Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative (Northeast Power) has an immediate opening for an Apprentice Telecommunications Technician at the Palmyra, Missouri, location. Northeast Power is a transmission cooperative delivering power to northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa.
What You Will Do:
This position will maintain the Cooperative’s communications equipment at the Palmyra headquarters as well as install and maintain the regional telecommunications system, analog, digital or fiber communications equipment. In addition, this position will:
Stay current with regulations essential to the operation, maintenance and construction of telecommunications system
Inspect telecommunications facilities as directed. Report and make recommendations for improvements.
Maintain a safe working environment by adhering to Cooperative policies, procedures, specifications set forth by federal, state or local authority.
What We Are Looking For:
We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with their hands and working out-of-doors to provide quality communication services to Northeast Power facilities. In addition, we are looking for:
An Associate degree in electronics, or equivalent, and minimum five (5) year’s experience in two-way radio, microwave or fiber optic system maintenance
Ability to install and troubleshoot new and legacy telecommunications equipment with limited supervision
Excellent mechanical and technical skills; use of specialized tools, listening and communication skills
Experience with computers and knowledge of Microsoft Office products; familiar with Windows based software
Able to lift and/or carry up-to 50-pounds, good eye-hand coordination, work from height including towers, preferred
Ability to obtain and maintain, a Commercial Driver’s License Class A with no Restrictions after hire
Proficient in spoken and written English
Able to pass background screening
What You Will Get:
Northeast Power offers a competitive salary and full benefit package including:
Long-Term Disability Insurance
10 Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave Benefits
Northeast Power provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
About Northeast Power
On February 2, 1948, Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative (Northeast Power) was founded by three rural electric cooperatives in northeast Missouri. In 1949, construction began on the South River diesel 7 MW generation plant located on the bank of the Mississippi River. A coal fired steam generation facility of 15 MW capacity was completed in 1952. The diesel plant combined with the steam plant provided Northeast Power with its system's power until the late 1960's. Northeast Power's system is comprised of eight distribution cooperatives with five located in northeast Missouri and three in southeast Iowa. There have been four managers in the history of Northeast Power. Mr. Douglas H. Aeilts has been CEO and General Manager since May 2004.
Northeast Power is a generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative and no longer generates power. Northeast Power has an all-power requirements contract with Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Northeast Power joined with five other G&T cooperatives operating in Missouri to form Associated Electric in 1961. Today, Northeast Power has approximately 908 miles of 69 kV transmission line and 74 miles of 161 kV line.