Journeyman Gas Fitter - Hamilton, MT

$50.01 hourly
  • Northwestern Energy
  • Hamilton, MT, USA
  • Nov 14, 2022
Full time Equipment Operation Installation-Maint-Repair Maintenance Mid Level Recreation

Job Description

Work Location: Hamilton, MT

Pay range: Union CBA Wage $50.01

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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Internal candidates apply through iConnect.

About this position:

The Journeyman Gas Fitter performs operations, maintenance and construction tasks on natural gas distribution systems. The Journeyman Gas Fitter performs service work on Company equipment and in customers' homes. The Journeyman Gas Fitter is certified to weld steel pipes and fittings and fuse plastic pipe and fittings that are part of the gas distribution system.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ 1,500 amazing people and serve 709,000 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%
  • Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents)
  • Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)
  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities
  • Paid training opportunities
  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 10 paid holidays

Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.

About this job:

  • 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
  • Communicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situations
  • Participate in on-call rotation schedules, work evenings and weekend shifts-especially in response to acute service needs
  • Respond to natural gas emergencies, complete gas construction activities, and perform service work as needed
  • Assume leadership role in response to emergency situations
  • Interact with the public.
  • Operate hand tools and heavy equipment including backhoes and trenchers
  • Hand-shovel dirt to dig and backfill trenches
  • Install pipe, wrap pipes and joints,
  • Weld steel pipe in accordance with Appendix C of 49 CFR, Part 192
  • Fuse plastic pipe, clean joints for clamping, operate fusion tools
  • Install meters and regulators
  • Use blueprints and advanced skilled knowledge to fabricate, service and construct gas lines
  • Use tapping equipment to tap and stop-off gas lines
  • Act as a job foreman overseeing all aspects of a project, including safety and planning
  • Complete all documentation for project planning and completion
  • Perform service-related work including but not limited to the following: meter reading, working with customers in their homes, gas leakage checks, CO checks, appliance checks, high bill complaint investigations, disconnecting and reestablishing services (electric and gas turn-off/on), and lighting pilots
  • Conduct scheduled leak surveys, operate various leak detection equipment
  • Organize equipment and perform regular and preventative maintenanceWork as a team member to safely and efficiently complete work activities
  • Maintain situational and safety awareness at all times and communicate as needed to maintain safety and efficiency
  • Perform individual lifts and manipulate needed equipment weighing up to 75 pounds
  • Drive to job locations; tow trailers
  • Maintain Company buildings and facilities at work locations, including shop upkeep and snow removal
  • Adapt to technological changes as they are implemented
  • Employees must live within an area approved by the company that allows for adequate response to our customers in call out and emergency situations.

Am I right for this job? Here's the success profile:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Journeyman Gas Fitter or equivalent required
  • Natural gas vocational training preferred
  • Successfully Complete NWE Gas Operator Qualification program within 6 months to ensure qualification to perform assigned tasks including recognizing and reacting to abnormal operating conditions as specified in Title 49 CFR, Part 192
  • Pass and maintain 49 CFR Part 192 welding certification on a yearly basis; API 1104 Certification Preferred
  • Valid Commercial Driver's License and satisfactory driving record
  • Must complete First Aid/CPR Certification within 6 months of hire
  • Complete NWE HAZMAT program within 6 months of hire
  • Ability to become weld certified and plastic fusion certified within 6 months
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn applicable codes and safety rules and regulations
  • Commitment to safe working practices and knowledge of safety policies/procedures
  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

Requisition #3719

Posting Dates: August 23, 2022 through Open Until Filled

Department/Division: Distribution Operations

Employment Physical: Required

Drug Test: Required

Background Check: Required

Relocation Benefit: Negotiable

Telecommuting: None

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. 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 at 1-800-245-6977 or at