This position is responsible for providing technical support and assistance for the Cooperative’s engineering staff, including generating, documenting, and updating the GIS Utility Mapping Database. This will include assisting with site surveys and inspections, collection of data, and other project related duties to ensure the utility map is complete and current as necessary. In addition, responsibilities may include the development of accurate & detailed records of engineering projects and drafting of plans, specifications, reports, and permits as directed by the Engineering Department. The Technician is expected to use the mapping system to digitize, store, retrieve and plot electrical system maps; visit sites of proposed electrical installation, place equipment, stake locations, draw sketches and complete staking sheets; uses database capabilities of mapping system to enter data, retrieve information and generate required reports.
This position also requires the successful completion of the Apprentice Lineman program, which includes the ability to perform pole top & bucket rescue; working “standby” on a rotational basis, as well as overtime in emergencies, storms, and outages. Must have a High School Diploma or GED required. Associate degree in computer-aided drafting or geographic information systems preferred. Class B CDL must be obtained within three months of hire. Must obtain a Class A CDL within six months of eligibility to receive Class A CDL. Must be First Aid/CPR certified or obtain within six months of employment. Three to five years of related work experience, including related software applications such as database management, word processing, AutoCAD, Civil ED and/or ArcVew/ArcGIS are required. Experience with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) equipment and project management software (Microsoft Project) preferred. Successful applicant is required to live within a 15-mile radius of the Greenville Office and have at least 4 Mbps of internet service. Willing to participate in special training programs/classes as requested. Willing to travel as requested.
About Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Pioneer Electric Cooperative (PEC) is a member-owned, electric cooperative that provides reliable service to more than 11,000 members in southeast Alabama. PEC's coverage territory encompasses four primary counties including Butler, Dallas, Lowndes and Wilcox and reaches parts of Autauga, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Covington and Monroe counties. Having offices in Greenville and Sardis, Pioneer services over 2,700 miles of power line and distributes over 200 million kilowatt hours a year. In 2018, Pioneer celebrated 80 years of serving its members and PEC looks forward to serving members faithfully for many more years to come.