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NORTHWESTERN ENERGY Journeyman Gas Fitter in MISSOULA, Montana


  • Journeyman Gas Fitter or equivalent
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to successfully complete NWE Gas Operator Qualification program within 6 months to ensure qualification to perform assigned tasks including recognizing and reacting to abnormal operating conditions as specified in Title 49 CFR, Part 192 Valid
  • Commercial Driver's License and satisfactory driving record
  • First Aid/CPR Certification, or obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Complete NWE HAZMAT program within 6 months of hire
  • Ability to become plastic fusion certified within 6 months
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, applicable codes and safety rules and regulations
  • Commitment to safe working practices and knowledge of safety policies/procedures
  • Ability to demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • Ability to communicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situations
  • Ability to participate in on-call rotation schedules, work evenings and weekend shifts - especially in response to acute service needs
  • Ability to perform individual lifts and manipulate needed equipment weighing up to 75 pounds
  • Ability to adapt to technological changes as they are implemented
  • Must live within an area approved by the company that allows for adequate response to our customers in call out and emergency situations
  • Ability to pass an employment physical, drug test and background check
  • Natural gas vocational training preferred
  • Ability to pass and maintain 49 CFR Part 192 welding certification on a yearly basis preferred; API 1104 Certification also preferred


  • Respond to natural gas emergencies, complete gas construction activities, and perform service work as needed
  • Assume leadership role in response to emergency situations
  • Interact with the public
  • Operate hand tools and heavy equipment, including backhoes and trenchers
  • Hand-shovel dirt to dig and backfill trenches
  • Install pipe, wrap pipes and joints
  • Weld steel pipe in accordance with Appendix C of 49 CFR, Part 192 preferred Fuse plastic pipe, clean joints for clamping, operate fusion tools
  • Install meters and regulators
  • Use blueprints and advanced skilled knowledge to fabricate, service and construct gas lines
  • Use tapping equipment to tap and stop-off gas lines
  • Act as a job foreman overseeing all aspects of a project, including safety and planning
  • Complete all documentation for project planning and completion
  • Perform service-related work, including but not limited to the following: meter reading, working with customers in their homes, gas leakage checks, CO checks, appliance checks, high bill complaint investigations, disconnecting and reestablishing services (electric and gas turn-off/on), and lighting pilots
  • Conduct scheduled leak surveys, operate various leak detection equipment
  • Organize equipment and perform regular and preventative maintenance
  • Work as a team member to safely and efficiently complete work activities
  • Maintain situational and safety awareness at all times and communicate as needed to maintain safety and efficiency
  • Drive to job locations; tow trailers
  • Maintain company buildings and facilities at work locations, including shop upkeep and snow removal
  • Adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

Full-time position.

$52.01 per hour. Benefits include: 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%; healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision; Health Savings Account (HSA); healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA); Employee Assistance Programs; Life Insurance; paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays.

Open until filled.