Caney Fork Electric Cooperative, Inc. is seeking a qualified and engaged leader to serve as Director of Engineering.
Caney Fork Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a member-owned electric cooperative whose mission is to provide safe, reliable and affordable electric service to the membership. Headquartered in McMinnville, Tennessee, the cooperative is a Touchstone Energy partner serving approximately 34,000 members in Warren, White, DeKalb, Van Buren, Coffee, Cannon, Grundy and Putnam counties in Tennessee. CFEC has 78 dedicated full-time employees, three district offices, approximately 4000 miles of distribution line, annual revenue of $68 million and $113 million in net electric plant. CFEC receives wholesale power from TVA at seven distribution substations.
CFEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides defined benefit pension, 401K saving plan, medical insurance, dental and vision insurance as well as life insurance for all employees. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested parties should direct their inquiries to Executive Assistant Leanne Fisher and submit the following electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than close of business on Thursday, May 5, 2022: 1) Cover letter; 2) resume; 3) contact information; (4) three professional references; and (5) any salary requirements.
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering is required. Additional specialized training in engineering, personnel management, and consumer relations is desirable.
A minimum of five years of engineering experience in the rural electric distribution industry preferred. Exposure to engineering methods including three years supervisory experience required.
Must have excellent knowledge of engineering practices. Should be skilled in areas of organizing, planning, directing and controlling the operation and supervision of an engineering department. Must be capable of meeting the established goals of the cooperative through development and implementation of policies, practices, and procedures which influence any engineering functions.
Must be able to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, information regarding the cooperative to employees and consumers. Should be skilled in motivating, training, and evaluating subordinates in order to obtain the highest degree of productivity and professionalism and be responsible for development of individual capabilities.
Caney Fork Electric is a distribution cooperative formed on the courthouse steps at Sparta, TN in 1940. We proudly serve Warren, White, DeKalb and Van Buren Counties as well as a small portion of Cannon, Coffee, Grundy and Putnam counties. Our mission is to provide safe, reliable and affordable power to our member/owners all while working to improve their quality of life. CFEC employs a total of 78 team members including 28 linemen. We maintain over 4,000 miles of electric lines, responsible for power flowing to 33,947 members. We work and live in our communities, so we have a vested interest in “keeping the lights on”.
Being the halfway point between Nashville and Chattanooga, our area is home to outstanding outdoor recreations such as camping, kayaking, fishing (home to very popular musky fishing tournament), waterfalls, local country club golfing, soccer and disc golf. CFEC is headquartered in McMinnville, TN and while living in a quiet, scenic area is nice, CFEC is also convenient to major cities including Murfreesboro (40 miles), Cookeville (43 miles), Nashville (73 miles), Chattanooga (75 miles) and Knoxville (124 miles). Our “must-do” list includes Cumberland Caverns..., Rock Island State Park, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Summer Concert Series, kayak rentals, Center Hill Lake, Farm-to-table dinner event and the world-renowned ISHA Yoga Center. Festivals are always a highlight throughout our communities such as Blooms and Brews, Fiddler Jamboree and Liberty Square: A Lester Flatt Celebration. Our local arts community thrives throughout the Upper Cumberland Area such as the Park Theater, Warren Arts and Appalachian Center for Crafts. The small-town atmosphere is a great asset for our area – we are blessed with some pretty amazing locally-owned restaurants and shops carrying a variety of goods.
Surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty including mountains, over 100 miles of navigable waterways, caves, hiking trails, state parks and nurseries, Caney Fork Electric’s service area is a wonderful place to call home. Known as the "Nursery Capital of the World," McMinnville and Warren County are home to over 400 thriving nurseries. Climate and soil conditions combine to offer a near-perfect growing environment. In McMinnville, we also have a newly renovated and amazing recreation center with outdoor pool, tennis courts and ball fields.
From line-workers to engineers, cashier/receptionists to accountants … CFEC offers a wide range of employment opportunities. All in all, you can clearly see, our CFEC service area is a great place to live, work and play.