Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
  • 29-Apr-2021 to 10-May-2021 (MST)
  • ECO - Natural Gas Division
  • Fort Defiance, AZ, USA
  • 25.41
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits


High School Diploma or GED Certificate.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Electrical, Chemistry, or related field OR any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to four years full-time corrosion work or related utility experience.

National Association of Corrosion Engineers Cathodic Protection One is preferred.

Must be able to qualify and maintain Operator Qualification (OQ) standards.

Completion of corrosion coursework through the National Association of Corrosion Engineers or other comparable course is preferred.

5 years operations and maintenance experience.

Experience and/or training that includes gas distribution, measurement and regulation, and construction.

Knowledge of DOT Part 192.

Knowledge of Natural Fuel Gas Code preferred.

Valid Driver's License (subject to motor vehicle record review).


Identifies general areas of the NTUA's gas line cathodic protection system where the level of protection does not meet federal DOT criteria for a natural gas delivery system by taking voltage readings at established points in the system and recording them for analysis.

Locates suspected problems with the cathodic protection system by reviewing segment voltage readings and testing gas lines, using specialized electronic detection equipment and past experience to identify the probable source of the problem.

Interprets and analyzes cathodic protection voltage readings to identify areas not protected in conformance with federal DOT regulations and to determine the probable cause of unacceptable readings.

Maintains rectifier stations and troubleshoot equipment to ensure proper amperes being applied to system to maintain native voltage readings.

Interprets signals from electronic equipment to determine the precise location of cathodic protection problems and system shorts.

Identifies causes for unacceptable readings from a variety of tests, insufficient numbers of anodes in the section to shorts in the system caused by breaks in the protective coating, improper insulation of meters, contact with water lines or other utility lines, or a number of other related causes.

Interprets cathodic protection test data to determine the general location of the problem or short.

Prepares scope of corrective action for maintenance projects and inspects work performed by maintenance crews.

Locates and classifies gas leaks.

Conducts pressure tests on gas lines using timed pressure recording equipment as required to check for leaks.

Inspects exposed gas lines to determine if they are in compliance, can be covered, need to be checked and wrapped, or
require an anode or other major repair.

Reads and interprets project plans and as-builts to determine if any additional anodes are needed to maintain an
acceptable level of cathodic protection with the addition of gas line extension.

Prepares risk assessments and mitigation planning.

Coordinates system repairs within federally regulated criteria and deadlines.

Provides input used for capital improvement planning and system replacement needs.

Performs administrative field duties.

Manage various records to ensure compliance with federal rules related to natural gas transmission. Enforces a strict set
of specifications and standards in order to safely operate the NTUA's natural gas transmission system. Standards include
conducting leak surveys, performing cathodic protection activities, AOC (Abnormal Operating Conditions) management,
and ensuring conformance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.

Ensures additions and revisions to Gas Material Specifications Manual are in compliance with Federal and State
regulations and Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Procedures

Represents the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority in meetings with professional organizations, other utilities, and county,
state, and federal regulatory agencies.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Navajo Preference

Navajo Veteran Preference

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
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