
Plant/Service Technician*

Act as Street Service A (crew leader) over what will normally be a Plant crew engaged in leak repair, service line installation and all phases of Plant work. The Plant / Service Technician will drive an assigned truck, maintain truck inventory and handle necessary paperwork. The Plant / Service Technician will be responsible for the work while at the job site.
The Plant / Service Technician will also be responsible for all types of customer service work and other related work necessary to render gas service to customers.
The Plant / Service Technician must be available for overtime, emergency, and call-out work for both Plant and Service functions.
Other duties as assigned
Service Technician*

Perform meter and regulator related activities, and have knowledge of customer appliance servicing.
Responsible for company equipment and property at the job site.
Must have knowledge of Company operating procedures and related paperwork, safety procedures, and be able to use this knowledge in job performance.
Other duties as assigned.
Street Service*

Acts as lead employee over one or more employees engaged in pinpointing leakage, making repairs, and replacing services or portions of mains.
Testing and inspecting service lines according to policy/procedures and approved codes.
Must be able to use various types of tools needed for repairs of plant facilities.
Must possess a valid PA commercial driver's license (CDL) and certification to operate company trucks under DOT/ Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for intra-state drivers.
Must be able to prepare legible records and understand written and oral communications.
Must have ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Knowledge of OSHA regulations concerning pipeline safety and underground construction practices preferred.
Other duties as assigned
Utility Representative*

Personally makes premise visit on delinquent customers to collect or disconnect gas service at meter or curb box.
Performs various customer/company work requests, including transfers, disconnects, reads/rereads meters, locates/repairs, curb boxes, removes active and inactive meters, reads meters on route.
Documents assignment results, maintains assigned vehicle, tools/equipment and materials.
Promotes excellent customer relations.
Other duties as assigned.


Selection Criteria

Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to operate company vehicles.
Must be capable of passing applicable physical capacity tests.
Must be detail-oriented and able to follow through on assignments with limited direction.
Requires the ability to organize and prioritize duties and responsibilities.
Must be able to document records and understand written and oral communications.
Must be able to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
Mechanical aptitude and knowledge and/or experience of hand tools is required.
Demonstrated ability to deal with difficult customer situations with tact and diplomacy is required.
Prefers computer software experience.
Experience in field operations within natural gas industry or in the plumbing trade is preferred.

All positions are subject to applicable DOT Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Plan (AMPP) regulations.
All positions must be able to respond to emergency calls and work scheduled and non-scheduled overtime at applicable overtime rate. To serve customers' needs, it may be necessary for incumbent to work a schedule or work location other than posted on a temporary basis to provide coverage during vacations.
All positions will be required to complete applicable paperwork and enter data on a computer.
All positions require working in all weather conditions
All applicants must be able to become OQ qualified and maintain OQ qualifications

Education Level

Diploma from an accredited high school or a GED

Other Information

This position is subject to an Operations Job Fit Analysis, Operations Aptitude Assessment and a Physical Capacity Assessment.

Passing any of the required assessments does not guarantee employment but rather the opportunity to continue through the application process.

This position is also subject to a successful Background Check, Drug Screen, and DOT Physical for applicable DOT positions. Successful candidates must also possess a safe Motor Vehicle history as determined by Columbia Gas.

All correspondence for this position will be sent via e-mail from either or from another user Please be sure to check your e-mail frequently throughout the hiring process as well as your junk mail in case any correspondence should be filtered out of your inbox.

After each Assessment, your qualifications will be reviewed in relation to the requirements for the position. Should there be a match, you will be contacted with the next steps in the process. We will be evaluating many candidates during this time period and sincerely appreciate your patience during the process.

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Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before Wednesday, August 29th, 2018!

After this posting closes, applicants will receive via email time sensitive information on completing the Operations Job Fit Analysis on August 30, 2018 and will have 5 business days to complete the assessment. This assessment must be completed by Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource companies are Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employers and do not discriminate in any employer/employee relations based on race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law. NiSource companies require all employees to adhere strictly to this policy.

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