Huntsville Utilities-Corrosion Tech II

Job Title: Corrosion Tech II          Job Code:  47-011        Req#879

Opens: 2/11/19     Closes:  2/18/19 (Internal)            # of Positions: 1

Opens:  2/11/19    Closes:  2/26/19 (External)

Huntsville Utilities offers a customer service driven environment, with access to industry-leading technology that supports our employee’s work and resources to drive career advancement. Join Us at Huntsville Utilities, where our team is customer service-driven and uniquely focused on one goal: To provide high quality, low cost, safe and reliable electric, natural gas and water service to our customers.

Salary Range/Grade: $4,033.47 Grade 12

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt

Benefits: Yes – See Benefits Web Page

Employment Type: Full Time

Department: Gas Operations

 

Job Statement:

Responsible for troubleshooting any potential interferences within the cathodic protection system.  Installs and repairs corrosion control equipment and material to ensure adequate levels of cathodic protection are being maintained.  Directs Corrosion Tech I & Corrosion Assistant in maintaining and monitoring gas system while minimizing customer inconvenience and maximizing the safety of employees and the public.  Responsible for collecting, recording and maintaining cathodic protection records as mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Pipeline Safety.

Essential Duties:

  1. Plans, schedules, direct, inspects and monitor the work of the Corrosion Control Assistant and Corrosion Technician I.
  2. Coordinates and directs activities of construction and/or contract crews that install and monitor cathodic protection systems.
  3. Maintains vehicles, equipment and tools.
  4. Provide training for the Corrosion Control Assistant to ensure compliance with DOT Part192.
  5. Instructs Gas Apprenticeship classes on corrosion control, as needed.
  6. Makes recommendations to Corrosion Supervisor regarding replacement or abandonment of pipe in the system based on maintenance history and condition as determined by field-testing and inspections.
  7. Recommends and assists with the installation of flange or pipe insulators to isolate sections of pipe protected by rectifier or anode systems.
  8. Utilizes electronic devices and technical skills to locate underground electrical shorts in the cathodic protection system.
  9. Troubleshoots and maintains rectifier and galvanic anode systems.
  10. Installs sacrificial anodes on unprotected or inadequately protected pipelines.
  11. Gathers and interprets technical information including obtaining rectifier and test station readings.
  12. Assists with design and installation of cathodic protection system improvements.
  13. Assists DOT personnel during onsite audits and makes records available for inspection.
  14. Prepares monthly activity report.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements:

Education/Training/Certifications:  High School graduate or equivalent; Cathodic Protection 1 Certification from National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) or equivalent training preferred or ability to obtain certification/training within 6 months required.

Experience/Skills:  Minimum of 2 years in the cathodic protection field is required. 

Equipment:  Voltmeter, amp meter, resistivity meter, cathodic protection devices, pipeline locators.  Utilize computer to access mapping applications (such as GT Viewer), performs data entry and writes reports in MS Word & Excel), calculator.

Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions:  Regular exposure to all types of weather.  Some sedentary activity in office environment.

Other:  Must be able to communicate effectively, orally or in writing. Must have good interpersonal skills.  Current driver’s license, ability to obtain Class A CDL within one year of hire date, and a clean driving record.  Subject to “on-call” duty.

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Displaying Technical Expertise
  • Managing Time
  • Following Policies and Procedures

 

 

Huntsville Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Gas Measurement Technician-North Alabama Gas District

North Alabama Gas District, a municipally owned natural gas utility operating in Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone and Madison counties of North Alabama is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Gas Measurement Technician position.  “Hands on” work experience related to the following areas are preferred:

  • Gas Distribution Operations
  • Measurement (orifice, turbine, rotary residential)
  • Regulation and over pressure protection (30 psi to 600 psi)
  • Odorization
  • Flow computers and related electronics

North Alabama Gas District offers a competitive salary and benefits package.  The starting salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Residency requirements will apply.

Interested candidates should send resumes’, including detailed work history to:

General Manager
North Alabama Gas District
PO Box 2590
Muscle Shoals, AL 35662

CEO, American Public Gas Association

The American Public Gas Association (APGA) is the only not-for-profit trade organization representing America’s publicly-owned natural gas utilities. APGA represents the interests of public gas before Congress, federal agencies and other energy-related stakeholders by developing regulatory and legislative policies that further the goals of our members. In addition, APGA organizes meetings, seminars, and workshops with a specific goal to improve the reliability, operational efficiency, and regulatory environment in which public gas systems operate.

APGA’s mission is to be an advocate for municipally owned natural gas distribution systems, and educate and communicate with APGA members to promote safety, awareness, performance and competitiveness. Through APGA, public gas utilities work together to stay reliably informed about new developments in safety, public policy, operations, technology, and the marketplace that could affect the communities and consumers they serve.

APGA is looking for an energetic and inspiring leader to be our President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who understands the “big picture” about our energy industry in a variety of settings. The ideal candidate (1) possesses exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, (2) has a business mindset capable of driving the association towards greater success through creative and effective execution of board approved strategies, policies, and programs, and most importantly (3) can demonstrate an ability to lead and motivate a highly qualified staff who are this association’s most important and valuable resources.

The APGA CEO position requires office time at 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Suite C-4 Washington, DC 20002, and extensive travel time.

If you feel that you meet the qualifications and wish to be considered for this position, please submit a resume with your qualifications and salary requirements to: CEO.Search@apga.org by Monday, April 15, 2019.

Executive Director, Tennessee Gas Association

Executive Director

The Tennessee Gas Association (TGA) is the natural gas state association established in 1962 with 400 members comprised of municipal gas systems, utility districts, gas authorities, private and public gas companies, pipelines, gas marketers, business partners, and housing authorities, representing approximately 10,000 Tennessee employees serving the natural gas industry’s 1.2 million customers and 31,000 miles of distribution line. TGA’s core values are Promote, Advocate, Collaborate, and Educate for the natural gas industry.

TGA’s current Executive Director (ED) will be retiring end of June 2019; therefore, TGA is seeking a replacement candidate to begin work in May 2019 to allow overlap of duties for learning and a smooth transition. In this position, a successful ED will display leadership, direction, support, and coordination for TGA, its Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and other Committees according to the current goals, objectives, and bylaws of the association. The ED will be responsible for developing and evaluating programs, policies, methods and procedures regarding the management and organization of the association. The ED will also be responsible for the management of TGA personnel. The ED ensures administrative activities for budgeting, committee management and meeting coordination are complete and appropriate. The ED provides written and verbal reports to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors to provide status updates of tasks, projects, and financial position.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field (i.e., Engineering, Public Relations, Business Administration, or other) or 10 years of equivalent and demonstrated experience
• Five years of related natural gas utility experience
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Must have the ability to work independently in a timely manner
• Must be able to communicate well and develop and manage content for a variety of communication methods including email, newsletters, website, and presentations
• Must be able to represent TGA in a positive, professional manner
• Must have the ability to work cooperatively
• Must have an understanding of the natural gas industry and respond to inquiries in a timely manner
• Must maintain quality and accuracy of work
• Must be able to manage multiple Committees and programs simultaneously and in an organized manner
• Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license

Physical Demands: Sedentary Work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and / or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Absent undue hardship, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with known disabilities to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

Travel: Travel is expected (15-20%) for conferences, utility site visits, off site meetings, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ten years of management level natural gas utility experience
• Master’s degree in a relevant field
• Strong office and financial management skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Office management or supervisory skills
• Strong initiative and attention to detail, along with some type of fact-finding or research experience r

Resumes should be emailed to resumes@tngas.org by the deadline of February 8.