Operates and maintains the FESCO Cooperatives' SCADA system.
Maintains communications systems involving SCADA, AMR
Interfaces with suppliers and technical support.
Coordinates substation cellular communications with Buckeye Power.
Installs and terminates fiber optic cable and other control wiring used in SCADA, AMR, and substation communications.
Reports weekly activities to operations
Maintain substation reporting system.
Perform monthly substation inspections.
SCADA Installation and maintenance.
Evaluates, recommends, installs, and maintains PC software.
Schedules substation equipment repair and maintenance.
Supervises substation, AMR, and SCADA equipment repairs.
Tests substation protection digital relays, battery systems, re- closers.
E. Occasional, Infrequent Tasks
Performs power quality and stray voltage investigations.
Maintains, tests, and repairs VSAs (vacuum operated substation switches), regulators, circuit switches, and NOVA's.
Programs VSA. NOVA, regulator, and circuit switcher controls.
Requests and receives quotes from vendors for evaluation and ordering.
F. Safety, Training, and Equipment:
Observes standard safety and operating procedures at all times.
Maintains a current first aid and CPR training card.
Attends and participates in monthly Job Training and Safety meetings. Knows Cooperative's policies and procedures and operates within them.
Completes scheduled tool and truck inspections and exchanges of rubber gloves and cover-up materials.
Operates assigned automotive equipment while complying with all traffic laws, safety rules, regulations, and safe practices. At all times looks out for safety of the vehicle, its occupants and its loads.
Operates and maintains assigned trucks, diggers, trenchers, other heavy equipment and tools in a safe and efficient manner. Makes sure they are kept in good working order and that any required repairs are reported promptly to the Operations Manager.
Operates radio equipment in accordance with the FCC Rules and Cooperative procedures.
Learns the Cooperative's electrical and mechanical tagging rules and other numbering systems; learn the layout and characteristics of electrical transmission and distribution line in the area assigned.
Assists in warehouse housekeeping and the proper storage of equipment, tools, and materials.
Files accident reports immediately after damage to Cooperative's or consumer's property when individual is directly involved. Hands accident report to Operations Manager.
A. Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Associates degree in electronics or related field required.
B. Training and Experience: A minimum of four years of progressive experience in electric utility metering is preferred. Rural Electric utility experience is preferred.
Should possess a good working knowledge of principles and practices in line construction, service, operation and maintenance requirements in an electric distribution system.
Must have a working knowledge of basic electricity and an understanding of the operation, maintenance, and repair of switching and sectionalizing equipment.
Must have an understanding of RUS line construction specifications, National Electrical Safety Code, and rural electric operating methods and procedures.
Must have an understanding of the installation of transformers, wiring of transforming banks, regulators, capacitors, meters, and other complicated Must be constantly aware of all hazards and observe all safety rules.
Must have strong computer skills using industry specific applications and navigating programs.
C. Physical and Mental Requirements:
Physical Examination: Must pass a satisfactory physical examination in conjunction with the requirements of retaining a valid CDL driver’s license. This examination is to be made by a registered physician who has been approved by the Cooperative. The physician will provide the Cooperative with a statement of the general health and physical condition of the employee and their ability to meet the physical and mental requirements of this position, and, if necessary, note any special limitations or restrictions to be observed by the employee. Physician's recommendation to improve overall physical condition should be respected.
Machine Skills: Must have the ability to operate hand and foot controls for pickup truck, boom truck, digger truck, pole and dump trucks, forklift, hot line trailer, hoists, grips, hand line, presses, pole jacks, hydraulic and air tools, power saws, chain saws, bolt cutters, various hand tools, 10-key calculator, personal computer, mobile two-way radio, and telephone.
Mental Demands: Must have the ability to work steadily for prolonged periods of time, doing both a variety of tasks and repetitive work, with many interruptions, deadlines, with a high degree of accuracy and under a heavy workload, if necessary.
Physical Demands: Requires sitting, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, balancing, reaching, standing, feeling, hearing, talking, walking, grasping, and fine motor skills. Pushing and pulling equipment and materials up to 150 lbs. And lifting more than 75 lbs. are frequently required.
Visual Acuity: Visual and depth perception are required for the job.
Work Environment: Time working in this position will be primarily outside. This position requires extensive all-weather travel within the served area of the Cooperative. This position is subject to outside environmental conditions, those being both extreme heat and extreme cold at times, with no effective protection from the weather. The work includes exposure to continuously working in areas of electrical risks (working on energized overhead and underground distribution line up to 12,500 volts and exposure to energized lines over 12,500 volts) and at heights up to 60 feet, and to dirt, dust, fumes, oils, chemicals, vibration, loud noises, and other hazard relative to the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Cooperative's electric distribution system.
Physical Appearance: This position has frequent contact with the membership and general public. Therefore, certain physical appearance requirements are to be followed by employees in this position. Male employees will keep their hair well-groomed and cut above the top of the collar. Facial hair will be neatly trimmed. Female employees will keep their hair well-groomed and keep the use of makeup to a minimum.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for personnel in this position. This job description is subject to change throughout the year as needed.
C. Exempt Status: Non-Exempt: This position is subject to the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended.
1. License and Certification: The individual serving in this position must possess and maintain a valid Ohio(CDL) driver’s license. Standard first aid and CPR certification is required.
1. This position serves on call during major storms.
2. Must be able to explain technical information to members.
3. Must be able to work with a variety of people under difficult circumstances.
4. Requires the ability to read and understand technical drawings and specifications, complete routine reports and have the ability to meet and deal tactfully and courteously with co-workers, associates, member- consumers, equipment dealers, installers, and the public.