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Type: Project Based

Location: Springfield

Starts: Jun. 1, 2019

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


SALARY:  $11.00/hour


DEPARTMENT:  Natural Gas &  Water Distribution Engineering


SUPERVISOR:  Supervisor-Natural Gas &  Water Engineering



Monday -  Friday 8:00am-5:00pm


Temporary position will work 40 hours per week during summer.  The position will end at the end of the summer or end of project.

Working Conditions:

Primarily outside field work in varying weather conditions.  A portion of time will be spent in normal office environment.



Under the direction of the Supervisor-Natural Gas &  Water Engineering or designee,  the employee shall perform the necessary duties of the Engineering group to ensure that the goals and functions of the section and the department are carried out.  The employee shall perform any and all technical work (which may include,  but not be limited to:  customer contact,  sketches,  inspections)  as may be deemed necessary by the supervisor in the day-to-day operation of the department’s business.  Under the supervision of the Supervisor-Natural Gas &  Water Engineering or designee and in coordination with corrosion technicians,  performs house to house surveys,  taking pipe to soil potential readings,  checking for electrically shorted meter swivels,  and performing visual inspection of anodeless risers.  Log inspection data utilizing hardware and software provided by City Utilities.  Use corrosion pipeline industry instruments such as electrical measuring instruments,  electronic locator equipment,  and various other tools.  Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor or designee.




Students who have completed at least one year of college and are enrolled as a full-time student may apply.  Must be enrolled full-time in a degree seeking program.


Education and Experience:

High school graduate or equivalent is required.  One year of college course work is required with an emphasis in pre-engineering or other related technical field preferred.  Previous work experience preferred.



Must have a valid driver’s license (minimum Class F).


Subject to Department of Transportation’s and/or Public Service Commission’s drug testing requirements and Gas Operator Qualification requirements.

Knowledge,  Skills and Abilities:

Must have a working knowledge of engineering functions and problem solving techniques.  Must be able to plan,  organize,  supervise,  and coordinate technical work.  Must be competent in the use of computers including Microsoft Office.  Experience with AutoCad and/or GIS software is preferred.  Must be able to effectively handle numerous assignments simultaneously.


Physical Requirements:

Physical requirements include:   sitting,  standing,  grasping,  bending,  squatting,  balancing,  twisting,  kneeling,  pushing,  pulling,  crawling,  and climbing.   Must be able to enter,  work in,  and exit restricted areas (including,  but not limited to,  small crawl spaces under homes and attics). 


Miscellaneous Requirements: 

Subject to CU drug testing requirements.   Must be able to work successfully with diverse groups of people.


New hires are informed of the requirements of the Cooperative Education (Co-op)  Program upon hire,  and incumbents must continue to meet the requirements each semester in order to continue employment.   Co-ops who do not meet the requirements may be ineligible for the Co-op Program and their employment may be terminated.    



Must be able to take and pass any applicable tests for the position.



Interested applicants may apply online at  under Corporate/Careers/Job Openings.  Please complete the application in full.   Your information will not be fully considered until the entire application is complete.  Please submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript with your application.

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