Philadelphia Gas Works

Utility Plant Technician-Instrumentation

Gas Processing
Employment Status
Regular/Full Time
Gas Management
Job Locations
ADP Department #
Gas Processing [53]


Philadelphia Gas Works


Looking for a challenge and ready to power up your career?


Free Health Insurance – Free Dental Insurance – Pension Plan – Free Parking – Wellness Programs


The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers.  From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the large, modern facility that exists today.  As one of the nation's leading natural gas providers, PGW prides itself on stability and continual growth.  PGW is dedicated to becoming the Greenest Natural Gas Delivery Company in the region.


Become part of the PGW Team!


 Utility Plant Technician- Instrumentation 


  • Operates and observes instruments which record or indicate heating value, specific gravity, temperature pressure in a plant
  • Makes daily tabulation of observed and reported readings; also performs independently minor and routine testing, adjusting and repairs of plant instruments
  • Ability to set-up and calibrate pneumatic instruments
  • Capable of trouble-shooting Distributed Control Systems and related equipment, inclusive of smart transmitters
  • Must be capable of using microprocessor based portable calibration systems for electronic signal simulation and electronic component testers used to troubleshoot and identify failed electronic components on hardware applications
  • Make verbal and written reports of results for instrument operations, inspections and maintenance
  • Must be qualified to operate Test Stations
  • Must have the ability to climb
  • Some knowledge of blueprints and must be able to follow through completely on routine and repetitive assignments
  • Direct Junior Technicians as required; performs all task of the Junior Technician
  • Performs duties of a Senior Technician under direct or indirect supervision of a Supervisor, Working foreman or Senior Tech as part of craft skill development
  • Responsible for safe performance of job assignments, maintenance of good housekeeping conditions on work location
  • Installs fixtures and equipment; locates and repairs trouble on circuits, cleans and replaces lights, fuses, etc. and may work on charged low voltage lines within the limits of safe practice
  • Removes and installs valves/regulators 4 inches and under
  • Paints instrument/electrical equipment and supports
  • Installs simple supports for instruments and electrical equipment
  • Installation of fiber optic cable
  • Service and repair fire control/detection systems, fire and gas detectors
  • Installs telephones and telephone wiring
  • Operates company vehicles to and from job sites


  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must possess CDL license to operate some company vehicles
  • Must pass computer, written and hands-on demostrated skills test

Residency Requirement:  All employees of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) must live in the City of Philadelphia for the duration of their employment. If a candidate does not live in the City of Philadelphia at the time of hire, he/she must move into the city within twelve (12) months of his/her hire date.


We offer a strong benefit package that includes free basic health and dental insurance.   PGW is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/VAAP/EEO. 


Location: 800 W Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA19122


While we appreciate all responses, only those who are uniquely qualified will be contacted.   Local candidates will be given preference – interview expenses are not funded



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