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01/11/2018 to 01/30/2018

Supervisor Electrical Distribution System Engineering
Connexus Energy, Ramsey, Minn.

Connexus Energy has an exciting opportunity for an electrical engineer seeking to develop and grow in a leadership track. If you have solid technical skills in the electric utility field, have leadership experience and are looking to expand and grow your career, check us out.

Connexus Energy is one of the nation’s largest electric distribution cooperative. We serve members in a 7-county area north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and are proud of our consistently high ranking in member satisfaction, reliability and the ability to restore power quickly.

We are currently seeking an experienced Engineer to act as a technical resource and provide work direction to an engineering staff focused on distribution system engineering, system planning, and/or substation engineering functions to ensure a safe, reliable, and economical distribution system.

Key Responsibilities & Results: Specific functional duties will depend on the successful candidate’s experience. Our goal is to find the right talent for the organization and work to your strengths and areas of expertise whether that is in areas of distribution system engineering, system planning, and/or substation engineering functions. Responsibilities will include:

• Provide technical expertise
• Provide supervision and leadership • Perform and/or coordinate distribution-engineering studies
• Manage capital budget
• Engineer and coordinate modification and expansion projects
• Implement engineering practices and standards

Required Talents, Skills, Expertise, Education:
• BS degree in Electrical Engineering with power systems focus
• Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
• 5+ years’ progressive relevant experience
• Project management experience
• Demonstrated ability to lead a team
• Strong problem-solving skills with ability to develop creative alternatives
• Ability to learn and utilize enterprise software applications such as GIS, WAMS, SCADA, CIS, EA, CAD, and other specific application software

Preferred Talents, Skills, Expertise, Education:
• Prior supervisory experience
• 8+ years’ experience
• Experience working with GIS, WAMS, SCADA, CIS, EA, CAD, and other specific application software

Additional Data: Total Rewards: This position offers a competitive salary, annual incentive opportunity, an attractive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability insurance, 401(k), and more.

Apply and Questions Please submit your application online for review using the following link. https://careers-connexusenergy.icims.com/jobs/1139/supervisor-electrical...

If you have questions prior to submitting your application, email linda.maegi@connexusenergy.com

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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12/21/2017 to 01/23/2018

GIS / Staking Technician
Vigilante Electric Cooperative, Inc., Dillon, Mont.

Vigilante Electric Cooperative is seeking a person to fill our open full time GIS/Staking Technician position located at our main office in Dillon, Montana.

Position is responsible for construction and maintenance design for new construction, upgrades and changes of services, maintenance of the system as assigned and providing technical assistance to others within the organization. Position is also responsible for maintaining and updating the Cooperative’s digital maps and correlated records within the G.I.S. mapping system utilizing ESRI products.

Minimum Requirements: An AS degree in engineering, science, mathematics, or specialized electric utility courses and one year electric utility engineering experience or two years electric utility experience with emphasis on design, scheduling and construction, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Previous staking and design experience with Rural Utility Service specifications is a plus. National Electric Safety Code experience also a plus.

Dillon is a community of approximately 5,000 people located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in southwest Montana. It has an outstanding K-12 education system and is home to the University of Montana-Western. Our surrounding area has unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities including skiing, world class hunting and blue ribbon trout streams.

For additional information about the position or to apply please contact Mr. Gary Ferris, Engineering Manager, at gf@vec.coop or call (406) 683-2327.

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01/11/2018 to 01/30/2018

Part Time Billing Representative
Capital Electric Cooperative, Bismarck

Capital Electric Cooperative seeks a part time Billing Representative to support the functions of the billing department at their Bismarck headquarters. This position directly interacts with the Cooperative members in-person as well as over the phone and internet. The primary job functions will include processing utility payments, welcoming new Cooperative members, and responding to member inquiries. To achieve these tasks the successful applicant will:

1) Possess highly developed interpersonal skills that communicate to the member that they are valued and appreciated.
2) Display the ability to work as an effective team member to ensure that the department as a whole provides the maximum benefit to the member.
3) Make every effort at all times to be courteous to members and coworkers and to promptly handle member inquiries and requests, pursuant to cooperative policies and procedures, and to develop increased member and public support for the Cooperative and the cooperative electric program.
4) Interact with Capital Electric members and coworkers in a manner that displays the utmost professionalism at all times.

Scheduling:
1) Position is part time offering 16 hours per week (4 days per week, 4 hours per day)(Closed on most holidays)
2) Hours will be worked Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm with an emphasis on mid-day
3) Additional hours will be requested based on business need, but total hours will not exceed 1,000 annually.

To apply please submit resume or application to Capital Electric Cooperative in person, by mail, or by email. The application can be found here.

In person:
4111 State Street Bismarck ND 58503
By mail: PO Box 730 Bismarck ND 58502
By email: shariv@capitalelec.com

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01/11/2018 to 01/30/2018

Journeyman Lineman
Vigilante Electric Cooperative, Inc., Dillon, Mont.

Vigilante Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Dillon, MT, seeks a journeyman lineman or 3rd year or above apprentice lineman for our outpost office located in Whitehall, MT. Please contact Line Superintendent, Justin Bair, at (406) 683-2327 or email at Justin@vec.coop for additional information and/or a complete Job Description. A cover letter and resume’ must be submitted by January 29, 2017 to be considered for this position.

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12/21/2017 to 01/23/2018

GIS / Staking Technician
Vigilante Electric Cooperative, Inc., Dillon, Mont.

Vigilante Electric Cooperative is seeking a person to fill our open full time GIS/Staking Technician position located at our main office in Dillon, Montana.

Position is responsible for construction and maintenance design for new construction, upgrades and changes of services, maintenance of the system as assigned and providing technical assistance to others within the organization. Position is also responsible for maintaining and updating the Cooperative’s digital maps and correlated records within the G.I.S. mapping system utilizing ESRI products.

Minimum Requirements: An AS degree in engineering, science, mathematics, or specialized electric utility courses and one year electric utility engineering experience or two years electric utility experience with emphasis on design, scheduling and construction, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Previous staking and design experience with Rural Utility Service specifications is a plus. National Electric Safety Code experience also a plus.

Dillon is a community of approximately 5,000 people located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in southwest Montana. It has an outstanding K-12 education system and is home to the University of Montana-Western. Our surrounding area has unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities including skiing, world class hunting and blue ribbon trout streams.

For additional information about the position or to apply please contact Mr. Gary Ferris, Engineering Manager, at gf@vec.coop or call (406) 683-2327.

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12/19/2017 to 01/19/2018

Safety and Loss Control Instructor
Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association, Great Falls, Mont.

Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association is seeking a full-time safety instructor with passion for safety and ability to travel. The candidate will administer safety and loss control meetings to electric cooperatives in Montana, as well as parts of Idaho and Wyoming. Responsible for the development and implementation of safety and training programs.

The candidate must be able to plan, write, organize and teach electric distribution subjects, regulatory compliance and office safety to electric cooperative personnel. Must be a good communicator and have excellent speaking skills to work with both small and large audiences. Willing to assist, supervise or train at lineman schools and seminars as needed. Conduct safety audits and accident investigation assistance at electric cooperatives. Must be able to provide safety and loss control guidance to system employees to maximize a safer work environment, compliance and education, promoting safety culture.

Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Lea Potoczny at meca@mtco-ops.com or P.O. Box 1306, Great Falls, MT 59403.

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12/28/2017 to 01/20/2018

Power System Operator
East River Electric Power Cooperative, Madison, S.D.

East River Electric is seeking an experienced Power System Operator to oversee the operations of the Cooperative’s electric power system in the 24/7 operations center.

The role requires the ability to monitor and operate the Cooperative’s electric power and load management system through the use of SCADA and telecommunications systems. Responsibilities include writing, reviewing and coordination of switching requests of the Cooperative, member cooperatives, and adjacent utility systems. Monitor and report the electric plant, telecommunications plant, and physical plant alarms and communicate the information to appropriate personnel.

This is a full-time regular position. The successful candidate will be required to perform rotating shift work that includes nights, weekends, and holidays. Primary shift schedule is 12 hours, with some 8 hour shifts.

Position Requirements:

  • Certificate, diploma or associate’s degree in electrical technology, system operations or related field of study. 
  • Five years’ experience in the operational aspects of an electric utility.
  • Completion of a power system operator training course or school and a combination of experience will also be considered.  
  • Ability to analyze data to evaluate conditions and identify potential issues.
  • Proficiency with computer technology.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

East River Electric Power Cooperative, with a main campus in Madison, South Dakota, is a power supply cooperative that delivers wholesale power through a 3,000-mile transmission system to 25 member electric distribution systems throughout eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota. Our highly-skilled workforce embraces the seven cooperative principles and the values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.

East River offers an excellent compensation package which includes health insurance, a retirement pension plan, and 401K plan contribution.

To learn more about East River and apply for this position, please visit www.eastriver.coop/careers  nd complete your electronic profile. Questions regarding the position can be directed to hr@eastriver.coop or (605) 256-4536.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial review will begin January 12, 2018. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veteran

 

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