Gas Operations Line of Progression Update General Construction Gas Department October, 2014 Overview of the New Lines of Progression • • • • • • Background New Agreement What’s Changed Implementation Q&A Resources What are the Lines of Progression? Lines of progression are the career paths that employees can choose to take. The last time we did a broad look at our lines of progression was nearly 50 years ago. As you can imagine, a lot of things have changed since then. Many of our existing line of progressions don’t reflect today’s job duties, processes, technology, training requirements and tools. Agreements are the result of nearly 2 years of collaboration between IBEW and PG&E . 4 Workgroups and Classifications • • • • Gas Field Service Gas T&D Pipeline Operations & Maintenance • Maintenance (including I&R) • Transmission Pipeline Clearances Operations (TPCO) • LNG/CNG Operations • Transmission Gas Systems Operations • Station Operations Gas Transmission & Distribution Operations (T200) • Corrosion • Compliance • Construction and Equipment • Welding/Crew Foreman General Construction Gas (T300) • Construction and Equipment • Welder • Inspection • Tapping Overview of the New Lines of Progression General Construction Gas Department Highlights of New LOPs Create career paths, allowing employees to develop their expertise in a focused area. Consolidate classifications and remove outdated classifications. Standardize training and operator qualifications (OQs for each classification, maximizing training effectiveness and removing unnecessary training). Create internal inspector workforce. Establish joint committees to: • Address transitional and staffing issues • Continue discussions of job definitions • Develop training programs and entrance exams • Discuss lead classifications 6 New Classifications • Pipeline Inspector with CWI The Pipeline Inspector is qualified Company representative who may perform all of the duties of the Inspector and Utility Inspector. Provide direct oversight of transmission and larger or more complex distribution construction projects involving steel or plastic pipe. • Construction Inspector The Inspector is a qualified Company representative who performs direct oversight of all Applicant or Contractor installed facilities. This includes distribution steel pipeline coating projects, complex projects, large commercial, industrial and major residential projects, distribution line extensions, service extensions, and replacement of overhead with underground electric facilities. May be assigned to inspect coating on transmission pipeline projects. • Utility Construction Inspector The Utility Inspector is a qualified Company representative who performs direct oversight of Applicant or Contractor installed facilities limited to plastic distribution systems and smaller underground projects. • Future Lead Inspector Classifications Lead Pipeline Inspector – CWI and Lead Inspector Oversight Committee will continue to discuss these Details on requirements and training are listed in LA14-39 and on LOP Intranet and IBEW 1245 Consolidated Classifications • Senior Gas Construction Operator Combines Tractor Operator, Driller, Trencher Operator, AND Crane Operator – GC Gas In addition, this classification will include operation of Directional Boring and other Drilling Equipment and operation of Tractor End-Dump Equipment. This classification remains equal to the Backhoe Operator and will be next higher to the newly created Gas Construction Operator. • Gas Construction Operator Combines MEO– GC Gas AND Fieldperson – GC Gas This consolidated classification will have a seven step wage progression beginning with the current start step of Fieldperson and ending with the current top step of MEO. Fieldperson MEO Crane Operator Tractor Operator Trencher Operator Driller Construction Operator Sr Construction Operator Temporary Upgrade Time for Consolidated Classifications Consistent with the intent of Subsection 304.1(b), employees who have been temporarily upgraded in the past will be given credit for all such upgrades when promoted (or combined), based on the wage rate previously earned in such classifications. Present Incumbent Only Classifications (PIO) • Working Foreman C (PIO) Will remain next lower to working Foreman B, also eligible for the new Inspector classifications • Drilling Working Foreman C (PIO) Designated as PIO in 2005 • Gas Mechanic (PIO) Classification is within GC M&C Obsoleted Classifications GC Installer No incumbents. Carpenter B – GC Gas Carpenter B - Gas employees will be placed in the retitled Carpenter – Gas classification. Trencher Operator – GC Gas No incumbents. Driller Incumbent placed into the new Sr construction Operator—GC classification Tapping Technician • • • Joint Committee to develop a Tapping Technician Training program Employees who hold the classification of a Welder – GC Gas or Welder – GC Gas (In-Service) Welder will continue to maintain Section 305.5 preferential consideration to the Tapping Technician classification In the event Welder – GC Gas or Welder – GC Gas (In-Service) employees decline the promotion to a Tapping Technician vacancy the parties agree to provide promotional opportunities to internal GC Gas employees in the following classifications: • Senior Construction Operator – GC Gas • Backhoe Operator • Construction Operator - GC Gas Note: Exhibit II General Construction Promotion-Demotion Geographic Areas identify Gas Construction Technical Classifications as Area 8 (Promotion – Demotion Area System-Wide). Next Lower/Eligible Tables Inspection INSPECTION LINE OF PROGRESSION Classification Pipeline Inspector – CWI Classification Construction Inspector Utility Construction Inspector Next Lower/Eligible Classifications Construction Inspector Working Foreman A Working Foreman B Working Foreman C – Gas (PIO) Welder – GC Gas (In-Service) Welder – GC Gas Next Lower/Eligible Classifications Utility Construction Inspector Working Foreman A Working Foreman B Working Foreman C – Gas (PIO) Welder – GC Gas (In-Service) Welder – GC Gas Construction Operator – GC Gas Next Lower/Eligible Tables Construction Classification Working Foreman A Next Lower/Eligible Classifications Working Foreman B Working Foreman B Working Foreman C (PIO) Backhoe Operator Senior Construction Operator- GC Gas Welder – GC Gas (In-Service) Welder – GC Gas Pipeline Inspector – CWI Inspector  Construction Operator – GC Gas Carpenter Street Fitter Backhoe Operator Senior Construction Operator – GC Gas Carpenter Construction Operator – GC Gas Carpenter Street Fitter Construction Operator – GC Gas Street Fitter Construction Operator – GC Gas Construction Operator – GC Gas Utility Worker  To be considered qualified must have previously held Working Foreman C (PIO), Backhoe Operator, Senior Construction Operator – GC Gas, Welder – GC Gas (In-Service), Welder – GC Gas, Working Foreman B, Working Foreman A Next Lower/Eligible Tables Welding WELDING LINE OF PROGRESSION Classification Tapping Technician Welder – GC Gas (In-Service) Welder – GC Gas Apprentice Welder – GC Gas Next Lower/Eligible Classifications Welder – GC Gas (In-Service) Welder – GC Gas Backhoe Operator  Senior Construction Operator – GC Gas  Construction Operator – GC Gas  Apprentice Welder – GC Gas Construction Operator – GC Gas Utility Worker  Eligible in the event Welder – GC Gas (In-Service) or Welder – GC Gas decline promotion to Tapping Technician LOP Illustration G.C. GAS LINE OF PROGRESSION CHART TECHNICAL CREW LEADER A 0644/50010176 TAPPING TECHNICIAN 0261/50258203 TECHNICIAL CREW LEADER B 0645/50010177 PIPELINE INSPECTOR CWI XXXX/51665127 GAS TECHNICIAN 2413/50010416 CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR XXXX/51665126 APPRENTICE GAS TECHNICIAN 2412/50010415 UTILITY CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR XXXX/51664850 WORKING FOREMAN A 0257/50251366 WELDER IN-SERVICE 2599/50491923 WELDER 2617/50010435 APPRENTICE WLEDER 2628/50010438 WORKING FOREMAN B 0255/50251368 BACKHOE OPERATOR 1515/50010305 SENIOR CONSTRUCTION OPERATOR-GC GAS XXXX/51664846 CARPENTER 0163/50010096 STREET FITTER 0580/50010171 CONSTRUCTION OPERATOR-GC GAS XXXX/51664847 UTILITY WORKER 0947/50010223 Pursuant to L/A 12-32, employees may be required to have or obtain a Class A Driver’s license. For illustrative purposes only. PIO classifications not shown. For clarification see Attachment 3, GENERAL CONSTRUCTION CLASSIFICATIONS CONSIDERED AS NEXT LOWER/ELIGIBLE BASED ON SENIORITY Implementation 17 GC Gas Joint Oversight Committee George Unsworth Mike Robertson Steve Lange Don Hendrix Mike Frasu Mark Rolow JV Macor Casey Barker *Previously established under the direction of the JATC. Rick White Jerry Rice Joel Mannie Ron Huggins John Fiske Jodeane Fischer Greg Cocard Next Steps • • • • • • • Company to combine/consolidate classifications, as applicable Wage adjustments, as applicable Employees update TP sheets for new classifications Vacancies to be filled Create new bid codes and post in promo-demo areas (305.7i) Employees submit bids Training will be developed and reviewed with Oversight Committee and JATC More information will be distributed Resources/Contacts IBEW Page IBEW1245.com/pge Mark Rolow JV Macor Casey Barker PG&E LOP Intranet http://pgeweb/gas/lop/Pages/Gaslops.aspx Rick White Jerry Rice Jodeane Fischer Email questions to [email protected] Questions?