Company: Umatilla Electric Cooperative
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Job DescriptionSalary: $45.09/hrUmatilla Electric Cooperative
(UEC) is a progressive electric utility cooperative located in
northeastern Oregon along the beautiful Columbia River, offering a
wide variety of activities year round. UEC is experiencing rapid
growth in the commercial and industrial area and has a challenging
position for the right candidate. Offering a "four tens" work
schedule, strong benefits, and generous retirement program this is
a unique opportunity for a rewarding career with an exciting
organization in the growing community of Hermiston Oregon.
SUMMARYAs a Cooperative field representative, the Distribution
Designer will, under the direction of the supervisor, be
responsible for performing the design and staking of routine
distribution line extensions and changes to the Cooperative
distribution system in accordance with approved standard
engineering practices, RUS and other state and federal regulations,
and Cooperative procedures and policies.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES may include other duties as assigned.
- Provides courteous, prompt and accurate design services that
will create good will with the members, contractors/developers and
the general public in all daily contacts. Ensure that
members/customers receive and understand the UEC policy and
procedures information regarding line extensions prior to beginning
the design work.
- Maintains current knowledge of the UEC electric system and a
thorough knowledge of the UEC approved distribution construction
and equipment specifications.
- Prepares standard line extensions as assigned based on basic
electrical theory and methodology used by UEC. Prepares, as further
directed, distribution and transmission design recommendations for
system improvement and system maintenance. Employee must be
familiar with the application of distribution system devices such
as over-current protection devices, surge arresters, voltage
regulators and capacitors.
- Maintains current knowledge and proficiency of engineering
computer programs as required to complete required functions of the
job, both desktop and network applications, including file
management and operations within the Windows operating system and
preparing drawings, as requested, related to materials and
equipment used in distribution system design. JOB DUTIES may
include other duties as assigned.
- Provides assistance in keeping engineering data bases such as
map files and related records in an up-to-date manner as delegated
by the Engineering Department Manager or Supervisor.
- Employee must be knowledgeable of basic electrical theory and
the methodology used to correctly size transformers and service
conductors for standard residential and small commercial loads and
be familiar with the basic application of over-current protection
devices, surge arresters, voltage regulators and capacitors.
- Maintains current knowledge, ensures personal compliance, and
reports any observations of non-compliance with all policies and
procedures relating to the National Electric Code, the National
Electric Safety Code, and the UEC Safety Code.
- Prepares cost estimates to be invoiced that reflect the total
cost of the work order and the calculated member's contribution in
aid of construction that accurately reflect the line extension
- Secures right-of-way easements and/or permits for standard line
extensions. Maintains knowledge of easement law, land ownership
rights, title, easement descriptions and the processes required to
record easements and obtain permits from various governing agencies
operating in the Cooperative's service territory.
- Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of
- Displays excellent communication skills including presentation,
persuasion, and negotiation skills required in work with members,
customers, or coworkers, including the ability to communicate
effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
- Conducts themselves in a manner that reflects well on UEC and
contributes to harmonious relations with members and the general
- Respectfully takes direction from
supervisor.QUALIFICATIONSAbility to perform essential job duties
with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a
direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform
this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EQUIPMENT/TOOLSAbility to accurately utilize in-field staking
tools, such as GPS and other survey equipment that may be required
to produce electrical engineering designs SUPERVISOR
RESPONSIBILITYThis position does not have any supervisory
responsibilities. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEEducation:Associate's
degree in computer aided engineering/drafting or a related field
from two-year college or technical school. Demonstrated competency
of a comprehensive certification program mutually agreed to by the
Cooperative and the Union may be substituted for an Associate
Degree. Experience:Three (3) years of electric distribution system
design/drafting experience using computer-aided design technology.
Additional education in a related field may substitute for
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