Employment Opportunities

The City of Seward is seeking applications from interested persons for the position described below. All applicants should deliver a cover letter, application for employment, and current resume to the Personnel Office at 410 Adams Street, Seward, Alaska 99664.

OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR:
This is a regular, full-time position with starting pay at $28.93/hour (R20.5). This position assists the Utility Manager with the operations of the electric department to include, but not limited to, performing planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling the activities of the electric department in accordance with established regulations, policies, plans, budgets and objectives.

Qualifications/Requirements
Skills in basic electrical engineering, project management, operation of power systems and utility construction techniques. Knowledge of electrical codes and standards. Experience in field engineering and inspection of electric utility construction. Capable of understanding engineering drawings, interpreting standard specifications and basic engineering manuals and performing basic surveys and staking.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans, assigns and directs work of the electric utility line crew and inspects work accomplished by contractors or City crews.
Ensures emergency stand-by generators are operational at all times.
Assists the Utility Manager with the following duties:
• developing plans and budgets and managing projects for the Electric Department which will accomplish the objectives and mission of the Electric Department and provide a means of measuring progress and results;
• providing a periodic evaluation of the utility system with the Utility Manager to make recommendations for necessary maintenance and replacement, including compliance with the National Electric Safety Code;
• developing operating procedures and utilizing equipment and technology that will improve productivity, customer service, safety and employee morale;
• coordinating the correction of voltage, power factor, and load factor problems;
• analyzing outage reports on a regular basis to identify service reliability problems and develop and recommend methods of improving service reliability;
• keeping informed of new technology and product development as it relates to the operation and maintenance of the City’s electric distribution system and Electric Department.
Is the primary “Load Dispatcher” during emergencies.

Promotes positive customer relations by overseeing the department’s responsibilities toward the
public.

Manages and otherwise directs as delegated by the Utility Manager, the activities of the Electric
Department by being available for questions and giving information to other department’s
employees to insure a comfortable, knowledgeable, and confident working department.

Attends meetings, special courses and seminars to facilitate training, keep informed and stay
abreast with current industry trends. This may require occasional travel from the area.

Participates in general staff meetings, strategic planning, and other internal meetings as directed.

Addresses customer problems or complaints through field visits to the site and investigation of
circumstance and load history studies. Recommend or initiate corrective action as required.

Summarizes and analyses personnel and property damage reports and recommends remedial
action for improvement of loss prevention.

Communicates right-of-way clearing needs for the distribution and transmission system.

Must have the ability to organize work and files, and to work independently.

Recommends long-range and short-term equipment requirements in areas of distribution line
construction and maintenance. And have them ready for the start of budget process.

Maintains a system of records, reports and statistical charts and data of pole inspections, work
productivity, safety and training thus utilizing that information for planning of improvement in
operating practices.

Plans and recommends system improvements and new capital projects for the following budget
cycle. Prioritizes known system improvements and new capital projects.

Assists the Utility Manager with investigations of employee accidents and prepares reports of
personnel injuries, accidents and possible property damage claims.

Continues to train and/or research new technologies to improve the electric system and
infrastructure

Assists the Utility Manager with studies and reviews accident reports and determines remedial
or preventative actions.

Performs other administrative and engineering functions as assigned.
Serves as the acting Utility Manager in their absence

Successful applicants must pass a background investigation and drug testing. Preference may be given to current City employees. A complete job description and employment application can be obtained from the City of Seward Personnel Office, 410 Adams Street, (907) 224-4074 or by emailing tfoster@cityofseward.net.

The City of Seward is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

PURPOSE

This position will perform a variety of tasks necessary to clear and maintain right-of-ways by removal of brush and trees located within or outside the Association’s right-of-ways.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

  1. Operates chainsaws and other manual cutting equipment to remove brush and trees in existing and new right-of-way easements.
  2. Climbs, rigs, and cuts trees which represent a hazard to the utility’s facilities.
  3. Operates equipment such as 4 x 4 vehicle and winch, chipper, dump truck, semi-truck, bucket truck, brush machine, snow machine, 4-wheeler, aerial saw, snow removal equipment and other tools and equipment associated with tree removal in a safe manner.
  4. Performs routine maintenance to Association equipment and facilities to keep them safe and in good repair.
  5. Keeps accurate and legible records on tree removal as required.
  6. Inspects right-of-way for initial clearing, reclearing, hazard tree removal, power line repairs, and potential problems. Inspects contractor’s work when requested by supervisor.  Assures compliance with the Association’s right-of-way standards.
  7. Part of the oil spill response team.
  8. Fill in for Clearing Working Foreman when needed.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  • A minimum of four (4) years professional work experience directly related to the removal of vegetation in electric utility line right-of-ways.
  • A valid Alaska driver’s license (or ability to obtain as required under State of Alaska regulations), a current Class A CDL, a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) and a driving record, which is acceptable and insurable by the Association and the Association’s insurance carrier at standard group rates. An annual consent for release of one’s driving records is also required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with:
  • A professional background in the operation of chippers, dump trucks, small dozers, tree topping, tree rigging, and hazardous tree removal.

 

NOTE:  The Association will consider, in its sole discretion, relevant work experience in lieu of required education qualifications or other required certifications or qualifications.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Support a culture of safety excellence through active involvement in safety improvement and promote a sense of shared responsibility for safety.
  • Respond to power outages as needed, without any prior notice. Requires being available by telephone.  May be called upon to assist with answering outage phone calls during major outages.
  • Meet and deal effectively with a wide variety of people, including the ability to work effectively with Association customers and respect their property and wishes.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Work effectively and efficiently independently or within a team setting.
  • Use chainsaws, clipping, and sawing hand tools or other similar machines.
  • Rig, rope, climb, and directionally fall trees.
  • Familiar with the operation of a wide variety of equipment and hand tools (chainsaws, clippers and saws, etc.) necessary to perform clearing tasks. Knowledge includes use and operation of earth moving equipment.
  • Skilled in effective and professional verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to facilitate cooperation between work groups and work functionally across all levels of the organization.
  • Analyze processes for efficiency and make recommendations for improvements.

The application period for this position will close on November 16, at 5 p.m. For more information, visit MEA’s careers page by clicking here.

Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) is recruiting for a Project Maintenance & Operations Foreman to join its team.  Salary & excellent benefits provided in accordance with the IBEW Local 1547 Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The base location for this position is the Tyee Hydroelectric Facility located approximately 40 miles southeast of Wrangell, Alaska.  Working Foreman will lead the operations & maintenance crew in the safe performance of duties associated with Tyee generation facilities, power lines, switchyards & substation.   This position open until filled.

For a full job description, required qualifications & application, please visit SEAPA’s Career Opportunities page at https://seapahydro.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Position: OPERATIONS ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

Pay Range: $105,466 to $139,010

FLSA Classification: exempt (salaried) Status: Permanent/Full-time
Accepting Applications: Open until 9/30/2017 or until filled
Basic Function: Assists the Operations Superintendent to provide supervision to a three-man natural gas crew, three-man lineman crew, and three-man garage mechanic crew, working primarily with each crew’s foreman, as well as seasonal student hires, to ensure safe and reliable Electric Distribution and Natural Gas distribution and Garage services.
Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the Operations Superintendent.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This position is distinct from the Operations Superintendent by the scope and breadth of management responsibilities, in that the Operations Superintendent manages the entire Electric Distribution, Natural Gas Distribution, and Garage divisions.

Major Job Elements:
 Provide technical support and leadership to crews to maximize safety, quality, and productivity within budget
 Schedule and supervise all crew activities
 Ensure safety practices are observed by all crews during their work
 Assist the foremen in identifying changes to the scope of work and documenting change orders
 Monitor quality of daily work and ensure construction/installations meets safety, agreed upon specifications, and industry standards
 Ensure the accuracy of information submitted by foremen (timecards, work orders, materials, etc.)
 Provide documentation, reports, and information to supervisor as directed
 Interface with the public to evaluate construction requests and provide quotes for work requests

See job description for full list of duties
Requirements & Qualifications:
 Thorough working knowledge of the work the crews are responsible to cover which includes, but is not limited to, the equipment and materials used to complete the work, sequencing of the work, potential safety hazards, and appropriate controls for each division (electric distribution, natural gas distribution and construction, mechanics for heavy equipment and pickups)Experience in installation and replacement of natural gas distribution lines, trenching, excavation, and confined spaces.
 Supervisory work experience of at least three (3) years in electric or natural gas distribution
 Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with members, consultants, supervisors, and other officials of government and private agencies, both verbally and in writing
 Ability to manage schedules, personalities and workflow of the project(s) while working with changing schedules and deadlines
 Able to smell natural gas
 High school diploma or equivalent
 Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record
 Intermediate computer skills
 Telephone service for emergency contact and response
 Subject to DOT prehire and random drug screening, OSHA prehire hearing, and physical exam
Preferred:
 Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of organization and management related to the electrical and natural gas utilities.
 Extensive knowledge of various federal and state regulations that apply to safety and operation of the electric or natural gas utilities such as Rural Utility Service (RUS) standards, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) code, and Plumbing code.
Work environment
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 Occasionally works in outside weather conditions including extreme cold
 Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in high precarious places, and is occasionally exposed to heat, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
 The noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet, while the field work environment may be moderate to loud.
Physical Demands
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.
 Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
 Constantly is required to stand, walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls.
 Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
 Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
 Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
 Ability to work more than 40 hours in a given week including weekend assignments as required.
Duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. Omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action BUECI does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability and genetic information (including family medical history). BUECI provides equal pay for equal work.
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BUECI is in our 54th year! We provide electric production and distribution, natural gas distribution, water production and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment. We also provide a free service to the community: grave-digging.

BUECI offers career advancement, competitive wages, and an excellent benefit package including health and life insurance (Meritain), 401(k) and Retirement Security Plan with NRECA.
To apply: Submit a Resume and completed Employment Application to the Central Office, Billing Department. Applications are available online at bueci.org and in the Central Office, Billing Department at 1295 Agvik Street, Barrow, Alaska.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.