Gas Technician - Welder Apprentice

Gas Technician - Welder Apprentice

05 Mar 2023
Wisconsin, Portage, 53901 Portage USA

Gas Technician - Welder Apprentice

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what’s next in energy. When our employees say “I am energy,” it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We reward our highly hardworking and dedicated teams and give them the support they need to ensure their safety, wellness and financial security for themselves and their families.If you enjoy challenges, have strong communication skills and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy.What sets us apart?

Alliant Energy offers a full compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Employer Cash Contribution, Long and Short-Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

​Year after year, Alliant Energy is recognized by major publications and foundations as a top employer and leader in the areas of equity and sustainability. This includes Newsweek’s list of Most Responsible Companies, Forbes list of Best Midsize Employers , a perfect Corporate Equality Index Score as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality and being named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.

Our employees make a difference through their work and personal activities. In 2021, employees, retirees and our charitable foundation collectively contributed $11.5 million and volunteered over 75,000 hours.

Job SummaryAre interested in a career in energy - that allows you to #powerbeyond? Alliant Energy is currently recruiting for Gas Technician Apprentices. This apprenticeship program provides a stable and exciting career path to become a Gas Technician!This position is located in Portage, WI and has welding responsibilities - to become a Gas Technician - Welder. In this role, you will maintain and install gas underground distribution systems, as well as install electric underground cable. This position works outdoors in all weather conditions.The Apprenticeship Program:This apprenticeship program is approximately three years and is a combination of classroom and on-the-job training. We have a training staff dedicated to making the duration of the apprenticeship well rounded, challenging and valuable.Where will I work?Gas Technicians serve our Wisconsin Power and Light customers. Training for the apprenticeship will take place at our training facility and throughout our service territories. Training will include travel during the apprenticeship working with other teams within our Wisconsin territories. This position has a residency requirement of 25 minutes from appointed operating center.In this role you will:

Maintains and installs gas underground distribution systems; installs electric underground cable, pedestal stakes and ground rods when performed concurrently with gas; installs gas mains; installs and maintains gas services, including regulators, relief valves and meters; sets hydrants and valves; locates and repairs leaks; reads gas meters; taps mains and makes connections.

Trains employees in lower classifications for short periods of time and on simple projects, such as installing services, etc.

Maintains and uses gas and electric related equipment as assigned and trained for such as lead, line and other trucks, digging, boring, lifting, drilling, and locating equipment, etc.

Performs in conjunction with emergency restoration, construction, maintenance or meter exchanges, incidental customer servicing work as necessary to provide safe and effective use of gas such as appliance inspections, pilot relighting, customer pipe and equipment, leak detection, meter exchanges, etc.

Assist Service Department work load in performance of periodic gas meter exchanges.

Locates gas and electric underground utility facilities.

Inspects contractor work as assigned.

Performs necessary clerical work as assigned.

Responsible for exercising good customer relations skills.

Keeps customers informed as related to work being performed.

Performs pipe joining.

Performs all work according to established company procedures and safety practices.

Performs other duties which are similar, related or incidental to this position.

Education Requirements

High school diploma or GED

Gas Utility diploma from an accredited technical college is preferred.

Preferred Experience


Other Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

This position has a residency requirement of 25 minutes from appointed operating center.

Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License prior to the end of trial period

This position is covered by the Department of Transportation regulations on drug/alcohol testing (CFR 49, Parts 40, 199 and 382), and is subject to drug/alcohol testing according to said regulations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Proven skill with digging tools and other modern street equipment and piping.

Ability to weld preferred.

Ability to perform the physical duties of the position with reasonable accommodations.

Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work group.

Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you.It's not just what we do; it's how we do it.Live Safety. Everyone. Always | Make Things Better | Care For Others | Do The Right Thing | Act For Tomorrow | Think Beyond. Be BoldAlliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.Disclaimer:The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.It's an exciting time to join Alliant Energy! Our innovative thinking and fresh, sustainable approach to energy sets us apart. If you're looking for a place that values diverse backgrounds, offers flexible work options and wants to build better communities and a better tomorrow, consider a career with Alliant Energy.At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service for our customers and communities every day. We care about our employees. We want them to be safe, happy and healthy.Provide your resume and contact information to be considered for future openings.

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