0072-8220 C&M Mechanic Operator - 5 Openings
CenterPoint Energy - Minneapolis, MN

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Installs, protects, and maintains gas services and mains. Operates and maintains several types of construction equipment to accomplish installation, maintenance and protection of the gas distribution system.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
--Performs various tasks associated with installation of gas mains and services to prepare and restore the construction site including maintenance, replacement, corrosion control and leak detection on mains and services in compliance with company standards and procedures, to safely and efficiently deliver natural gas to customers. --Operate construction equipment used in the repair, replacement, and installation of gas mains and services, including the preparation and restoration of the construction site for completion of assigned projects. --Performs routine operator maintenance on construction equipment to assure safe and efficient performance and minimal downtime. --Drives crew truck and other trucks, some with trailer attached, to transport construction equipment and necessary crew materials to job locations. --Assist with other related tasks as apparent or assigned including meter hanging and customer piping tie-in when appropriate to ensure efficient operation of the crew. Requirements

Requires successful completion of a certification program at an accredited educational institution in natural/propane gas distribution, installation and repair, or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent technical skills.

Requires one year#s experience in the installation and repair of services and mains and the requisite knowledge and operating experience of various excavation equipment e.g., trencher, tractor, backhoe.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Licenses/Certifications, Abilities & Personal Characteristics (KSLAPs):
--Able to meet and maintain performance and attendance criteria for the job. --Able to currently meet the Operator Qualification requirements for this position or become qualified within the timeframe established by the company. --Able to obtain a valid Journeyman Gasfitter#s Certificate of Competency and a CNP P.E. Fusion Qualification Certificate within timeframe established by the company. --Able to demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of safety procedures, practices, and policies. --Able to solve problems with logical solutions and make sound decisions. --Able to have positive customer relations skills, integrity, creativity, flexibility and cooperative working relations. --Able to possess a valid Minnesota CDL or obtain one in six months, DOT Health Card, and have a safe driving record as determined by the Company. --Able to use a variety of hand tools and power tools including shovel, pipe wrenches, jackhammer, backhoe. --Able to demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company#s Ethics and Compliance Code of Conduct, and other Company policies and procedures and do so consistently, take all required training courses and do so timely. --Able to demonstrate respect for all individuals, adhere to the Company#s values and business practices and do both consistently. --Able to meet all physical requirements, competency-based assessments, pre-employment background checks, pre-employment drug screen and other selection criteria determined by the Company.

Physical Requirements:
--Able to lift and carry 100 pounds. --Able to walk, bend and climb on a daily basis. --Able to operate motor vehicle including ability to enter and exit the vehicle unassisted. --Able to use a variety of hand tools and power tools including shovel, pipe wrenches, jackhammer, backhoe.

Working Conditions:
--Able to work outside in extreme weather conditions. --Able to have access to personal vehicle to drive to worksite. --Able to have medical approval to use a respirator. --Able to work a reasonable amount of overtime. --Able to be included in random drug screen pool required for DOT drivers and DOT safety sensitive positions.

This job description reflects an assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks for this position. Other duties and tasks may be assigned to this position at the Company#s discretion.

Must demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company's Ethics and Compliance Code, and other Company policies and procedures, and take all required training courses. Must demonstrate respect for all individuals and adhere to the Company's values and business practices.
CenterPoint Energy provides an essential public service which vitally affects the health, safety, comfort and general well-being of the people living in the area served by the Company. If any business unit activates an emergency operation plan, because of a threat to the continuation of service to our customers, employees may be called to fulfill an assignment. All employees, whether in their normal job or an emergency operation plan assignment, are essential to successful service restoration. CenterPoint Energy values the role each employee plays in serving the needs of our community.
All applicants must take a pre-employment drug test and obtain a negative result as a condition of employment.
In addition to a pre-employment test, employees performing job functions regulated by the Department of Transportation (i.e. safety-sensitive functions) are subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing. Other testing (post-accident, reasonable cause, return-to-duty, follow-up, or return-to-work) may be required in accordance with work-related conditions.

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CenterPoint Energy pivots around its core operations which include power and gas distribution utilities, and natural gas pipeline,...