Job Opening details:-
Company Name :-
Northwestern Energy

Position Name :-

Company Location :-
Bridger, MT 59014


Full Job Description :-
POSTING DATES: April 1, 2022 through April 15, 2022

Patrolman Operator

Gas Transmission & Storage

Work Location
Bridger, MT

4-7 ($19.91 to $48.46/hour)

Employment Status
Regular full-time

Employment Physical

Drug Test

Background Check

Relocation Benefit


The Patrolman/Operator is responsible for assisting in the area of operations in the winter months for storage wells, gas processing plants, gas compressor stations and pipeline maintenance as well as weed spraying, line patrolling, line locating, and area operations as needed the remainder of the year.

All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy’s values, mission, and strategic business objectives
Maintain assigned gas wells, pipelines, and well houses
Monitor and maintain associated equipment as necessary
Monitor, maintain, and refill methanol pumps to keep wells from freezing
Make accurate measurements and ensure that automated electronic measures function properly
Calibrate well meters
Monitor pipelines, containments, or pits around wells for potential leaks; ensure catchments are pumped as needed
Perform grounds maintenance around well heads and well houses; mow and spray weeds
Perform grounds maintenance in compressor yard
Maintain right-of-ways and spur roads to wells
Review morning reports and scheduled maintenance lists to identify wells in need of maintenance
Communicate verbally and understand audible signals in emergency/safety situations
Respond to emergencies
Work overtime including participating in rotation on call schedules, working evenings and weekend shifts-in response to acute service needs
Complete required documentation, activity logs, water transfers, etc.
Line Patrol for transmission, storage, and production pipelines. Requires walking and riding ATVs and driving a drip truck. Significant travel is required during line patrol activities
Perform individual lifts and manipulate needed equipment weighing up to 75 pounds
Must live within 30 minutes of the assigned work location in Bridger, Montana


These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.
Drive to installation locations*
Adapt to technological changes as they are implemented*
Present training on safety, calibration, or other topics as needed*
Organize equipment and perform regular and preventative maintenance


Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
High school diploma
Technical college degree with mechanical or electronic focus, or similar military or industrial experience preferred
Knowledge and ability to operate Road grader, Skid steer, Backhoe, and Mini Excavator
Operator Qualified in accordance with PHMSA Title 49 CFR, Part 192 and Subpart N
Required to complete NWE Gas Operator Qualification and HAZMAT programs within six months of hire
Knowledge of applicable codes and safety
Commitment to safe working practices and knowledge of safety policies/procedures
Valid commercial driver’s license and satisfactory driving record preferred; HazMat endorsement preferred


401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%
Heath Care and Wellbeing programs

including dental and vision for you and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Employee Assistance Program
Life insurance

Company paid basic life
Additional employee, spouse and child coverage available

Tuition reimbursement
Competitive pay with a dependable company

Scheduled performance based wage increases
Annual incentive opportunities

Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities
Paid training
Paid time off starting day one
Paid holidays
Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.

When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.
External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at
NorthWestern Energy
Human Resources Department Job #3629
3010 West 69th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.