Operations Technician - Hamilton, MT

  • Northwestern Energy
  • Jun 08, 2021
Full time Operations

Job Description


Operations Technician



Work Location

Hamilton, MT


5-6 ($23.56 to $41.25/hour)

Employment Status

Regular Full-Time

Employment Physical


Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit



Under the supervision of the Missoula Storekeeper and guidance of division construction management, operations technician will work with storekeeper and operating staff to ensure that required materials and supplies are available when needed, performing issuing, receiving, returning and inventorying of materials critical to the overall operation of Hamilton district, help with Fleet and Facility related issues as needed, and work with the Construction group as needed.


  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives
  • Issue, receive, return, transfer and inventory material
  • Operation of forklift for loading and unloading of materials
  • Cleaning and organizing warehouse and yard
  • Some work is outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Must become familiar with the Capital Business process related to Customer requests for new service and relocates and other processes as assigned
  • Communicates timely and effectively to maintain good working relationships with customers, contractors, engineering firms
  • Use locates, mapping, and site visits to establish location of current or nearby utilities, prospective utility routes
  • Locate electric, gas, communication, water, sewer and any other pertinent underground facilities
  • Create job quotes and contracts for the customer
  • Clearly and concisely communicate both written and verbally
  • Some travel may be required 0-25% of the time
  • Majority of time spent walking and lifting materials up to 35lbs


  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • High school diploma or equivalency (Business, technical degree, construction background or field experience a plus)
  • Knowledge of inventory procedures, materials management, basic procurement methods, warehouse safety
  • Computer skills are essential, SAP operating system
  • Possess record-keeping, filing and organizational skills
  • Excellent communications skills are essential
  • Excellent internal customer service skills are essential
  • Ability to safely perform physical tasks such as lifting up to 50lbs
  • Valid Montana Driver's License and satisfactory driving record
  • Forklift Certification (NorthWestern Energy will provide training)


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at http://www.northwesternenergy.com. Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at job.inquiries@northwestern.com.

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job #3328

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.