Career Opportunities

Apprentice Line Technician III

Coastal Electric Cooperative is seeking applicants for an Apprentice Line Technician III. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2019.

An Apprentice Line Technician III is responsible for performing line construction and maintenance under the direction of a journeyman-rated line technician.

Duties include:

  • Learn basics of overhead and URD construction and become familiar with RUS specifications and the National Electric Code.
  • Assist in building line and facilities as directed.
  • Help load and unload poles, transformers and other items. Help check material in and out of the warehouse.
  • Store material and tools properly and in an orderly manner on his/her assigned vehicle.
  • Respond to after-hours trouble on a rotating basis and remain dependably available for duty during inclement weather adversely affecting the Cooperative’s electrical system.
  • Understand considerable hazards that exist, including the risk of falls, electric shock, electric flash, automobile traffic and falling objects. Understand and utilize safety equipment.
  • Learn and comply with all safety policies, rules and regulations.
  • Perform all other job-related duties assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or state equivalency certificate is required. Availability for and timely response to call-outs are required. A successful applicant must live or relocate to within a 30-minute drive of the Midway office. Relocation assistance is not available for this position. No previous experience is required. A technical certificate in lineman/electrical training is desired. Must be able to read, analyze and interpret common technical journals, safety material and other work-related documents, as well as use standard office equipment and laptops. Must be able to work nonstandard work hours or work week, possible overtime work and be “on call” on a rotating basis. Must have or be able to attain a CDL (commercial driver’s license) within twelve (12) months of being hired, as well as forklift certification. Must have and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must be able to lift up to seventy-five (75) pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Ninety (90) percent of the duties of this job are performed outdoors. The employee will be exposed to various weather conditions, including extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in this environment is usually moderate. The employee will be required to utilize specific safety equipment and follow all safety rules.

Excellent benefits including medical, dental, retirement plan and 401(k).

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered, please send cover letter and resume to: recruiting@CoastalElectric.Coop

This job posting is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. Coastal Electric Cooperative reserves the right to revise or change the job responsibilities for this position as the need arises. This job posting does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Coastal Electric Cooperative is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug Free Workplace.

Distribution Engineer

Coastal Electric Cooperative is seeking applicants for a Distribution Engineer.

A Distribution Engineer is responsible for the planning, design and construction of the electric distribution system, including system improvements and modifications. They provide technical assistance to field personnel and administer technology innovations such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Outage Management System (OMS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Duties include:

  • Prepare plans, specifications, and cost estimates for electric system construction projects and work plan.
  • Prepare substation feeder analysis showing all critical attributes of the feeder including circuit loading, voltage drop, device coordination, and fault currents using engineering analysis software.
  • Administer the AMI system for the reading of meters and control of remote meter disconnect switches.
  • Administer and maintain all substation controls, reclosers, breakers and voltage regulators with associated software.
  • Administer SCADA system for the monitoring and control of substation equipment and the collection of historical data and events including communications.
  • Prepare reports to management on operations and interpret technical data relative to the electric distribution system.
  • Evaluates and prepares construction standards following the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) format and RUS approved materials.
  • Functions as a project manager and directs appropriate personnel as required to implement engineering systems.
  • Perform all other job-related duties assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Engineering with 5 years experience or an Associate of Science (AS) degree in Engineering with 10 years experience. Must be proficient with overhead and underground distribution design, National Electric Safety Code and National Electric Code. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical journals, programming, safety materials, and other work-related material. Must be able to lift and move up to 40 pounds with assistance. Must have abilities to acquire and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must be proficient in the use of a personal computer and applications customarily used in an office and engineering environment. Ability to work non-standard work hours or weekends as needed. A successful applicant must live or re-locate within 30 minutes of the Midway office. Relocation assistance is not available for this position. A successful candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment screening process to include drug screening and background investigation. Contact Human Resources if a reasonable accommodation is needed.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The duties are performed both indoors and in outdoors weather conditions. The noise level in this environment is usually moderate. The employee will be required to utilize specific safety equipment and follow all safety rules.

Excellent benefits including medical, dental, retirement plan and 401(k).

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered, please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: recruiting@CoastalElectric.Coop

This job posting is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. Coastal Electric Cooperative reserves the right to revise or change the job responsibilities for this position as the need arises. This job posting does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Coastal Electric Cooperative is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug Free Workplace.