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BLACK HILLS ENERGY Welder/Operations Technician (UN204) in WEBSTER CITY, Iowa

Job SpecificationsPerform construction, maintenance and operation of gas distribution system with main focus on welding fabrication and installation of distribution system. Complete maintenance and DOT mandated work. Responsible for ensuring integrity and satisfy company and regulatory requirements. Subject to after hours on-call status during weekday, weekends and holidays.REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Operations Supervisor / Sr. LeadCALL OUT AREA: Boxholm, IALOCATION: Webster City, IATo learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Set large volume meter sets including both fabrication and sizing to meet company standards.Fabrication and modification of all components in the distribution system. (District Regulating Station, Odorizers, Town Border Station).Welding on distribution systems mains and service lines.Responsible for testing contract welders.Complete DOT mandated work (CP checks, valve maintenance, above ground facility checks, leak survey, etc.).Perform tapping and stoppling of steel mains.Gas system maintenance - leak repair, line locates, pressure monitoring, chart changing, etc.Leak investigation /Emergency response (Line hits, outages).Inspect 3rd party contractor.Attend safety meetings and other employee training as assigned.Performs other duties, which are similar, related or incidental to this position and may work as directed, in other activities that require skills of a higher classification if qualified, as per Article 15 Section 3.QUALIFICATIONS:High school diploma or equivalent required.Three years gas operations or related work experience preferred.Two years welding experience preferred.Associates degree in welding preferred.Must be able to obtain certification on API 1104 5P and LH 7018.Must be able to obtain certification on API MIG welding test.KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:Knowledge of Company gas operations and maintenance standards.Knowledge of cathodic protection and odorization methods and equipment.Customer relations skills.Mechanical aptitude.Leadership capabilities required.Ability to problem-solve.Good verbal and written communication skills; internal and external.Must be a good listener.Must have willingness to teach/train others.Must be able to function independently with minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment.Ability to prioritize a changing work schedule with up to 50% travel time.Must be outgoing, self-motivated, and have a desire and willingness to learn.Must be able to understand and follow directions.MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: stand, walk, balance, bend or stoop, crawl, work at elevated heights, maintain eye and hand coordination, maintain finger and hand dexterity, hear, rotate and extend neck, maintain body posture, reach, talk, and have visual acuity to operate machines and equipment. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: access low and high areas with additional equipment, ascend/descend stairs, maintain hand and foot coordination, move hands in repetitive motion, kneel, reach above the shoulder, and sit. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to: use a respirator, and sit. Employee must be able to operate job related equipment and tools. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 8-10 hours per day and occasio