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EnergyUnited Region Line Engineer I in Lexington, United States

Region Line Engineer I

Lexington, NC (Ops)

North Carolina’s largest electric cooperative, EnergyUnited, delivers reliable energy and services that improve the quality of life for our customers and communities. We invite you to join our team if you possess the qualities on which we’ve based our success for over 60 years – Safety, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence .

EnergyUnited offers a comprehensive benefit package. EnergyUnited is an Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer

Job Description

Who is EnergyUnited?

Our mission is to deliver reliable energy at competitive prices. We serve over 115,000 members throughout our 19-county territory who rely on us every day to keep the power on and that isn’t something we take lightly. Our team is the best in the industry and if you are looking to work for a company with core values like Safety, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence, then look no further. We’ve been in the power services business for over 80 years, and we know a thing or two about what it takes to be successful!

Would you like to join our team of dedicated professionals? We have an immediate opening for a talented, hardworking individual to join our team as a Region Line Engineer I! An ideal candidate for this position would be someone who:

  • Places safety as top priority when working

  • Collaborates effectively with team members

  • Enjoys analyzing and troubleshooting power service issues

  • Values the cooperative business model

  • Fosters an attitude of innovation and efficiency

What can EnergyUnited do for you?

Working Here you will:

  • Work with a team of highly talented individuals in which to learn and grow

  • Collaborate with us as we strive to improve the quality of life for our members and the communities’ we serve

  • Enjoy the family atmosphere of our work teams

  • Deliver results by using your skill set to find solutions

  • Be challenged to do your very best work each and every day

  • Seize opportunities for training and career growth

  • Receive wonder benefits from the cooperative including Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement and more

How can you Benefit EnergyUnited?

In this role you will:

  • Coordinate inspections of employee tools and equipment to ensure that they are properly maintained and in safe working condition, inclusive of fleet vehicles and equipment.

  • Coordinate the implementation and adherence to appropriate safety programs and protocols with the safety group.

  • Conduct/assist with Safety and other training sessions.

  • Conduct Safety audits.

  • Complete necessary vehicle, injury, and other event reports. Provide reports and all information necessary to the safety department in a prompt and timely manner.

  • Participate in incident investigations as necessary.

  • Process damage claims.

  • Schedule Work Orders to ensure that member’s needs are being met

  • Oversee internal and external crews to coordinate work to meet Service Delivery model

  • Plan workload (6-week window) and daily crew schedules.

  • Update vehicles and drivers in GPS Insight.

  • Handle member issues.

  • Provide occasional IT support.

  • Provide engineering support for the Distribution Designers.

  • Coordinate Power Quality & Reliability investigations – CEMI, feeder patrols & infrared worst performing feeders

  • Assist with the migration from a paper to a digital environment.

  • Participate in the Standards Committee.

  • Ensure accurate and timely closing of work orders.

  • Learn to utilize the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) – RNI, MDMS, Alerts and Alarms to extract reliability information such as overloaded equipment, high voltage areas, low voltage areas, areas with click counts, etc.

  • Coordinate the assignment of overloaded transformers with the Distribution Design Manager.

  • Assist System Engineering to implement studies that benefit the regions.

  • Learn and maintain up‑to‑date knowledge of RUS engineering related bulletins and regulations, Cooperative policies and Service Rules and Regulations.

  • Review reliability reports from System Engineering and track and document completion of recommended actions.

  • Analyze reliability of electrical system and recommend remedial action as required for such power quality problems (e.g. frequent outages, momentary interruptions, high and low voltage issues, etc.)

  • Meet member needs as it relates to power quality such as stray voltage, large motor starting, harmonic distortion and flicker/blinks.

  • Coordinate special needs of large or complex customers including system design, metering, power quality and reliability.

  • Work collaboratively with System Engineers to adopt Company-wide standards, gain experience in Regional Operations, and share best practices.

  • Prepare Switching Procedures for region as needed.

  • Be available after hours and during emergency situations. In the absence of the Region Line Manager, acts in that capacity, with assistance from experienced Crew Leaders, to manage customer expectations.

  • Attend conferences and schools as requested by the Region Line Manager.

Skills & Requirements

To be considered for this position, you should have:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution in Electrical Engineering or equivalent is required.

  • Three (3) years or less of progressively responsible experience in the planning of an electric distribution system. Knowledge of the operation of power systems is desirable. Supervisory experience is preferred.

  • Must have a positive, open mind and considerate attitude toward the responsibilities of the position.

  • Must have a strong knowledge of computer operations.

  • Must have a good understanding of basic electrical engineering fundamentals.

  • Must be a self-starter; must be able to be present and work with public in a pleasant, courteous manner.

  • Have highest personal integrity and have a sense of accuracy toward record keeping.

  • Ability to make sound decisions from observations and carry out instructions.

  • Possess superior mathematical abilities.

  • Must have North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License with good driving record.

  • Often required to be able to be capable of stooping, bending, reaching, climbing and grasping and frequently walking long distances.

  • Must be available to emergency work during all weather conditions.

  • This position is classified as a job site reporting "Direct Operational” position and applicant must live within 20 miles of the respective assigned reporting location or be willing to move.

EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.