Gas Leak Technician
Premier Utility Services - Albany, NY

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Since 2001, Premier has strived to become the leading Utility Services Company in the Industry. At Premier we are not only committed to performing accurate and timely Locates, Damage Prevention, and Quality Assurance but also excel in all areas of Utility Services.

Our experienced management team is well versed in all areas including Gas Leak Detection/Inspection, Stray Voltage Detection, Pre-storm and Post-storm Assessment and Vacuum Excavation services to name a few. Premier's highly trained and experienced technicians are supplied with state of the art equipment to perform any utility services needed. On all projects, Premier's quality performance and exceptional customer service continues to exceed our customers' expectations.
Along with Underground Utility Locating and Damage Prevention, Premier also offers the following services:

  • Quality Assurance Audits
  • Stray Voltage Survey
  • Pole Survey and Inspections
  • Storm Assessment
  • Operator Qualification Training
  • Survey Management
  • Gas Line Integrity Maintenance

Walking Leak survey: With Flame Ionization and CGI

  • Check every dwelling and structure on every street that has a gas main for leaks
  • List all structures file in book
  • Check for the need of a meter barrier
  • Check for atmospheric corrosion on service riser
  • Check for buries meter
  • Check gas main for leaks
  • Check for blocked vent
  • Report all findings and check all apertures
  • Notify leak detection department of areas surveying by Mylar
  • Date and color-code each street surveyed by Mylar
  • Sign off on Mylar when completed
  • Return Mylar to Leak Department as soon as finished

Mobile Leak Survey: With Flame Ionization and CGI

  • This survey may be used in either business or non-business areas. Flame ionization equipment is used to sample the atmosphere at round level
  • When vehicle mounted, the unit is driven from 2 to 10 mph as closely over the main as possible
  • Leaks indicated by the flame ionization unit shall be verified and classified by making combustible gas indicator test
  • Areas to be surveyed shall be indicated on maps and given to the operator prior to the survey. As each section is surveyed, the operator shall mark the map showing the area surveyed the date and his initials. The completed maps shall be filed in the office.


  • Report to designated Meeting Location on workdays at 7:00AM
  • 8 Hour Work Days (7:00am-3:00pm)
  • Drive to specific work location and perform walking leak or mobile leak survey as required using FI and CGI and bang bar
  • Walking up to Dwellings see walking leak survey description above, mobile FI leak survey see description above


  • Valid drivers license
  • Read & Write
  • Walk long distances
  • Answer Phone
  • Must be able to use plunger bar/bang bar (weight 15lbs.) to insert hole to take CGI readings

Education: On-Job Training/Study Guide Material
Certification/Licensure: North East Gas Association Operator Qualified
Experience Range: On-Job Training/Study Guide Material

Communications: Must be able to read, write, speak, & comprehend English
Speaking: Must be able to communicate clearly in person and over the telephone
Vision: Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties, including reading information from printed sources
Physical: Walking, Bending, Driving
Carry the following
1) Combustible Gas Indicator (7.8”x4.25”x4” = 3.0lbs) Flame ionization Unit (7 lbs)
2) Flashlight
3) Small spray bottle with soapy solution for the walk FI to verify meter piping leak
4) Must be able to spray paint to mark leaks on street


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At Premier we are not only committed to performing accurate and timely Locates, Damage Prevention, Quality Assurance but also excel in all...