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MidAmerican Energy Company Gas System Controller in Sioux City, Iowa

**This position works a rotating 12-hour shift schedule that includes both days and nights.

*Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)


Manages company's delivery of natural gas to maintain safe and efficient operation of gas feeder systems. Ensures compliance with requirements of the control room management program. Responsible for balancing the gas supply and demand. Directs field operations as needed.

Controls, dispatches and monitors operation of all company transmission lines, designated distribution points and remotely controlled gas systems. Calls out and works with field personnel (MEC and pipeline) to respond to and clear alarms. (30%)

Manages remotely controlled pressure and flow points to maintain system integrity using the most economical supply mix. Directs activities of crews during emergency and planned shutdowns of feeder lines or remotely controlled systems. Works with field personnel (MEC and pipeline) and operates the gas system to accommodate construction and maintenance work to the extent possible. (20%)

Investigates alarm issues as requested and required by control room management program, prepares control room management program compliance reports, and prepares annual control room management reviews as assigned. (20%)

Projects short-term daily requirements and assists daily purchaser in determining most economical supply mix. Coordinates daily supply purchasing function on nights, weekends and holidays. (10%)

Performs functions to ensure adequate pressure and flow on the company's gas system. Determines need and direct operations of peak shaving plants. (10%)

Completes nomination, confirmation and accounting of system supply gas transported on interstate pipelines. Coordinates end-user transportation nominations across the company's system. (10 %)

Calls out personnel and direct manual regulator adjustments on feeder systems or pipeline tap stations. (0-5%)

Performs any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. (0-5%)

Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of human performance improvement techniques.

Evaluates present practices and implement processes, concepts, training and tools to prevent, detect and correct human errors that may adversely impact the safe, reliable operation of the natural gas transmission and distribution system.

Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or technical field. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.)

Two years relevant work experience.

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills to recognize patterns in data, information or events and to draw logical conclusions and make recommendations for action. Ability to support company's position in dealings with pipelines, suppliers and customers.

Advanced critical thinking skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time.

Flexibility/adaptability to perform a wide range of tasks and to respond to changes in direction and priorities.

Must become an OQ qualified and trained gas controller.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Skills to use software packages for activities such as creating and/or maintaining spreadsheets and databases.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job: *Gas Operations

Organization: *Gas Delivery

Title: Gas System Controller

Location: IA-Sioux City

Requisition ID: 2000130