Florida City Gas, a subsidiary of Southern Company, has partnered with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to offer a 1,220 hours Natural Gas Operations and Distribution training program. This program is designed to prepare students for an entry-level natural gas general technician position. General Technicians are responsible for the maintenance of the pipeline system and customer service related functions, including deactivation of services, delayed match, corrosion inspections and meter reading. Additionally, General Technicians function as members of a crew – engaged in installing, maintaining, repairing gas mains and service lines.
The General Technicians are also responsible for operating heavy equipment, using hand tools, basic leak investigation, assisting in mechanical joining, landscape maintenance, traffic control, and Encoder Receiver Transmitter (ERT) programming in conjunction with Automated Meter Reading (AMR) duties.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AFTER TAKING
A NATURAL GAS OPERATOR TRAINING COURSE IN MIAMI
- Field Operations
- Finance & Accounting
- Information Technology
- Human Resources
- Corporate Communications
Employment in the Natural Gas Operations and Distribution industry are in high demand, due to the shift from dependence on foreign oil, changing technology and the environmental benefits. Various job openings in all aspects of natural gas operation and distribution are currently available in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, New Jersey and other states where Southern Company services.
The average wage for an entry level Natural Gas Technician is $40,000 per year with opportunity for overtime. This industry is projected to grow through 2024.