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Southern Company Laborer,Distribution Plastic in Rockford, Illinois
DISTRIBUTION PLASTIC LABORER
The primary function of this role is the installation of gas mains and services. Duties include, and not limited to the following: installing, fusing, purging and tapping of plastic and steel piping and materials, installing meter sets, locating underground company facilities, using small tools, hand drills and augering, hand digging with spade or shovel, and working in a gaseous atmosphere. May be required to perform tasks or duties associated with lower job levels.
Employee must obtain qualification in all Operator Qualification tasks associated with the role.
Job Responsibilities & Accountabilities by Competency
Established Essential Duties:
Installs gas mains and services per company policies and specifications.
Adheres to all safety and work rules, company policies and procedures.
Uses leak detection equipment, pipe locating equipment, fusion equipment and tools.
Represents the company in all interactions with customers, government and regulatory officials in a courteous and professional manner.
Operates Company vehicles and equipment in accordance with Company policies and procedures.
Uses a variety of hand tools on a daily basis to complete work tasks.
Fuses, installs, purges and taps pressurized plastic pipe.
Taps and wraps pressurized steel main.
Uses power tools to install brackets and to construct and install meter sets.
Uses shovels and spades for hand digging.
Works on jobsites containing uneven surfaces and in varying weather conditions.
Works in a gaseous atmosphere.
Stocks and equips Company vehicles.
Adheres to the Company’s Safety Manual daily.
Protects meter sets and piping from corrosion.
Works independently and in a group.
Available to work overtime as necessary to meet business requirements and flexibility in working shifts as required.
High School diploma or GED
Valid Driver’s License and pass Company driving tests
- Valid Class A CDL driver’s license
Specific Skills & Knowledge:
Required: (within “x” time frame)
Pass all required Operator Qualification certifications
Obtain valid Class A CDL driver’s license
Meet DOT medical testing criteria
Maintain compliance with Pipeline Safety Drug and Alcohol testing program
Demonstrate ability to pass Plastic electrofusion and/or heat fusion certification
Demonstrate skills in operating construction equipment
Pass Company’s Distribution Plastic Laborer certification test
Ability to smell odorant used to detect gas leaks
Join IBEW local Union
Possess good work ethic
Be self-motivated, self starter
Able to comprehend and follow direction
Able to work in varying conditions (i.e., rough terrain, weather)
Able to operate basic equipment, machinery and simple tools
Possess willingness to learn
Demonstrate mechanical aptitude
Possess knowledge of and background in construction
Possess knowledge of and background in gas construction, preferred
Able to communicate well with co-workers and customers
Possess experience operating large vehicles (over 20,000 lbs) and equipment
Possess experience working on construction sites
Possess good hand/eye coordination
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Must be able to physically walk, ascend and descend stairs and ladders, stoop, bend, kneel, enter and exit tap holes, ditches, and/or excavations, and lift and transport weight in excess of 50 pounds. Have a keen sense of smell, hearing, vision and color identification. Required to work in various weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, and precipitation.
This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.
Job Field: Construction
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Illinois-Northern Illinois-Crystal Lake
Operating Company: Nicor Gas
Other Locations: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Joliet, Illinois-Northern Illinois-Rockford, Illinois-Metro Chicago-Crestwood
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
Union Covered: Yes
300 West Terra Cotta (300CrystalLakeCODE)
300 West Terra Cotta
Crystal Lake, 60115
Joliet - 3000 East Cass St. (3000JolietCODE)
3000 East Cass St.
Rockford - 4651 Linden Rd. (4651RockfordCODE)
4651 Linden Rd.
Crestwood - 4829 West 135th St. (4829CrestwoodCODE)
4829 West 135th St.
Req ID: GAS2003871