Employment Opportunities

SAFETY, TEAMWORK, PRIDE, INTEGRITY

 

Live, work and play in one of the most beautiful places in the state of Alaska!  Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. (MEA) allows you the opportunity to work in our local community.

 

MEA is currently recruiting for two professional HR Generalist positions –

  • Employee and Labor Relations Generalist
  • Talent Acquisition and Employee Development Specialist

 

The successful candidates will embody and promote MEA’s Core Values to include promoting safe work practices, integrity, accountability, teamwork, communication, and continuous improvement.

 

Come join our dynamic team!  Teamwork, collaboration and innovation required.  Fun provided, free of charge!

 

Join one of the most desired employers in the Mat-Su Valley today by visiting  www.mea.coop/careers.  MEA is an EEO/M/F/D/V employer.

 

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 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 – $162,410-$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 Operations Superintendent, you will be responsible for the management of 10 employees and the oversight of the functional areas of electric line maintenance, natural gas pipe maintenance, safety, project management, and fleet management- promoting an environment of safety while optimizing system reliability and operational efficiency. Click the following to view the complete job description.

Areas of responsibility include:

• Operations & maintenance for electric and natural gas distribution

• Fleet management

• Personnel supervision

• Construction estimates and staking

• Metering management

• Planning and reporting

• Mapping

• Inventory control

• Safety, education & training

• Regulatory compliance

Minimum qualifications include:

• Bachelor’s Degree: Electrical Engineering background preferred

• 10+ years’ related experience: management of electric and/or natural gas utility distribution systems preferred • Understanding of engineering principles, concepts, load balancing, staking, standard construction units, preparing estimates, and industry practices
• Ability to develop standard operating procedures for field personnel to perform overhead electric work and connections on energized distribution/transmission facilities

• Experience in safety training and/or writing safety procedures

• 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 to hr@bueci.org no later than July 10th. For questions, please call 800-797-7355.
Equal Opportunity Employer.

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc., a generation and distribution utility serving 57 villages in Alaska, is seeking a Member Services Manager.

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc.

 

Position:                     Member Services Manager
Department:             Member Relations
Location:                    Anchorage, AK
Wage Range:             22
FLSA:                            Exempt
Travel:                         less than 10%
Supervisor:                President & CEO

 

Overview:

This position promotes and supports AVEC’s mission, objectives and strategic plan through management of member related processes. Promotes a positive member-oriented environment to enhance internal and external customer service. Oversees monthly receivables, electric account billing, procedures and reporting, as well as complex bill calculation. Manages member roster (active and non-active). Oversees capital credit allocation, retirement and associated reporting and account maintenance as governed by policy and Alaska Statute. Oversees collections, bad debt, and write off processes. Oversees all community meeting planning, preparation, and recordkeeping to ensure successful annual meetings. Responsible for cooperative annual meeting planning, preparation and coordination. Manages scholarship program administration. Performs all other duties and analyses as needed by the CEO.

  1. Direct all daily customer service and electric service accounts functions of the cooperative
  2. Produce the month end sales and revenue reports and general ledger sales entries
  3. Direct all customer accounting activities including: energy and member services billing, sales reports, collections, capital credit allocations, and refunds within limits of approved policies
  4. Maintain good relationships with all appropriate regulatory authorities/agencies through an understanding of their regulations and policies
  5. Obtain accurate recording of sales using AMI technology
  6. Analyze data and develop system improvements for service, process, and member records using database query tools
  7. Oversee metering activity and coordinate field activities to address reported issues
  8. Manage staff responsible for providing front line service to AVEC members
  9. Oversee collection activities to ensure proper collection procedures, rules, and regulations are followed while recovering revenue
  10. Manage administration of new customers or communities: set-up, billing, collections, customer inquires
  11. Provide guidance and direction for Member Services department personnel in situations which are complex, out of the ordinary, and/or without precedent
  12. Handle customer service events of the most complex and sensitive nature and make independent decisions to reach satisfactory resolution
  13. Manage Call Center activities: coach, direct, and evaluate department employees and set standards of excellence for call center personnel
  14. Analyze data and prepare reports for the President and CEO on electric accounts, sales, trends, collections, and other billed revenue areas
  15. Direct and oversee an up-to-date member roll, including established records and reports conferring active and non-active memberships
  16. Conduct random cash drawer audit(s), as required
  17. Prepare reports for the CEO and Board of Directors
  18. Serve as an in-house employee trainer for consumer accounting, computer functions, and electric sales
  19. Establish procedures for member service representative functions relating to: cash processing, daily report(s), and business transactions for uniformity in the company
  20. Train and provide continuing instruction to personnel on proper customer service
  21. Perform all other: duties, reports or analysis as needed by the President and CEO

 

Position Specifications:

 

Education:                             Bachelor Degree

Experience:                            10 years at similar complexity or responsibility.

Areas of Experience:
10 years of similarly complex progressive work experience with a utility or allied industry in customer service, member accounts, and/or consumer financial accounting. Minimum of 5 years overseeing and managing the work of a team in a utilities or member related area. Must have experience reviewing and manipulating data and systems to ensure efficiency and support reporting efforts (database query work and associated activities).

 

Knowledge and Skills:

    • Ability to effectively communicate with members, employees and associated software vendors to provide quality customer service
    • Shows concern for quality, accuracy and completeness of own work and those who they work with
    • Interpersonal skills sufficient to establish trust and credibility internally and externally
    • Adapts to change quickly and easily
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality in the performance of duties and responsibilities of the job
    • Must have considerable skill in effectively dealing with a variety of people under difference and sometimes difficult circumstances.
    • Shows willingness to learn new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve department or the cooperative
    • Must be able to interpret Bylaws, Policy, Tariff, and Statues as it pertains to department activities
    • Professionalism and ability to adapt in diverse environment to maintain a positive work environment
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel and other computer related software, metering software experience as well as experience using XML
    • Skilled in performing moderately complex mathematical and analytical review of member data, billing trends, and metering success
    • Creates opportunities or minimizes potential problems by anticipating and 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 personnel and management relations to maintain a qualified workforce and good public relations
    • Fulfills commitments made to peers, co-workers and supervisors
    • Excellent research and analytical skills
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Excellent planning, organizing, and prioritizing skills
    • High-degree of flexibility to meet multiple and changing priorities

AVEC provides a stellar benefit package and a competitive salary, salary is DOE. Standard pre-employment drug and alcohol screening are required. Submit completed application and resume to Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc., 4831 Eagle Street, Anchorage, AK 99503-7497.

Closes June 22, 2018

DOE

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: Construction/Welding

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

Closing Date: This position is open until filled

Wage: DOE

Other:     At least 18 years of age

AVEC is an Equal Opportunity 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.

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) seeks a self-motivated, organized, intellectually curious, solution-minded individual to fill a summer sustainability internship. The position will involve a quantitative assessment of future solar PV options for the utility as well as a review of existing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Qualified candidates must possess exceptional attention to detail and communication skills. Familiarity with utility renewable energy integration models and strategies in other locations is a plus. Preference will be given to those candidates who possess an undergraduate degree in engineering, physical science, economics, public policy or other related field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The successful candidate will embody and promote MEA’s Core Values to include promoting safe work practices, professionalism, integrity, reliability, accountability, teamwork, communication, and continuous improvement. While fully supported by and based at MEA, the position will interface with the Anchorage office of the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for research support and guidance.

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.

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.

Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. (MEA) is currently recruiting for an Engineering Technician II. This position is responsible for assisting engineers and engineering technicians of higher classifications, with fieldwork and related office work, as well as the performance of the design and inspections associated with all single-phase line extension work.

Qualified candidates must be self-directed, possess strong math skills and attention to details. Preference will be given to those candidates with educational, technical, or vocational emphasis in applicable courses such as math, surveying, and engineering sciences. Electric utility experience is desirable. The successful candidate will embody and promote MEA’s Core Values to include promoting safe work practices, professionalism, integrity, reliability and accountability, 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 60,000 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 a 401(k) Defined Contribution pension plan with a 2% employer match. MEA also 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 office in Big Lake, Alaska, nestled in the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Valley, just 60 miles from Anchorage; where there are limitless recreational opportunities, and majestic views of Mount Susitna, Denali, and the Talkeetna Mountains.

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.

PURPOSE
This position oversees the design and construction of transmission and switch yard/substation facilities. The position coordinates project activities with various internal and external personnel to ensure on budget and timely completion of reliable, high quality transmission and switch yard/substation facilities. The salary midpoint for this position is $113,555 DOE.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
1. Prepares and directs preparation of detailed plans and specifications for project construction, as assigned.
2. Monitors and reports the progress of assigned projects relative to schedule and compares the results to current budget and work plan.
3. Prepares and maintains transmission and substation unit cost data for various types of evaluations.
4. Evaluates transmission and substation cost data for effectiveness or method and scheduling of construction.
5. Assists in the preparation of the transmission and substation capital projects portion of division budgets, work plans and long-range plans, as assigned.
6. Develops special studies to support project selection and technical operation, as assigned.
7. Establishes design criteria for the facilities to be constructed.
8. Maintains Quality Assurance in the work of engineers, technicians, consulting engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and vendors/ manufacturer’s representatives on transmission and substation construction project sites.
9. Coordinates outage switching and clearance requirements with Power Control.
10. Reviews engineering, manufacturer and contractor submittals, specifications and other written material to ensure conformance with project requirements.
11. Directs and performs inspection of projects during construction and upon completion, as assigned.
12. Provides direction to consulting engineers, staff engineers and technicians performing engineering services for transmission and substation projects, as assigned.
13. Prepares or directs preparation of contract documents and administers contracts for procurement of transmission and substation equipment and materials, engineering services and construction.
14. Prepares or directs preparation of project and contract close out documentation.
15. Reviews and recommends contractor/vendor invoices for approval, within authorized limits.
16. Prepares construction change orders and negotiates the cost of change orders with contractors for transmission and substation projects, within authorized limits.
17. Verifies equipment acceptance tests in conformance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
18. Participates in external committee assignments on behalf of the Association, as directed.
19. Consults and coordinates with Federal, State and local agencies regarding location of facilities, construction methods and schedules to minimize conflict.
20. Provides technical assistance to member-owners and other concerned parties to resolve substation/transmission voltage/outage problems and recommends corrective action to be taken.
21. Reviews and makes recommendations for operation and maintenance practices and activities
22. 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.
23. 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 or civil engineering.
– Ten (10) years of experience in a highly responsible electrical engineering capacity responsible for the improvement of electrical systems in an electric utility, including transmission lines and substations.
– State of Alaska Professional Engineering (PE) license.
– 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
• Preference will be given to candidates with:
– Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

The application period for this position closes on May 25, at 5 p.m. For more information, visit MEA’s website by clicking here.

Job Title: General Manager
Location: Middle Kuskokwim River area.

TravelRequired:
Yes, refer to job description.

Level/Salary Range: $90,000 DOE Position Type: Full time

Board Contact: William O Nesbit ‐ President Date posted: May 3, 2018
Will Train Applicant(s): Successful applicant will receive training from outgoing GM.
Posting Expires:
When filled

Posted at: Tribal Councils, Chuathbaluk City Council, APA, various job posting sites

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of our electrical power generation, distribution systems and bulk
fuel tank farms in Chuathbaluk, Crooked Creek, Red Devil. Sleetmute and Stony River.
 Supervise employees
 Maintain a qualified workforce
 Maintain good customer relations
 File all Federal, State and local reports on time
 Order and track supplies
 Maintain inventory and company financials
 Assure compliance with all EPA, ADEC, Coast Guard, NEC, NESC and OSHA safety standards
 Respond to emergency situations calmly, quickly and safely

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Experience in Management of Electrical Power Generation and Distribution Utilities highly preferred.
High School diploma or GED equivalent.

PREFERRED SKILLS
Background in electrical power generation and distribution systems. Good people working skills. Electrical power and
electronic troubleshooting skills. Familiarity with John Deere, Kabota and Deutz Diesel Engine operation, maintenance
and repair procedures. Proficient in MS Office suite and basic accounting procedures in Quickbooks Online.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
For a more complete job description call (907) 524‐3360 or email Baumgartner.ernie@gmail.com

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.

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.

The application period for this position closes on Friday, May 4. For more information, visit MEA’s website by clicking here.

Electric Utility Superintendent
Wrangell Municipal Light and Power

The City and Borough of Wrangell is recruiting for an Electric Utility Superintendent to lead the Borough’s Light and Power Department.

Under the direction of the Borough Manager, the Electric Utility Superintendent plans, directs, coordinates and supervises the activities and personnel of Wrangell Municipal Light & Power, including all construction, operations, personnel, and maintenance activities in the department.

The Superintendent performs regular evaluations and directs maintenance tasks to ensure proper generation and distribution operation, oversees the operation, maintenance and repair of the diesel generating plant and distribution system. They are responsible for all electrical maintenance, new work in power plant, overseeing and performing building maintenance, and repair duties to ensure that all power plant structures and distribution infrastructure are safe and operating efficiently. Additionally, they provide leadership to all electrical employees, prepare an annual budget for the electrical department and reports to the Borough Manager on the electrical department’s operations.

Preferred education and experience include completion of an electrical apprenticeship program or trade school diploma, as well as extensive industrial maintenance and electrical work experience, considerable in-depth knowledge of electric generation and distribution operations to ensure that equipment installation and construction is done safely, efficiently, and according to specifications. Requires experience with contract bidding, good verbal and interpersonal skills, thorough knowledge of required electrical codes and standards as well as the ability to inspect building electrical systems. Mechanical knowledge and skill to oversee operations, maintenance and repair of diesel generators safely and efficiently is expected.

This is a full-time, salaried position with full benefits, at Grade 30. The full job description and employment application can be found online at www.wrangell.com/jobs.

To be considered, submit a cover letter, résumé, and completed employment application
via e-mail to amollen@wrangell.com, or in person to City Hall, 205 Brueger St., Wrangell, AK 99929.

Applications will be accepted until end of business May 4, 2018, but will be reviewed as received.

The City and Borough of Wrangell is an equal opportunity employer.

Lisa Von Bargen
Wrangell Borough Manager

 PURPOSE
This position provides a variety of general office and administrative support duties within the Engineering Department. The hourly wage is Union Scale – Starting Wage $16.520 – $18.214, DOE.

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. Provides support to the District Engineer and Engineering Coordinators, as well as assisting others in the department as needed with general administrative support.
6. May schedule the use of various Association facilities, such as meeting rooms.
7. Opens and distributes mail, correspondence, and documents.
8. Makes travel and seminar/conference arrangements when needed.
9. Maintains the schedule of events.
10. Performs basic accounting clerical support functions for the division such as preparing and distributing invoices for approval.
11. May receive and direct public inquires either by telephone or in person and route them to the appropriate parties.
12. Assists with budget activities.
13. Able to take verbal direction for task assignments.
14. 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.
15. 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 the equivalent of a high school diploma plus two (2) years formal post-secondary education with an emphasis on business/communications and three (3) years 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 closes on Thursday, April 12, at 5 p.m. For more information, visit MEA’s website by clicking here.

PURPOSE
To assist the payroll function in the preparation and distribution of the Association’s payroll. The pay range is Union scale: Starting wage $16.520-$22.805, DOE

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
1. Assists in establishing and maintaining employee master-file records. Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of payroll files and records.
2. Verifies that all employees’ time sheets have been received, properly approved, and have proper accounting distribution.
3. Transfers and inputs time sheets into the computer and verifies accuracy.
4. Prepares and inputs employee life insurance taxation. Assists in maintaining fringe benefit records and related journal entries.
5. Prepares monthly employee benefit billing reports and related invoices.
6. Assists with preparation of payroll tax reports.
7. Assists with input of payroll deductions for employee contributions to benefits.
8. Assists with compiling, collecting, and preparing information relating to special requests and projects.
9. Sets up and maintains records and files as required and requested.
10. Assists with preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial and statistical reports. Prepares and maintains monthly audit work papers and budget position reports.
11. Assists others in the department as needed.
12. 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.
13. 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 the equivalent of a high school education and two (2) years of directly related work experience in payroll administration.
• Preference may be given to those candidates with an educational emphasis in business and accounting related courses.
• Preference may be given to those candidates whose prior experience evidences a background in payroll and accounting services.
NOTE: The Association will consider, in its sole discretion, relevant work experience in lieu of required education qualifications or other required certifications or qualifications.

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

This position is responsible for the development and implementation of a variety of human resource programs, with primary focus on strategic talent management and employee development. This is a hands-on, mid-management position with functional oversight of recruitment practices, training and development, division budget, employee recognition, job analysis/compensation, and administering MEA’s Employee Assistance Program. This position is expected to accomplish these responsibilities through the application of a strong knowledge of Human Resource practices, programs, and philosophies, and by utilizing initiative, innovation, and creativity.

ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
• Qualified candidates are required to have a four-year college degree and five (5) to seven (7) years of directly related work experience in the Human Resources field. Requires the proven ability to research data and utilize excel and other database software to analyze options and statistics to provide sound, reasoned recommendations. Requires the proven ability to work both independently and in a team framework, and successfully apply critical thinking skills to think strategically, make sound recommendations, and solve problems.

Preference will be given to those candidates with an educational emphasis in human resource management, business administration or other closely related disciplines.
• Additional preference will be given to those candidates who possess the following certifications:
– PHR (Professional in Human Resources)
– SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
– SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resources, Certified Professional)
– SHRM-SCP (Society for Human Resources, Senior Certified Professional)
• Preference will also be given to those candidates whose prior experience evidences success in the following areas:
– Directing or supervising employees
– Managing recruiting and training programs
– Responsible for simultaneously managing a variety of functions and deadlines
– Managing projects and budgets
– Working with Executive Staff
• 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 closes on April 13, at 5 p.m. For more information, visit MEA’s website at www.mea.coop.

This position is responsible for the development and implementation of a variety of human resource programs, with primary focus on employee and labor relations. This is a hands-on, mid-management position with functional oversight of employee relations issues, performance management, internal investigations, assisting with interpreting policy and labor contracts, providing guidance related to complex benefit matters, and administering MEA’s Employee Recognition Program. This position is expected to accomplish these responsibilities through the application of a strong knowledge of Human Resource practices, programs, and philosophies, and by utilizing initiative, innovation, and creativity.

Qualified candidates are required to have a four-year college degree and five (5) to seven (7) years of directly related work experience in
the Human Resources field. Requires the proven ability to work both independently and in a team framework, and successfully apply critical
thinking skills to think strategically, make sound recommendations, and solve problems.
• Preference will be given to those candidates with an educational emphasis in human resource management, business administration or
other closely related disciplines.
• Additional preference will be given to those candidates who possess the following certifications:
– PHR (Professional in Human Resources)
– SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
– SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resources, Certified Professional)
– SHRM-SCP (Society for Human Resources, Senior Certified Professional)
• Preference will also be given to those candidates whose prior experience evidences success in the following areas:
– Directing or supervising employees
– Responsible for simultaneously managing a variety of functions and deadlines
– Handling complex employee relations matters
– Interpreting and administering collective bargaining agreements
– Negotiating contracts
– Working with Executive Staff
• 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 closes on April 13, at 5 p.m. For more information, visit MEA’s website at www.mea.coop.

This position provides a variety of responsible engineering design, inspection, and administrative services for the Association’s Power Delivery Division. Prepares engineering plans for the construction of commercial and residential electric services, identifies material requirements, coordinates with other sections regarding new member enrollment, and supports members with the installation of new and transfer of existing services. The pay is Union Scale – $28.816 – minimum, DOE

Qualified candidates are required to have:
– A high school diploma or equivalent.
– A minimum of five (5) years of electric utility work experience with demonstrated progressive development in responsibility.
– 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.
• Preference will be given to candidates with:
– The equivalent of a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or vocational training in the areas of engineering, surveying, and/or computers, with an educational emphasis in applicable courses such as math and engineering.
– Work experience in the staking or inspection of RUS/Association distribution facilities, including surveying experience.

The application period for this position will close at 5 p.m., on Monday, March 26. For more information, visit MEA’s career page at www.mea.coop.

Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. (MEA) is excited to announce a new leadership position in support of its role as a vertically-integrated generation, transmission, and distribution utility within Alaska’s Railbelt community.

Senior Manager of Operations

Responsibilities include oversight of the functional areas of line maintenance, clearing, mechanic shop/rolling stock, and building facilities.
This position will work at a senior manager level reporting to the Director of Power Delivery and require an individual who has excellent collaborative leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills. Qualified candidates must be self-directed and deadline driven with strong project management skills. This position will provide a high level of technical expertise and guidance as well as strong leadership for their respective department.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join our team of professionals as we grow our next generation of MEA employees.

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 a 100% 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 a maximum of 30 days annual leave accrual after 8 years of service.

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.

 PURPOSE
To control preparation, processing, and distribution of the Association’s accounts payable disbursements and maintenance of associated files
and records.

Hourly Wage – Union Scale – $17.61 DOE

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
1. Receives all payable invoices, purchase orders, receiving records, and check requests from various operating departments and vendors
and maintains related files and records.
2. Verifies accuracy of billings from suppliers, ensures proper authorization for payment, and prepares invoices for computer input with
proper vendor, inventory, budget, and accounting distribution codes.
3. Processes, or directs the processing of all invoices, checks, and ACH/wires and proofs input for accuracy.
4. Communicates with customers, vendors, and other departments on account and invoice inquiries in a timely and professional manner and
maintains confidentiality.
5. Processes monthly credit card statement and reconciles individual expense reports to the statement.
6. Ensures payment to vendor is processed and distributed timely.
7. Prepares related journal entries, posts to subsidiary records as required, and reconciles accounts payable transactions to general ledger
control accounts.
8. Maintains W-9 file to ensure vendor tax ID numbers for services provided. Processes and prepares annual 1099 forms for review by
supervisor.
9. Assists with the preparation of monthly and annual financial and statistical reports.
10. Provides back up and support to the Accounting Assistant as well as assisting others in the department as needed with general
administrative and accounting support.
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.

ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
• Qualified candidates are required to have a high school diploma, or equivalent, and three (3) years of progressively responsible accounting
experience in automated accounts payable.
• Preference will be given to those candidates with an educational emphasis in accounting or business related fields.
• Preference will also be given to those candidates with utility accounting experience.

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

This position provides a variety of general office support, community event assistance and research functions to the Association’s Public Relations Department. The Public Relations Intern is responsible for providing courteous, efficient and confidential support in the areas assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
• Promote 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.
• Perform the essential functions of the position in a safe and efficient manner.
• Public Relations Interns may be assigned one or several of the following duties:
1. Assist with the planning and execution of community and internal events, including attendance at many of these events.
2. Research key stakeholders, programs or processes as requested for departmental process improvement and other innovations. Develop written or verbal reports of findings as needed.
3. Assist Public Relations staff in social media and other online outreach.
4. Assist in archiving information electronically.
5. Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions.
6. May assist with copy drafting, graphic design or photography based on skill set and interests.
7. May be assigned special projects in line with departmental needs or intern interests.
8. May run errands as needed for the Division.
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 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.
– Available to work a flexible schedule depending on departmental needs, including some nights and weekends to support internal and external events.
• Preference will be given to those candidates who:
– Are currently pursuing a BS/BA degree at an accredited college or university with completion of one year of course work
– Have an interest in pursuing Public or Community Relations, Communications, Business Management, Marketing, Journalism, or related field as a career.

For more information on this position, visit MEA’s career page by clicking here.

PURPOSE
To assist the payroll function in the preparation and distribution of the Association’s payroll.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
1. Assists in establishing and maintaining employee master-file records. Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of payroll files and records.
2. Verifies that all employees’ time sheets have been received, properly approved, and have proper accounting distribution.
3. Transfers and inputs time sheets into the computer and verifies accuracy.
4. Prepares and inputs employee life insurance taxation. Assists in maintaining fringe benefit records and related journal entries.
5. Prepares monthly employee benefit billing reports and related invoices.
6. Assists with preparation of payroll tax reports.
7. Assists with input of payroll deductions for employee contributions to benefits.
8. Assists with compiling, collecting, and preparing information relating to special requests and projects.
9. Sets up and maintains records and files as required and requested.
10. Assists with preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial and statistical reports. Prepares and maintains monthly audit work papers and budget position reports.
11. Assists others in the department as needed.
12. 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.
13. 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 the equivalent of a high school education and two (2) years of directly related work experience in payroll administration.
• Preference may be given to those candidates with an educational emphasis in business and accounting related courses.
• Preference may be given to those candidates whose prior experience evidences a background in payroll and accounting services.
NOTE: The Association will consider, in its sole discretion, relevant work experience in lieu of required education qualifications or other required certifications or qualifications.

For more information about this and other positions at MEA, visit MEA’s career page by clicking here.

Reason for job: Provide environmental compliance and permitting support for GVEA power plant facilities.
Interface with regulatory agencies and GVEA staff to ensure compliance with existing and
future environmental regulations, with a primary focus on air quality and a secondary focus on
water quality and waste management. Help ensure that GVEA meets and exceeds regulatory
compliance, reporting and record keeping requirements.

Job Specifications:

SKILLS:
• Thorough knowledge of current environmental laws
and regulations, particularly those related to air,
water and waste.
• Considerable knowledge of regulations governing
the electric utility industry and methods and
techniques for emission measurement.
• Strong knowledge of computer applications, and
data analysis techniques.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to prepare complete and comprehensive
reports.
• Ability to work independently and meet required
deadlines.
• Cooperative, friendly attitude towards fellow
employees, professional contacts, vendors and the
general public.

EDUCATION:
• Bachelors of Science (BS) degree in
Environmental Engineering, Civil
Engineering, or Science field.

The application period for this positions closes on February 26, 2018, at 5 p.m. For more information, visit GVEA’s website by clicking here.

The duration for two positions is anticipated to be up to a maximum of six months. The start date for these positions is anticipated to be April of 2018.
The duration for one position is anticipated to be approximately three months. The start date for this position is anticipated to be June of 2018. For this position, MEA is seeking an individual who is currently pursuing an electrical engineering degree at an accredited college or university with completion of three years of course work.

This position is an entry level position and is responsible for assisting engineers and engineering technicians of higher classifications with fieldwork and related office work, as well as the performance of the design and inspection associated with single-phase service drops and one-span primary line extensions.

Qualified candidates for this position are required to have a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Preference will be given to those candidates with educational, technical, or vocational emphasis in applicable courses such as math, surveying, and engineering sciences. Electric utility experience 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.

The application period for these positions closes at 5 p.m., no March 2, 2018. For more information, visit MEA’s website by clicking here.

Lineman-1000 Hour

Lineman

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

To download AVEC’s Employment Application click avec.org

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

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.

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.

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.
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.