• Installer/Fitter's Helper

    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/29/2019 5:37 PM)
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    JOB SUMMARY   Working as a crewmember following specific instructions, methods, or procedures, performs as an experienced helper in assisting higher grade crewmembers in any and all jobs (as they apply to the specific branch operations) relating to LPG tanks, cylinders, and associated appurtenances and/or relating to gas mains and services distribution systems along public rights-of-way up to the meter/regulator set. Performs in other positions as assigned, depending on the island and location.


    1. Assists higher grade crewmembers such as Leadman, Installer I/C, Crewfitter in any and all of his/her job duties such as:
      1. The delivery, setting/relocation and installation of LPG tanks, cylinders and/or appliances including the piping from tank to riser; installs meters, valves and regulators. Utilizes leak-detecting solution and gas detection or measurement equipment to ensure the integrity of the installation and system. The removal of LPG tanks and cylinders and plugging of gas lines following established procedures and/or processes.
      2. The installation, maintenance, relocation, repair, replacement and/or termination of the gas mains and services distribution systems using manual tools of the trade including pick and shovel, and operating various equipment such as jack hammer, pavement breaker, mud gun, pneumatic or gas-powered tampers, drill gun, electric drill, etc. Inspects, checks, test pipe system with air or gas; reads/interprets pressure gauge to determine system is not leaking and is performing according to design.
    2. Performs general maintenance of tanks in the field including: Chipping rust and painting; removing covers; repairing or replacing fittings, regulators and meters; servicing valves, etc. Cuts/threads pipe using pipe cutter/threader machine and installs pipe and fittings.
    3. Responds to a variety of trouble calls and performs emergency response function; effectuates emergency repairs and/or shuts-down gas supply when appropriate/necessary.  Stands by the site when necessary until properly relieved by appropriate personnel.
    4. Provides customer service and extends at all times a courteous and tactful demeanor when dealing with customers or the public.  May advise or instruct consumer in the proper care of the tank, appliances and equipment.
    5. Drives truck and maintains necessary truck supplies and equipment.  Operates crane as required (Refer to Special Explanatory Remarks below.)
    6. Performs clerical/administrative duties such as preparing reports, inputting data into the computer, etc.
    7. Works in a safe and responsible manner. Complies with all safety rules, regulations and practices in effect and as established/adopted by the Company. Cooperates in the fullest in the promotion of safety, safe work habits, and good housekeeping to include the reporting of any unsafe conditions or acts.   Maintains all EH&S training on a current basis.
    8. Performs in other positions as may be assigned/required depending on island location such as Meter Reader, Cylinder Delivery Driver, or Relief Tank Truck Driver; performs related work as required and/or directed.


    We are proud to be an EEO/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled employer

    We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance testing

    Qualified applications with criminal history will be considered for employment


    Education/Certification:  Preferably a high school graduate with technical schooling. Completion of plumbing apprenticeship helpful. Completed all required Department of Transportation (COT) Federal/State, OSHA Federal/State and NFPA courses or programs.  Must maintain at least minimum passing scores per regulations, for all recurring Federal/State and NFPA courses or programs.  Must possess a valid Class B, CDL license with

    Hazardous Material endorsement, Crane Operator's certificate, and valid Medical Examiner's
    Certificate per 49 CFR 3991.41 through 391.49.


    Experience:  At least one year progressive and successful experience in the job duties described. Plumbing experience helpful.  Basic knowledge of pertinent codes, regulations, standards, and safety rules such as NFPA 58 and local plumbing code, in addition to standard practices and procedures.  Must have a good working knowledge of departmental operating rules and procedures, and tools and equipment of the trade.  Requires a high degree of mechanical aptitude and a good safety record.  Must be a safe and competent driver, cognizant of all traffic laws and have a clean traffic abstract. Ability to operate a computer with designated software programs.


    Physical Demands: Good physical condition to perform the job requirements. No back or serious eye limitation, including color blindness or restriction on respirator use. Must not have acrophobia or claustrophobia.  Must be medically classified as good risk for heavy labor work; work occasionally involves a heavy degree of physical effort.


    Supervision: Under the direct supervision of the Operations Supervisor, Leadman, Installer I/C, or Crewfitter performs specific job tasks following directions as to methods and working detail


    Working Conditions: Primarily outdoors in all types of weather and field conditions. Exposure to gas fumes varies from low to an occasional high concentration requiring the use of a gas respirator.  Required to work in confined spaces to include trenches, manholes, pits and vaults and at high elevations, at times exceeding 100 feet. Subject to work on weekends, holidays and nights to include emergency call outs and on-call assignments.


    Special Explanatory Remarks:  Whenever the work duty of operating a crane is assigned and performed, the incumbent will be temporarily upgraded to Grade 5, Physical, in accordance with the terms and conditions of Article 17.2 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


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