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Natural Gas Construction and Maintenance - Laborer/Journeyman
UGI Utilities, Inc | Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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Job Summary

This entry level position in our Shamokin, Northumberland County, PA office performs support to field operations on general construction and maintenance tasks.  Employees are qualified by training and experience to do all pipefitting and construction tasks with direct supervision including; excavation, flagging, emergency response, basic backhoe/trencher operation, dump truck operator, gas main and service installation/repair and will be eligible for duty crew and on-call responsibilities when judged qualified. 

Primary focus will be on safety and on the job training.  Employees will enter a four tiered progression and obtain Operator Qualification training on a limited number of Covered Tasks as outlined in the Operator Qualification Progression Plan (OQ Progression Plan) to progress to Journeyman level. 

The successful candidate must live within the service territory of the job location and will be required to hold or obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) within the first six months of employment.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of equipment operation and pipeline construction.
  • Candidate must have mechanical ability and be able to do physical labor.
  • Must be able to pass a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) test and pre-employment physical.
  • Maintain a valid driver's license.
  • General computer knowledge.
  • Experience in natural gas, construction, maintenance or related field preferred.

Working Conditions

One can expect to work in various outdoor environments as well as in all sorts of weather and work conditions.  Even with the growing use of “small hole” technologies, tooling which allows certain tasks to be performed aboveground, it is still necessary to enter trenches and/or work holes.  Overtime may be necessary in order to meet customer needs and/or work obligations.  Work includes the operation of hand and power tools and machinery. This position is subject to hazards such as moving vehicles, construction equipment and exposure to natural gas.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Vocation Technical school/training a plus.

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