Position Summary: Evaluates member service requirements, and existing cooperative facilities. Stakes and designs electrical distribution facilities.
Follows all safety rules and procedures.
Conducts field surveys
Assists with the design and coordination of major highway locations, subdivision and large feeder projects
Meets with members to discuss new electrical services & designs
Acquires Right of Way Easements
Prepares staking sheets and contacts 811 regarding location of underground utilities
Calculates clearances and files permits for TVA transmission lines and highway crossings
Serves as a patrolman or crew guide during major outages/emergencies
Complies with Cooperative’s policies prohibiting harassment and discrimination. Complies with Cooperative’s Drug Free Workplace policy, and complies with all policies, safety rules and procedures; and immediately reports possible violations to department VP and VP of HR and Benefits.
Attends safety meetings as required. Participates in other training to stay abreast of best practices.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Equipment Requirements (must be able to effectively use):
Computer, I-Pad, cooperative vehicle, GPS equipment, calculator, interference detector, underground cable locater, and a transit
Software Requirements (must be able to effectively use):
Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel), GPS Mapping system, SEDC Software, Utility Distribution Software
Associate’s or Technical degree and at least one-year related experience High School diploma or equivalent and 1 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Valid Driver’s license
Valid CPR/First-Aid/AED Certification
Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret electrical blueprints, schematic drawings and technical procedures
Ability to calculate figures and amounts, apply concepts of basic algebra, trigonometry, and geometry
Knowledgeable of the fundamentals of electrical circuitry analysis
Ability to display excellent interpersonal and oral communications skills to effectively communicate with contract crews, members and the public
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Knowledgeable of RUS specifications and materials used in construction, maintenance and operation of a distribution system
Ability to successfully complete the TVPPA Power Line Design & Staking Certification, Stages 1, 2, & 3
Knowledgeable of service territory and GPS mapping system
Knowledgeable of National Electric Safety Code, OSHA and DOT regulations
Ability to safely and properly use tools, equipment, and personal protective equipment required to carry out assigned duties
Ability to exercise independent judgement within parameters of the Cooperative’s policies/procedures
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information, both internally and externally
Physical Requirements (must be able to):
Use both hands and fingers; grip; twist; reach above the head; bend, stoop, kneel, and crouch; and sit and stand for long periods of time; lift, carry, push and pull weights up to 50 lbs.
Working Conditions (must be able to):
Work eight hours per day, five days a week
Work overtime as needed, including weekends, nights and holidays
Regularly works outside and is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions
Residence Requirements (must be able to):
Must live within 30 minutes from the respective operations center to which you are assigned, by the shortest route, or agree to move within a 30-minute response time and continue to live within it, prior to the termination of the six (6) months’ qualification period.
This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive; other duties may be required as assigned. Pennyrile RECC reserves the right to revise this position description as needed. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
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About Pennyrile RECC
Empower our members and communities to enhance their quality of life
Pursue integrated technologies and innovative solutions to promote:
•Employee and member safety
•Reliable service and competitive rates
•Community and economic development
•Responsive and well trained workforce
•Member education to help manage cost
We serve more than 48,000 members in parts of nine counties which include Christian, Trigg, Logan, Todd, Muhlenberg, Lyon, Caldwell, Butler, and Simpson counties.
We maintain 5,146 miles of distribution line supported by 99,317 poles. There are 9 members per mile of distribution line.
We have 111 employees who operate from the main office in Hopkinsville, and from branch offices in Cadiz, Elkton, and Russellville.
We are one of 154 municipals and electric cooperatives served by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
PRECC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
All terms and conditions of employment at Pennyrile Electric including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoffs, recalls, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training are without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, natio...nal origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws.