Gas Services Technician - #689622

City of Las Cruces, NM

Date: 1 week ago

City: Las Cruces, New Mexico

Salary: $23 / hour

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Nature of Work

Performs a variety of gas-skilled work and services in the installation and maintenance of natural gas meters and regulators in order to ensure efficient gas service to residents and businesses with minimal disruption in service.


Position requires stand-by duties to respond to emergency needs, irregular shifts as assigned, extended hours beyond an eight-hour day, weekend work, and long hours in all weather conditions. Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies. Release of Information Form (49 CFR Part 40) required


Heavy physical work involving balancing, bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching above shoulder height; pushing/pulling/lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds; visual and verbal abilities to communicate with residents, business customers, and City staff


Works outside or within customer residences and/or businesses; exposure to natural gas and carbon monoxide fumes, fire and explosive hazards


Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process

This initial posting will be used to fill a full-time, non-exempt, represented positions in the Utilities Department but may be utilized to fill other Gas Services Technician vacancies to include part time and/or contract positions.

This position is graded at BC14/CN14

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Locates aboveground and underground gas leaks; identifies corrective and preventative actions; controls hazardous situations by evaluating the situation; determines the need for evacuation; notifies public safety agencies; performs traffic control.
  • Operates natural gas and carbon monoxide detection equipment, pipeline locators and electrical volt meters.
  • Operating light motorized equipment and specialized gas system equipment, installs and maintains gas meters and regulators to ensure efficient gas service with minimal disruption in that service; repairs and replaces gas meters and regulators; plugs broken gas lines; replaces valves and fittings.
  • Designs, fabricates, and installs distribution manifolds.
  • Produces sketches for mapping of gas leak locations; completes leak repair and report forms.
  • Serves as emergency stand-by in responding to emergency service calls.
  • Sizes and installs gas meters and regulators; performs changeover of meters from an old to new gas system; responds to customer service orders, including turning gas service on/off and lighting appliances.
  • Completes work orders, records, and reports.
  • Works on special gas projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Equivalent to a high school diploma PLUS two years of experience as a journeyman natural gas fitter. Experience working with natural gas distribution systems is desirable. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.


Valid driver’s license is required, Journeyman Gas Fitter License required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City of Las Cruces policies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: Natural gas systems monitoring, maintenance and repair; pressure regulators, relief valves and gas meters.

Skills in: Equipment and tool use; manual and mechanical aptitude.

Ability to: Take accurate measurements; use appropriate test equipment and power/hand tools; operate gas pipe fitting equipment; detect the odor of natural gas; operate electrical and air drilling and cutting equipment and hand tools associated with gas pipe fitting; perform technical reading and writing; ability to become “Operator Qualified” within 60 days of hire date; operate a motor vehicle and navigate across even and uneven surfaces; interact with members of the public in a clear, respectful manner.

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