Apprentice Transmission Gas System Operator- San Ramon (IBEW)

San Ramon, California
19 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Requisition ID# 23315
Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Gas Operations
Job Location: San Ramon


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview
Gas Operations is focused on ensuring the safe and reliable flow of natural gas to our customers. Gas Operations is responsible for all aspects of PG&E's gas distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, restoration and emergency response.

Position Summary
An Apprentice Gas System Operator is a shift employee who performs Gas System Operator work as an assistant to and under the direct supervision of a Gas System Operator. Under the direction of the Gas System Operator, apprentice Gas System Operator is responsible for remotely operating (via computer) and manually monitoring the high-pressured natural gas transmission pipeline and communicating system status.
After eighteen months and demonstration of all aspects of the training program, Apprentice Gas System Operator will be advanced to the Gas System Operator position.

This position is a DOT (Department of Transportation) covered classification and is subject to random drug and/or alcohol screening.

Incumbents should expect to work a 12 hour rotating shift. Due to the 12 hour shifts, incumbents should expect to reside within a commutable distance of less than 90 minutes from the San Ramon Bishop Ranch headquarters in order to comply with Control Room Management federal regulations (CFR 49 192.631).

• Promotes timely and accurate information of all outages, by working with field personnel to provide up-to-date information and meet established goals
• Participates in formal 18-month Apprentice Gas System Operator training presented in a computer-based format, workbooks, job shadowing, and "hands-on" training provided by journey-level Gas System Operators
• Communicate clearly and effectively with employees and clients via radio and phone
• Maintain knowledge of all operating procedures and complete all mandated training and compliance requirements
• Work mostly indoors in a Control Room environment.
• Work shift work, weekends and overtime as required
• Participates in formal or informal on-going training
• Uses handwriting or computer to record work activities and perform duties.
• Communicates in person, by phone, E-mail or by radio regarding operations, safety, and security
• Uses sight and hearing to monitor operations for transmission and distribution systems via SCADA
• Uses Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) to monitor transmission systems and make changes to field devices to regulate systems
• May relocate to Alternate Gas Control when required
• Contribute toward Gas Safety Excellence goals by improving safety,


Minimum Qualifications:
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
• Must possess a valid California Driver's License
• Due to the 12 hour shifts, incumbents should expect to reside within a commutable distance of less than 90 minutes from the San Ramon Bishop Ranch headquarters in order to comply with Control Room Management federal regulations (CFR 49 192.631)
• Ability to work flexible schedules, extended hours, nights, weekends, and/or overtime
(scheduled or ad hoc)
• Internal PG&E Employees: Must have qualified on the Physical Battery Test (PBT), and Industrial Skills Test (IST), and Work Orientation Inventory (WOI) exams prior to applying and COBRA exams prior to interviewing
• External and Hiring Hall Candidates: Must qualify on the Physical Battery Test (PBT),
Industrial Skills Test (IST), and Work Orientation Inventory (WOI) and COBRA exams prior to interviewing.

Desired Qualifications:
• Related PG&E or Hiring Hall experience preferred
• Gas background experience or operations experience
• Graduate from one of the following: Power Pathway® program or one of the Power Pathway® endorsed programs.
• Experience performing data entry on a computer system
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively via radio and phone
• Strong ability to understand and apply technical concepts and procedures
• Strong ability to successfully perform multiple tasks under pressure
• To better represent the communities we serve within a timely manner, applicants who live within 30 miles of the headquarter location will be given preference

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