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Natural Gas System Operator I

Reports to Operations Supervisor


$30.70 hour

Job Purpose

Assist in the operation and maintenance of natural gas storage and distribution activities. Under the supervision of operations supervisor perform the position duties and responsibilities below.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Perform all work safely and in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Track material inventory, receive and ship supplies
  • Maintain and repair tools, equipment and vehicles
  • Calibrate gas monitoring equipment
  • Complete general facilities maintenance and repair
  • Plow snow, apply sanding, snow and ice removal
  • Operate forklift, backhoe, loader, compactors, and other utility equipment in close proximity to underground natural gas and other underground utilities without damaging those facilities
  • Execute traffic safety plans
  • Become knowledgeable of natural gas characteristics
  • Complete written reports of inspections and daily work
  • Operate MS Office software proficiently
  • Other duties as assigned

Gas Distribution Operations

  • Collect monthly gas meter reads
  • Perform gas line locates
  • Perform service calls to customers
  • Install gas service lines and distribution mains
  • Respond to damage and gas leaks
  • Conduct gas pipeline leakage and line patrols
  • Conduct gas odorant surveys
  • Test and purge gas lines
  • Install service meters
  • Inspect distribution valves

LNG Transfer and Storage Operations

  • Inspect storage sites on daily, weekly, monthly, and annual cycles
  • Transfer LNG from trailers into LNG storage tanks
  • Monitor LNG impoundments and keep free of water
  • Maintain grounds free of water, vegetation, and trash


  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Documentation verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States
  • Ability to speak, read, and write the English language
  • Perform simple math and geometry calculations
  • Read and follow standard operating procedures
  • Capable to read and understand construction plans and specifications
  • Obtain and maintain DOT&PF physical/health card
  • Hold an Alaska driver’s license and be insurable by the company insurance carrier
  • Operate hand and power tools
  • Certified traffic flagger
  • Be physically capable to lift heavy objects
  • Complete all gas operator qualification training for this position

Working Conditions


Physical Requirements

This is a physically demanding job. The position requires standing/walking for extended periods, lifting heavy objects on a regular basis, as well as repetitive tasks.

Direct Reports

This job does not supervise other positions.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

IGU intends to recruit, employ, and retain the most qualified workforce possible.  The IGU is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, parenthood, age, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.


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