Measurement Technician I - Broussard, LA

Centerpoint Energy Broussard , LA 70518

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary:

Tests, repairs and maintains gas meters for flow, pressure and accurate measurements; performs all aspects of large meter, regulator and relief valve installation, maintenance, calibration, testing and repair.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs field tests on meters for calibration upon institution of service and placement into service.

  • Inspects, tests, calibrates and/or repairs field test meters, city gate stations, pressure regulating stations and related equipment as scheduled by the MIS program or upon special request.

  • Inspects and repairs district and rural regulators and regulators on field-test meters.

  • Inspects and/or repairs control valves, pressure relief valves and other over pressure protection equipment.

  • Installs, tests, calibrates and repairs recording instruments such as mechanical volume integrating gauges, recording pressure gauges, electronic correctors, base pressure gauges, recording thermometers and various electronic equipment supported by laptop computer.

  • Installs, tests and repairs telemetering equipment, telephone modems and protective equipment.

  • Coordinates and witnesses meter tests in conjunction with supplier's measurement personnel.

  • Checks and adjusts large capacity odorizers and repairs as necessary.

  • Adjusts distribution system operating pressures as necessary.

  • Assists operations personnel in the installation of large volume meter and regulator sets.

  • Assists operations personnel in up-rating systems, solving pressure problems, etc.

  • Assists with high bill complaint investigations requested by large volume customers.

  • Performs other miscellaneous assignments including calibrating district personnel's pressure gauges, painting stations, pressure study assistance.


Requires a high school diploma or GED


Requires either a minimum of 3 years of natural gas operations experience or a minimum of two years of advanced technical education and/or experience in instrumentation, electronics and/or measurement applications regardless of industry.


  • Business and Financial Acumen Understand the impact actions and decision have on the bottom line of the enterprise.

  • Coaching and Development Develop others' capabilities to empower them to reach their potential.

  • Collaboration Eliminate boundaries and drive common goals.

  • Connecting, Listening, and Sharing Maintain open, active, two-way communication

  • Customer Focus Through Service Understand and exceed the expectations of internal and external customers

  • Enterprise Mindset Act in way that are best for the company as a whole

  • Results Orientation Reject the status-quo, find opportunities to improve and drive outstanding business results

  • Steadiness - Demonstrate strength, poise, and an appropriate presence.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to exert in excess of 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Able to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch for extended periods of time.

  • Able to work regular hours with occasional overtime.

  • Able to operate a motor vehicle and enter and exit vehicle without assistance.

Working Conditions:

  • Able to work with routine exposure to all weather conditions, dirty/greasy equipment, hot equipment and noise.

  • Able to handle emergency situations, including possible exposure to explosive environment on occasion.

  • Able to travel long distances in a vehicle with occasional overnight stays.

  • Able to be included in random drug screen pool required for safety sensitive position.

This job description reflects an assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks for this position. Other duties and tasks may be assigned to this position at the Company's discretion.

Must demonstrate respect for all individuals and adhere to the Company's values and business practices. Able to demonstrate respect for all individuals, adhere to the Company's values and business practices and do both consistently.

CenterPoint Energy provides an essential public service which vitally affects the health, safety, comfort and general well-being of the people living in the area served by the Company. If any business unit activates an emergency operation plan, because of a threat to the continuation of service to our customers, employees may be called to fulfill an assignment. All employees, whether in their normal job or an emergency operation plan assignment, are essential to successful service restoration. CenterPoint Energy values the role each employee plays in serving the needs of our community.

All applicants must take a pre-employment drug test and obtain a negative result as a condition of employment. In addition to a pre-employment test, employees performing job functions regulated by the Department of Transportation (i.e. safety-sensitive functions) are subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing. Other testing (post-accident, reasonable cause, return-to-duty, follow-up, or return-to-work) may be required in accordance with work-related conditions.


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