Measurement & Control Technician, Technologist or Specialist DOE
Southwest Gas - Las Vegas, NV

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Special Requirements

Meet and maintain the strenuous physical requirements of the position.
Must be able to be ON-CALL.
Must be able to be contacted and respond for emergency duty.
Must respond to base location or emergency site within one hour or as division operational needs dictate, subject to Division VP approval.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and/or other special licenses/certifications.
Must be available to perform shift work, staggered work week, including recognized holidays.
Must be available to work overtime.
Must be able to wear a complete company-issued uniform.
Must be able to wear and use all personal protective safety equipment as operating conditions dictate.
Must be able to work in another location, district, or department.
Must be able to work outdoors, exposed to extremes in temperatures and conditions.
May be exposed to natural gas during the course of work.
Must successfully complete all aspects of required training.
Must comply with company rules of general conduct, company policies and procedures.

Note: Employees mustpass all written tests and/or hands-on training, or simulations as required for this job classification; this includes all the covered task modules for Operator Qualification. Employees must qualify in all covered tasks in their classification and satisfy all applicable requirements under State and Federal law.

Responsibilities:
Measurement & Control Technician:
Performs basic measurement and control functions, to install, operate, repair and maintain commercial MSAs, property line regulator assemblies, regulator stations; regulation and over-pressure protection equipment
Install, calibrate and maintain mechanical/electronic gauges, pressure recorders and similar instrumentation
Install and verify accuracy of mechanical and electronic pressure and temperature correcting instrumentation
Performs regulator station and MSA bypassing necessary to maintain natural gas service to distribution systems and customers while performing code compliance inspections, maintenance, and emergency response situations
Other duties as assigned.

Measurement & Control Technologist:
Perform all duties of a M&C Technician
Install, repair and maintain large capacity system-type regulator stations and relief valves, regulators utilizing cage-guided valves, pneumatically operated control valves and associated devices/equipment
Perform code compliance and other inspections and maintenance on large capacity MSAs, large district regulator stations and gas custody transfer stations
Utilize ruggedized laptop PC to download and graph data from electronic pressure recorders, to view electronic maps, , and document compliance inspections, maintenance activities, and new meter set and regulator station work orders in the Install, maintain, and repair rotary meters, turbine meters, orifice meters, mechanical and electronic pressure and temperature correcting instrumentation, and other mechanical and electronic measurement devices and instrumentation
Build, install, and maintain new large capacity standard pressure MSAs
Start-up, operate, maintain and inspect valves, as required
Install, operate and maintain odorization systems
Perform and document odorant checks of pipeline systems
Provide odorant conditioning of new pipelines
Exercise responsibility for complex problem solving and troubleshooting for all measurement and control equipment, instrumentation and assemblies encountered in the completion of assigned tasks
Perform security patrols at designated pipeline facilities in response to Homeland Security Department threat levels
Witness and verify custody transfer calibrations
Provide high pressure gas control for construction and maintenance activities and emergency response situations
May be required to implement and work under the Incident Command System (ICS) during emergencies
Calculate lost consumption and provide data for billing adjustments
Legibly and accurately complete all required paperwork
Utilize Windows-based PC applications to generate spreadsheets for projects assigned by supervisor, generate pressure charting graphs, etc
Complete transactions with customers, vendors, and other departments
Provide training for, and may direct, assigned employees
Incumbent may work in or near the presence of escaping natural gas
Incumbent may work in confined spaces
Independent problem definition and resolution
Perform all duties in a safe manner
Promote good public relations

Measurement & Control Specialist:
Perform all duties of a M&C Technologist
Install, repair and maintain large capacity system-type regulator stations and relief valves, regulators utilizing cage-guided valves, pneumatic and electronic-operated interfaced control valves and associated pressure flow control devices/equipment
Perform code compliance and other inspections and maintenance on large capacity and above-standard pressure MSAs, large district regulator stations and gas custody transfer stations
Utilize ruggedized laptop PC to download and graph data from electronic pressure recorders, to view electronic maps, and document compliance inspections, maintenance activities and new meter set and regulator station work orders in the Install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and calibrate SCADA, telemetry and electronic control systems, including communication links, at city gates, pressure limiting stations, large customer metering facilities, transportation customers and other locations
Build, install, and maintain new large capacity and above standard pressure MSAs
Install, maintain, data program, repair and calibrate turbine meters, fixed and portable ultrasonic meters, orifice meters, special meters, gravitometers, chromatographs, moisture analyzers, mechanical and electronic pressure and temperature correcting instrumentation, pressure and temperature transmitters and other mechanical and electronic measurement devices and instrumentation
Start-up, operate, maintain and inspect valves, as required
Install, operate and maintain odorization systems
Perform and document odorant checks of pipeline systems
Provide odorant conditioning of new pipelines
Wire RTU, process transmitters, modems and SCADA equipment
Exercise responsibility for complex problem solving and troubleshooting for all measurement and control equipment, instrumentation and assemblies encountered in the completion of assigned tasks
Conduct and document security patrols at designated pipeline facilities in response to Homeland Security Department threat levels
Witness and verify custody transfer calibrations
Provide high pressure gas control for construction and maintenance activities and emergency response situations
Work with Industrial Gas Engineers to resolve billing issues on large commercial and transportation accounts
May be required to implement and work under the Incident Command System (ICS) during emergencies
Calculate lost consumption and provide data for billing adjustments
Legibly and accurately complete all required paperwork
Utilize Windows-based PC applications to generate spreadsheets for projects assigned by supervisor, generate pressure charting graphs, etc
Complete transactions with customers, vendors, and other departments
Provide training for, and may direct, assigned employees
Incumbent may work in confined spaces
Independent problem definition and resolution
Incumbent may work in or near the presence of escaping natural gas
Perform all duties in a safe manner
Promote good public relations
Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Measurement & Control Technician:
One year of experience in the meter shop, customer service, or construction, or equivalent experience in the areas of plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and natural gas principles.

Must have a knowledge of basic regulation and measurement. Basic plumbing, mechanical, electrical and natural gas principles. Basic mathematics through algebra; Southwest Gas and federal code requirements; perform basic math calculations including algebraic formula manipulations. Successful completion of Measurement and Control Technician training course.

Measurement & Control Technologist:
Two years experience as a Measurement and Control Technician or equivalent. Successful completion of Measurement and Control Technologist training course.

Have a knowledge of installation, maintenance and calibration of complex measurement, regulation and controlling equipment including associated mechanical and electronic instrumentation. High pressure gas distribution; basic electronics, natural gas principles, mathematics through algebra; computer knowledge and application. Preparation of company forms and records. Troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques; mathematical calculations including formula manipulation.

Measurement & Control Specialist:
Two years’ experience as a measurement and control technologist or equivalent. Successful completion of Measurement and Control Specialist training course.

Have a knowledge of installation, maintenance and calibration of complex measurement, regulation and controlling equipment including associated mechanical and electronic instrumentation. Knowledge of operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting of gas distribution, pressure regulating and measurement systems, utilization of gas laws and mathematics through algebra to resolve gas measurement issues; computer knowledge and application.

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