Employment Opportunities

The purpose of the Cashier position is to provide exemplary member service to the Association’s members by balancing the concerns of the members and the needs of the Association when determining resolutions in a timely manner. Reporting location will vary as dictated by the needs of the department. The hourly wage begins at $17.93 per hour.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
1. Provides accurate, prompt responses to member inquiries based upon the Association’s Tariff, Rules and Regulations, Bylaws, and Policies.
2. Responsible for member marketing of the Association and knowledge of all products and services offered to a degree that will enable answering questions, or referring members for a specific product or service.
3. Receives payments from members, in person or through the mail, including drop box and credit card payments.
4. Assist members that may need assistance processing payments through the payment kiosk.
5. Balances cash and prepares bank deposits daily. Maintains cash balance at approved level and obtains change from bank as required.
6. Prepares cash control sheets, payment stubs, tapes, and all supporting documents on a daily basis.
7. Types with a high degree of accuracy and performs all types of word processing. Operates computer terminal for input and retrieval of information, cash payments, connects and disconnects and membership applications.
8. Becomes an advocate for the Association’s members by taking ownership of and understanding their concerns. Determines a resolution by balancing the concerns of the members and the needs of the Association.
9. Answers outage inquiries from members.
10. Promotes a safety culture in which safety is a value. This culture is based on joint and individual engagement, ownership, and accountability regarding job safety and responsibility to perform work safely and adhere to safe work practices.
11. Performs the essential functions of the position in a safe and efficient manner.

ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
 Qualified candidates are required to have a high school diploma, or equivalent, and a minimum of one year of work in general office administration and six months of both data entry and cash handling experience.
 Preference will be given to those candidates with continuing education credits in Business Administration, Basic Accounting, and Data Processing, or related courses.
 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 noon on Thursday, May 25, 2017. For more information, visit MEA’s career page by clicking here.

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc., a generation and distribution utility serving 57 villages in Alaska, is seeking an Accounts Payable Clerk in Anchorage, AK. This position is responsible for Accounts Payable activities to include invoice coding, data entry, file maintenance, reconciliation, as well as monthly closure of Accounts Payable. Other daily tasks may include other accounting functions to support the needs of the department. Work will vary from accounts payable invoice and payment processing, answer incoming phone calls, AP file management, communicating with vendors and employees, researching discrepancies, as well as other general accounting support.

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

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

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

This position closes On May 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

AVEC IS an EOE.

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.

This position manages the Association’s safety programs, monitors site safety compliance, performs safety inspections and ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local safety standards and regulations including emergency response actions. Acts as a resource to provide interpretation of established safety standards, evaluating working conditions for adherence to safety and health regulations. Develops and maintains a series of programs that reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths, and financial losses. Manages safety personnel and key staff to perform risk assessments and provides training to promote a culture of safety excellence. Plans, develops, and deploys the Association’s strategic Behavior Based Safety Culture initiatives. Develops and implements the Association’s health & safety training matrix to address training requirements for all employees. Interfaces with key stakeholders on internal and external safety concerns to develop effective, professional relationships. Implements and interprets Association’s policies, directs employees to work safely and provides oversight of contractors hired by the Association to ensure work is performed in compliance with terms of the contract.

 

Qualified candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s degree in, safety, business administration or a related field, or may substitute directly related experience of at least ten (10) years with an electrical utility. Directly related utility experience should be in Operations, Dispatch, or Safety.
 Preference will be given to those candidates with appropriate educational credentials and/or safety certifications. Additional preference will be given to those candidates whose prior experience evidences successful supervisory and project management experience. It is desirable to possess a safety certification, which is recognized as an industry standard i.e. Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
 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.
 Must possess, or be able to quickly obtain, a current valid CPR/AED and First Aid card.

The application period for this position is open until filled. For more information, visit MEA’s career 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. The hourly wage is $12.060 per hour.

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 photography, graphic design or copy drafting 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.
9. 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.
10. Perform the essential functions of the position in a safe and efficient manner.

ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Currently enrolled in high school or GED program, at the junior level or higher.
 Preference will be given to those candidates who:
– Have an interest in pursuing Public or Community Relations, Communications, Business Management, Marketing, Journalism or related field as a career.
– 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 positions closes at 5:00 p.m., on May 16. For more information, visit MEA’s career webpage by clicking here.

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. Hourly wage is union scale at $17.60 per hour.

  • 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.

For more information, visit MEA’s career webpage by clicking here.

This position provides a variety of project and research functions within the Engineering Division. The hourly wage begins at $12.60 per hour.

  • Qualified candidates are required to have a high school diploma, or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have an interest in pursuing Engineering, Science, or Technology as a career
  • Have exposure to AutoCAD
  • Have a basic understanding of interpreting and reading construction and/or design drawings

The applicatino period for this positions ends at 5 p.m., on Wednesday May 17. For more information, visit MEA’s website by clicking here.

Lineman

Headquarters:  Anchorage, AK

FLSA:         Non Exempt

Travel:       >90% within Rural Alaska

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a Lineman (Appurtenance – 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

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
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 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.