Responsible for evaluating member service requirements, property details, geographic features, and existing Tri-County Electric Cooperative plant and equipment to support the design, construction, inspection, maintenance, and accounting of overhead and underground electrical distribution facilities. Collaborate with department colleagues to ensure design accuracy and consistency throughout the cooperative.
Essential Job Functions:
Work with work order technicians to schedule initial contact with members to understand electrical service requirements and evaluate existing electrical distribution facilities.
Aid district lead in managing team schedules to meet member and budgeted work plan demands.
Develop proposed distribution line extension and/or upgrades at all levels of complexity.
Perform field engineering to analyze the requirements necessary to provide service requested by members
Effectively communicate with the public and support good member relations.
Coordinate and supply residential and commercial developers with design and construction needs.
Utilize drafting software to create detailed construction package for cost analysis and delivery to operations for construction.
Conduct right of way field investigations, easement research, proper permitting with related supporting documents as needed for project management.
Stake and manage site logistics for subdivisions and commercial developments.
Design and stake both overhead and underground projects including but not limited to residential, small commercial, small developments, etc.
Perform system inspections which will include but not limited to examination/documentation of pole-line conditions, asset inventory, GPS data collection, joint use contacts, and ROW condition assessment.
Identify equipment and infrastructure errors related to mapping and work with GIS department to correct inconsistency.
Applies knowledge of meter fundamentals to connect and disconnect services.
Able to read and reference provided spec book.
Look for process improvement and applies technical knowledge in resolving complex problems with distribution system issues.
Assist department head in emergency response duties as needed.
Mentor new employees to help transition into their role through one-on-one job shadowing as needed.
Must be able to make presentations and lead collaborative meetings with developers and government agencies as needed.
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 from time to time deemed necessary by the department head.
Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent
Prefer Associates degree in relevant field or relevant experience
Prefer 10+ years relevant experience
Will be required to be self-sufficient and operate independently with direction, need, and efficiency at times.
Prefer AutoCAD utilization.
Staking Technician Certification
Complete Tri-County’s Technician I, 2 and 3 progression levels or equivalent.
Training in GPS equipment, field engineering software and AutoCAD as needed.
Training on effective communication
Must be able to speak and understand English language fluently.
Must possess excellent oral and written communications skills.
Must be able to clearly convey Tri-County Electric Cooperative design requirements
Must demonstrate working ability to learn and apply new software.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
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 be able to do mathematical calculations required to support designs.
Must possess and maintain current Texas Driver License, minimum Class C.
Must be eligible to possess a State of Texas Notary ID.
Reports to Field Services Technician Lead
Work with Work Order Technicians, Business Development, Engineering, GIS, Accounting, Operations, and other Cooperative staff.
Work with Members, Construction Personnel, Developers, State, Municipal, and County Employees.
(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 required during major events and for systems upgrades and issues. This position must work outdoors in all weather conditions. Position may be required 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.
Taking care of our member-owners
Reliable, Responsible, Integrity, Accountability, Respectful and Committed.