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Colorado Springs Utilities Natural Gas Pipefitter (Journey) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Natural Gas Pipefitter (Journey)

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $36.15 to $39.87

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 4/25/22

Natural Gas Pipefitter (Journey)

Colorado Springs Utilities is a four-service utility that has proudly provided electricity, natural gas, water, and wastewater services to the Pikes Peak region for 100 years. As a community-owned utility, we are devoted to serving our community through effective stewardship and management of our resources.

Our Gas Construction, Operations, and Maintenance (GCOM) department is excited to offer the opportunity for safety-oriented and motivated journey-level Gas Pipefitters to join our team. Our pipefitters are responsible for a full range of duties associated with natural gas pipeline installations and maintenance. Pipefitters are responsible for ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and safety procedures pertaining to the natural gas industry; maintaining records of work performed and materials used; training personnel; operating construction equipment to install new piping and to expose existing piping; pinpointing the location of leaks and classifying type, and ensuring that underground utilities have been located and job sites are safe by using proper barricades.

Positions will be filled at either the Gas Pipefitter or Gas Pipefitter Specialist level; placement will be based on the qualifications and experience level of the successful candidate.

  • Starting pay rate for a Gas Pipefitter is $34.43/hr. Your pay rate will increase to $36.15/hr. upon successfully completing probation (typically 6 months).

  • Starting pay rate for a Gas Pipefitter Specialist is $37.97/hr. Your pay rate will increase to $39.87hr. upon successfully completing probation (typically 6 months).

As a Gas Pipefitter you will be responsible for:

  • Connecting and inspecting of gas mains and service lines

  • Safe handling of gas main/service lines

  • Operating gas construction excavation equipment

  • Tapping pipelines

  • Complying with regulations/laws/procedures

  • Obtaining and Maintaining Operator Qualification Certification

  • In addition to the Pipefitter duties listed above, a Pipefitter Specialist will also be responsible for:

  • Providing technical guidance and training others

  • Technically proficient with tools and equipment associated with the installation and maintenance of the Distribution system

  • Connecting and inspecting of gas service lines

  • Installing main/service lines

  • Locating and classifying leaks

  • Inspecting/locating underground pipelines

  • Operating gas construction equipment

  • Operating leak detection equipment

  • Tapping pipelines

  • Interpreting regulations/laws/procedures

  • Technically proficient with tools and equipment associated with the installation and maintenance of the Distribution system

Qualified candidates must meet the following requirements and expectations:

  • Completion of a Gas Pipefitter Apprentice program (DOL or NDOL) or have 4 or more years of relevant experience installing and repairing gas mains and service lines (Operator Qualifications, etc).

  • Additionally, one year of experience at the Journey Gas Pipefitter level is required to qualify for the Specialist level.

  • Driving a Colorado Springs Utilities commercial vehicle is a requirement of this position, as such the successful candidate needs to have a Class A Commercial Driver's license w/ tanker endorsement, or the ability to obtain within six months of starting.

  • This position is designated as a first responder for emergencies. It is highly preferred that all pipefitters live in the Service Territory and receive at least one utility service (gas, electric, or water) from Colorado Springs Utilities. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • The successful candidate 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 subject to working in inclement weather.

*This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs associated with moving to the Colorado Springs area.

Our Commitment to our Employees…

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.

  • Time Off – 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

  • 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.

  • Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available

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  • 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.

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Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft