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Pipeline Technician I

Location: 

Dallas, PA, US

Company:  UGI Energy Services, LLC
Remote Options: 

UGI Energy Services supplies and markets natural gas, liquid fuels, and electricity to 40,000 customer locations across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US.

We are a supplier, marketer, and midstream services provider – one backed by 135 years of natural gas experience, plus our own expanding energy infrastructure. Along with buying and selling energy commodities at the wholesale level, UGIES owns and operates key electric generation and midstream natural gas assets throughout Pennsylvania.

With headquarters and supply sources near the heart of the Marcellus Shale, UGIES is well positioned to meet the changing energy demands of commercial, industrial, institutional, and government customers for years to come.

 

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • Paid Vacation time starts with 3 weeks off
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Sick time
  • Short term & Long term disability
  • Medical plan options from Aetna and Blue Cross
  • Vision coverage from Vision Benefits of America
  • Dental coverage from United Concordia
  • Extended Maternity Leave - 8 weeks pay at 100% with the option of 2 more weeks paid at 100% or 4 weeks paid at 50%
  • Paternity Leave - 2 weeks pay at 100% or 4 weeks pay at 50%
  • Company provided 401K match of 100% of the employee's 6% contribution
  • Tuition Reimbursement of 80% of tuition costs capped at $6,300 per year
  • Pet Plan Insurance

Job Summary (Purpose):

The Pipeline Technician I is responsible for the maintenance and operations of UGIES pipelines.  Troubleshoots, tests, maintains, and repairs pipeline equipment such as valves, operators, and piping.  Performs periodic inspections of Right of Ways and valves, and assists with routine maintenance such as dewatering of UGIES Pipelines. Responsible for completing preventative maintenance and compliance related paperwork.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of UGIES Pipeline operations including flow direction, valve and M&R locations, and associated facilities.
  • Inspect, maintain, and operate facilities including pipelines and pipeline equipment in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize assigned responsibilities and coordinate with employees and contractors
  • Serve as a point of contact for landowners along existing pipelines.
  • Coordinate and complete all right of way maintenance including reseeding, mowing, fixing erosion, and other environmental issues.
  • Conduct damage prevention activities including pipeline patrols, PA One calls, locating and marking pipelines, inspecting line crossings, excavations, and other activities affecting the pipeline
  • Coordinate and communicate with outside parties including landowners, public agencies, contractors, utilities, and other pipeline operators
  • Assist with pipeline maintenance projects.
  • Assist with M&R station maintenance and compliance tasks when required.
  • Assist the Cathodic Protection group when required
  • Assist the construction group during new construction when required.
  • Provide on-call support for area of responsibility on a rotating basis
  • Maintain required Operator Qualifications to perform duties.
  • Comply with UGIES safety policies and procedures
  • Assist any other departments as required
  • Perform other job related duties as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience working with regulated commodities, specifically propane and natural gas
  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude with the ability to learn and perform operation and maintenance tasks associated with various types of facilities and equipment
  • Professional, reliable, self-directing work habits
  • Proficiency with computers including MS Office applications such as Excel and Outlook as well as other computer based work training, time reporting, expense reporting, and on-line work applications and documentation
  • Ability to travel to all pipelines
  • Ability to adapt to changes such as types of equipment used, software platforms, and company procedures.
  • Ability to become a key member of a team by possessing strong communication skills, highly adaptable, responsible and respectful.
  • Ability to read and understand verbal/written instructions and signage in English
  • Ability to communicate with others in English
  • Ability to speak a second language, a plus

Education and Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. required
  • 5 years of industry related experience
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work effectively in a group environment
  • Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to work independently and exercise good judgement
  • Valid driver’s license with demonstrated safe driving record

UGI Energy Services, is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.


Nearest Major Market: Scranton
Nearest Secondary Market: Wilkes Barre

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