Duke Energy Careers – Gas Distribution Operator

Website Duke Energy

Job Description:

This position is responsible for all duties associated with and related to the safe, efficient and cost- effective installation and maintenance of natural gas facilities and appurtenances on both transmission and distribution natural gas systems per 49CFR Part 192, Piedmont Natural Gas policies and procedures and local/state regulations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform general site preparation, restoration and right of way maintenance duties
  • Paint above ground appurtenances
  • Perform work assignments on customer’s premises; Interact with customers in a professional, respectful and courteous manner to promote good customer relations; answer customer-related inquiries regarding established Company policies and procedures and provide explanation of work performed
  • Identify, obtain and deliver tools, materials and equipment needed for work assignments
  • Perform preventative maintenance and inspections on equipment
  • Develop proficiency in safe operation of heavy equipment such as mini-excavators, back hoes, skid steers, trenchers, etc., including, but not limited to excavation around utilities (natural gas, electric, etc.)
  • Run power tools
  • Install, maintain, repair, relocate and retire new or existing natural gas facilities and appurtenances
  • Utilize tools such as maps and GPS to locate work assignments; Drive a company vehicle, including transport of heavy equipment; possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 18 months of entering the Gas Distribution Operator position. Maintain the CDL on a consistent basis thereafter.
  • Assist with, plan and set up work zone safety and traffic control measures
  • Perform hand digging
  • Inspect above ground appurtenances for atmospheric corrosion

Job Requirements:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and have ability to obtain CDL license within 12 – 18 months of entering the position

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience using construction tools
  • Must obtain a learners permit within the first 12 months in the position if you do not already have a CDL
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Experience operating construction equipment
  • Experience applying basic mechanical concepts and mechanical aptitude
  • Experience utilizing personal computers (PCs) in a Windows environment

Job Details:

Company: Duke Energy

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Spartanburg, SC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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