Gas Control Technician (Multiple Locations)

Oakland, California
14 Jul 2016
21 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

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.
As a whole, 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

This is an IBEW Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience
representing employees at PG&E. This job is subject to collective bargaining.
An employee who is a journeyman and without direct supervision is engaged in the technology
associated with the installation, adjusting, testing, operation, maintenance and repair of
mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic gas measurement, instrumentation and control
systems and all other equipment appurtenant to the operation of gas facilities. Employee must be
able to work at elevated heights. Employee may be required to act in a lead capacity, supervising
the work of other employees in lower classifications engaged in this work. Employee's background
of apprenticeship and experience shall be such that these duties are performed with skill and
This is a DOT covered classification and subject to random drug screening.


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
• Internal PG&E Employees (w/in the Line of Progression): Must have qualified on the Physical
Test Battery (PTB) and Industrial Skills Test (IST) prior to interview
• Internal PG&E Employees (outside of the Line of Progression), External, and Hiring Hall Candidates: Must have qualified on the Physical Test Battery (PTB), Industrial Skills Test (IST),
Work Orientation Inventory (WOI), and Gas Control Technician (GCT) tests prior to interview
• Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds a minimum of one time a day
Desired Qualifications:
• 5 or more years of instrumentation work experience desirable
• 3 years knowledge of electronics, measurement and control experience, and equipment
instrumentation/troubleshooting experience
• Experience with maintenance of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)/LNG (Liquid Natural Gas)
facilities a plus
• Completion of formal instrumentation education program
• Basic computer skills including use of MS Windows operating system, MS office suite
• Knowledge and working experience with gas regulation, measurement, and basic data
communication techniques is desirable.
• Basic math understanding and use including applied knowledge of Ohm's Law.
• Knowledge and working experience with electrical power systems and equipment.


• Installs/maintains/repairs mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic gas
measurement, instrumentation and control systems and other equipment associated with the
operation of gas
facilities. Examines, replaces, and/or repairs switches, lights, circuit breakers, panel boxes,
transformers, relays, and controls. Overhauls and repairs heat exchangers, compressors, motors,
and fans; repairs electro-mechanical gear-operated equipment.
• Conducts visual, auditory, and mechanical inspections of equipment to determine the extent
of repairs needed and to identify needed replacement parts. Tests hydraulic pressures and
electronic and mechanical components. Uses computerized testing equipment to test or calibrate
electronic components and to check failure codes. Inspects and adjusts components on
equipment to prevent premature failure of items.
• Surveys pipeline for leaks using a calibrated gas detector-sensing device (flame pack) by walking the pipeline. Services, operates, maintains, and secures valves and valve sites by visual
inspection, facility maintenance (housekeeping), signage, and painting. Marks and locates
pipelines and underground equipment for Underground Service Alert (USA) purposes by using a
utility line locator. Measures pipeline and soil potential differentials using voltmeter and checks
rectifier output.
• Drives mid-size and heavy-duty trucks, specialized equipment (i.e., all-terrain vehicle), and
cars to job sites, which may be located in remote areas or in rugged terrain.
• Employee may be required to work as an assistant to a Gas Transmission Technician to gain
experience in the installation, adjusting, testing, operation, maintenance and repair of telecommunication equipment.
• May be required to perform all the duties of a Measurement and Control Mechanic.
• May be able to install telephone instruments if trained and qualified.
• May be required to write and hold pipeline and station clearances.
• Based on operational needs may be required to operate, maintain and troubleshoot CNG and
LNG injection equipment.
• Contribute toward Gas Safety Excellence goals by improving safety, reliability and
affordability for one or more asset families and one or more life cycles.