Utility B Operator - Langley, KY
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Assists in all phases of construction, operation and maintenance o f gas utility

facilities including, but not limited to, production, storage, pipeline, oil,

compressor and measurement facilities and services.

This is an entry level position.

Daily, Periodic and/or Irregular Duties:
Assists in a variety of duties, such as:
1. Selecting and preparing well sites and roads to proposed well sites;

selecting well site as to accessibility and workability; selecting

road considering right of way, best route and land conditions; cutting

brush and holding rods for surveyors, etc.; laying temporary water and

gas lines to new drilling sites: gauging open flow of well using

manometer; testing open flow and rock pressure; conducting special back

pressure tests on wells using spring gauge and dead weight; entering

readings on test records: inspecting wells for leaks; repairing leaks;

reconditioning well heads: reworking wells using cable tools; erecting,

tearing down runway and reinstalling after well is reworked; loading

and unloading pipe; pulling and running casing and pipe; bailing wells.

2. Constructing and replacing new and existing lines and/or repairing leaks;

swamping, digging and backfilling ditches and bell holes; operating valves

and/or regulating equipment to blow down lines, rerouting flow and/or

changing pressure; installing sleeves, leak clamps, saddles, etc.; removing

old line, stringing pipe joints, coating and wrapping pipe and lowering in;

assisting welders, grinding beads and lining up pipe using clamps; operating,

inspecting and lubricating valves: installing, operating and maintaining

dehydrators, methanol injectors and gas separators: removing fluid from

lines by blowing drips and syphons and locating and removing freezes in

lines: clearing rights-of-way utilizing hand tools, scythes and axes and

chemical sprays: maintaining public relations with farmers, landowners,

consumers, contractors and other utility people: making taps on pipelines

for consumer meters and rebuilding service taps when replacing lines:

patrolling pipelines and using explosimeter to locate leaks and preparing

leak reports: walking lines in mount·ainous terrain making visual

inspection for land slides, washouts and leakage: informing farmers

and contractors, etc., of existing line depth and location to prevent

damage and reporting conditions found to Supervisor: assisting Corrosion

Technician in field testing, installing, operating and maintaining

anodes, rectifiers and ground beds: installing cathodic prote·ction by

cad welding anodes on pipelines.

3. Oiling, greasing, cleaning, dismantling, repairing and overhauling gas

compressors and auxiliary compressor station and/or extraction plant

equipment; performing good housekeeping activities, such as, cleaning,

removing oil and dirt from equipment and piping, washing windows and

yard maintenance; erecting buildings, pouring concrete, installing new

equipment and erectiing fences and other facilities.

4. Changing gas measurement charts, entering explanation of meter conditions

or questionable items on charts: installing and/or repairing meters and

regulators: reading consumer meters: and taking readings on odorizers.

5. Performing painting, masonry and carpentry to maintain structures such as

warehouses, measuring stations, valve settings, road gates, fences, fence

stiles, pipeline markers, etc . and operating equipment, such as, power

winch, pneumatic tools (pavement breakers, jack hammers and tampers) and

tapping machine, water pumps and using hand tools, such as, picks, shovels,

pipe and ratchet wrenches, dies, pipe cutters, etc.

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to

describe the· principal functions of the job identified and shall not be

construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may

be inherent in the job.

Minimum Requirements:
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and the ability to work in all types of

weather conditions. A valid driver’s license is required.

Prefer candidates with prior experience in processing/compressor plant environment. Maintenance and troubleshooting experience with fluid transfer pumps, motors, compressors, and dehydration units a plus.

A Work KEYS assessment is required for this position. Please contact Hazard Community College Workforce Solutions (606) 436-5721 to schedule the following Work KEYS tests:

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