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Construction Operator; Caruthersville, MO

Caruthersville, MO, US, 63830-1133

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 

Purpose

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.  An opportunity to join a dynamic team driven to source, attract and engage diverse top talent across North America.  The Mid-States Gas Team in Carathures MO is looking to add the right member to an established team of construction professionals. 

Accountabilities

The successful candidate must reside within 10 Miles North, South or West of Caruthersville facility.  Entry level position responsible for basic construction and maintenance activities.  May not perform covered tasks on an independent basis until qualified for that covered task under the Company’s operator qualification program.  Assists in the installation and maintenance of gas lines, meters and regulators.  Turns gas lines on and off as necessary. Prepares appropriate work orders.  Assists in conducting leakage surveys.  Reads maps, locates underground gas lines, classifies gas leaks, operates combustible gas indicators and flame ionization units.  Prepares leak repair work orders.  May operate and maintain heavy and/or specialized equipment and tools in order to dig and backfill ditches, load and unload pipe, meter fittings and other materials.  Reviews job site maps for all utility lines.  Ensures placement of utility markings at job site.  Assists in welding operations for the installation, maintenance and repair of pipes, meter guards and regular settings.  Provides barricade and channelization services at worksites that are in compliance with Federal and state regulations and Company standards.  May assist in the installation and maintenance of cathodic protection systems in accordance with Federal and state pipeline safety regulation and Company standards.

May conduct interference surveys, maintains and repairs rectifiers and runs short locators to replace bad insulators.  May conduct surveys of new construction, schools, shopping centers and other areas as required.  Checks high pressure lines, loss of gas, odorization and pressure upgrades.  Maybe required to respond to emergency and after hour service calls.  Requires the ability to communicate with internal and/or external customers in order to obtain and/or provide basic types of fact-based information.  Requires the ability to perform basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Works in outdoor environment and requires frequently performing activities, including but not limited to stooping, bending, crawling, kneeling, grasping, reaching, climbing and lifting objects up to 100 pounds (eg: lifting and pulling rolls of pipe). Will have residency requirement due to call-out response time. Prefer welding experience and or certification.  May require a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and will perform other related duties as required.

Education and Experience

 

  • General educational knowledge normally acquired through a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • Must satisfactorily complete all regulatory and company requirements/qualifications for the applicable classification prior to performing a covered task independently.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Years of Experience

3 - 5 years of prior Construction Experience Preferred 

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global,  Act Local” business model.

What we offer

Company funded Pension program

401k with Company match

Full insurance benefits (helath/dental/vision/life)

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging

 

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

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