Employment Opportunities

PURPOSE

To provide a wide variety of member service and office support functions aimed at courteously and effectively helping MEA and its members resolve their payment and collection issues.

ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Qualified candidates are required to have a high school diploma, or equivalent. Work experience should include one (1) to two (2) years of responsible collection related office experience.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates with continuing education credits in Business Administration, Basic Accounting, Data Processing, or related courses.
  • Preference will also be given to those candidates with one (1) year of experience as a member service representative.
  • Knowledge of applicable State and Federal collection and bankruptcy laws.

COLLECTION SPECIALIST II REQUIREMENTS

Qualified candidates are required to have a high school diploma, or equivalent.  Work experience should include two (2) to three (3) years of responsible collection related office experience.

The application period for this positions closes at 5 p.m., on Thursday, April 20, 2017. For more information about this and other job opportunities at MEA, visit MEA’s career webpage by clicking here.

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc., a generation and distribution utility serving 57 villages in Alaska, is seeking Plant Operator Supervisor for its Anchorage, Alaska office. This position is responsible to provide supervision and support for Power Plant Operators (PPOs) and laborers operating and maintaining AVEC facilities, authorizing work schedules and job tasks, and approving timecards for work completed by the PPO’s and laborers. Must be able to track competences and training of all Plant Operators for annual evaluations, assist in training and maintaining training records and documentation of the PPOs and laborers, and support and supply the PPO’s with material and parts as needed. 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 provides a variety of general office and administrative support duties within the Engineering Division.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

  1. Types a variety of correspondence and reports with a high degree of accuracy from rough drafts and machine recordings. Performs routine typing of forms and other material.
  2. Maintains engineering records in an organized manner.
  3. Performs a variety of copy and assembly work.
  4. Sets up and/or maintains a variety of paper, film, or electronic files. Scans documents for long term document retention.
  5. May schedule the use of various Association facilities, such as meeting rooms.
  6. Opens and distributes mail, correspondence, and documents.
  7. Makes travel and seminar/conference arrangements when needed.
  8. Maintains the schedule of events.
  9. Performs basic accounting clerical support functions for the division such as preparing and distributing invoices for approval.
  10. May receive and direct public inquires either by telephone or in person and route them to the appropriate parties.
  11. Assists with budget activities.
  12. Able to take verbal direction for task assignments.
  13. 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.
  14. Performs the essential functions of the position in a safe and efficient manner
  • Qualified candidates are required to have the equivalent of a high school diploma plus two years of formal post-secondary education with an emphasis on business/communications and three years of directly related general office experience demonstrating progressive administrative development.
  • 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 application period for this position will close at 5 p.m., on Friday, April 14. For more information on this and other career opportunities at MEA, visit MEA’s career page by clicking here.

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 be an integral part of the ongoing substation maintenance program at the Association. Successful candidates will utilize test instruments to perform condition assessments on power transformers, regulators, reclosers, breakers, and other ancillary devices. Evaluations of the test results will be used to determine required maintenance and/or repair of the equipment.

Qualified candidates are required to have a high school diploma, or equivalent, supplemented by formal post-secondary electronics training, civilian or military.
 A general knowledge of power metering and relaying in a high voltage electrical system is desirable.
 Extensive experience and demonstrable ability to perform the duties of the position may be considered in lieu of or equivalent to a portion of the education requirements.
 Preference will be given to those candidates with ten or more years of electrical experience (12.4 kV to 230 kV) with an emphasis on the maintenance, commissioning and startup of substation equipment such as breakers, transformers and LTC’s including directly related experience in power metering and protective relay testing.
 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.
 A valid first aid card is required.
 A current Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) is required.
 Candidates must have personal hand tools, to include screwdrivers, pliers, and cutters

The application period for this position is open until the position is filled. Fore more information on this and other positions at MEA, visit MEA’s career page by clicking here.

This position is responsible for supervising the District Engineering section, which provides the engineering required to extend, improve, and maintain the Association’s electric distribution system.

Qualified candidates for this position are required to have a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Project Management.
 Qualified candidates are required to have five years of directly related electric utility experience
 A minimum of five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience is required.
 Additional related experience in the electric utility distribution area may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year for year basis.
 Proficiency with RUS construction specifications is desirable.
 Preference will be given to those candidates whose prior experience evidences responsible engineering experience in electrical distribution facilities or related areas.
 Prior experience administering and interpreting collective bargaining agreements is desirable.
 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: Complete achievement of certain of the above specifications may not be required if, in the opinion of the Association hiring supervisor, a particular candidate possesses significant offsetting characteristics, such as past accomplishments, experience, education, or estimate of future potential. Should an applicant be deficient in certain educational achievements, offsetting experience may be substituted or vice versa.

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

Duties include the design of overhead and underground single and three-phase power lines; field staking, inspections and preparing cost estimates for line extensions, new services and system improvements; maintaining system inventories, record keeping, file maintenance, and finalizing work orders; updating and maintaining system electric maps using GIS software; inspecting distribution lines for compliance, performing periodic maintenance inspections of electrical facilities and preparing work orders as required for maintenance work. Technicians also assist in field survey work for securing rights-of-way and easements for power line as-builts, and locating line extensions and other system facilities. Must be able to work with and around customers.

The successful candidate will demonstrate two years of college level staking/surveying education or training, and two years of related work experience, at least one of which must be in the Engineering Technician I classification or equivalent. Two years of field surveying experience or knowledge of electrical theory may be substituted for the year of Engineering Technician experience. Four years of applicable work experience can be substituted for education requirements. GIS experience is desirable. Candidates may be required to demonstrate proficiency in algebra and geometry as part of the application process.

Applications may be completed on line at http://homerelectric.applicantpro.com/jobs. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at (907) 235-3369 or hr@homerelectric.com.
HEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

This position is responsible for the design, installation, configuration, administration and system security of a multi-platform computing environment. Environment includes Microsoft Windows, Active Directory, IBM AS/400, Microsoft Exchange, IP Telephony systems and associated routers, switches and protocols, LAN/WAN, VMWARE, wireless technologies, and mobile computing.

Position Specifications
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent.
Preferred: MCSE, CCNA, CCNP or other related certifications are highly preferred. Experience: Five (5) Years of similarly complex experience, with at least two (2) years of leadership or supervisory experience.
Areas of Experience: Experience with similarly complex systems and responsibilities successfully managing network design and capacity planning, managing software and hardware contracts, licensing and associated warranties, maintaining operating efficiency and stability in a secure and compliant environment. Experience providing group, user and desktop support and training as required by the Cooperative and department managers. Maintain and managing the backup of data and integrity of offsite storage of such backups. Extensive knowledge of DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP protocols, routing and VoIP technologies. Experience in routine server and security audits. Experience working with third party vendors regarding implementation and maintenance of integrated software, hardware and infrastructure.

Education Substitution:
High School Diploma plus 15 years of directly related experience in a similarly complex IT position, with at least 2 years of supervisory experience can substitute for the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent specification requirement.
AA/Two year Degree in Business Information System, computer Science or equivalent plus 10 years of directly related experience in a similarly complex IT position, with at least 2 years of supervisory experience can substitute for the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent specification requirement.

The application period for this position is open until filled. For more information or to apply, click here.

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.