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Upcoming Operations Technician Opportunities -Alliance, OH Area in Salem, OH at NiSource

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Salem, OH
  • Date Posted:
    11/9/2018
  • Job ID:
    921828

Job Description

Introduction

Welcome!!

Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc. is looking for safety-conscious individuals with enthusiasm, customer service skills, mechanical aptitude, an excellent driving record and a willingness to learn.

Natural gas technical experience not required- Our comprehensive training program will provide you with the necessary skills and abilities to be successful.

 WE VALUE WORKPLACE DIVERSITY!


  The potential positions are:

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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, gas odor, blowing gas, fires, explosions, and high bills.
  • 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.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Successful candidates hired into Service responsible positions must complete Service Dept. training program and be able to pass ALL Service Technician testing within 12 months.
  • Must have the ability to understand and apply mechanical principles and demonstrated skills in the use of hand tools. Experience reading/interpreting gauges and dials is preferred.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in providing extraordinary customer service, particularly in situations where tact and diplomacy are needed.
  • 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
  • Must be able to prepare legible, complete, and accurate orders.
  • Must be able to understand oral and written communications.
  • Successful candidate must have the ability to understand and apply mechanical principles and demonstrated skills in the use of hand tools;
  • Successful candidate must complete the Service Department training program and be able to pass Customer Service 'A' test. Candidate will have the option of testing after 12 months, with mandatory testing after 18 months training. If unsuccessful on the first test, candidate will be given one opportunity to retest.
  • Experience reading/interpreting gauges and dials is preferred.
  • Experience in the plumbing trade with natural gas experience and current OQ plumbing qualifications is preferred.

FIELD TECHNICIAN

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the installation, repair and replacement of distribution facilities such as main lines and services and for the operation and maintenance of construction equipment.
  • Includes pinpointing leakage, making repairs, and replacing services or portions of mains
  • Operates all light earth-moving equipment, such as backhoe, side boom, tamper, and hydra-crane.
  • Duties include maintenance of said equipment (including cleaning, greasing and lubricating) and transportation of equipment and/or materials.
  • Other duties include assisting crews with tie-ins, leakage repair and other construction operations.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Must have a mechanical aptitude and be able to use various types of hand tools needed for repair of field facilities.
  • Must have the ability to obtain a valid Ohio Operators and Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and certification to operate Company trucks under the DOT/Ohio Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for intrastate drivers within 3 months of being awarded the job.
  • Must be able to perform basic math calculations, prepare legible records and understand written and oral communications.
  • Must have the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Must be dependable in terms of adherence to deadlines and presence on the job.
  • Requires skill in reading/interpreting gauges and dials
  • Must be able to be certified to wear self-contained breaking apparatus
  • Experience of 24 months operating earth-moving equipment with knowledge of underground construction practices preferred.
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations concerning pipeline safety and underground construction practices preferred.
  • Working knowledge of MDT (Mobile Data Terminal) preferred.

NOTE ABOUT ALL POSITIONS

Positions are subject to applicable DOT Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Plan (AMPP) regulations.

All positions must be able to respond to emergency call outs, work scheduled and nonscheduled overtime, and work a non-traditional shift (other than Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm)

Successful candidates must pass pre-employment Operations Job Fit Analysis Assessment, Aptitude Testing and participate in interviews. If offered a position, candidate must successfully pass a Physical Capability Assessment, Drug Screen, Motor Vehicle Records check and comprehensive Background check. Candidates that do not meet any of these requirements will be removed from the process and notified when they are eligible to reapply. Passing any of the required assessments does not guarantee employment but rather the opportunity to continue through the application process.

 Link for Physical Capacity Knee & Shoulder Test demo:

http://www.ipcs-inc.com/videos/


Education Level

Diploma from an accredited high school or a GED


Other Information

These positions are subject to an Operations Job Fit Analysis, Operations Aptitude Assessment, and applicable Physical Capacity Assessment.

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

HIRING TIMELINE

THIS POSTING WILL BE REMOVED ON NOVEMBER 21, 2018. APPLICANTS WILL RECIEVE VIA EMAIL TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION ON COMPLETING THE OPERATIONS JOB FIT ANALYISIS ON NOVEMBER 26, 2018 AND WILL HAVE 5 BUSINESS DAYS TO COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THIS EMAIL BY NOVEMBER 27, 2018 PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO HRDELIVERYTEAM@NISOURCE.COM

WE ANTICIPATE THE APTITUDE ASSESSMENT WILL TAKE PLACE 2-4 WEEKS AFTER THE JOB FIT ANALYSIS PROCESS IS COMPLETE. OPEN HOUSE INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE 2-4 WEEKS AFTER THE APTITUDE ASSESSMENT PROCESS IS COMPLETE.

THE TARGETED HIRE DATE FOR THE POOL OF APPLICANTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSTING IS SPRING 2019. PLEASE E-MAIL ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE HIRING PROCESS TO HRDELIVERYTEAM@NISOURCE.COM


THE SPECIFIC HIRING NEEDS OF EACH OPERATIONS CENTER IS NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME. POSSIBLE LOCATIONS ARE IN OR ADD LOCATIONS THIS JOB POSTING IS BEING USED TO CREATE A 'CANDIDATE POOL' AS POSITIONS DO BECOME AVAILABLE, WE WILL NOTIFY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES IN A TIMELY MANNER.  APPLICATIONS ARE VALID FOR TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

WE DO HAVE VARIOUS SHIFTS ESTABLISHED TO BEST SERVICE OUR CUSTOMERS WITHIN OUR SERVICE TERRITORY.

All correspondence for this position will be sent via e-mail from either hrdeliveryteam@nisource.comor from another user @nisource.com. 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.

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.


Residency Requirements: 

Due to the nature of our business and your emergency response obligations of these positions, the successful candidate must live within an approved miles and/or drive time to their assigned MOD site. The distance and time are established based on the operational needs of each Operations Center.

Successful candidates will be placed in a MOD location within one of the below operating areas. Specific locations will be determined at time of job offer.

Alliance, Ohio

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


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 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 careers.nisource.com on or before November 21, 2018!


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.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.


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