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Jr. Systems Integration Specialist

Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PLMP), Peabody, MA

[Posted 7/1/2020]

 

Jr. Systems Integration Specialist. – Information Technology – Exempt Position

 

Looking for an exciting job that makes a difference? PMLP is seeking an Integration Specialist who will work on both existing and new complex software systems to tailor them for efficient and productive use across all departments. Public Power is undergoing a rapid evolution as we strive to bring our customers safe and affordable electricity, along with new technology efforts to provide ways to access new data and services.


Join a team of highly skilled IT professionals with a wide range of responsibilities. Candidates should possess a strong knowledge of complex software systems from hardware, communications, security, and end-user delivery standpoints. PMLP is looking for a well-rounded problem solver who can adapt to changing roles and responsibilities. If you think you’re up for the challenge, apply now!


Peabody Municipal Light Plant is Peabody and South Lynnfield, MA’s community-owned, not-for-profit electric utility. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.


For more information, go to www.pmlp.com/employment.html

 

 

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

 

 

Apprentice Lineworker

Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant (AMLP), Ashburnham, MA

[Posted 6/30/2020]

 

The Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant (AMLP) is seeking candidates for one full-time position of Apprentice Lineworker. The position begins with a probationary period and is based upon successful completion. Thereafter, a mandatory evaluation by the AMLP Line crew and General Manager will determine if the candidate has the attitude and aptitude to move forward into the Apprentice Lineworker program.


The Apprentice Lineworker program involves a multi-year commitment to the AMLP due to the cost of the program which takes place one week per quarter for four (4) years. This cost is paid by the AMLP.


Under the direct supervision of the Line crew, the Apprentice Lineman works as part of a Line crew to perform the maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electrical distribution system all while being mindful that working safely is the single most important part of the job. He or she will begin with the most basic of tasks, learning to perform linework in a progressively proficient manner. The work requires the ability to learn the operations of an electric utility, operating light and heavy equipment and vehicles, including specialized equipment used in electrical distribution system construction and maintenance.


This is a unique and challenging opportunity for the right individual who likes working outdoors at times for extended periods of the day in extreme conditions. The work routinely requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, climb wooden poles and ladders, kneel, reach, crouch, lift 50 pounds and work with both hands extended out or overhead. Occasionally requires moving and lifting objects up to 100 pounds. Preference will be given to those who have: some experience, a CDL B or A license and/or the ability to demonstrate electrical knowledge through technical schooling or prior experience.


Qualifications for hire

 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must read, write and speak English fluently
  • Accurate use of computer to input data via a keyboard for work forms and reports
  • Communicate clearly both verbally and in writing using English with co-workers, customers, etc.
  • Normal hearing and vision correctable to 20/20 under both daytime and evening conditions
  • The ability to listen, to take direction and act accordingly
  • An understanding that safety comes before everything else
  • Demonstrated ability for professional growth and improvement
  • Available for emergency call-in which can be any time of day, any day of the year
  • Wearing safety equipment continuously including headwear, gloves, safety glasses, boots and fire rated clothing
  • Excellent references to attest to attitude, conduct, work ethic, success in school, commitment to previous employer(s), impeccable work habits, etc.

 

Qualifications for continued employment

 

  • Must live closer than thirty minutes to the AMLP for timely emergency response
  • Must maintain a ‘better than’ passing grade in the Lineworker training program
  • Demonstrated familiarity with OSHA 1910.269 requirements, National Electrical Safety Code, APPA Safety Manual, National Electrical Code sections pertaining to utility work
  • Valid Massachusetts Class B Commercial Driver’s License with air brake endorsement
  • Valid Massachusetts DPS Hoist Engineer’s License 1B
  • Massachusetts Class A Commercial Driver’s License within one year after probation ends
  • Completion of a State mandated municipal employee training, including ethics testing
  • Continuously maintain a clear Criminal Offender Records Information (CORI) report

 

To apply submit cover letter and resume with online application (www.amlp.org) to ksullivan@amlp.org

 

 

Third Class to First Class Lineworker

Mansfield Municipal Electric Department, Mansfield, MA

[Posted 6/25/2020; deadline 7/10/2020]

 

UNION AFFILIATION: AFSCME Council 93

 

SALARY: $33.20 to $43.36/hour based on experience, knowledge and classification

 

Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00am-3:00pm, with weekends on call and emergency situations.


Summary of Duties:


Performs all levels of line work at voltages up to 15,000 volts during the safe and efficient construction,
maintenance, and repair, of the overhead and underground electric distribution system. Works long hours as
required during emergencies.


Supervision Received:

 

Works under the direction of the Line Supervisor, Assistant Line Supervisor, Lead Lineworker, and Lineworker 1st Class.


Minimum Qualifications:


Education and Experience: High School diploma or GED required. Entry level requires successful completion of an accredited Apprentice Line School, such as NEPPA, and at least 18 months of successful experience as an apprentice. Progression to First Class requires at least four and half year’s satisfactory experience as a lower
class lineman. Candidates must provide proof of educational training hours and practical work experience.

 

Licenses/Certificates: Massachusetts Class B CDL is required; Massachusetts Hoisting Engineer License with minimum 1C certification is preferred.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

  • Demonstrate technical skills to perform work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Possess troubleshooting skills to determine cause of system problems.
  • Exhibit strong communications skills and convey a kind and courteous image to the public in both routine and emergency situations.
  • Must be a self-starter as well as have a proven ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

 

A more comprehensive understanding of the job duties for each class is available within the job descriptions online at www.mansfieldelectric.com or www.mansfieldma.com


Please submit a letter of interest, resume or other document indicating your qualifications to Laurie Anderson, Office Administrator, Mansfield Municipal Electric Department, 125 High St #1; Mansfield, MA 02048 or via email to landerson@mansfieldma.com before 3:00pm by Friday, July 10th, 2020.

 

Mansfield Municipal Electric Department is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

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

 

 

Control Room Operator / Dispatcher

Westfield Gas+Electric (WG+E), Westfield, MA

[Posted 6/17/2020; deadline 7/15/2020]

 

Westfield Gas + Electric is seeking an energetic, active and self-motivated individual who wants to join a high performing team and enjoys the sense of pride from responding to the needs of a tight-knit community. We are looking for an individual who seeks to make a positive change and improve the overall functions of his/her work area through efficiencies and reduction of waste, and is able to help us respond in a moment’s notice at all hours of day or night.  If you find a sense of accomplishment from knowing you have helped others and enjoy being part of a larger community, then you may be just what the WG+E is looking for in their next CONTROL ROOM OPERATOR/DISPATCHER

 

Westfield Gas + Electric is seeking a full-time candidate who enjoys working in a dynamic environment to support the 24/7/365 operation of the Department’s Dispatch Center.   The position involves actively monitoring digital telemetering panel boards to ensure various gas and electric distribution system operational characteristics are within accepted tolerances, and the adequate response to abnormal conditions. The ideal candidate will:

 

  • Possess knowledge in the electric T&D field and have a thorough knowledge of T&D systems, including monitor and control of the electric distribution system including substations, overhead and underground lines.
  • Prepare, check and administer the execution of safe and reliable switching procedures for Westfield Gas + Electric personnel and in coordination with other interconnected utilities.
  • Demonstrate high level of competency in the use of a computer with knowledge and experience with AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Experience with a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system is recommended.
  • Possess a demonstrated knowledge and ability in receiving, analyzing and dispatching of natural gas, electric, and telecommunications trouble related calls.
  • Consolidate information from a variety of sources to accurately validate, analyze and report any outage and operating data.
  • Work within appropriate policies and follow department procedures, including the accurate monitoring of key personnel on various distribution facilities, data entry of customer inquiries, and recordkeeping of outage information.
  • The ideal candidate must be extremely personable, cooperate with others, and react calmly in emergency situations to promote a feeling of confidence with the public and fellow employees.
  • Possess superior communication and customer service skills, both written and verbal.

 

This position requires a 12-hour rotating shift work (with only one operator on at a time), including nights, weekends, holidays, and short notice overtime, from such events as unscheduled absences and weather/major events.  An Associate’s Degree is preferred but not required and/or 2 years of comparable industry experience is required.  Eligible candidates must have a valid driver’s license and pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and a Criminal Offender Record Inquiry (CORI) with the State of Massachusetts.

 

Employment applications will be accepted through July 15, 2020.   Please send cover letter, resume and completed application (which can be found on our website at www.wgeld.org within the About WG+E section) to: 

 

Westfield Gas + Electric

P.O. Box 990

Westfield, MA 01086

ATTN: Human Resources

or email to HumanResources@wgeld.org

EEO M/F/D/V

 

No phone calls please.

 

 

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

 

 

Electrical Engineer

Hudson Light and Power Department (HLPD), Hudson, MA

[Posted 5/6/2020]

 

The Hudson Light and Power Department (HLPD), located in Hudson Massachusetts, is seeking to fill a full-time position in its Engineering Department. HLPD is a municipal electric utility serving the Towns of Hudson and Stow Massachusetts that offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits which include a guaranteed pension.


This position will provide electrical engineering services in support of 115,000-volt transmission system, 13,800-volt substations, distribution system, 15 MW generating station, building systems and will include power supply analysis. Duties will include the design, operation, and maintenance of these systems.

 

The successful candidate will work alongside senior engineers to increase system reliability and safely operate the HLPD system. Candidate shall possess strong leadership skills required to supervise field personnel. Must possess a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (masters preferred) along with excellent oral and written communication skills and must display a high degree of integrity.

 

Employment applications are available at www.hudsonlight.com applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send applications to Hudson Light and Power Department, 49 Forest Avenue, Hudson MA 01749; ATTN: Engineering.

 

The Hudson Light and Power Department does not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information.

 

 

RPG Computer Analyst (Telecommunications Division)

Holyoke Gas and Electric Department (HGED), Holyoke, MA

[Posted 3/24/2020]

 

Under direction of the Utility IT Supervisor, responsible to provide technical and administrative support of current IBMi  applications.  Develop, maintain and continue documentation current custom code interfaces between our core IBMi business application suite and interface other business functions. Off-hour support work and on-call maybe required. Other related duties as assigned

 

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

 

  • Associates Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent experience.
  • 3 to 5 years verifiable experience with demonstrated proficiency in related duties.
  • Certifications as an RPG Programmer/Analyst is a plus, but not required.

 

Working Knowledge of:

 

  • Experienced in IBM i ILE RPG, RPG IV and HTML
  • Excellent knowledge of CL Programming, QSHELL. PACE use to Secure FTP from/to IBMi, IBM Digital Certificate Manager E-mail, voicemail, VoIP, DNS, DHCP and Active Directory servers and other related systems, applications, software and hardware.

 

For a complete job description and Holyoke Gas and Electric Department Application visit our website at www.hged.com  If interested send a resume, cover letter and a completed City of HG&E Application to: City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Department, Attn: Terry Sweeney, Human Resources, 99 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA 01040. TerrySweeney@hged.com  (413) 536-9321

 

 

Sr. Electrical Engineer 

Chicopee Electric Light Department (Chicopee, MA) 

[Posted 2/12/2020]

 

Seeking applicants for the position of an Electrical Engineer. This position is responsible for oversight of engineering projects, studies and programs designed to enhance the distribution system reliability, performance and efficiency. In this position, responsibilities include short and long term range planning, preparation of installation plans, design drawings and specs, design & test procedures for overhead and underground distribution system, electric system analysis and power system studies such as protective relay coordination, short circuit fault studies, power flows, etc.


Applicants must have BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Power Engineering and 3+ years’ experience in the Electric Industry or AS Degree in Electrical Engineering and 5+ years’ experience in Electric Utility Industry. Substation, SCADA, Telecommunication experience a plus.

 
Applicants should send their resume directly to CEL, Attention Human Resources at 725 Front St., Chicopee, MA 01020 or e-mail ncolberg@celd.com.

 

 

GIS Technician 

Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA), Waterbury Center, VT 

[Posted 2/7/2020]

 

The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, located in Waterbury Center, Vermont is seeking a GIS Technician to join our team. This position will manage the administration of the Authority’s ESRI based mPower GIS mapping software, assist in data collection related to member utility electric and water system maps, perform map data confirmation and input, and mapping related analytical functions.

Primary functions include: Act as the administrator for the GIS mapping system including managing member accounts, collect, or work with member staff to collect field data as needed, assist members in developing and maintaining adequate policies and procedures related to mapping data, perform map updates using mPower ESRI based GIS software, perform validation of data input by member field staff, maintain integrations between the GIS system and other electronic data sets, and the development of map data related and other analytical queries for further analysis and reporting.

Demonstrated knowledge of Geographic Information Systems, utility field operations and database management equivalent to completion of two years of college and one to three years of progressively responsible related experience preferably in a utility operating in a fully regulated environment.

VPPSA is building a team of professionals who are passionate about helping Vermont communities meet their future energy needs. If you are a team player and enjoy a fast-paced collaborative environment we want to hear from you. Please send resumes and salary requirements to: Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, PO Box 126, Waterbury Ctr., Vermont 05677 Attn: General Manager, or to knolan@vppsa.com. The position will be open until filled.

 

 

Manager of Field Services 

Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA), Waterbury Center, VT 

[Posted 2/7/2020]

 

The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, located in Waterbury Center, Vermont is seeking a Manager of Field Services to join our team. This a senior leadership position that will provide on the ground supervisory support to the Authority’s member electric utilities as well as overseeing the operations of VPPSA’s Project 10 peaking generation plant and GIS mapping program.

Essential functions include: Provides management services to member utilities on both a temporary and ongoing basis, manages operation of VPPSA’s Project 10 generating station to ensure compliance with permit conditions, oversees the GIS mapping function to both facilitate maintenance of accurate member system maps and the use of those maps for analytical activities, manage VPPSA’s safety program, manages engineering contracts, and provides legislative and regulatory support on topics of relevance.

Knowledge of utility management, field operations and safety practices, project management, and engineering practices equivalent to completion of four years of college and ten or more years of progressively responsible related experience preferably in a utility operating in a fully regulated environment. Senior level municipal utility management experience preferred.

VPPSA is building a team of professionals who are passionate about helping Vermont’s communities meet their future energy needs. If you are a team player and enjoy a fast-paced collaborative environment we want to hear from you. Please send resumes and salary requirements to: Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, PO Box 126, Waterbury Ctr., Vermont 05677 Attn: General Manager, or to knolan@vppsa.com. The position will be open until filled.

 

 

Engineering Assistant

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC)

[Posted 1/22/2020]

 

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) brings a competitive edge to Massachusetts municipal utilities dedicated to providing its 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 oldfashioned, reflecting 40 years of public power joint action, but our service is enlightened.

We are currently seeking an Engineering Assistant. This person would be responsible for providing technical support to the MMWEC Engineering & Generation Assets Business Unit and would work under the direction of the Engineering and Stony Brook Energy Center staff.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Create, revise and modify engineering drawings
  • Administer the drawing control system
  • Manage revisions of all Stony Brook Energy Center’s technical procedures and associated documentation
  • Provide recommendations regarding drawing presentation
  • Document, Coordinate, schedule, track and store all SME/training materials and report quarterly on all required MMWEC training requirements (OSHA, Environmental, Gas Pipe Line Verforce, etc.)
  • Report any deficiencies, training risks, and license expirations on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Administer and coordinate the Pipeline Public Awareness Program. Assemble information and complete annual mailing to contractors and landowners in accordance with MMWEC’s Public Awareness Program
  • Act as alternate Dig Safe coordinator
  • "On-call" availability to respond to emergency Dig-safe calls and other emergency situations that may arise at a 24 hour power plant
  • Climb support for our renewable wind turbine generators

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Associates Degree in mechanical, electrical or civil engineering or equivalent work related experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work with others in team-oriented environment and function in a diverse office and power plant environment
  • Must be able to pass and maintain fitness test requirements for Berkshire Wind Turbine climbing
  • Preferred knowledge of AUTOCAD and a working knowledge of electrical/mechanical drafting techniques and drawing nomenclature
  • Preferred experience using Photoshop, Corel Draw or other software for editing photos, bitmaps tif, gif or similar files
  • Preferred Special licenses/certificates, etc: Wind Turbine - High Angle Rescue

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

  • Must be able to climb ladders, wear climbing harness, crawl into confined spaces, patrol pipeline and 345 kv Transmission Line ROW
  • Lift up to 40 lbs

 

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.

 

 

ISO Market Services Supervisor

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC)

[Posted 1/22/2020]

 

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) brings a competitive edge to Massachusetts municipal utilities dedicated to providing its 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 oldfashioned, reflecting 40 years of public power joint action, but our service is enlightened.

We are currently seeking an experienced ISO Market Services Supervisor for our Market Management and Planning Business Unit. This person would be responsible for coordinating daily operations with the Independent System Operator - New England (ISO-NE). This would include complying with ISO requirements and programs necessary for MMWEC’s interaction with ISO-NE to fulfill MMWEC’s market services to its members/participants. Additionally, this position has responsibility for training and supervising, including assignment scheduling, of a team of analysts assigned to the work effort.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Coordinate the development of MMWEC’s day-ahead load forecasting and load bidding strategies and procedures.
  • Under the Direction of the Executive Director Energy & Financial Markets, supervise the activities of the Analyst Team in execution of daily operations and other functions required to comply with wholesale electricity market operations.
  • Maintain understanding of ISO-NE market rules and changes impacting MMWEC members.
  • Active involvement in all Market Management & Planning support activities.
  • Oversee coordination of daily data collection for ISO settlement database, GAD’s data submittals to ISO, Bulk Power Comparison cost database.
  • Coordinate Forward Capacity Market Auctions/Planning, Forward Reserve Market, Self-Supply of resources and energy/UCAP contracts entered into the ISO Market System.
  • Support Sr. Project Manager Regulatory Services in Representation of MMWEC Members and Project Participants in ISO operations development discussions and NEPOOL Committees/Working Groups
  • Fully understand changes in MMWEC operations and technology requirements due to ISO-NE operational changes.
  • Support Stony Brook participation in the New England ISO
  • Manage the “ISO metering agent” function
  • Review and analyze ISO and other Invoices for Members/Project Participants as required

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years of job related experience, including knowledge of all aspects of power supply, ISO-NE market rules and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of the electric utility industry and a solid understanding of electrical generation and transmission facilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Supervisory experience preferred

 

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.

 

 

1st or 2nd Class Line Maintainer 

Stowe Electric Department (SED), Stowe, VT

[Posted 1/13/2020]

 

The Town of Stowe Electric Department (SED) has been providing the community of Stowe with reliable electric service since 1911. SED takes pride in providing outstanding customer service to our 4,250 Residential and Commercial customers. We are seeking a Certified 1st Class Line Maintainer to join our team of highly skilled professionals. Although 1st Class certification is preferred, SED may consider qualified 2nd Class Line Maintainers/Apprentices.

 

General Summary of Position:

 

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Operations and the Working Foreman, SED Line Maintainers work as part of a crew and are responsible for ensuring SED customers receive safe and reliable electricity in an efficient manner. SED Line Maintainers perform varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of safety practices and must be able to exercise judgement and initiative in completing tasks.

 

General Summary of Essential Job Functions:

 

  • Installation and maintenance of underground and overhead distribution system.
  • Working energized conductors (primary and secondary)
  • Setting, framing and guying poles
  • Respond to emergency/regular repair/maintenance of overhead and underground distribution lines
  • Conduct switching and tagging operations on VELCO electrical systems
  • Stringing and Sagging Conductors
  • Mounting Equipment, setting transformers
  • Transformer Connections, grounding equipment
  • Tree Trimming
  • Street Lighting
  • Locating underground lines for Dig Safe
  • Trouble shooting problems
  • Working with safety and VOSHA requirements
  • Maintaining training and safety skills through scheduled classes
  • Any other duties assigned by the Director of Operations or Management
  • Safely operate and maintain the SED operations fleet such as digger derricks, bucket trucks and excavators
  • Climbing poles
  • Installation and removal of banners
  • Participation in a rotating on-call schedule
  • Respond to requests, comments and/or complaints from customers in a professional manner
  • Cleaning and stocking line trucks

 

Qualifications and Basic Requirements:

 

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have high school diploma or GED and a minimum of 2 years of experience as a 1st Class Line Maintainer or 4 years as a 2nd Class.
  • 1st Class Line Maintainer certification preferred. Will consider well qualified apprentices.
  • Proficient in safe rubber gloving techniques
  • Knowledge of electric utility construction standards, National Electric Safety Code, and VOSHA/OSHA standards.
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment.
  • Ability to be available for on-call schedules and emergency call outs.
  • Must live within a 30 minute radius of the Town of Stowe or be able to re-locate within 6 months

 

This is a non-exempt Union position. Stowe Electric Department currently offers competitive wages from $29.15 – $38.10/hr. (depending on experience) with the opportunity for over-time and on-call pay. In addition, we offer an outstanding benefits package which includes: health, dental, vision, 401(a), Paid-Time-Off, holidays and training opportunities. New employees will receive a minimum of 6 weeks Paid-Time Off after only 1 year.

 

Stowe Electric Department is an Equal Opportunity employer and highly encourages women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

 

Position will remain open until filled:

 

Town of Stowe Electric Department

 Attn: David Kresock Director of Operations

P.O. Box 190, Stowe, VT 05672

Fax: (802) 253-4555

 Email dkresock@stoweelectric.com

 

  

CFO / Manager of Finance 

Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative (EMEC), Calais, ME

[Posted 1/13/2020]

  

Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Inc., a consumer owned electric utility based in Calais, Maine is seeking a well-qualified and self-motivated person for the position of Manager of Finance.  The position reports to the CEO and provides a great opportunity for professional growth.  

 
The qualified candidate shall have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration.  The position can be structured such that it is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned financial candidate or candidate with less experience that can grow into the position. 
 
Reporting to this position are the accounting, billing, and credit departments and other consumer service representatives.  Responsibilities also include overseeing payroll and human resources. 
 
Some other areas of responsibilities may include: 
 
  • Financial statement review & analysis
  • Financial studies & cost analysis 
  • Rate development
  • Ensure proper accounting controls are in place and effective
  • Oversee the annual financial audit
  • Monthly bank reconciliations
  • Overseeing the automated payment processing of phone payments & E-billing   
  • Cash management
  • Provide backup assistance to the payroll department
  • Annual tax return
  • Working with lenders 
 
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Word with the ability to analyze and troubleshoot various situations, along with the ability to pay attention to detail while understanding the overall picture.   
 
The Cooperative has approximately 12,600 meters and total utility plant of $63 million.  The Cooperative offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and benefits package.  The Cooperative is headquartered in Calais, Maine which offers an excellent outdoor recreation opportunity.   
 
Resumes can be sent in confidence to:
 
Human Resources
Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Inc.
PO Box 425 
Calais, Maine 04619 
 
or email to:  hr@emec.com
 
Equal Opportunity Employer