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Chief Meterman   

The Town of Wallingford Electric Division, Wallford, CT  

[Posted 9/2/2020 - Deadline 10/24/2020]

 

Chief Meterman – The Town of Wallingford Electric Division is seeking a qualified individual to assign and direct the work of a group of Meterman in the diagnosing, repairing, and requisitioning of all types of metering. Must have H.S. Diploma or trade/technical school with course of study in an electrical field and six (6) years of experience with at least three (3) years of experience as a Meterman in electric utility metering. One (1) year experience as a supervisor preferred. An equivalent combination of experience and training may substitute on a year for year basis up to two (2) years.

 

Must possess and maintain a valid State of Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Hourly Rate $39.80 - $43.86 plus an excellent fringe benefit package.  

 

Applications can be printed from the Town’s Webpage http://www.wallingford.ct.us/Content/Personnel_Department.asp   

 

Fax (203)-294-2084. Phone: (203)-294-2080. The closing date will be October 27, 2020.      EOE

 

Customer Service Representative  

Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations, Shrewsbury, MA  

[Posted 9/21/2020]

Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) seeks an experienced Customer Service Representative who is able to perform a full range of customer service functions for electric, cable television, Internet, and telephone customers. Applicants must be able to cross-sell products and services to existing and new accounts over the phone and in person. Ability to multitask and excellent computer skills a must. Learn more at SELCO.ShrewsburyMA.gov/jobs

 

Control Room Operator  

Reading Municipal Light Department, Reading, MA  

[Posted 9/15/2020]

 

Job Summary:

Under direct supervision, performs operating tasks in the main Control Room located at 230 Ash Street including: all functions related to integrated automation subsystems (SCADA, Outage Management System (OMS), Automated/Advanced Metering System, Integrated Work Order Management System, GIS, Distribution Management System (DMS), etc.), communication systems dispatch (two way radio, cell net, IVR, etc.), emergency response, security monitoring and control, basic customer service after normal business hours and occasionally during business hours if deemed necessary. The position requires shift duty in order to provide 24/7 continuous coverage of system operations.

 

Illustrative Work Activities:

Essential work activities, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Monitors status of substation and field switching equipment via
  • Operates switching equipment for routine or emergency work, Transmission owner, and REMVEC Operating Procedures, as directed by authorized Control Authority, in accordance with the RMLD Switching and Tagging
  • Monitors Outage Management System (OMS) for outage detection. Assists in the isolation and restoration via SCADA, if applicable, as directed by authorized Control
  • Maintains, updates, corrects and distributes all required reports and records related to OMS.
  • Maintains, updates, and monitors all required reports, records related to operation of the Distribution Management System (DMS) and its communication with substations and field remote
  • Produces outage management reports to support efforts such as troubleshooting, assistance in restoration efforts, prioritization, maintenance and engineering
  • Monitors and reports the functionality of the fixed network and metering system and the fiber loop
  • Maintains, updates, corrects and distributes all required reports, records related to operation of the distribution, fixed network, fiber systems and any RMLD distributed energy
  • Operates system and maintains records and logs for all communication systems (two way radio, cell net, IVR, ).
  • Assists in the Work Order Management System to retrieve historic data and other pertinent
  • Assists in the update and management of the GIS; query GIS data to provide pertinent information and documents related to any distribution function including dig safes, system reconfiguration, outages, equipment profile, or any other GIS database information to support operations of the distribution
  • Monitors the functionality and data input/export between all subsystems within the
  • Assists in the development of technical training programs. Assists the TS Supervisor in the development, review and implementation of individual Career Development

 

  • Participates in tailboard switching briefings in accordance with the RMLD Switching and Tagging Policy. Provides any known data and input regarding hazards, etc. pertinent to a safe and successful Switching
  • Assists in enforcing all operational safety policies and procedures. Reports violations and assists in preparing lessons learned. Provides recommendations for improving the efficiency and/or safety of procedures to the TS Supervisor and the Director of Engineering and
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with applicable NERC security regulations,
  • Completes and maintains required reporting documents, including logging data, trending data etc. to support system reliability, maintenance of Asset Management database and overall
  • Ability to be qualified as a Switchman and Tagman.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

High school or electrical trade school graduate, with specialized courses in electrical field.

Experience:

One year technical experience in an electric utility distribution system or equivalent. Familiarity with RMLD service territory relative to facilities and street locations within the four towns is preferred. Experience in switching and/or dispatching of electrical distribution equipment via SCADA preferred. Experience operating relatively complex communications systems related to system distributions, metering, safety, dispatch, etc. Familiarity with dispatching of Code Blue and/or activating other emergency operating procedures with accuracy, desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Good command of the English language. Good writing skills, excellent record keeping skills, demonstrated proficiency in basic math and computer skills, including software applications such as Microsoft365 including SharePoint. Ability to use social media and websites. Knowledge of basic diagnostic techniques and mechanical troubleshooting.

Judgment and Initiative:

Ability to provide appropriate levels of initiative, response and resolution to various issues including customer calls, distribution system issues, emergency response, Code Blue, ISO Grid emergency operating procedures, etc. Responsibilities involve performance of specialized procedures involving, but not limited to, system operation and communications with an emphasis on safety. Works primarily in accordance with written procedures and directives from Control Authorities. During system non-emergencies, operators are expected to use substantial judgment in the application of standard operating procedures. Operators must remain composed, alert and functional under sometimes stressful conditions occasioned by system and/or personnel emergencies. Duties are generally proceduralized, allowing employee to perform independently if necessary modifying procedures to insure completion of work. Generally works alone with defined written procedures.

Manual Skills:

Ability to operate computers, scanner, printers, plotters and other related equipment as required..

Physical Requirements:

Light lifting.

Supervisory:

None.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid MA Class D Operators license required.

Other:

As a Department representative on customer complaints, customer service and emergency service, employee must demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate ideas, technical information, and directions in a precise and courteous manner.

Control Room Operator         

 

Director of Engineering and Operations 

Belmont Light Department, Belmont, MA  

[Posted 9/9/2020 - Deadline:  9/25/2020]

 

Belmont Municipal Light Department (Belmont Light) is accepting applications for the full-time position of Director of Engineering & Operations.

 

Applicants must submit the required Town of Belmont application form, resume and cover letter to the Town’s Human Resources Department by the closing date of September 25, 2020

Belmont Municipal Light Department (Belmont Light) is accepting applications for the full-time position of Director of Engineering and Operations to perform responsible supervisory and managerial work to assist the General Manager and the Assistant General Manager in the day-to-day operations of the utility.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversees the Engineering Department, Meter Department, and Field/Line Department.
  • Develops operations plans for day-to-day utility activities and assigns work activities to Electrical Engineers, Operations Manager and Line Supervisor to fulfill said plans.
  • Helps to prepare, review, and approve Annual Budgets, Action Plans, and policy recommendations to ensure a constant and continuous supply of electrical service on a fiscally sound basis.
  • Reviews work product and performance of direct reports and provides feedback on performance and suggestions for improvements.
  • Provides back up for the Operations Manager and Line Supervisor, in their absence.
  • Assists in providing leadership, motivation, and direction to staff by determining work priorities and assignments, coordinating staff activities, and establishing operating procedures.
  • Supervises service restoration activities during regular hours, inclement weather events as well as during off-hour periods (participates in a required on-call rotation with other individuals of the engineering and operations team).
  • Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.
  • Performs other related duties as required, directed or as the situation dictates.

Desired candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, business/public administration, or related field, plus eight years of related experience, with a strong preference for experience with the supervision of represented, as well as non-represented personnel in an electric utility environment. Different combinations of education, training, and experience will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

This is a 40 hour per week position with a base salary range of $118,877.03 - $156,318.78.  The Town of Belmont offers a complete comprehensive benefits package.

Resumes, with the required Town of Belmont application accepted at the Human Resources Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax (617) 993-2741 by the closing date of September 25, 2020.

 

The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

                    

Application Process

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town’s website, www.belmont-ma.gov, by emailing humanresources@belmont-ma.gov, calling (617) 993-2740 or by visiting the Human Resources Department at the Belmont Town Hall. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form.

 

All full-time and some part-time employees will need to complete a pre-employment physical and drug-screening examination. Certain positions will also require a CORI criminal background screening. The Town reserves the right to modify the application deadline and/or accept applications after the deadline in order to best serve the interest of the community.

 

After the submission deadline, the Human Resources Department and a review committee will review all completed applications and will select the most highly-qualified respondents for interviews. The Town will acknowledge receipt of completed applications that it receives and will only further contact individuals who the Town selects to interview.

 

Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the Town’s Human Resources Department. Please address all questions regarding the Town’s hiring process to:

Human Resources Department

Town of Belmont

455 Concord Avenue

Belmont, Massachusetts 02478

(617) 993-2740

humanresources@belmont-ma.gov

 

 

First & Second Class Lineman

Chicopee Electric Light, Chicopee, MA 

[Posted 9/3/2020}

 

LINEWORKER-Chicopee Electric Light (CEL) is seeking Electrical LineworkersLINEWORKER-Chicopee Electric Light (CEL) is seeking Electrical LineworkersA 1st Class Lineworker would need a minimum of four (4) years experience as a lineman in electrical power utility or contracting field and must have successfully completed an industry recognized instructional program. Position will perform construction, maintenance and repairs on overhead and underground high-voltage distribution systems. Will be responsible for working live secondary conductors and equipment, up to 600 volts and work live primary conductors and equipment, up to 13,800 Volts.A 2nd Class Lineworker would need a minimum of two (2) years practical experience as a lineman and/or certification of completion in a Lineman Training Program.Applicants must possess a CDL Driver’s License and must obtain a Class 1B and 2A MA Hoisting license within (120) days of employment and obtain and maintain security clearance at all CEL service areas. Must be physically able to perform line duties especially climbing wooden poles.To assist with power restoration, applicant must live within a reasonable proximity of Chicopee, MA as defined by Union Contract or be willing to relocate to meet CEL’s residency requirement.Applicants should send their resume directly to CEL, Attention Human Resources at 725 Front St., Chicopee, MA 01020 or e-mail ncolberg@celd.com.

 

 

First-Class Lineman

Woodsville Water & Light Department, Woodsville, NH 

[Posted 8/26/2020, deadline 9/21/2020]

 

Applicants must have a minimum of three years’ experience as a First-Class Lineman with a public or private utility. Rubber gloving experience handling live 7200/12470Y volt electrical circuits on poles and underground primary lines is required. Applicants will be required to help with the inhouse training of other Woodsville Water & Light employees in the safe handling of live electrical circuits. Applicants will be required to produce documentation of training that they have received. Applications will be accepted until September 21, 2020. Salary and benefi ts will be discussed with qualified applicants during interviews. Please forward Resume highlighting your professional experience or request an application by calling.


Applications can be dropped off , emailed to
wwl@kingcon.net or mailed to:
Woodsville Water & Light Department
4900 Dartmouth College Highway
Woodsville, NH 03785
603-747-2442

 

 

Energy Operations Analyst

Energy New England, Mansfield, MA 

[Posted 8/26/2020, deadline 9/30/2020]

   

Energy Operations Analyst

Great Opportunity!  Energy New England (ENE) is looking for an experienced, energetic Energy Operations Analyst to join our team.

 

Company Overview:

Energy New England LLC is a trusted energy advisor working in the wholesale and retail energy markets in the Northeast. We serve the public power, independent power producer, higher education, and commercial and industrial end user communities. We are the largest energy risk management entity serving public power in New England, and are committed to being the preeminent strategic advisor and provider of customer focused solutions across the energy spectrum including risk management, energy procurement, renewable energy, generation management, distributed energy, energy storage, energy efficiency and demand response.  We are prudently expanding our service offerings to serve our customers in a quickly changing, complex market environment.

 

Position Overview: 

The Energy Operations Analyst supports the day-to-day activities of ENE’s power Operations team. The Operations team manages demand and generation throughout New England in both the bilateral and ISO NE markets. ENE provides front, middle and back office capabilities to a wide variety of customers. Position requires strong analytical as well as written and verbal communications skills with internal and external audiences, and a willingness to continually develop an in-depth understanding of the energy markets. Energy Operations Analyst will be exposed to the building blocks of managing demand and generation, as well as a number of energy contracting strategies, working with both front and back office staff to enhance existing processes and procedures.

 

Desired Attributes:

Ready to learn, show initiative, and contribute in a team environment. Comfortable performing multiple tasks and supporting a variety of projects related to energy and supply management, portfolio modeling and optimization, transaction monitoring including credit and risk reporting, risk and credit management, and renewable energy. The position requires a self-starter who is comfortable and proficient using multiple software applications and data and system modeling.

 

Key Objectives:

  • Analyze customer historical demand and develop load forecasts
  • Develop power portfolio reports for internal and external customers
  • Perform ISO and counterparty power scheduling, settlement and accounting; look for opportunities to help customers manage costs and exposures
  • Evaluate local & regional peak demand requirements to support peak load management initiatives
  • Analyze ISO New England forecast, operational and settlement market data and reports
  • Understand ISO market rules and evaluate impacts to customer interests
  • Develop work process improvements to ensure
  • Participate in regular market assessments and environmental trends that could affect our customer base and our growth strategies.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Operations Research or Management, or appropriate discipline
  • 3-5 years’ experience required, ISO NE or similar market experience a plus
  • Proven sound analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Expert capabilities with Microsoft Office applications, particularly spreadsheet skills
  • Database report generation and/or application development a plus
  • Prior northeast / power pool / RTO market experience in an asset management role a plus
  • Rotating weekend and off-hour market and bidding coverage required

We offer competitive salary and benefits programs, an entrepreneurial work environment and a supportive team structure.  Interested?  Please forward your resume, including cover letter to:

Brenda Santagati

Director, AIM HR Solutions

Email : bsantagati@ene.org

Visit us @ www.ene.org

 

 

Energy Efficiency & Conservation Specialist

Town of Wallingford, Wallingford, CT

[Posted 8/24/2020, deadline 9/22/2020]

 

The Town of Wallingford, Electric Division is seeking a professional individual to administer, coordinate, and manage the Division’s Energy Conservation and Load Management (CLM) programs. The position requires a bachelor degree from a recognized university in business, engineering, public administration or related field, plus three (3) years of increasingly responsible energy conservation, program management, customer service or public relations experience OR any combination of relevant work experience and education. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Salary: $68,954 - $88,226 annually including an excellent fringe benefit package.  Apply to:  Department Human Resources, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492.  Phone #:  (203) 294-2080 Fax #: (203) 294-2084. The closing date will be September 22, 2020. EOE.

 

 

 

General Foreman Grid Assets & Communications

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), Reading, MA

[Posted 8/10/2020]

 

Job Title: General Foreman Grid Assets & Communications    Reports to: Director of Engineering and Operations (E&O)
Department: Engineering and Operations    Job Grade: 54
Revision Date: 7/1/2020 Reviewed by: IBEW
Work Location: 230 Ash St Office Union: Yes IBEW

 

This Position Description presents illustrative work activities usually encountered by personnel filling this position; it is not meant to list all possible work activities in all possible work conditions. It is not meant to define specific limits on work activities that may be performed by any person holding this position. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. Position descriptions may occasionally be changed to allow the RMLD to better meet the needs of the customers, reflect applicable laws and regulations, or otherwise implement Commission policies. All non-bargaining unit RMLD workers are “employees at will.”

 

Job Summary

 

This position is responsible for the managing, supervising, training, safety, programs, scheduling and coordinating work for substation and metering work areas and staff related to storm/emergency response and management, design, construction, maintenance, operation, troubleshooting, and testing of substations, metering, AMI mesh networking system, design and testing of all electric system Smart Grid Devices (SGD) and fiber & radio communication systems, including wireless, fiber, etc.; hazardous waste and spill prevention.

 

Illustrative Work Activities

 

Essential work activities, pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Manages and supervises employees of the Metering and Substation groups
  • Manages and supervises the Assistant General Foreman Grid Assets in planning, scheduling, implementing, and maintaining including the prioritization of their work.
  • Provides timely recommendations to the Assistant Director of E&O relative to employee evaluations, step raises, and progression classifications. Works with employees on their Career Development Plan, to ensure they remain updated, reviewed, and maintained per procedure; making recommendations for further training requirements, etc., for employee to achieve required safety and skill proficiencies.
  • Adheres to and enforces all department policies, procedures, OSHA, standards, codes, rules, laws and regulations. Addresses violations in a timely manner, documents any violations and makes recommendations to the Assistant Director of E & O for any progressive discipline. Participates when required in union/management negotiations, grievance procedures, and arbitrations. Responsible for first step response under the existing labor contracts for grievance procedures.
  • Ensures proactive and timely documentation, maintaining material evidence and ensuring accurate incident and/or trouble report to support potential insurance claims, billing disputes, etc., adhering to all policies and procedures including scrap and surplus material.
  • Provides recommendation for operational staffing, including required qualifications and manpower levels for all Meter and Substation assignments for both scheduled and unscheduled work.
  • Performs Spill Prevention Coordinator duties, coordinates the work of contractors and LSP for the HAZMAT cleanup,
    maintains records, establishes cyclic training (in-house and/or LSP) for all company operations employees, in
    accordance with best utility practices.
  • Provides for all budget input and budget tracking related to managed work areas.
  • Plans and coordinates all integrated work efforts with the appropriate divisions and subdivisions .
  • Coordinates and executes switching operations with National Grid and Eversource, ISO operational procedures, and NERC mandated requirements, alerts, reporting, ordinances, and maintains all records on RMLD’s SharePoint, or other company authorized shared location
  • Develops and/or assists in the development of bid specifications for capital improvement projects equipment and materials.
  • Ensures that all manufacturers recommended cyclic maintenance, testing, repairing, troubleshooting, etc., for all equipment responsible under this division, is performed in accordance with standards, procedures, applicable codes, law, etc. (i.e., IEEE, NIST, OSHA, NERC, ANSI, NESC, NEC, etc.).
  • Manages recordkeeping of all maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, repairing, etc. Uploads the test data, reports, and records , as a minimum, to a shared database such as SharePoint or other company authorized shared data location.
  • Manages the Dig Safe operations at RMLD. Serves as the RMLD representative to the Dig Safe System, Inc. Ensures accurate field marking and investigates any dig-in incidents. Provides all Dig Safe as-built changes to the GIS plan to engineering for GIS accuracy updates. Provides for all Dig Safe record keeping and dig-in reports
  • Assists in developing "routine" switching orders (SO) in accordance with the RMLD Switching and Tagging Operating Procedure. Ability to be qualified and assigned as an RMLD  Switchman, Tagman under the direction of a Control Authority (CA) as required during the routine and emergency conditions.
  • Supervises Programming of substations and filed SGDs, downloads data out of control devices and submits required records and reports in detail as required.
  • Assists in the development and updating the substation and distribution system automation schemes, testing, maintaining, and commissioning plan.
  • Responsible for ensuring accuracy in meter testing in accordance with the DPU, establishing and maintaining a meter accuracy program, including primary metering. Responsible for demonstrated and procedural efficiency and accuracy in the documented transfer of such meter information, including multiplier, meter discount verification, etc., bringing any inconsistency, customer billing issue, recommended procedural improvement,,etc. Promtply to the attention of the Assistant Direction of E&O.
  • Supervises troubleshooting and works to resolves power quality related issues and troubles, performs power quality measurements, analysis, and provides reports.
  • Supervises Troubleshooting, testing, programming of AMI Mesh Network equipment, fiber & radio communication devices to resolve problems. Ensures the proper flow of metering data to Meter Data Management (MDM).
  • Supervises the operation and maintenance of RMLD’s peak shaving Generator(s), BESS, and Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) programs system-wide. Coordinates and implements all scheduled outages of generators or peak shaving with Control Room Operators when called by IRD and the Assistant Director of E & O.
  • Enforces OSHA safety rules and RMLD’s operational policies and procedures.

 

Minimum Qualifications


Education:

General Foreman Grid Assets and Communications

Bachelor’s in electrical engineering or equivalent qualifications as determined by RMLD with minimum of 10 years of demonstrated leadership, management, and supervisory experience in the successful development, and maintained accuracy of ,substation, AMI/Mesh Network, Smart Grid technology, etc. procedures and programs.

 

Experience:

Minimum 10 years’ successfully demonstrated experience in leadership, management, and supervision of substation and metering groups under normal and storm/emergency conditions. Minimum 10 years’ demonstrated technical experience in the design, construction, programming, testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of substations and metering systems in accordance with current standards, codes, laws and best utility practices. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in system protection and coordination, smart grid systems and associated telecommunications. Minimum 10 years’ experience as a rated Switchman/Tagman. Minimum 10 years’ experience in HAZMAT associated with distribution systems; Spill Prevention Coordinator experience desired. Demonstrated ability to utilize latest testing devices, e.g. Omicron CDC100, is strongly desired.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated proficiency, knowledge and experience in management, including program development and maintained accuracy of substation design, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and testing. Demonstrated knowledge in managing AMI fixed and mesh network metering systems, residential, commercial and primary meter installations and testing. Knowledge of telecommunications network design integration into Smart Grids, including fiber/radio telecommunications input to Outage Management Systems, Meter Data Management (MDM) Systems, etc. Must have excellent project management, multitasking, prioritization, leadership, supervisory and management skills including functional and operational scheduling and planning. Excellent communication skills. Excellent customer service skills. Well-developed computer skills with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, iProject Management software, etc. and ability to quickly adapt to new software.

 

Judgment and Initiative:

Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and initiative in all aspects of related work. Demonstrated ability to evaluate all work-related practices, procedures and systems to make recommendations for continuing improvements for increased efficiency, productivity and to limit liability. Demonstrated ability to work independently to manage multiple projects and work areas in parallel, establishing short, medium and long-term planning, establishing priorities, developing work schedules and budget plans. As a Department representative on both customer complaints, customer service and emergency service, employee must demonstrate ability to effectively communicate ideas, technical information and directions in a precise and courteous manner.

 

Manual Skills:

Proficient in the use of computer keyboard, basic hand and power tools and test equipment.

  

Physical Demands:

Capable of performing all job functions under occasionally adverse weather and working condition during both normal and storm/emergency operating hours ,for extended periods of time. Moderate physical effort may be required on an intermittent basis.

 

Supervisory: 

Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise multi skilled labor groups in the safe operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and testing of electrical equipment, telecommunications equipment and metering; implementing procedures for HAZMAT response including reporting requirements; Dig Safe Program.

 

License: Valid Massachusetts Class D driver’s license required. Ability to obtain Construction Supervisor’s License.

 

Submit your resume at the following link: https://www.rmld.com/employment 

 

 

Resource Specialist

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), Reading, MA

[Posted 8/10/2020]

 

Job Title: Resource Specialist  Reports to: Director of Integrated Resources
Department: Integrated Resources    Job Grade: 52
Revision Date: 7/2/2020 Reviewed by: IBEW
Work Location: 230 Ash St Office Union: Yes IBEW
FLSA: Non-Exempt  

 

This Position Description presents illustrative work activities usually encountered by personnel filling this position; it is not meant to list all possible work activities in all possible work conditions. It is not meant to define specific limits on work activities that may be performed by any person holding this position. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. Position descriptions may occasionally be changed to allow the RMLD to better meet the needs of the customers, reflect applicable laws and regulations, or otherwise implement Commission policies. All non-bargaining unit RMLD workers are “employees at will.”

 

Job Summary

 

Resource Specialist position is responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, and administering a comprehensive portfolio of energy management resources and activities consistent with the goals and objectives of RMLD, including stewardship, efficacy, robustness, and cost-effectiveness, and to assist with Key Account Program activities, as appropriate.

 

Illustrative Work Activities

 

  • Promote, administer, coordinate, and report on all aspects of programs including but not limited to: Electric Vehicles, Heat Pumps, Residential and Commercial Energy Audits, Distributed Generation, Demand Response, Time of Use, Appliance Rebates, and other energy management program activities.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders, supporting RMLD Customer Service as a technical resource, developing and maintaining appropriate databases, developing tracking and reporting systems, coordinating database management and reporting functions.
  • Initiates research and reporting on new technology and product developments, as well as other utility program offerings, in order to sift through for potential opportunities.
  • Develop, Explore, recommend and promote appropriate programs/services to residential and commercial customers to achieve efficiency goals that benefit the customer as well as meet the objectives of the department. Develop outreach plans according to program needs and capacity. Seek out partnerships with vendors, support services, and other utilities to support RMLD programs. Responsible for program evaluation including data collection, analysis, and reporting to assess strengths and weaknesses.
  • Responsible for Residential Energy Audit program;. review, manage, and process audit requests from customers. Process energy audit customer questionnaires. Maintain residential audit database and spreadsheets and conduct consumption analysis. Interact with vendors includes approving audits, scheduling and solving issues. Customer follow up to evaluate measures taken and determine instantaneous and long-term benefits achieved.
  • Responsible for the Residential Appliance Rebate Program to customers, manage rebate program process, including verification and validation of qualification criteria, and processing of
    applications.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining program budgets and tracking program activities and metrics, such as measure penetrations, customer satisfaction, environmental impacts, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Coordinate Time-of-Use program activities, including performing analysis of customer’s financial impact under rates related to Time-of-Use programs, processing the necessary paperwork, and coordinating service with designated individuals such as Technical Service and Customer Service personnel.
  • Responsible for qualifying customer rebates and program participation. Process all necessary paperwork and coordinate with electrician, wire inspector, Engineering and Operations, customer Service, as well as any other necessary personnel. Monitor existing customers to ensure compliance with aspects of programs. Troubleshoot any customer related issues.
  • Assist with the development of public relations and communication strategies to support program goals and increase community awareness. Work collaboratively with internal/external individuals to foster positive relationships and effective program objectives.
  • Develop and maintain program databases and provide regular performance reports on all electrification and efficiency programs.
  • Assist in website and other social media updates for programs and other community information, etc. as required.
  • Develop and maintain operating procedures related to Resource Specialist duties.
  • Assist in other related Integrated Resources Division duties or general support required throughout RMLD during normal operations and on occasion, after hour public events, emergencies, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications


Basic Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Energy Management, Business Administration, or related field as determined by the RMLD, plus specific training in business, and customer
service. B Excellent command of the English language with strong writing and typing ability and excellent customer service skills. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, verbally and in person. Proficient spreadsheet capabilities. Strong math skills with analytical analysis.

 

Experience:

Minimum of five years utility-related experience in performing program administration duties and handling the full complement of customer service situations. Prior experience in promoting and administering utility customer programs, including field experience or program management is highly desired. Computer skills including Microsoft office, tracking and analytics software programs, Key Accounts, etc. Minimum two years of demonstrated project management skills, including time lines, scheduling and budgeting.

 

Judgment and Initiative:

Ability to use judgment to access appropriate resources to meet customer’s needs. Ability to provide appropriate levels of initiative to identify the issues, troubleshoot the solution, communicate with the customer and follow-up until resolution is achieved. Must be able to listen well and be tactful in dealing with people. Ability to work under deadline pressure sometimes under stressful circumstances. Maintaining confidentiality is required. Must show initiative and able to manage work responsibilities with a minimum of direction.

 

Independent Action:

Must be able to operate in a multi-task oriented environment and be able to organize and set priorities. Ability to take procedural initiative and action required to meet and satisfy customer needs by working within the parameters established by the RMLD and/or outside governing authorities. Must communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing to internal and external customers in handling requests and time sensitive conditions. Demonstrated ability to complete assigned work in a timely manner under deadline pressures. Maintain current CDP plan.

 

Manual Skills:

Strong typing skills. Ability to operate computers, scanner, printers and other electronic, mobile, etc., equipment as required.

 

Physical Requirements:

Ability to perform slight to moderate physical activity (i.e. carrying supplies, lifting, bending etc.) Ability to travel inside RMLD service territory to customer locations in the field. Moderate physical effort may be required on an intermittent basis.

 

Supervisory: None

 

License: Valid MA Class D license or equivalent.

 

Submit your resume at the following link: https://www.rmld.com/employment 

 

 

Power Plant Equipment Maintenanceman

Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP), Peabody, MA

[Posted 8/6/2020]

 

SUBJECT TO A DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTION, TRANSFER, CIVIL SERVICE LABOR LIST

 

TITLE:  POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCEMAN 
DIVISION:  ENGINEERING
SALARY: GRADE 12 ($33.44 - $41.90)
LOCATION: VARIES
SHIFT: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION:    LABOR SERVICE

 

DUTIES:

 

Under the direction of Supervising Electrical Engineer, Associate Electrical Engineer, Principal Electrical Engineer, or Working Foreman Electric Station Equipment Repairman, perform the installation, operation, and maintenance of electric substation equipment and generating station equipment.


Operate electrical switchboard, starting high power engines and synchronizing generators to electrical systems; take readings and maintain records; shut down generators. Prepare engines for operation by starting pumps and other equipment, maintain operating temperatures on lube oil, making necessary adjustments; take engine readings and record on log sheets; take filter readings; fill lubricators as required; check engine for abnormal noise and heat; shut down engines and secure all pumps; read temperature and pressure indicators; diagnose irregularities; notify Supervisor of any irregularities.


Perform varied maintenance, testing and repair work on gas turbine engines and all generation equipment including auxiliaries; overhaul pumps and fuel systems, battery systems, switch gear and air compressors; disassemble and rebuild engines and components; perform various types of machine shop work, weld and grind parts; cut and thread pipes; connect and replace electrical circuits; chemically treat and test water systems; fit bearings. Inspect, clean and lubricate equipment; change filters and gaskets.


Install, maintain, repair, take readings, test and adjust electrical equipment and machinery at substations, install and wire motors, switchgear, controls, relays, SCADA equipment, transformers, circuit breakers, and indicating meters; test and maintain storage batteries and charging equipment; locate and clear short circuits; make electrical tests as to load, power factor, voltage, etc. Perform periodic inspection and maintenance as well as emergency repairs and related duties such as maintaining logs and painting equipment.


Test, inspect and refurbish various distribution equipment including transformers, capacitors, voltage regulators, etc.


Operate high voltage circuit breakers, switches, and perform roving switching operations. Troubleshoot distribution system components.

 

Clean up oil spills as directed.

 

Perform infrared thermo graphic inspections on all system electrical equipment.

 

Operate machine tools, hand tools, and power tools necessary in repair work, and perform related manual duties.

 

May supervise a small crew of workers at a lower skill level such as laborers, helpers, and apprentices.

 

Requires ability to read prints and schematics as well as operate machine shop equipment.

 

Assist Electrician as required.

 

Occasionally fill in for Working Foreman Electric Station Equipment Repairman as required.

 

Must be available for emergency calls during non-working hours.

 

Perform housekeeping duties such as emptying trash cans, mopping floors, cleaning, shoveling snow, cutting grass and general landscaping. Perform building and grounds maintenance work as assigned.

 

Perform other similar duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

High School diploma. Minimum two years’ experience in a similar position or two years of technical training in Electrical Substation or Power Plant Equipment operation and maintenance or a combination of two years of
experience and technical training or Journeyman electrician License or Apprentice Electrician with one year experience working with electrical substation or power plant equipment operations and maintenance. Ability to read and interpret prints and schematics. Valid Massachusetts driver’s license.


Please submit your cover letter and resume to John Maihos @ jmaihos@pmlp.com 


AA/EEO 

 

 

Electrical Engineer

Littleton Electric Light Department (LELD), Littleton, MA

[Posted 7/29/2020]

 

A position is available with the Littleton Electric Light Department for an Electrical Engineer.

 

Working under the direct supervision of the Engineering and Operations Manager, the successful applicant will perform a variety of electrical engineering functions, while working in conjunction with other department personnel in constructing and maintaining an electric distribution system. 

 

The successful applicant must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, have an understanding of power systems engineering and must be able to properly use personal safety equipment necessary for the operation of a high voltage distribution system. 

 

A job description and requirements are available on our website, www.lelwd.com or by requesting a job description via email:  hr@lelwd.com.

 

Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

Resumes will be received in the Offices of the Littleton Electric Light and Water Departments via email, hr@lelwd.com, until the job is filled.

 

 

Line Superintendent (Full Time)

Merrimac Municipal Light Department, Merrimac, MA

[Posted 7/20/2020; updated 7/22/2020]

 

Department: Municpal Light Department

Division: Operations

 

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVES

 

The Municipal Light Department’s (“MLD”) Line Superintendent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all line work.  The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the safety of line crews and the general public, prioritizing work assignments and scheduling work in a manner that maximizes productivity while adequately cross-training lineworkers.  The Line Superintendent is responsible for providing safe, reliable electric service to Merrimac residents and businesses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

The incumbent establishes a team environment that results in the immediate restoration of power during emergencies while providing customers with courteous and respectful responses to inquiries.  This position provides the leadership necessary to promote a professional work environment among all lineworkers by requiring a strong work ethic, positive attitude and a daily commitment to work safely in the performance of hazardous duty work.

 

NATURE OF POSITION

 

Reporting to the General Manager the Line Superintendent schedules and assigns work for the MLD’s lineworkers.  This position is required to have a thorough understanding of the time and materials required to complete the annual capital work plan and customer-related projects, and perform operations and maintenance work as required.  A significant portion of this position’s responsibility is the daily supervision of line crews in the field to make sure safe work practices are adhered to and expected productivity is received.

 

The incumbent is required to communicate daily with residents and businesses in responding to inquiries about scheduled work, voltage irregularities and power outages.  This position serves as the direct contact and coordinator with the telephone company in the installation and removal of utility poles and associated equipment in both the telephone and MLD set areas.  This position also works closely with contractors in the scheduling of work and assurance that all applicable MLD policies and procedures are complied with.  The Line Superintendent monitors the after hour response time to restore electrical service to ensure MLD customers receive quality electric service at all times.

 

The Line Superintendent acts as the primary liaison between the operating concerns in the field and the management of the MLD.  As the primary liaison, this individual must balance multiple concerns such as safety, productivity, efficiency, work quality, training, and morale.  This individual must resolve complex problems in the field by utilizing effective communication skills, knowledge of overhead and underground distribution operating procedures, and an understanding of Town policies, relationships and working agreements.  The Line Superintendent is responsible for promoting a positive work environment for MLD employees by employing communication, leadership and motivational skills.

 

The position’s assignments are broad in nature, generally given orally indicating the end result desired.  The incumbent has functional autonomy with respect to all decisions regarding line operations.  In the fulfillment of these duties, the employee must be decisive, exercising independent judgment, self-motivated and possess leadership-by-example qualities to successfully achieve the desired objectives of the MLD.

 

With the deregulation of the electric utility industry in 1998, the Line Superintendent must have the initiative and the ability to manage the line operations function as if it were a private business in direct competition with investor-owned utilities.  This individual must possess the leadership skills necessary to provide superior electric service reliability to Merrimac residents and businesses by overseeing continuous improvements to the distribution system.

 

DIMENSIONS

 

The MLD provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 2,995 residential and 224 commercial customers.  Electric service is supplied over overhead lines and a small growing portion of underground lines with no manholes in the system.  Distribution voltages vary between 110 volts and 13,800 volts.  Sub-transmission electricity is delivered at 23,000 volts on two (2) supply lines, 2377N and 2396S, from National Grid’s West Amesbury Substation.  The MLD receives electricity at the Mill St Substation on Mill Street and the Burnside Substation on Burnside Lane.

 

The MLD’s Calendar Year 2019 distribution expenditures were $224,250 with a total capital budget of ~$500,000.  The MLD’s peak demand is 8 megawatts and annual deliveries of 30 million kilowatt-hours of electricity to Merrimac residents and businesses. 

 

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES TO ATTAIN ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVES

 

  1. Assigns, supervises, inspects and evaluates the work of lineworkers with respect to the installation and maintenance of the electrical distribution system.
  2. Takes part in discussing confidential and proprietary information with General Manager and Board of Light Commissioners
  3. Ensures daily work assignments are clearly communicated and allocated equitably among line crews; daily assignments include a departmental tailboard discussion to ensure preferred work procedures are understood
  4. Oversees performance of all line crews including daily field inspections to ensure appropriate levels of productivity are maintained, safe working procedures and practices as specified within the MLD and American Public Power Association safety manuals are strictly adhered to and employee channels of communications are maintained
  5. Provides daily instructions to work crews to ensure electrical connections, equipment and system configurations provide voltage levels that are delivered within the acceptable range established by the Department of Public Utilities.
  6. Enforces all safety procedures and practices, uses positive, progressive discipline to motivate line personnel to comply with established procedures; and communicates with line crews to promote a safety-conscious work culture.
  7. Discusses sensitive and confidential information related to department and employees with General Manager.
  8. Keeps on top of new processes needed to be implemented to maintain department in good standing with new rules and regulations at all level involving line operations.
  9. Actively participates in short and long term planning sessions that impact line operations, including the formulation of the Annual and Five Year Capital Work Plans. Establishes work schedules; develops cost estimates; and works with financial and management in the coordination of work assignments. Prioritizes electrical line maintenance and capital work requirements to maximize the reliability of electrical service.
  10. Completes the annual capital work plan within allocated time and budget constraints.
  11. Plans and communicates daily line crew schedules to other MLD employees, and, as necessary, to other Town employees, and outside contractors to ensure all supplies, materials, equipment and engineering designs are available to efficiently fulfill line work.
  12. Records and submits daily time sheets and records of equipment and materials used; responsible for line crews completion of accurate inventory records; keeps other related records as required.
  13. Coordinates MLD work, including utility pole installations, with other Town departments, contractors, telephone company, gas company, cable television company and others as necessary. Coordinates planned/emergency work with National Grid.
  14. Is available for emergency and standby duties as required, assigns crews, analyzes and resolves problems during the restoration of electrical service. Responds to emergencies and electrical outages in Merrimac whenever they may occur.
  15. When needed, performs overhead and underground line work at the proficiency level of a 1st Class Lineman.
  16. Ensures employees under the incumbent’s supervision follow all applicable state and federal regulations, including CDL alcohol and drug testing, relevant collective bargaining agreement, work standards, safety procedures and use their time, vehicles, equipment, supplies and materials efficiently and effectively and that all toxic surplus or waste materials are disposed of properly.
  17. Acts as a customer representative in the field in responding to customer complaints and inquires with respect to pole and transformer installations, street lights, voltage fluctuations and service interruptions; communicates with customers in a courteous manner using tact and diplomacy. Works in harmony with other Town departments and employees.
  18. Oversees interaction between workers and maintains harmony for the smooth flow of work.
  19. Oversees works of contractors hired to provide tree trimming and tree removal services for the MLD; coordinates and communicates tree-related work with the DPW Department and any, and all, impacted residents and businesses.
  20. Establishes overhead and underground distribution and construction standards with management staff and facilitates implementation in field.
  21. Develops specification requirements for the purchase of all new MLD vehicles; oversees the maintenance of vehicles and equipment to ensure the MLD’s assets are properly protected.
  22. Participates in management or technical training to enhance skills.
  23. Assists with electric service disconnections for non-payment and delinquent customers.
  24. Provides technical input in the preparation of bid specifications; monitors and oversees the cost effective procurement of materials, supplies, and services; communicates to the appropriate individuals when supplies are due for re-order.
  25. Makes all recommendations regarding personnel actions, such as promotions, commendations and disciplinary measures for all lineworkers. Prepares reports required by established procedures based on observations and findings in the area of workers’ performance. Conducts line workers annual performance appraisals.  Enforces MLD policies and procedures and rewards/disciplines line workers accordingly.
  26. Monitors the technical skills and recommends additional training for lineworkers to ensure each individual employee is capable of safely completing work assignments and the quality of work meets or exceeds the standards expected within “good utility practices”.
  27. Keeps informed and up-to-date with the latest technological developments and improvements concerning work methods, machinery and other equipment in the field. Evaluates new products and work standards.
  28. Oversees planning and execution of switching operations to ensure safe working conditions and prevent loss of power or damage to the MLD’s infrastructure during planned work and outages.
  29. Provides input and reviews updated circuit maps to ensure all information is accurate and can be relied on by all line personnel in the completion of the annual capital work plan, emergency response and in the performance of routine maintenance.
  30. Coordinates and tracks work schedule and associated costs for all billable projects. Works closely with General Manager to ensure all projects and/or repairs are completed expeditiously and all invoices prepared and billed accurately.
  31. Promotes a positive, participative team attitude among all MLD employees. Displays the leadership qualities to motivate employees to work as a team and take pride in the MLD. Utilizes tact and diplomacy to work in harmony with other Town Departments, consultants, outside agencies and attorney.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Ten years of experience supervising line crews with a service territory of 2,000 or more customers.
  • Valid MA commercial driver’s license, Class B.
  • Certification as a Journeyman Lineman.
  • Knowledge of applicable National Electric Safety Code sections pertaining to electric utility work.
  • Valid Massachusetts DPS Hoist Engineers License 1B.
  • Knowledge of and ability to teach line work and safety.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and ability to repair and install transformers, switches, conduits, and switchgear.
  • Thorough knowledge of high voltage overhead and underground construction.
  • Proven history of promoting a safe, productive and positive work environment.
  • Familiarity with substation equipment and operations.
  • Strong familiarity with navigating, installing, repairing and maintaining overhead and underground fiber optic cable within the power and/or the commercial space.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

 

Knowledge of operation and use of standard electric utility motorized vehicles and equipment, and common hand and power tools.  Skill in use of electric power line detection devices, mobile radio, telephone, personal computer, copy and fax machines, electric power and harmonic monitoring devices, ampere and volt meters, inductive test devises, hipotential test sets, megometers, recloser test set and other high voltage switchgear, and field test equipment.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and to reach with hands and arms.  The incumbent frequently is required to stand and talk or hear.  The incumbent is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and smell.

 

The incumbent must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds an occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The incumbent occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.  The incumbent occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud in the field.

 

To apply or to make inquiry send resume via email to:

 

Kenneth Lamb

General Manager, MMLD

klamb@merrimaclight.com

http://www.merrimac01860.info/249/Light-Department

 

 

Journeyman Lineworker

Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc. (WEC), East Montpelier, VT

[Posted 7/20/2020]

 

Salary Range: $36.50 to $40.86 (depending upon experience and qualifications)

Days and Hours of Work: As outlined in the union contract.

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

WEC was founded in 1939 to bring electricity to rural Vermont communities and to provide our members with a voice in their energy future. WEC continues today with that same spirit as our pioneering founders with a commitment to our environment, communities and our member-owners. We are a not for profit cooperative utility serving our member/owners in 41 towns in central Vermont's rural landscape.

 

WEC is seeking an individual to fill a union opening in the Operations Department. This position is part of a 13-member line crew charged with maintaining and improving nearly 1,300 miles of distribution/transmission lines and works closely with all operation personnel to assure exemplary member service and reliability for nearly 10,900 Cooperative members.

 

General Summary of Job Responsibilities:

 

Under the general direction of Operation supervisors, the journeyman lineworker, within their current realm of experience and knowledge, will be responsible for building, maintaining and repairing overhead and underground power transmission and distribution lines in a safe and effective manner within the established guidelines of industry work practices.

 

Qualified applicants must at a minimum be adept at climbing poles and proficient in the use of hand tools, such as axes, chainsaws, bars, shovels, etc. Applicants must also be able to handle ropes and tie suitable knots, dig holes, and acquire the ability to properly cut and trim trees and meet the physical demands of the position, including the ability to work in adverse weather conditions for long hours.

 

Courtesy in dealing with members, co-workers and others, adaptability and willingness to acquire new skills, professional attitude and interest in work, and attention to general work rules and safety procedures are essential characteristics of the ideal candidate.

 

All applicants must possess or have the ability to acquire a Vermont commercial driver's license within one year from date of hire.

 

Submit letter of interest to WEC's Human Resources Dept., c/o Cheryl Willette, Director of Finance & Administration, PO Box 8, East Montpelier, VT 05651

 

WEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

  

 

Generation Asset Engineer

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), Ludlow, MA

[Posted 7/15/2020]

 

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) brings a competitive edge to Massachusetts municipal utilities dedicated to providing their customers with low-cost and reliable electricity. We plan, develop and manage energy resources in an evolving marketplace that requires high levels of innovation and expertise. Our values are old-fashioned, reflecting 40 years of public power joint action, but our service is second to none.


We are currently seeking to add a Generation Asset Engineer to the team. This person will be responsible for providing engineering and technical services for MMWEC, MMWEC’s generation assets and MMWEC’s Member Systems. Areas of focus will include mechanical, electrical, environmental, and controls engineering.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Engineering and Technical Support for the Stony Brook Energy Center
  • Provide engineering and technical solutions for Mechanical/Electrical systems, Environmental and Controls issues as required including DMR’s (Design Modification Requests)
  • Provide consultant technical services for plant operations and maintenance
  • Provide outage contractor oversight and scheduling weekly updates
  • Update P&ID drawings as required
  • Identify modifications, upgrades and replacements of power plant components to extend the life of the asset
  • Develop detailed planning schedules for annual maintenance outage
  • Provide support for outage safety playbook
  • Provide engineering support for outage contractor projects managing SBEC/MMWEC’s best interests
  • Impacts of new regulations (e.g. 7.74 CO2 emission reductions) on operational strategies
  • Submit required forms to the ISO-NE for participation in the wholesale electricity markets
  • Provide engineering support for the oil pipeline and transmission line
  • Engineering and Technical Support for the MMWEC Gas Pipeline
  • Provide engineering support for the natural gas pipeline
  • Obtain and maintain designated Veriforce engineering qualifications for the natural gas pipeline
  • Oversee the Operations and Maintenance of the AOB Mechanical and Electrical Building Systems
  • Provide engineering support for calculating Combined Heat and Power REC’s and the process to report the REC’s to the DOER
  • Submit Required Technical Forms to the ISO-NE for MMWEC’s Member Systems Generation Assets
  • Provides Technical Support for new Project Proposals

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering Discipline required
  • Project Management experience
  • Must be experienced in Codes and Standards related to power plants
  • Knowledgeable about engineering, operations, maintenance, safety, training, design, construction and quality assurance as they pertain to power plants and generation assets
  • Special licenses/certificates: Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts is desirable. Must be certifiable through Veriforce for various phases of pipeline operations and maintenance.

 

MMWEC offers a competitive salary & benefits package including both a pension and savings retirement plan with company match. We foster an environment that challenges employees to be passionate, energetic, proactive, and progressive.

 
Forward your resume & salary requirements to: alomma@mmwec.org


Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) eagerly accepts applications for employment from all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, GINA, marital status, gender identity, age, ancestry, veteran status, mental or physical disability, and political belief or affiliation.


MMWEC will only accept applications for open positions

 

 

Wind Turbine Technician

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), Ludlow, MA

[Posted 7/15/2020]

 

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) brings a competitive edge to Massachusetts municipal utilities dedicated to providing their customers with low-cost and reliable electricity. We plan, develop and manage energy resources in an evolving marketplace that requires high levels of innovation and expertise. Our values are old-fashioned, reflecting 40 years of public power joint action, but our service is second to none.


We are currently seeking to add a Wind Turbine Technician to perform and/or administer wind turbine revisions and upgrades as well as all maintenance and repair activities. This will include scheduling of all routine maintenance and leading any troubleshooting or repair efforts. The Wind Turbine Technician will provide technical support to the Stony Brook Energy Center.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Coordinate, schedule and manage contractors, inspections, maintenance and other activities
  • Coordinate actions with the OEM’s remote operations control center and the Stony Brook Site Supervisor
  • Supplement and or reduce OEM’s workforce for emergency or demand maintenance activities
  • Provide forced outage restoration for single or multiple units
  • Provide emergency response and assist OEM in performing preventive maintenance activities
  • Develop and monitor project budget
  • Review and respond to security emails and alerts
  • Write and review project reports
  • Implement minor equipment upgrades and revisions
  • Recommend appropriate retrofits
  • Apply troubleshooting techniques to find and resolve problems
  • Perform minor electrical work
  • Perform minor instrument, controls and substation work
  • Position requires "on-call" availability to respond to emergencies

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Associate’s degree in engineering technology or related field required.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years GE wind turbine maintenance experience preferred.
  • Electrical and mechanical equipment, systems and troubleshooting techniques essential.
  • Electrical schematics and wind turbine troubleshooting procedures required.
  • Wind turbine operation, start up and shutdown procedures required.

 

Special licenses/certificates: Basic wind technician certificates such as Tower Rescue, CPR, First Aid, AED, OSHA 10, Competent Climber, Confined Space, Working at Heights, NFPA 70, LOTO and current certificates from major turbine manufacturers and GWO certificates are highly desirable.


WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Physical Environment: Office, Power Plant and outdoors, 80 meter tower climbing, working at heights.
  • Physical Demands: Ability to climb 300 feet, possible confined space mechanical duties.
  • Drug Testing: Required for this position and is subject to random drug testing.

 

MMWEC offers a competitive salary & benefits package including both a pension and savings retirement plan with company match. We foster an environment that challenges employees to be passionate, energetic, proactive, and progressive. If you are interested & qualified to join our team please apply directly at: https://massachusetts-municipal-wholesale.checkwritersrecruit.com


Or forward your resume & salary requirements to: alomma@mmwec.org 

 

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) eagerly accepts applications for employment from all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, GINA, marital status, gender identity, age, ancestry, veteran status, mental or physical disability, and political belief or affiliation.

 

MMWEC will only accept applications for open positions.

  

 

Substation and Metering Supervisor

New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC), Plymouth, NH

[Posted 7/1/2020]

 

OUR ORGANIZATION:

 

NHEC is the second largest electric utility in New Hampshire, providing service to consumers and businesses in 115 communities throughout the state.  As a member-owned cooperative, serving our members is at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make.   

 

The electric utility industry is currently undergoing enormous change as consumers look for new ways to manage energy costs through distributed energy resources such as solar arrays, battery storage, energy efficiency, and the use of electro-technologies like heat pumps and electric vehicles in place of fossil fuel powered technologies.  These changes present new challenges and opportunities to find ways to meet our members’ evolving expectations and make this an exciting time to work in the electric utility industry. In June 2017, we completed a five-year strategic plan, identifying four areas of strategic focus with actionable goals within those areas. 

 

  • Transformation of our Business Model to prepare for the widespread adoption of distributed energy resources by our members. 
  • Adoption of a Voice of the Member platform to help us better understand and meet our member’s needs and expectations.
  • A focus on enhancing our Organizational Effectiveness by transforming NHEC into an organization that is innovative, nimble, and able to respond more rapidly to the changing needs of our members and the way they lead their lives.
  • Ensuring NHEC’s ongoing Financial Stability through development of a revenue model and associated rates and charges that better reflect the way our members will use our distribution system as they increasingly play a role in managing the energy resources that serve them.

                                                                                                                                       

To help meet the goals in the strategic plan we identified three key drivers that describe the kind of organization we want to be:

 

  • Member WOW! Our members are wowed by the service we provide.  Every interaction between a member and NHEC is deeply satisfying because we keep it simple, personalized and seamless so that the member feels their need is completely understood by us and, whenever possible, completely resolved with a philosophy of one and done. 
  • Learning Organization.  Our employees feel energized and excited by the possibilities and opportunities presented by these industry changes.  They are curious, feel empowered to experiment, work collaboratively, and share their knowledge and experience as they work to solve new problems, meet new challenges, and serve changing member needs. 
  • Strategic Partnerships.  We develop strategic partnerships that are central to our ability to achieve our vision by giving us capabilities and resources we do not have ourselves.  Our strategic partnerships open up opportunities to deliver value for our members that would have been unavailable on our own.  We clearly convey to our partner our vision of what we believe success looks like, and our partner is open with us about how they will help us achieve that vision and the challenges that will need to be met to get there. 

 

Headquartered in Plymouth, New Hampshire, NHEC currently has 200+ employees.  There is much to be proud of in our existing organization, and a genuine enthusiasm for what the future holds.  It is an environment in which individual leadership and initiative are highly valued and encouraged, and success is viewed as a shared accomplishment to be celebrated by all.  Ensuring our members have the energy they need, the information they want, and a partner they can trust is what makes us different. 

 

THE POSITION:


In order to help meet the goals of our strategic plan and achieve our long term strategic vision, we are looking for a Substation and Metering Supervisor.  Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Substation and Metering Supervisor is responsible for coordinating, managing, and directing substation projects; making detailed plans to accomplish goals and direct the integration of technical activities for Engineering operations and the electric distribution system.  Supervises substation and special equipment maintenance practices and evaluates equipment life.  Utilize industry best practices to optimize equipment and defer the cost of future investments.  Oversees the activities of the Electric Shop and Meter Department personnel as well as overseeing and supporting the application, installation, testing, and maintenance of all revenue metering, metering systems, and associated equipment. 


Responsibilities Include:

 

  • Supports the strategic goals of NHEC by developing, achieving, and communicating departmental goals and objectives. 
  • Supports the culture goals of NHEC by exhibiting self-leadership, developing and maintaining effective working relationships, having a results orientation, being innovative, and seeking feedback to achieve personal and professional growth. 
  • Supports the financial goals of NHEC by assisting in the development of annual departmental operating budgets and monitoring budgets for reasonable variances.  In addition, assists in monitoring the Capital Construction budget on a monthly basis. 
  • Maintains and develops security standards for substation and asset protection.
  • Develops substation and security standards as necessary to maintain uniform design and construction procedures and practices and ensures new substations are constructed with industry best practices in mind. 
  • Utilizes security standards to improve reliability, protect the public, and protect critical infrastructure. 
  • Ensure that Public Utility Commission rules and standards as they apply to metering are complied with. 
  • Optimizes equipment life by maintaining equipment at regular intervals. 
  • Maintains compliance with industry, federal, state, and local standards and codes.
  • Oversees and manages the interrogation of all electric distribution equipment and controls on the electric distribution system for the purpose of system integrity and continuity.
  • Performs regular job training and safety programs for Meter and Electrical shop personnel by scheduling where and when appropriate and recommends to the Engineering Manager any training outside of NHEC. 
  • Carefully monitors work being accomplished by Meter and Electric shop personnel through monthly reports, time sheets, providing for maximum Member satisfaction.   
  • Assumes responsibilities of the Engineering department in the absence of the Engineering Manager, when requested. 
  • Promotes safety performance and awareness by ensuring quality materials and protective equipment is available and utilized and that Employee Safety Rules and Procedures are complied with. 
  • Supervises and participates in the annual physical inventory count, resulting in an accurate count of meters and metering equipment. 
  • Reviews employee performance and recommends salary adjustments for personnel. 
  • Increases and maintains current and competent professional and technical knowledge by attending educational classes, reading professional magazines and books, and by participating in professional societies and groups. 

 

THE PERSON:

 

Education and Experience:

 

A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or related field required.  Must include solid background in substation engineering, protective relaying, and metering.  Training in leadership, management, coaching, planning, and budgeting required.  Training in information technology, including networks and database operations, desired.  Knowledge of SCADA and OMS systems and additional specialized training in electric utility operations and construction is required. 

 

A minimum of seven years of electrical utility related experience required.  Must be proficient with electrical system diagrams, NESC clearances, and protection fundamentals.  Must have experience leading teams, projects, and employees.  Experience designing underground and overhead distribution lines, transmission and distribution substations, and applicable facilities is a plus. Must have experience in organizing and supervising work groups in coordinating and implementing plans and designs.  Installing, testing and repairing types of single phase and polyphase metering is a plus. Experience with the design, application, and calculations for kWh and kW/kVA/kVAR demand meters, primary metering, time of Use meters, pulse metering, and data acquisition systems is required.  Familiarity with MV-90, MeterMate, Metercat, Energy Axis or other metering software applications.

 

Abilities and Skills:

 

Must be able to manage substation projects related to the capital budget.  Should be proficient with SCADA, GIS/GPS, OMS and Load Management operations and systems.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.  Must be able to supervise, plan and schedule the activities of the Meter Section including the supervision of the installation, testing and maintenance of metering equipment; must be proficient with metering programming, meter reading via remote connection, and meter data dissemination and storage. 

 

Job Knowledge:

 

Must have a working knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code, PUC Regulations, and OSHA Regulations.  Must have thorough knowledge of electric distribution system operations.  Must understand latest trends in distribution automation technology and be able to implement such technologies in a timely and cost effective manner.  Must have a basic understanding of computer applications with emphasis on AutoCAD and GIS software, GPS, SCADA, OMS and Windows based engineering software for distribution analysis and protection and coordination.  Must have thorough knowledge of electric quality metering.

 

Working Conditions:

 

Individual will be exposed to a wide variety of working conditions, which range from office work to outdoor work.    Will require occasional travel throughout NHEC’s service area.  Meetings outside of the normal workday will occasionally be required.  Travel with occasional overnight stays may be required for training, meetings, or conferences & seminars.  Assistance with power restoration efforts is required of all employees. It may be required during regular business hours that employees will be assigned functions to support power restoration and for some employees that may be different from their normal duties. In addition, such assistance may require working nights, weekends and holidays which may involve considerable extra hours. In order to meet this working condition, all employees are required to provide a personal phone number where they may be reached after hours.  This number will only be used for internal purposes.

 

NHEC offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. 

 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Please apply to www.nhec.com

 

 

Assistant Business Manager

Town of Danvers, Public Works Division, Danvers, MA

[Posted 6/25/2020]

 

Title: Assistant Business Manager Classification: Management  
Department: Public Works Division      Grade:
Reports to: Business Manager FLSA Status: FLSA Exempt
Effective Date: June 18, 2020 Union Status: Non-Aligned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:


Under the limited direction of the Business Manager, assists with financial management systems for the department, which includes budgeting, planning, forecasting, purchasing, accounting, payroll, and financial reporting operations; assists with supervision of office staff and daily operations.Works within broad scope of established laws, regulations, and departmental policies/goals and in accordance with regulations and requirements set forth by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

 

  • Assists with billing and collection of Electric, Water and Sewer customer accounts; issuance and collection of bills in a timely manner; collection procedures on delinquent accounts in accordance with appropriate laws and regulations; handles unresolved citizen complaints relative to utility rates, usage and bills.
  • Responsible for maintaining payroll records.
  • Assists in the annual audit process, referring to the Business Manager for decision making or discussion on major problems or large auditing difficulties.
  • Assists in compiling bids for design, construction, and other services or equipment associated with the Division. Recommends purchase of supplies necessary for efficient operation of the Customer Service Section.
  • Assists in policies development, standard operating procedures and employee training programs related to the Divisions business operations.
  • Assists in the development of the annual budget, Capital Improvement Projects, the annual Electric Division audit, annual DPU and FERC reports, monthly water/sewer revenue analysis, and other reports as necessary.
  • Performs projections and statistical analysis on cash controls, payrolls, customer records, and all associated data.
  • Evaluates, monitors and maintains proper control systems on entire accounts receivable options.
  • Implements and maintain excellent customer service standards; assists with monitoring staff in their handling of public complaints.
  • Oversees and manages scheduling and monitors work of all employees within the customer service section of the Business Division.
  • Oversees and manages the water, sewer and electric meter data and billing systems and processes.
  • Supervises the processing of documents of tax liens and determines customer deposits for accounts as per Danvers Electric guidelines.
  • Prepares action plans and budget requests for Business Manager as requested.
  • Assists with the purchasing and inventory of DPW office supplies and the operation of office equipment.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates
  • Participates in staff recruitment.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Public Administration, or related field; 3 years of progressively responsible experience in municipal public works; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Advanced understanding of computers, including financial accounting software and Microsoft Office, is required.
  • Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Must be fully committed to providing service excellence to every person who visits, works, or resides in the Town of Danvers by embodying the organization’s five core values: inclusion, integrity, accountability, positivity, and collaboration.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILL


Knowledge: General knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal finance, public procurement, budgeting, accounting and cash flow modeling. Working knowledge of local and state regulations. Knowledge of regulations and requirements set forth by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) preffered. Working knowledge of municipal operations. Knowledge of office equipment and the operation of computer software applications.


Ability: Ability to provide supervision, ability to implement decisions based on data, and overseeing their execution. Ability to manage people and programs within a public utility in a style which leads productive employees toward the accomplishment of established goals and objectives. Ability to perform in a fast-paced office environment. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and to present findings clearly. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with Town officials and governmental representatives. Ability to manage several projects at one time. Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently verbally and in writing and to work effectively under time constraints to meet deadlines.


Skills: Imagination, innovation and judgment relating to planning and achieving department goals. Financial management skills. Excellent planning, time management and organizational skills. Strong computer skills. Excellent customer service skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong project management skills.

 

SUPERVISION


Received: Works under the general direction of the Business Manager, and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws.


Exercised: Responsible for the supervision and performance of all people within the department and operating units under his/her direction and control.


WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:


Job Environment

  • Normal office environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc. Majority of work is performed in a moderately noisy work environment, with constant interruptions. Frequently subjected to the demands of other individuals and the volume and/or rapidity with which tasks must be
    accomplished.
  • Makes frequent contact with the general public, department heads, the accountant’s office, attorneys, banks, and mortgage companies. Contacts are in person, in writing, and by telephone and via standard reports.
  • Has access to department-level and Town-wide confidential information; the application of appropriate judgment, discretion, and professional office protocols is required.
  • Errors could result in significant confusion and delay, loss of department services, and have financial repercussions; exposure to certain legal liabilities.
  • May be required to work additional/extended hours from time to time.

 

Physical Requirements


(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


Regularly required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear; operate objects, tools, or controls; pick up paper, files and other common office objects. Ability to view computer screens and work with details for extended periods of time. Must be able to communicate written and verbally. Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges. May lift equipment and instruments seldom weighing up to 40 pounds.

 

NOTICE:

 

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
  • External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.
  • This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Pay Equity/Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer.

 

Click here to apply or for more information regarding this position

 

 

Application Engineer – Protection, Automation and Control

OMICRON, Houston, TX or Waltham, MA

[Posted 6/19/2020]

 

Job Classification:  Exempt
Status:  Regular Full-time

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

OMICRON is a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary test equipment for electric power systems. The SEC Application Engineer will be responsible for supporting technical sales and providing high-level technical support of OMICRON business unit secondary products and their applications. The job location is in the OMICRON Service Centers either in Houston (TX) or in Waltham (MA).

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Provide product consultation, training and support on protective relay and scheme testing, power system protection, automation and control, instrument transformer testing, metering and transmission & distribution applications theory to our customer base.
  • Direct involvement with power system protection & communications schemes in the generation, transmission & distribution areas along with knowledge of metering and reclosers.
  • Support the marketing & sales activities of OMICRON by actively performing on-site sales demos, participating in trade shows, user meetings and workshops.
  • Assist in developing, maintaining and improve customer relationships.
  • Assist in updating and maintaining Customer Relationship Management tools (CRM).
  • Develop and deliver training for OMICRON's products, both in person and with webinars.
  • Test electro-mechanical and microprocessor-based devices with manual and fully automated test equipment.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems for customer and sales support.
  • Manage and develop application notes and technical papers, including presentations at relevant seminars/conferences.
  • Provide input on new products, product strategies, product marketing, development, and application needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the SEC Engineering Manager.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 

  • Ability to present products, technologies and test methodologies to technicians, engineers, supervisors, managers and executives via telephone, email, visits, exhibits or webinars
  • Reputable business and work ethics and personal character
  • Goal and team oriented – willingness to work collectively with others to achieve corporate, regional and personal goals
  • Excellent writing, teaching, and presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel (up to 50 %)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

  • A minimum of 1 – 5 five years of experience in the power industry and hands on experience testing protective relays
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies and maintenance practices used to assure a continuous and reliable power system
  • Knowledge in electrical modeling is desired

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering; or certification of completion of an electronic or electrical technical education, comparable work or military experience is required.

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. OMICRON electronics Corp. USA reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Physical Demands: In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with customers; manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of large objects more than 50 pounds; and operating office equipment; Frequent sitting, occasional bending and kneeling.
  • Work Environment: In general, the following conditions of the work environment are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job within the environment.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color perception, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Job will generally be performed in an office environment, but may require travel to visit a Client's office, production facility or industrial/construction job site. Conditions will vary at each location.
  • Hazards such as those encountered in substation environments, such as the presence of high voltage, and other sources of electrical shock may be encountered. May be required to use Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): hard hats, safety boots, ear protection, safety glasses, fall restraint, and FR clothing.

 

OMICRON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or origin, age or disability.

 

Should you be interested in this position, please use this link to apply: 

https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/#799

 

 

Application Engineer – Testing & Diagnostics

OMICRON, Waltham, MA

[Posted 6/19/2020]

 

Job Classification:  Exempt
Status:  Regular Full-time

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

OMICRON is a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary test equipment for electric power systems. The Application Engineer will be responsible for providing technical support of our primary products and their applications. This position is preferred to be located in Waltham, MA.  This position will report to the PRIM Engineering Services Manager.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Direct involvement with power system apparatus diagnostics, transformers, switchgear, rotating machines and ancillary equipment.
  • Provide focused expertise and guidance to the industry and peers on OMICRON Primary test instruments and their applications.
  • Mentor and training entry level engineering staff.
  • Conduct customer visits to maintain customer relations and increase revenues.
  • Product consultation and training on electrical theory and diagnostic methods, including application, data analysis, power system apparatus evaluation and report generation to our customer base. Topics will include, but are not limited to: Power Factor (PF), Sweep Frequency Response Analysis (SFRA), Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA), Dielectric Frequency Response Analysis (DFR), and Partial Discharge (PD).
  • Coordinate all technical issues with OMICRON's customers, sales representatives, and distributors.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems for customer and sales support.
  • Provide input on new products, product strategies, development, and application needs.
  • Manage and develop application notes and technical papers, including presentations at relevant seminars/conferences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Knowledge of power systems, substations, generation, transmission and distribution of electric power
  • Excellent writing, teaching, and presentation skills
  • Reputable business and work ethics & personal character
  • Long-term strategy, planning and goal oriented
  • Creative, innovative thinking and solutions oriented - team member
  • Manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of large objects more than 50 pounds
  • Willingness to travel (up to 50%)

 

 WORK EXPERIENCE:

 

  • At least 5 + years’ experience of substation testing and field diagnostics
  • 5 + years of proven experience in the utility, OEM or consulting services
  • Experience with testing and diagnostics of relay and protection schemes a plus
  • Proven work and activity history

 

EDUCATION:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering mandatory.
  • Master's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering preferred but not required.

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. OMICRON electronics Corp. USA reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

  • Physical Demands: In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with customers; manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of large objects more than 50 pounds; and operating office equipment; Frequent sitting, occasional bending and kneeling.
  • Work Environment: In general, the following conditions of the work environment are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job within the environment.
  • The office is clean, orderly, properly lighted and ventilated. Noise levels are considered low to moderate.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color perception, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Job will generally be performed in an office environment, but may require travel to visit a Client's office, production facility or industrial/construction job site. Conditions will vary at each location.
  • Hazards such as those encountered in substation environments, such as the presence of high voltage, and other sources of electrical shock may be encountered. May be required to use Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): hard hats, safety boots, ear protection, safety glasses, fall restraint, FR clothing.
  • Employee will be subject to OMICRON Safety rules and regulations.

 

OMICRON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or origin, age or disability.

 

Should you be interested in this position, please use the following link to apply: 

https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/#808

 

 

Area Sales Manager, Eastern Canada

OMICRON

[Posted 6/19/2020]

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

OMICRON is a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary test equipment for electric power systems. The Area Sales Manager (Eastern Canada) will be responsible for managing territorial sales and marketing of OMICRON products and services with emphasis on our primary and secondary products and applications in Eastern Canada (Quebec through Atlantic Provinces).  This position will report directly to the National Sales Manager, USA and Canada.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Manage area sales activities of OMICRON products and services in Eastern Canada including customer relationship creation and retention.
  • Develop, maintain and improve relationships with identified key accounts within designated area including Hydro Quebec and Hydro One.
  • Participate in business development, market evaluation, sales forecasting and monitoring of customers and leads within the assigned area.
  • Coordinate promotional activities including conferences, user meetings, seminars, local exhibitions & on-site demonstration and post-sale customer training and service of the products.
  • Make recommendations and suggestions for new products, service markets and process improvements.
  • Summarize and report area sales status at Area Sales Managers meetings.
  • Manage the prompt and correct quotation process with the Sales Support staff.
  • Communicate routinely with other Area Sales Managers on competitive information, product issues, market trends and customer perception of OMICRON products and services.
  • Maintain the corporate CRM database with new contact information and routine review of data to keep the information up to date and accurate.
  • Coordinate use of Regional Application Specialists for technical expertise and expert level sales presentations.
  • Utilize OMICRON Sales Process and record all sales activity as required via the CRM system.
  • Provide update status on all job related to activities to the National Sales Manager, USA and Canada as needed.
  • Act as coach for Sales Application Engineer/s in your territory and where required a mentor other team members in the region.
  • Work alongside National Sales manager and Regional Manager to define commercial strategy for Eastern Canada
  • Work along side National Sales Manager and Regional Manager in the evaluation and selection of sales channels based on the evolving needs of the sales territory.
  • Demonstrate OMICRON test equipment to customers

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 

  • Knowledge and experience in developing and maintaining customer relationships at multiple levels in the customer hierarchy (technical, commercial, C-level etc.)
  • Knowledge of power generation, transmission and distribution systems and the various apparatus used within these systems
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies and maintenance practices used to assure a continuous and reliable power system
  • Excellent written, speech, presentation and negotiating skills required
  • Ability to demonstrate products on-site with or without the assistance of applications engineers.
  • Ability to present products, technologies and test methodologies to technicians, engineers, supervisors, managers and executives via telephone, email, visits, exhibits or webinars
  • Reputable business and work ethics and personal character
  • Knowledge and understanding of the organization and business processes employed by electric power companies, government agencies, manufacturers and industrial consumers of bulk power in the North American market
  • Goal and team oriented – willingness to work collectively with others to achieve corporate, regional and personal goals
  • Ability to schedule and plan strategically or react quickly to a changing working sales environment
  • A solid working knowledge of MS Office – especially Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Able to travel domestically (up to 50%); internationally travel may be required
  • Ability to speak French fluently is strongly preferred

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

  • At least 5 years of experience in power systems, especially in the fields of power system protection and high voltage apparatus
  • At least 5 years of direct sales or sales partner management selling power system equipment, testing equipment, instrumentation or apparatus for the electric power industry preferred
  • Participation in international, national, regional and local conferences, exhibits or seminars.
  • Proven record of achieving targets for revenue and product sales

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. OMICRON electronics Canada Corp. reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Physical Demands: In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with customers; manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of large objects more than 50 pounds; and operating office equipment; Frequent sitting, occasional bending and kneeling.
  • Work Environment: In general, the following conditions of the work environment are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job within the environment.
  • The office is clean, orderly, properly lighted and ventilated. Noise levels are considered low to moderate.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color perception, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Hazards such as those encountered in electrical substation environments, such as the presence of high voltage, and other sources of electrical shock may be encountered. May be required to use Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): hard hats, safety boots, ear protection, safety glasses, fall restraint, FR clothing.

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering; or certification of completion of an electronic or electrical technical education is required.
  • Master's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering is preferred.

 

OMICRON distinguishes itself by:

 

  • Not just offering a position, but an opportunity for growth and development in an international multi-cultural company.
  • Having fun while working as a part of a professional team.
  • Encouraging personal initiative through flat hierarchies.
  • Our extraordinary corporate culture and strong commitment to a healthy "work-life-balance."
  • Offering an attractive benefit package.

 

OMICRON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or origin, age or disability.

 

Should you be interested in applying for this position, please use this link to apply: 

https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/#820

 

 

Lineman (Troubleman) - Evening Shift

Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP), Peabody, MA

[Posted 6/5/2020]

 

SUBJECT TO A DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTION, TRANSFER, CIVIL SERVICE LABOR LIST

TITLE: LINEMAN (TROUBLEMAN) -- EVENING SHIFT
DIVISION:  DISTRIBUTION
SALARY:  GRADE 15 ($38.96 - $48.72) plus 7% shift differential
SHIFT:  MONDAY - FRIDAY 3:00 PM TO 11:00 PM
CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION:  LABOR SERVICE

 

DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution, the Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution, and the Working Foreman Lineman/Troubleman responsible for responding to trouble or emergency situations, performing electrical repairs and performing all First-Class Lineman's duties and responsibilities. It is intended that these duties and responsibilities will be performed by the Troubleman acting alone unless the Supervisor specifically assigns the Troubleman to work as part of a crew.

 

Work shifts will be40 hours per week, 8 hours per day, Monday-Friday.

 

Perform work on and handle all voltages, under energized conditions, within the Peabody Municipal Light Plant electrical system frequently working alone under abnormal system conditions and works under all weather conditions at the discretion of the supervisor in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

Respond to all trouble calls during shift and correct or repair electric wires, connections, and associated equipment necessary to restore the proper delivery of electric service. Install, repair or remove secondary connections on transformers, service drops and service risers, lighting fixtures and all other live secondary connections while working alone. Perform duties of Lineman (either alone or as part of a multi-person crew as assigned) which include, but are not limited to, digging holes, setting poles, installing transformers, stringing lines, changing insulators and other related tasks. Change line or transformer fuses acting alone. May provide direction, instruction or guidance to other personnel in the work crew. Perform line work on substation equipment when required. In accordance with system procedures, perform the opening, closing, phasing, tagging, and grounding of high voltage switches, circuit breakers, and other equipment of all voltages as assigned.

 

Operate all line construction and maintenance vehicles, including vehicles requiring a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or other vehicles as required, responsible for proper operation and care of assigned vehicle. Operate various hand, power, and hydraulic tools required on the job. Operate all equipment used in the Distribution Division including compressors, arrow boards, voltage testers, phasing meters, and portable generators.

 

Resolve customer problems on lighting situations within the designated policy of the Light Plant. While working alone, replace, repair, install, and maintain all types of lighting equipment including replacement of all components of all lighting fixtures.  

 

Open, seal, remove, install, or read meters as directed by Supervisor.

 

Review work orders, layout and plan work, account for all materials and hours utilized on assigned projects. Develop material list and collect stock required to complete job. Perform required reports to complete assignment and maintain records, logs, and work reports as required by supervisor.

 

Insure all safety policies and procedures are strictly adhered to on all work sites.

 

Lineman/Troubleman in the evening shift position is exempt from the Linemen’s On-Call Agreement provision of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

Perform other duties as required.

 

Must be available for emergency calls during non-working hours and must furnish an acceptable means of off-hour contact by phone or other reasonable means. Recognize that it is necessary to work a reasonable amount of overtime, planned and emergency, to properly service electric customers. Shall be required to work the day lineman/troubleman shift when necessary to compliment day crews or to attend training.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum two (2) years full time experience as a Lineman (First Class) performing duties similar to those listed above. Must have a valid and active Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Must have (or be able to obtain within 6 months of hiring) a valid and active Massachusetts Hoisting Engineers License Class 1B/3A. Must be mature and able to perform above duties acting alone. Must maintain reasonable availability for immediate response to address customer or electrical system emergencies during off-hours.

 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Barbara Previte at bprevite@pmlp.com.

 

AA/EEO

PMLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer