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Position:                    Assistant Staking Technician

Reports to:       Director of Operations and Engineering

FLSA Status:    Non-exempt

 

Position Summary:

To assist in surveying, planning, routing, relocation, or rebuilding of existing or new electrical power lines.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist crew leader in design, routing and lay out of electric distribution and service facilities in accordance with mem­ber's requests, while satisfying RUS Specifica­tions and accepted practices for design and construction of rural lines. Assist in preparing staking sheets, customer job orders and connection orders in accordance with the Cooperative's accepted practice.

  2. Operate and maintain transportation equipment, tools and working equipment in proper condition, and report deficiencies or repairs needed.

  3. Assist in preparing staking sheets and related agreements to accommodate joint use of poles and trenches by other utilities in accor­dance with the agreement with each utility.

  4. Responsible for compliance with the Cooperative's safety rules, safety policies, and safety procedures.

  5. Prepare sketches and plans, including necessary drafting as required.

  6. In addition to these responsibilities, may be assigned by the Director of Operations and Engineering to perform other duties from time to time.

 

Education:

High school diploma or equivalency is required.

 

Experience:

Prior experience as an assistant staking technician is preferred.  Experience working with the public helpful.  Prior experience with GPS and surveying equipment preferred.

 

Job Knowledge:

Must have a strong knowledge of mathematics and be able to develop a working knowledge of distribution line design, transformer sizing, construction specifications, right-of-way easement procedures, relocation procedures, drafting, construction materials, communication skills and basic surveying.  Must have basic computer skills and desire to expand on those skills.

 

Abilities and Skills:

  1. Must possess valid Texas driver license with good driving record.

  2. Must be able to communicate in English, both in written and oral forms with the general public and co-workers.

  3. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

  4. Must be able to use office equipment such as a copier, facsimile, computer, and printer.

  5. Must be able to walk distances up to one mile in uneven terrain.

 

Working Environment:

The majority of the work schedule will be performed traveling to and working at various field locations within the service territory with some office time each day.  Individual must be willing to work in all weather conditions, including help with service restoration during storms.  Overtime may be required at times of heavy workload.

 


 

Position:                   Equipment Operator Right-of-Way

 

Reports to:      District Operations Supervisor

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

 

Position Summary:       

Responsible for the cutting, clearing, and trimming of trees, shrubs, and brush utilizing an ASV Brush Shredder and other equipment for construction and maintenance of power lines.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Operate primarily an ASV Brush Shredder, but may be required to operate other vehicles and heavy equipment including; bulldozer, underground trenchers, digger trucks, line trucks, boom trucks, bulldozer, and other associated equipment in a safe and proficient manner.

  2. Perform manual labor type tasks such as cutting down trees and trimming brush and chipping up cut brush.

  3. Set up and remove barricades, flags, and signs for traffic control and work zone protection in compliance with safety procedures.

  4. Ensures all tools, equipment, and unused materials are returned and replaced on the truck after the completion of a job or the day’s work.

  5. Operate and maintain transportation vehicles, tools, and other equipment in proper condition, and report deficiencies or repairs needed.

  6. Responsible for compliance with the Cooperative's safety rules, safety policies, and safety procedures.

  7. In addition to these responsibilities, may be assigned by the District Operations Supervisor or Foreman to perform other duties from time to time.

 

Education:

High school diploma or equivalency is required.

 

Experience:

Previous experience working with ASV Brush Shredder and/or heavy equipment preferred. Previous experience working with chainsaws, chippers, and power trimmers preferred.  Previous experience working with electrical systems preferred.

 

Job Knowledge:

Prefer individual to have prior knowledge of operations and proper procedures for the use of ASV Brush Shredder, chainsaws, chippers, and power trimmers.

 

Abilities and Skills:

  1. Must possess valid Texas driver license with good driving record.

  2. Must possess a valid Texas Class A CDL license with good driving record, or be able to obtain within 90 days.

  3. Must be able to communicate in English, both in written and oral forms with the general public and co-workers.

  4. Must be able to lift/move/exert 100 pounds or more, as necessary without external assistance of personnel or mechanical aids.

  5. Must be able to operate or learn to operate equipment including, ASV Brush Shredder, digger trucks, trencher, bucket trucks, boom trucks, chainsaws, power trimmers, chippers, and other related equipment.

  6. Must be able to perform manual digging with a pick and shovel.

  7. Must be able to walk distances up to one mile in uneven terrain.

  8. Must be able to effectively utilize a two-way radio to communicate duties and location.

  9. Must be able to tie knots, rig blocks, and frame poles per specifications.

  10. Must have sight to be able to see working conditions from a safety standpoint.

 

Working Environment:

This position requires the individual to perform a variety of tasks with the majority of the work schedule being performed outdoors at various field locations within the service territory each day.  Must be willing to work in all adverse and inclement weather conditions.  Overtime may be required at times of heavy workload.

 


 

Position:                       Metering Supervisor

 

Reports to:       Director of Operations and Engineering

FLSA Status:    Exempt

 

Position Summary:       

Manage and coordinate the installation and operation of the metering systems that include the reliable testing, calibration, installation, maintenance, servicing, monitoring, and reading of all types of meters and metering equipment of the Cooperative within the guidelines of local, state, and national codes and regulations.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide direct supervision of all metering personnel for the installation and operation of the metering system utilized for billing and tracking of energy use by Cooperative members.

  2. Responsible for the installation, repairs, reading and reporting of metering devices and equipment for the Cooperative.

  3. Manages, with appropriate delegation, all meter shop activities to obtain maximum productivity and effectiveness in pursuit of Cooperative goals and objectives.  Provides a means of measuring progress and accomplishments.

  4. Ensure testing, servicing, calibrating, and maintenance of all meters, instruments, metering equipment and transformers is performed in accordance to the standards of the Cooperative.

  5. Continually looks for improvements and developments in operational procedures, practices, methods, and equipment that will improve productivity, safety, employee morale, and member services.

  6. Utilize effective leadership skills to train and develop departmental employees on all phases of metering and meter installation with an emphasis on single-phase meters.

  7. Promote efficient time management practices for the department to maximize efficiency of the daily work schedules of each employee.

  8. Maintains effective internal and external relationships to enhance information transfer, productivity, and the ability to influence decisions of others.

  9. Responsible for maintain metering records utilizing available software management system in accordance with established retention guidelines.

  10. Ensure proper investigation and resolution of member concerns regarding usage.

  11. Ensure meter collections, disconnects, and reconnects are completed in a timely and thorough manner.

  12. Investigate meter tampering and conduct meter change outs and disconnects in accordance with the procedures of the Cooperative.

  13. Utilize accurate inventory management practices to maintain an adequate stock of meters, meter parts, and supplies.  Performs monthly inventory of meters, parts, and supplies.

  14. Responsible for departmental compliance within the Cooperative's safety rules, safety policies, and safety procedures.  Participates in departmental and Company-wide safety meetings to develop future plans, confer on mutual problems, and the exchange of information to insure the proper training, development, and adherence of safe work practices of all personnel.

  15. In addition to these responsibilities, may be assigned by the Director of Operations and Engineering to perform other duties from time to time.

 

Education:

Must possess a High School diploma or the equivalent education and two (2) years technical school degree.  Four-year Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, business, or related field preferred.  A combination of educational equivalents, and/or directly related prior work experience and/or training with demonstrated proficiency may be substituted for any or all of the educational requirements.

 

Experience:

Ten (10) years progressive experience in the electrical utility industry in construction, maintenance, operations or engineering required.

 

Job Knowledge:

Must possess knowledge of all types of electrical meters and electrical recording instruments.

 

Abilities and Skills:

  1. Must possess valid Texas driver license with good driving record.

  2. Must be able to communicate in English, both in written and oral forms with the general public and co-workers.

  3. Must be able to lift/move 50 pounds or more, as necessary without external assistance of personnel or mechanical aids.

  4. Must be skilled in the use of office equipment such as a copier, facsimile, calculator, computer and printer.

  5. Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time, sometimes in uneven terrain.

  6. Must be able to effectively utilize a two-way radio to communicate duties and location.

  7. Must have sight to be able to see working conditions from a safety standpoint.

  8. Must possess skills in developing plans, procedures and goals.

  9. Must be able to analyze data and reports and conduct research.

  10. Must be able to present information to others and work with deadlines and stress.

  11. Regular and punctual on-site attendance at work is an essential function of this job which involves teamwork and a high level of interaction with employees and members.

 

Working Environment:

The majority of the work schedule will be performed while working inside an office building with the usual office conditions.  Travel to and work at various locations within the service territory each day will occur regularly.  The individual must be willing to work in all adverse weather conditions. 

 

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