Employment Opportunities

Join a team where you make a real impact at your job and in your community!
Six-figure salary where you keep what you earn.
Housing, vehicle, full benefits, relocation, and more.

Have an adventurous spirit and want a once in a lifetime opportunity?
Learn about our Gas Operations Superintendent opening in Barrow, AK.

Working for Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative Inc. (BUECI), a multi-utility cooperative, you will be an integral part of our company that provides electric, natural gas, water, and sewage collection and treatment services to the city of Utqiagvik/Barrow. BUECI, incorporated in 1964, is a community-driven cooperative owned by 1,200+ members. Learn more about us at www.bueci.org.

We are proud to offer:
• Base salary – $132,410-$202,255 based upon experience
• Relocation assistance
• Medical, dental, vision, and short-term disability insurance – 100% coverage for employee, spouse, and dependents
• 401K with 6% voluntary employer contribution
• NRECA pension plan – 100% employer paid
• Subsidized, affordable housing
• Company truck
• Travel benefit paid out three times per year
• Paid time off – 37 days 1st year, 42 days 2nd year, 47 days 3rd year
• Paid leave for bereavement, voting, and jury duty
• Excellent training

In this full-time, senior management position as Natural Gas Operations Superintendent, you will be responsible for the management of 7 employees and the oversight of the functional areas of natural gas pipe maintenance and fleet management. To view the complete job description, click here: http://www.bueci.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Distribution.Natural-Gas-and-Fleet-Superintendent-Job-Description-Rev-9.27.2018.pdf
Areas of responsibility include:
• Operations & maintenance for natural gas distribution
• Fleet management
• Personnel supervision
• Technology and security
• Metering management
• Planning and reporting
• Mapping
• Inventory control
• Education and training
• Regulatory compliance
2 Job Vacancy Announcement: Nat Gas Operations Superintendent Rev.09.27.2018

Minimum qualifications include:
• Bachelor’s Degree: Natural Gas or management background preferred
• 7+ years’ related experience: management of natural gas utility distribution systems
• Understanding of natural gas principles, concepts, construction specifications, and other
appropriate codes, statutes, and utility tariffs
• Working knowledge of current federal, state, and local laws as they relate to natural gas
distribution
• Experience in natural gas construction and maintenance techniques
• Experience in managing, leading and training staff
• Experience managing in a multicultural workplace
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Must relocate and live in Barrow, AK full-time
For immediate consideration, please email your resume and cover letter no later than
November 6th. For questions, please call 800-797-7355.
BUECI IS AN EEO/M/F/D/V EMPLOYER
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ABOUT BUECI
BUECI is in our 54th year! We provide electric production and distribution, natural gas distribution,
water production and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment.
• The natural gas distribution system is comprised of approximately 1,400 meters. We do not
operate transmission lines or the local gas field.
• Natural gas distribution represents about 8% of the revenue of the Cooperative.
• The garage is responsible for maintaining all the vehicles and equipment for the Cooperative
including 31 vehicles which have been converted to CNG, and about 30 pieces of equipment.

Come join our dynamic, collaborative, member-owned cooperative

Visit MEA’s website at www.mea.coop for additional details

and to apply for current MEA job openings

Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. (MEA) is currently recruiting for a Design Engineer I.  This position is responsible for providing the design engineering services required to improve, expand and maintain the Association’s electrical distribution system.

Qualified candidates must have exemplary communication skills, support a culture of safety excellence, be a problem solver and utilize interpersonal and organizational skills.  The successful candidate will embody and promote MEA’s Core Values to include promoting safe work practices, integrity, teamwork, communication, and continuous improvement.

MEA is a progressive generation, transmission, and distribution member-owned cooperative, with a service area of over 4,300 square miles, serving over 50,000 members.

MEA offers a competitive compensation package which includes exceptional benefits.  These benefits include: medical, Rx, dental and vision insurance (low premiums and deductibles), an optional health and dependent care flexible spending account, long-term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance and life insurance.  MEA also provides two pension plans: a 100% employer paid Defined Benefit pension plan, and an optional 401(k) Defined Contribution pension plan with a 2% employer match.  In addition to the generous benefit package, MEA offers a PTO plan that accrues per length of service (22 days accrued after the first year, up to 30 days accrued after 8 years of service), and 11.5 paid holidays.

This position 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.

Headquarters:  Anchorage, AK

FLSA:         Non Exempt

Travel:       >90% within Rural Alaska

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

Specialty: Generation

OBJECTIVES

This position will organize, assist, direct and perform construction work on-site required to serve member villages with electrical energy through a diesel generation and distribution system.

Principal Tasks and Duties

  1. Performs duties and assigned tasks at the direction of the Operations Manager.
  2. The incumbent will perform complex maintenance skills in major overhauls and repairs, replacement of parts, assemblies and preventative maintenance, such as dismantling, examining and replacing defective parts as necessary, fabricate or improvise temporary replacement.
  3. Instruct AVEC Plant Operators in the proper operation and maintenance procedures of electrical power plans and power distribution systems, including necessary forms required for information and upkeep of a power plant and safety rules.
  4. Repair and perform necessary corrective and preventive maintenance to the power plant building, fuel tank farm and distribution systems.
  5. Be capable of general familiarity and perform elementary repairs to electrical distribution systems. Take on more complex tasks on distribution systems as knowledge and experience is improved.
  6. Perform inspections, maintenance and major modifications, handle complex troubleshooting and repair situations and perform complete major overhauls without outside assistance involving diesel engines from 25 to 1,000 hp and regulated generators from 15 to 750 KW.
  7. Bench check repairable components and subassemblies. Determine the extent of repair/rebuild and accomplish the same.  Inspect completed or “in progress” work to assure compliance with standard procedures and technical publications.  Direct, supervise and inspect work of Maintenance Technicians I apprentice who may be assigned to assist in overhaul of component assemblies.
  8. May be required to assist in construction and engineering projects.
  9. Will repair on/off road mobile equipment used in support of AVEC’s projects.
  10. The incumbent is required to complete all required forms, reports and other necessary paperwork in a timely manner as directed.
  11. Must safeguard, protect and assure the proper use of all AVEC funds and/or property, including monies received of members for transportation to the central office, travel requests, purchase order books, tools and materials.
  12. Must employ sound judgment in selecting modes of transportation and weigh carefully all costs before using charter service.
  13. Must be reliable, dependable and fully cable of working independently on complex assignments and supervise other employees after a short indoctrination to the system.
  14. Assists in the inspection of village systems and is alert and reports safety hazards to the Utility Board, Plant Operator or AVEC staff and corrects as soon as possible.
  15. Particularly alert to avoid any environmental damage, oil spills or similar mishaps.
  16. The incumbent works in a safe manner and insures the property of others or the Cooperative is not damaged.
  17. Complies with, and insures others comply with, all aspects of the OSHA for work performed.
  18. The incumbent may be required to take a written and/or oral test to establish the level of job knowledge prior to upgrading.
  19. 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.
  20. The incumbent will perform other duties and special assignments as required.
  21. Other duties as assigned.

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

Experience Requirement(s): 1+ years of Diesel and Electrical experience (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

To download AVEC’s Employment Application click HERE.

Closing Date: This position is open until filled

Wage: DOE

Other:     At least 18 years of age

AVEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. (MEA) is currently recruiting for a Senior Manager of Operations. This position is responsible for the oversight of the functional areas of line maintenance, clearing, mechanic shop/rolling stock, and building facilities.

Qualified candidates must be self-directed, deadline driven, possess strong project management skills, and have excellent collaborative leadership, interpersonal, and organizational skills. The successful candidate will embody and promote MEA’s Core Values to include promoting safe work practices, integrity, teamwork, communication, and continuous improvement.
MEA is a progressive generation, transmission, and distribution member-owned cooperative, with a service area of over 4,300 square miles, serving over 50,000 members.

MEA offers a competitive compensation package which includes exceptional benefits. These benefits include: medical, Rx, dental and vision insurance (low premiums and deductibles), an optional health and dependent care flexible spending account, long-term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance and life insurance. MEA also provides two pension plans: a 100% employer paid Defined Benefit pension plan, and an optional 401(k) Defined Contribution pension plan with a 2% employer match. In addition to the generous benefit package, MEA offers a PTO plan that accrues per length of service (22 days accrued after the first year, up to 30 days accrued after 8 years of service), and 11.5 paid holidays.

This position 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.

Headquarters:  Anchorage, AK

FLSA:         Non Exempt

Travel:       >90% within Rural Alaska

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

Specialty: Journeyman Electrician

OBJECTIVES

This position will organize, assist, direct and perform construction work on-site required to serve member villages with electrical energy through a diesel generation and distribution system.

Principal Tasks and Duties

  1. Performs duties and assigned tasks at the direction of the Operations Manager.
  2. The incumbent will perform complex maintenance skills in major overhauls and repairs, replacement of parts, assemblies and preventative maintenance, such as dismantling, examining and replacing defective parts as necessary, fabricate or improvise temporary replacement.
  3. Instruct AVEC Plant Operators in the proper operation and maintenance procedures of electrical power plans and power distribution systems, including necessary forms required for information and upkeep of a power plant and safety rules.
  4. Repair and perform necessary corrective and preventive maintenance to the power plant building, fuel tank farm and distribution systems.
  5. Be capable of general familiarity and perform elementary repairs to electrical distribution systems. Take on more complex tasks on distribution systems as knowledge and experience is improved.
  6. Perform inspections, maintenance and major modifications, handle complex troubleshooting and repair situations and perform complete major overhauls without outside assistance involving diesel engines from 25 to 1,000 hp and regulated generators from 15 to 750 KW.
  7. Bench check repairable components and subassemblies. Determine the extent of repair/rebuild and accomplish the same.  Inspect completed or “in progress” work to assure compliance with standard procedures and technical publications.  Direct, supervise and inspect work of Maintenance Technicians I apprentice who may be assigned to assist in overhaul of component assemblies.
  8. May be required to assist in construction and engineering projects.
  9. Will repair on/off road mobile equipment used in support of AVEC’s projects.
  10. The incumbent is required to complete all required forms, reports and other necessary paperwork in a timely manner as directed.
  11. Must safeguard, protect and assure the proper use of all AVEC funds and/or property, including monies received of members for transportation to the central office, travel requests, purchase order books, tools and materials.
  12. Must employ sound judgment in selecting modes of transportation and weigh carefully all costs before using charter service.
  13. Must be reliable, dependable and fully cable of working independently on complex assignments and supervise other employees after a short indoctrination to the system.
  14. Assists in the inspection of village systems and is alert and reports safety hazards to the Utility Board, Plant Operator or AVEC staff and corrects as soon as possible.
  15. Particularly alert to avoid any environmental damage, oil spills or similar mishaps.
  16. The incumbent works in a safe manner and insures the property of others or the Cooperative is not damaged.
  17. Complies with, and insures others comply with, all aspects of the OSHA for work performed.
  18. The incumbent may be required to take a written and/or oral test to establish the level of job knowledge prior to upgrading.
  19. 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.
  20. The incumbent will perform other duties and special assignments as required.
  21. Other duties as assigned.

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

Experience Requirement(s): 2+ years of Diesel and Electrical experience (or equivalent)

Technical Education (Electrical) – Formal training in the theory of electricity with appropriate completed certificate, plus six (6) months of practical experience; or attend an 18 week commercial or military electrical power generating Plant Operator course with appropriate completed certificate, plus two (2) years practical experience;  or one (1) year experience working in regular contact with electrical generators, regulating equipment and distribution systems and completion of not less than two of the following correspondence or vocational courses with appropriate completed certificates:

-Basic Electricity
-Electric Transmissions & Distribution
-Electrical Wiring
-Schematic and Wiring Diagram Reading
-Generator and Motor Theory

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

Closing Date: This position is open until filled

Wage: DOE

Other:     At least 18 years of age

AVEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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.
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.