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Pipeline Welder I/II/Senior (Farmington, MN) (2 positions)

This is a multi-level posting. Candidates may be considered for any of the posted levels, depending on their level of experience and depth of expertise.
The purpose of this position is to take a lead position in performing certified pipeline welding, maintenance and repairs on complex plant and pipeline facilities; help train and develop entry level welders.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities
Perform American Petroleum Institute 1104 and American Society of Mechanical Engineers code welding activities on pipelines, American Society of Mechanical Engineers vessels, associated fittings and plant equipment per Northern Natural Gas procedures which requires the use of specialized tools and equipment.
Ability to act independently or as a small crew leader to complete welding services related to maintenance and construction of pipeline and plant facilities. Take leadership role in the absence of supervisor and construction crew leader to ensure assigned projects are properly staffed and executed.
Perform skilled manual duties involved in maintenance, repair and miscellaneous construction of pipeline and plant facilities and equipment.
Insure proper maintenance of assigned equipment, welding processes and makes recommendations as necessary.
Conduct welding proficiency tests to contract welders.
Prepare and maintains proper records and reports.
Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.
Associate's degree in engineering technology or related technical field or equivalent work experience. (Typically three years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess an associate's degree.)
Five or more years of welding experience in the pipeline industry.
A Commercial Drivers License is required within two weeks from date of hire.
Experience with routine operation and maintenance activities and pipeline and plant welding repairs.
Must be familiar with precision measuring instruments and be able to read x-rays and construction drawings.
Must have welding certification to meet the current engineering standard requirements for 1104 welding on Northern Natural Gas pipeline and facilities.
Advanced knowledge of company operating procedures, Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency procedures, engineering standards, Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, safety practices and routine administrative duties, as well as state and federal protocol.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
Ability to work in remote locations, sometimes working alone. Subject to hazardous conditions including high pressure natural gas, welding on loaded lines, adverse weather conditions and temperatures, heights, heaving lifting and cramped working quarters.
Must be a positive team member dedicated to team objectives and consistently demonstrate a sense of urgency and responsibility.
Subject to 24-hour call-out, 7 days per week, will be required to carry a cell phone.
Subject to Department of Transportation drug and alcohol related regulations and testing.
Must be willing to work overtime including holidays, weekends and extended days. The majority of overtime will be worked in the months of April through November with an approximate rate of up to 40% overtime during this period including Saturdays and at times Sundays. Annual average overtime is approximately 25%.
Must be willing to work away from home on occasion for extended periods of time. During the months of April through November each year a number of the selected projects will be outside of incumbent's home area and will require overnight stays up to several consecutive weeks.
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Northern Natural Gas Company



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