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Operations/Distribution Mechanic - Nicor Gas - Various, IL


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Company: Nicor Gas

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OPERATINS MECHANIC

The primary function of this role is to provide safe, reliable, cost effective service for customers, and stakeholders. To ensure adherence to compliance related tasks, provide good customer service. This position requires the ability to respond to gas leak emergency orders, investigate, identify, resolve, mitigate, or process for resolution. Part of that task requires being the first responder to incidents and working with emergency responders for local agencies and other entities. At times working in potentially gaseous environments and wearing critical personal protective equipment. Duties include, and not limited to the following: leak investigation, pipe fitting, installing support brackets for but not limited to meter set and risers restoring service to natural gas appliances, assess gas appliance operation and perform safety checks, inform customers of findings and document notification, locating underground company facilities, using small tools, hand drills, hand digging, working in a confined space i.e. [attics, crawl spaces, excavations, constructions zones, rooftops, etc.] Working in residential, commercial, industrial settings, indoors, outdoors, 24 hours a day seven days a week, in all different weather conditions.  The ability to respond to after-hours emergency callouts.  Good communication skills with internal and external parties, computer, and technology use and higher than average level of proficiency in all areas. Must be able to demonstrate competencies in jobs tasks associated with this role. 

Employee must obtain certification as an Operations Mechanic and be qualified in all Operator Qualification tasks.

DISTRIBUTION MECHANIC

The primary function of this role is to provide safe, reliable, cost effective service for customers, and stakeholders.  To ensure adherence to compliance related tasks, provide good customer service.   This position requires the ability to gas weld, fusion of plastic pipe and fittings, drive heavy duty equipment i.e. [CDL license, crew truck and trailer, dump truck with dual wheel axle], clean shaven to utilize breatheable air respirator equipment, respond to gas leak emergency orders, investigate, identify, resolve, mitigate, or process for resolution. This task requires at times, being the first responder to incidents and working with emergency responders for local agencies and other entities.  At times working in potentially gaseous environments and wearing critical personal protective equipment. Duties include, and not limited to the following: Gas service lines and gas main line installations and repairs, gas leak investigation, pipe fitting, restoring service to natural gas appliances, assess gas appliance operation and perform safety checks, inform customers of findings and document notification, locating underground company facilities, using small tools, hand drills, hand digging, working in a confined space i.e. [attics, crawl spaces, excavations, constructions zones, rooftops, etc.] Working in residential, commercial, industrial settings, indoors, outdoors, 24 hours a day seven days a week, in all different weather conditions. The ability to respond to after-hours emergency callouts.  Good communication skills with internal and external parties, computer, and technology use and higher than average level of proficiency in all areas. Must be able to demonstrate competencies in jobs tasks associated with this role. 

Employee must obtain certification as a Delivery Mechanic and be qualified in all Operator Qualification tasks.

 

Education, Certifications/Licenses: 

 Required:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver’s License and pass Company driving tests

      Preferred:

  • Welding experience, ability to work undergound for long periods of time.  Fusion training a plus
  • Valid CDL Driver’s license (Class A) and DOT medical card

 

Specific Skills & Knowledge:

Required:

  • Pass all required Operator Qualification certifications
  • Maintain compliance with Pipeline Safety Drug and Alcohol testing program
  • Demonstrate skills in:
    • Leak Investigation
    • Excavation equipment use
    • Hazard identification
    • Relighting appliances
    • Pipe fitting
    • Small tool use
    • Hand dig with proper tooling
    • Safe Driving and all Safety initiatives
    • Computer use, Smart Phone use, technology use, Atlas Page reading, and Map reading
    • Organizational daily planning
  • Pass Company’s Field Operations Delivery Mechanic certification test
  • Ability to smell odorant used to detect gas leaks
  • Join IBEW local Union

Preferred:

  • Possess good work ethic
  • Be self-motivated, self-starter
  • Able to comprehend and follow direction
  • Able to work in varying conditions (i.e., rough terrain, weather)
  • Able to operate basic equipment, machinery and simple tools
  • Possess willingness to learn
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude
  • Possess basic knowledge of and background in all Operating departments
    • Includes Sys Ops, Con Ops, & Corrosion
  • Able to communicate well with co-workers and customers
  • Possess experience operating fleet vehicles similar to pick-up vehicle (up to 10,000 lbs.) and heavy duty equipment
  • Possess experience working on construction sites
  • Possess good hand/eye coordination

 

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Must be able to physically walk, ascend and descend stairs and ladders, stoop, bend, kneel, enter and exit tap holes, ditches, and/or excavations, and lift and transport weight in excess of 50 pounds. Have a keen sense of smell, hearing, vision and color identification. Required to work in various weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, and precipitation.

Disclaimer:  This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job.  The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.
Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

 

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

 

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