Job Requirements (Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills):
Training and Experience – Completion of a 2-year automotive training program from an accredited vocational school is preferred. Required to be a certified State vehicle inspector. A minimum of 3 years automotive repair and maintenance experience in a certified repair facility is required. Experience in diesel power equipment is required.
Knowledge - A thorough knowledge of rural electrification and Cooperative principles. Sound working knowledge of vehicle equipment systems such as front ends, hydraulic systems, engine repair procedures, all brake systems, vehicle electrical systems, drive trains and pneumatic systems.
Abilities and Skills - Must be able to maintain professionalism and control under all circumstances. Has and maintains valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record and be able to operate SVEC vehicles. Must become and remain certified in CPR and first aid. Must also be skilled in the use of all safety equipment. Must pass physical exam, drug & alcohol testing initially; drug/alcohol test randomly. Strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated problem-solving skills. Ability to perform job responsibilities in a timely manner within established guidelines under minimal supervision. Ability to stay current on changes to all areas for which this position has responsibility. Must be able to apply working knowledge of general automotive repair, vehicle maintenance and shop safety within established repair schedules or during emergency situations. Must be able to apply analytical methodology to problem solving and decision-making and relate theoretical and/or technical concepts to practical application. Must be able to anticipate and meet rapidly changing consumer and business needs by quickly refocusing and realigning strategic and operational direction. Must be able to apply working knowledge of, and ability to operate computerized automotive diagnostic systems. Ability to operate personal computers, related business and technical software, and mechanical equipment including telephone, copier, and facsimile machines. Ability to participate in the Cooperative’s On-Call Program. Must have a valid Virginia Commercial Driver’s License and be able to operate safely a forklift and various other Cooperative vehicles and equipment and complete the necessary training for such operations.
About Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative
Chartered in 1936, SVEC maintains over 8,100 miles of electric lines and serves more than 97,000 member accounts in the counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland (all), Page (all), Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren in Virginia, and the city of Winchester (all). Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative was the first electric cooperative chartered in Virginia.
SVEC is governed by a democratically elected 10-member board of directors. Each year, at SVEC’s annual meeting, directors are elected by members. Directors serve four-year terms.