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Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Field Operators - Brockton, MA in Brockton, MA at NiSource

Date Posted: 2/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Brockton, MA
  • Date Posted:
    2/7/2018
  • Job ID:
    920974

Job Description

Responsibilities

THIS JOB POSTING IS INTENDED TO CREATE A CANDIDATE POOL FOR ALL OPEN POSITIONS IN THE BROCKTON MASSACHUSETTS SERVICE TERRITORY. THESE POSITIONS MAY INCLUDE, BUT WILL NOT BE LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Distribution Equipment Operator
  • Distribution Operator
  • Distribution Leader
  • Meter Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Meter Reader/Collector
  • Locator 

Various shifts and schedules have been established to best service customers within our service territory.  Schedules and shift assignments will be assigned based on position and seniority.

Residency Requirement:  Residence must be within 25 miles/30 minutes from the Brockton Mass Operations Center.

Responsibilities

 RESPONSIBILITIES FOR DISTRIBUTION POSITIONS:

  • Serve as a member of a distribution crew responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of underground gas mains, gas services and system lines necessary to provide customers with safe and efficient gas power while working in accordance with accepted practices and state regulations.
  • Will perform work from work orders, schedules, blueprints, written and/or verbal instructions from the supervisor.
  • Responsible for the proper operation and preventative maintenance of vehicles and equipment and ensuring appropriate parts and supplies are on hand to complete daily work.
  • May perform leak investigation and repair of gas leaks, installation or repair of gas services, installation or repair of gas mains (including the fusing of plastic pipe), repair of contractor damages and investigation and general maintenance of underground facilities and working tools.
  • Operation and maintenance of (including cleaning, greasing and lubricating) vehicles, back hoes, pneumatic equipment, tapping, cutting and related pipefitting tools, as well as other small hand tools
  • Maintain necessary records
  • Maintains work area and equipment in a safe, clean and orderly fashion
  • Follows all prescribed safety rules and regulations
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Must be able to perform the above duties in a safe and professional manner.
  2. Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude and be knowledgeable and competent in all phases of equipment used in the installation of gas mains and services.
  3. Must possess or have the ability to obtain valid operators and commercial driver's license (CDL A) and certification to operate company trucks under the DOT/State Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for intrastate drivers within 6 months of hire date.
  4. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Massachusetts Hoisting License (class 2A) within 6 months of hire date.
  5. Must pass a DOT drug screen.
  6. Must be able to perform basic math calculations, prepare legible records and understand written and oral communications.
  7. Must have ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  8. Must have basic computer skills and/or working knowledge of MDT (Mobile Data Terminal)
  9. Must be dependable in terms of adherence to deadlines and presence on the job.
  10. Requires skill in reading/interpreting gauges & dials.
  11. Must be able to be certified to wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
  12. Must be willing and able to accept shift, on-call, emergency assignments and work overtime per the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
  13. Will be required to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions as determined by supervisor
  14. Must have a valid driver's license with a safe driving record
  15. Must have a diploma from an accredited high school or GED.

PREFERRED:

  1. Experience with operating earth-moving equipment and knowledge of underground construction practices-
  2. Knowledge of OSHA regulations, pipeline safety regulations and underground construction practices.
  3. Possess current MA CDL (CDL A or CDL B) and MA Hoisting Engineer License
Responsibilities

 RESPONSIBILITIES FOR METER POSITION:

  • Installs and removes gas meters, meter settings, and regulators; inspects and tests service and house lines for leaks.
  • Uses test instruments as required to install, service, and adjust all gas appliances.
  • Investigates gas service inquiries, such as no gas, leaks and gas odors.
  • Advises plumbers, contractors, and prospective customers on service and house line installations.
  • Will turn gas on /off for customers.
  • Collects delinquent bills; reads meters; locates, cleans and repairs curb boxes.
  • Uses pressure gauges to test for line leaks and gas detection instruments to locate leaks.
  • Successful candidate must have the ability to understand and apply mechanical principles and demonstrated skills in the use of hand tools;
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in providing extraordinary customer service
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to follow through on assignments with little or no direct supervision
  • Must be able to work effectively under changing priorities and conditions; be able to prepare legible, complete, and accurate orders; be able to understand oral and written communications;

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Must have the ability to understand and apply mechanical principles and demonstrated skills in the use of hand tools. Must have strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in providing extraordinary customer service
  2. Must be detail-oriented and able to follow through on assignments with little or no direct supervision.
  3. Must have the ability and aptitude to perform the duties above independently and in a safe, professional manner
  4. Must be able to prepare legible, complete, and accurate orders and maintain/keep records satisfactorily.
  5. Must be able to understand oral and written communications.
  6. Must have a valid driver's license and a demonstrated safe driving record.
  7. Must be regular in attendance and have a good safety record.
  8. Must be willing and able to accept shift and emergency assignments, work overtime, be on-call and work in all types of weather conditions. 
  9. Must have basic computer skills or working knowledge of MDT (Mobile Data Terminal)
  10. Must have a diploma from an accredited high school or GED. 

PREFERRED:

  1. Experience using company mainframe programs, i.e. DIS or WMS, is preferred.
  2. Experience reading/interpreting gauges and dials.
  3. Knowledge of OSHA regulations, pipeline safety regulations and underground construction practices.
  4. Experience reading/interpreting gauges and dials is preferred.
  5. Experience in the plumbing trade with natural gas experience and current OQ plumbing qualifications preferred.

Education Level

Diploma from an accredited high school or a GED


Other Information

NOTE ABOUT ALL POSITIONS:

  • All positions are subject to an Operations Job Fit Analysis and Operations Aptitude Assessment and Physical Capacity Assessment.
  • Successful completion of any of the required assessments does not guarantee employment but rather permits the applicant to continue the interview process.
  • All candidates selected must successfully complete a Physical Capacity Assessment, Background Check, DOT Drug and Alcohol Screening, and DOT Physical.  Successful candidates must also possess a safe Motor Vehicle history as determined by Columbia Gas.
  • All positions are subject to applicable DOT Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Plan (AMPP) regulations.
  • Successful candidate must be able to respond to emergency calls during nonworking hours and work scheduled and nonscheduled overtime.
  • Successful candidate may be required to work non-traditional schedules and/or alternative shifts. 
  • Successful candidates must live within a designated response time of their assigned reporting location.
  • All correspondence for this position will be sent via email from either hrdeliveryteam@nisource.comor from another user @nisource.com. Please be sure to check your email frequently throughout the hiring process, as well as your spam/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.

For more information regarding the hiring process for this position, please copy and paste the below link into your browser:
https://careers.nisource.com/opportunities/skilled-trades/gas-distribution.

Other Information

Safety

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 workhabits.

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 consideration to be placed in the Candidate Pool, please apply on-line at www.nisource.jobs on or before February 20, 2018!

NOTICE: You will receive an email immediately after the posting period closes for timed sensitive instructions on how to complete the Operations Job Fit Analysis.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

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