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Temporary Street Mechanic (Project)

Date: Jan 10, 2023

Location: Summit, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 73554

PSEG Company: Public Service Electric & Gas Co.    

Salary Range: $ 22.287 - $ 31.881 

Incentive: Not applicable   

Work Location Category: Onsite  

PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

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Job Duties & Responsibilities

Under directive supervision, lays and grades piping; constructs and repairs manholes; carries through assignments, at times, with the assistance of other employees of equal or lesser grade; performs duties such as:
Laying, leveling, grading, and blocking pipe; installing and blocking in place bends, valves, cocks, drips, sleeve and special fittings; driving pipe;
Caulking joints in bell and spigot cast-iron pipe, bends, fittings, sleeves, and drip pots with materials, such as, yarn, cement, and lead, installing special sleeves and fittings, district governors, and recording gauges as directed;
Making permanent repairs to mains, services and associated equipment; installing clamps, saddles, and sleeves; replacing broken and defective pipe and fittings; operates air driven hack saw;
Making temporary repairs to leaks in mains, services, and associated equipment by means, such as, soap or other material confined by cloth or tape bandage;
Under close supervision, shuts off the flow of gas in pipes by use of bags and stoppers and opens, closes and throttles main valves;
Gassing out mains and services, under close supervision;
Clearing stoppages in mains and services by means, such as, compressed gases, probing rods, wire brushes, and snakes, under close supervision; cleaning stoppages in mains and services using vacuum tanks, suction pumps and steam, in conjunction with the operator of the steamer truck;
Installing meters and service regulators when required in connection with service transfers and/or renewal or maintenance of residential gas service piping (including buildings with up to 8 family units); disconnecting and reconnecting meters and service regulators and relighting pilots on appliances except those on complicated industrial and commercial appliances;
Drilling and tapping holes with tapping machine; performing same operations when pipe is filled with gas, under close supervision;
Constructing and repairing concrete, brick and masonry manholes, hand holes, pits, walls, curbs, foundations, and drains;
Making temporary and permanent pavement repairs and simple masonry construction and repairs; checking filled ditches for settlement and bringing surfaces up to grade, as weather and ground conditions require; measuring area of pavement repairs;
Observing, as directed, street excavation work of other utilities, contractors, and public works departments where such work may be close to the gas distribution system; making location of gas lines;
Shoring, bracing, and bridging excavations;
Operating trucks of five-ton capacity or over equipped with winch;
Installing insulating joints, anodes, and test stations on steel mains for cathodic protection;
Operating all types excavating and plow-in type equipment (5000 lbs. Gross weight maximum) as a member of assigned crew; transporting, performing minor field repairs and servicing on same; must have at least six months experience as a Street Mechanic to operate ride-on type excavating or plow-in equipment.
Performing the duties of the Mechanic (9441), Drip Truck Operator (9442) and Street Mechanic 2nd Class (9421) as assigned.
Performing other similar or less skilled work of the occupational group.

Years of Experience

3 years of experience

Job Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS  Must meet the Company’s requirements as to general qualifications; must have all the qualifications of Street Apprentice and, in addition:  Must have at least three years of experience as Street Apprentice or the equivalent;  Must have demonstrated aptitude for and ability in the performance of the duties of Street Apprentice;  Must have a thorough knowledge of the common construction, maintenance, and repair procedures, methods and practices of the Gas Business Unit;  Must have a thorough knowledge of the care and use of caulking tools, pneumatic tools, tackle, rigging, and other equipment used in the work;  Must be able to produce work of a high quality in a safe and efficient manner;  Must know the Company’s safety rules applying to the work; and  Must be able to maintain harmony and safety and to obtain satisfactory work results from employees assigned to work with them.  NOTE: Street Mechanics are eligible to bid for any job opening in the Street Department Occupational Group after six months in this classification.


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Training and Courses

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Candidates must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Successful candidates must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG LI, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to 10 CFR Part 810 controlled information.  If the position does require access to this information, the Talent Acquisition representative will provide further details upon making an offer.

PSEG is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

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