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Telemetry Technician

Location: 

Wilkes-Barre, 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 1,700 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

 

Summary:

The Telemetry Technician will be involved with the installation, configuration, programming, troubleshooting, and maintenance of SCADA hardware, software, and related equipment. Installation and Maintenance of Metretek system components at the field level.  Installation, maintenance, and configuration of remotely operated valves and related equipment

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Calibrate and maintain SCADA and distribution measurement.
  • Analyze and repair measurement and telemetry problems.
  • Install new equipment in the SCADA and Distribution systems and maintain related documentation.
  • Provide technical assistance for the Metretek network.
  • Provide technical assistance to area M&R, Operations, and other departments as required.  Primarily this will consist of support relating to regulation, pressure control monitoring, L/P plant operation, distribution gas heaters, and electronic equipment.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic gas measurement principals.
  • Knowledge of gas regulation and distribution.
  • Knowledge of basic electronic circuitry and components.
  • Basic computer programming skills.
  • Knowledge of network communication protocols and telecommunications.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in electronics or related field is desireable.
  • Minimum of two years experience in electrical/electronics.
  • Must pass a general knowledge test on computers, computer programming, communications, and electronics with a minimum score of 80%.

Working Conditions:

  • Noise – Regulator and Metering Stations.
  • Enviromental Extremes – Heat and exposure to the elements.
  • Exposure to high pressure natural gas that requires safety equipment, clothing, and procedures.
  • High mileage driving at any time of day in all weather 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.


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