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27 Jan 2023

Full-Time Utilityworker I

Unitil – Posted by Unitil Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Utility Worker Apprentice to Class I

Our Company

More than a utility company, Unitil provides energy for life.

Our work helps keep homes comfortable, businesses thriving and communities connected.  Unitil is an investor-owned public utility proudly serving Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  We are dedicated to delivering energy to our customers safely and reliably.

Unitil is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our employees, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success of Unitil is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity and value our employees.

Take advantage of a comprehensive benefits package.

Unitil offers competitive salaries, a consumer-driven health plan, dental and vision coverage, flexible work, company-paid holidays, a, robust, highly competitive retirement plan and educational assistance.

*Note: Benefit offerings may differ between union and non-union employee groups.

Position Purpose

To perform activities required to operate, maintain, construct, inspect and survey all gas system jurisdictional assets.  To ensure that these activities are performed in accordance with Federal and State regulations as well as Company Policy, Company Procedures and management objectives. To provide services as an emergency first responder with the objective of ensuring public safety and protecting Company assets. To ensure the timely and accurate completion of all necessary records, timesheets, paperwork and documentation needed for accounting, regulatory, asset management and related purposes.  Professionally interact with customers, regulatory authorities, and employees to ensure that the company satisfactorily meets their needs

Principal Accountabilities

Gas Leak Management Program: To perform activities associated with the implementation of the company’s gas leak program.  To ensure that all activities are conducted to protect public safety, safeguard company assets and in full compliance with Unitil’s Operations & Maintenance procedural manuals.

•    Emergency Response: To respond as an emergency first responder to gas leak situations in a prompt and effective manner and within established regulatory guidelines. To immediately asses these situations and to make recommendations and/or decisions that will ensure public safety.

    To perform scheduled gas survey’s and analysis work on all company owned facilities, which may include, but is not limited to:

o    Annual distribution survey

o    Winter patrol

o    Business district survey

o    School survey

o    Bridge survey

o    Interior Atmospheric and corrosion

o    Service line survey

o    Exposed pipe survey

o    Public Building

o    Commercial Building

o    Pre-paving

o    High risk survey

o    Active leaks

o    Repaired leaks

    Identify, classify and prioritize gas leaks associated with the gas distribution system with the main objective of ensuring public safety.

    Prepare construction and maintenance orders as required to complete work activities for the replacement or repair of facilities where gas leaks have been identified.

    To utilize GIS/GPS mapping software and the gas CMS system in the execution of this program.

    To test company owned (CGI) combustible gas indicators and (FIU) flame ionization units, LMD laser methane detectors, PMD portable methane detectors or other Company approved equipment in accordance with company procedures.

    To properly care for and maintain company equipment such as assigned vehicle, tools, material including the timely completion of records associated with such equipment.

Gas Distribution (maintenance, construction and inspections):  To perform activities associated with the maintenance, construction & inspection of the gas distribution system.  To ensure that these activities are conducted in full compliance with Unitil’s O&M and other related procedures.  These responsibilities may include, but is not limited to:

    System gas leak repair (Emergency and Scheduled)

    Valve inspection and repair

    System patrols

    Facility replacement

    Service Abandonment’s

    System Investigates

    New Installations

    Survey Work

    Other Inspections

Gas Service:  To perform activities associated with the installation, maintenance and inspection of Company meter sets and other jurisdictional assets.  To ensure that these activities are conducted in full compliance with Unitil’s O&M and other related procedures.

    Meter installs, sets, changes and removes

    Transfers

    Turn on and turn off gas meters

    Turn on an relights of customer appliances

    Tests gas piping

    An understanding of NFPA 54

Damage Prevention:  To perform activities associated with the locating and mark-out of the gas distribution system, including activities associated with safe guarding company assets during third party excavations.

    Utilization of the Dig track damage prevention management program.

    Line locating and mark-out

    High risk tickets

    Monitoring third party excavations

    To utilize GIS/GPS mapping software and the gas CMS system in the execution of this program


•    High school diploma or equivalent.

•    3 years of related field experience.

•    Maine State Gas license.

•    Must accept Company assigned standby on rotation basis.

•    Must reside within the specified geographic call area and respond within 30 minutes to gas leak emergencies.

•    Must be available for duties during times of system emergencies.

•    Must be able to obtain Operator Qualification (O.Q.) certification based upon the requirements set forth in DOT 49 CFR 192, Subpart N.

•    Posses a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License within 24 months of employment.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 37 days.

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