Beltrami Electric Cooperative is hiring a full time Staking Technician. We are looking for an energetic person to assist our member-owners in acquiring safe, proper, efficient and economical electric service.
This is a non-exempt, Union classification paid an hourly wage that is overtime eligible. BEC offers a competitive pay and benefits package and the opportunity to be a part of a growing organization.
Key responsibilities include:
Participate in the formulation of service standards for the cooperative and determination of long and short range plans.
Responsible for obtaining all necessary easements and permits from federal, state, county and township governments and railroads for utility crossings.
Obtain adequate right-of-way for distribution lines.
Staking of line extensions, rebuilds, line moves, and preparation of associated staking sheets.
Develops detailed maps, which reflect construction, retirement, and changes.
Investigates membership applications, determines classification for rate purposes, prepare line design and staking sheets.
Investigates complaints involving right-of-way and line location.
Assist with the plans and specifications not covered by engineering contracts for distribution lines and facilities.
Inspects construction and maintenance projects for conformity to design and recommends corrective action where necessary.
Coordinates work plan and road job construction projects with contractors and developers.
Reviews and makes recommendations on the use of materials, equipment and installation methods.
Prepare estimates for line moves for road construction, house moves and other line relocation work.
Maintains files of all staking sheets, right-of-way easement and other pertinent information.
Keeps up to date with respect to trends and developments in estimates of new member extensions and additions and conversions of existing distribution lines, interprets them in terms of desirable developments and initiates or makes necessary recommendations.
Studies and determines service and transformer adequacy in cooperation with other departments.
Reviews and recommends plans and specifications for contractor construction of distribution lines covered in construction contracts.
Investigates idle services and determines action to be taken.
Review, analyze and recommend needed system improvements and construction requirements for the construction work plan and long-range system plans of the cooperative.
Designs distribution lines and facilities as directed in accordance with established and approved standards and engineering specifications.
Operates transportation and work equipment in accordance with operating procedures.
Promotes the efficient use of electricity and good member relations with the cooperative through positive communication skills.
Answers member questions regarding their electrical load and determines appropriate equipment and wire size to serve such load up to the service point (meter).
Key requirements include:
Strong motivational, communication and organizational skills are required.
Knowledge of line construction and maintenance desired.
Experience designing single and three-phase distribution lines and facilities is preferred.
A Lineworker Certificate or Class A Electrician’s license is desired but not required
About Beltrami Electric Co-op
Beltrami Electric Cooperative, Inc. provides power to over 17,600 consumers within a 3,000 square mile service area located in the beautiful lakes region of north-central Minnesota. Bemidji has long earned raves as a four-season destination for world-class hunting, fishing, bicycling, boating and snow sports amid the beauty of the north woods. This First City on the Mississippi is also a wonderful place to call home. Surrounded by pristine lakes and deep forests, Bemidji is a friendly, family community with top-tier higher education, outstanding K-12 schools, a major health care center, and more.