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Southern Company Lead, Crew - Developmental in Atlanta, Georgia

Lead, Crew - Developmental


Atlanta Gas Light Company has a new development opportunity for an employee who is interested in progressing to a Crew Lead position. The successful candidate will receive appropriate training necessary to progress to the Crew Lead position within a certain timeframe. The successful candidate will serve in an on-call capacity for emergency response and also be responsible for the activation and deactivation of natural gas.


Basic Function:

Responsible for leading a crew in the installation and repair of below and above ground gas facilities. Responds to above and below ground emergencies and posses the ability to independently manage NOI level emergency situations. Utilizes GIS and other technologies to plan the repair and maintenance of gas main and services. Operates heavy equipment. Provides leadership and direction for crew members. Responsible for completing a variety of tasks associated with the installation, activation, deactivation, maintenance and inspection of gas meters and regulators. Also responsible for performing maintenance and repairs on customers appliances and other gas equipment. Responds to routine and emergency requests for gas service and is responsible for repairing leaks on meter sets.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop employees in below and above ground skills. Monitors process, progress and results.

  • Leads a crew that responds to emergencies including NOI level emergency management situations.

  • Performs leak repairs and pipeline maintenance

  • Utilizes TDW / Mueller MHP tapping and stopping equipment to perform basic level taps and stops during pipeline maintenance and emergency situations.

  • Performs electro fusion and external heat applied plastic welding on plastic pipe during repairs and maintenance.

  • Operates and maintains valves to include emergency valves.

  • Operates heavy equipment and machinery.

  • Analyzes and interprets risks associated with worksite and regulatory condition

  • Efficiently works a route to complete customer and compliance orders in a timely manner and in accordance with company policies and procedures and operator qualifications procedures.

  • Performs service activation, deactivation, and leak repairs.

  • Performs leak investigation

  • Performs basic pipefitting on meter sets (remove meter, install fuel line cut off, replace union).

  • Coordinates and performs basic operation, maintenance, inspection and repair on all above ground valves to include grease, tighten, operate and inspect.

  • Performs meter inspections and paints as needed to maintain compliance with atmospheric corrosion

  • Performs miscellaneous inspections, as required.

  • Completes DIMP (Distribution Integrity Management Program) form as required and other necessary documentation of work.

  • Interacts with customers to answer questions, explain work performed, give instructions for operation of appliances, and promote gas usage.

  • Identifies abnormal operating conditions and takes appropriate actions.

  • Actively and accurately captures documentation in the Mobile Data Terminal and RT-ARM.

  • Available to work overtime as necessary to meet business requirements and flexibility in working shifts as required.

  • Safely operate company assigned vehicles in performance of assignments.

  • Observes all safety requirements and regulatory guidelines to ensure compliance.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:


  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum six months experience with Field Technician C responsibilities

  • Demonstrated ability to perform locates.

  • Experience with heavy equipment operations


  • 2-3 years Field operations experience as a Field Technician C

  • Technical School training and certification


  • Equivalent academic education and experience



  • Meet all requirements of Field Technician C

  • Ability to lead and direct the activities of crew while performing work

  • Good written and oral communication

  • Ability to use good judgment when working in potentially hazardous and emergency environments

  • MS Office and Computer skills – basic proficiency

  • Customer Service

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Skilled in operating heavy equipment such as a backhoe, ditch witch & crane truck

  • Basic Meter Activation qualified and certified

  • Advanced Crew qualified and certified

  • Ability to smell odorant used to detect gas leaks

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Strong influencing/negotiation skills

  • Ability to resolve and diffuse difficult/escalated situations

  • Knowledge of assigned geographical territory


  • Demonstrated skill in electrofusion.

  • Demonstrated skill in operating equipment, such as, tapping, air operated equipment and CGI.



  • Operator Qualified in accordance with Company Plan

  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license and pass DOT and Company driving tests

  • Possess a CDL (class A) drivers license


  • Welding certification

  • Tapping skills

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Must be physically able to stoop, bend, crawl, walk, climb ladders, and lift weights in excess of 100 pounds.

  • Ability to occasionally ascend and descend stairs and ladders is required.

  • Must also have keen senses of smell, hearing, vision and color identification.

  • Ability to work in all types of terrain and weather conditions is required.

Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Gas Pipeline Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Atlanta Gas Light

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Atlanta Service Center - 576 Northside Dr. (576AtlantaCODE)

576 Northside Dr.

Atlanta, 30318

Req ID: GAS2002003

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