Petersburg Municipal Power and Light has an opening for the position of Power Generation Mechanic/Operator. This is a regular full-time position, with a starting hourly rate of $42.77 for PERS Tier 1-3 employees or $41.06 for PERS Tier 4.
This position performs maintenance and repairs on diesel generator sets and hydro generators, including maintenance, record keeping and periodic testing of fuel, water and oil samples. Performs minor repair work including carpentry, welding and pipe fitting; performs a variety of other skilled or semi-skilled tasks to accomplish maintenance of electric department facilities and equipment. This position is also responsible for data collection, surveillance and monitoring of the Crystal Lake Dam and Blind Slough Hydroelectric facility. Must possess current and insurable Commercial Driver’s License, Class A or B, or have the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire. For a full job description and application, please go to www.petersburgak.gov. To apply, please email a completed application and background packet to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to (907)772-3759, or hand deliver to the main office at 12 South Nordic Drive.
For a complete job description click here: https://www.petersburgak.gov/sites/default/files/fileattachments/human_resources/page/17888/power_generation_mechanic-operator_2021.pdf
Applications and background packets are available at: https://www.petersburgak.gov/hr/page/employment-opportunities
Do you like to hunt and fish, almost right outside your front door? Do you like clean air, clean water and an incredible sense of community? Petersburg, Alaska might be right for you. Located in Southeast Alaska, our Borough of approximately 3,100 people has career jobs, moderate temperatures and a lifestyle that is second to none. If you worry about amenities, Petersburg has it all. A quality critical access Medical Center, Health Clinic, Gold Medal school system, and convenient daily air service from Alaska Airlines, Alaska Seaplanes and others. The Alaska Marine Highway system ferry stops in Petersburg going both north and south, and our three harbors provide plenty of room for your personal watercraft of choice. Whether it is a commercial fishing vessel, a recreational sport fishing boat, or a jet boat for going up the Stikine River, Petersburg can fit your needs. Go to www.petersburgak.gov for more information.
| SOUTHEAST ALASKA POWER AGENCY (SEAPA)
|JOB TITLE||Control Systems Engineer||REPORTS TO||Chief Executive Officer|
|LOCATION||All SEAPA Facilities||FSLA Status||Exempt (Staff Position)|
|SALARY||$98,357 – $133,071 annually||SCHEDULE||Standard 5 days/week
- Exciting new hybrid position with an agile regional G&T located in scenic Southeast, Alaska
- Integral part of core management team
- Maintains a wide variety of PLC control systems, SCADA, and communications
The base location for this position is SEAPA Headquarters in Ketchikan, Alaska. Job duties will include travel to all SEAPA facilities.
The Control Systems Engineer maintains control systems, performs project management, and provides technical expertise to ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of SEAPA assets. This is a hybrid position that supports a wide variety of hydropower generation and transmission control systems. The successful applicant will possess a broad range of knowledge, skills, and experience in areas such as SCADA, PLC-based power plant controls, governors, turbines, auxiliaries, relays, RTU’s, networking and communications equipment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Maintains PLC-based control systems and communications interfaces required to reliably operate SEAPA’s generation and transmission facilities (programming, I/O configuration, scaling, alarming).
- Responsible for SCADA HMI configuration, graphical development, data historian, trending, OS patches, and security.
- Configures and maintains networking equipment (firewalls, routers, switches, VLAN, encryption, TCP/IP, UDP, VPN).
- Supports protective relay maintenance and testing, and remote terminal units (RTU’s).
- Maintains security elements (facilities, networks, risk modeling/remediation, intrusion monitoring).
- Optimizes control systems (generators, turbines, auxiliary equipment, batteries, etc.).
- Integrates new equipment (design, configuration, testing, implementation).
- Performs routine control systems maintenance, updates, and upgrades.
- Supplements information technology (IT) technical resources.
- Troubleshoots problems, conducts root cause analysis, and implements engineered solutions.
- Proactively manages all facets of assigned projects from concept through project close-out. Ensures scope, schedule, and budget are clearly defined and objectives are met.
- Provides project management support to others (develops wiring diagrams, layout drawings, and engineering specifications for system modifications).
- Maintains positive and supportive working relationships, providing guidance and instruction to less experienced personnel.
- Provides off-hour support for emergencies and major system events.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor of Science degree in a related Engineering discipline is required.
- Additional education and/or certifications in project management, control systems, instrumentation, electronics, and data communications are highly desirable.
- Valid Alaska driver’s license (may be secured following recruitment if candidate is relocating from another state).
- Must be a team player, self-motivated, and exhibit professional skills that reflect well on SEAPA.
- Minimum five (5) years of electric utility experience installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing control systems and data communications equipment. Hydro experience preferred.
- Strong ability to maintain control systems, including programming and implementation of complex SCADA and critical infrastructure communications equipment.
- Ability to quickly learn site-specific applications and system control concepts.
- Thorough understanding of electrical generation and transmission equipment.
- Practical knowledge of instrumentation control theory, electrical theory, networking, and security principles.
- Advanced ability to interpret electrical and control drawings and schematics.
- Experience with Schweitzer multifunction relays, GE PLC equipment, and Cisco switches.
- Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills.
- Good documentation and technical writing skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Telemetry (modbus, DNP, serial RS-232 / RS-485, RTU, I/O).
- Telecom (VoIP, POTS, DDS, T1, etc.).
- Fiber Optics (OTDR, Maintenance, etc.).
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Ability to speak English clearly and hear well when communicating over the telephone, radios, and in person.
- Physically able to walk, climb stairs, climb ladders more than 100 feet, and lift up to 60 lbs.
- Ability to safely traverse uneven, wet, slippery, challenging terrain.
- Work in different types of personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Work indoors in an industrial power plant environment.
- Occasional work outdoors and exposure to all seasonal weather conditions.
- Occasionally work around and over water.
- Occasionally required to work in elevated positions.
- Travel in fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, and boats.
- Risk of exposure to energized equipment, noise, rotating machinery, falling from heights and other hazards associated with remote field work or an industrial setting.
- Exposure to indigenous wildlife.
To apply online, visit: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/seapahydro/jobs/1828135-17612
This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract for employment. SEAPA reserves the right to revise or change duties and responsibilities as the need arises. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skill and abilities and in no way all inclusive.
Nushagak Cooperative seeks applicants for the position of Journeyman Lineman. Minimum qualifications include: must possess a Journeyman Lineman classification and be able to possess the Alaska State Certification of fitness classification for Journeyman Lineman within one (1) year from the date of hire. Must have and maintain a CDL license.
Salary range is $35.94/hr. – $46.00/hr. DOE. A detailed job description and application is available at the Cooperative’s headquarters in Dillingham, on our website at www.nushtel.com, or at the Alaska job center. If interested, please submit an application and resume to the address below. Position open until filled.
P.O. Box 350
Dillingham, AK 99576
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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, or e-mail DianneK@naknekelectric.com.
Duties and Responsibilities
Directs and prepares revenue requirement, cost of service, rate design and related studies to assist the Association in obtaining sufficient revenues to meet operational needs consistent with generally accepted utility practices.
Prepares and presents testimony on revenue requirement, cost of service, rate design, tariff and contract related analyses to appropriate regulatory agencies.
Prepares and directs submittal of routine and non-routine filings, including telecommunications filings, gas transfer prices, fuel and purchased power filings, fees and charges tariff updates, and special rates, services, and contracts with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA).
Prepares tariff advice letters for revisions to the rates, terms and conditions of service contained in the Association’s operating tariff based on the goals and operating circumstances of the various divisions. Ensures operating tariff is consistent with Alaska Statutes, regulations and operating conditions.
Conducts rate studies to ensure that rate structures are consistent with cost incurrence, management and regulatory directives, and market conditions. Reviews ongoing activity by other divisions and departments and coordinates inclusion of those results into rate filings. Determines appropriate risk premiums associated with alternative pricing structures.
Administers tariffrelated items for PURPA Qualifying Facilities, including buyback rates, standardized interconnection guidelines and integration standards.
Directs the development of financial, energy sales, load research and related databases and models to ensure timely and efficient rate and other analyses in support of filings with the RCA and various Chugach departments.
Prepares rate, revenue requirement and revenue forecasts for Chugach budget and planning purposes. Analyzes revenues from actual, proposed and projected rates. Ensures the provision of rate impact analysis for strategic planning activities.
Oversees monthly fuel and purchased power cost allocations and quarterly fuel surcharge process to ensure cost recovery.
Coordinates investigation and implementation of load management programs.
Administers and maintains wholesale billing process.
Develops and maintains automated system associated with the development of customer load profiles (load research and billing load information) for use by Chugach.
Proposes normalized levels of recoverable expense and plant based on data/information gathered from other departments.
Directs the development of long and short-range goals for rates, tariffs and regulatory actions.
Provides direction on development of capital credit allocation methodology. Calculates annual capital credit allocations to retail and wholesale members.
Identifies critical regulatory developments and recommends action to be taken.
Responsible for on-going maintenance of Chugach’s cost allocation manual in support of unbundling, shared services and regulatory directives.
Prepares cost of service and related studies in support of Chugach’s commercial telecommunication business activities.
Participates in negotiating agreements and special contracts for the sale of electricity and related services.
Coordinates the use of Chugach resources to prepare economic and financial studies that examine impacts of proposed activities.
Manages a load research/load profiling program and alternative and innovative rate investigations as required by the RCA. Conduct rate studies to develop the rate provisions (i.e., wheeling, maintenance, emergency, etc.) of power supply agreements and other special contracts.
Ensures that RCA tariff action meetings and workshops are monitored and acts as a liaison with RCA staff.
Explains the nature, purpose and interpretation of rates and services to Chugach personnel; responds to inquiries from retail and wholesale customers.
Supervises and reviews work completed within the department and where applicable, manages contractor support to the department.
Prepares monthly reports and work lists.
- Director, Regulatory Affairs and Pricing: Reports to, receives direction from, gives and receives information.
- Controller: Obtains/supplies information.
- Director of Engineering Services Division: Coordinates metering and data collection for the Load Research/Load Profiling Program. Assists Division in regulatory matters as required.
- Director of Line Operations and Maintenance Division: Assists the Division in regulatory matters as required.
- Director of Member Services: Ensures that Director is properly interpreting tariffs and rates.
- Director of Information Services: Communicates the information services needs of the Regulatory Affairs Department.
- Director, Member and Commercial Relations: Coordinates database requirements, cost/pricing information and rate design for specific market segments or customers.
- Manager, System Development and Corporate Planning: Coordinates with regarding various aspects of load research and wholesale power agreements and ratemaking.
- General Counsel: Coordinates rate case, tariff administration, and procedural matters before regulatory and governmental agencies.
- Director, Power Control: Coordinates the development of data on the bulk power system and natural gas prices for use in regulatory filings, wholesale billing, forecasts and budget preparation.
- RCA Staff: Provides required information and data to staff. Discusses with them the details for filings made with the RCA. Negotiates and reaches stipulations on various actions before the RCA.
- PURPA Qualifying Facilities: Administer tariffrelated matters.
- Community organizations: Informs and negotiates with groups and individuals who intervene in RCA hearings.
- Consultants: Directs rate consultants.
- Wholesale Customers: Provides customer contact.
- Retail Customers: Explains rate and tariff matters as required.
Bachelor’s Degree in finance, economics, business, accounting, or a related discipline required. An advanced degree is preferred.
Seven to ten years of regulatory experience in an electrical utility, energy industry, or other regulated utility or business through which the skills and abilities detailed in the specification have been developed and the incumbent can be presented as a qualified witness in a formal regulatory proceeding. Demonstrated ability to assemble and manage a general rate case and related proceedings filed with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska or similar body, required.
Two years of the experience requirement may be satisfied by a relevant advanced degree.
Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Working knowledge of financial, economic and statistical concepts, principles and techniques. Extensive understanding of financial, energy economics, ratemaking theory and practice, particularly the various approaches to revenue requirement, costofservice functionalization, classification and allocation.
- Must have the ability to analyze and solve routine and nonroutine economic, financial and ratemaking problems. Must be detail oriented, exhibit superior analytical abilities, and successfully work in a teamwork environment.
- Knowledge of Alaska Statutes and Administrative Code helpful.
- Creativity and good judgment, in addition to strong technical and communicative skills, are essential. Proven ability to utilize information technology to routinely generate analysis is critical. Ability to work under short timelines required.
- Must have the ability to prepare thorough, logical and defensible economic and related studies that withstand the scrutiny of the RCA, consumer groups and other affected parties.
- Must meet the combined requirements of education, experience, communicative ability, soundness of logic, and perform the necessary rigors of analysis in support of formal regulatory proceedings.
- Ability to withstand cross-examination in an adversarial proceeding.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in a standard office environment. To apply for this position click the following link: https://chugachelectric.applicantpro.com/jobs/1228889-13779.html
Position: Maintenance Technician
Location: Anchorage, AK
Wage Range: 5-9
Supervisor: Manager, Operations
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. Instruct power plant operators during the operations and maintenance period in use of equipment, methods and safe practices involved in construction. Correct operational problems and perform maintenance and repair on the distribution system and power plants. Maintain good relations with the village council and member-owners and build their understanding and confidence in AVEC’s value, mission and goals.
High School Diploma, or equivalent
2+ Years of Diesel and Electrical experience
Travel Requirement: 75+%
This job involves intermittent stressful situations arising out of multicultural communities located in remote Alaskan sites in which resources are often not consistent with apparent on-site practical needs. This position is directly responsible for the Construction activities in all AVEC locations, and, as such, the position is a high stress position, demanding that the employee filling the position be able to respond to inquiries regarding construction quickly and accurately, while maintaining a consistently professional and calm emotional demeanor. In this respect, the job may require:
- Consistently long hours on both a daily and weekly basis;
- Intermittent trips (travel up to 75+% of the time) to remote Alaska villages located in extreme climatic conditions and inaccessible by commercial carriers;
- Intermittent subsistence lifestyle in remote arctic villages while involved in on-site review of electrical facilities, which lifestyle may require sleeping in industrial facilities in locations without beds, preparation of one’s own meals, and general lack of amenities common to commercial public accommodations;
- Intermittent stressful work conditions in which the employee is required to exercise significant discretion in judgment, as well as a consistently calm emotional demeanor during times of high conflict;
- Intermittent on-site review by travel on foot, all-terrain vehicles, pickup trucks, open boats, single engine aircraft, and other available on-site transportation in remote arctic villages and environs for the purpose of inspecting facilities.
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. Applications are available at our website : email@example.com
Position is open until filled.