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Job - Pipeline Inspector CWI (Multiple Locations: Bay Region) in California

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


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. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California.

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 Pipeline Inspector is a qualified Company representative who may perform all of the duties of the Construction Inspector and Utility Construction Inspector as described below and in addition may provide direct oversight of transmission and larger or more complex distribution construction projects involving steel or plastic pipe.

This is a DOT covered classification and subject to random drug screening.

This position will be used to fill vacancies in the Bay Region. Headquarter locations may vary.


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 California Driver's License
• Must possess and maintain a valid AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) in API 1104 Certification
• Must possess (or have the ability to possess within 3 months of start date) and maintain a current National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Level 1 certification
• 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)

Desired Qualifications:
• Minimum of 3 year of welding inspection experience on Gas Transmission Projects
• Relevant current or past work experience with PG&E and/or Hiring Hall


• Perform Visual Inspection of welds & materials. Track welds and piping materials.
• Performs the duties of the test supervisor on pipe strength tests. Oversees the execution of the hydrotest procedures.
• Witnesses and signs-off on all hydrotest procedure hold points.
• Performs oversight and Strength Test Pressure Record (STPR) sign-off functions (QC) for strength testing of piping assemblies on small jobs of less than 100 feet of pipeline.
• May also perform (QC) for pre-testing of pipe, small valve assemblies, ILI (In-Line-Inspections) assemblies, tie-in pieces, etc., of less than 100 feet in length and of a test duration of 1, 4, or 8 hours.
• Have a working knowledge of applicable American Petroleum Institute (API), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) codes and standards.
• Must possess and maintain a valid AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) in API 1104 Certification
• Will be required to obtain and maintain NACE CIP Level 1 Certification as part of their job duties. The Company will pay the cost associated with the NACE CIP Level 1 certification and provide training as needed. Provided, however, if a candidate fails the NACE CIP Level 1 test twice, the Company will not be required to provide further training or testing.

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