Fitter/Laborer - Hiring for Multiple Locations


Date: 07/29/2020

Location: USA - Pittsburgh Area

 Fitter/Laborer - Hiring for Multiple Locations

Job ID 2020-1803

About us

Interested in an exciting career in the energy and utility industry with opportunities for advancement?   Peoples is hiring Fitter/Laborers at multiple locations in our Western Pennsylvania service territory!

 Locations Available: Pittsburgh, Mckeesport, Gibsonia, Hopewell, Butler, Indiana, Kittanning, Leechburg, Ginger Hill, Waynesburg, Johnstown, Altoona (you must live within a reasonable commute from the location to be considered).

Preference will be given to individuals with previous utility, excavating and/or heavy equipment operating experience. You must be willing and able to pass a DOT physical and obtain a Class A CDL.

At Peoples, we are more than just an energy provider.  We are a company that is truly passionate about serving our customers.


Peoples Natural Gas is an energy company in Pennsylvania, providing Western Pennsylvania with clean, safe and reliable natural gas for more than 130 years and has a combined workforce of almost 1,300 employees.  Peoples has been a committed partner and leader in the natural gas industry, currently providing reliable energy to more than 700,000 customers.  Our mission of Making Lives Better is redefining the way we serve our customers.  We are committed to being an environmental leader utilizing technology and innovation to create cleaner, more reliable energy sources. 


Our employees are rewarded with the opportunity for advancement and to gain experience in a variety of interesting roles.  We offer a competitive salary, annual bonus program and a comprehensive benefits package.  Health benefits are comprised of medical, dental and vision coverage, including the option for family coverage.  In addition, employees are compensated with vacation, paid holidays, sick pay, life insurance, LTD insurance, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement and much more.


Peoples is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.  Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons, regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


Peoples Natural Gas is committed as an equal opportunity employer. To maintain the integrity of the recruitment process and to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest due to employment and/or assignment of family members and personal referrals, specific guidelines apply to the hiring and assignment of these individuals, including, but not limited to:

  • Family members cannot result in a supervisor/subordinate reporting relationship
  • Family members cannot work in the same department

Job Summary

Peoples is building a candidate pool for individuals interested in a Fitter/Laborer position.  Positions will be filled in Operations & Construction based on openings that come available. 


Locations Available: Pittsburgh, Mckeesport, Gibsonia, Hopewell, Butler, Indiana, Kittanning, Leechburg, Ginger Hill, Waynesburg, Johnstown, Altoona (you must live within a reasonable commute from the location to be considered).


The Fitter will perform skilled duties and operate equipment for the operation, maintenance and installation of natural gas piping system and related natural gas facilities.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting in the construction, operation and maintenance of gas distribution, transportation or production system
  • Setting meters, retiring old meter sets, setting curb boxes, repairing service lines, connecting and disconnecting meters, repairing leaks
  • Using tapping and other air compressor equipment and making connections at mainlines
  • Performing ditch digging, back filling, carrying tools and materials connected with the job
  • Operating one or more of the following types of equipment: backhoes, excavators, dump trucks

This position is a covered function regulated by 49 CFR Part 192 (pipeline safety rules) and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.


Note to veterans of the United States Military: We value your service to our country and recognize the skills and competencies gained during your military career. If selected as a successful candidate, we will work with you to identify transferable skills gained in the military that can be applied to civilian careers at Peoples Natural Gas. 


Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Class A CDL
  • Proven experience working outdoors performing construction/manual labor
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment, backhoe experience is preferred. Successful candidates will be required to become operationally qualified and demonstrate proficiency in the operation of a backhoe during his or her probationary period
  • Successful completion of a background investigation, including criminal history report, motor vehicle report and a DOT drug screening
  • Strong preference will be given to applicants with prior pipeline experience