Construction Worker
NW Natural 5 reviews - The Dalles, OR

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Union Position
Gas Operations; The Dalles
Regular; Full-Time
Posting #50100747

General Purpose:
Performs basic construction tasks as a member of a crew or alone as appropriate.

General Essential Functions:
  • Performs construction and related activities on mains, services, and related equipment.
  • Performs mechanical connections, pipe fusing, and pipe joining work.
  • Plugs, taps, tests, and purges mains or service.
  • Builds and replaces meter sets, regulators, and house-lines.
  • Reads meters.
  • Pre-inspects job sites and inspects customer-provided excavations.
  • Coordinates jobs including attendance at pre-construction meetings and serving as liaison with internal and external stakeholders regarding permits, installation dates, saw cuts, etc.
  • Performs various one-person work as required.
  • Trains, assists, and provides feedback to less-experienced workers at the direction of supervisor, which may include providing feedback to supervisor on progress of training.
  • Performs other tasks as required, including those in lower levels, and in General Task Bar #1 as identified in the Job Description JAG, with training as needed.
  • Appropriately wears required protective equipment and safety gear.
  • Operates Company vehicles in compliance with state/local laws and Company policies and procedures.
  • Acquires and maintains OQ qualifications.
  • Acts and communicates in a professional, respectful, and cooperative manner in connection with all activities associated with NW Natural.
  • Follows supervisory instructions and is flexible and adaptable to changing conditions and expectations.
  • Maintains punctual, regular, and reliable attendance.
  • Demonstrates the Company’s core values and complies with all Company policies and procedures.
Essential Function Requirements:
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and ability in any of the following: electrical, construction, landscaping, carpentry, mechanics.
  • Ability to use associated tools, and equipment.
  • Demonstrated skills/knowledge to apply gauges, piping, pressures, and mechanical concepts.
  • Manual dexterity adequate to effectively use basic tools including, but not limited to hand tools, power/pneumatic tools, etc.
  • Basic math and reading skills.
  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
  • Ability to interface with employees and customers to answer questions or resolve issues with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding work involving walking, standing, bending, twisting, wrist turning, grasping, lifting, squatting, kneeling, reaching, or assuming awkward postures for 8+ hours.
  • Ability to hear normal voice at 3 feet; warning signals/horns during field operations.
  • Near/distant vision for driving and reading information to complete work assignments.
  • Moderate/severe exposure to uneven surfaces, noise, vibration, high-speed rotating machinery, and odorant inhalation.
  • Must be able to lift a maximum of 90 lbs.
  • Must be able to transport and load/unload equipment and materials at worksites in compliance with state/local and Company regulations.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather or terrain conditions.
  • Ability to safely operate Company vehicles/equipment and perform inspections and minor maintenance as necessary and in compliance with Company policies and state/local laws.
  • Valid OR/WA driver’s license, any required certifications and/or endorsements, and satisfactory driving record. Must hold, or be able to obtain a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A.
  • Must successfully meet requirements for respirator use.
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certifications.
  • Must be able to work overtime and travel outside the assigned location for extended overnight stays.
  • National Career Readiness Certificate Preferred.
  • Subject to random drug testing.
Position Specific Essential Functions: Construction 1 consists of three levels. Employees will receive training and will be evaluated at each of these levels.

Qualification Period (timeframes below are from start of training for the level):
  • C1 in training Level 1: Three calendar months
  • C1 in training Level 2: Six calendar months
  • C1: Three calendar months
  • From entry to fully qualified C1): Twelve calendar months
ACT Testing:
Locating – Level 4
Observation – Level 4

Hourly Wage: $23.97/hr
Application Process: Submit complete electronic application including cover letter and resume.
Deadline: February 8, 2013

All applications must be submitted through NW Natural's Employment Application System. Resumes will not be accepted
in place of an online application.

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NW Natural is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.
All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at NW Natural via-email, the Internet or in any
form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from NW Natural HR/Employment
will be deemed the sole property of NW Natural. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired
by NW Natural as a result of the referral or through other means.

NW Natural is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We also promote a drug-free work environment.

About this company
5 reviews
NW Natural and its predecessors have been providing gas service to the Pacific Northwest since 1859. Though the company's headquarters is in...