Nestled in the heart of Colorado in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, SDCEA, a fast-growing electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Buena Vista, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of an Engineering Clerk I, II, III or an Engineering Aide. Enjoy the dream mountain lifestyle in Buena Vista. This dynamic community is located along a state scenic byway, the Arkansas River, and is at the base of several 14,000-feet peaks. A growing, entrepreneurial business community is flourishing in the area. The setting of this popular visitor destination affords fishing in Gold Medal Waters, hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, whitewater raft trips, skiing and snowboarding, relaxing soaks at area hot springs resorts and more. Live music, restaurants for an evening out, and shopping in the area’s unique boutiques draw many to this historic downtown.
This position will provide clerical and engineering support to the Engineering & Operations department and works with consumers that are requesting new services and other system or service upgrades. Responsibilities will include clerical support throughout the work order process, and work order procedures. The Engineering Aide will also provide technical support and the staking of line extensions and new services. It may involve working near high voltage power lines.
Works directly with consumers and the public to receive new service requests; prepares contracts and proposed work order costs. Finalizes work order procedures when work order is complete and prepares proposed work order costs. Prepares correspondence and other work as assigned for the engineering and operations departments. Handles telephone calls for the engineering and operations departments including receiving outage and service calls.
Maintains radio communications with line and maintenance crews using proper radio communications procedures.
Prepares staking sheets for the electric distribution system in accordance with RUS and SDCEA specifications. Works closely with SDCEA consumers to determine line placement and power needs.
Answers consumer questions and concerns by telephone, in writing or in person. Investigates billing discrepancies.
Assists the Staking Technician II or III or Engineering Superintendent in all phases of work as described in those position descriptions, while also learning the job functions.
The Engineering Aide also:
Prepares material lists and construction cost estimates. Maintains records required to keep track of work orders, consumer locations, and constructions costs, etc. Conducts field surveying and staking operations associated with work order procedures. Secures all easements, permits and other documents associated with a work order.
Maintains tools, equipment, transportation, and protective gear and informs the Engineering Superintendent when replacement of such is needed. Observes and reports to the Engineering Superintendent, any hazards or potential hazards on the system.
Operates transportation and other equipment used to accomplish the work. Accounts for materials and equipment used.
Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug test.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Employee may be required, on occasion, to drive a personal or company vehicle for company business.
Must possess or develop the knowledge and understanding of RUS construction specifications and their application in practice.
Must possess or develop and maintain a current working knowledge and understanding of technical changes in system equipment and design; advises management regarding implementation of new products or equipment.
Must possess or develop and maintain a current working knowledge and understanding of the National Electric Code and the National Electric Safety Code.
Must possess or develop and maintain a current working knowledge and understanding of electrical theory and related mathematics.
Must be able to work productively independently or cooperatively with others in a team.
Must possess written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills at the level required to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position.
Must be able to operate office machines, computers and associated programs at the level required to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position.
SDCEA is a fast growing electric distribution cooperative based in Buena Vista, Colorado with a service facility in Westcliffe, Colorado. SDCEA provides electricity to more than 13,000 accounts in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. For more information about SDCEA, visit the company’s website, myelectric.coop.