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General Line Foreman

Town of Wallingford Electric Division, Wallingford, CT

[Posted 7/31/2020, deadline first of 50th application received or 9/2/2020]

 

General Line Foreman – The Town of Wallingford Electric Division is seeking a highly skilled supervisor with strong administrative and leadership skills to oversee the utility’s overhead and underground line installation, repair and maintenance functions. The utility serves 25,000 customers in a 50+ square mile distribution area with a peak demand of 130 MW.  The position requires an A.S. degree in electrical, civil, or mechanical engineering plus eight (8) years of progressive experience in the construction, maintenance, and operation of utility-grade electric distribution facilities, or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience substituting on a year-for-year basis.  One (1) year experience as a supervisor is preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator License. Salary: $92,405 - $118,227 plus an excellent fringe benefit package.  Apply to:  Department of Human Resources, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. Phone #: (203) 294-2080; Fax #: (203) 294-2084. The closing date will be the date the 50th application or resume is received or September 2, 2020 whichever occurs first. EOE

 

 

Electrical Engineer

Littleton Electric Light Department (LELD), Littleton, MA

[Posted 7/29/2020]

 

A position is available with the Littleton Electric Light Department for an Electrical Engineer.

 

Working under the direct supervision of the Engineering and Operations Manager, the successful applicant will perform a variety of electrical engineering functions, while working in conjunction with other department personnel in constructing and maintaining an electric distribution system. 

 

The successful applicant must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, have an understanding of power systems engineering and must be able to properly use personal safety equipment necessary for the operation of a high voltage distribution system. 

 

A job description and requirements are available on our website, www.lelwd.com or by requesting a job description via email:  hr@lelwd.com.

 

Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

Resumes will be received in the Offices of the Littleton Electric Light and Water Departments via email, hr@lelwd.com, until the job is filled.

 

 

Electric Operations General Foreman

Groton Utilities, Groton, CT

[Posted 7/29/2020, deadline 8/10/2020]

 

City of Groton | Groton Utilities
Electric Division

 

Electric Operations General Foreman
Union: AFSCME Local 818
Full-time (40+), Salary: $105,000


Groton Utilities is a leader in Southeastern Connecticut, providing electric, water, and other services with exceptional customer service, value and quality. We are currently searching for an Electric Operations General Foreman with supervisory/leadership skills to support the Manager, Operations (Electric Division) with the management of utility personnel within the Electric Division (i.e. the line section, substation section, and stockroom). The Electric Operations General Foreman is also responsible for the installation, maintenance and operation of electric facilities and related equipment.

 

Education and/or Experience requirements: Associates degree in electrical engineering or five (5) years' experience as a Senior Lineperson, Senior Electrician, Electrical Engineer or Engineering Aide and/or high school graduate with ten (10) years' experience as a Senior Lineperson, Senior Electrician, Electrical Engineer or Engineering Aide.  Must have training in electric metering, switching, test equipment, cable splicing, line wok, substation and distribution operations.  Must have extensive experience in constructing, maintaining and operating a power delivery system.  Knowledgeable with state-of-the-art information, techniques and processes. Must successfully pass and be listed as a CONVEX switcher and comprehend CONVEX operating instructions.

 

Please submit your resume by going to https://cityofgroton.com/government-services/job-dashboard. Closing date is Monday, August 10, 2020.


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Superintendent of Electric Distribution

Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP), Peabody, MA

[Posted 7/27/2020, deadline 8/4/2020]

 

TITLE:  SUPERINTENDENT OF ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION
DIVISION:  DISTRIBUTION
SALARY: GRADE E18 ($123,258 - $153,661)
SHIFT: EXEMPT POSITION
CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION:   OFFICIAL SERVICE

 

 

DUTIES: 

 

Under the general supervision of the Manager or Assistant Manager. Responsible for planning, designing, coordinating, scheduling and supervising the construction, maintenance, and operation of the transmission, distribution, and metering systems.

 

In conjunction with the Assistant Superintendents of Electric Distribution supervise and direct assignments to Foremen and others for all construction, maintenance, and operations. Coordinate and approve all construction, maintenance and operations work. Assign members to all work crews in the division.

 

Responsible for efficient operation of Distribution Division; prepare and administer Distribution Division budget and action plans.

 

Coordinate, supervise and be familiar with all regulations regarding the handling, storage, and disposal of all hazardous/toxic substances.

 

Resonsible for maintaining and enforcing a complete and compreshensive safety program, including working policies and procedures.

 

Prepare specifications and bidding documents for vehicles, equipment, materials, and services as required by law. Evaluate bid proposals and recommend bid awards. Administer contracts as required.

 

In accordance with established limits of authority, approve purchases of materials and supplies to meet the needs of the Division.

 

Oversee the integrity of the data being entered into various company databases. Maintain and monitor the pole replacement database to oversee which utility is next to transfer from replaced poles in the field. Utilize the company AMI and associated software systems to report and respond to system anomalies. Ensure that maintenance records are accurately and completely being maintained by field personnel and properly documented in company GIS system.

 

Act as a liaison between PMLP and NEPPA in support of PMLP's participation in their Mutual Aid program.

 

Administer PMLP's DOT random substance testing program for CDL holders in accordance with applicable law.

 

Responsible for maintaining all safety, technical and supervisory training programs for personnel in the Division. Provide orientation to all new employees.

 

Resonsible for the maintenance and general condition of all company vehicles and equipment and all associated record keeping. Evaluate and recommend vehicle and equipment replacements.

 

Operate high voltage circuit breakers and switches as required.

 

Responsible for the maintenance and security of PMLP property surrounding the main service building and all PMLP remote locations. Responsible for the maintenance and security of the garage, the vehicle maintenance area and all other main service building areas where Division employees normally perform their duties.

 

Maintain appropriate personnel records. Verify and approve all department time cards. Prepare and submit necessary records and reports to management as required. Administer all leaves for Division employees.

 

Responsible for maintaining proper records necessary to account for all materials and supplies used by Division personnel and contractors.

 

Serve on call 24 hours a day to address emergency situations involving all distribution, transmission, and metering facilities. During unusual conditions, may be required to perform emergency repair work.

 

Evaluate overall performance of Distrubition Division in relation to established objectives; make recommendations to the Manager regarding new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvement in the effectiveness of the utility and the services provided. Prepare priority lists and analysis reports for all work groups within the Division as required.

 

At the discretion of the Manager, shall perform supervisory and administrative responsibilities managing any other functions required to maintain or enhance the successful operation of PMLP.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Requires extensive skills in project management, contract administration, enforcement of governmental regulations, and construction and maintenance of electrical equipment. Minimum of three (3) years experience managing electric utility maintenance and operation personnel. Minimum of three (3) years experience supervising electric utility line construction projects.

 

Please submit you cover letter and resume to John Maihos at jmaihos@pmlp.com

 

Last Date for Applying: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

 

 

General Manager

Princeton Municipal Light Department (PMLD), Princeton, MA

[Posted 7/21/2020]

 

Under general policy guidance from the Princeton Municipal Light Board, the General Manager plans, organizes, integrates, fiscally controls, directs, administers, reviews and evaluates the activities, operations, programs and services of the Princeton Municipal Light Department (PMLD) for the Town of Princeton, Massachusetts. The General Manager is the Chief Operating Officer of the PMLD and is responsible for carrying out the policies and programs determined by the Light Board.

 

The Princeton Municipal Light Department (PMLD) has been providing electrical service to residents and businesses of Princeton for over 100 years (Est. 1912).

 

PMLD's mission is to provide a safe, reliable, and economical source of electric power for its over 1400 customers, to acknowledge and implement the need for renewable energy from within the diversity of available energy sources, and to enhance the benefits of municipal utility ownership for our customers.

 

PMLD has its own elected Board of Commissioners, General Manager and staff that operate separately and autonomously from the Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator and other Town Boards & Committees."

 

The successful GM candidate will possess a BA in electrical engineering or equivalent, ten years of progressively responsible related experience, including at least three years of supervisory experience.  A competitive compensation package will be negotiated, based on skills and experience of the successful candidate.

 

Current salary range and benefits for the position are very generous and competitive depending upon the experience of the applicant.     

 

To apply send resume via email or make inquiry in confidence to:

 

Richard J White

Groux-White Consulting, LLC

1 Pelham Road

Lexington, MA 02420

Email: rickwhite58@verizon.net

Phone: 781-572-6332

 

 

Line Superintendent (Full Time)

Merrimac Municipal Light Department, Merrimac, MA

[Posted 7/20/2020; updated 7/22/2020]

 

Department: Municpal Light Department

Division: Operations

 

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVES

 

The Municipal Light Department’s (“MLD”) Line Superintendent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all line work.  The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the safety of line crews and the general public, prioritizing work assignments and scheduling work in a manner that maximizes productivity while adequately cross-training lineworkers.  The Line Superintendent is responsible for providing safe, reliable electric service to Merrimac residents and businesses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

The incumbent establishes a team environment that results in the immediate restoration of power during emergencies while providing customers with courteous and respectful responses to inquiries.  This position provides the leadership necessary to promote a professional work environment among all lineworkers by requiring a strong work ethic, positive attitude and a daily commitment to work safely in the performance of hazardous duty work.

 

NATURE OF POSITION

 

Reporting to the General Manager the Line Superintendent schedules and assigns work for the MLD’s lineworkers.  This position is required to have a thorough understanding of the time and materials required to complete the annual capital work plan and customer-related projects, and perform operations and maintenance work as required.  A significant portion of this position’s responsibility is the daily supervision of line crews in the field to make sure safe work practices are adhered to and expected productivity is received.

 

The incumbent is required to communicate daily with residents and businesses in responding to inquiries about scheduled work, voltage irregularities and power outages.  This position serves as the direct contact and coordinator with the telephone company in the installation and removal of utility poles and associated equipment in both the telephone and MLD set areas.  This position also works closely with contractors in the scheduling of work and assurance that all applicable MLD policies and procedures are complied with.  The Line Superintendent monitors the after hour response time to restore electrical service to ensure MLD customers receive quality electric service at all times.

 

The Line Superintendent acts as the primary liaison between the operating concerns in the field and the management of the MLD.  As the primary liaison, this individual must balance multiple concerns such as safety, productivity, efficiency, work quality, training, and morale.  This individual must resolve complex problems in the field by utilizing effective communication skills, knowledge of overhead and underground distribution operating procedures, and an understanding of Town policies, relationships and working agreements.  The Line Superintendent is responsible for promoting a positive work environment for MLD employees by employing communication, leadership and motivational skills.

 

The position’s assignments are broad in nature, generally given orally indicating the end result desired.  The incumbent has functional autonomy with respect to all decisions regarding line operations.  In the fulfillment of these duties, the employee must be decisive, exercising independent judgment, self-motivated and possess leadership-by-example qualities to successfully achieve the desired objectives of the MLD.

 

With the deregulation of the electric utility industry in 1998, the Line Superintendent must have the initiative and the ability to manage the line operations function as if it were a private business in direct competition with investor-owned utilities.  This individual must possess the leadership skills necessary to provide superior electric service reliability to Merrimac residents and businesses by overseeing continuous improvements to the distribution system.

 

DIMENSIONS

 

The MLD provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 2,995 residential and 224 commercial customers.  Electric service is supplied over overhead lines and a small growing portion of underground lines with no manholes in the system.  Distribution voltages vary between 110 volts and 13,800 volts.  Sub-transmission electricity is delivered at 23,000 volts on two (2) supply lines, 2377N and 2396S, from National Grid’s West Amesbury Substation.  The MLD receives electricity at the Mill St Substation on Mill Street and the Burnside Substation on Burnside Lane.

 

The MLD’s Calendar Year 2019 distribution expenditures were $224,250 with a total capital budget of ~$500,000.  The MLD’s peak demand is 8 megawatts and annual deliveries of 30 million kilowatt-hours of electricity to Merrimac residents and businesses. 

 

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES TO ATTAIN ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVES

 

  1. Assigns, supervises, inspects and evaluates the work of lineworkers with respect to the installation and maintenance of the electrical distribution system.
  2. Takes part in discussing confidential and proprietary information with General Manager and Board of Light Commissioners
  3. Ensures daily work assignments are clearly communicated and allocated equitably among line crews; daily assignments include a departmental tailboard discussion to ensure preferred work procedures are understood
  4. Oversees performance of all line crews including daily field inspections to ensure appropriate levels of productivity are maintained, safe working procedures and practices as specified within the MLD and American Public Power Association safety manuals are strictly adhered to and employee channels of communications are maintained
  5. Provides daily instructions to work crews to ensure electrical connections, equipment and system configurations provide voltage levels that are delivered within the acceptable range established by the Department of Public Utilities.
  6. Enforces all safety procedures and practices, uses positive, progressive discipline to motivate line personnel to comply with established procedures; and communicates with line crews to promote a safety-conscious work culture.
  7. Discusses sensitive and confidential information related to department and employees with General Manager.
  8. Keeps on top of new processes needed to be implemented to maintain department in good standing with new rules and regulations at all level involving line operations.
  9. Actively participates in short and long term planning sessions that impact line operations, including the formulation of the Annual and Five Year Capital Work Plans. Establishes work schedules; develops cost estimates; and works with financial and management in the coordination of work assignments. Prioritizes electrical line maintenance and capital work requirements to maximize the reliability of electrical service.
  10. Completes the annual capital work plan within allocated time and budget constraints.
  11. Plans and communicates daily line crew schedules to other MLD employees, and, as necessary, to other Town employees, and outside contractors to ensure all supplies, materials, equipment and engineering designs are available to efficiently fulfill line work.
  12. Records and submits daily time sheets and records of equipment and materials used; responsible for line crews completion of accurate inventory records; keeps other related records as required.
  13. Coordinates MLD work, including utility pole installations, with other Town departments, contractors, telephone company, gas company, cable television company and others as necessary. Coordinates planned/emergency work with National Grid.
  14. Is available for emergency and standby duties as required, assigns crews, analyzes and resolves problems during the restoration of electrical service. Responds to emergencies and electrical outages in Merrimac whenever they may occur.
  15. When needed, performs overhead and underground line work at the proficiency level of a 1st Class Lineman.
  16. Ensures employees under the incumbent’s supervision follow all applicable state and federal regulations, including CDL alcohol and drug testing, relevant collective bargaining agreement, work standards, safety procedures and use their time, vehicles, equipment, supplies and materials efficiently and effectively and that all toxic surplus or waste materials are disposed of properly.
  17. Acts as a customer representative in the field in responding to customer complaints and inquires with respect to pole and transformer installations, street lights, voltage fluctuations and service interruptions; communicates with customers in a courteous manner using tact and diplomacy. Works in harmony with other Town departments and employees.
  18. Oversees interaction between workers and maintains harmony for the smooth flow of work.
  19. Oversees works of contractors hired to provide tree trimming and tree removal services for the MLD; coordinates and communicates tree-related work with the DPW Department and any, and all, impacted residents and businesses.
  20. Establishes overhead and underground distribution and construction standards with management staff and facilitates implementation in field.
  21. Develops specification requirements for the purchase of all new MLD vehicles; oversees the maintenance of vehicles and equipment to ensure the MLD’s assets are properly protected.
  22. Participates in management or technical training to enhance skills.
  23. Assists with electric service disconnections for non-payment and delinquent customers.
  24. Provides technical input in the preparation of bid specifications; monitors and oversees the cost effective procurement of materials, supplies, and services; communicates to the appropriate individuals when supplies are due for re-order.
  25. Makes all recommendations regarding personnel actions, such as promotions, commendations and disciplinary measures for all lineworkers. Prepares reports required by established procedures based on observations and findings in the area of workers’ performance. Conducts line workers annual performance appraisals.  Enforces MLD policies and procedures and rewards/disciplines line workers accordingly.
  26. Monitors the technical skills and recommends additional training for lineworkers to ensure each individual employee is capable of safely completing work assignments and the quality of work meets or exceeds the standards expected within “good utility practices”.
  27. Keeps informed and up-to-date with the latest technological developments and improvements concerning work methods, machinery and other equipment in the field. Evaluates new products and work standards.
  28. Oversees planning and execution of switching operations to ensure safe working conditions and prevent loss of power or damage to the MLD’s infrastructure during planned work and outages.
  29. Provides input and reviews updated circuit maps to ensure all information is accurate and can be relied on by all line personnel in the completion of the annual capital work plan, emergency response and in the performance of routine maintenance.
  30. Coordinates and tracks work schedule and associated costs for all billable projects. Works closely with General Manager to ensure all projects and/or repairs are completed expeditiously and all invoices prepared and billed accurately.
  31. Promotes a positive, participative team attitude among all MLD employees. Displays the leadership qualities to motivate employees to work as a team and take pride in the MLD. Utilizes tact and diplomacy to work in harmony with other Town Departments, consultants, outside agencies and attorney.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Ten years of experience supervising line crews with a service territory of 2,000 or more customers.
  • Valid MA commercial driver’s license, Class B.
  • Certification as a Journeyman Lineman.
  • Knowledge of applicable National Electric Safety Code sections pertaining to electric utility work.
  • Valid Massachusetts DPS Hoist Engineers License 1B.
  • Knowledge of and ability to teach line work and safety.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and ability to repair and install transformers, switches, conduits, and switchgear.
  • Thorough knowledge of high voltage overhead and underground construction.
  • Proven history of promoting a safe, productive and positive work environment.
  • Familiarity with substation equipment and operations.
  • Strong familiarity with navigating, installing, repairing and maintaining overhead and underground fiber optic cable within the power and/or the commercial space.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

 

Knowledge of operation and use of standard electric utility motorized vehicles and equipment, and common hand and power tools.  Skill in use of electric power line detection devices, mobile radio, telephone, personal computer, copy and fax machines, electric power and harmonic monitoring devices, ampere and volt meters, inductive test devises, hipotential test sets, megometers, recloser test set and other high voltage switchgear, and field test equipment.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and to reach with hands and arms.  The incumbent frequently is required to stand and talk or hear.  The incumbent is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and smell.

 

The incumbent must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds an occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The incumbent occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.  The incumbent occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

 

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

 

To apply or to make inquiry send resume via email to:

 

Kenneth Lamb

General Manager, MMLD

klamb@merrimaclight.com

http://www.merrimac01860.info/249/Light-Department

 

 

Journeyman Lineworker

Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc. (WEC), East Montpelier, VT

[Posted 7/20/2020]

 

Salary Range: $36.50 to $40.86 (depending upon experience and qualifications)

Days and Hours of Work: As outlined in the union contract.

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

WEC was founded in 1939 to bring electricity to rural Vermont communities and to provide our members with a voice in their energy future. WEC continues today with that same spirit as our pioneering founders with a commitment to our environment, communities and our member-owners. We are a not for profit cooperative utility serving our member/owners in 41 towns in central Vermont's rural landscape.

 

WEC is seeking an individual to fill a union opening in the Operations Department. This position is part of a 13-member line crew charged with maintaining and improving nearly 1,300 miles of distribution/transmission lines and works closely with all operation personnel to assure exemplary member service and reliability for nearly 10,900 Cooperative members.

 

General Summary of Job Responsibilities:

 

Under the general direction of Operation supervisors, the journeyman lineworker, within their current realm of experience and knowledge, will be responsible for building, maintaining and repairing overhead and underground power transmission and distribution lines in a safe and effective manner within the established guidelines of industry work practices.

 

Qualified applicants must at a minimum be adept at climbing poles and proficient in the use of hand tools, such as axes, chainsaws, bars, shovels, etc. Applicants must also be able to handle ropes and tie suitable knots, dig holes, and acquire the ability to properly cut and trim trees and meet the physical demands of the position, including the ability to work in adverse weather conditions for long hours.

 

Courtesy in dealing with members, co-workers and others, adaptability and willingness to acquire new skills, professional attitude and interest in work, and attention to general work rules and safety procedures are essential characteristics of the ideal candidate.

 

All applicants must possess or have the ability to acquire a Vermont commercial driver's license within one year from date of hire.

 

Submit letter of interest to WEC's Human Resources Dept., c/o Cheryl Willette, Director of Finance & Administration, PO Box 8, East Montpelier, VT 05651

 

WEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

  

 

Generation Asset Engineer

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), Ludlow, MA

[Posted 7/15/2020]

 

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) brings a competitive edge to Massachusetts municipal utilities dedicated to providing their customers with low-cost and reliable electricity. We plan, develop and manage energy resources in an evolving marketplace that requires high levels of innovation and expertise. Our values are old-fashioned, reflecting 40 years of public power joint action, but our service is second to none.


We are currently seeking to add a Generation Asset Engineer to the team. This person will be responsible for providing engineering and technical services for MMWEC, MMWEC’s generation assets and MMWEC’s Member Systems. Areas of focus will include mechanical, electrical, environmental, and controls engineering.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Engineering and Technical Support for the Stony Brook Energy Center
  • Provide engineering and technical solutions for Mechanical/Electrical systems, Environmental and Controls issues as required including DMR’s (Design Modification Requests)
  • Provide consultant technical services for plant operations and maintenance
  • Provide outage contractor oversight and scheduling weekly updates
  • Update P&ID drawings as required
  • Identify modifications, upgrades and replacements of power plant components to extend the life of the asset
  • Develop detailed planning schedules for annual maintenance outage
  • Provide support for outage safety playbook
  • Provide engineering support for outage contractor projects managing SBEC/MMWEC’s best interests
  • Impacts of new regulations (e.g. 7.74 CO2 emission reductions) on operational strategies
  • Submit required forms to the ISO-NE for participation in the wholesale electricity markets
  • Provide engineering support for the oil pipeline and transmission line
  • Engineering and Technical Support for the MMWEC Gas Pipeline
  • Provide engineering support for the natural gas pipeline
  • Obtain and maintain designated Veriforce engineering qualifications for the natural gas pipeline
  • Oversee the Operations and Maintenance of the AOB Mechanical and Electrical Building Systems
  • Provide engineering support for calculating Combined Heat and Power REC’s and the process to report the REC’s to the DOER
  • Submit Required Technical Forms to the ISO-NE for MMWEC’s Member Systems Generation Assets
  • Provides Technical Support for new Project Proposals

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering Discipline required
  • Project Management experience
  • Must be experienced in Codes and Standards related to power plants
  • Knowledgeable about engineering, operations, maintenance, safety, training, design, construction and quality assurance as they pertain to power plants and generation assets
  • Special licenses/certificates: Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts is desirable. Must be certifiable through Veriforce for various phases of pipeline operations and maintenance.

 

MMWEC offers a competitive salary & benefits package including both a pension and savings retirement plan with company match. We foster an environment that challenges employees to be passionate, energetic, proactive, and progressive.

 
Forward your resume & salary requirements to: alomma@mmwec.org


Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) eagerly accepts applications for employment from all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, GINA, marital status, gender identity, age, ancestry, veteran status, mental or physical disability, and political belief or affiliation.


MMWEC will only accept applications for open positions

 

 

Wind Turbine Technician

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), Ludlow, MA

[Posted 7/15/2020]

 

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) brings a competitive edge to Massachusetts municipal utilities dedicated to providing their customers with low-cost and reliable electricity. We plan, develop and manage energy resources in an evolving marketplace that requires high levels of innovation and expertise. Our values are old-fashioned, reflecting 40 years of public power joint action, but our service is second to none.


We are currently seeking to add a Wind Turbine Technician to perform and/or administer wind turbine revisions and upgrades as well as all maintenance and repair activities. This will include scheduling of all routine maintenance and leading any troubleshooting or repair efforts. The Wind Turbine Technician will provide technical support to the Stony Brook Energy Center.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Coordinate, schedule and manage contractors, inspections, maintenance and other activities
  • Coordinate actions with the OEM’s remote operations control center and the Stony Brook Site Supervisor
  • Supplement and or reduce OEM’s workforce for emergency or demand maintenance activities
  • Provide forced outage restoration for single or multiple units
  • Provide emergency response and assist OEM in performing preventive maintenance activities
  • Develop and monitor project budget
  • Review and respond to security emails and alerts
  • Write and review project reports
  • Implement minor equipment upgrades and revisions
  • Recommend appropriate retrofits
  • Apply troubleshooting techniques to find and resolve problems
  • Perform minor electrical work
  • Perform minor instrument, controls and substation work
  • Position requires "on-call" availability to respond to emergencies

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Associate’s degree in engineering technology or related field required.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years GE wind turbine maintenance experience preferred.
  • Electrical and mechanical equipment, systems and troubleshooting techniques essential.
  • Electrical schematics and wind turbine troubleshooting procedures required.
  • Wind turbine operation, start up and shutdown procedures required.

 

Special licenses/certificates: Basic wind technician certificates such as Tower Rescue, CPR, First Aid, AED, OSHA 10, Competent Climber, Confined Space, Working at Heights, NFPA 70, LOTO and current certificates from major turbine manufacturers and GWO certificates are highly desirable.


WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Physical Environment: Office, Power Plant and outdoors, 80 meter tower climbing, working at heights.
  • Physical Demands: Ability to climb 300 feet, possible confined space mechanical duties.
  • Drug Testing: Required for this position and is subject to random drug testing.

 

MMWEC offers a competitive salary & benefits package including both a pension and savings retirement plan with company match. We foster an environment that challenges employees to be passionate, energetic, proactive, and progressive. If you are interested & qualified to join our team please apply directly at: https://massachusetts-municipal-wholesale.checkwritersrecruit.com


Or forward your resume & salary requirements to: alomma@mmwec.org 

 

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) eagerly accepts applications for employment from all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, GINA, marital status, gender identity, age, ancestry, veteran status, mental or physical disability, and political belief or affiliation.

 

MMWEC will only accept applications for open positions.

 

 

Jr. Systems Integration Specialist

Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PLMP), Peabody, MA

[Posted 7/1/2020]

 

Jr. Systems Integration Specialist. – Information Technology – Exempt Position

 

Looking for an exciting job that makes a difference? PMLP is seeking an Integration Specialist who will work on both existing and new complex software systems to tailor them for efficient and productive use across all departments. Public Power is undergoing a rapid evolution as we strive to bring our customers safe and affordable electricity, along with new technology efforts to provide ways to access new data and services.


Join a team of highly skilled IT professionals with a wide range of responsibilities. Candidates should possess a strong knowledge of complex software systems from hardware, communications, security, and end-user delivery standpoints. PMLP is looking for a well-rounded problem solver who can adapt to changing roles and responsibilities. If you think you’re up for the challenge, apply now!


Peabody Municipal Light Plant is Peabody and South Lynnfield, MA’s community-owned, not-for-profit electric utility. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.


For more information, go to www.pmlp.com/employment.html

 

 

Substation and Metering Supervisor

New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC), Plymouth, NH

[Posted 7/1/2020]

 

OUR ORGANIZATION:

 

NHEC is the second largest electric utility in New Hampshire, providing service to consumers and businesses in 115 communities throughout the state.  As a member-owned cooperative, serving our members is at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make.   

 

The electric utility industry is currently undergoing enormous change as consumers look for new ways to manage energy costs through distributed energy resources such as solar arrays, battery storage, energy efficiency, and the use of electro-technologies like heat pumps and electric vehicles in place of fossil fuel powered technologies.  These changes present new challenges and opportunities to find ways to meet our members’ evolving expectations and make this an exciting time to work in the electric utility industry. In June 2017, we completed a five-year strategic plan, identifying four areas of strategic focus with actionable goals within those areas. 

 

  • Transformation of our Business Model to prepare for the widespread adoption of distributed energy resources by our members. 
  • Adoption of a Voice of the Member platform to help us better understand and meet our member’s needs and expectations.
  • A focus on enhancing our Organizational Effectiveness by transforming NHEC into an organization that is innovative, nimble, and able to respond more rapidly to the changing needs of our members and the way they lead their lives.
  • Ensuring NHEC’s ongoing Financial Stability through development of a revenue model and associated rates and charges that better reflect the way our members will use our distribution system as they increasingly play a role in managing the energy resources that serve them.

                                                                                                                                       

To help meet the goals in the strategic plan we identified three key drivers that describe the kind of organization we want to be:

 

  • Member WOW! Our members are wowed by the service we provide.  Every interaction between a member and NHEC is deeply satisfying because we keep it simple, personalized and seamless so that the member feels their need is completely understood by us and, whenever possible, completely resolved with a philosophy of one and done. 
  • Learning Organization.  Our employees feel energized and excited by the possibilities and opportunities presented by these industry changes.  They are curious, feel empowered to experiment, work collaboratively, and share their knowledge and experience as they work to solve new problems, meet new challenges, and serve changing member needs. 
  • Strategic Partnerships.  We develop strategic partnerships that are central to our ability to achieve our vision by giving us capabilities and resources we do not have ourselves.  Our strategic partnerships open up opportunities to deliver value for our members that would have been unavailable on our own.  We clearly convey to our partner our vision of what we believe success looks like, and our partner is open with us about how they will help us achieve that vision and the challenges that will need to be met to get there. 

 

Headquartered in Plymouth, New Hampshire, NHEC currently has 200+ employees.  There is much to be proud of in our existing organization, and a genuine enthusiasm for what the future holds.  It is an environment in which individual leadership and initiative are highly valued and encouraged, and success is viewed as a shared accomplishment to be celebrated by all.  Ensuring our members have the energy they need, the information they want, and a partner they can trust is what makes us different. 

 

THE POSITION:


In order to help meet the goals of our strategic plan and achieve our long term strategic vision, we are looking for a Substation and Metering Supervisor.  Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Substation and Metering Supervisor is responsible for coordinating, managing, and directing substation projects; making detailed plans to accomplish goals and direct the integration of technical activities for Engineering operations and the electric distribution system.  Supervises substation and special equipment maintenance practices and evaluates equipment life.  Utilize industry best practices to optimize equipment and defer the cost of future investments.  Oversees the activities of the Electric Shop and Meter Department personnel as well as overseeing and supporting the application, installation, testing, and maintenance of all revenue metering, metering systems, and associated equipment. 


Responsibilities Include:

 

  • Supports the strategic goals of NHEC by developing, achieving, and communicating departmental goals and objectives. 
  • Supports the culture goals of NHEC by exhibiting self-leadership, developing and maintaining effective working relationships, having a results orientation, being innovative, and seeking feedback to achieve personal and professional growth. 
  • Supports the financial goals of NHEC by assisting in the development of annual departmental operating budgets and monitoring budgets for reasonable variances.  In addition, assists in monitoring the Capital Construction budget on a monthly basis. 
  • Maintains and develops security standards for substation and asset protection.
  • Develops substation and security standards as necessary to maintain uniform design and construction procedures and practices and ensures new substations are constructed with industry best practices in mind. 
  • Utilizes security standards to improve reliability, protect the public, and protect critical infrastructure. 
  • Ensure that Public Utility Commission rules and standards as they apply to metering are complied with. 
  • Optimizes equipment life by maintaining equipment at regular intervals. 
  • Maintains compliance with industry, federal, state, and local standards and codes.
  • Oversees and manages the interrogation of all electric distribution equipment and controls on the electric distribution system for the purpose of system integrity and continuity.
  • Performs regular job training and safety programs for Meter and Electrical shop personnel by scheduling where and when appropriate and recommends to the Engineering Manager any training outside of NHEC. 
  • Carefully monitors work being accomplished by Meter and Electric shop personnel through monthly reports, time sheets, providing for maximum Member satisfaction.   
  • Assumes responsibilities of the Engineering department in the absence of the Engineering Manager, when requested. 
  • Promotes safety performance and awareness by ensuring quality materials and protective equipment is available and utilized and that Employee Safety Rules and Procedures are complied with. 
  • Supervises and participates in the annual physical inventory count, resulting in an accurate count of meters and metering equipment. 
  • Reviews employee performance and recommends salary adjustments for personnel. 
  • Increases and maintains current and competent professional and technical knowledge by attending educational classes, reading professional magazines and books, and by participating in professional societies and groups. 

 

THE PERSON:

 

Education and Experience:

 

A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or related field required.  Must include solid background in substation engineering, protective relaying, and metering.  Training in leadership, management, coaching, planning, and budgeting required.  Training in information technology, including networks and database operations, desired.  Knowledge of SCADA and OMS systems and additional specialized training in electric utility operations and construction is required. 

 

A minimum of seven years of electrical utility related experience required.  Must be proficient with electrical system diagrams, NESC clearances, and protection fundamentals.  Must have experience leading teams, projects, and employees.  Experience designing underground and overhead distribution lines, transmission and distribution substations, and applicable facilities is a plus. Must have experience in organizing and supervising work groups in coordinating and implementing plans and designs.  Installing, testing and repairing types of single phase and polyphase metering is a plus. Experience with the design, application, and calculations for kWh and kW/kVA/kVAR demand meters, primary metering, time of Use meters, pulse metering, and data acquisition systems is required.  Familiarity with MV-90, MeterMate, Metercat, Energy Axis or other metering software applications.

 

Abilities and Skills:

 

Must be able to manage substation projects related to the capital budget.  Should be proficient with SCADA, GIS/GPS, OMS and Load Management operations and systems.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.  Must be able to supervise, plan and schedule the activities of the Meter Section including the supervision of the installation, testing and maintenance of metering equipment; must be proficient with metering programming, meter reading via remote connection, and meter data dissemination and storage. 

 

Job Knowledge:

 

Must have a working knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code, PUC Regulations, and OSHA Regulations.  Must have thorough knowledge of electric distribution system operations.  Must understand latest trends in distribution automation technology and be able to implement such technologies in a timely and cost effective manner.  Must have a basic understanding of computer applications with emphasis on AutoCAD and GIS software, GPS, SCADA, OMS and Windows based engineering software for distribution analysis and protection and coordination.  Must have thorough knowledge of electric quality metering.

 

Working Conditions:

 

Individual will be exposed to a wide variety of working conditions, which range from office work to outdoor work.    Will require occasional travel throughout NHEC’s service area.  Meetings outside of the normal workday will occasionally be required.  Travel with occasional overnight stays may be required for training, meetings, or conferences & seminars.  Assistance with power restoration efforts is required of all employees. It may be required during regular business hours that employees will be assigned functions to support power restoration and for some employees that may be different from their normal duties. In addition, such assistance may require working nights, weekends and holidays which may involve considerable extra hours. In order to meet this working condition, all employees are required to provide a personal phone number where they may be reached after hours.  This number will only be used for internal purposes.

 

NHEC offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. 

 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Please apply to www.nhec.com

 

 

Assistant Business Manager

Town of Danvers, Public Works Division, Danvers, MA

[Posted 6/25/2020]

 

Title: Assistant Business Manager Classification: Management  
Department: Public Works Division      Grade:
Reports to: Business Manager FLSA Status: FLSA Exempt
Effective Date: June 18, 2020 Union Status: Non-Aligned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:


Under the limited direction of the Business Manager, assists with financial management systems for the department, which includes budgeting, planning, forecasting, purchasing, accounting, payroll, and financial reporting operations; assists with supervision of office staff and daily operations.Works within broad scope of established laws, regulations, and departmental policies/goals and in accordance with regulations and requirements set forth by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

 

  • Assists with billing and collection of Electric, Water and Sewer customer accounts; issuance and collection of bills in a timely manner; collection procedures on delinquent accounts in accordance with appropriate laws and regulations; handles unresolved citizen complaints relative to utility rates, usage and bills.
  • Responsible for maintaining payroll records.
  • Assists in the annual audit process, referring to the Business Manager for decision making or discussion on major problems or large auditing difficulties.
  • Assists in compiling bids for design, construction, and other services or equipment associated with the Division. Recommends purchase of supplies necessary for efficient operation of the Customer Service Section.
  • Assists in policies development, standard operating procedures and employee training programs related to the Divisions business operations.
  • Assists in the development of the annual budget, Capital Improvement Projects, the annual Electric Division audit, annual DPU and FERC reports, monthly water/sewer revenue analysis, and other reports as necessary.
  • Performs projections and statistical analysis on cash controls, payrolls, customer records, and all associated data.
  • Evaluates, monitors and maintains proper control systems on entire accounts receivable options.
  • Implements and maintain excellent customer service standards; assists with monitoring staff in their handling of public complaints.
  • Oversees and manages scheduling and monitors work of all employees within the customer service section of the Business Division.
  • Oversees and manages the water, sewer and electric meter data and billing systems and processes.
  • Supervises the processing of documents of tax liens and determines customer deposits for accounts as per Danvers Electric guidelines.
  • Prepares action plans and budget requests for Business Manager as requested.
  • Assists with the purchasing and inventory of DPW office supplies and the operation of office equipment.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates
  • Participates in staff recruitment.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Public Administration, or related field; 3 years of progressively responsible experience in municipal public works; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Advanced understanding of computers, including financial accounting software and Microsoft Office, is required.
  • Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Must be fully committed to providing service excellence to every person who visits, works, or resides in the Town of Danvers by embodying the organization’s five core values: inclusion, integrity, accountability, positivity, and collaboration.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILL


Knowledge: General knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal finance, public procurement, budgeting, accounting and cash flow modeling. Working knowledge of local and state regulations. Knowledge of regulations and requirements set forth by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) preffered. Working knowledge of municipal operations. Knowledge of office equipment and the operation of computer software applications.


Ability: Ability to provide supervision, ability to implement decisions based on data, and overseeing their execution. Ability to manage people and programs within a public utility in a style which leads productive employees toward the accomplishment of established goals and objectives. Ability to perform in a fast-paced office environment. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and to present findings clearly. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with Town officials and governmental representatives. Ability to manage several projects at one time. Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently verbally and in writing and to work effectively under time constraints to meet deadlines.


Skills: Imagination, innovation and judgment relating to planning and achieving department goals. Financial management skills. Excellent planning, time management and organizational skills. Strong computer skills. Excellent customer service skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong project management skills.

 

SUPERVISION


Received: Works under the general direction of the Business Manager, and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws.


Exercised: Responsible for the supervision and performance of all people within the department and operating units under his/her direction and control.


WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:


Job Environment

  • Normal office environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc. Majority of work is performed in a moderately noisy work environment, with constant interruptions. Frequently subjected to the demands of other individuals and the volume and/or rapidity with which tasks must be
    accomplished.
  • Makes frequent contact with the general public, department heads, the accountant’s office, attorneys, banks, and mortgage companies. Contacts are in person, in writing, and by telephone and via standard reports.
  • Has access to department-level and Town-wide confidential information; the application of appropriate judgment, discretion, and professional office protocols is required.
  • Errors could result in significant confusion and delay, loss of department services, and have financial repercussions; exposure to certain legal liabilities.
  • May be required to work additional/extended hours from time to time.

 

Physical Requirements


(The physical demands described 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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


Regularly required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear; operate objects, tools, or controls; pick up paper, files and other common office objects. Ability to view computer screens and work with details for extended periods of time. Must be able to communicate written and verbally. Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges. May lift equipment and instruments seldom weighing up to 40 pounds.

 

NOTICE:

 

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
  • External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.
  • This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Pay Equity/Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer.

 

Click here to apply or for more information regarding this position

 

 

Application Engineer – Protection, Automation and Control

OMICRON, Houston, TX or Waltham, MA

[Posted 6/19/2020]

 

Job Classification:  Exempt
Status:  Regular Full-time

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

OMICRON is a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary test equipment for electric power systems. The SEC Application Engineer will be responsible for supporting technical sales and providing high-level technical support of OMICRON business unit secondary products and their applications. The job location is in the OMICRON Service Centers either in Houston (TX) or in Waltham (MA).

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Provide product consultation, training and support on protective relay and scheme testing, power system protection, automation and control, instrument transformer testing, metering and transmission & distribution applications theory to our customer base.
  • Direct involvement with power system protection & communications schemes in the generation, transmission & distribution areas along with knowledge of metering and reclosers.
  • Support the marketing & sales activities of OMICRON by actively performing on-site sales demos, participating in trade shows, user meetings and workshops.
  • Assist in developing, maintaining and improve customer relationships.
  • Assist in updating and maintaining Customer Relationship Management tools (CRM).
  • Develop and deliver training for OMICRON's products, both in person and with webinars.
  • Test electro-mechanical and microprocessor-based devices with manual and fully automated test equipment.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems for customer and sales support.
  • Manage and develop application notes and technical papers, including presentations at relevant seminars/conferences.
  • Provide input on new products, product strategies, product marketing, development, and application needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the SEC Engineering Manager.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 

  • Ability to present products, technologies and test methodologies to technicians, engineers, supervisors, managers and executives via telephone, email, visits, exhibits or webinars
  • Reputable business and work ethics and personal character
  • Goal and team oriented – willingness to work collectively with others to achieve corporate, regional and personal goals
  • Excellent writing, teaching, and presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel (up to 50 %)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

  • A minimum of 1 – 5 five years of experience in the power industry and hands on experience testing protective relays
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies and maintenance practices used to assure a continuous and reliable power system
  • Knowledge in electrical modeling is desired

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering; or certification of completion of an electronic or electrical technical education, comparable work or military experience is required.

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. OMICRON electronics Corp. USA reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Physical Demands: In general, the following physical demands 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 allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with customers; manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of large objects more than 50 pounds; and operating office equipment; Frequent sitting, occasional bending and kneeling.
  • Work Environment: In general, the following conditions of the work environment are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job within the environment.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color perception, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Job will generally be performed in an office environment, but may require travel to visit a Client's office, production facility or industrial/construction job site. Conditions will vary at each location.
  • Hazards such as those encountered in substation environments, such as the presence of high voltage, and other sources of electrical shock may be encountered. May be required to use Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): hard hats, safety boots, ear protection, safety glasses, fall restraint, and FR clothing.

 

OMICRON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or origin, age or disability.

 

Should you be interested in this position, please use this link to apply: 

https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/#799

 

 

Application Engineer – Testing & Diagnostics

OMICRON, Waltham, MA

[Posted 6/19/2020]

 

Job Classification:  Exempt
Status:  Regular Full-time

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

OMICRON is a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary test equipment for electric power systems. The Application Engineer will be responsible for providing technical support of our primary products and their applications. This position is preferred to be located in Waltham, MA.  This position will report to the PRIM Engineering Services Manager.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Direct involvement with power system apparatus diagnostics, transformers, switchgear, rotating machines and ancillary equipment.
  • Provide focused expertise and guidance to the industry and peers on OMICRON Primary test instruments and their applications.
  • Mentor and training entry level engineering staff.
  • Conduct customer visits to maintain customer relations and increase revenues.
  • Product consultation and training on electrical theory and diagnostic methods, including application, data analysis, power system apparatus evaluation and report generation to our customer base. Topics will include, but are not limited to: Power Factor (PF), Sweep Frequency Response Analysis (SFRA), Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA), Dielectric Frequency Response Analysis (DFR), and Partial Discharge (PD).
  • Coordinate all technical issues with OMICRON's customers, sales representatives, and distributors.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems for customer and sales support.
  • Provide input on new products, product strategies, development, and application needs.
  • Manage and develop application notes and technical papers, including presentations at relevant seminars/conferences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Knowledge of power systems, substations, generation, transmission and distribution of electric power
  • Excellent writing, teaching, and presentation skills
  • Reputable business and work ethics & personal character
  • Long-term strategy, planning and goal oriented
  • Creative, innovative thinking and solutions oriented - team member
  • Manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of large objects more than 50 pounds
  • Willingness to travel (up to 50%)

 

 WORK EXPERIENCE:

 

  • At least 5 + years’ experience of substation testing and field diagnostics
  • 5 + years of proven experience in the utility, OEM or consulting services
  • Experience with testing and diagnostics of relay and protection schemes a plus
  • Proven work and activity history

 

EDUCATION:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering mandatory.
  • Master's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering preferred but not required.

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. OMICRON electronics Corp. USA reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

  • Physical Demands: In general, the following physical demands 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 allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with customers; manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of large objects more than 50 pounds; and operating office equipment; Frequent sitting, occasional bending and kneeling.
  • Work Environment: In general, the following conditions of the work environment are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job within the environment.
  • The office is clean, orderly, properly lighted and ventilated. Noise levels are considered low to moderate.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color perception, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Job will generally be performed in an office environment, but may require travel to visit a Client's office, production facility or industrial/construction job site. Conditions will vary at each location.
  • Hazards such as those encountered in substation environments, such as the presence of high voltage, and other sources of electrical shock may be encountered. May be required to use Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): hard hats, safety boots, ear protection, safety glasses, fall restraint, FR clothing.
  • Employee will be subject to OMICRON Safety rules and regulations.

 

OMICRON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or origin, age or disability.

 

Should you be interested in this position, please use the following link to apply: 

https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/#808

 

 

Area Sales Manager, Eastern Canada

OMICRON

[Posted 6/19/2020]

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

OMICRON is a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary test equipment for electric power systems. The Area Sales Manager (Eastern Canada) will be responsible for managing territorial sales and marketing of OMICRON products and services with emphasis on our primary and secondary products and applications in Eastern Canada (Quebec through Atlantic Provinces).  This position will report directly to the National Sales Manager, USA and Canada.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Manage area sales activities of OMICRON products and services in Eastern Canada including customer relationship creation and retention.
  • Develop, maintain and improve relationships with identified key accounts within designated area including Hydro Quebec and Hydro One.
  • Participate in business development, market evaluation, sales forecasting and monitoring of customers and leads within the assigned area.
  • Coordinate promotional activities including conferences, user meetings, seminars, local exhibitions & on-site demonstration and post-sale customer training and service of the products.
  • Make recommendations and suggestions for new products, service markets and process improvements.
  • Summarize and report area sales status at Area Sales Managers meetings.
  • Manage the prompt and correct quotation process with the Sales Support staff.
  • Communicate routinely with other Area Sales Managers on competitive information, product issues, market trends and customer perception of OMICRON products and services.
  • Maintain the corporate CRM database with new contact information and routine review of data to keep the information up to date and accurate.
  • Coordinate use of Regional Application Specialists for technical expertise and expert level sales presentations.
  • Utilize OMICRON Sales Process and record all sales activity as required via the CRM system.
  • Provide update status on all job related to activities to the National Sales Manager, USA and Canada as needed.
  • Act as coach for Sales Application Engineer/s in your territory and where required a mentor other team members in the region.
  • Work alongside National Sales manager and Regional Manager to define commercial strategy for Eastern Canada
  • Work along side National Sales Manager and Regional Manager in the evaluation and selection of sales channels based on the evolving needs of the sales territory.
  • Demonstrate OMICRON test equipment to customers

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 

  • Knowledge and experience in developing and maintaining customer relationships at multiple levels in the customer hierarchy (technical, commercial, C-level etc.)
  • Knowledge of power generation, transmission and distribution systems and the various apparatus used within these systems
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies and maintenance practices used to assure a continuous and reliable power system
  • Excellent written, speech, presentation and negotiating skills required
  • Ability to demonstrate products on-site with or without the assistance of applications engineers.
  • Ability to present products, technologies and test methodologies to technicians, engineers, supervisors, managers and executives via telephone, email, visits, exhibits or webinars
  • Reputable business and work ethics and personal character
  • Knowledge and understanding of the organization and business processes employed by electric power companies, government agencies, manufacturers and industrial consumers of bulk power in the North American market
  • Goal and team oriented – willingness to work collectively with others to achieve corporate, regional and personal goals
  • Ability to schedule and plan strategically or react quickly to a changing working sales environment
  • A solid working knowledge of MS Office – especially Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Able to travel domestically (up to 50%); internationally travel may be required
  • Ability to speak French fluently is strongly preferred

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

  • At least 5 years of experience in power systems, especially in the fields of power system protection and high voltage apparatus
  • At least 5 years of direct sales or sales partner management selling power system equipment, testing equipment, instrumentation or apparatus for the electric power industry preferred
  • Participation in international, national, regional and local conferences, exhibits or seminars.
  • Proven record of achieving targets for revenue and product sales

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. OMICRON electronics Canada Corp. reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Physical Demands: In general, the following physical demands 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 allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with customers; manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of large objects more than 50 pounds; and operating office equipment; Frequent sitting, occasional bending and kneeling.
  • Work Environment: In general, the following conditions of the work environment are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job within the environment.
  • The office is clean, orderly, properly lighted and ventilated. Noise levels are considered low to moderate.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color perception, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Hazards such as those encountered in electrical substation environments, such as the presence of high voltage, and other sources of electrical shock may be encountered. May be required to use Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): hard hats, safety boots, ear protection, safety glasses, fall restraint, FR clothing.

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering; or certification of completion of an electronic or electrical technical education is required.
  • Master's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering is preferred.

 

OMICRON distinguishes itself by:

 

  • Not just offering a position, but an opportunity for growth and development in an international multi-cultural company.
  • Having fun while working as a part of a professional team.
  • Encouraging personal initiative through flat hierarchies.
  • Our extraordinary corporate culture and strong commitment to a healthy "work-life-balance."
  • Offering an attractive benefit package.

 

OMICRON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or origin, age or disability.

 

Should you be interested in applying for this position, please use this link to apply: 

https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/#820

 

 

Lineman (Troubleman) - Evening Shift

Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP), Peabody, MA

[Posted 6/5/2020]

 

SUBJECT TO A DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTION, TRANSFER, CIVIL SERVICE LABOR LIST

TITLE: LINEMAN (TROUBLEMAN) -- EVENING SHIFT
DIVISION:  DISTRIBUTION
SALARY:  GRADE 15 ($38.96 - $48.72) plus 7% shift differential
SHIFT:  MONDAY - FRIDAY 3:00 PM TO 11:00 PM
CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION:  LABOR SERVICE

 

DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution, the Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution, and the Working Foreman Lineman/Troubleman responsible for responding to trouble or emergency situations, performing electrical repairs and performing all First-Class Lineman's duties and responsibilities. It is intended that these duties and responsibilities will be performed by the Troubleman acting alone unless the Supervisor specifically assigns the Troubleman to work as part of a crew.

 

Work shifts will be40 hours per week, 8 hours per day, Monday-Friday.

 

Perform work on and handle all voltages, under energized conditions, within the Peabody Municipal Light Plant electrical system frequently working alone under abnormal system conditions and works under all weather conditions at the discretion of the supervisor in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

Respond to all trouble calls during shift and correct or repair electric wires, connections, and associated equipment necessary to restore the proper delivery of electric service. Install, repair or remove secondary connections on transformers, service drops and service risers, lighting fixtures and all other live secondary connections while working alone. Perform duties of Lineman (either alone or as part of a multi-person crew as assigned) which include, but are not limited to, digging holes, setting poles, installing transformers, stringing lines, changing insulators and other related tasks. Change line or transformer fuses acting alone. May provide direction, instruction or guidance to other personnel in the work crew. Perform line work on substation equipment when required. In accordance with system procedures, perform the opening, closing, phasing, tagging, and grounding of high voltage switches, circuit breakers, and other equipment of all voltages as assigned.

 

Operate all line construction and maintenance vehicles, including vehicles requiring a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or other vehicles as required, responsible for proper operation and care of assigned vehicle. Operate various hand, power, and hydraulic tools required on the job. Operate all equipment used in the Distribution Division including compressors, arrow boards, voltage testers, phasing meters, and portable generators.

 

Resolve customer problems on lighting situations within the designated policy of the Light Plant. While working alone, replace, repair, install, and maintain all types of lighting equipment including replacement of all components of all lighting fixtures.  

 

Open, seal, remove, install, or read meters as directed by Supervisor.

 

Review work orders, layout and plan work, account for all materials and hours utilized on assigned projects. Develop material list and collect stock required to complete job. Perform required reports to complete assignment and maintain records, logs, and work reports as required by supervisor.

 

Insure all safety policies and procedures are strictly adhered to on all work sites.

 

Lineman/Troubleman in the evening shift position is exempt from the Linemen’s On-Call Agreement provision of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

Perform other duties as required.

 

Must be available for emergency calls during non-working hours and must furnish an acceptable means of off-hour contact by phone or other reasonable means. Recognize that it is necessary to work a reasonable amount of overtime, planned and emergency, to properly service electric customers. Shall be required to work the day lineman/troubleman shift when necessary to compliment day crews or to attend training.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum two (2) years full time experience as a Lineman (First Class) performing duties similar to those listed above. Must have a valid and active Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Must have (or be able to obtain within 6 months of hiring) a valid and active Massachusetts Hoisting Engineers License Class 1B/3A. Must be mature and able to perform above duties acting alone. Must maintain reasonable availability for immediate response to address customer or electrical system emergencies during off-hours.

 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Barbara Previte at bprevite@pmlp.com.

 

AA/EEO

PMLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Electrical Engineer

Hudson Light and Power Department (HLPD), Hudson, MA

[Posted 5/6/2020]

 

The Hudson Light and Power Department (HLPD), located in Hudson Massachusetts, is seeking to fill a full-time position in its Engineering Department. HLPD is a municipal electric utility serving the Towns of Hudson and Stow Massachusetts that offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits which include a guaranteed pension.


This position will provide electrical engineering services in support of 115,000-volt transmission system, 13,800-volt substations, distribution system, 15 MW generating station, building systems and will include power supply analysis. Duties will include the design, operation, and maintenance of these systems.

 

The successful candidate will work alongside senior engineers to increase system reliability and safely operate the HLPD system. Candidate shall possess strong leadership skills required to supervise field personnel. Must possess a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (masters preferred) along with excellent oral and written communication skills and must display a high degree of integrity.

 

Employment applications are available at www.hudsonlight.com applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send applications to Hudson Light and Power Department, 49 Forest Avenue, Hudson MA 01749; ATTN: Engineering.

 

The Hudson Light and Power Department does not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information.

 

 

RPG Computer Analyst (Telecommunications Division)

Holyoke Gas and Electric Department (HGED), Holyoke, MA

[Posted 3/24/2020]

 

Under direction of the Utility IT Supervisor, responsible to provide technical and administrative support of current IBMi  applications.  Develop, maintain and continue documentation current custom code interfaces between our core IBMi business application suite and interface other business functions. Off-hour support work and on-call maybe required. Other related duties as assigned

 

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

 

  • Associates Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent experience.
  • 3 to 5 years verifiable experience with demonstrated proficiency in related duties.
  • Certifications as an RPG Programmer/Analyst is a plus, but not required.

 

Working Knowledge of:

 

  • Experienced in IBM i ILE RPG, RPG IV and HTML
  • Excellent knowledge of CL Programming, QSHELL. PACE use to Secure FTP from/to IBMi, IBM Digital Certificate Manager E-mail, voicemail, VoIP, DNS, DHCP and Active Directory servers and other related systems, applications, software and hardware.

 

For a complete job description and Holyoke Gas and Electric Department Application visit our website at www.hged.com  If interested send a resume, cover letter and a completed City of HG&E Application to: City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Department, Attn: Terry Sweeney, Human Resources, 99 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA 01040. TerrySweeney@hged.com  (413) 536-9321

 

 

Sr. Electrical Engineer 

Chicopee Electric Light Department (Chicopee, MA) 

[Posted 2/12/2020]

 

Seeking applicants for the position of an Electrical Engineer. This position is responsible for oversight of engineering projects, studies and programs designed to enhance the distribution system reliability, performance and efficiency. In this position, responsibilities include short and long term range planning, preparation of installation plans, design drawings and specs, design & test procedures for overhead and underground distribution system, electric system analysis and power system studies such as protective relay coordination, short circuit fault studies, power flows, etc.


Applicants must have BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Power Engineering and 3+ years’ experience in the Electric Industry or AS Degree in Electrical Engineering and 5+ years’ experience in Electric Utility Industry. Substation, SCADA, Telecommunication experience a plus.

 
Applicants should send their resume directly to CEL, Attention Human Resources at 725 Front St., Chicopee, MA 01020 or e-mail ncolberg@celd.com.

 

 

GIS Technician 

Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA), Waterbury Center, VT 

[Posted 2/7/2020]

 

The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, located in Waterbury Center, Vermont is seeking a GIS Technician to join our team. This position will manage the administration of the Authority’s ESRI based mPower GIS mapping software, assist in data collection related to member utility electric and water system maps, perform map data confirmation and input, and mapping related analytical functions.

Primary functions include: Act as the administrator for the GIS mapping system including managing member accounts, collect, or work with member staff to collect field data as needed, assist members in developing and maintaining adequate policies and procedures related to mapping data, perform map updates using mPower ESRI based GIS software, perform validation of data input by member field staff, maintain integrations between the GIS system and other electronic data sets, and the development of map data related and other analytical queries for further analysis and reporting.

Demonstrated knowledge of Geographic Information Systems, utility field operations and database management equivalent to completion of two years of college and one to three years of progressively responsible related experience preferably in a utility operating in a fully regulated environment.

VPPSA is building a team of professionals who are passionate about helping Vermont communities meet their future energy needs. If you are a team player and enjoy a fast-paced collaborative environment we want to hear from you. Please send resumes and salary requirements to: Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, PO Box 126, Waterbury Ctr., Vermont 05677 Attn: General Manager, or to knolan@vppsa.com. The position will be open until filled.

 

 

Manager of Field Services 

Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA), Waterbury Center, VT 

[Posted 2/7/2020]

 

The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, located in Waterbury Center, Vermont is seeking a Manager of Field Services to join our team. This a senior leadership position that will provide on the ground supervisory support to the Authority’s member electric utilities as well as overseeing the operations of VPPSA’s Project 10 peaking generation plant and GIS mapping program.

Essential functions include: Provides management services to member utilities on both a temporary and ongoing basis, manages operation of VPPSA’s Project 10 generating station to ensure compliance with permit conditions, oversees the GIS mapping function to both facilitate maintenance of accurate member system maps and the use of those maps for analytical activities, manage VPPSA’s safety program, manages engineering contracts, and provides legislative and regulatory support on topics of relevance.

Knowledge of utility management, field operations and safety practices, project management, and engineering practices equivalent to completion of four years of college and ten or more years of progressively responsible related experience preferably in a utility operating in a fully regulated environment. Senior level municipal utility management experience preferred.

VPPSA is building a team of professionals who are passionate about helping Vermont’s communities meet their future energy needs. If you are a team player and enjoy a fast-paced collaborative environment we want to hear from you. Please send resumes and salary requirements to: Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, PO Box 126, Waterbury Ctr., Vermont 05677 Attn: General Manager, or to knolan@vppsa.com. The position will be open until filled.

 

 

ISO Market Services Supervisor

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC)

[Posted 1/22/2020]

 

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) brings a competitive edge to Massachusetts municipal utilities dedicated to providing its customers with low-cost and reliable electricity. We plan, develop and manage energy resources in an evolving marketplace that requires high levels of innovation and expertise. Our values are oldfashioned, reflecting 40 years of public power joint action, but our service is enlightened.

We are currently seeking an experienced ISO Market Services Supervisor for our Market Management and Planning Business Unit. This person would be responsible for coordinating daily operations with the Independent System Operator - New England (ISO-NE). This would include complying with ISO requirements and programs necessary for MMWEC’s interaction with ISO-NE to fulfill MMWEC’s market services to its members/participants. Additionally, this position has responsibility for training and supervising, including assignment scheduling, of a team of analysts assigned to the work effort.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Coordinate the development of MMWEC’s day-ahead load forecasting and load bidding strategies and procedures.
  • Under the Direction of the Executive Director Energy & Financial Markets, supervise the activities of the Analyst Team in execution of daily operations and other functions required to comply with wholesale electricity market operations.
  • Maintain understanding of ISO-NE market rules and changes impacting MMWEC members.
  • Active involvement in all Market Management & Planning support activities.
  • Oversee coordination of daily data collection for ISO settlement database, GAD’s data submittals to ISO, Bulk Power Comparison cost database.
  • Coordinate Forward Capacity Market Auctions/Planning, Forward Reserve Market, Self-Supply of resources and energy/UCAP contracts entered into the ISO Market System.
  • Support Sr. Project Manager Regulatory Services in Representation of MMWEC Members and Project Participants in ISO operations development discussions and NEPOOL Committees/Working Groups
  • Fully understand changes in MMWEC operations and technology requirements due to ISO-NE operational changes.
  • Support Stony Brook participation in the New England ISO
  • Manage the “ISO metering agent” function
  • Review and analyze ISO and other Invoices for Members/Project Participants as required

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years of job related experience, including knowledge of all aspects of power supply, ISO-NE market rules and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of the electric utility industry and a solid understanding of electrical generation and transmission facilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Supervisory experience preferred

 

MMWEC offers a competitive salary & benefits package including both a pension and savings retirement plan with company match. We foster an environment that challenges employees to be passionate, energetic, proactive, and progressive. If you are interested & qualified to join our team please apply directly at: https://massachusetts-municipal-wholesale.checkwritersrecruit.com/

Or forward your resume & salary requirements to: alomma@mmwec.org


Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) eagerly accepts applications for employment from all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, GINA, marital status, gender identity, age, ancestry, veteran status, mental or physical disability, and political belief or affiliation.

 

MMWEC will only accept applications for open positions.

 

 

1st or 2nd Class Line Maintainer 

Stowe Electric Department (SED), Stowe, VT

[Posted 1/13/2020]

 

The Town of Stowe Electric Department (SED) has been providing the community of Stowe with reliable electric service since 1911. SED takes pride in providing outstanding customer service to our 4,250 Residential and Commercial customers. We are seeking a Certified 1st Class Line Maintainer to join our team of highly skilled professionals. Although 1st Class certification is preferred, SED may consider qualified 2nd Class Line Maintainers/Apprentices.

 

General Summary of Position:

 

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Operations and the Working Foreman, SED Line Maintainers work as part of a crew and are responsible for ensuring SED customers receive safe and reliable electricity in an efficient manner. SED Line Maintainers perform varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of safety practices and must be able to exercise judgement and initiative in completing tasks.

 

General Summary of Essential Job Functions:

 

  • Installation and maintenance of underground and overhead distribution system.
  • Working energized conductors (primary and secondary)
  • Setting, framing and guying poles
  • Respond to emergency/regular repair/maintenance of overhead and underground distribution lines
  • Conduct switching and tagging operations on VELCO electrical systems
  • Stringing and Sagging Conductors
  • Mounting Equipment, setting transformers
  • Transformer Connections, grounding equipment
  • Tree Trimming
  • Street Lighting
  • Locating underground lines for Dig Safe
  • Trouble shooting problems
  • Working with safety and VOSHA requirements
  • Maintaining training and safety skills through scheduled classes
  • Any other duties assigned by the Director of Operations or Management
  • Safely operate and maintain the SED operations fleet such as digger derricks, bucket trucks and excavators
  • Climbing poles
  • Installation and removal of banners
  • Participation in a rotating on-call schedule
  • Respond to requests, comments and/or complaints from customers in a professional manner
  • Cleaning and stocking line trucks

 

Qualifications and Basic Requirements:

 

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have high school diploma or GED and a minimum of 2 years of experience as a 1st Class Line Maintainer or 4 years as a 2nd Class.
  • 1st Class Line Maintainer certification preferred. Will consider well qualified apprentices.
  • Proficient in safe rubber gloving techniques
  • Knowledge of electric utility construction standards, National Electric Safety Code, and VOSHA/OSHA standards.
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment.
  • Ability to be available for on-call schedules and emergency call outs.
  • Must live within a 30 minute radius of the Town of Stowe or be able to re-locate within 6 months

 

This is a non-exempt Union position. Stowe Electric Department currently offers competitive wages from $29.15 – $38.10/hr. (depending on experience) with the opportunity for over-time and on-call pay. In addition, we offer an outstanding benefits package which includes: health, dental, vision, 401(a), Paid-Time-Off, holidays and training opportunities. New employees will receive a minimum of 6 weeks Paid-Time Off after only 1 year.

 

Stowe Electric Department is an Equal Opportunity employer and highly encourages women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

 

Position will remain open until filled:

 

Town of Stowe Electric Department

 Attn: David Kresock Director of Operations

P.O. Box 190, Stowe, VT 05672

Fax: (802) 253-4555

 Email dkresock@stoweelectric.com

 

  

CFO / Manager of Finance 

Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative (EMEC), Calais, ME

[Posted 1/13/2020]

  

Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Inc., a consumer owned electric utility based in Calais, Maine is seeking a well-qualified and self-motivated person for the position of Manager of Finance.  The position reports to the CEO and provides a great opportunity for professional growth.  

 
The qualified candidate shall have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration.  The position can be structured such that it is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned financial candidate or candidate with less experience that can grow into the position. 
 
Reporting to this position are the accounting, billing, and credit departments and other consumer service representatives.  Responsibilities also include overseeing payroll and human resources. 
 
Some other areas of responsibilities may include: 
 
  • Financial statement review & analysis
  • Financial studies & cost analysis 
  • Rate development
  • Ensure proper accounting controls are in place and effective
  • Oversee the annual financial audit
  • Monthly bank reconciliations
  • Overseeing the automated payment processing of phone payments & E-billing   
  • Cash management
  • Provide backup assistance to the payroll department
  • Annual tax return
  • Working with lenders 
 
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Word with the ability to analyze and troubleshoot various situations, along with the ability to pay attention to detail while understanding the overall picture.   
 
The Cooperative has approximately 12,600 meters and total utility plant of $63 million.  The Cooperative offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and benefits package.  The Cooperative is headquartered in Calais, Maine which offers an excellent outdoor recreation opportunity.   
 
Resumes can be sent in confidence to:
 
Human Resources
Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Inc.
PO Box 425 
Calais, Maine 04619 
 
or email to:  hr@emec.com
 
Equal Opportunity Employer