Corrosion Control Technician III


Bloomsburg, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc
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UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,700 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance

Job Summary

Prevent and mitigate corrosion of UGI underground metallic pipelines as is practical and meeting applicable regulatory requirements.  This is accomplished by the installation, inspection and maintenance of cathodic protection systems including necessary records and documentation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Survey and maintain existing cathodic protection systems.
  • Inform and instruct C&M, engineering and contractors on how to Cathodically protect new services and mains or added extensions.
  • Assist and direct C&M or contractors in the installation of corrosion Control systems.
  • Assist in pipeline integrity assessment activities.
  • Design cathodic protection systems for services and smaller coated main segments.
  • Inspect non-cathodically protected services or mains for potential future protection.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and application of pipeline cathodic protection concepts.
  • UGI field operational practices and procedures related to cathodic protection and integrity management of underground metallic pipelines.
  • Proficient with computers and related data query and entry applications including GIS.
  • Applicable federal and state regulations.
  • Communicate effectively with other UGI departments, outside contractors, township officials and the public.  Possess ability to work independently and identify and resolve cathodic protection problems working alone.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma, basic electrical circuits and theory. 
  • Acquiring of NACE Certification is required within 4 years at a minimum level of Corrosion Technician or NACE CP1 Tester with the expectation that NACE CP2 or CP Technician certification will be attained in subsequent 2 years.

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  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.

Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.

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