Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative of Chase City, VA is looking to hire a full-time Field Engineer Technician / Staking Representative. Are you a go-getter with a strong work ethic? Do you want steady, year-round work? 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 Field Engineer Technician / Staking Representative 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 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 A FIELD ENGINEER TECHNICIAN
As a Field Engineer Technician, you are the face of our electrical cooperative to many of our members as you route electric distribution lines to serve their property. So, you always make sure to present yourself professionally. After greeting them warmly, you listen carefully to their needs and provide excellent customer service to them on matters such as obtaining a right-of-way, determining new services, and upgrading existing services.
You plan and layout distribution lines in accordance with professional and industry-specific standards in a way that is most advantageous to both the electric cooperative and the landowner involved. Your project management skills come into play as you coordinate the work plans with other personnel to ensure that work is done according to specifications. You are so glad that you don't have to sit at a desk all day but enjoy going out in the field and interacting with a variety of people throughout the day.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A FIELD ENGINEER TECHNICIAN / ELECTRICAL
Associate's or technical degree in electrical technology, GIS, or project management
2 years of experience directly related to the distribution of electric construction
3 years of experience working with the public in a sales, customer service, or technical support position
Ability to pass periodic drug tests
Must reside within a 25-mile travel distance from your reporting office
Ability to travel out-of-town from time to time for technical seminars, conferences, or for outage restorations
Basic computer proficiency
Are you committed to the highest standards of customer service? Can you prioritize tasks effectively? Are you analytical and able to read maps? Do you take pride in your work? Are you committed to safety? If so, you might just be perfect for this Field Engineer Technician / Staking Representative position.
May be required to work beyond normal hours for the completion of duties.
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE TEAM?
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.