Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. is seeking applicants to fill the position of System Engineer. Successful candidate applies engineering principles to develop technical studies. Designs, modifies and develops facilities, testing, apparatus and equipment.
Essentials of the job to include: Assists in the development and implementation of short and long-term work.
Participates in development and implementation of voltage drop and sectionalizing studies; line loss studies; power requirement studies; transmission and substation studies; and environmental impact studies.
Participates in the design and construction oversight of distribution, transmission, substation, metering, and load monitoring equipment.
Prepares or directs preparations of database, system, layout and detailed drawings and schematics.
Assists in the needs analysis and implementation of GIS mapping, AM/FM, and SCADA operations.
Will be REQUIRED to assist in field engineering of new construction, modifications, and removals of electrical power lines, including staking responsibilities in the field.
Prepares and completes mapping, staking sheets, construction cost estimates, and other related reports.
Participates in ensuring conformance to all applicable construction and safety requirements, standards, and codes.
Will be responsible for quality control oversight of field engineering projects.
Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required and related experience highly desired. May require professional certification. May supervise engineers and electrical technicians.Successful candidate will be a non-exempt non-union employee. The hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Excellent Salary and Cadillac Benefit Package.
Interested applicants please send cover letter, resume, and application which can be found at www.yvec.com as soon as possible to: Office Manager, Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 249, Huntley, MT 59037 firstname.lastname@example.org. Call with questions #406-348-4004. Position will remain open until filled.
Additional Salary Information: Cooperative provides above average salaries for our area and offers a Cadillac benefit plan
Internal Number: 01/2019
About Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. (YVEC), is the second largest Cooperative in Montana and is located in Huntley in the heart of Big Sky Country just minutes from downtown Billings - Montana's largest city. The area offers outstanding hunting, fishing, skiing and other outdoor activities, excellent schools, great shopping, and several wonderful small communities in the surrounding area. YVEC has continued to grow & currently has a total of 44 employees.
In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill allowing Rural Electrification Administration (REA) to make low interest loans available to newly formed utilities such as YVEC. On February 23, 1937, sixteen area Montana pioneers formed the Yellowstone Valley Electric Association, known today as Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. which is one of a 1,000 Cooperatives in the U.S. During the early 1940s, the Billings Substation was the first delivery point to come on line & serve the entire system. Over the years, YVEC has continued to grow & today YVEC has a total of 20 distribution substations, two transmission substations & over 2,600 miles of line serving over 20,000 meters. YVEC has come a long wa...y since its humble beginnings and continues to share the goal, "Providing the Power to Make Life Better!"
Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative is a private, non-profit electric cooperative, which supplies electricity to Montana member/owners in Yellowstone, Stillwater, Carbon, Big Horn, Musselshell, & Treasure Counties. Electric cooperatives, such as YVEC, are locally & equally owned by all the members they serve. Unlike privately owned utilities, YVEC is not owned by outside investors. Members pay the lowest possible electric rates because profit margins are not added to their monthly electric bill. Members will also receive a capital credit check when the elected Board of Directors determines that reserve funds may be distributed.
Members in each of our seven districts elect a director to represent them on the Board of Directors. Each year approximately 1/3 of the board is up for re-election. In electing a Director, each member of the Cooperative is allowed one vote at the annual meeting, which is held in March of each year.
Because YVEC is a nonprofit cooperative, any margins at year-end are allocated back to the members in the form of capital credits. When the financial condition of the cooperative is favorable, the Board of Directors authorizes retirement of these funds.
YVEC employees enjoy a comprehensive benefit package. Eligibility generally extends to all full-time employees & coverage depends on the employee’s position. Our benefit program includes the following: Health, Prescription, & Dental Insurance Plans, Life Insurance, AD & D Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Vacation & Sick Leave, Holiday Pay, Cafeteria Section 125 Plan, Retirement Plan(s), Employee Wellness & Extensive Safety Program, Training & Development Programs, Employee Higher Education Reimbursement Program, & more!!