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Corrosion Control Project Admin II

Location: 

Middletown, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc

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 1,500 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

Position Summary:
The Corrosion Control Project Administrator II position will provide technical expertise, consult, support and assist the Engineering, Operations and Corrosion Control department in the successful deployment of corrosion control standards and practices on existing and new steel pipelines, services and aboveground appurtenances.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Consult with, support and assist the Utilities Corrosion Control Staff and Programs concerning all Corrosion Control, TIMP and Steel Pipeline Projects as well as assisting the present Corrosion Control Supervision in mentoring and monitoring their technician’s technical proficiency and quality assurance.
  • Design, monitor and implement field designs of both the cathodic protection systems and coating systems to be installed on existing and new steel mains and service lines.
  • Provide training and guidance on all corrosion control standards, practices, materials and equipment to personnel involved in its field application.
  • Work on special projects as assigned


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • The ability to perform advanced corrosion control field tests including current requirement tests, shorted casing tests, IR Drop testing, soil resistivity tests, AC and DC interference/stray current tests along with evaluating the results and providing mitigation measures as needed. Identify errors in data collection/CP measurements including contact resistance errors, voltage drop errors and reference electrode errors.
  • Understand the factors that affect polarization, current distribution including anode-to-cathode separation distance, electrolyte and structure resistivity variation and current attenuation.
  • Design and install galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection facilities and perform the necessary design calculations
  • The ability to perform External Corrosion Direct Assessment processes. These processes include conducting the pre- assessment, operating the indirect assessment tools, conducting the direct assessments along with completing the post assessment report.
  • Knowledge of UGI or equivalent operation and construction practices with particular emphasis on steel pipelines. Knowledge of relevant business and accounting practices. Knowledge of relevant NACE standards and State and Federal Regulations. PC proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and corrosion control application software.


Qualifications:
Education: Associates Degree in Electronic Technology or completion of equivalent technical training (i.e.basic chemistry, engineering and electrical circuits and theory).

Length of Experience: 5+ years of progressive work related experience.

Certifications: NACE Certification is required at a minimum level of Corrosion Technician or NACE CP1 Tester with the expectation that NACE CP2 or CP Technician certification will be attained within 2 years.

Other: Other relevant NACE certifications (i.e. CIP1, C1P2, etc)

Working Conditions:
All potential hazards related to the routine operation of a company vehicle on public roads & utility right-of-ways.  Typical CP surveys in roadway, highway and ROW conditions as well as private property.  Exposure to AC/DC voltages associated with Rectifiers and AC induction on pipeline facilities.  Office conditions


 

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.

 


Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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