Gas Transmission Technician
NorthWestern Energy - Butte, MT

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Gas Technician performs a variety of
operations and maintenance tasks on the gas transmission & storage system.


NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety

all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy’s values, mission, and
strategic business objectives

Under the general guidance of area
supervision, the technician will build, maintain, test calibrate, troubleshoot,
and repair gas transmission measurement, regulation, cathodic
protection, fire detection, gas detection, ESD, PLC and transmission system
monitoring equipment in a manner to be in compliance with applicable laws,
codes and NWE safety standards.

The technician’s primary responsibility is to
ensure the safe and reliable operation of NorthWestern Energy’s gas transmission

Travel to all areas of the gas system can be

The technician will be expected to
occasionally locate lines and perform standby inspection for line crossings.

The technician may be asked to expand
skills and responsibilities to fit the needs of the company.

Position requires lifting up to 50 pounds and
occasionally up to 100 pounds and various other physical activities in a
variety of weather extremes with some exposure to various chemicals.

The Technician is required to ride a

Nature of the job requires the ability
to respond to call outs; therefore, the employee is required to live within 30
minutes of Butte.

Successful applicant will be expected to
perform all of the above in accordance with all OSHA,
DOT, and Northwestern Energy safety rules, policies and procedures.

Technician must be willing to take on new
duties as assigned.


be able to demonstrate a good safety record

possess strong interpersonal communication skills

Applicants must have a high school or
equivalent education with a combination or training and experience that
indicates a desire and ability to learn and understand complex technical
systems including computers and various types of application software

The applicant must display the ability to
think logically and troubleshoot basic mechanical and electrical

The position also requires a demonstrated
ability to understand and follow precise directions, to communicate
effectively, and to perform technical assignments under immediate and general

The technician must demonstrate the
self-motivation required to work alone, as well as take direction and work well
with others

Must possess a valid Montana Driver's License

Must be able to obtain a 4-wheeler
endorsement within the first year

Successful applicant is required under DOT
rules to drug testing and obtaining and maintaining
Operator Qualification certification


When considering applicants for this
position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of
NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity
opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job
succession. If any of the preceding
language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the
bargaining unit agreement will prevail.

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