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Operations and Maintenance Technician - Grey Forest Utilities, TX


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Oversees installation, repair and maintenance of mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

May perform location of underground gas service and main lines for customers, contractors and gas crews in accordance with local, state and Federal Laws ad Regulation


Must be proficient in understanding and applying all Rail Road Commission regulations, procedure, polices, in addition to local, state and federal utility compliance
Turn meters on or off or close service

  • Cathodic Protection Investigation
  • Investigate Atmospheric Corrosion
  • Odorization
  • Evaluations for meter upgrades
  • Turn valves to allow measured amounts of air or gas to pass through maters at specified flow rates
  • Investigates leaks
  • Report hazardous field situations and damaged or missing meters
  • May operate mechanical equipment
  • Installation services includes pipes, regulators and other gas equipment
  • Disassemble and repair mechanical control devices regulators or valves.
  • Report maintenance information, including test results, material usage, and repairs made
  • Disconnect and/or remove defective or unauthorized meters, using hand tools
  • Lubricate wearing surfaces of mechanical parts, using oils or other lubricants
  • Test valves and regulators for leaks and accurate temperature and pressure settings, using precision testing equipment
  • May be involved in construction projects
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License, Class C

Internal relations:  all Grey Forest Utility staff, administrators
External relations:  customers and contractors in the field


Knowledge:  knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repairs and maintenance. Public safety and Security:  knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data and institutions

Skills: active listening, installation, reading comprehension, trouble shooting, equipment, routine maintenance of equipment, time management, critical thinking, equipment selection, service orientation, active learning

Skills helpful:  Involves using communication and organizational skills to co-ordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals

Abilities: near vision, oral comprehension, oral expression, problem sensitivity, arm-hand steadiness, deductive reasoning, extent flexibility, information ordering, multi-limb coordination, control precision

Education: Requires training in vocational school, related on-the-job experience or as designated by and/or through the General Manager

Experience: Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience as required

Job Training: Usually requires one or two years of training involving both on-the-job training

Customer Service:  Required to interface with public


Environmental conditions: outdoor, exposed to all weather conditions, may be exposed contaminants including dust, gases, odors or pollutants
Job hazards / safety:  requires use of hard had, protective gloves, cut-resistant, ear plugs, safety glasses and reflective vests, safety boots and cold weather gear
Machine, tools and equipment