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Gas Systems Operations Supervisor Trainee


Wyomissing, PA, US

Company:  UGI Central Gas Control, 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

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
  • Strong interpersonal / written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting 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. 
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).

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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