Performs engineering work in the design of cathodic protection systems used in the protection of utilities system infrastructure.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans, designs, and implements corrosion control measures for protection of pipelines and various related structures; monitors and inspects existing cathodically protected pipelines and related structures; diagnoses, locates, and prescribes corrections for complex corrosion control problems; provides technical support and data for large scale projects; recommends types of cathodic protection systems for utilization in projects; writes technical specifications; performs inspections and coordinates contracted installations of cathodic protection systems and applications; collects, reviews, and analyzes a variety of data; makes line replacement and budget recommendations; and performs additional duties as assigned.
Education: Associate's Degree in Engineering, Construction, or a related field. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering preferred.
Experience: At least 3 years progressively responsible experience in corrosion control work.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of corrosion control, including coating systems and leak detection; principles, practices, and techniques of water distribution systems, pipeline construction, and coating inspections and applications.
Abilities: Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; gather, interpret, and draw conclusions from technical data; write a variety of specifications related to system design, construction, and equipment purchases; design and install cathodic protection systems; plan, organize, and coordinate varied work projects; specify, direct, and inspect the application of chemical substances.
Skills: Skill in the use of specialized corrosion control and coating inspection equipment and instrumentation.
Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required: NACE Certification as a Senior Corrosion Technologist. Colorado driver's license with a good driving history. This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.
Physical Demands: Moderate to heavy physical work requiring ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; regular walking and standing; frequent pushing, pulling, bending, crouching/stooping, and climbing to test and inspect corrosion systems; hand/eye coordination to operate computer, electrical equipment, and testing instrumentation; hand/foot coordination for operation of vehicle to travel to remote sites; vision to read manuals, test instruments and other written material; speech communication, hearing, and listening for communication with employees, contractors and citizens.
Work Environment: Works both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to noise, dust, chemicals, and fumes. Some work may be performed in confine spaces.
Equipment Used: Operates motor vehicles and corrosion testing equipment.