Pedernales Electric Cooperative Journeyworker in Kyle, Texas

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Date: Mar 13, 2019

Location:

Kyle, TX, US, 78640

Position Closes on March 27, 2019.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for performing duties required in the operation, maintenance, construction and repair of transmission and distribution systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate mastery and continue duties of Apprentice 1, 2, 3 and 4

  • Construct and maintain overhead and underground electric lines and equipment

  • Inspect existing primary and secondary power lines and substation equipment

  • Correct and/or report problems and observed hazards

  • Maintain and operate vehicles and equipment

  • Investigate trouble on lines and locate cause of power outages

  • Maintain and service, including cleaning and repairing, all tools and equipment

  • Perform rubber glove work on energized lines from aerial device

  • Work on de-energized or grounded lines or equipment, both from the pole or an aerial device

  • Participate in and successfully complete scheduled training

  • Assist in the training of others

  • Demonstrate diligence in learning and adhering to safety regulations

  • Collect delinquent accounts

  • Must be available for and participate in Call-Out duty

  • Must be available to work various shifts

  • Responsible for construction and maintenance of overhead and underground lines

  • Maintain construction standards and acceptable specifications

  • Lead and/or monitor job briefings and tail board meetings

  • Approve purchasing invoices, work orders and focus on efficiency and cost controls

  • Maintain a safe and reliable system for members and the general public

  • Maintain and promote a safe work environment for employees

  • Manage construction project completion

  • Participate in emergency restoration and call-out duty

  • Update the UC mapping system

  • Participate in the process for damage claims

  • Resolve customer complaints and answer customers' questions

  • Provide employees with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems and in resolving escalated complaints or disputes

  • Implement corporate and departmental policies, procedures and service standards in conjunction with management

  • Discuss job performance problems with supervisor to identify causes and issues and work to resolve problems

  • Teach and instruct employees in job duties and company policies Instruct and supervise subordinates in the absence of the Construction/Service Supervisor

  • Interpret and communicate work procedures and company policies to staff

  • Develop and review operating procedures

  • Establish work priorities and activities

  • Coordinate activities with other departments

  • Conduct and participate in safety meetings

  • Stay abreast of advances in technology

Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities:

A range of leadership activities, training, effectively communicating organizational policies and other information to subordinates, and ensuring that employees have a clear understanding of their responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of business and management principles including strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques and budgeting

  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service

  • Knowledge of principles of electricity, safety practices and codes

  • Knowledge of electric power industry construction standards

  • Knowledge of voltage testing equipment

  • Skilled in monitoring and managing performance

  • Skilled in establishing and communicating performance expectations and metrics

  • Skilled in time management

  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities

  • Skilled in anticipating, identifying, analyzing and resolving conflict and problems

  • Ability to serve as a positive role model and mentor to assigned apprentice

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing

  • Ability to teach employees to set up and disseminate information from various types of voltage testing equipment

  • Ability to train and teach employees the art of troubleshooting and the safe, timely manner of power restoration; including substation, distribution lines and residential lines

Minimum Qualifications – (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensure):

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Successful completion of DOL program requirements for Journeyworker

  • Valid Texas Class A CDL

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel

  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time

  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 50 pounds

  • The employee may be required to travel

  • The employee must be available for call out duty

  • The employee will routinely utilize Personal Protective Equipment

  • The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions including wet and/or humid conditions

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud

  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period

  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week

Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Nearest Major Market: Austin

Job Segment: Testing, Customer Service, Technology

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