Apprentice - Start-UN

Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Oxford, PA, United States

Company: UGI Corporation

At UGI Utilities, Inc. we believe in providing a superior range of energy products and services to our customers in a safe, affordable manner. As our energy needs evolve, UGI will be there providing safe and reliable service that brings warmth and comfort to our 750,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland.


We strive to reflect the communities we serve by attracting and retaining top talent, while maintaining a diverse workforce that embraces our culture of safety, service, and integrity. As an employee of UGI Utilities, you can expect a competitive total compensation plan and comprehensive benefits. Employees work in a collaborative environment, have upward mobility opportunities, and the ability to enjoy a true work life balance.


UGI is committed to acting in a sustainable and socially responsible manner to minimize our impact on the environment and to enrich the lives of our customers, communities, and employees. To learn more about UGI's workplace culture, sustainability efforts, and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), we invite you to visit our UGI Corporate sustainability page.


Apply to UGI Utilities today to share in our mission and support countless neighbors, friends, and families in providing best-in-class products and services!

Job Summary

This entry level position in our Oxford, PA office performs general construction and maintenance tasks.  Employees are qualified by training and experience to do all utility, customer service, pipefitting and construction tasks with direct supervision including: meter reading, facilities locating, excavation, emergency response, basic backhoe/trencher operation, dump truck operator, gas main and service installation/repair and will be eligible for duty crew and on-call responsibilities when judged qualified. 
Primary focus will be on safety and on the job training.  Employees will enter a progression program and obtain training and experience to progress to a Journeyman level. 
The successful candidate must live within the service territory of the job location and will be required to hold or obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) within the first six months of employment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reading residential and commercial meters and recording readings using handheld computers via walking and mobile routes
  • Gas and main service installations and repair
  • Backhoe, trencher, and dump truck operation
  • Pipefitting and building gas meter sets
  • Locating lines and other facilities
  • Turn on and turn off of gas service
  • Inventory control
  • Perform other duties as requested

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to pass a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) test, pre-employment drug test and physical and physical abilities test.  Must also pass a background check including driving record.
  • Must be able to follow all Company safety policies and procedures and protect Company assets.
  • Ability to work effectively with supervision, fellow employees, customers and the public.
  • Knowledge of equipment operation and pipeline construction with experience in natural gas, construction maintenance or related field preferred.
  • Mechanical ability and ability to do physical labor.
  • Must be able to lift up to 90 pounds.
  • Use of various hand and pneumatic tools (jackhammer) for excavating.
  • Good Communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to utilize applicable computer applications.
  • Ability to work with supervision and coworkers.


Working Conditions:
One can expect to work in various outdoor environments as well as in all sorts of weather and work conditions and at times it may be necessary to enter excavations or utility holes.  Overtime may be necessary in order to meet work obligations.  Work includes the operation of hand and power tools and machinery.  This position is subject to hazards such as moving vehicles, construction equipment and exposure to natural gas.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid PA Driver’s License
  • CDL preferred

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


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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