The Field Engineering Technician's primary responsibility will be to evaluate member service requirements. This will include property details, geographic features, and existing TCEC (Tri-County Electric Cooperative) infrastructure. The Technician will produce a design for construction along with any supporting documents. Other duties will consist of inspection of overhead and underground electrical distribution facilities of any maintenance jobs needed.
Essential Job Functions
Responsible to work with scheduling technicians for first contact with cooperative members to gain understanding electrical service requirements and evaluate existing electrical distribution facilities.
Develop proposed distribution line extensions and/or upgrades, create electronic staking sheets and perform ROW flagging/field staking of line necessary to supply the requested service. • Perform ROW field investigations, easement research, and related support as needed for project management.
Execute system inspections which will include examination/documentation of pole-line conditions, asset inventory, GPS data collection, joint use contacts, and ROW condition assessment.
Must comply with Cooperative safety rules and regulations.
Must maintain confidential information as required by Cooperative Confidentiality Policy.
Must work well in a team-oriented environment.
Perform all other functions and requirements of the position as may be deemed necessary by the Field Services Director or Manager.
"Taking Care of our Member-Owners!"
Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Associates degree in relevant field preferred.
1-2 years' relevant experience preferred.
Knowledge of GPS equipment, field staking software and Auto CAD preferred. • Must possess and maintain valid Texas Driver License, minimum Class C
Must be eligible to possess a State of Texas Notary ID
Must be able to speak and understand the English language fluently.
Preferred Abilities and Skills
The following have been ranked the most critical skills associated with this position:
Must be able to apply engineering theory to the design of electric distribution lines.
Must be able to understand GIS mapping terminology, survey concepts, and basic ESRI concepts.
Must be able to interpret system maps, engineering drawings, and staking sheets.
Must have basic knowledge of MS Office Suite.
Must demonstrate working ability to learn and apply basic computer, technical, and mathematical skills.
Will be required to be self-sufficient and operate independently with direction, need, and efficiency at times.
Must possess excellent oral and written communications skills.
Reports to Field Services Director
Municipal and County Employees
Work Order Technicians
GIS Department Personnel
Line Crew Personnel
(Scale: Rarely = Less than 5%, Occasionally = 5% - 25%, Frequently = More than 25%) • Heavy lifting or moving of materials: Occasionally - Up to 50lbs.
Operates Office Machines: Frequently - PC, Printers, GPS Equipment, etc.
Awkward Position (stooping, bending etc.): Frequently
Climbing Maximum: Rarely - 10'
Eye-hand Coordination: Frequently - Ex: Use of hand tools and computer equipment • Location: Indoor 20% of time, Outdoor 80%
Work Conditions: Occasional overtime and after-hours work as needed during major events and for systems upgrades and issues. This position will be needed to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Position may be needed to work in extreme terrain conditions, including but not limited to, highway ROW, high elevations, steep canyons, and creek beds. Position may encounter contact with wildlife while on site including hazardous insects, plants, animals, and other environmental hazards. Position is subject to irregular hours based on unforeseen circumstances and requirements. Position may be subject to travel and overnight stays on location based on need. Position will travel extensively by car or truck throughout the TCEC system.
At Tri-County Electric Cooperative, we actively work with our mission, vision and values in mind.
The mission of our Cooperative family is to enhance the quality of life in our diverse communities by providing safe, reliable, and competitive electric and customer service to our member-owners as good stewards of the environment.
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