The Southern Company Careers – Technician Above Ground

Website Southern Company

Job Description:

Entry level position responsible for completing a variety of tasks in support of field operations to include deactivation of service, delayed match, corrosion inspections, meter paints, reading meters and assisting with other maintenance activities as needed. Serves as a member of a crew engaged in installing, maintaining, and repairing gas mains and service lines. Performs basic tasks including operating heavy equipment, using hand tools, basic leak investigation, assisting in mechanical joining, landscape maintenance and traffic control. Performs meter reading, ERT installations and ERT programming in conjunction Automated Meter Reading duties. This is a bargaining unit position (IBEW Local 1997). This position will have an automatic progression pursuant to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Responds to questions from customers and provides answers directly or by referral.
  • Landscaping and general maintenance
  • Assists in performing regular meter inspections, paints and maintenance of above and below ground gas systems.
  • Efficiently works a route to complete customer and compliance orders in a timely manner and in accordance with company policies and procedures and operator
  • Provide assistance with all distribution activities involved with the installation, repair and maintenance of the distribution system to include:
  • Assists in connecting and disconnecting gas service, manually turning meters on and off.
  • Digging, shoring, repairing leaks, testing and wrapping pipes
  • Ensures truck is stocked with equipment, supplies, tools and other equipment in neat and orderly condition.
  • Identifies abnormal operating conditions and takes appropriate actions.
  • Observes all safety requirements and regulatory guidelines to ensure compliance.
  • Assists in conducting investigations of high bill complaints, stop meters and special readings by meter reading validation.
  • Actively and accurately captures documentation in the Mobile Data Terminal and recognizes abnormal operating conditions such as corrosion, meters under stress, etc.
  • Uses a variety of tools (hand, air, shovels, etc.) while performing distribution crew activities.
  • Operating basic equipment and tools
  • Operates Automated Dispatch system to complete meter reads and turn-offs service at customer’s premise.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Basic knowledge and use of hand tools and equipment
  • Ability to pass basic skills and knowledge assessments
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Field operations experience to include distribution crew work
  • Experience with heavy equipment operations
  • Technical school training and certification
  • Welding experience or certification; Commercial driver’s license or permit

Job Details:

Company: Southern Company

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Augusta, GA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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