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Check with seller LCL227 CONSTRUCTION APPRENTICE (UNION) Houston

Published date: April 3, 2022
  • Location: Houston, Texas, United States


Center Point Energy* is looking for Gas Construction Apprentice to join our Gas Operations District, located in Houston, TX.

You will have the ability to: * perform company field operations including manual labor and other duties necessary to accomplish the installation, repair, construction and maintenance of natural gas distribution systems.*

We want you to know

CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. Our vision to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value drives our strategy and performance. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people.

Diversity and Inclusion

CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce.
At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve.

What we bring to you

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid training
  • Benefits eligibility begins on your first day
  • Subsides metro and parking discounts
  • Flexible work schedule, paid holidays and paid time off
  • Access to discounts at fitness clubs and an on-site wellness center at our headquarters in Houston
  • Professional growth and development programs including tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a company contribution of 3% regardless of your contribution with immediate 100% vesting.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Participate in teams of 2-3 members to accomplish given assignments
  • Load and unload required equipment, tools and supplies onto and from truck
  • Set up safety, warning, and instruction signs and cones
  • Locate gas lines using probe bar
  • Excavate ground to access gas lines which may include, but is not limited to, the use of picks, shovels, sharp-shooters, jack hammers, and pavement saws
  • Dig ditches during gas line excavation process
  • Cut and grind pipe in preparation for welding
  • Uncover main gas valves, risers, etc
  • Fill in holes made to access gas lines and may include, but is not limited to, shoveling dirt and/or sand and tamping dirt (compacting) with either manual or mechanically driven tamper
  • Perform housekeeping activities around job site after work has been completed
  • Assist in attaching pipe, T’s, risers, etc
  • Train for performing higher classifications jobs
  • CenterPoint Energy reserves the right to use employees in other job disciplines or job functions other than the discipline hired
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications: *

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Work outside in all types of weather conditions
  • Respond to emergencies during and after normal working hours

Preferred Experience, Education and Skills:

  • 2+ years of work experience in construction, oil field services or midstream natural gas field services.
  • Valid Commercial driver's license (CDL)
  • Welding experience
  • Excavation or heavy equipment operator experience
  • Hand and power tools usage

Additional Skills:

  • Able to demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company’s Ethics and Compliance Code of Conduct, and other Company policies and procedures and do so consistently, pass all required training courses within the required timeframe.
  • Able to demonstrate respect for all individuals, adhere to Company’s values and business practices and do both consistently.
  • Able to apply knowledge of industry and company safety standards and regulations.
  • Able to provide a valid state driver's license and present and maintain a good driving record and to operate company vehicles safely and in compliance with applicable laws and company policies.
  • Able to attain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within the probationary period of 150 working days.
  • Able to attain welding certification within the probationary period of 150 working days.
  • Able to learn to operate heavy equipment such as backhoe, trencher and a two-ton or larger truck.
  • Able to use the proper tools for any given job.
  • Able to assist in preparation of pipe for welding.
  • Able to learn to use a Personal Computer, SAP, and Mobile Data
  • Able to demonstrate an aptitude for basic mechanical tasks.
  • Able to respond well to changing priorities.
  • Able to solve problems with logical solutions.
  • Able to demonstrate and utilize effective oral and written communications skills.
  • Able to listen effectively and clarify information as needed.
  • Able to respond to customers with courtesy and knowledge.
  • Able to participate successfully in team environment to accomplish assignments.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to exert in excess of 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Able to use a variety of hand tools and power tools including picks, shovels, sharp-shooters, pipe wrenches, pipe cutters, bolt cutters, pavement saws, jack hammers, air guns, etc.
  • Able to operate a motor vehicle and heavy equipment and the ability to enter and exit vehicle unassisted.
  • Able to operate a personal computer, either desktop or laptop.
  • Able to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch for extended periods of time.
  • Able to exert routine physical effort on a daily basis.

Working Conditions:

  • Able to work on a daily basis in all types of weather conditions.
  • Able to work regular hours, with occasional to frequent overtime as required.
  • Able to handle emergency situations, including possible exposure to gaseous atmospheres on occasion.
  • Able to work rotating shifts, if required.
  • Able to respond to emergency calls and/or call-outs and occasionally return to work while off duty.
  • Able to certify and don personal protective equipment, such as respirator, safety glasses, hardhat, gloves, protective footwear and earplugs on a daily basis.
  • Able to be included in random drug screen pool required for DOT drivers and DOT safety sensitive positions.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.*

Job Operations I
Primary LocationUS-TX-Houston-Navigation Facility
Other LocationsUS-TX-Conroe-Conroe Office, US-TX-Galveston-Galveston Service Center, US-TX-Cypress-Cypress Service Center, US-TX-Houston-North District Houston, US-TX-Bellaire-Bellaire Service Center, US-TX-Houston-South District Houston, US-TX-Houston-Navigation Office

Job Posting Mar 25, 2022
Posting End Date Ongoing

Job Type: Full-time

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