To assist in the Engineering activities of the cooperative by applying sound engineering judgment in system construction, planning, and protection, and to maintain and analyze engineering data.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Engineering Studies to aid in the preparation of system planning, including: construction work plans, long range plans, power requirement studies and sectionalizing studies.
Initiate, maintain, and continually update the maps with current engineering and field data, to aid in the development of the engineering model and system studies.
Design and Analyze Distribution Line extensions to ensure compliance to REMC Standards, as well as NEC, NESC, and OSHA guidelines.
Maintain current knowledge of relevant codes, trends, and technology.
Conduct staking appointments with Cooperative members, to determine optimum methods to upgrade, change, or install new services.
Investigate power Quality problems and implement resolutions.
Tabulate construction units, costs, and material on both an annual and individual job basis.
Track maintenance testing, including pole, meter, and reclosers.
Monitor AMR blink count data, voltage recordings, and power factor.
Monitor and Update our Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System
Maintain substation information, including equipment, one-line diagrams, and loading.
Coordinate with other utilities regarding Reciprocal Pole Attachment Agreements, including recording location, inspection, billing and emergency repairs.
Coordinate with State and Local Highway departments on projects, and obtain necessary permits, as required
Contact Indiana Underground Plant Protection for locate requests.
Research and analyze special projects, as assigned by supervisor.
Assist Operations Department as required by dispatching and receiving radio transmission from line and service trucks in order to coordinate assignments for power outage situations, and service calls.
Assist with Key Accounts personnel regarding requests and complaints.
Aid IT with communications issues.
Program control panels for voltage correction and system protection devices.
Issue work orders as required.
Assist Manager of Operations and Engineering and Line Superintendent as requested.
Participate in annual meeting as required.
Other duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge of Cooperative principles and practices.
Map reading and navigating abilities.
Knowledge of construction standards and relevant codes.
Effective communication with Cooperative Members and co-workers, via meetings, phone conversations, and correspondence.
Must have the ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner in the workplace and while representing the cooperative away from the office.
Must observe all safety rules and regulations adopted by REMC.
Must be able to work in an on-call status.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A four-year Electrical Engineering Degree or related Degree/Experience is required.
Work experience with an electric utility or electric business is desired.
Previous experience in the area of computer applications and CAD mapping is desired.
Familiarity with NEC, NESC, and OSHA guidelines is preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Sedentary work requiring exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently. Light lifting of generally 10 pounds or less. Job requires sitting most of the time, but will require the ability to traverse rough terrain during staking appointments. Requires repetitive motions with hands and fingers such as dialing and keyboarding.
Must be able to read, write and communicate to individuals. Must be able to use office equipment such as a copier, computer, printer, telephone. Position with usual office conditions. Some overtime and driving to and from meetings as required by Management. The employee may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, extreme temperatures and weather conditions during staking appointments and field inspections.
About Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC
Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative serving 18 member electric cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.