(a) To maintain favorable public relations with the consumers on SREMC’s electric system by providing effective field engineering to design, construct, operate and maintain the cooperative’s electric distribution system facilities for continuous and dependable service while insuring the safety of fellow employees and the general public.
2- RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Below is a list of typical duties for which the Staker I will be accountable/responsible. This list is not intended to include all responsibilities of this position but an outline of tasks indicative of the overall function of this job. Responsibilities/duties include, but are not limited to:
(a) Meeting with members/developers to coordinate design of new services, maintenance work orders, etc.;
(b) Meeting with other utilities to coordinate the design of new, or upgrade of existing, pole attachments;
(c) Develop solutions and design projects for system upgrades related to power quality or reliability issues;
(d) Staking projects for system maintenance, outdoor lighting and retirements, including idle services;
(e) Fill in for other Stakers’ scheduled appointments when they are out of the office;
(f) Remaining abreast of technical changes related to assigned activities (materials, equipment, RUS specifications, construction units, staking software, etc.;
(g) Planning/preparing/coordinating daily work;
(h) Preparing/maintaining accurate documentation of assigned projects for processing work orders;
(i) Personal work planning and scheduling;
(j) Controlling of costs of assignments;
(k) Troubleshooting assigned problems;
(l) Quality and neatness of work performed;
(m)Inputting staking information electronically;
(n) Obtaining Right-of-Way easements for assigned projects as needed;
(o) Informing warehouse personnel of non-stock materials necessary to accomplish assigned responsibilities;
(p) Reporting to supervisor regarding progress and problems of assignments and projects;
(q) Providing input for development of annual budgets for the department;
(r) Maintenance of assigned vehicle, equipment and facilities;
(s) Appearance of assigned vehicle and work equipment;
(t) Operating a two-way radio by regulations, rules and laws;
(u) Response time to assigned locations;
(v) Safety of fellow employees affected by assignments;
(w) Providing assistance to other service personnel and helping maintain good departmental morale;
(x) Supporting departmental operations/goals and contributing to improved cost, quality, productivity and/or a competitive position for the cooperative;
(y) Participating and assisting with the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting as needed;
(z) Being knowledgeable concerning South River Electric Membership Corporation’s Rate Schedule, By-laws, Service Rules and Regulations and the Line Extension Policy;
(aa) Reporting problems and conditions promptly which warrant immediate resolution;
(bb) Attending scheduled meetings, including weekly safety meetings;
(cc) Personal productivity and adherence to schedules and deadlines for assigned work;
(dd) Keeping assigned equipment and work area clean, neat and organized at all times;
(ee) Acquiring and maintaining first aid/CPR certification;
(ff) Understanding and personally performing all duties in accordance with applicable safety and Cooperative policy manuals, as well as reporting to Supervisor hazardous conditions for the safety of the employees, consumers and general public;
(gg)Performance of related duties as assigned or necessary.
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Minimum two (2) year graduate degree in a technical field required or a minimum five (5) years’ experience working in the electric utility industry.
Minimum five (5) years’ experience in an electric utility or equivalent work in electric industry. Also, helpful to have progressive experience and a thorough understanding of an electric utility, specifically a cooperative.
3- JOB KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of service area is preferred. Must have thorough knowledge of unit specifications required for jobs, right of way specifications and other applicable codes, regulations and specifications (RUS specifications, equipment, materials, etc.) Knowledge of staking and associated software.
4- ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Must be able to maintain complete confidentiality in the performance of duties and responsibilities of the job. Must have good written and oral communication skills and good decision making skills. Must have the ability to perform complex mathematical computations necessary to master basic electrical theory, applicable codes and construction specifications and standards. Requires the ability to measure and analyze data and reports, conduct research and implement recommendations. Must have the skills to carry out plan procedures and goals required. Must have considerable skill in effectively dealing with a variety of people under different and sometimes difficult circumstances. Must have excellent computer skills. Must be able to carry out delegated work and hand writing must be near and legible. Must be able to present information to others and work under stress. Must be able to operate a motorized vehicle without the assistance of another employee. Must be able to carry out assigned work in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
5- QUALITIES AND ATTRIBUTES
Must be professional, dependable, punctual, courteous, have a positive attitude and be flexible. Must be a team player.
6- PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Required to pass a physical examination and drug test when employed. Must have the physical ability to perform the essential functions, duties and responsibilities of the job, which include, but are not limited to: