Gas Controller Trainee


Wyomissing, PA, US

Company:  UGI Central Gas Control, LLC
Remote Options:  Partial Work From Home

UGI Energy Services supplies and markets natural gas, liquid fuels, and electricity to 840,000 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.

Job Summary

The Gas Systems Operations Supervisor (GSOS) Trainee learns and performs the duties of a GSOS, as described below, under the direction of qualified control room personnel.  A GSOS controls and monitors key gas UGI and UGIES facilities using the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system to meet customer delivery needs and to optimize gas supply economics.  A GSOS directs the application of internal and external resources to provide an effective response to routine and emergency activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Use the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) System to maintain distribution system integrity by monitoring for pressure alarms and other alarms that may indicate failure of control, instrumentation, or other equipment.  Evaluate alarms and respond as per written protocols and sound judgment.  
  • Make SCADA control adjustments as necessary to maintain system integrity and optimize supply economics.  
  • Prepare detailed, accurate, system-wide gas demand estimates and estimates of peak-shaving or other contingencies that may be required for supply/demand balancing.  Monitor and adjust as gas day progresses.
  • Manage gas confirmations and schedules during non-business hours.  
  • Maintain logs of SCADA operations and supply balancing positions with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability and willingness to fill in on vacant shifts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work a 7-day a week 24-hour shift rotation.
  • Ability to monitor and manage fatigue while working a rotating shift schedule, by applying fatigue management principles to both on-duty and off-duty habits and behaviors.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and constructively with team members and outside vendors.
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other MS software.
  • Good interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Must live within 1 hour of the primary and backup control center.

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in the natural gas industry desirable.  Operations or dispatching experience preferred.

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: Reading PA

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