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Job - Gas Mechanic (Multiple Locations) in California

California, United States
Job type
Engineering Jobs
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Posted on
5 Oct 2016
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About the Role:


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. The individual would be responsible for the installation, repair, troubleshooting, maintenance, operation, and deactivation of steel gas pipeline by welding and
controlling high-pressure gas flows. Individual would also be responsible for building and installing
gas meter sets greater than 1000 cubic feet.
An employee with the qualifications of a Fitter (PIO) Fitter-Arc who performs specialized work in
connection with the installation, maintenance and operation on pipelines and other facilities without
immediate supervision. Performs arc welding. and may be required to perform Oxy-acetylene
welding. Performs other duties such as making complex layouts, hot tie-ins on larger diameter
pipelines, operating main line valves, and operating the larger pressure control equipment. May
work alone or with the assistance of one other employee in a lower classification.
This is a DOT covered classification and can be 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 Class A California Driver's License
• Ability to work in all types of weather extremes
• Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions
• Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays
• Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Internal PG&E Employees: Must have qualified on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) and Work
Orientation Inventory (WOI)* prior to applying and must successfully qualify to the American
Petroleum Institute Standard 1104 certification (Over 60 psig SMAW Cellulose) as referenced in
Utility Procedure TD-4160P-31 prior to interview
• External and Hiring Hall Candidates: Must qualify on the Physical Test Battery (PTB) prior to
interview and must successfully qualify to the American Petroleum Institute Standard 1104
certification (Over 60 psig SMAW Cellulose) as referenced in Utility Procedure TD-4160P-31 after
the date of hire
• Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds a minimum of one time a day
*Employees do not need to meet requirement if held the same or higher classification in the line of
Desired Qualifications:
• 3 years of experience in pipeline welding
• Qualified on Oxy-Acetylene 60 psig and less weld test
• Good mechanical aptitude, good problem solving skills and basic math skills
• Ability to read and interpret job layouts


• Operates Mueller equipment to control high-pressure gas flow; operates boom truck to
position equipment into trench; monitors pressure and operation of equipment by observing
• Uses various types of welding (SMAW/GMAW/ OP/TIG) to fabricate and repair worn or
broken equipment and components. Uses welding to apply hard facing materials to reduce wear
from abrasion. Conducts tapping of gas pipelines as needed. Must re-qualify every six months on
>20% arc and oxy-acetylene welding certifications.
• Assesses and analyzes layout, acquires equipment and materials needed to fabricate
components needed, and assembles and installs. Participates in tailboards with crew leader on job
progress, job assignment, and safety. Participates in tailboards with supervisor for day's job
assignments. Communicates by telephone and e-mail with manufacturer's representatives,
learning services representatives, and gas standards personnel regarding materials failure and
other job related issues. Administers on-the-job welding tests to others by visual or destructive
• Drives service truck to job sites to perform minor and major repairs onsite.
• Inspects Mueller equipment. Performs vehicle inspections in accordance with CDLA requirements, including daily inspections of valves, hydraulics, leaks, windshield wipers/fluids,
brakes. Inspects and cleans shop equipment used by others.
• Maintains materials and inventory and emergency response equipment.
• In emergency situations, may assist street crew by cutting, shoveling, using a jackhammer,
loading/unloading tools, lifting/loading broken asphalt or concrete and sweeping.
• May be used as a lead position which could require a person working for them; and may at times be required to run a crew.
• May be required to be DOT Operator Qualified, by PG&E, to tap and plug pipelines of all
• Contribute toward Gas Safety Excellence goals by improving safety, reliability and
affordability for one or more asset families and one or more life cycles.
• Gas Mechanic may, without direct supervision, perform all work, which a Fitter-Arc would
perform plus work of a more complicated nature. Pressure control fitting operation requirements
include those not a part of the Fitter's work as defined in later discussions on the Fitter (PIO) and
Fitter-Arc definition. Shall also perform work on transmission lines or systems with greater than 60
pounds pressure (PSI).
• Installation of telemetering and remote control equipment shall be limited to mechanical
devices (e.g., meters and gauges) and no electrical work is intended. C. A Gas Mechanic may
install meters larger than 300 cubic feet per hour capacity; however, unless the employee is qualified by training or by experience in the work of M&C classification or that of Gas Service
Representative or Service Mechanic, the employee is to set the meter only and shall not place it in
service. The Gas Mechanic can turn on the meter set for the purpose of soap testing welds or
joints and for gauging the outlet pressure.
• A Gas Mechanic, working with other employees may install gas meter manifolds regardless of
size or complexity.
• Bidders to Gas Mechanic from other than the Title 200 Gas T&D Line of Progression, once
placed in the job, shall attend the approved Apprentice Fitter-Arc academic training.
• Bidders to Gas Mechanic from other than the Title 200 Gas T&D Line of Progression shall
complete 1 year in the Gas T&D

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