This position shall, direct and be held accountable for the safety and production of assigned crew members in the performance of maintenance, testing, calibration, installation or construction functions as defined or implied in service contracts entered into by the Cooperative. Including the proper operation of equipment, the quality and quantity of work performed and the harmony of the crew and crewmembers. All activities will be coordinated through his or her manager and shall adhere to all Cooperative safety rules and work procedures.
Plan daily, weekly, monthly and annual work activities, assuring the economic utilization of crewmembers and equipment.
Prepare weekly and monthly work schedules and be accountable for their timely completion.
Provide clear directions to crewmembers to enable them to complete assigned tasks. Monitor crewmembers productivity and make changes to improve productivity.
Ensure the proper training of assigned personnel.
Provide positive leadership, coordinate, direct and train all assigned crew members in accordance with the Cooperative’s policies, labor agreement and safety rules.
Promote and maintain safe working conditions, practices and procedures with regard to personnel and equipment. Perform daily tailgate sessions. Monitor and enforce use of personal protective gear. Report continued/repetitive infractions to supervisor.
Ensure crewmembers maintain good housekeeping practices on all electronic/electrical equipment, tools, vehicles, and assigned areas in order to promote better operation and appearance.
Study, analyze and make recommendations for additions and/or changes in equipment and determine the effect on present and future operations.
Maintain neat and accurate records and reports as required or requested.
Promote communication of information to supervisor as well as crewmembers.
Check, revise and keep current wiring prints and diagrams as required or requested.
Cooperate in achieving the objective of eliminating recognized hazards to safety and health; Comply with all safety rules.
Practice care and protection of clothing and equipment that is furnished by the Cooperative.
Participate in the training and instruction of the safe operation of old and/or new equipment and/or processes.
Assist in the development, documentation and training of crewmembers, work practices and procedures.
Ability to effectively establish and maintain harmonious and productive work relationships with the work crews, managers, other Cooperative personnel and external contacts.
Perform any of the duties normally performed by the employees under your direction.
Perform foreman duties for Meter/Relay foreman in his absence.
Completion of formal electronic technician training pertaining to electronic principles and radio communications systems and four (4) years’ experience in testing and maintaining microwave and mobile radio communications systems, telephone systems, and fiber optics equipment.
Demonstrated leadership ability in motivating and supervising field personnel. Posses excellent work ethics and be highly self-motivated. Perform and expect a high level of workmanship.
Ability to maintain a diverse set of circuit types and carrier technologies (Ethernet – MPLS, TDM – T1, DS3, DS0, Microwave – Analog, Digital, Spread Spectrum, Packet, etc.)
Knowledge of Nokia MPLS Multiplexer, Nokia 9500 Packet Microwave Radio, and SIAE Packet Microwave Radio, Motorola Digital Mobile Radio and similar equipment.
Demonstrated knowledge of electric utility communication and power delivery systems.
Demonstrated ability to schedule, plan and complete work in a defined timeframe.
Ability to train and/or orient assigned personnel or other Cooperative personnel in the maintenance of electronic/electrical equipment.
Valid F.C.C. License or equivalent certification such as NABER or NARTE desired.
Possess a valid Arizona driver’s license required by Arizona State law.
We are Member-owned, not-for-profit electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives. Working together, our employees fulfill the joint mission of providing reliable, affordable power to electric coops across the Southwest.
Arizona G&T Cooperatives provide power to more than 160,000 electric meters and 400,000 people in Arizona, California and New Mexico through six Class A Member distribution cooperatives. One of 63 G&T electric coops in the nation, we own and operate Apache Generating Station near Cochise, east of Benson. The plant has a combined gross generating capacity of 605 megawatts. We also purchase power to meet member energy needs during peak summer energy use.
Our transmission system operates and maintains more than 622 miles of electric power transmission line and 27 substations reaching out from our Apache Generating Station, across Arizona to the northwestern corner of the state. We also operate more than 30 telecommunications towers used for phone and data relay services by our member cooperatives and customers.