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Black Hills Energy Utility Specialist - Training Provided in Castle Rock, Colorado

Job SpecificationsPOSITION SUMMARY: Accurately read and record gas meter readings following anestablished schedule.SALARY GRADE: $37,398-$56,596 (Determined by the knowledge,skills and abilities of the applicant.)REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Operations SupervisorLOCATION: Castle Rock, ColoradoMust live within 30 min from the base service center.To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on ourcareer website.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Report apparent irregularities in metering or in gas use.Report gas leaks on service lines, broken meters and service seals which areobserved in the course of work.Promote safety in all phases of the operations.Perform leak detection.Promote the Company service plans.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Provide requested after hours (on-call) services as required.Provide operational support to install, remove and replace gas meters,complete meter routines and turn-on and shut-off activities as needed.Contact customers concerning collection on delinquent accounts as needed.Perform other assigned tasks as required.May receive company training in gas operations or appliance repair.Valid driver's license required.QUALIFICATIONS:High school diploma or equivalent required.Previous meter reading experience is beneficial.Must live within 30 min from the base service center.KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:Familiarity of Black Hills service territory and the surrounding area.Ability to accurately read meters and enter reads on keyboard.Good customer relation skills.Ability to be flexible and work where needed.Computer skills desirable.Excellent team and interpersonal skills required.MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:The mental and physical demands described here are representative of thosethat must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oraland/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routinefactual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing jobfunctions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously(67% or more) required to: stand, walk, balance, bend orstoop, crawl, work at elevated heights, maintain eye and handcoordination, maintain finger and hand dexterity, hear, rotate andextend neck, maintain body posture, reach, talk, and have visualacuity to operate machines and equipment. Employee is frequently(34-66%) required to: access low and high areas with additionalequipment, ascend/descend stairs, maintain hand and foot coordination,move hands in repetitive motion, kneel, reach above the shoulder, andsit. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to: usea respirator, and sit. Employee must be able to operate job relatedequipment and tools. Must be able to routinely perform this work for anaverage of 8-10 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. MustSpecific lifting abilities required by this job include: Heavy work.Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds offorce frequently, and/or up to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects.Work environment: Must be able to occasionally perform work indoors androutinely perform work outdoors in sometimes inclement weather with moderateto high noise level. Worker may be subject to hazards including variety ofphysical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, movingvehicles, electrical current, working in places of height, or closequarters (i.e., crawl spaces, small enclosed rooms, narrow aisles ofpassageways). Must be capable of occasional travel (less than 10 days peryear) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines,rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in publicfaciliThis description is not intended

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