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Stopple Technician

Northern Natural Gas Omaha, NE

Job Description

Purpose of Position

The purpose of this position is to plan, coordinate and perform pipeline stoppling and tapping activities on Northern’s pressurized natural gas transmission pipeline.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities

Perform stoppling and tapping for scheduled and emergency activities throughout Northern’s system.

Provide work direction and coordination tie-ins of each job while ensuring the safety of personnel and the reliability of service to Northern’s customers.

Review construction drawings to verify operations and tie-in feasibility and compliance to stopple/hot tap procedures and engineering standards and codes.

Maintain, test and repair equipment in a safe, efficient operational condition.

Maintain records as required by code and company procedures.

Operate company trucks with trailers to transport work equipment to pipeline locations throughout Northern’s system.

Provide technical support for project feasibility and planning.

Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.

Position Requirements

Associate’s degree in a technical field; or equivalent work experience.  (Typically three years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess an Associate’s degree).

Extensive technical experience related to pipeline facilities, including knowledge of safety tolerances, codes applicable to welding and bracing, pressures of various pipe grades, and construction/environmental practices.

Must have and maintain DOT/CDL certificate and records.

Personal computer skills (Word, Excel, Access).

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

Subject to 24-hour on-call, overtime, and assignments away from home location approximately 70% of the year with little or no notice.

Activities performed in all types of weather conditions for extended periods.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status.

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Job Details

Date Posted September 8, 2017
Date Closes November 7, 2017
Requisition 1401843
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Engineering
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, $60,900.00 - $78,000.00
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 51-8092.00 Gas Plant Operators
Zipcode 68124

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance