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General Manager       

Westfield Gas & Electirc, Westfield, MA   

[Posted 11/24/2020]

 

Position Title:    General Manager                                         Job Type:         Full Time

Company:       Westfield Gas & Electric                                  Job Function:   Management

Location(s):      Westfield, MA, 01085 United States              Job Duration:   Negotiable

Website:           www.wgeld.org                                              Salary:             Negotiable

Industry:           Gas/Electric/Broadband                                

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s degree with advance degree preferred

Minimum Experience:  15 Years – Utility Distribution (Gas, Electric, and Telecom) Systems

Application Deadline:  December 31, 2020

 

General:

Westfield Gas & Electric is a community owned utility with a 100+ year reputation of excellence.  As the local provider of utility services, including gas, electric and telecommunications in one enterprise, the manager supports and cultivates a work culture dedicated to competitive rates, reliability of service and customer satisfaction. 

Westfield Gas & Electric serves 18,033 electric meters and 10,578 gas meters with annual revenues of $67,024,926.  In 2015, Whip City Fiber (WCF) was launched.  WCF is a high-speed gigabit FTTP internet service within the community and surrounding areas that is growing at an accelerated rate.  The workforce numbers 91 full-time employees.  The General Manager is responsible for the full operation and financial oversight of distinct and separate financial portfolios for each of the three utilities.    

Westfield Gas & Electric maintains and follows a ten year strategic plan guiding the utility and resulting in a Standard & Poor’s Grade A+ investment rating as well as a Diamond designation in RP3 (Reliable Public Power Provider) program sponsored by the American Public Power Association, and a Silver designation as SOAR (System Operational Achievement Recognition) gas provider with the American Public Gas Association.

 

Job Description

The General Manager is the Chief Executive Officer for the utility having full charge of the operation and management of the utility under the general direction and control of the Municipal Light Board subject to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 164 Section 56.

 

Functions:

  • Full charge of the operation and management of the utility.
  • Full charge of the manufacture and distribution of gas and electricity.
  • Full charge of the purchase of supplies.
  • Full charge of the employment of attorneys, agents and servants.
  • Full charge of the method, time, price quantity and quality of supply.
  • Full charge of the collection of bills.
  • Full charge of the keeping of accounts.

 

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 15 years management experience within the utility (gas, electric, and telecom) distribution industry.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with strong preference toward advanced degree.
  • Demonstrated capability/experience in understanding gas, electric, and technology networks.
  • Proven experience in capital management.
  • Acumen in multimillion-dollar financial budgeting.
  • Legal acumen specifically in the areas of statutory and industry regulation, labor relations and negotiated labor agreements.
  • Proven excellence in communication with industry experts and within political realms.
  • Demonstrated engagement in community-focused organizations and participation in associated civic activities.

 

For consideration, email resume to humanresources@wgeld.org or mail to:

Westfield Gas & Electric

Attn: Human Resources

100 Elm Street, P.O. Box 990

Westfield, Massachusetts 01086

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employe

 

Advance Meter Infrastructure Technician      

Reading Municipal Light, Reading, MA   

[Posted 11/19/2020]

 

Job Summary

Under general supervision, perform operating tasks in the installation, testing/troubleshooting, maintenance/repairs and program of the AMI Fixed Mesh Network System, up to 13.8kV primary and secondary metering.  Support Electrification Programs including: EV charging infrastructure, 5G and home area network demand response program. Perform Digsafe. Assist in Smart Grid communication; radio and fiber installation, maintenance and programming.  Responsible for meter reading as required. Overhead equipment installed above the secondary gain shall be accessed only by qualified line workers.

 

Illustrative Work Activities:

Essential work activities, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following.  Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Install, test/troubleshoot, maintain/repair, read, and program all residential and commercial/industrial type meters including primary metering. Disconnect and connect all types of single and polyphase meters. Read and record electric usage on all residential and commercial/industrial type meters.  Retrofit meters to join the AMI Fixed Mesh Network.
  • Perform meter reading and special reads and complete all documentation necessary for meter connections, disconnections, and data usage analysis.
  • Install, test/troubleshoot, maintain/repair, program AMI fixed mesh network components, including radios, fiber nodes, and relays. Ensure proper radio propagation and downloaded data analysis for metering accuracy.
  • Perform DigSafes. Serve as the RMLD representative to the Digsafe Systems, Inc. In conjunction with Engineering staff, secure all available plans, data, and reports necessary to ensure accurate field marking and investigates any dig-in incidents.   Provide promptly all Digsafe as-built changes to the GIS plan for engineering GIS updates.
  • Assist to install, troubleshoot and repair communication between substations, Smart Grid IEDs, protective devices (reclosers, intellirupters, SCADA mate switches, VFI switches, etc.) and SCADA and OMS systems.
  • Assist to install, test/troubleshoot and repair and/or removal of Demand Side Management (DSM) devices, including home area network devices, in support of RMLD peak reduction program.
  • Support EV charging, 5G, and other Electrification Programs, for installation, testing, troubleshooting, etc. as directed.
  • Inspect and report meters for unauthorized connections, defects, and damages such as broken seals.
  • Perform Infrared Scan inside metering cabinets and devices.
  • Report any problems such as meter irregularities, damaged equipment, or impediments to meter access.
  • Provide prompt GIS updates on meter location and metering data accuracy when meters installed, replaced, and/or removed. Report any inaccuracies, discrepancies, etc. to General Foreman of Grid Assets and Communications.
  • Ensure accuracy of metering multiply factor.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of OSHA safety rules and RMLD Safety Program, APPA Safety Manual, RMLD policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for actively updating CDP to achieve progression training including technology advancement training to maintain proficiencies in tasked functions.
  • Assist to manage and perform spill response and clean up under the RMLD SPCC Plan.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Certificate in electrical technology, electrician, meter technician or equivalent as determined by RMLD.  AS in Electrical Engineering, Utility Engineering, or equivalent as determined by RMLD, preferred. 

 

Experience:

Entry level requires a minimum of one year experience in a meter testing position or equivalent tech. environment as determined by the RMLD.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Good command of the English language. Proficiency with computer and handheld electronic devices.   Demonstrate familiarity with all aspects of meter reading.  Ability to demonstrate mechanical/technical aptitude. Familiar with RMLD service territory (facilities, streets, etc.). Neatness and qualifications necessary for professional, courteous contact with the general public.

 

Judgment and Initiative:

Performs generally well-defined and proceduralized best utility business meter, etc.  functions.  Works in accordance with written instructions and schedules and follows all safety and operational procedures. Duties are generally proceduralized with limited opportunity for independent action relating to work plan and schedules.  Problems without clear precedent are referred to the Assistant General Foreman or General Foreman of Grid Assets and Communications.   

 

Manual Skills:

Good hand-eye coordination required for work in meter reading, meter installation and testing. Computer and hand held electronic devices, including testing and troubleshooting equipment.

 

Physical Requirements:

Capable of performing job functions under occasionally adverse weather and work conditions for extended periods of time.  Intermittent exertion of moderate physical effort in pushing, pulling, carrying, lifting and positioning of material or bulky equipment.

 

Supervisory:  None.  

 

Licenses and Certifications:  CPR, First Aid Valid MA Class D Operators license required. Electrician license and Advanced Metering Certificate preferred.

 

Submit your resume at the following link: https://www.rmld.com/employment">https://www.rmld.com/employment

 

 

Integrated Resources Analyst II      

Reading Municipal Light, Reading, MA   

[Posted 11/18/2020]

 

Job Summary

 

Integrated Resource Analyst II will perform duties related to the purchase and sale of electricity (i.e. verify power billings, give rate design assistance). Assist in the design and implementation of Demand Side Management programs when necessary. Develop the cost of service study in conjunction with Assistant Director of Integrated Resources.

Works with conventional and alternative energy systems to meet policy and applicable statutes. Work with Integrated Resource Analyst I on all daily activities. Oversee ISO-NE efforts for Integrated Resources. Establishes and maintains confidentiality at all times.

Illustrative Work Activities

Essential work activities, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Assist the Director of Integrated Resources in the areas of short and long term power supply
  • Responsible for the submission of daily load data and ICAP tags to ISO-NE and maintenance of records. Make daily contact with transmission companies that RMLD is interconnected
  • Responsible for the daily short term power transaction functions. Run various economic models to determine load forecasts, net positions, and future costs.
  • Responsible for the development of the daily Standard Market Design (SMD) efforts which include: daily energy forecast, fuel price updates, operational status of generators in power supply, determination of buy and sell prices using up to date market information. Has routine contact with ISO-NE and other ISO participants in the daily market as
  • Responsible for review and completion of all power purchase and sales billings, NYPA credit for residential customers, Fuel Charge, Purchase Power Capacity and Transmission (PPCT), Energy Conservation Charge (ECC) as well as Street light rate for RMLD on a monthly basis to RMLD Billing and Accounting
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining demand response and distributed generation initiatives relating to wholesale power supply.
  • Responsible for performing load and economic analysis to determine the optimal power supply mix and cost

 

  • Responsible for power supply evaluation, including data collection, analysis and
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining department modeling tools such as capacity, energy, and load
  • Responsible in ensuring ISO-New England rule compliance relating to Integrated
  • Responsible for developing the cost of service study and retail rate design. Develop the long term economic and end use forecast.
  • Responsible for assisting in the training of the daily duties of the Integrated Resource Analyst
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating the ISO-NE contract database. Responsible for confirmation and verification of bilateral contracts that RMLD has entered
  • Assist in the performance of utility accounting annual
  • Responsible for completing annual DPU reports for power supply related information. Provide reports/presentations.
  • Responsible for verifying and adjusting monthly purchase power billings for all RMLD contracts and entitlements and negotiate with suppliers, marketers, and generators intermittently to reshape RMLD power
  • Perform studies and problem solving related to power supply and ISO
  • Responsible to coordinate and negotiate short-term deals with other NEPOOL members to reduce power supply costs when
  • Responsible to serve as an informational source to the Integrated Resource Engineers (IRE) with regard to commercial billing and reliability issues, load growth and other power related concerns. Work with IRE to assure efficiency programs are aligned with Wholesale Power Supply
  • Responsible for providing RMLD management with market input to support the development and implementation of long-term strategic business plans for meeting RMLD’s reliability and financial
  • Responsible for maintaining applicable knowledge of electrical distribution system overall functional capabilities and integrated smart technology. Initiate dialogue on system reliability upgrades that could or would directly impact wholesale power supply
  • Responsible for representing RMLD in electric industry and trade organizations to increase industry related knowledge and promote positive business relationship.
  • Multi-task and lead cross-functional project teams and perform project management

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education:

BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Electric Utility Engineering or related discipline as determined by the RMLD. Course work in Business Administration, Business Management, preferred.

Experience

Minimum 7-10 years of experience as an Analyst working with wholesale power supply for a technical organization, preferably in the utility industry, with ability to perform complex technical and financial analysis on the benefits of wholesale power supply markets. Minimum 7-10 years of project management, budget preparation and cost control. Comprehensive knowledge in strategic resource procurement and ISO-NE market rules and procedures required.

Working knowledge of cost of service/rate design, energy efficiency programs, municipal utility accounting, DPU and associated purchasing and bidding laws.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Specific and demonstrated knowledge analyzing fundamentals, energy risk management, marketing, business program development and business finance, preferred. Ability to complete assigned work in a timely manner under deadline pressure. Demonstrated ability to establish own work plans and priorities and/or work cohesively with cross functional teams while maintaining proper scheduling of other work plans and priorities. Well-developed computer skills and excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office including SharePoint, RMLD billing software, etc. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers.

 

Judgement and initiative

React professionally to industry portfolio analysis and resolve issues independently. Ability to communicate ideas and technical information clearly too internal and external customers. Demonstrated ability to analyze. Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail. Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion and be adaptable to competing demands.

Manual skills

Must have strong computer skills with an emphasis on spreadsheets, database and PowerPoint. Ability to use equipment to measure all aspects of energy conservation measures including kW meters, amp meters, ultrasonic equipment, etc. Ability to use any other related equipment and tools in the performance of this position.

Physical demands

Work may involve occasional moving and carrying of light equipment and/or materials. May be required to climb ladders at commercial facilities. Moderate physical effort may be required on an intermittent basis.

Supervisory: None

License: Valid Massachusetts Driver's License.

 

Submit your resume at the following link: https://www.rmld.com/employment">https://www.rmld.com/employment

 

Director of Information Technology        

Reading Municipal Light, Reading, MA   

[Posted 11/18/2020]

 

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the General Manager, this position is responsible for planning and managing RMLD information and operational technology along with the management and direction of staff assigned to implement, administer, and operate the IT environment. May also provide support to other utility operations including finance, administration, budgeting, and customer service.

 

Illustrative Work Activities:

 

Essential work activities, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

 

• Responsible for long term technology planning, establishing a roadmap, updates and implementation plans for technology as it relates to other division projects where technology personnel are assigned resources. Updates and maintains that roadmap and associated scheduling and manpower for IT collaboratively with other divisions.

• Establish, oversee, and facilitate executive technology steering committees and functions within the utility to ensure strategic technology alignment to business objectives, effective balancing of workloads and outcomes, conformance to established budgets, and strong partnership between the IT organization and other functional departments of the utility.

• Establish technology project management standards and practices. Manage and/or coordinate the high quality implementation of all technology projects within the utility. Responsible for the development and implementation of business processes for the IT organization.

• Responsible for drafting and reviewing contracts pertaining to hardware, software, and technology services and providing constructive feedback on such contracts.

• Responsible for assigned systems, applications, services and activities of the IT Organization including designing, implementing, and administering utility information and operational technology activities; manage, upgrade, and direct the installation, operation, and maintenance of information and operational technology

Director of Information Technology 11-9-20

hardware and software; manage and maintain data and equipment security; reviews and approves training for IT personnel. • Develop and maintain cyber and information security processes, procedures and systems to ensure the security of IT assets and customer and employee confidential information.

• Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.

• Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.

• Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for IT staff; assign work activities, projects, and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.

• Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; work with employees to correct deficiencies; recommends disciplinary procedures to Director of Business, Finance, and Utility Technology.

• Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the utility’s annual information and operational technology plan and budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments. Responsible for the development, review, and administration of the RMLD technology budget.

• Coordinate IT capital improvement purchases for utility departments.

• Plan the programs and operations of the organization to meet the short and long-range goals of the IT division; oversee the operation of the organization in order to implement goals and programs.

• Manage and provide the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all information technology and operational technology systems, including servers, PC’s, operating systems, hardware, software, peripherals and application development, and telecommunication systems.

• Evaluate existing utility technology needs of all departments; propose recommendations to maintain and improve the quality of service; plan, coordinate, and implement improvements in service.

• Prepare bid specifications and analyze bid proposals for computer and network equipment, software, and services, telecommunications equipment, and operational technology equipment.

• Respond to the needs and questions of computer users concerning their access to resources on the network, stand-alone personal computers, or attached devices; assist in problems relating to various software programs as necessary. Oversee and facilitate repairs to personal computers and/or network system.

• Maintain an accrate and up-to-date inventory of all utility information and operational technology assets, including hardware, applications, databases, and firmware.

• Ensure the security of all utility data and systems, network files, the design and implementation of network systems, and backup of all network data. Coordinate secure data transfers with other agencies.

• Serve as the liaison for the IT organization with other utility organizations, departments, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.

• Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to information technology and operational technology programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.

• Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of information technology and utility operational technology; incorporate new developments as appropriate.

• Respond to and resolve citizen inquiries and complaints as they are escalated and pertain to IT concerns.

Director of Information Technology 11-9-20

• Responsible for the development and implementation of business processes and industry best practices for the Information Technology Organization.

• Responsible for presentations to internal and external stakeholders and governing entities.

• Responsible for providing input on IT organizational functions and related benefits/risks.

• Responsible to provide technical information and assistance to other RMLD Divisions, Town departments, Agencies and customers.

• Responsible for monitoring and overseeing NERC, FERC, NPCC, and ISO compliance standards and requirements as they relate to information and operational technology at RMLD.

• Interacts with Human Resources on employee issues. Participates in union/management negotiations, grievance procedures and arbitrations as required.

• Position will include some amount of the direct, hands-on duties of the IT Engineers, Analysts, and Technology User Support Technician as needed

• Perform related duties as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent as determined by RMLD in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field that emphasizes technology management, systems design, programming, or similar technology management. A Master’s degree is preferred, including Business Administration or Business Management.

A Project Management Institute certification is desired.

 

Experience:

• Minimum 7 years of experience in the electric power industry directly related to information technology and operational technology planning and management.

• Minimum 5 years demonstrated success in director or similar senior management position.

• At least 5 years of experience should be on a technical management level, with ability to perform complex technical and financial analysis on the benefits of implementing new technologies and procedures.

• Minimum 5 years of project management, municipal utility accounting, budget preparation and cost control.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

:• Computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.

• Risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).

• Laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy.

• Cybersecurity and privacy principles, threats and vulnerabilities.

• Specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.

• Skill in discerning the protection needs (i.e., security controls) of information systems and networks.

• Skill to apply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation).

• Skill in creating policies that reflect system security objectives

.• Skill in communicating with all levels of management including Board members (e.g., interpersonal skills, approachability, effective listening skills, appropriate use of style and language for the audience).

• Skill to anticipate new security threats.Director of Information Technology 11-9-20

• Ability to assess and forecast manpower requirements to meet organizational objectives.

• Ability to develop policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards in support of organizational cyber activities.

• Ability to coordinate cyber operations with other organization functions or support activities.

• Ability to identify external partners with common cyber operations interests.

 

Judgment and Initiative:

• Under direction, performs duties in accordance with established policies, codes, laws and professional standards; unusual policy questions involving interpretation or clarification usually reviewed with General Manager.

• Initiative in ensuring continued process improvements in areas of job description duties to demonstrate better accuracy, productivity, security, safety and customer service, is expected.

• Demonstrated understanding of utility best practices is expected.

• Demonstrated capability for accepting responsibility for negotiating technology contracts and managing large projects.

• Develops detailed utility business processes, priorities, goals, and needs and recommends technology solutions in partnership with utility management.

• Develops and implements policies and utility technology management practices. Recommends/Specifies hardware and software purchases for utility departments.

 

Physical Demands:

Capable of performing job functions for extended periods of time. Moderate physical effort may be required on an intermittent basis.

 

Manual Skills:

Ability to operate computer keyboards and all related software.

 

Supervisory:

• Supervise IT Organization staff of 5 or more professionals including work assignment and oversight.

• Mentors IT personnel to assist with their progression as outlined in their respective career development plans.

• Coaches and counsels employees with appropriate documentation of employee interactions and corrective action plans as necessary.

• Recommends IT personnel and contract staff to the General Manager as necessary.

 

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Massachusetts Class D Driver’s license or equivalent.

 

Other:

Demonstrates ability to communicate ideas and directions to employees, customers, vendors and peers, in a clear and concise manner. Demonstrate ability to be a team player. Demonstrates a positive attitude. Demonstrates leadership with staff, peers, and utility management. Demonstrates tolerance of ambiguity and situational flexibility. Will be required to perform technology implementation, administrative, and operational tasks as required to ensure business continuity and the successful realization of business objectives.

 

Submit your resume at the following link: https://www.rmld.com/employment">https://www.rmld.com/employment

 

Rebate Specialist       

Energy New England, Mansfield, MA   

[Posted 11/12/2020]

 

Position Overview:

Responsible for oversight and administration of the residential rebate programs for multiple municipal utilities. This position supports Energy New England’s (ENE) residential energy efficiency programs. This is a great opportunity to become familiar with the energy efficiency and renewables industry.

This is a full-time position.

 Reports to:  Operations Manager, Energy Efficiency

 

Key Responsibilities:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Process rebate applications from customers of Municipal Light Plants
  • Provide outstanding customer service and communicates regularly with customer, clients, contractors and other stakeholders
  • Partner with the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to coordinate applications and approvals
  • Collaborate with solar contractors to ensure program technical requirements are met
  • Ensure that applications meet technical requirements of the rebate programs
  • Assist utility engineering staff to coordinate interconnection approvals and customer validation
  • Validate all application data: verify purchase meets the MLP’s standards, resolve inconsistent or absent data via internet research or phone/email contact with applicant or MLP counterpart, verify data consistency between supporting documents and application.
  • Create streamlined monthly report of record for Accounting and MLP: extract monthly reports from rebate software, conduct final check for inconsistencies in data, correct errors, and resolve monthly activity.
  • Manage payments by check to customers using QuickBooks – update vendor list and reconcile appliance transactions to submit monthly reports to Accounting.
  • Communicate with MLPs: send monthly rebate reports, answer inquiries.
  • Create and maintain rebate pages on the energy efficiency website/landing pages
  • Update stakeholders on rebate program changes
  • Update monthly reports and send to clients
  • Special Projects upon request

 

Required Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, can work independently or as part of team, has great computer and Microsoft Office skills, is creative, enthusiastic and hard working.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree a plus but not required
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and administrative skills
  • Exceptional organization and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to meet all assigned deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Excel & Word), Outlook, Adobe Acrobat
  • Knowledge of Elementor a plus but not required

 

Company Overview:

Energy New England, LLC is a highly successful energy advisor and risk manager to the Northeast energy community and is the largest trading entity serving public power in the Northeast.  We are committed to being a premier strategic advisor and provider of solutions-based services to consumers. We administer energy efficiency and renewable programs to 21 municipal utilities.  We are prudently expanding into new markets and aggressively developing new service offerings to further differentiate ourselves in the marketplace.

We are a small company with an entrepreneurial work environment and a supportive team structure.  Interested?  Please forward your resume, including salary history, to:

The above is a description of the ordinary duties of the position.  It should be expected that from time to time other duties [both related and unrelated to the above] may be assigned and are therefore required.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

ENE complies with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws.  This means we will not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship including application for employment, hiring, promotions and/or advancement opportunities, termination, compensation, training and any other conditions or privileges of employment.

Kristin Dupre

Energy New England
5 Hampshire Street, Suite 100
Mansfield, MA 02048
kdupre@ene.org

 

No telephone calls please.

Energy New England is an equal opportunity employer.

 

IBEW First Class, Second Class, Third Class or Apprentice Line Worker  

Belomont Municipal Light Department, MA   

[Posted 11/09/2020]  Revised 11/18/2020

Belmont Municipal Light Department (Belmont Light) is accepting applications for up to two (2) First Class, Second Class, Third Class or Apprentice Line Workers. 

 

The primary duties of the position are:

 

  • safely install, maintain and repair underground and overhead line mains that may be energized at either 5000 or 15,000V
  • erect and set poles
  • install and replace transformers, switches and other devices
  • follow, comprehend and execute system switching orders
  • have the ability to climb poles and operate bucket trucks and other aerial lift equipment as well as pass the appropriate hoisting/CDL tests
  • work in and around open trenches assisting with underground conduit repairs
  • troubleshoot and repair the Town fire alarm and traffic light equipment

 

The line worker will also participate in a stand-by on call rotation to respond to emergencies and will respond to public inquiries, requests and feedback related to line activities. Furthermore, the line worker will be installing and removing banners, holiday lighting and decorations, ensuring that vehicles are properly stocked and maintained for all operations and perform tree-trimming duties as required. Please note that significant emphasis will be placed on work related to underground infrastructure in enclosed and confined spaces, due to the fact that underground facilities make up over two thirds of Belmont’s electric system.

 

Candidates with a high school diploma, relevant vocational/technical training, and previous line work experience preferred. Other relevant experience also considered.  Position requires High Voltage Line Worker Certification and possession of or ability to attain a valid Class B MA Commercial Driver’s License; Class A License expected to be obtained within 12 months of hire. Subject to federal drug and alcohol testing requirements.  

 

The salary range is $26.89 to $50.54 per hour, including benefits.

 

Resumes, with the required Town of Belmont application accepted at the Human Resources Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax (617) 993-2741 by the closing date of November 23, 2020.

 

The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

ELECTRIC STATION EQUIPMENT REPAIRMAN      

Holyoke Gas & Electric Department, Holyoke, MA   

[Posted 10/27/2020]

 

The Holyoke Gas & Electric Department  is seeking a highly qualified Sub-station Electrician engineer with strong skills.  Under direction, performs skilled technical work with installing, troubleshooting, testing, repairing, maintaining, and performing switching operations for electrical circuits, wiring systems, fixtures, controls, motors, generators, transformers and switches for power plant, substation, hydroelectric, telecommunications and other electric utility equipment for planned and emergency work; Uses hand tools, electrical and telecommunications test equipment; Assists in the operation and repair of equipment within the electric switchboard; Responsible for compliance to Department’s Preventative Maintenance Plans; Keeps performance records and performs inspections of equipment; Provides for safe and efficient operation and maintenance of facilities/equipment consistent with Department goals; Performs other related work as required. Locals only, must live in the Holyoke, MA area.

 

MINIMUM ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two to Three years’ experience in an industrial environment generating or transmitting electrical power or related function within electrical trade.
  • Experience in the installation and repair of wire, motors, switchgears, controls, relays, transformers, circuit breakers and indicating meters.
  • Makes electrical tests as to load, power factor, voltage
  • Performs periodic inspection and maintenance as well as emergency repairs and related duties such as maintaining logs, starting or stopping generators, and other equipment and circuits.
  • Able to physically use hand tools and electrical test equipment
  • Holds a Massachusetts Journeyman's Electricians License
  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license
  • Must be able to respond to emergency calls promptly and work off-hours as required
  • Ability to successfully complete Convex training
  • Able to obtain hoisting license within first year
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.
  • Currently lives in the Holyoke, MA area.

PREFERRED ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with electric utility operations, substation and/or medium-voltage equipment
  • Five years’ experience in an industrial environment within electrical trade
  • Massachusetts Masters Electrician License and/or other related Certificates/Licenses
  • Experience with switching & tagging

 

Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter and completed HG&E Job Application.

Go to http://www.hged.com for Employment Application. Send all materials to:

City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Department

Attn: Terry Sweeney, Human Resources

99 Suffolk Street Holyoke, MA 01040

 

Email:TerrySweeney@hged.com

 

City of Holyoke Gas and Electric Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Minorities are encouraged to apply.

EEO/AA/M/F/D/V Working safely is a condition of employment at HG&E No Phone Calls or Agencies please

Ends November 20, 2020

 

 

ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN OR ASSISTANT ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN      

Holyoke Gas & Electric Department, Holyoke, MA   

[Posted 10/27/2020]

 

Under limited direction, performs skilled technical work in the installation, modification, maintenance, test, repair, calibration and design of electronic, electrical and instrumentation equipment/systems such as controls, relays, computers, alarm systems, metering and devices. Works under limited direction where the work is a mix of clearly defined methods and using initiative based on experience and knowledge. Some exercise of judgment is possible. Provide for safe and efficient operation and maintenance of facilities/equipment consistent with Department goals; and performs other related duties as required. Locals only, must live in the Holyoke, MA area.

 

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN – Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technology or related field and five (5) years of increasing experience in electronic testing, troubleshooting, and repair in an electric utility environment (i.e. SCADA, protective relays, etc.).
  • ASSISTANT ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN – Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technology or related field or three (3) years of experience in electronic testing, troubleshooting, and repair in an electric utility or industrial environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematic and wiring diagrams.
  • Experience in the installation and repair of motors, switchgears, controls, relays, transformers, circuit breakers and indicating meters.
  • Experience in electrical inspection and maintenance as well as emergency repairs and related duties such as maintaining logs, starting or stopping generators, and other equipment and circuits.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of common spreadsheet and word processing applications.
  • Able to physically use hand tools and electrical test equipment
  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license. Able to obtain hoisting license within first year.
  • Must be able to respond to emergency calls promptly and work off-hours as required

       

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS (in addition to above)

  • Familiarity with electric utility operations, substation and/or medium-voltage equipment
  • Five years’ experience in an industrial environment within electrical trade
  • Familiarity with switching, tagging, and lockout procedures
  • Massachusetts Journeyman or Masters Electrician License and/or other related Certificates/Licenses

 

Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter and completed HG&E Job Application.

Go to http://www.hged.com for Employment Application. Send all materials to:

City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Department

Attn: Terry Sweeney, Human Resources

99 Suffolk Street Holyoke, MA 01040

 

Email:TerrySweeney@hged.com

 

City of Holyoke Gas and Electric Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

EEO/AA/M/F/D/V Working safely is a condition of employment at HG&E No Phone Calls or Agencies please

Ends November 20, 2020

  

 

OFFICE MANAGER - ELECTRIC DIVSION      

Town of Wallingford Electric Division, Wallingford, CT   

[Posted 10/23/2020]

 

Utility Business Manager

The Town of Wallingford’s Electric Division is seeking a highly qualified business manager to perform responsible managerial work in the administration, direction and supervision of the financial, accounting and billing functions for the Electric Division business office.  The successful candidate must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in accounting or business administration plus five (5) years of increasingly responsible office work experience including at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience substituting on a year-for-year basis. Salary: $88,004 - $112,597 annually plus an excellent fringe benefit package.  Applications can be downloaded from the Town’s Department of Human Resources’ webpage. Applications or resumes can be mailed or faxed to Department of Human Resources, Town of Wallingford, 45 S. Main Street, Room 301, Wallingford CT 06492 Fax (203) - 294-2084 Phone: (203)-294-2080.The closing date November 16, 2020. EOE

 

CHIEF ENGINEER     

Town of Wallingford Electric Division, Wallingford, CT   

[Posted 10/23/2020]

 

The Town of Wallingford Electric Division is seeking a highly qualified engineer with strong technical and leadership/management skills that will be responsible for the planning, designing, and maintenance of the electric generation, transmission, and distribution systems and related facilities of the Electric Division. Must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering, plus eight (8) years of progressively responsible engineering managerial work for electrical utilities or an engineering consulting firm doing work for electric utilities. An Associates Degree in one of these fields may substitute for two (2) years of the work experience requirement. One year of supervisory experience as a supervisor is preferred. In addition, must possess and maintain a Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operators License. Salary: $97,203 - $124,140 plus an excellent fringe benefit package.  Application forms will be mailed upon request from the Department of Human Resources. Phone: (203)-294-2080. Fax (203)-294-2084. The closing date will be November 24, 2020. EOE

 

 

POWER SYSTEMS TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGINEER    

OMICRON Electronics Corp, Waltham, MA   

[Posted 10/9/2020]

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

OMICRON is an international company serving the electrical power industry with innovative testing and diagnostic solutions. The application of OMICRON products provides users with the highest level of confidence in the condition assessment of primary and secondary equipment on their systems. 

The Technical Support Engineer will support our customer base, both directly and indirectly.  The position will be located in Waltham, MA and report to the Technical Support Manager.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide technical application support to customers using OMICRON equipment
  • Assist and perform equipment maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting of all OMICRON test equipment
  • Diagnose mechanical, hardware, software, and systems failures using established procedures.
  • Work closely with application engineers and technical support engineers to increase knowledge and resolve customer issues
  • Assist other engineers with technical issues
  • Develop and implement resolutions to identified problems and follow standard practices and procedures
  • Identify, record, and work with the team to proactively revise current procedures and tools to improve customer satisfaction
  • Provide direction for continuous improvement of component repair methods and capabilities.
  • Help to ensure equipment is received and tagged appropriately in conjunction with our office and repair service coordinators
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • General knowledge of power systems, especially in the fields of power system protection and network equipment
  • Experience in troubleshooting and repairing system boards
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and excellent presentation skills is required.
  • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
  • Reliable work style with self-initiative
  • Enjoy working in a small team environment
  • Available to participate in company's promotional activities (fairs, exhibitions, conferences, etc)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • At least 3 years’ experience in related field preferred.
  • Experience in customer support preferred.
  • Experience working with Windows operating system.
  • General knowledge of firewall protection and IT networks infrastructure preferred.

 

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.  

 

 EDUCATION

Bachelor's degree from an accredited school or university in Electronics or Electrical Engineering required.

 

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.

 

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/#854

 

CUSTOMER AND SALES SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE - Canada East    

OMICRON Electronics Corp, Canada East  

[Posted 10/9/2020]

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

OMICRON is a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary test equipment for electric power systems. This position is responsible for assisting Area Sales Managers and Application engineers in preparing quotes, invoicing customers, while performing extraordinary customer service.

Location:  Toronto, ON preferred.  Locations in Quebec will be considered. 

This position will report to Toronto Site Manager.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Integrate and work with Area Sales Managers and Application Engineers to achieve common goals for high customer satisfaction in the sales process.
  • Assist in customer support and attend to customer inquiries and calls.
  • Guide and support the entire sales process
    • Prepare quotations, shipping documents, and commercial documents for bidding activities
    • Follow submitted quotations and coordinate with the Area Sales Managers for any clarifications and follow up.
    • Process purchase orders and place intercompany orders
    • Ensure that the customer's order gets processed and shipped
    • Invoice the customer for shipped orders
    • Manage the collection process for invoiced equipment/services
  • Improve and maintain data quality in CRM and Dynamics AX, especially for accounts, contacts, quotations and orders
  • Follow up on event and marketing contacts as needed
  • Act as the single point of contact for all inquiries from the customer together with the Area Sales Manager.
  • Follow up with the customer for the reconditioning activities of equipment.
  • Follow up with suppliers/couriers regarding customer inquiries.
  • Perform other duties to support the CSS team

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and French (both required)
  • Good computer skills and understanding of database structures (preferred)
  • Prior experience with a CRM and/or ERP system (preferred)
  • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
  • Reliable work style with self-initiative
  • Enjoy working in a small team environment
  • Available to participate in company's promotional activities (fairs, exhibitions, conferences, etc).

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • At least 3 years customer service and sales support experience required
  • At least intermediate level in Microsoft© Word, Excel programs, and Outlook.

 

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma required
  • Business and/or some college courses preferred

 

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/ 23 kg, 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.

 

OMICRON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability and genetic information.

 

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

https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/#864

 

CUSTOMER AND SALES SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE - Canada West    

OMICRON Electronics Corp, Canada West  

[Posted 10/9/2020]

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

OMICRON is a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary test equipment for electric power systems. This position is responsible for assisting Area Sales Managers and Application engineers in preparing quotes, invoicing customers, while performing extraordinary customer service.

Location:  Toronto, ON preferred.  Locations in British Columbia will be considered. 

This position will report to Toronto Site Manager.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Integrate and work with Area Sales Managers and Application Engineers to achieve common goals for high customer satisfaction in the sales process.
  • Assist in customer support and attend to customer inquiries and calls.
  • Guide and support the entire sales process
    • Prepare quotations, shipping documents, and commercial documents for bidding activities
    • Follow submitted quotations and coordinate with the Area Sales Managers for any clarifications and follow up.
    • Process purchase orders and place intercompany orders
    • Ensure that the customer's order gets processed and shipped
    • Invoice the customer for shipped orders
    • Manage the collection process for invoiced equipment/services
  • Improve and maintain data quality in CRM and Dynamics AX, especially for accounts, contacts, quotations and orders
  • Follow up on event and marketing contacts as needed
  • Act as the single point of contact for all inquiries from the customer together with the Area Sales Manager.
  • Follow up with the customer for the reconditioning activities of equipment.
  • Follow up with suppliers/couriers regarding customer inquiries.
  • Perform other duties to support the CSS team
  • Support of OMICRON customers during West Coast business hours

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (and French preferred)
  • Good computer skills and understanding of database structures (preferred)
  • Prior experience with a CRM and/or ERP system (preferred)
  • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
  • Reliable work style with self-initiative
  • Enjoy working in a small team environment
  • Available to participate in company's promotional activities (fairs, exhibitions, conferences, etc).

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • At least 3 years customer service and sales support experience required
  • At least intermediate level in Microsoft© Word, Excel programs, and Outlook.

 

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma required
  • Business and/or some college courses preferred

 

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/ 23 kg, 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.

 

OMICRON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability and genetic information.

 

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

https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/#865

 

LINE WORKER   

Morrisville Water & Light (MW&L), Morrisville, VT  

[Posted 10/6/2020 - Deadline 12/28/2020]

 

MW&L is a small rural not-for-profit municipal utility providing water and sewer services in Morristown and electric service to Morristown and six other surrounding communities.

 

MW&L is seeking an individual to fill a union position opening in its Electric Operations group. This position is part of a 5-person line crew charged with maintaining and improving nearly 213 miles of distribution/transmission lines and works closely with all operation personnel to provide safe, affordable and reliable electric service to 4,000 customers.

 

General Summary of Job Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Superintendent, the line worker, within their current level 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 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 extended hours. Position requires being in an on-call rotation and an expectation to be available when weather alerts are received indicating a likelihood of service interruptions.

 

The applicant must pass a physical and drug test and once hired, must join the IBEW union membership after 6 months of employment. You must be able to respond to the shop within 30 minutes while on call and must be able to perform or learn to work on energized 15 kV lines.

 

Courtesy in dealing with customers, co-workers and others is essential. Adaptability and willingness to acquire new skills, professional attitude and interest in work, and attention to general work rules and safety procedures are also 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 MW&L's Superintendent, Kevin Newton at kenewton@mwlvt.com.

 

MW&L is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All new employees filling union positions are on probation for 6 months.

  

3rd CLASS LINEMAN   

North Attleborough Electric Department, North Attlebprough, MA  

[Posted 9/28/2020 - Deadline 10/24/2020]

 

The North Attleborough Electric Department, a municipal electric utility with approximately 13,000 customer meters, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of:3rd Class Lineman.

FULL TIME – 40 hours per week   

IBEW Local 104-Unit B

Hourly Wage  – $27.57

Wage includes a $0.30/hour hazardous duty differential.

 

The North Attleborough Electric Department is seeking a 3rd Class Lineman.  The successful candidate will be trained to operate vehicles, tools, and equipment.  Perform related duties associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of that portion of the overhead and underground electric distribution system that is energized at secondary voltages. Other duties to include: Deliver materials, tools and personnel to and from job sites.  Maintain work area, electric vehicles, tools, and equipment.  Maintain compliance with applicable health, safety, and environmental regulations.  Maintain compliance with all confined space regulations.  Works with electric wires and cables, energized up to 600 volts or de-energized up to 69,000 volts. Please see the full job description on our website at www.naelectric.com.

 

Qualifications include a High School Diploma or equivalent; this is an entry level positon that requires successful completion of a lineman apprenticeship program.  Certifications that must be maintained include CDL, First Aid/CPR and Hoisting.  Position includes “on call” standby duty with a thirty (30) minute required travel time (by automobile) to the NAED Operations Center.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:     

Submit cover letter and resume to:

North Attleborough Electric Department

Attn:  Michele Dobson

275 Landry Avenue

North Attleborough, MA

mdobson@naelectric.com

 

North Attleborough Electric Department provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation and disability.

 

METER TECHNICAIN   

North Attleborough Electric Department, North Attleborough, MA   

[Posted 9/28/2020 - Deadline 10/24/2020]

 

The North Attleborough Electric Department, a municipal electric utility with approximately 13,000 customer meters, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Meter Technicain.

 FULL TIME – 40 hours per week

IBEW Local 104-Unit B

Salary: $27.96 - $31.52 DOQ

Wage to include a $0.30/hour hazardous duty differential.

 

Responsible for the collection of meter readings from each service address of NAED and conduct most functions within the Meter Department to include:  Install/remove single phase meters at customers’ premises.  Collect all consumption readings from NAED meters on a cycle basis.  Maintain meter department software.  Interact with customers in a professional manner. Please see the full job description on our website at www.naelectric.com.

 

Qualifications include a High School Diploma or equivalent with 1-2 years of metering experience in an electric utility or related experience. Journeyman Electrician certification is desired. Must maintain CPR/First Aid certification.  Successful candidate will be required to attend a meter certification program. Position includes “on call” standby duty with a thirty (30) minute required travel time (by automobile) to the NAED Operations Center.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:     

Submit cover letter and resume to:

North Attleborough Electric Department

c/o Michele Dobson

275 Landry Avenue

North Attleborough, MA

mdobson@naelectric.com

 

North Attleborough Electric Department provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation and disability.

 

Chief Meterman   

The Town of Wallingford Electric Division, Wallford, CT  

[Posted 9/2/2020 - Deadline 10/24/2020]

 

Chief Meterman – The Town of Wallingford Electric Division is seeking a qualified individual to assign and direct the work of a group of Meterman in the diagnosing, repairing, and requisitioning of all types of metering. Must have H.S. Diploma or trade/technical school with course of study in an electrical field and six (6) years of experience with at least three (3) years of experience as a Meterman in electric utility metering. One (1) year experience as a supervisor preferred. An equivalent combination of experience and training may substitute on a year for year basis up to two (2) years.

 

Must possess and maintain a valid State of Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Hourly Rate $39.80 - $43.86 plus an excellent fringe benefit package.  

 

Applications can be printed from the Town’s Webpage http://www.wallingford.ct.us/Content/Personnel_Department.asp   

 

Fax (203)-294-2084. Phone: (203)-294-2080. The closing date will be October 27, 2020.      EOE

 

 

First & Second Class Lineman

Chicopee Electric Light, Chicopee, MA 

[Posted 9/3/2020}

 

LINEWORKER-Chicopee Electric Light (CEL) is seeking Electrical LineworkersLINEWORKER-Chicopee Electric Light (CEL) is seeking Electrical LineworkersA 1st Class Lineworker would need a minimum of four (4) years experience as a lineman in electrical power utility or contracting field and must have successfully completed an industry recognized instructional program. Position will perform construction, maintenance and repairs on overhead and underground high-voltage distribution systems. Will be responsible for working live secondary conductors and equipment, up to 600 volts and work live primary conductors and equipment, up to 13,800 Volts.A 2nd Class Lineworker would need a minimum of two (2) years practical experience as a lineman and/or certification of completion in a Lineman Training Program.Applicants must possess a CDL Driver’s License and must obtain a Class 1B and 2A MA Hoisting license within (120) days of employment and obtain and maintain security clearance at all CEL service areas. Must be physically able to perform line duties especially climbing wooden poles.To assist with power restoration, applicant must live within a reasonable proximity of Chicopee, MA as defined by Union Contract or be willing to relocate to meet CEL’s residency requirement.Applicants should send their resume directly to CEL, Attention Human Resources at 725 Front St., Chicopee, MA 01020 or e-mail ncolberg@celd.com.

 

 

Energy Operations Analyst

Energy New England, Mansfield, MA 

[Posted 8/26/2020, deadline 9/30/2020]

   

Energy Operations Analyst

Great Opportunity!  Energy New England (ENE) is looking for an experienced, energetic Energy Operations Analyst to join our team.

 

Company Overview:

Energy New England LLC is a trusted energy advisor working in the wholesale and retail energy markets in the Northeast. We serve the public power, independent power producer, higher education, and commercial and industrial end user communities. We are the largest energy risk management entity serving public power in New England, and are committed to being the preeminent strategic advisor and provider of customer focused solutions across the energy spectrum including risk management, energy procurement, renewable energy, generation management, distributed energy, energy storage, energy efficiency and demand response.  We are prudently expanding our service offerings to serve our customers in a quickly changing, complex market environment.

 

Position Overview: 

The Energy Operations Analyst supports the day-to-day activities of ENE’s power Operations team. The Operations team manages demand and generation throughout New England in both the bilateral and ISO NE markets. ENE provides front, middle and back office capabilities to a wide variety of customers. Position requires strong analytical as well as written and verbal communications skills with internal and external audiences, and a willingness to continually develop an in-depth understanding of the energy markets. Energy Operations Analyst will be exposed to the building blocks of managing demand and generation, as well as a number of energy contracting strategies, working with both front and back office staff to enhance existing processes and procedures.

 

Desired Attributes:

Ready to learn, show initiative, and contribute in a team environment. Comfortable performing multiple tasks and supporting a variety of projects related to energy and supply management, portfolio modeling and optimization, transaction monitoring including credit and risk reporting, risk and credit management, and renewable energy. The position requires a self-starter who is comfortable and proficient using multiple software applications and data and system modeling.

 

Key Objectives:

  • Analyze customer historical demand and develop load forecasts
  • Develop power portfolio reports for internal and external customers
  • Perform ISO and counterparty power scheduling, settlement and accounting; look for opportunities to help customers manage costs and exposures
  • Evaluate local & regional peak demand requirements to support peak load management initiatives
  • Analyze ISO New England forecast, operational and settlement market data and reports
  • Understand ISO market rules and evaluate impacts to customer interests
  • Develop work process improvements to ensure
  • Participate in regular market assessments and environmental trends that could affect our customer base and our growth strategies.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Operations Research or Management, or appropriate discipline
  • 3-5 years’ experience required, ISO NE or similar market experience a plus
  • Proven sound analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Expert capabilities with Microsoft Office applications, particularly spreadsheet skills
  • Database report generation and/or application development a plus
  • Prior northeast / power pool / RTO market experience in an asset management role a plus
  • Rotating weekend and off-hour market and bidding coverage required

We offer competitive salary and benefits programs, an entrepreneurial work environment and a supportive team structure.  Interested?  Please forward your resume, including cover letter to:

Brenda Santagati

Director, AIM HR Solutions

Email : bsantagati@ene.org

Visit us @ www.ene.org

  

 

General Foreman Grid Assets & Communications

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), Reading, MA

[Posted 8/10/2020]

 

Job Title: General Foreman Grid Assets & Communications    Reports to: Director of Engineering and Operations (E&O)
Department: Engineering and Operations    Job Grade: 54
Revision Date: 7/1/2020 Reviewed by: IBEW
Work Location: 230 Ash St Office Union: Yes IBEW

 

This Position Description presents illustrative work activities usually encountered by personnel filling this position; it is not meant to list all possible work activities in all possible work conditions. It is not meant to define specific limits on work activities that may be performed by any person holding this position. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. Position descriptions may occasionally be changed to allow the RMLD to better meet the needs of the customers, reflect applicable laws and regulations, or otherwise implement Commission policies. All non-bargaining unit RMLD workers are “employees at will.”

 

Job Summary

 

This position is responsible for the managing, supervising, training, safety, programs, scheduling and coordinating work for substation and metering work areas and staff related to storm/emergency response and management, design, construction, maintenance, operation, troubleshooting, and testing of substations, metering, AMI mesh networking system, design and testing of all electric system Smart Grid Devices (SGD) and fiber & radio communication systems, including wireless, fiber, etc.; hazardous waste and spill prevention.

 

Illustrative Work Activities

 

Essential work activities, pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Manages and supervises employees of the Metering and Substation groups
  • Manages and supervises the Assistant General Foreman Grid Assets in planning, scheduling, implementing, and maintaining including the prioritization of their work.
  • Provides timely recommendations to the Assistant Director of E&O relative to employee evaluations, step raises, and progression classifications. Works with employees on their Career Development Plan, to ensure they remain updated, reviewed, and maintained per procedure; making recommendations for further training requirements, etc., for employee to achieve required safety and skill proficiencies.
  • Adheres to and enforces all department policies, procedures, OSHA, standards, codes, rules, laws and regulations. Addresses violations in a timely manner, documents any violations and makes recommendations to the Assistant Director of E & O for any progressive discipline. Participates when required in union/management negotiations, grievance procedures, and arbitrations. Responsible for first step response under the existing labor contracts for grievance procedures.
  • Ensures proactive and timely documentation, maintaining material evidence and ensuring accurate incident and/or trouble report to support potential insurance claims, billing disputes, etc., adhering to all policies and procedures including scrap and surplus material.
  • Provides recommendation for operational staffing, including required qualifications and manpower levels for all Meter and Substation assignments for both scheduled and unscheduled work.
  • Performs Spill Prevention Coordinator duties, coordinates the work of contractors and LSP for the HAZMAT cleanup,
    maintains records, establishes cyclic training (in-house and/or LSP) for all company operations employees, in
    accordance with best utility practices.
  • Provides for all budget input and budget tracking related to managed work areas.
  • Plans and coordinates all integrated work efforts with the appropriate divisions and subdivisions .
  • Coordinates and executes switching operations with National Grid and Eversource, ISO operational procedures, and NERC mandated requirements, alerts, reporting, ordinances, and maintains all records on RMLD’s SharePoint, or other company authorized shared location
  • Develops and/or assists in the development of bid specifications for capital improvement projects equipment and materials.
  • Ensures that all manufacturers recommended cyclic maintenance, testing, repairing, troubleshooting, etc., for all equipment responsible under this division, is performed in accordance with standards, procedures, applicable codes, law, etc. (i.e., IEEE, NIST, OSHA, NERC, ANSI, NESC, NEC, etc.).
  • Manages recordkeeping of all maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, repairing, etc. Uploads the test data, reports, and records , as a minimum, to a shared database such as SharePoint or other company authorized shared data location.
  • Manages the Dig Safe operations at RMLD. Serves as the RMLD representative to the Dig Safe System, Inc. Ensures accurate field marking and investigates any dig-in incidents. Provides all Dig Safe as-built changes to the GIS plan to engineering for GIS accuracy updates. Provides for all Dig Safe record keeping and dig-in reports
  • Assists in developing "routine" switching orders (SO) in accordance with the RMLD Switching and Tagging Operating Procedure. Ability to be qualified and assigned as an RMLD  Switchman, Tagman under the direction of a Control Authority (CA) as required during the routine and emergency conditions.
  • Supervises Programming of substations and filed SGDs, downloads data out of control devices and submits required records and reports in detail as required.
  • Assists in the development and updating the substation and distribution system automation schemes, testing, maintaining, and commissioning plan.
  • Responsible for ensuring accuracy in meter testing in accordance with the DPU, establishing and maintaining a meter accuracy program, including primary metering. Responsible for demonstrated and procedural efficiency and accuracy in the documented transfer of such meter information, including multiplier, meter discount verification, etc., bringing any inconsistency, customer billing issue, recommended procedural improvement,,etc. Promtply to the attention of the Assistant Direction of E&O.
  • Supervises troubleshooting and works to resolves power quality related issues and troubles, performs power quality measurements, analysis, and provides reports.
  • Supervises Troubleshooting, testing, programming of AMI Mesh Network equipment, fiber & radio communication devices to resolve problems. Ensures the proper flow of metering data to Meter Data Management (MDM).
  • Supervises the operation and maintenance of RMLD’s peak shaving Generator(s), BESS, and Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) programs system-wide. Coordinates and implements all scheduled outages of generators or peak shaving with Control Room Operators when called by IRD and the Assistant Director of E & O.
  • Enforces OSHA safety rules and RMLD’s operational policies and procedures.

 

Minimum Qualifications


Education:

General Foreman Grid Assets and Communications

Bachelor’s in electrical engineering or equivalent qualifications as determined by RMLD with minimum of 10 years of demonstrated leadership, management, and supervisory experience in the successful development, and maintained accuracy of ,substation, AMI/Mesh Network, Smart Grid technology, etc. procedures and programs.

 

Experience:

Minimum 10 years’ successfully demonstrated experience in leadership, management, and supervision of substation and metering groups under normal and storm/emergency conditions. Minimum 10 years’ demonstrated technical experience in the design, construction, programming, testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of substations and metering systems in accordance with current standards, codes, laws and best utility practices. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in system protection and coordination, smart grid systems and associated telecommunications. Minimum 10 years’ experience as a rated Switchman/Tagman. Minimum 10 years’ experience in HAZMAT associated with distribution systems; Spill Prevention Coordinator experience desired. Demonstrated ability to utilize latest testing devices, e.g. Omicron CDC100, is strongly desired.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated proficiency, knowledge and experience in management, including program development and maintained accuracy of substation design, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and testing. Demonstrated knowledge in managing AMI fixed and mesh network metering systems, residential, commercial and primary meter installations and testing. Knowledge of telecommunications network design integration into Smart Grids, including fiber/radio telecommunications input to Outage Management Systems, Meter Data Management (MDM) Systems, etc. Must have excellent project management, multitasking, prioritization, leadership, supervisory and management skills including functional and operational scheduling and planning. Excellent communication skills. Excellent customer service skills. Well-developed computer skills with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, iProject Management software, etc. and ability to quickly adapt to new software.

 

Judgment and Initiative:

Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and initiative in all aspects of related work. Demonstrated ability to evaluate all work-related practices, procedures and systems to make recommendations for continuing improvements for increased efficiency, productivity and to limit liability. Demonstrated ability to work independently to manage multiple projects and work areas in parallel, establishing short, medium and long-term planning, establishing priorities, developing work schedules and budget plans. As a Department representative on both customer complaints, customer service and emergency service, employee must demonstrate ability to effectively communicate ideas, technical information and directions in a precise and courteous manner.

 

Manual Skills:

Proficient in the use of computer keyboard, basic hand and power tools and test equipment.

  

Physical Demands:

Capable of performing all job functions under occasionally adverse weather and working condition during both normal and storm/emergency operating hours ,for extended periods of time. Moderate physical effort may be required on an intermittent basis.

 

Supervisory: 

Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise multi skilled labor groups in the safe operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and testing of electrical equipment, telecommunications equipment and metering; implementing procedures for HAZMAT response including reporting requirements; Dig Safe Program.

 

License: Valid Massachusetts Class D driver’s license required. Ability to obtain Construction Supervisor’s License.

 

Submit your resume at the following link: https://www.rmld.com/employment 

 

 

Power Plant Equipment Maintenanceman

Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP), Peabody, MA

[Posted 8/6/2020]

 

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

 

TITLE:  POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCEMAN 
DIVISION:  ENGINEERING
SALARY: GRADE 12 ($33.44 - $41.90)
LOCATION: VARIES
SHIFT: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION:    LABOR SERVICE

 

DUTIES:

 

Under the direction of Supervising Electrical Engineer, Associate Electrical Engineer, Principal Electrical Engineer, or Working Foreman Electric Station Equipment Repairman, perform the installation, operation, and maintenance of electric substation equipment and generating station equipment.


Operate electrical switchboard, starting high power engines and synchronizing generators to electrical systems; take readings and maintain records; shut down generators. Prepare engines for operation by starting pumps and other equipment, maintain operating temperatures on lube oil, making necessary adjustments; take engine readings and record on log sheets; take filter readings; fill lubricators as required; check engine for abnormal noise and heat; shut down engines and secure all pumps; read temperature and pressure indicators; diagnose irregularities; notify Supervisor of any irregularities.


Perform varied maintenance, testing and repair work on gas turbine engines and all generation equipment including auxiliaries; overhaul pumps and fuel systems, battery systems, switch gear and air compressors; disassemble and rebuild engines and components; perform various types of machine shop work, weld and grind parts; cut and thread pipes; connect and replace electrical circuits; chemically treat and test water systems; fit bearings. Inspect, clean and lubricate equipment; change filters and gaskets.


Install, maintain, repair, take readings, test and adjust electrical equipment and machinery at substations, install and wire motors, switchgear, controls, relays, SCADA equipment, transformers, circuit breakers, and indicating meters; test and maintain storage batteries and charging equipment; locate and clear short circuits; make electrical tests as to load, power factor, voltage, etc. Perform periodic inspection and maintenance as well as emergency repairs and related duties such as maintaining logs and painting equipment.


Test, inspect and refurbish various distribution equipment including transformers, capacitors, voltage regulators, etc.


Operate high voltage circuit breakers, switches, and perform roving switching operations. Troubleshoot distribution system components.

 

Clean up oil spills as directed.

 

Perform infrared thermo graphic inspections on all system electrical equipment.

 

Operate machine tools, hand tools, and power tools necessary in repair work, and perform related manual duties.

 

May supervise a small crew of workers at a lower skill level such as laborers, helpers, and apprentices.

 

Requires ability to read prints and schematics as well as operate machine shop equipment.

 

Assist Electrician as required.

 

Occasionally fill in for Working Foreman Electric Station Equipment Repairman as required.

 

Must be available for emergency calls during non-working hours.

 

Perform housekeeping duties such as emptying trash cans, mopping floors, cleaning, shoveling snow, cutting grass and general landscaping. Perform building and grounds maintenance work as assigned.

 

Perform other similar duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

High School diploma. Minimum two years’ experience in a similar position or two years of technical training in Electrical Substation or Power Plant Equipment operation and maintenance or a combination of two years of
experience and technical training or Journeyman electrician License or Apprentice Electrician with one year experience working with electrical substation or power plant equipment operations and maintenance. Ability to read and interpret prints and schematics. Valid Massachusetts driver’s license.


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


AA/EEO 

 

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

 

  

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.

  

 

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

 

 

 

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