Huntsville Utilities-Corrosion Tech II

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

Opens: 4/5/19     Closes:  5/5/19 (External)            # of Positions: 1


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: $23.27/Hr.  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.