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Gas Controller

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Location: Columbus, OH, United States
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Req ID: R00932941

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Job Title:  Gas Controller

Job Code:  103574

Job Summary

Under direct supervision of the Shift Lead or Chief, the Gas Controller is responsible for monitoring & controlling the gas distribution system via SCADA. Gas Controllers are required to monitor & Control the available assets of the six NiSource Local Distribution Companies (LDCs). The Gas Control department is required to have minimum staffing 24/7/365.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • A Gas Controller is required to make decisions and take immediate action as necessary to ensure safe & reliable delivery of natural gas to our customers. This involves interacting with Supply and Optimization personnel, departments within the NiSource LDCs, major customers, supply pipelines, and neighboring LDCs
  • The Gas Controller shall take immediate action and inform leadership/affected stakeholders for issues including but not limited to: safety alarms, supply data, operating information, for the NiSource Gas Distribution (NGD) companies.
  • Monitor and control supply targets given to them by Gas Schedulers and Traders.

Required Qualifications for Position

  • Associate’s Degree or Technical Certification, or work experience with transferrable skills
  • Able to pass DOT random drug testing
  • Ability to work a 12-hour rotating shift as scheduled: Day/night shift, weekdays/weekends, holidays
  • Able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers & peers
  • Ability to communicate effectively via phone, and other forms of electronic communication
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in team environment and provide guidance when needed
  • Punctual/reliable attendance
  • Able to make decisions with less than accurate or incomplete information
  • Able to meet DOT operator qualification criteria within an 18 month timeframe
  • Adaptable to shift work and able to work extended hours
  • Able to distinguish colors
  • Able to learn new information quickly
  • Adept and comfortable with the use of computer technology and complex systems
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to be responsive during critical operating situations on 7 day x 24 hour basis

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • Experience working night shifts or a rotating type shift schedule
  • Experience working weekends and holidays
  • Prior experience with Supervisory, Control, and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Knowledge of pipeline (interstate, intrastate, and/or LDC) operations and systems
  • Familiarity with spreadsheet application usage
  • Demonstrated experience/knowledge evaluating historical data and trends for the purposes of evaluating cause and effect


The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

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