Hendricks Power Cooperative is now accepting applications for the position of Distribution Designer in Avon, Indiana. Hendricks Power is a rural electric cooperative seeking to fill this position on our engineering team which focuses on distributing electric service to members in four counties.
The Distribution Designer is responsible for designing and staking single and multi-phase overhead and underground electrical distribution lines. This is position includes work inside the office, and outdoors in all weather conditions.
Utilize GIS based staking software and GPS unit to create staking sheets and work orders; prepare and maintain necessary documentation for permits, joint use facilities, easements and underground releases; conduct field checks; meet with new and existing members, builders, developers, electricians, and engineering firms to determine electrical power requirements; and adhere to RUS design specifications and NESC requirements.
This is an exciting opportunity for an organized, people-person with a high level of initiative. Standard office hours are 7:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
Preferred candidates will possess the qualifications listed below.
Education & Experience
High School diploma or GED required
Associates degree in related field required
Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
3-4 Years of relative work experience required
Positive customer service experience required
Strong exposure to various computer software required
Formal training or certification in AutoCAD, distribution line design and staking preferred
Knowledge of RUS design specifications and NESC requirements preferred
Knowledge of or training in GIS preferred
Personal & Position Qualifications
Must have the physical ability to work inside an office environment and sit at a desk to handle phone calls, perform various computer work, talk with the general public, members, and co-workers.
Must be physically able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and walk on various terrain.
Must be able to write and speak English.
Must have a high level of grammar, spelling, and proofreading capabilities with organizational and file construction/retrieval skills.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively with management, employees, members, and others.
Must be detailed oriented and able to meet project deadlines.
Must demonstrate professionalism with a strong work ethic.
Must have the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
As an electric cooperative, Hendricks Power is part of the nation's largest energy network which includes 1,000 electric cooperatives, public power districts, power supply generation and transmission cooperatives, statewide associations, regional trade and service associations, supply and manufacturing cooperatives, data processing cooperatives and employee credit unions. Electric cooperatives alone serve 32 million customers in 46 states, and cover more land mass than any of the nation's single electric utilities.
Hendricks Power Cooperative celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2001. Formed in 1936, following the creation of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Rural Electrification Administration (REA), Hendricks Power Cooperative started with a small meeting of 12 people, farmers and rural residents, unable to convince the local utility, which was owned by investors, to build lines to serve them. They claimed it simply wasn't profitable to provide service to such sparsely-populated areas.
The formal construction of these rural electric lines began the summer of 1937. On January 1, 1938, the first 122 miles of line was energized. Approximately 400 members received power to their homes a...nd farms for the first time. The name Hendricks County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC) was adopted, as the cooperative slowly grew.
Today, Hendricks Power Cooperative serves over 30,000 members in Hendricks, Putnam, Morgan and Montgomery counties.