Employment Opportunities

Lineman I

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

Naknek Electric Association Inc. is currently accepting applications for a Journeyman Lineman position. This full time union position requires the performance and responsibilities required of a Journeyman Lineman. The position is governed by the terms of the agreement between NEA and IBEW Local 1547. The rate of pay will be in accordance with that agreement. The position includes an excellent benefit package.

Requirements include but are not limited to: Experience working on energized overhead and underground construction, operation and maintenance in transmission, substation and distribution systems. Applicants must have or be able to obtain a valid Alaska CDL driver’s license, provide and maintain an insurable driving record and have a current First Aid/CPR certification. Applicants must be a high school graduate or have a GED. Applicants must have completed an apprentice lineman program and have a current Journeyman Lineman card. Applicants must be available for emergency call outs and overtime as required.

Naknek Electric Association is located in the Southwest region of Alaska which is home to the largest commercial wild sockeye salmon fishery in the world and unparalleled sports fishing and hunting. Our surrounding landscape is known for its abundant fish and wildlife, including salmon, bear, moose, caribou, walrus and whales. The Bristol Bay region has a rich rural history and culture, and also host five national parks and wildlife refuges and several designated wilderness areas.

Application packets may be emailed or faxed upon request and can also be picked up at the NEA office in Naknek, Alaska.  To request an application packet or for further information please call: Dianne King , General Manager at  907-246-4261.

If you like a fast-paced, progressive environment and have a passion for HR this job is for you.  Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. (MEA) is currently recruiting for a Human Resources Generalist specializing in Benefits.  Come join our dynamic, collaborative team where you will have an opportunity to contribute your HR expertise at one of the most desired employers in the Mat-Su Valley.

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 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., a generation and distribution utility serving 57 villages in Alaska, is seeking a Network Administrator in Anchorage, AK. This position is responsible for a wide variety of network and system support and maintenance ensuring stable, efficient and secure operation and performance of the cooperatives networks and equipment. Primary duties and experience is needed in the following: monitors local and wide area network traffic, provides user technical support, installs, upgrades, and configures PC’s and printers, assists with VoIP phone systems, assists with administration of wireless technology, troubleshoots local area network problems.

Education Requirements: AA/Two Year Degree

Experience Requirements:  Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a broad range of information systems and platforms including WAN/LAN administration, system security, backup/recovery, and user support; Extensive experience with Windows Operating Systems, LAN & WAN, E-business knowledge; Extensive experience and knowledge of VMWARE systems, infrastructure and virtualization concepts; Working knowledge of PC applications, hardware, software and peripherals; Familiarity with AS400/Client Access systems; Experience researching, testing and presenting preliminary selections and adaptations of technological alternatives for cooperative software and processing needs.

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

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 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.

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.

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 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.