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Gas Construction Worker I, Gas Construction Worker II, Senior Gas Construction Worker

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville

Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Description

***PLEASE NOTE: THREE DESCRIPTIONS ARE DISPLAYED. THE INCUMBENT WILL BE HIRED AT THE HIGHEST SKILL LEVEL MET BASED ON EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSING.***  

CLASS SUMMARY:

This is the first of four levels in the Gas Construction series. Incumbents participate in the general installation, repair, and maintenance of the natural gas distribution system as trained and directed. Responsibilities may include: operating power and hand tools to excavate gas lines, as well as other underground utilities; performing labor related to the installation of gas distribution systems; inspecting and repairing existing gas infrastructure; recording activities; and filing paperwork.

CLASS SUMMARY:
This is the second of four levels in the Gas Construction series. Incumbents perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in the construction and maintenance of the natural gas distribution system. Responsibilities may include installing, locating, inspecting, maintaining, and repairing pipelines, fittings, and valves; plumbing and pipe fitting gas lines; ordering supplies and equipment; cleaning and exercising valves; recording utility locations in a GIS system; maintaining records of activities; and performing duties of the lower levels. 

CLASS SUMMARY:
This is the third of four levels in the Gas Construction series. Incumbents perform specialized, skilled work in construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of the natural gas distribution system. Responsibilities may include maintaining system documentation; inspecting the work of lower levels and/or contractors; locating utilities; responding to customer complaints; installing, locating, inspecting, maintaining, and repairing pipelines, fittings, and valves; plumbing and pipefitting gas lines; ordering supplies and equipment; cleaning and exercising valves; and performing the duties of the lower levels. Incumbents may provide work direction to the lower levels.

***PLEASE NOTE: THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGH 10/31/2023 OR UNTIL FILLED.*** 
 
Example of Duties

TYPICALLY CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES:(These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

  • Maintains, operates and checks the operation of distribution system and facilities, which includes: installing, locating, inspecting, maintaining, and repairing pipelines, fittings, and valves; plumbing and pipe fitting gas lines; cleaning and exercising valves; and/or performing related duties.
  • Performs inspections of equipment and facilities and assists in restoration of failures or operating difficulties, which includes stopping and starting equipment as required for repair; and performing routine maintenance of equipment and facilities.
  • Maintains records and logs of systems operation and maintenance activities.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES(These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
  • Maintains, operates, and checks the operation of distribution system and facilities, which includes: installing, locating, inspecting, maintaining, and repairing pipelines, fittings, and valves; plumbing and pipefitting gas lines; cleaning and exercising valves and/or performing related duties.
  • Performs inspections of equipment and facilities and assists in restoration of failures or operating difficulties, which includes stopping and starting equipment as required for repair; and performing routine maintenance of equipment and facilities.
  • Maintains records and logs of systems operation and maintenance activities. Records utility locations using a GIS system.
  • Monitors and maintains inventory; ordering supplies and equipment as necessary.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
  • Maintains, operates, and checks the operation of distribution system and facilities, which includes: installing, locating, inspecting, maintaining, and repairing pipelines, fittings, and valves; plumbing and pipefitting gas lines; cleaning and exercising valves; and/or performing related duties.
  • Performs complex repairs and upgrades to equipment and facilities which may include adjusting system operations; locating utilities; and performing related duties.
  • Performs inspections of equipment and facilities and assists in restoration of failures or operating difficulties; and performs related duties.
  • Responds to a variety of customer complaints and inquiries.
  • Performs recordkeeping functions such as logging operations, maintenance work performed, and unusual operating conditions encountered; prepares reports as required.
  • May prioritize and assign work to lower staff levels; monitor the performance of lower level staff; train staff on work methods and procedures.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Typical Qualifications
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):
High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and a combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

 TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):
High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and one year of experience in natural gas distribution system maintenance and construction; or, an equivalent combination of education, operator qualifications, and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):
High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and two years experience in natural gas distribution system maintenance and construction; or, an equivalent combination of education, operator qualifications, and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. 
Supplemental Information

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):
Licensing Requirements:

  • Driver's License
  • Must obtain a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License typically within the first 6 months of employment.
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):
Licensing Requirements:
  • Class A Commercial Driver's License required for position.
  • Position requires various Natural Gas Operator Qualifications deemed pertinent to the position.
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):
Licensing Requirements:
  • Class A Commercial Driver's License required for the position.
  • Position requires various Natural Gas Operator Qualifications deemed pertinent to position.

 
KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:
  • Operation and maintenance of applicable power and hand tools, equipment, and machinery;
  • Basic inspection principles;
  • Safe work methods;
  • Recordkeeping principles.

KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:

  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment and natural gas lines/facilities as assigned;
  • Natural gas distribution methods and principles;
  • Operation and maintenance of applicable power and hand tools, equipment, and machinery;
  • Basic inspection principles;
  • GIS equipment and systems;
  • Safe work methods; 
  • Recordkeeping principles;
  • Computers and related software applications.
KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment and natural gas lines/facilities as assigned;
  • Natural gas distribution methods and principles;
  • Operation and maintenance of applicable power and hand tools, equipment, and machinery;
  • Inspection principles;
  • GIS equipment and systems;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Safe work methods;
  • Recordkeeping principles;
  • Computer and related software applications.

 
SKILLS (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
  • Recognizing unusual, inefficient, or dangerous operating conditions;
  • Maintaining records;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

SKILLS: (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:

  • Installing and performing routine maintenance on natural gas distribution systems;
  • Recognizing unusual, inefficient, or dangerous operating conditions;
  • Performing routine inspections;
  • Reading and recording GIS information;
  • Maintaining records;
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
SKILLS (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
  • Installing and performing routine maintenance on natural gas distribution systems;
  • Recognizing unusual, inefficient, or dangerous operating conditions;
  • Performing equipment and facility inspections;
  • Reading and recording GIS information;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Maintaining records;
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, and intense noises.

NOTE:
The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.