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job Aug 05 2014

Corrosion Technician (Vacancy # 14074)

Knoxville Utilities Board

Position: Corrosion Technician (Vacancy # 14074)

Posting Date: 08/01/2014

Closing Date: 08/15/2014

Position Type: Regular/Full-Time

Pay Plan: Admin B

Pay Grade: 7, 9, 11

Pay Range: $37,000.00 - $83,300.00

Job Information

Job Classification: Engineering Associate

Department: 072 Gas Systems Engineering

Work Location: 4505 Middlebrook Pike

Work Schedule: 40+ hours / week: M - F

Work Description: Works closely on a team of corrosion control personnel to direct the activities associated with KUB's natural gas steel pipelines. Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations including, but not limited to, DOT, PHMSA, TRA, etc. Creates and maintains the company standards related to corrosion control for KUB's distribution mains. Solves technical problems related to pipeline corrosion prevention. Works with Pipeline Engineers, Construction, and Safety and Technical Services to implement pipeline integrity management and to provide subject matter expertise and consultation to the Manager of Gas Systems Engineering. Duties include gathering annual pipe-to-soil potential survey data, collecting rectifier readings, troubleshooting rectifier units, and performing interference testing. Responsibilities would also include overseeing installation of and developing as-built drawings for cathodic protection facilities. Monitors natural gas pipeline conditions through pipe-to-soil potentials and visual inspection of coating on above-ground installations such as bridge crossings and risers. Installs, operates, and maintains cathodic protection facilities, galvanic anodes, and rectifier systems. Participates in regulatory inspections and prepares documentation of all work associated with regulatory compliance tasks. Performs other duties as required.

Note: For more specific information regarding this position, please contact Human Resources.


Minimum Qualifications:

High school education or equivalent knowledge acquired through vocational training, and/or technical school Strong PC skills including MS Office Professional (i.e. Word, Excel, Project, PPT) Strong analytical and project management skills and ability to work independently on projects in a timely manner Excellent written and oral communication skills Valid Tennessee driver's license

Physical Demands: May require walking up to five miles per day over rough and/or hilly terrain when assisting with field surveying and layout work. Requires above normal mental and visual alertness quite frequently. Position may require ability to: drive vehicles; bend, stoop, and lift various objects weighing 10-75 lbs two to three times per week; and work in all types of weather, with exposure to equipment and machine noise, dirt, and traffic. Note: The physical demands described above are intended to relate the approximate physical demands of the classification. Physical demands for a specific position within this classification may vary and/ or exceed those demands described above. Additional information regarding specific positions is available in Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

Associate's Degree from an accredited community college or university in a relevant technical field (Mechanical, Electrical, or Metallurgy) Sound knowledge in basic electricity, chemistry, and diagnostic equipment Previous experience related to regulatory compliance Experience with processes, cathodic protection design, and construction methods Experience with the interpretation of mapping data, codes, and standards Previous knowledge of corrosion and cathodic protection Ability to achieve NACE CP Technician Level 1 status and maintain all professional certifications as current (i.e. National Association of Corrosion Engineers) Desire to develop a working knowledge of the KUB metallic piping systems under the supervision of the KUB Corrosion Engineer Understanding of pipeline materials and risks associated with distribution and maintenance Understanding of the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline Regulations 49 CFR 192 Subpart I (Requirements for Corrosion Control) related to the operations and maintenance of gas distribution systems and cathodic protection of these systems Strong interpersonal skills that allow for productive relationships with contractors and KUB employees to convey corrosion assessment data, mitigation techniques including test station and anode installation, and repair of cathodic protection systems Troubleshooting abilities composed of the following skills: basic electric principals, use of instrumentation that measures electrical potentials, knowledge of DC circuits, analytical reasoning skills, and comprehension of engineering drawings

Selection Process

Phase 1 Submit online application at

Phase 2 Experience, training, and education evaluation

Phase 3 Interview with department representatives

Phase 4 Written, performance, and behavioral exercises

Phase 5 Background investigation

Phase 6 Physical assessment and/or drug screen
If special accommodations are needed at any phase of the selection process, please notify Human Resources in advance.

Process subject to change.


Only candidates submitting a completed KUB application and completing each component of the selection process will be considered for KUB positions. KUB does not accept unsolicited applications; completed applications are only considered for advertised vacancies. Please no third party inquiries. Due to the volume of applications and resumes we receive, only applicants invited to interview will be contacted. Applicants should apply on all positions of interest. KUB reserves the right to consider applications for additional vacancies in the same classification within 120 days of the original posting, after which time, applicants must reapply to be considered for any openings. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide correct and updated contact information to KUB during the active period of the application. If KUB is unable to contact the applicant because the information on the application is no longer correct, the application will be considered inactive and the applicant no longer eligible for employment. For more specific information regarding this position, please contact Human Resources.

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Corrosion Technician (Vacancy # 14074)
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