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Gas Systems Specialist
SUMMARY: Under general supervision, performs semi-skilled and skilled work associated with the operation, maintenance, and construction of the City’s natural gas distribution system. Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job flyer does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Operates, maintains, adjusts and repairs the City’s gas distribution system; provides technical expertise related to gas systems.
  • Provides daily work direction, trains, instructs, and guides other employees in all aspects of pipeline construction work.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot the cathodically protected areas of the gas distribution system.
  • Inspects work of employees and contractors to ensure work is completed properly, safely and within compliance; inspects all excavations to ensure compliance with regulations and safety procedures.
  • Makes temporary and permanent repairs; cuts, threads, and prepares pipe for welding and fusing; performs plastic fusions, tests completed joints and applies protective coatings.
  • Prepares written reports utilizing spreadsheets and word processing programs and complete related paperwork, forms, and documentation; responds to Dig- Alert tickets; extracts information and updates records and databases.
  • Performs marking of utility services and mains; performs gas service turn off/on.
  • Locates gas main, investigates and services leaks using maps, pipe locating equipment and gas leak detection equipment.
  • Repairs leaks on gas mains and services on both steel and plastic.
  • Tests all new gas installations using air pressure and soap.
  • Advises superintendent of any defective materials or materials needing to be ordered.
  • Downloads meter data to customer service department.
  • Generates work orders for maintenance and compliance work.
  • Provides general feedback to the superintendent as required; May assume the role of the superintendent in his or her absence.
  • Inspects all tools and vehicles to verify they are clean and safe to operate; makes arrangements for or notifies supervisor of necessary repairs or cleaning.
  • Maintains regulator stations and pressure recorders; maintains and calibrates customer meters and regulators.
  • Conducts load surveys for meter sizing; prepares and provides cost estimates.
  • Assists engineering staff with projects such as evaluating gas load for proper meter sizing, pressure evaluation and relating information on new gas technology.
  • Patrols transmission and distribution lines and inspects valves.
  • Interprets drawings, provides as-built drawings and updates history of gas service lines and mains.
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Position: Gas Systems Specialist
Organization: City of Vernon
Location: Vernon,  CA 
United States
Salary: $8,536 - $10,376 (USD) Monthly
Posting Start Date: 9/22/2020
Date Posted: 9/22/2020
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:
High school diploma or equivalent;


Four years of experience in natural gas field operations, including experience in natural gas systems, gas metering, pressure regulation and underground construction.

Knowledge of:
  • Department of Transporation rules, regulations, and requirements.
  • Emergency response and first-responder procedures and other safety, environmental compliance rules, requirements, and regulations including Cal-OSHA and Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
  • Installation, repair, and maintenance on pipeline facilities including working with pilot loaded regulators and regulator stations.
Skills in:
  • Collecting and analyzing data and making appropriate recommendations.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing; Following verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Reading and understanding plans and drawings; Managing projects.
  • Interpreting and applying state and federal statutes, codes, rules, and regulations.
  • Installation, repair, and maintenance on pipeline facilities including working with pilot loaded regulators and regulator stations.
LICENSE & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A valid California State Driver’s License and verifiable natural gas Operator Qualifications (OQ) certification.

Must successfully complete Operator Qualification training within 12 months of appointment, and maintain certification for the duration of employment in this classification.

All employees in this classification are subject to random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Federal Department of Transportation and Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration's (PHMSA) Anti-Drug & Alcohol Misuse/Prevention Program.
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Status: This listing expires on: 11/21/2020
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Organization Information
City of Vernon
4305 Santa Fe Avenue

Vernon,  CA 90058
United States
(323) 583-8811 x166
Lisette Grizzelle