Career Opportunities


Coastal Electric Cooperative currently seeks applicants for two career jobs. A Distribution Engineer and an entry level Apprentice Lineman III.

 

DISTRIBUTION ENGINEER

POSTING PERIOD:  10/16/2019 THROUGH 12/31/2019

FLSA STATUS:  EXEMPT

SALARY RANGE: $77, 087- $103,701

Position Description: 

Coastal Electric Cooperative is currently seeking a Distribution Engineer to provide technical assistance to field personnel and administer technology implementation in the substation and distribution systems.  The Distribution Engineer is also responsible for the analysis and function of engineering applications such as SCADA, AMI, and EA programs that integrate with GIS and OMS systems.

Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare substation feeder analysis showing all critical attributes of the feeder including circuit loading, voltage drop, device coordination and fault currents using Milsoft engineering analysis software.
  • Administer the Aclara Automated Meter Infrastructure for the reading of meters, control of disconnect collars, and data analysis.
  • Administer and maintain all substation controls, reclosers, breakers, and voltage regulators with Schweitzer (SEL) relays and associated software.
  • Administer Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) for the monitoring and control of substation equipment and the collection of historical data and events, currently the Survalent.
  • Power quality analysis, instrumentation, and monitoring of electric service, including the interpretation of harmonic and meter data.
  • Prepare reports to management on operations and interpret technical data relative to the electric distribution system.
  • Evaluates and prepares construction standards following the RUS format and RUS approved materials.
  • Functions as a project manager and directs appropriate personnel as required to implement engineering systems.
  • Prepare plans, specifications, and cost estimates for electric system construction projects and work plan.
  • Perform all other job-related duties assigned by management.

Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s of Science (BS) degree in engineering and 5 years of experience is preferred or,
  • Associate of Science (AS) degree in Engineering with 10 years of experience is required.
  • Experience in SQL and Oracle database structure will be beneficial with the management of several engineering applications.
  • Familiarity with overhead and underground distribution design, National Electric Safety Code, and National Electric Code.
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills with a proficiency in verbal and written communications.
  • Able 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 ability to acquire/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.
  • Able to work non-standard work hours or weekends as needed.
  • Successful applicants must live or relocate within 30 minutes of the Midway, GA office. Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Work Environment: 

The duties are performed both indoors and in outdoor 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.

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.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.  A successful candidate must complete a pre-employment screening process to include a drug screening, a background investigation and a reference check.  Contact Human Resources if a reasonable accommodation is needed.

Coastal Electric Cooperative

offers excellent benefits including

medical, dental, retirement plan and 401(k).

To be considered for this position,

please send cover letter, resume and salary requirement to:

The HR Team at recruiting@coastalelectric.coop.

COASTAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION,

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, DRUG FREE WORKPLACE EMPLOYER

APPRENTICE LINE TECHNICIAN III

POSTING PERIOD:  10/16/2019 THROUGH 11/16/2019

FLSA STATUS:  NON-EXEMPT (HOURLY)

SALARY RANGE: $39,927 – 48,620

Position Description: Perform line construction and maintenance under the direction of a Journeyman rated Line Technician

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Learn basics of overhead and underground line construction and become familiar with Rural Utilities Service 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.
  • Responsible for material and tools being stored properly and in an orderly manner on assigned vehicle.
  • Respond to after-hours trouble calls on a rotating basis and is dependably available for duty during inclement weather adversely affecting the Cooperative’s electrical system.
  • Understand considerable hazards that exist, including 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 timely response to call-outs are required.
  • A successful applicant must live or relocate within 30 minutes of the Midway, GA office. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
  • No previous experience is required but a technical certificate in lineman/electrical training is desired.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical journals, safety material, and other work-related documents.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment laptop and tablet computers.
  • Ability to work nonstandard hours, accept overtime work and to be “on-call” on a rotating basis.
  • Must have or be able to attain a Georgia Commercial Drivers License (CDL) 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 percent of the duties of this job are performed outdoors. As such 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.  

A successful candidate must complete a pre-employment screening process to include a drug screening and background investigation.

Contact Human Resources if a reasonable accommodation is needed.

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

offers excellent benefits including

medical, dental, retirement plan and 401(k).

To be considered for this position,

please send cover letter, resume and salary requirement to:

The HR Team at recruiting@coastalelectric.coop.

COASTAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION,

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, DRUG FREE WORKPLACE EMPLOYER