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Employer: City of Winfield
Division: Utilities
Job Title: Gas System Operator
Salary: $0 Hourly

Job Description:

Position Title: Gas System Operator

Department: Gas

Reports to: Director of Utilities

Created on: June 12, 2015

Last Revised: November 16, 2017

Category: Non-Exempt

Pay Grade: 13 ($15.38-$21.8)



Position Summary:

Under general supervision, performs construction and maintenance of gas distribution system within the City and in surrounding area. Works within prescribed standards and procedures; adjusts work methods to meet task requirements.


• Installs and renews steel and polyethylene fusion pipe systems.

• Operates equipment necessary for construction and installation of gas pipelines.

• Maintain and repair equipment, or report malfunctioning equipment to supervisors so that repairs can be scheduled.

• Assists welder.

• Locates underground lines.

• Responds to leak and high usage calls and determines actions to be taken; maintains gate valves.

• Makes low and high-pressure taps.

• Maintains and updates records and maps of the system's facilities.

• Changes pressure charts.

• Assists in maintaining the cathodic protection program for metallic structures.

• Is subject to standby and call back.

• Respond to inquiries and emergency situations.

• Work is frequently performed in undesirable physical conditions of extreme noise, heat or cold, and dampness; subject to exposure to explosions, requiring constant safety considerations.

• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, superiors, other agencies, and the public.

• Deals with the public in a manner that positively promotes the image of the City and handles complaints tactfully.

• All employees of the City of Winfield are subject to immediate callout when an emergency, disaster or breach of homeland security occurs. Such call to respond and assist may involve those activities to his/her regular job responsibilities and incorporate other non-job related duties as necessary and required of an employee. An employee’s response to these matters may require  the working of unusual, long hours  over an extended period of time with infrequent breaks or rest periods.

• “This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.”



• Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

• Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating conditions that may result in a hazard and determining what actions need to be taken.

• Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

• Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

• Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

• Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

• Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

• Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

• Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

• Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.




• Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

• Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

• Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

• Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

• Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

• Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

• Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

• Depth Perception - The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.

• Rate Control - The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.

• Response Orientation - The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.


Experience and Education:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and three years of experience in natural gas distribution systems is preferred.

• Trade school is desirable.

• Certified to fuse polyethylene and to join pipe with mechanical fittings as required by Federal Standard 49CFR192 is desirable.

• Successfully completed a gas qualification program preferred.

• Possession of a valid Class A or B commercial driver's license preferred. A commercial driver’s license will be required within the first six months of employment.


Physical Requirements:

• Ability to perform heavy physical work and ability to lift and carry up to 100 pounds.

• Ability to stand, walk, sit, climb, bend, crawl, push, pull, twist, reach, grasp, kneel and perform similar body movements.

• Possesses hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to operate a backhoe, trencher, skid-steer, front end loader, and trucks.

• Ability to talk and hear in person, by telephone and two-way radio.

• Ability to see and read instructions.



Vacancy Number: 114

Open Date: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: