Hendricks Power Cooperative is now accepting applications for the position of Power Quality Technician in Avon, Indiana. Hendricks Power is a rural electric cooperative which focuses on distributing electric services to more than 35,000 members within 4 counties.
Major responsibilities will include working to maintain and improve system reliability. In this role, you will lead efforts to enhance system reliability, taking on responsibilities that span both electric and fiber networks. This entails leading maintenance operations, trouble-shooting power quality concerns, scheduling and improving preventative maintenance schedules, maintaining proper documentation for all distribution equipment, addressing member power quality issues, implementing and assessing emerging technologies, and managing projects as directed by Operations and/or Engineering.
Education & Experience
Associate degree in electrical engineering technology or equivalent education and/or experience.
2+ years of experience in electric utility preferred.
2+ years knowledge of distribution line construction and maintenance preferred.
2+ years’ positive customer service experience.
Strong exposure to various computer software.
Basic electrical knowledge.
Basic fiber optic knowledge.
Personal & Position Qualifications
Must have strong technical and analytical skills.
Must have the ability to work closely with other departments, such as Engineering and IT, and help determine acceptable solutions.
Must have the physical ability to work inside an office environment and sit at a desk to handle various computer work and also work outdoors in all weather conditions and walking on various terrains.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively with management, employees, members, customers, and others.
Must be able to work effectively on a daily basis with a variety of individuals.
Must be able to be self-motivated, work independently and have leadership abilities.
Must be able to read, write and speak English with strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
Must be organized, detailed oriented and able to meet project deadlines.
This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified individual with initiative, technical and analytical skills, is a good communicator with good listening skills, is able to work as an effective team member, and work independently when needed.
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 35,000 members in Hendricks, Putnam, Morgan and Montgomery counties.