Lexington, NC, striving to be a #CityofChoice and a #WorkplaceofChoice, is seeking a Natural Gas Apprentice to join our team of utility professionals. We are a dynamic organization, offering excellent benefits and opportunities to the right person. And, while we will train entry level candidates, experience in the natural gas industry is a definite plus.
Attributes of our ideal candidate: flexible and adaptable in order to perform the necessary tasks of a growing utility; team oriented with a willingness to learn from and teach others; aptitude and desire to learn new equipment and technology; attention to detail; ability to take initiative and make reasonable judgement decisions; ability to deal with others in a collaborative and honest manner; an effective listener with the ability to communicate across diverse characteristics of the workforce; and the ability to work safely in all environments and on flexible schedules.
Performs (as a member of a crew) responsible semi-skilled and skilled work in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of the City’s natural gas facilities.
This position provides a vertical career ladder opportunity that may allow the selected candidate to advance to a higher job title and pay with obtaining of additional knowledge, skills, abilities, responsibilities and experience during the course of employment. Check out the great benefits the City has to offer.
Natural Gas Apprentice
• Graduation from high school or equivalent;
• Ability to work regularly and to perform manual labor in all weather conditions;
• Some knowledge of the use of common hand and power tools required in the work;
• Valid NC driver’s license and good driving record.
Monday – Friday 8-5 or Monday -Thursday 7-5:30 or Tuesday – Friday 7-5:30. Paid bi-weekly.
24 hour, on-call duty once every five to six weeks
Deadline to apply is May 27th at 11:59 pm.
All applicants must provide accurate information on the City’s application for each position application.
The City requires position appropriate pre-employment screenings. The City is a drug-free workplace and applicants offered employment will be asked to participate in a pre-employment drug screening.
The City is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The City makes employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, marital status, disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
Benefits Package Highlights:
Membership in the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System
NC 401(k) & 457 Deferred Compensation Plans (voluntary participation)
Group Health Plan that includes medical, vision and dental coverage administered by MedCost Benefit Services
Group Health Plan coverage for eligible retirees
Life Insurance benefits (including Accidental Death and Dismemberment), Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability coverage provided at no cost to eligible employees through the Standard Insurance Company
Employer paid annual leave
Employer paid sick leave
Employer paid holidays (13 Days Per Year)
Employer paid civil leave
Overtime pay, on call pay, and holiday premium pay
Employer paid longevity bonus after three years
Paid Uniforms and/or Cleaning Allowance
Employer paid career development educational assistance
Vertical career ladder opportunities
In Grade Career Ladder opportunities for qualified education and certification accomplishments
“Pay for Performance” Merit Pay Plan subject to annual funding approval
Employee Service Awards Program
Working on Well-Being Program participation incentives of up to 12 hours of extra leave granted a year
Acceptance of qualified transferred sick leave from other NC governmental entities
Leave accrual rates based on approved aggregate years of NC government qualified service
Employee Assistance Program with Legal Assist, Financial Assist, and ID Theft Protection and Recovery
Local Government Employees Federal Credit Union eligibility