Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative (Northeast Power), Palmyra, MO, is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Network and Communications Services Manager. Northeast Power is an electric transmission cooperative providing wholesale power to eight distribution cooperatives in northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa.
Provide vision and architectural guidance of network infrastructure and telecommunication solutions and services
Coordinate configuration, installation, optimization and daily operation of network, wireless and telecommunication components focusing on reliability and cybersecurity
Assure monitoring tools and metrics are in place to meet established performance agreements
Proficient with communication system design, construction, troubleshooting and restoration
Manage department personnel to provide a high quality, outstanding level of customer support
Develop and maintain relationships with coworkers, vendors and industry partners
Maintain good communications by explaining technical issues easily understood by a non-technical audience
Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Technology or related field, or equivalent experience
Six years work experience in areas of enterprise networking and architecture preferred
Two years supervisory experience desired
Ability to climb towers and work at height
Ability to work independently and make decisions, assign projects and follow projects through to completion
Self-motivated and able to communicate effectively both verbally and written; English is the spoken language
Must pass qualifying testing and maintain a valid Missouri Department of Revenue Class E or equivalent driver’s license
Position is a “safety-sensitive” position and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing
Must follow all applicable safety rules and procedures
Exempt position with standard working hours of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and are subject to change, reports to Palmyra headquarters. Position offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.
Interested persons should submit a letter of application, resume, salary history and three professional references by November 22, 2019, to: Human Resources, Northeast Power, PO Box 191, Palmyra MO 63461 or email@example.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative
On February 2, 1948, Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative (Northeast Power) was founded by three rural electric cooperatives in northeast Missouri. In 1949, construction began on the South River diesel 7 MW generation plant located on the bank of the Mississippi River. A coal fired steam generation facility of 15 MW capacity was completed in 1952. The diesel plant combined with the steam plant provided Northeast Power with its system's power until the late 1960's. Northeast Power's system is comprised of eight distribution cooperatives with five located in northeast Missouri and three in southeast Iowa. There have been four managers in the history of Northeast Power. Mr. Douglas H. Aeilts has been CEO and General Manager since May 2004.
Northeast Power is a generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative and no longer generates power. Northeast Power has an all-power requirements contract with Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Northeast Power joined with five other G&T cooperatives operating in Missouri to form Associated Electric in 1961. Today, Northeast Power has approximately 908 miles of 69 kV transmission line and 74 miles of 161 kV line.