We are looking for someone who is proficient in all phases of fiber installation, splicing, termination, maintenance and troubleshooting. They should be familiar with various equipment needed to perform these functions. Knowledge of computer fundamentals and networking is also highly desirable.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Courses in mathematics, computer fundamentals, networking and fiber optic technology is desired. Experience with AMI Endpoint & Smart Grid Technology preferred. Six (6) months of on-the-job training is required. This employee will be required to enroll in the Northwest Lineman’s College Power Delivery Program. All college program materials are provided by Choptank Electric Cooperative. Applicant is required to pass an applicable pre-employment test.
Must obtain fiber optic certifications specified by the Cooperative and become proficient in the areas involving the certification within six (6) months.
About Choptank Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Choptank Electric is a not-for-profit, member-owned, electric distribution cooperative serving 53,484 member-owners across nine counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Cooperative’s 6,261 miles of line serve portions of Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties.
The Cooperative was incorporated as Choptank Cooperative, Inc. on Sept. 21, 1938, following passage of the Rural Electrification Act. Its first 78 miles of line were energized in Caroline County on Dec. 15, 1939, serving 184 members. The cooperative’s name was changed to Choptank Electric Cooperative in 1942 and then in 1976, Choptank joined Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) to obtain lower wholesale power costs. As a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, Choptank is committed to the core values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to the community.
In the years since those first members received the benefits of electricity, Choptank has grown tremendously, but the Cooperative’s mission remains the same. Existing to provide energy and other related services that improve the quality of life of its member-owners, Choptank is committed to the h...ighest standards of service, operational excellence, integrity and cost-effective management, and to maintaining a well-trained work force, dedicated to safety and service excellence.