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Gas AMI/AMR System Administrator

Company: Black Hills Energy
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: August 2, 2022

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Gas AMI/AMR System AdministratorLocation: Council Bluffs, IA, United StatesJob ID: 34048Date Posted: Jul 26, 2022Salary: $ 60350 to $ 90600 annually Share: share to e-mail Apply Now > Job DescriptionJob SpecificationsIn this important role you will be responsible for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) administration and metering program information management for Black Hills Corporation's gas utilities.SALARY RANGE: $60,350 - $90,600 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Manager, Gas Meter ServicesLOCATION:Council Bluffs, Iowa+ Relocation financial assistance is available, amount may vary based on individual circumstances. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:+ Monitor AMI system alerts.+ Manage handheld ERT programming equipment for FDM and all meter reading equipment for FCS.+ Troubleshoot no reads, reading errors and verify meter read routes are completed by close of each route window.+ Assist with resolving any issues identified between AMI and various other Company systems, including CIS+, MDMS, and large volume billing systems.+ Verify gas meter and measuring component attributes in CIS+. Add and/or update gas meter or measuring components as necessary while working with gas meter shop.+ Review online daily & monthly reports. Work with gas field measurement technicians to verify or correct information.+ Handle metering equipment in AMI and CIS+ systems.+ Develop and deliver the ongoing Black Hills Corporation AMI system training plan.+ Assist with testing AMI software patches and meter firmware; coordinate upgrades.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:+ Assist the regulatory and accounting departments in accumulating gas meter data needed for rate cases and annual state reports.+ Develop and maintain business processes related to the AMI system.QUALIFICATIONS:+ No experience required. Training provided. + High school diploma or equivalent required.KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:+ Ability to learn gas metering, perform gas meter test and reading infrastructure. + Thorough knowledge of Company software applications.+ Proficient with TOAD for Oracle or similar database software.+ Ability to handle multiple projects of varying scale simultaneously.+ Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences. + Detail-oriented with an emphasis on accuracy.+ Strong digital literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as various other business applications.+ Ability to understand the AMI system infrastructure, including meters, ERTs, collectors, repeaters, and other communication system components and the AMR system infrastructure and their differences.+ Demonstrated understanding of metrics development and data manipulation.+ Process flow management from concept development through implementation and subsequent tracking.+ Strong software troubleshooting skills.MENTAL/PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information. Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendanceSpecific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. No travel is required for this role.This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.About our Company:We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package! Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.Wage: 60350 to 90600 Share: mail Apply Now >

Keywords: Black Hills Energy, Council Bluffs , Gas AMI/AMR System Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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