Hendricks Power Cooperative in Avon, Indiana is now accepting applications for the position of Underground Locator for the Mark It Right LLC; working in Central Indiana locations including Bartholomew, Boone, Hancock, Henry, Hendricks, Johnson, Rush and Shelby Counties.
The Underground Locator is responsible for locating and marking time sensitive underground locate requests for daily and emergency work, ensuring all locates are properly marked within IUPPS Deadlines. This position requires work outside in all types of weather.
This is an exciting opportunity for an organized people-person who enjoys working in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.
This is not an entry level position. Preferred candidates will possess the qualifications listed below.
Education & Experience
High School diploma or GED required
2+ years of underground locating experience
2+ years of positive customer service experience
Knowledge of and experience with Indiana Underground Plant Protection Service (IUPPS) rules and regulations
Basic electrical and wiring knowledge
Basic fiber optic communication knowledge
Personal & Position Qualifications
Must have Microsoft office, computer mapping and ticket management software experience.
Must be physically able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and walk on various terrain.
Must be physically able to sit or ride in vehicle for extended periods to multiple service areas.
Must be able to lift, carry and move up to 25 pounds and utilize color perception.
Must have the ability to focus on accuracy and attention to detail.
Must be capable of meeting deadlines.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively with management, employees, members, and others.
Must be able to work effectively on a daily basis with a variety of individuals with minimal supervision.
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Ability to work on a rotating after hours and weekend on-call basis.
About Hendricks Power Cooperative
As an electric cooperative, Hendricks Power is part of the nation's largest energy network which includes 1,000 electric cooperatives, public power districts, power supply generation and transmission cooperatives, statewide associations, regional trade and service associations, supply and manufacturing cooperatives, data processing cooperatives and employee credit unions. Electric cooperatives alone serve 32 million customers in 46 states, and cover more land mass than any of the nation's single electric utilities.
Hendricks Power Cooperative celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2001. Formed in 1936, following the creation of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Rural Electrification Administration (REA), Hendricks Power Cooperative started with a small meeting of 12 people, farmers and rural residents, unable to convince the local utility, which was owned by investors, to build lines to serve them. They claimed it simply wasn't profitable to provide service to such sparsely-populated areas.
The formal construction of these rural electric lines began the summer of 1937. On January 1, 1938, the first 122 miles of line was energized. Approximately 400 members received power to their homes a...nd farms for the first time. The name Hendricks County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC) was adopted, as the cooperative slowly grew.
Today, Hendricks Power Cooperative serves over 30,000 members in Hendricks, Putnam, Morgan and Montgomery counties.