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Date: Apr 30, 2021

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!

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Position Summary

This position will be for the Gas Department (Mission Road), the Utility Worker will assist skilled workers in performing their assigned duties. May be assigned to one specific task or may be transferred from task to task as a project progresses to completion. Tasks are generally unskilled manual duties.


Deadline to apply, May 14, 2021.

Tasks and Responsibilities

• Sets up barricades and traffic cones. Acts as flagman to direct traffic as times. Breaks ground or pavement where necessary by use of jackhammer or whatever methods conditions prescribe.
• Digs trenches by means of shovel, or other methods as conditions prescribe. Tamps and backfills trenches.
• Does other similar work, which may be called upon to perform, and any other work as necessary or to satisfactorily complete the job to which has been assigned.
• Ability to work call duty to include holidays, nights, and weekends as well as ability to work unscheduled overtime when needed. Ability to work an adjusted schedule as needed to meet deadlines.
• Working knowledge of use, care, and safe handling of tools, equipment, and materials commonly used in the trade.
• Ability to observe and report equipment status.
• Knowledge of inspection methods and techniques for strict compliance with regulations and applicable codes.
• Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
• Capable of working independently and prioritizing tasks in order to meet the needs of the unit and its customers.
• Operates equipment required for the installation of electrical and gas lines including small trenching machines, dump trucks, and air compressors.
• Assists in the construction of duct banks, manholes, natural gas mains and distribution lines.
• Ability to assist Journeymen as needed to complete the job.
• Uses equipment in a manner which subjects it to normal wear and tear only.
• Assists in the installation of customer electrical and natural gas services.
• Performs job duties in a safety conscious manner that reflects safety in work habits and working on projects.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Skills

Oral/Written Communications

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Ability to dig spreads and level dirt, gravel and sand.
Ability to load and unload materials from company truck by hand or with an assisting device such as a forklift.
Ability to perform a variety of tasks involving dexterous use of hands and tools. i.e. demolishing structures, dismantling forms, cutting insulation material, removing concrete.
Ability to transport needed tools, equipment and materials to/from and around work site.
Clean tools, equipment, materials and specified work areas as needed.
Follow specific work orders as given by skilled worker or foreman.
Ability to work in confined spaces such as man holes and vaults

Preferred Qualifications

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)


Communicates Effectively
Demonstrating Initiative
Serving Customers

Minimum Education

High School Diploma or GED

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Work is performed outdoors with possible exposure to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is exposed to a variety of extreme weather conditions at job sites. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

Physical Demands

Skilled Worker

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

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