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Cedar Falls Utilities Gas Service Technician in Cedar Falls, Iowa


This is your opportunity to work for a local employer of choice. CFU is currently recruiting for a full-time Gas Service Technician who is responsible for servicing, repairing and adjusting all types of gas-burning appliances and equipment; locating natural gas leaks inside and outside customer premises; performs skilled and routine tasks involving water service to customers; does related work as required. Works under general supervision with some independent discretion, while performing a variety of technical duties; subject to on-call duty and emergency work.

CFU takes pride in finding people that align with our core values of Customer Focus, Ethical & Responsible Behavior, Innovation, Teamwork and Personal Growth and actively want to help maintain our reputation of being a trusted provider of utility services.

Interested applicants should submit completed applications beforeMonday, November 30, 2020.

Compensation & Benefits

  • CFU offers on-the-job training and will enroll employees into an 8-step apprenticeship program, consisting of classroom and field training.

  • Starting wage is based upon individual qualifications. Full position rate is $38.37/per hour once a candidate can successfully perform the essential job functions.

  • Employees are required to respond to emergencies and must reside within 23 minutes of Cedar Falls Utilities main office once candidate is at journeyman status.

  • Full-time benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance.


  • Changes gas meters, regulators, water meters and remotes as required; Detects gas leaks and makes repairs; Detects customer water leaks; Services all types of natural gas furnaces, water heaters, and other gas appliances as needed.

  • Inspects installations of gas equipment for customers and sees that they comply with NFPA 54 and CFU regulations; Checks to see that the various pressure requirements for gas-burning appliances; proper voltage for controls, etc., are being met.

  • Performs the various tests on gas-burning equipment that are required for safe efficient operation; Investigates customer water service complaints; Keeps time and work records and makes reports of customer service calls; Disconnects customer gas-burning equipment and related piping that is found to be unsafe.

  • Performs field leak survey work on gas distribution system; Locates and operates customer curb stops; assists in locating and operating water valves; Performs the necessary pipe fitting work in the installation of gas meters, regulators, water meters and remotes; Performs building maintenance work as assigned; Repairs and tests gas and water meters as assigned; completes miscellaneous work assignments in other areas of the Gas Operations Division.

  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that promotes positive relations with customers, co-workers and management.



  • Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school. Completion of additional specialized training as provided through schools and training sessions is required on an ongoing basis.


  • A minimum of four years experience as a skilled Gas Service Technician on natural gas appliances, gas and water meters, gas piping and gas service lines, water service work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Methods, practices, equipment, and tools used by a Gas Service Technician in providing inspection, repair and adjustment on all types of natural gas-burning equipment; skills needed to install water meters and perform other customer related water service work

  • Ability tocommunicate and deal effectively with customers, and establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


  • Required to have good driving record and valid Iowa driver’s license. Required to pass all applicable Operator Qualification modules. Must be able to attain a journeyman mechanical contractors license issued by the city.


  • Must meet CFU residency requirements.

Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions:

This position is asked to voluntarily train and be tested to use the SCBA equipment. If the employee wants to use the SCBA, they must have a pulmonary lung function test, which is required for respirator use. The physical demands described here are characteristic of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The employee must occasionally lift at least 75 pounds, be alert to ergonomic hazards and possess the capability to climb ladders and/or stairs. The employee must also be capable of working in conditions with awkward/difficult positions. This job requires a moderate activity level.

This position requires a pre-employment physical, including drug screen, hearing exam and a pulmonary lung function test, which is required for respirator use.

Job LocationsUS-IA-Cedar Falls

Posted Date7 days ago(11/18/2020 10:34 AM)

Job ID2020-1165

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