Colorado Springs Utilities Gas Pipefitter Apprentice in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Gas Pipefitter Apprentice
Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft
Pay Range $24.39 to 34.69
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 11/19/21
Gas Pipefitter Apprentice
Who we are…
Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. That’s why we invest in our employees through a comprehensive benefit and wellness plan, generous vacation and sick time, tuition assistance, training and development opportunities, and a pension (PERA) program. Come be a part of a team making a difference in the lives of our customers in a sought-after community.
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Colorado Springs Utilities is hiring two Gas Pipefitter Apprentices. This is a four-year paid apprenticeship program that will prepare you to safely perform construction, installation, repair, and maintenance of utility gas service lines and mains.
Our Gas Pipefitter Apprenticeship program is certified through the Department of Labor (DOL), consisting of a combination of both classroom and on-the-job training. To be successful as an apprentice you must be a self-starter, maintain focus and commit to advancing your career in the gas trade. You must be capable of handling multiple projects, prioritizing tasks, working effectively under pressure, meeting deadlines, and communicating with all levels of the organization.
As a gas pipefitter apprentice you will learn to:
Assist in installing gas mains and service lines, repairs, and maintenance in accordance with Federal Gas Regulations
Use hand-operated and electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic power tools to assist with the construction and maintenance projects
Connect and inspect gas mains and service lines
Operate gas construction excavation equipment
Preform plastic fusions; including electro and butt fusions
Comply with safety standards and standard operating procedures in support of an incident and injury-free workplace
Respond to emergencies and assist in repairs
Qualifications we seek:
Qualified candidates will offer a minimum of six months of construction/trade experience.
Class A Commerical Driver’s License (CDL) is preferred at the time of hire, otherwise, CDL must be obtained within 6 months of hire
Successful candidates will be self-directed and motivated to advance through the program by obtaining required knowledge, on-the-job training, scheduling evaluations and passing the written testing requirements along the way
Apprentice pay schedule:
- Step one pay as an apprentice is currently $24.39/hr. Apprentices can expect a pay bump with each completed step (8-step program/6 months on average per step). Journey level pipefitters are paid $34.69/hr.
Additional requirements and considerations:
While an Apprentice at Colorado Springs Utilities, you are not eligible to apply to any other positions at Colorado Springs Utilities
Starting in year three (3) of the apprenticeship program, you will be designated as a first responder for emergencies. This means you will be required to live in the service territory and receive at least one utility service (gas, electric, or water)
You will be required to pull stand-by, overtime, weekends, holidays, and 24-hour call-outs as the business needs demand. In addition, you will work in hazardous conditions and be prepared to work in inclement weather
This position is part of a formal apprenticeship program within the Gas Pipefitter trade. As such, pay for this position will begin at the entry-level unless previous apprenticeship or gas experience documentation is provided and approved by our apprentice committee
Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.
Work-Life Balance – Because everybody needs time off to recharge
Vacation –New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year
Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave
Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year
Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather
Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time
Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire
Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.30 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements
Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network preventive care covered at 100%
Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery
Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance can be purchased
Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available
Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans. Your future self will thank you
Curious about joining our team? Learn more at https://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/jobs/
All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.
Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.
Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.
For more information regarding applicant rights, visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm
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Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft