Gas Operations Tech IDate:Sep 1, 2023Location: N. Miami, Florida, US, 33162 Company: TECO Apply now »Title: Gas Operations Tech I Company:Peoples Gas SystemState and City:Florida - N. MiamiShift:8 Hr. X 5 Days WHO WE ARE Founded in 1895, Peoples Gas is Florida’s largest natural gas distribution utility, delivering safe, clean, affordable and reliable natural gas to serve nearly 470,000 homes and businesses across the state. Through investments in people, technology, infrastructure and environmentally focused innovations, we are committed to fueling Florida’s clean energy future responsibly and sustainably. Peoples Gas cultivates a diverse, inclusive, and respectful workplace that includes varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. The company supports the communities it serves through stewardship and economic development efforts. We are a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. WHY YOU’LL LIKE WORKING HERE Peoples Gas offers a competitive salary, Pension Plan, 401k Savings Plan w/company match, Paid Time Off, Paid Holiday Time, Paid Parental Leave, Bonus Plan with individual multiplier, Tuition Assistance, Adoption Assistance, medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, Wellness Programs, Fitness Centers (at some locations), and an Employee Assistance Program. WHAT YOU’LL DOOur Gas Operations Technician I 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 Peoples Gas Safety rules, regulations, policies, procedures and applicable Federal, State and local natural gas codes.Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
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.
What We’re Looking ForMust Haves:
Valid High School Diploma or GED
Valid Florida Driver's License (may require CDL) with a safe driving record
Minimum of six (6) years of natural gas operations experience related to the duties and responsibilities of this position
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 Peoples Gas.
Knowledge of the geographic areas and with ability to read and interpret maps
Nice-to-Haves:Associates Degree in a related technical field is preferred and may be considered in lieu of the comparable related experience requirement.Leadership Competencies:Takes Ownership and Acts with IntegrityDrives Operational Excellence for CustomersBuilds Strong Collaborative RelationshipsThinks Strategically and Exercises Sound JudgementSpeaks up on Safety, Health, and the EnvironmentWorking ConditionsRequires 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.Physical DemandsOccasional 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 dayWalking 4 Hours per dayStanding 4 Hours per daySitting 4 Hours per dayCrawling 1 Hours per dayKneeling 4 Hours per daySquatting 4 Hours per dayClimbing 1 Hours per dayBack range of motion (ROM) Must have adequate ROMMust 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 mannerThe successful applicant will be required to take and pass a Baseline Medical Examination as part of the pre-employment screening once an offer has been accepted. A pre-employment drug screening, as well as a background check (including education, employment, criminal and motor vehicle) will also be conducted as part of the pre-employment screening. A physical may be conducted if required for the role.#LI-CC1STORM 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.