Employment Opportunities

Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. (MEA) is excited to announce new leadership positions in support of its role as a vertically-integrated generation, transmission, and distribution utility within Alaska’s Railbelt community. These positions will provide a high level of technical expertise and guidance as well as strong leadership for their respective departments. This is a wonderful opportunity to join our team of professionals as we grow our next generation of MEA employees.
MEA has three outstanding career opportunities available:

Senior Manager of Engineering
Responsibilities include oversight of the functional areas of distribution design, transmission line design, line construction, right-of-way matters and planning. Requires Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and PE.

Senior Manager of Operations
Responsibilities include oversight of the functional areas of line maintenance, clearing, mechanic shop/rolling stock, and building facilities.

Senior Manager of Technical Services
Responsibilities include oversight of the functional areas of substation design, substation construction, substation maintenance, metering, communications, relaying and SCADA. For this position MEA is seeking an individual with a background in system protection and project management experience. Requires Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and PE.

These positions will work at a senior manager level reporting to the Director of Power Delivery and require individuals who have excellent collaborative leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills. Qualified candidates must be self-directed and deadline driven with strong project management skills.
MEA is a progressive generation, transmission, and distribution member-owned cooperative, with a service area of over 4,300 square miles, serving over 60,000 members.
MEA offers a strong compensation package which includes exceptional benefits: medical, Rx, dental and vision insurance (low premiums and deductibles) with the option of a flexible spending account. MEA also provides a100% employer paid pension plan and an optional 401(k) with a 2% employer match. In addition to our generous benefits package, MEA offers 11.5 paid holidays. New employees accrue 22 days of annual leave their first year with increases every two years based on tenure.
These positions will report to MEA’s offices in Palmer, Alaska, nestled in the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Valley, surrounded by the majestic Chugach Mountain Range, just 45 miles from Anchorage.
Come join our dynamic, collaborative team where you will have an opportunity to contribute your expertise at one of the most desired employers in the Mat-Su Valley.
For a complete list of detailed job qualifications and to apply online, please visit MEA’s website at www.mea.coop. MEA is an EEO/M/F/D/V employer.

Job Opening: Utility Clerk
FLSA:   NON EXEMPT
Location: Anchorage, AK

Schedule: M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Travel: less than 10%

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc., a generation and distribution utility serving 59 communities in Alaska, is seeking an Utility Clerk in Anchorage, AK. This position operates and maintains the AMR & data interpretation systems; acquires load and related interval data in support of load research, billing transactions, line loss and related analysis; additional duties include maintaining the hardware, schedules, system errors, and programming of the AMR system as well as troubleshooting problems related to AMR system and other utility operations, reporting, and recording keeping; and preforms all other duties as required for the success of the department.

Key Areas for this positions include:

Metering (programming, tracking, testing, and troubleshooting)
AMR System
AMR Data Analysis
Outage Reporting
Power Plant Operator Reporting (logs)
Heat Recovery Reporting (logs)

Education Requirements:

Utility Clerk I           High School Diploma (or equivalent)

Utility Clerk II          High School Diploma plus minimum of 20 credit hours of electronic related field at a vocational/technical school or equivalent.

Utility Clerk III        High School Diploma (or equivalent) plus bachelor’s degree in engineering, IT, or related field.

Experience Requirements:  

Utility Clerk I           Six months of related work experience, pertaining to utilities, metering, data management or analysis.

Utility Clerk II          Two years of related work experience of similar complexity. Mastery in a minimum of three key job areas.

Utility Clerk III        Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a comparable position of similar complexity. Must be able to perform satisfactorily or demonstrate competency in all key areas of the position.  

Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to learn meter programming and related systems
  • Demonstrated ability to analytically reason and relate theoretical concepts to changing equipment & conditions
  • XML and schema experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Creative problem solver and collaborator
  • Accurate, honest, and able to adapt to changes
  • Records management
  • Skilled in use of Microsoft Office programs:  Excel, Word, and Outlook

AVEC provides a stellar benefit package and a competitive salary, salary is DOE. Standard pre-employment drug and alcohol screening as well as a background check are required.

Interested applicants must submit a completed application to applications@avec.org  or mail to:

Human Resources Department
Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc.
4831 Eagle St.
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

To download AVEC’s Employment Application click http://avec.org/about-us/#jobs

Wages: DOE

This position closes on Sept 29th, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

AVEC IS an EOE.

PURPOSE
This position manages the Association’s safety programs, monitors site safety compliance, performs safety inspections and ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local safety standards and regulations including emergency response actions. Acts as a resource to provide interpretation of established safety standards, evaluating working conditions for adherence to safety and health regulations. Develops and maintains a series of programs that reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths, and financial losses. Manages safety personnel and key staff to perform risk assessments and provides training to promote a culture of safety excellence. Plans, develops, and deploys the Association’s strategic Behavior Based Safety Culture initiatives. Develops and implements the Association’s health & safety training matrix to address training requirements for all employees. Interfaces with key stakeholders on internal and external safety concerns to develop effective, professional relationships. Implements and interprets Association’s policies, directs employees to work safely and provides oversight of contractors hired by the Association to ensure work is performed in compliance with terms of the contract.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
1. Develops and facilitates accident prevention and loss control programs which comply with regulatory requirements and accepted utility best practices, and which educate employees in applicable safety policies and practices to reduce the personal and financial costs associated with accidents and injuries.
2. Develops and maintains safety policies and procedures as well as the Association’s safety manual which comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations and accepted utility best practices. Works collaboratively across all departments to develop procedures and monitor health and safety issues.
3. Facilitates a safety culture in which employees strive for safety excellence.
4. Maintains knowledge of all current and proposed regulations relating to safety and loss control issues using various research methods as well as affiliations with professional societies or organizations. Interprets regulations, interfaces with appropriate agencies as required and provides guidance to all departments in compliance activities.
5. Supervises the daily activities of Safety Department employees. Communicates management directives and goals to employees. Strives to develop a high standard of morale and positive behavior among supervised employees. Evaluates, encourages, and coaches directly reporting employees. Develops and maintains an open line of communication with supervised employees which encourages suggestions and keeps employees informed regarding matters of the Association. Handles performance issues and recommends/implements disciplinary action for positions supervised as outlined in Association policies and collective bargaining agreements.
6. Participates in the interview and selection of job applicants for all positions supervised.
7. Assumes a leadership, support and facilitator’s role for the Safety Advisory Board and Joint Safety Committee.
8. Conducts routine inspections to assure that the Association’s facilities and work practices comply with applicable safety laws and regulations. Conducts safety inspections of field crews to ensure compliance with safety rules. Discusses observed discrepancies with appropriate supervisors to collaboratively determine recommended corrective action.
9. Responds to concerns of potentially unsafe conditions.
10. Maintains the Association’s emergency response and action plan. Maintains disaster supplies as required at each facility.
11. Coordinates with all departments to provide oversight and maintenance of the Association’s emergency response and action plans; responds to natural disasters, and coordinates Association activities with other utilities and local agencies including the Municipality of Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and other state and federal agencies.
12. Develops the annual Safety budget and tracks budgetary expenditures throughout the year.
13. Works with the Human Resources Department to investigate the Association’s Worker’s Compensation claims. Provide accurate information for worker’s compensation administration and record-keeping of claims to applicable departments.
14. Responsible for resolving safety complaints and working collaboratively with the executive management team in recommending remedial action to preserve the highest standards within the Association’s safety program. Tracks and provides follow up on reports of hazardous and unsafe conditions with the use of a safety action items log (SAIL). Assures investigations and resolution of reported violations of safety practices and regulations, and unsafe conditions of buildings, vehicles and equipment. Investigates employee accidents and recommends changes to the Association’s programs to prevent future accidents.
15. Oversees the annual safety training schedule to include mandatory training required by regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and other safety training as the need is identified. Maintains an annual safety training matrix summarizing this information and coordinates with all departments. Responsible for assuring all training provided meets regulatory and operational needs. Conducts safety meetings as required at all Association facilities.
16. Provides annual presentation on health and safety to the Board of Directors, executive management team and employees.
17. Acts as backup to the Security Manager as the Association liaison with outside organizations, such as the public safety and emergency preparedness organizations, fire departments, mutual aid societies, and rescue teams, to assure information exchange and mutual assistance.
18. Conducts or coordinates electrical safety awareness demonstrations for employee groups, schools, fire departments, etc., and for other community groups after-hours.

19. Review PPE requirements and make recommendations as to type and kind needed to provide the best protection for employees.
20. Promotes a safety culture in which safety is a value. This culture is based on joint and individual engagement, ownership, and accountability regarding job safety and responsibility to perform work safely and adhere to safe work practices.
21. Performs the essential functions of the position in a safe and efficient manner.
22. Integral member of the Association’s Emergency Response Team. Responsible for duties as outlined in the Association’s Emergency Response Plan.
23. Performs other duties as required or directed.
The above items are not intended to be all inclusive of the essential functions or requirements of this type of work as they are subject to change based on operating necessity. The employee will also perform other related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management personnel.

ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
• Qualified candidates are required to have:
– A bachelor’s degree in, safety, business administration or a related field, or may substitute directly related experience of at least ten (10) years with an electrical utility. Directly related utility experience should be in Operations, Dispatch, or Safety.
– A valid Alaska driver’s license (or ability to obtain as required under State of Alaska regulations) and a driving record, which is acceptable and insurable by the Association and the Association’s insurance carrier at standard group rates.
– Possess or be able to quickly obtain valid CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.
• Preference will be given to candidates with:
– Appropriate educational credentials and/or safety certifications.
– Prior experience which demonstrates successful supervisory and project management experience.
– A safety certification, which is recognized as an industry standard, i.e., Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

This position will close at Wednesday, September 27,2 017, 5:00 p.m. Visit MEA’s website for more information by clicking here.

Position Summary:

Maintain, support and optimize all local and wide area network infrastructures including corporate servers, associated software and communication links.  Troubleshoot network performance, analyze network traffic and provide capacity planning solutions and follow secure network protocols.

Principal Responsibilities, & Essential Functions

1.       Monitor and analyze network performance across the organizations LANs, WANs and wireless deployments.

2.       Ensure stable operation and efficient performance of a secure company network.

3.       Identify and remedy network performance bottlenecks.

4.       Configure and troubleshoot servers, firewalls, exchange email, printing resources, virtual SAN storage and their associated operating systems and software.

5.       Install and configure all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, hubs, UPS devices, user workstations and all associated operating systems.

6.       Install, inspect and maintain all network cabling, voice/data connectivity systems and their related network equipment.

7.       Ensure network and IP connectivity of all workstations, applications, servers and back-end office infrastructure.

8.       Maintain current network asset components inventory, software inventory, licensing, related documentation and technical specifications for all systems.

9.       Configure, maintain and troubleshoot remote office connectivity.

10.   Provide users with network technical support.

11.   Provide interface between network infrastructure and AS/400, AMI systems, Email systems and Intrusion Prevention systems.

12.   Install, maintain, troubleshoot and provide user assistance with IP telephony interfaces to network.

13.   Install, maintain, troubleshoot and provide user assistance with all remote technology devices and infrastructure used or implemented at the cooperative.

14.   Provide network administration of all workstations.  This involves setup of new user accounts, permissions settings and changes for both local and remote systems.

15.   Implement, maintain, troubleshoot and test all backup systems for LAN & WAN.

16.       Install, maintain and troubleshoot all network connected printers (both LAN and WAN) and provide user assistance with access.

 

Position Specifications:

 

Education:                   AA/Two Year Degree   Degree:  Computer Technology or related

Experience:                 5 years

 

Preferred Certification(s):      MCSE/CCNA

 

Areas of Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a broad range of information systems and platforms including WAN/LAN administration, system security, backup/recovery, and user support; Extensive experience with Windows Operating Systems, LAN & WAN, E-business knowledge; Extensive experience and knowledge of VMWARE systems, infrastructure and virtualization concepts; Working knowledge of PC applications, hardware, software and peripherals; Familiarity with AS400/Client Access systems; Experience researching, testing and presenting preliminary selections and adaptations of technological alternatives for cooperative software and processing needs.

 

Education Substitution: High School Diploma plus 10 years of directly related experience in of similar complexity can substitute for the AA/ Two Year Degree specification requirement.
Knowledge & Skills:

 

  • Excellent communication skills, must communicate clearly and accurately orally and in writing
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to establish trust and credibility internally and externally
  • Adapts to change quickly and easily
  • Professionalism and ability to adapt in diverse environment to maintain a positive work environment.
  • Creates opportunities or minimizes potential problems by anticipating an preparing for these in advance
  • Works to build a sense of common purpose across all work groups, avoiding a “we versus them” attitude
  • Knowledge of software, hardware and communications equipment.
  • Knowledge of network administration and maintenance
  • Ability to troubleshoot PC and user related problems.

Extensive knowledge of corporate Domain systems and environments, Active Directory structures, user account security protocols, security of file structures, DHCP, DNS, routing, switching, protocols, Ethernet standards, LAN, WAN, TCP/IP Stack, IP phone interfaces, SQL server, Exchange Server,

  • firewalls/intrusion prevention hardware and software and associated industry standards.
  • Knowledge of backup systems, tape, disk and cloud based.
  • Knowledge of Cisco and other routers.
  • Extensive knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite software.
  • Extensive knowledge of VMWARE systems, methodologies and procedures including VDI across LAN or WAN, EqualLogic storage systems and their management.
  • Knowledge of anti-virus software, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and other industry network security measures.
  • Extensive knowledge of all Microsoft Operating systems
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good planning, organizing, and prioritizing skills
  • High-degree of flexibility to meet multiple and changing priorities

 

Other:             At least 18 years of age

Available for overtime

Protection of confidential information

For more information, visit AVEC’s job site by clicking here.

POSITION PURPOSE: The Executive Director (ED) of the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, responsible for all business and operations of AEA. This position reports directly to the AEA Board of Directors and directs the operations of AEA through its management structure. The ED works closely with the Board as it sets Authority policies, goals, and objectives, and is responsible for the execution of Board directives through AEA’s management team. The ED communicates with the Governor, Commissioners of principal State departments, the Legislature, business community, and the general public.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Through AEA’s management team, implements the Authority’s mission, goals, strategies and policies as directed by the Board.  Works with the Board to establish long-range vision, strategies, goals, policies and plans; including leading the strategic planning process and working with the Board and stakeholders to implement the strategy to achieve that vision.  Advises the Board on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs, strategies and regulatory actions.  Oversee AEA’s owned assets and advise the Board on best uses of the leverage within those assets to attain future goals.  Oversight responsibility of the Authority’s rural energy programs, including energy system upgrades, loan programs, alternative/renewable energy, energy efficiency, and the Power Cost Equalization program.  Evaluates Authority programs in relation to AEA’s mission and Board approved goals and objectives, recommending modifications and proposing new programs.  Communicates regularly with the Board regarding the status of the Authority’s programs, operations and finances.
2 of 3 PCN: 08-0208
 Directs all financial operations of the Authority, providing timely analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends.  Makes decisions regarding issues facing the Authority.  Develops, implements and enforces organizational policies and procedures that will improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Authority.  Formulates practices that will result in effective and cost effective Authority operations.  Reviews and analyzes legislation, laws, regulations, and other public policies that may affect the Authority’s mission and programs and recommends changes when appropriate.  Develops and maintains professional/cooperative relationships with local, state and federal agencies; and Authority business partners.  Works with legislative or other government committees regarding policies, programs, and budgets.  Coordinates with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska on vital regulatory issues affecting energy utilities across Alaska.  Serves as the chief spokesperson promoting the Authority and its mission, goals and programs to communities throughout Alaska and to the public at large.

CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, goal setting, and establishing performance standards  Knowledge of effective operational approaches and management practices  Knowledge of principles and practices of public and private sector finance, economic analysis and negotiations as well as working with laws, regulations, and policies of various government agencies  Knowledge of project management  Knowledge of public sector budget preparation and administration  Knowledge of methods of procurement, contract negotiation and administration  Knowledge of project financing  Knowledge of Alaska rural communities and culture  Strong problem solving and decision making skills  Strong public speaking and presentation skills  Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing  Ability to build consensus and resolve issues  Ability to plan, organize, direct and coordinate  Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, and effectively negotiate  Understanding of legislative processes
3 of 3 PCN: 08-0208

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND POTENTIAL HAZARDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands or fingers; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

TECHNOLOGY, EQUIPMENT, SYSTEMS, AND TOOLS Position requires intermediate skills in spreadsheet and word processing software, and basic skills in database software, email and general office equipment.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a degree in business, economics, finance, public administration, law, or a related field, and a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience demonstrating executive management skills, leading an executive team. A master’s degree or other advanced degree in a related field is preferred. Experience communicating with the public, businesses, and governmental agencies required. Experience working with Legislative committees and other state agencies desirable.

SUPERVISION: This position supervises the AEA Executive Assistant, the Human Resources Manager, the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, and the Government Relations/Outreach/Efficiency Manager. Because the Chief Financial Officer and the Human Resources Director also provide services to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) through a cooperative service agreement with AEA, the ED of AEA coordinates with the ED of AIDEA on priorities, schedule, and annual reviews for these two individuals. All PCNs and reporting structures are subject to change.

The application period for this position is open until filled. For more information, visit AEA’s website by clicking here.

This position is responsible for assisting the Procurement and Warehouse Manager in performing the purchasing activities of the Association.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
1. Assists in the purchasing and procurement of equipment, materials, and supplies used in the operation of the Association in compliance with established policies and procedures.
2. Obtains and evaluates quotations for furnishing office equipment, computers, safety supplies, software, building materials, heavy equipment rental, construction tools, minor repairs, printing services, automotive parts, and other supplies. Makes decisions based upon available information regarding requirement of end user, price, and availability. Prepares purchase orders and local purchase orders for Procurement and Warehouse Manager’s review and approval prior to purchasing.
3. Provides general office support in the Procurement and Warehouse Department such as typing, data entry, filing, handling of the phones, etc.
4. Compiles and organizes data on major materials and equipment purchases to be evaluated by the Procurement and Warehouse Manager.
5. Resolves problems regarding expediting purchases.
6. Maintains all files and records in the Procurement and Warehouse Department. Maintains and coordinates information and records between the Procurement and Warehouse Manager, suppliers, and other departments within the Association. Routes invoices to accounts payable on a weekly basis.
7. Routinely researches status of delinquent orders with vendors and suppliers.
8. Maintains good business relationships with all assigned vendors.
9. Special projects and assistance to others within department, as needed.
10. Promotes a safety culture in which safety is a value. This culture is based on joint and individual engagement, ownership, and accountability regarding job safety and responsibility to perform work safely and adhere to safe work practices.
11. Performs the essential functions of the position in a safe and efficient manner.
The above items are not intended to be all inclusive of the essential functions or requirements of this type of work as they are subject to change based on operating necessity. The employee will also perform other related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management personnel.
ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
• Qualified candidates are required to have a high school diploma, or equivalent, and two (2) years of directly related work experience in the purchasing or warehouse field.
• Preference will be given to those candidates with an educational emphasis in the business area.
• Preference will also be given to those candidates whose prior experience includes public contact.
• Qualified candidates must have a valid Alaska driver’s license (or ability to obtain as required under State of Alaska regulations) and a driving record, which is acceptable and insurable by the Association and the Association’s insurance carrier at standard group rates.
NOTE: The Association will consider, in its sole discretion, relevant work experience in lieu of required education qualifications or other required certifications or qualifications.

Hourly wages is Union Scale, at $17.60 per hour.

The application period for this position is open until filled. For more information about this and other opportunities at MEA, click here.

Copper Valley Electric Association (Glennallen, Alaska) is accepting applications for the position of Journeyman Lineman in the Valdez District.

Requirements
 Area domicile in Valdez, Alaska
 Must possess an Alaska Certificate of Fitness, or obtain within 45 days of reporting for duty
 Must possess a Class A CDL and a safe driving record, or obtain the CDL within 15 days of reporting for duty
 Must have a current First Aid/CPR certification as well as be updated on federal annual training requirements
 Physical examination, including required drug and alcohol screening, which releases the successful applicant to perform the essential functions of the Journeyman Lineman position

The Journeyman Lineman will report to the Valdez Line Foreman. As with all positions at CVEA, there will be a six-month probationary period for the successful applicant. CVEA offers competitive compensation in accordance with the IBEW Local 1547 contract and an excellent comprehensive benefit program.

A detailed application packet is available at CVEA.org > About Us > Careers. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. CVEA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Please contact Nancy Heidelberg, Executive Assistant, at 907-822-8342, fax 907-822-5586, or e-mail jobs@cvea.org with questions

SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE POSITION
Rate of Pay: Depends on Experience
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION: This is a full time position. Occasional overtime may be required and this position may also involve weekend work or performance of duties before or after normal business hours.
DUTIES: This position will be responsible for the daily operation of the customer service front desk. Duties include answering a multi-line phone system, taking customer payments and answering customer inquiries. Prepares reports, maintains updates on consumer account records daily and processes new applications for service and cooperative membership. Is the primary point of contact between customers, office staff, plant operators and the line crew. Performs other administrative support duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Qualifications and rate of pay will be determined by evaluating experience and education. Qualifications requirements include:
 Ability to provide clerical services.
 Effective communication skills.
 Knowledge of computers and common office software.
 Experience providing customer service.
 Ability to type 40 words per minute.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
 Completion of High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
 Favorable suitability of standard pre-employment background check prior to employment.
 Valid Drivers License required.
BENEFITS: Working for Naknek Electric Association offers a comprehensive benefits package that may be made available after a favorable standard employee evaluation six (6) months after date of hire.
HOW TO APPLY:
 Letter of Interest
 Resume
 Two (2) professional or personal references
 Company Job Application
Completed application packages should be submitted to DKing@NEA.Coop and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. Incomplete applications may result in no consideration.

Headquarters:  Anchorage, AK

FLSA:         Non Exempt

Travel:       >90% within Rural Alaska

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a Maintenance Technician – Construction.

OBJECTIVES

To organize and direct construction work on site required to serve member villages with electrical energy through a diesel generation and distribution system.

  1. To assist Maintenance Technician II on site required for O & M projects to serve member villages with electrical energy through a diesel generation and distribution system.
  2. To instruct power plant operators during the operations and maintenance period in use of equipment, methods and safe practices involved in construction.
  3. To correct operational problems and perform maintenance and repair on the distribution system and power plants.
  4. To maintain good relations with the village council and member-owners and build their understanding and confidence in AVEC’s program.

AVEC provides a stellar benefit package and a competitive salary, salary is DOE. Standard pre-employment drug and alcohol screening as well as a background check are required.

Interested applicants must submit a completed application to applications@avec.org  or mail to:

Human Resources Department

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc.

4831 Eagle St. Anchorage, Alaska 99503

This position is open until filled.

AVEC IS an EOE.

Headquarters:  Anchorage, AK

FLSA:         Non Exempt

Travel:       >90% within Rural Alaska

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a Maintenance Technician – Electrician.

OBJECTIVES

To organize and direct construction work on site required to serve member villages with electrical energy through a diesel generation and distribution system.

  1. To assist Maintenance Technician II on site required for O & M projects to serve member villages with electrical energy through a diesel generation and distribution system.
  2. To instruct power plant operators during the operations and maintenance period in use of equipment, methods and safe practices involved in construction.
  3. To correct operational problems and perform maintenance and repair on the distribution system and power plants.
  4. To maintain good relations with the village council and member-owners and build their understanding and confidence in AVEC’s program.

AVEC provides a stellar benefit package and a competitive salary, salary is DOE. Standard pre-employment drug and alcohol screening as well as a background check are required.

Interested applicants must submit a completed application to applications@avec.org  or mail to:

Human Resources Department

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc.

4831 Eagle St. Anchorage, Alaska 99503

This position is open until filled.

AVEC IS an EOE.

Lineman I

Headquarters:  Anchorage, AK

FLSA:         Non Exempt

Travel:       >90% within Rural Alaska

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a Lineman (Apprentice – Journeyman Level).

OBJECTIVES

To organize and direct construction work on site required to serve member villages with electrical energy through a diesel generation and distribution system.

  1. To instruct villagers during the construction period in use of equipment, methods and safe practices involved in construction.
  2. To correct operational problems and perform maintenance and repair on the distribution system and power plants.
  3. To maintain good relations with the village council and member-owners and build their understanding and confidence in AVEC’s value, mission and goals.

Principal Tasks and Duties

  1. Receives plans and work assignments from the Line Superintendent, checks that materials are on site, and on equipment availability, prior to departure for site.
  2. Checks that necessary materials, supplies and equipment are available on site, takes action to meet needs.
  3. Installs and retires power distribution systems (de-energized only). No work performed on energized systems.
  4. Corrects operational problems and performs preventive maintenance and repair on distribution systems and diesel plants (if possible) while on construction projects or as assigned.
  5. Instructs workers on proper use of all equipment, material, handling of cable, and of safe work practices.
  6. Prepares necessary trip reports on assigned projects and other general reports as necessary.
  7. Works in a safe manner and insures the property of others or other Cooperative equipment is not damaged.
  8. Complies with all aspects of the OSHA (Occupational Safety Health Standards).
  9. Makes every effort to avoid any environmental damage, oil spills or similar mishaps and take prompt containment and cleanup action if mishaps come to their attention.
  10. Intermittent requirement to supervise village helpers.
  11. Employee must be insurable by the Cooperative insurance company at standard insurance rates, the individual must maintain a driving record during all periods of employment which permits insurability at standard insurance rates, and the individual must be willing to consent to release of information regarding his/her driving record on an annual basis.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education Requirement(s): High School Diploma (or equivalent)

AVEC provides a stellar benefit package and a competitive salary, salary is DOE. Standard pre-employment drug and alcohol screening, background check as well as a post-offer physical are required.

Interested applicants must submit a completed application to applications@avec.org  or mail to:

Human Resources Department
Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc.
4831 Eagle St.
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Naknek Electric Association Inc. is currently accepting applications for a Journeyman Lineman position. This full time union position requires the performance and responsibilities required of a Journeyman Lineman. The position is governed by the terms of the agreement between NEA and IBEW Local 1547. The rate of pay will be in accordance with that agreement. The position includes an excellent benefit package.

Requirements include but are not limited to: Experience working on energized overhead and underground construction, operation and maintenance in transmission, substation and distribution systems. Applicants must have or be able to obtain a valid Alaska CDL driver’s license, provide and maintain an insurable driving record and have a current First Aid/CPR certification. Applicants must be a high school graduate or have a GED. Applicants must have completed an apprentice lineman program and have a current Journeyman Lineman card. Applicants must be available for emergency call outs and overtime as required.

Naknek Electric Association is located in the Southwest region of Alaska which is home to the largest commercial wild sockeye salmon fishery in the world and unparalleled sports fishing and hunting. Our surrounding landscape is known for its abundant fish and wildlife, including salmon, bear, moose, caribou, walrus and whales. The Bristol Bay region has a rich rural history and culture, and also host five national parks and wildlife refuges and several designated wilderness areas.

Application packets may be emailed or faxed upon request and can also be picked up at the NEA office in Naknek, Alaska.  To request an application packet or for further information please call: Dianne King , General Manager at  907-246-4261.

This position will install, replace, repair and maintain all relay and metering devices and accessories, maintain all substation relays, meters and controls, repair and maintain all special instruments and repair and maintain such other devices as may be designated by the Association to measure or regulate power use. The hourly wage is Union Scale – $46.54 per hour.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

  1. Testing, repairing, and rebuilding of transformers, oil circuit reclosures, sectionalizers, voltage regulators, and other electrical apparatus.
  2. Regularly scheduled maintenance in the field, such as load tap changers, may be performed.
  3. Assists in the repair and installation of all substation equipment.
  4. Inspects all substation equipment for possible problems and reports findings accordingly.
  5. Assists in other related work such as monthly substation reads and SCADA work.
  6. Assists with various activities connected with the Association’s hazardous waste management program.
  7. Performs snow removal functions as required.
  8. May operate equipment in substations as required to accomplish maintenance and construction work on substation metering and relay equipment.
  9. Removes, installs, tests, calibrates, cleans, and repairs protective relays and metering equipment in field or in shop.
  10. May be assigned to do inventory work for the Association.
  11. Promotes a safety culture in which safety is a value. This culture is based on joint and individual engagement, ownership, and accountability regarding job safety and responsibility to perform work safely and adhere to safe work practices.
  12. Performs the essential functions of the position in a safe and efficient manner.

 

The above items are not intended to be all inclusive of the essential functions or requirements of this type of work as they are subject to change based on operating necessity.  The employee will also perform other related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management personnel.

 

ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Qualified candidates are required to have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology.
  • Requirements also include three or more years’ experience directly related to power metering repair or testing, or two years of relay experience with emphasis on substation over current and fault current relays of 138 kV to 12.4 kV.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed some coursework in the following areas:
  • relaying
  • switching
  • power metering
  • substation operation
  • digital communications
  • electrical distribution and transmission
  • Preference will also be given to those candidates with experience in the construction and maintenance of RUS-related distribution systems.
  • Candidates must provide verification of OSHA CFR 1910.269 training within the past year (if the selected applicant does not have this training, or cannot provide this documentation, the Association may make training materials available to the selected applicant).
  • Qualified candidates must have a valid Alaska driver’s license (or ability to obtain as required under State of Alaska regulations) and a driving record, which is acceptable and insurable by the Association and the Association’s insurance carrier at standard group rates.
  • The successful candidate must possess (or be able to obtain within 60 days) a valid first aid card and a valid CPR card.

The application period for this position is open until filled. For more information about this and other career opportunities at MEA, visit their career page by clicking here.

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc., a generation and distribution utility serving 57 villages in Alaska, is seeking Lead Diesel Mechanic for its Bethel, Alaska plant. This position requires experience maintaining diesel engines and associated equipment, including overhauling, troubleshooting, tear down and rebuilding of the engines. This position will also act as a Lead and resource for Plant Operators and Mechanics at the Bethel plant. Qualified applicants must have knowledge and experience with circulating pumps and other mount driven equipment, as well as working understating of electrical and power generating systems. Some welding and fabricating knowledge is preferred, but not required.

Must be able to lift, wrench, and manipulate parts, equipment and tools both mechanical and stationary. Current generation system at this location includes six (6) 16-645 EMD engines with heat recovery systems.

Must be able to work flexible hours, shift work as needed, and on call.

Education Requirements: High School Diploma (or equivalent)

Experience Requirements:  

5-7 years of similar experience and complexity

AVEC provides a stellar benefit package and a competitive salary, salary is DOE. Standard pre-employment drug and alcohol screening as well as a background check are required.  Interested applicants must submit a completed application to applications@avec.org  or mail to:

Human Resources Department
Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc.
4831 Eagle St.
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

 

 

Interested applicants must submit a completed application to applications@avec.org  or mail to: Human Resources Department Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc. 4831 Eagle St. Anchorage, Alaska 99503

To download AVEC’s Employment Application click HERE.

Wages: DOE

This position is open until filled.

AVEC IS an EOE.

Step into an instrumental role in providing engineering services for Alaska’s second largest electric cooperative, Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. (MEA).  MEA is a progressive generation, transmission and distribution member-owned cooperative, with a service area of over 4,200 square miles, serving over 60,000 members.

MEA is currently recruiting for a Senior Electrical Engineer and District Engineer.  These positions are responsible for directing a wide variety of engineering services required to improve and maintain the Association’s electrical transmission and distribution system and requires individuals who have excellent collaborate leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills.  Qualified candidates must be self-directed with strong project management and analytical skills.

MEA offers a strong compensation package which includes exceptional benefits (medical, Rx, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account, employer-paid defined benefit plan, 401(k) with employer match, paid holidays, and paid time off increasing with tenure).

For a complete list of detailed job qualifications and to apply online, please visit MEA’s website at www.mea.coop.  MEA is an EEO/M/F/D/V employer.

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Customer Service/Utility Billing Representative. Educational and experience requirements include a High School Diploma, or equivalent, plus 1 – 3 years of experience in Accounts Receivable, Customer Service, and/or Utility Billing processing. Excellent communication and customer service skills, ability to process and understand accounts receivable and billing processes and functions. Excellent skills using complete Microsoft Office Suite is also required. Primary functions of this job include answering high volume multi-line phone system, taking customer payments, answering customer inquiries, performing monthly billing processes, maintaining and updating consumer account records, processing of new applications for service and membership, and assists with all other necessary functions to support the success of the department. Starting wage is DOE. AVEC offers a stellar benefits package. Standard pre-employment background check and drug & alcohol screenings are also required. Interested candidates must submit a completed company application is required and may be submitted to applications@avec.org or mailed to:
Human Resources Department
Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc.
4831 Eagle St.
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Applications may be downloaded from www.avec.org . Resumes submitted without a completed application will not be considered. Open until filled. EOE
This position will design electrical power generation and distribution facilities for isolated utility power systems in rural Alaskan communities, produce design drawings, specifications and procurement documents and provide technical support for facility construction and maintenance.

Essential Functions

A. ENGINEER
1. Develop engineering calculations, design drawings and project specifications for utility construction and maintenance projects
2. Design diesel engine generator installations to operate under minimal supervision with automated and non-automated switchgear to provide continuous utility power
3. Develop supervisory control and data acquisition systems and communication systems to automate plant processes and provide remote monitoring
4. Analyze power distribution and generation systems for capacity, load balance, system protection coordination and arc flash analysis
5. Integrate multiple generators, and ancillary equipment, including distributed renewable generation facilities to operate on small isolated grids, maximizing generating efficiency and maintaining power quality.
6. Design overhead and underground power distribution facilities
7. Maintain accurate system drawings and engineering records
8. Provide technical and project support for construction and maintenance of Cooperative facilities
9. Inspect and test completed installations and certify functionality and compliance with design standards.
10. Take on-call responsibility when assigned in rotation with other engineers and managers to receive and handle emergency and trouble calls after hours as forwarded from the answering service.
11. Complete tasks and provide support as directed by the Manager of Engineering.
ADDITIONAL ESSENTIAL FUNCATIONS:
1. Clearly and concisely communicate using the English language, through the use of drawings, written words and speaking.
2. Provide accurate technical calculations and reasoned design of mechanical and electrical facilities
3. Attend meetings and correspond with AVEC staff, AVEC members, vendors and contractors.
4. Provide organized, self-motivated work progress, prioritizing efforts for the greatest benefit to the Cooperative.
5. Demonstrate general knowledge of AVEC’s operations, policies, tariff, products and services.
6. Answer and handle calls directed to you through the call center.
7. Preserve confidentiality of cooperative issues when relating to employees, members and general public.
8. Thoroughly understand the work to be done and understand and adhere to ethical design and construction practices.
9. Travel to work locations in remote Alaskan communities to design, inspect and test power generation and distribution facilities.
An employee in the Engineering department may be required to perform any other reasonable duties assigned in order to fulfill the objectives of the cooperative.

Position Specifications

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field from ABET accredited college program.

Experience: A minimum of four years of relevant experience in electrical engineering.

Certification: Professional Electrical Engineering License to practice in the State of Alaska or licensure in another State with ability to obtain Alaska license within 6 months.

The application period for this position is open until filled. For more information, visit AVEC’s jobs page by clicking here.

The General Manager is responsible for the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of MKEC’s electrical power generation and distribution systems and bulk fuel tank farms in Chuathbaluk, Crooked Creek, Red Devil, Sleetmute and Stony River. For more information, call (907) 524-3361 or email ernie@raventechservices.com.