This position is primarily responsible for the installation,
maintenance, operation and accuracy of natural gas measurement control and
regulation equipment to ensure the safe and reliable operation of city gate
stations, large commercial and industrial gas M&R stations, and gas
transmission M&R stations.
OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
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, inspect, calibrate,
troubleshoot, repair, and operate gas transmission measurement and regulation
equipment including mechanical, pneumatic and electrical control systems in a
manner to be in compliance with applicable laws, codes and NWE safety
The technician’s primary responsibility is to
ensure the safe and reliable operation of city gate stations and transmission
measurement and regulation facilities in NorthWestern Energy’s gas transmission
Travel to all areas of the gas system can be
Job time is spent in an office (20%) and
field (80%) environment with exposure to all field hazards and weather
extremes. Protective clothing and
equipment required. Must lift up to 50
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.
be able to demonstrate a good safety record
possess strong interpersonal communication skills
of five years of gas measurement and control experience in the natural gas
knowledge of complex technical systems including pneumatic and electric
controls, gas meters of all types, pressure regulators, relief valves, RTUs,
pressure & temperature transmitters
computer skills with various types of applications and software
Must display the ability to think logically,
understand and troubleshoot mechanical and electrical systems.
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
Must possess a valid Montana Driver's License.
Successful applicant is required under DOT
rules to drug testing and obtaining and maintaining
Operator Qualification certification.
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.