Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative of Chase City, VA is looking to hire a full-time Engineering Technician. Are you a go-getter with a strong work ethic? Are you ready to take your technical career to the next level? Would you like to work for an electric cooperative with an outstanding reputation as both a community leader and a great place to work? If so, please read on!
This Engineering Technician position pays a competitive wage commensurate with experience and skills. We also offer fantastic benefits including 100% medical, 100% defined benefit, a 401(k) with match, short-term disability (STD), long-term disability (LTD), vacation days, sick days, an employee assistance program (EAP), and a variety of training programs. If this sounds like the technical opportunity that you've been looking for, apply now!
ABOUT MECKLENBURG ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (MEC)
Our electric cooperative was formed in 1938 by the members, for the members. For over 80 years, we have been building a legacy of providing safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electric service for our members. Today, we serve over 31,000 accounts in portions of nine Southside Virginia counties and five northern North Carolina counties. We are a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, headquartered in Chase City, VA, with three district offices located in Chase City, Gretna, and Emporia. We support and care about the communities that we serve. We are deliberately different in every aspect of the word. Focusing on meeting our members' needs while ensuring quality, reliable service with safety at the forefront sets us apart from other organizations.
As a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative, our main objective is to provide our members with excellent service. And, in order to do that, we must ensure our employees are the best of the best! Here, you are not just an employee, you are part of a family; and, as such, you will receive the resources, education, and training to be the best in your field!
A DAY IN THE LIFE AS AN ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
As an Engineering Technician, you operate and maintain our electrical cooperative's communication systems, technical services, and security systems. You install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair technical services equipment including substation equipment, relay meters, recloser controls, protective relays, battery chargers, transducers, LM control units, capacitor controls, and related telemetry devices. You ensure that our systems, SCADA, security programs, and metering programs are effective and efficient in relation to personnel, safety, policies, vehicles, and equipment.
You assist in the installation, programming, and maintenance of SCADA and instrumentation equipment at power substations, breaker stations, and other remote sites. You maintain our mobile land-based trunked radio system and radio frequency equipment used for SCADA communications. This includes repairing and upgrading radios, doing frequency checks, and taking power measurements. You also oversee various electrical tests as required. Whether microwave radios, cellular wireless networking devices, LAN cabling, polyphaser metering, or electrical wiring, you know how to work with it all!
As needed, you make recommendations and take corrective actions to ensure we comply with all required regulations. With attention to detail, you are conscientious about keeping up-to-date and accurate documentation of everything you do. You also keep a well-stocked and organized inventory of all materials and tools necessary for your work. And, when an emergency outage or major storm occurs, you are always ready to help save the day! You'll love that every day is a new opportunity to troubleshoot and engage your technically-inclined mind.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR AN ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
High school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years of college-level education in electronics or similar field of study OR equivalent experience
2 years of experience directly related to the electrical, electronics, or telecommunications industries
Thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices associated with technical services systems including telecommunications, SCADA, AMI, and security
General knowledge of the construction, operation, and maintenance of all systems
Knowledgeable about regulations and standards for all technical equipment
An excellent understanding of Internet communication systems and protocol
Have or obtain within six months of hire a valid First Aid and CPR certificates
Ability to pass a drug screening
Ability to work at various heights in extreme weather conditions and in rough terrain for extended periods of time
Valid Virginia driver's license and acceptable insurability
Experience with SCADA, Load Management, AMI, and AMR equipment is desired but not necessarily required. Are you mechanically and mathematically inclined? Can you prioritize tasks effectively? Are you personable and able to exercise discretion and use sound judgment? Do you take pride in your work and continually work to learn more and improve your skills? Are you committed to safety? If so, you might just be perfect for this Engineering Technician position.
This position requires being able to work a minimum of eight hours a day, five days a week with extended after-hours as needed. Must be available to assist in any appropriate manner, and at any time, with restoration activities.
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE TEA
We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application at www.meckelec.org, please review comprehensive position details on our website and complete the online application. We look forward to meeting you!
MEC is proud to be an official V3 Certified Company. We welcome and encourage Veterans and Transitioning Military candidates to apply.