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Technician-in-Training (Gas Utility)

Columbus, GA, US, 31901

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. 


The Technician in Training position will be trained to achieve Operator Qualifications (OQs) in order to take on formal "Technician I" responsibilities for customer service field activities and distribution systems and facilities. Training period is paid, and training program is typically 6 - 12 month to achieve qualifications to be promoted to Technician I. The speed in which these qualifications are met are dependent on current skillset and learning curve. 


  • Performs reads of residential, commercial and industrial gas meters.  Records readings for billing purposes.  Observes and reports all abnormal, dangerous and/or damaged conditions pertaining to gas meters and adjacent areas.
  • Disconnects, Paint Meters, Service and Construction Helper, Atmospheric Corrosion Survey & remedial action
  • Change Index and meter glass, Complete electronic orders &  Damage Prevention locates                               
  • Installing, Maintain, Replacing and Remove meters and regulators
  • Residential and small commercial service activation
  • Replacing service valves, Minor appliance repair and adjustments             
  • Complete all operator qualification and safety related training     

Education and Experience

  • High school Diploma / GED                                                         
  • Prior utility, construction, or other maintenance experience such as HVAC or E/M system experience a plus
  • Requires valid driver’s license in accordance with Company standards
  • During employment training period, must obtain and maintain minimum Operator Qualifications (OQs) and classroom training for position and any other required OQs and classroom training or certifications prior to being placed in this position on a permanent basis

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 (health/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


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.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA

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