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Lineman Apprentice

North Hudson Light and Power Department, Hudson, MA

[Posted 10/3/2019]

[Application Deadline 10/18/2019]

 

The Hudson Light and Power Department (HLPD), located in Hudson Massachusetts, is seeking to fill a Lineman Apprentice position at its Forest Avenue facility. The Lineman Apprentice will assist the Department in constructing and maintaining the electric distribution and transmission systems.

The ideal candidate must be able to work outside under direct supervision, follow given instructions and work to attain experience in the trade; and

 

  • Become knowledgeable of HLPD’s electrical system.
  • Perform varied groundwork and line work duties.
  • Learn to operate equipment and motor vehicles.
  • Be available for emergency calls during non-working hours.
  • Have a Massachusetts driver’s license (CDL preferred).
  • Be capable of obtaining a Massachusetts Hoisting License.
  • Be able to render first aid treatment.
  • Have strong telephone, communication and organizational skills.
  • Be willing to relocate within seven miles of our facility within 6 months.
  • Be able to perform physical work in all weather and at heights.

The ideal candidate will also have:

 

  • Attended & completed lineman school
  • Be capable of obtaining a medical card

Hudson Light and Power offers an excellent benefits package. Employment applications are available at www.hudsonlight.com and are due by October 18, 2019. Interested candidates should send completed applications and resumes to Hudson Light and Power Department, 49 Forest Avenue, Hudson MA 01749.

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.

 

 

3rd Class Lineman

North Attleboror Electric Department, N. Attleboro, MA

[Posted 9/19/2019]

[Application Deadline 10/4/2019]

 

3rd Class Lineman

FULL TIME – 40 hours per week                                                         

IBEW Local 104-Unit B

Hourly Wage  – $27.57

Wage includes a $0.30/hour hazardous duty differential.

 

The North Attleborough Electric Department is seeking a 3rd Class Lineman.  The successful candidate will be trained to operate vehicles, tools, and equipment.  Perform related duties associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of that portion of the overhead and underground electric distribution system that is energized at secondary voltages. Other duties to include: Deliver materials, tools and personnel to and from job sites.  Maintain work area, electric vehicles, tools, and equipment.  Maintain compliance with applicable health, safety, and environmental regulations.  Maintain compliance with all confined space regulations.  Works with electric wires and cables, energized up to 600 volts or de-energized up to 69,000 volts. Please see the full job description on our website at www.naelectric.com.

 

Qualifications include a High School Diploma or equivalent; this is an entry level positon that requires successful completion of a lineman apprenticeship program.  Certifications that must be maintained include CDL, First Aid/CPR and Hoisting.  Position includes “on call” standby duty with a thirty (30) minute required travel time (by automobile) to the NAED Operations Center.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:       

Submit cover letter and resume to:

North Attleborough Electric Department
Attn:  Michele Dobson
275 Landry Avenue
North Attleborough, MA
mdobson@naelectric.com

 

 

PSEGLI Lineman / Linewoman First Class

Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG), Hicksville, NY

[Posted 9/19/2019]

 

*** $15,000 Sign-On bonus-rules and conditions apply ***

**** $3,000 relocation bonus, if necessary ***

 

Apply at https://jobs.pseg.com/job/Hicksville-PSEGLI-LinemanLinewoman-First-Cl_-NY-11801/568354100/

 

Date: Sep 15, 2019

Location: Hicksville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID: 55583

Job Function/Category: Transmission and Distribution

Employment Type: Non-Exempt Full Time

 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey. PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.

 

PSEG is a diversified energy company headquartered in Newark, N.J. Established in 1903. The company has long had a key role in fueling New Jersey's economy and supporting the state's quality of life. Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) is New Jersey's largest provider of electric and gas service – serving 2.2 million electric customers and 1.8 million gas customers. Another member of the PSEG family of companies, PSEG Long Island, operates the electric transmission and distribution system of the Long Island Power Authority, with 1.1 million customers.

 

PSEG also owns and operates a diverse fleet of power plants with approximately 10,600 megawatts of generating capacity located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions and has solar energy facilities throughout the United States.

 

PSEG is a Fortune 500 company included in the S&P 500 Index and is a decade-long member of the Dow Jones North America Sustainability Index. PSEG has approximately 13,000 employees, who are carrying forward a proud tradition of dedicated service that has continued over more than 100 years.

 

Position Description: Experience the personal challenge of working for a world class organization and leader in the Utilities and Energy industry as a Journeyman Lineman/Linewoman in the Overhead Underground Lines Department and or Distribution Operations Department for our Long Island New York territory.

 

Sign on bonus available for qualified applicants who successfully complete the pre-employment process and meet the time requirement for bonus eligibility.

 

Duties include (but not limited to):

 

  • Performing all types of line work on energized overhead and underground distribution and transmission lines in all voltage classifications. Investigating, locating and repairing faults on distribution and transmission lines in all voltage classifications. Making all types of standard connections, phasing out, paralleling circuits and making electrical tests on voltage classifications.
  • Performing all types of switching on distribution and transmission circuits, operating circuit breakers and other equipment in substations as required.
  • Operate various types of line vehicles and equipment such as bucket trucks, jib-boom and portable transformer trucks.
  • Responsible for truck stock and additional material or equipment required to perform work.
  • Reading and interpreting overhead and underground work order prints, construction standards, wiring diagrams, circuit maps, transformer connections and distribution equipment wiring diagram.
  • Be familiar with the various types of service and meter connections as they apply to the work.
  • Analyze, maintain and repair all types of distribution equipment such as re-closures, vacuum switches, capacitor controls, load break switches, etc.
  • Meeting the customers and the public in a pleasant, tactful manner and performing the duties in such a manner as to ensure good public relations.
  • Being thoroughly familiar with the Company’s general rules for the operation of the electric system as it applies to the work.
  • May be assigned to various special schedule shifts and schedules on a rotating basis as required by work load.
  • Performing similar or less skilled work as may be assigned.
  • Qualified Candidates may be offered an opportunity to fill openings in OH/UG Lines &/or Service Section.
  • As an employee of (PSE&G or PSEG LI), you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

 

Education and Qualifications:

 

Required:

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Applicants need to have successfully completed a recognized apprentice program and be a first class journeyman lineperson.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driver history.
  • Applicants need to presently hold a valid Class ‘A’ Commercial Driving License.
  • Applicants must pass the Physical, Craft and Technical (PCT) Placement Examination, External Hire Physical Assessment, DOT Physical Examination, and Background investigation/Drug Screening.
  • Applicants selected for this position will be expected to work overtime in accordance with departmental requirements.
  • Required to participate in federally mandated drug testing programs prior to selection, randomly on a year round basis, after an accident and for reasonable cause.
  • Certifications and licenses must be presented at the PCT Testing appointment.

 

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

 

This site (http://www.pseg.com) is strictly for candidates who are not currently PSEG employees. PSEG employees must apply for jobs internally through empower which can be accessed through the mypseg homepage by clicking on the employee center tab, then under the empower header, choose careers.

 

Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process.

 

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to Part 810-Controlled Information. Under the law, the Company is limited in who it can share this information with and in certain circumstances it is necessary to obtain specific authorization before the Company can share this information. Accordingly, if the position does require access to this information, you must complete a 10 CFR Part 810 Export Control Compliance Nationality Request Form, a copy of which will be provided to you by Talent Acquisition if an offer is made. If there is a need for specific authorization, due to the time it takes to obtain authorization from the government, we will likely not be able to further proceed with an offer.

 

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

 

Need to request an accommodation?

 

If you have a disability and need assistance submitting your resume, applying for a position or registering for a test, please call 973-430-3845. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

 

Apply at https://jobs.pseg.com/job/Hicksville-PSEGLI-LinemanLinewoman-First-Cl_-NY-11801/568354100/

 

 

Lineman 1st Class

Georgetown Municipal Light Department, Georgetown, MA

[Posted 9/18/2019]

 

The Georgetown Municipal Light Department has an immediate opening for a 1st Class Lineworker. This is a full-time position with a scheduled 4 day work week. A successful applicant must have completed an approved Apprentice Program and have at least 5-10 years’ experience. This position requires a valid Massachusetts CDL Class B Driver License.

 

Primary responsibilities of this position are (but not limited) to the maintenance and repair of Georgetown’s 4KV and 13.8KV overhead and underground electrical distribution system. The hourly salary for this position is up to $43.56 per hour with additional compensation for required “On Call” duties.

 

Interested applicants please send your resume to:

 

David Schofield, General Manager

Georgetown Municipal Light Department

94 Searle Street Georgetown, Ma. 01833

 

or by E mail to dschofield@georgetownlight.com

 

 

Customer Service Representative

Littleton Electric Light and Water Department, Littleton, MA

[Posted 9/11/2019, expires 9/26/2019]

 

The Littleton Electric Light and Water Department is accepting applicants for the position of Customer Service Representative. Under general supervision of the Business Office Supervisor, candidate performs full range of customer service, customer relations, and clerical entries for all customers.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Maintain database of customer account information.
  • Respond to a variety of customer inquiries, requests, and complaints related to utility accounts in order to effectively resolve customer needs.
  • Process applications for new customers.
  • Arrange for service connections, disconnections or transfers of service as required.
  • Direct an aggressive change out program for meters.
  • Knowledge of rates, billing practices, consumption calculations, and the ability to explain these items to customers.
  • Prepare and record payment batches and make daily bank deposits.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with others, both verbally and in writing, including answering phones, responding to emails, and interacting with customers in person.
  • Ability to use two way radios in a calm, strong voice to communicate with field personnel.
  • Provide telephone support during outages and other emergency situations, may be required to work extended shifts, including weekend and overnight hours.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by department.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelors’ degree, or minimum of 3 years customer service experience and Associates degree
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including MS Word and Excel, various office equipment, multi-line phone system
  • Must be capable of multitasking and working in an environment of frequent interruptions
  • Have a pleasant demeanor both on the phone and when interacting with customers, coworkers, and the public
  • Willingness to assist on multi-department projects and community events

 

Resumes will be accepted until September 26, 2019 at hr@lelwd.com or in person at 39 Ayer Road, Littleton, MA

 

Nick Lawler
General Manager

 

 

General Manager

Fox Islands Electric Cooperative, Inc., Vinalhaven, ME

[Posted 9/10/2019, expires 9/30/2019]

 

Fox Islands Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an electric distribution cooperative serving approximately 1,700 customers on the beautiful islands of North Haven and Vinalhaven, 15 miles by ferry out of Rockland on the coast of Maine.


The present general manager is retiring and applications for the position are now being accepted.


The successful candidate should have good management skills, experience with Rural Utility Service construction, and overall knowledge of the operation and maintenance of an electric distribution system. Management and supervisory experience is necessary. Good oral and written communication skills a must.


The General Manager is responsible for all of the financial, operational, customer service and regulatory functions of the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative. The responsibilities also include the financial and operational management of the Cooperative’s subsidiary, the Fox Islands Wind, LLC. and the Company’s three wind turbines.  Thus, knowledge of accounting practices and how they relate to this industry are essential.


The Cooperative offers an excellent benefit package and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications as well as lodging or housing allowance.
Come and enjoy island living off the beautiful coast of Maine.


Send resume with three work references and recent salary history postmarked by Sept 30st, 2019 to:

 

Randolph Pitts, President
Fox Islands Electric Cooperative, Inc
P.O. Box 527
Vinalhaven, Maine 04863
randy.pitts@foxislands.net

 

 

Energy Efficiency Coordinator

Holyoke Gas & Electric Department (HG&E), Holyoke, MA

[Posted 9/4/2019]

 

POSITION OVERVIEW


Responsible for research, design, development, promotion, and tracking as well as general oversight, coordination and administration of a variety of energy efficiency (EE) and load reduction (LR) programs and initiatives within the Department’s customer base. Assist with feasibility and pro-forma analysis on various EE, LR, and other new project opportunities. Provide technical support for analysis, modeling, forecasting, and evaluation of program performance, partner relationships, budgets, schedules, and energy reduction goals. Serve as project manager on various projects and perform other related work as required.

 

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Applies professional skills and knowledge towards administration and/or support of existing and new EE, LR, and renewable/alternative energy programs and initiatives in accordance with Department goals and commitments.
  • Ensure services are delivered and maintained in a cost effective, customer centric and efficient manner, while continuously challenging existing policies, procedures and technologies to seek ways to do things better.
  • Identify energy savings opportunities, within electric and gas related areas, and make recommendations to achieve more energy efficient operation addressing energy usage data and green energy practices or environmental concerns.
  • Perform and/or assist other parties with audits, inspections, and data analytics reviews of customer energy usage to determine electric and natural gas energy savings opportunities and conduct appropriate follow-through.
  • Supports analysis of high efficiency HVAC equipment, motors, controls, lighting systems, and other equipment to determine electric and natural gas energy savings compared to baseline equipment and/or building codes.
  • Mine customer research and program data and conduct regular benchmarking of other EE and LR programs and initiatives, as well as developments in electric and gas technologies, to generate insight into current and predicted future use, adoption, and trends to continually improve Department offerings to its customers.
  • Actively support internal and external customers with various energy conservation and optimization efforts that come up from time to time.
  • Collaborates with others to develop and carry out outreach strategy and marketing plans for various energy programs and services.
  • Provide professional level support to energy supply, fuel procurement and rate setting activities as well as various strategic initiatives included but not limited to Grid Modernization, Smart Grid, Distributed Generation, Energy Storage, etc.
  • Prepares and maintains cost estimates, plans, maps, records, bid specs for projects, equipment, services,
  • Ensures Departmental safety and reliability requirements are maintained and continually improved upon.
  • Work emergency and planned overtime when the need exists.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT TIME OF HIRE (List knowledge, skills, abilities)


a.) Working Knowledge of:

 

  • Codes and standards used in the natural gas and electric utility industry.
  • Principles of energy supply management, fuel procurement, and rate analysis development.
  • Program management, customer relations, and data analysis especially as relates to EE and LR programs and initiatives.
  • Policy issues and economics related to EE, energy conservation, sustainability planning, demand response, distributed generation, utility ratepayers, advanced metering, and renewable/alternative resources.
  • Communications, public relations, marketing, environmental topics, and community outreach.

b.) Ability to:

 

  • Foster and promote positive relationships with customers, colleagues, business partners, and regulators.
  • Effectively communicate complex and technical concepts to wide variety of audiences.
  • Analyze data/info and develop and present appropriate recommendations, responses, and answer.

 

QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB (List knowledge’s, skills, abilities)


Department Operational Policies and Procedures. All Departmental Safety Policies and Procedures.

 

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, related discipline or five (5) years equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years direct experience with EE programs and initiatives or demonstrated knowledge of and experience in environmental management, climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and/or sustainability principles.
  • Demonstrated experience in data management and analysis.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and/or as part of a team to solve complex problems in new, unique and more efficient ways.
  • Regular and reliable attendance
  • Valid Driver License with good Driving Record

 

PREFERRED ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: (In addition to above)

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, business, or related discipline or ten (10) years equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience with EE programs and initiatives
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in community engagement, marketing, or promotion.
  • Minimum of 2 years project management experience
  • Knowledge and/or experience within utility and/or energy industry

 

Successful candidate have a Valid Driver’s License and must be able to pass pre-employment physical, drug screening, and credit and criminal background check. Starting pay is dependent upon experience and qualifications. Interested Candidates should apply online at www.hged.com (Employment Opportunities). Send a cover letter describing in detail why your qualifications meet the announcement requirements along with your resume and salary requirements, and completed HG&E Job Application.

 

Send all materials to:
City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Department
Attn: Terry Sweeney, Human Resources
99 Suffolk Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
TerrySweeney@hged.com
413-536-9321

 

City of Holyoke Gas and Electric Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Working safely is a condition of employment at HG&E.

 

All applications/Resume received will be held in strict confidence

 

No Phone Calls or Agencies please

 

 

Accountant / Bookkeeper / Customer Service Rep

Town of Princeton Municipal Light Department (PMLD), Princeton, MA

[Posted 8/9/2019]

 

The Town of Princeton Municipal Light Department (PMLD) is accepting applications for the position of ACCOUNTANT / BOOKKEEPER / CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. This is a full-time position of 40 hours a week, with a wage range of $22.00 to $28.00 per hour, DOQ. Minimum qualifications include a High School Diploma and five years of experience; a Bachelor’s Degree is preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Cover letter and resume, should be submitted to the PMLD General Manager by mail at PO Box 247, Princeton, MA 01541 or dropped off at the PMLD office located at 168 Worcester Road, Princeton, MA. The Town of Princeton Municipal Light Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Billing Clerk / Customer Support Specialist

Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (MassDevelopment), Devens, MA

[Posted 7/31/2019]

 

The Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (MassDevelopment), a quasi-public agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is accepting applications for the position of Billing Clerk/Customer Support Specialist for its Utilities Operations, located in Devens.


Offering a wide range of finance programs and real estate development services, MassDevelopment supports economic growth, development, and investment across all sectors of the Massachusetts economy: public and private; commercial, industrial, and residential; and nonprofit, including health care, educational, cultural, and human-service providers. Our staff works in collaboration with developers, businesses, and banks to identify investors and leverage funds to support economic growth.


Under the direction of the Utilities Manager, the Billing Clerk/Customer Support is primarily responsible for performing complex administrative and technical tasks to ensure efficient operation of the utilities department.

 

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Maintaining the Utility Management Solutions (UMS) billing database.
  • Entering customers, contact information, schedules move in and outs into UMS.
  • Processing final bills to customers, scheduling and entering final reads, calculating final bills, and distributing invoices for closings.
  • Setting up gas, electric, water, and sewer services and proper rates.
  • Entering meters into inventor, assigning meters to locations, and handling meter change-outs.
  • Entering backflow devices into inventory, and assigns to proper locations, enters test results and bills for backflow device testing.
  • Downloading and uploading routes into Meter Reading Software (MV-RS) for meter reads, and uploading reads into UMS.
  • Performing scheduled monthly meter reads and final close-out meter reads as required.
  • Verifying usage and bill calculations for electric, gas, water, and sewer utilities.
  • Responding to routine requests for information and emailing PDF copies of invoices.
  • Typing and designing routine correspondence and memos.
  • Referring special requests to appropriate staff members.
  • Ensuring that all customer communications are handled in a courteous, timely, and professional manner.
  • Assembling and compiling data for reports and presentations.
  • Developing, maintaining, and updating filing system(s), and retrieving information from files when needed.
  • Obtaining and assembling statistical and other related information.
  • Assisting in the preparation and processing of utility notices, flyers, brochures, newsletters, and other informational materials.
  • Assisting in cost-of-service studies as needed.
  • Possibly interfacing with dispatch, operations, and community relations personnel during storm events or other emergencies during normal business hours to assist with effective communications.
  • Providing customer service for the Utilities Department, including answering phone calls and emails.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • High school diploma is required, associate degree in business administration or completion of specialized secretarial coursework preferred.
  • Minimum of two years related financial and/or administrative experience.
  • Knowledge of secretarial office administrative procedures, and experience in the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Office)
  • Some analytical ability to gather and summarize data for reports
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize work and perform multiple tasks simultaneously while adhering to deadlines

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Associate degree in business administration or completion of specialized secretarial coursework
  • Experience with a major utility billing system (electrical, natural gas, water, wastewater, etc.)

 

Submit resume/application to: email: jobs@massdevelopment.com

The starting salary range for this position is $40,000-$45,000.

Equal Opportunity Employer - MassDevelopment is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

 

 

Technical & Safety Trainer

Northeast Public Power Association

[Posted 7/26/2019, expires 9/6/2019 or when filled]

 

The Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA) has been entrusted by its members to provide the technical and safety training required to safely work on, near, and around energized electric distribution systems.  To better serve our members, NEPPA is seeking to hire additional part-time trainers to support these initiatives.

 

Trainers regularly travel to our members’ headquarters to deliver training.  Training may also be conducted on-site at NEPPA’s Training Center in Littleton, MA.

 

Click here for the full position description.

 

To Apply:  Email resume and cover letter to apply@neppa.org with the position title “Technical & Safety Trainer” in the subject line.

 

 

Control Room Operator

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), Reading, MA

[Posted 7/22/2019]

 

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) is an electric utility located 14 miles northwest of Boston and serving 30,000 customers in the towns of Reading, Wilmington, North Reading and Lynnfield Centre and we are recruiting for the position of Control Room Operator.

 

Operators perform all the functions related to integrated automation sub-systems including SCADA, outage management (OMS), GIS and Advanced Metering. You will operate switching equipment for routine or emergency work, communication systems dispatch equipment (two-way radio, cell net, IVR), security monitoring and control and provide basic customer service when office is closed.

 

Position requires shift duty to provide 24-hour/7-day continuous coverage of system operations.  Shifts may include 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., combination split shifts of days and nights after completing a comprehensive day-time training period.

 

The successful candidate will have exceptional computer software and analysis experience and at least one-year technical experience related to an electrical distribution system.  Operator will have a pleasant telephone manner and demonstrated ability to use two-way radio equipment and to operate complex computer systems related to system distribution, metering and safety. The ability to function under pressure is essential.    Prior experience in switching and/or dispatching of distribution equipment via SCADA is preferred.  An associate’s degree or higher in Computer Science or Engineering is desired.

 

Interested applicants should forward resume to Beth-Ellen Antonio, Human Resources Manager, RMLD 230 Ash Street, Reading, MA  01867 or E-mail: bantonio@rmld.com.

 

 

Procurement & Material Specialist

Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO), Shrewsbury, MA

[Posted 7/19/2019]

 

Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) is a community owned and operated utility offering Shrewsbury residents and businesses high-quality electric and cable services. SELCO provides electric, cable, telephone, and Internet services to residential and commercial customers within the Town of Shrewsbury.

SELCO is seeking an experienced Procurement & Material Specialist to join their leadership team. Under the general supervision of the Cable Operations Manager, the employee will perform technical and administrative duties in material procurement and all functions associated with warehouse operations. Responsible for warehouse inventory, equipment tracking and stocking for field operations of the Electric and Cable Operations. Configures and programs all customer premise equipment (CPE) for cable system.


Applicants for this position must have an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field and five (5) years of demonstrated experience handling procurement, purchasing and inventory, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid State of Massachusetts Driver’s License. Must posses OSHA Forklift Certification. For further information, please review the job description.

The Schedule for this union position is Monday-Friday 7 AM-3:30 PM with a lunch break from 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, with overtime as required. Salary Range for this position is $27.00 - $31.00 per hour with an attractive Benefit Package.

Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume to Kristina Anderson, Human Resources Coordinator, at kanderson@shrewsburyma.gov. Initial review of application will begin on August 5, 2019. Open until filled.

 

A detailed description of this position can be viewed here.

 

 

General Manager

Morrisville Water and Light, Morrisville, VT

[Posted 7/2/2019]

 

Our Client, a community-based nonprofit utility company in Morrisville, Vermont is seeking a General Manager with an entrepreneurial spirit to join their high-performing leadership team. The General Manager will report directly to the Board of Trustees and will manage a team of 16 with 2 direct reports. Prior electric power and water utility operations experience is desired for this position, with a track record of developing teams is desired. The General Manager is a key member to this organization.  

 

Located in the heart of Lamoille County just steps away from downtown Morrisville, Morrisville Power and Light provides electric service to Morrisville, most of Morristown and Elmore, and parts of Hyde Park, Johnson, Stowe, and Wolcott.  They also provide water and wastewater service to Morrisville and parts of Morristown.  Our client owns and operates three local hydro-electric plants that produce roughly twenty percent of local annual power consumption.    

 

Position Overview:

 

The General Manager, as chief executive, assumes direct charge of the business of the utilities to supply customers with an adequate and reliable electric, water and sewer service at the lowest rates consistent with costs and board policy, giving due regard to the utilities’ obligation to the customers, the employees and various government bodies who authorize the utilities existence and regulate its operation.

 

We Have:

 

  • A challenging and fast paced work environment
  • A reputation for providing reliable services for nearly 125 years
  • A knowledgeable workforce with extensive experience with very little turnover
  • Interesting and varied duties related to electric, generation, water and wastewater activities

 

You Have:

 

  • A precise attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • The ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
  • The motivation to learn and constantly improve processes, systems, and tools
  • Excellent communication skills

 

A typical day might include the following:

 

  • Responsible for the overall development and implementation of the Village of Morrisville’s strategic objectives, plans, and goals
  • Create and manage annual budget ensuring financial performance remains on target
  • Manage electric rate cases prepared by Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA)
  • Develops Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for the organization and ensures accountability to achieve them
  • Responsible for managing the power supply contracts procurement activities performed by VPPSA
  • Manage, mentor, and develop direct reports ensuring their career development goals are achieved
  • Participates in developmental activities, including work simplification programs, training groups, safe activities, employee group education and social groups
  • Active member on the Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA), Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO), VPPSA Board and subcommittees
  • Prepare materials, creates agenda, and prepares meeting minutes for the Board of Trustee’s meetings
  • Prepare for, plan, negotiate and implement collective bargaining agreement terms, policies, agreements, and procedures with IBEW
  • Develop and maintain constructive relationships with union representatives while advocating for the company
  • Manage permit Act 248 permit filings and 108c financing filings with the Vermont Public Utilities Commission
  • Manage compliance with PUC electric regulations, FERC hydro license conditions, State WWTF discharge permit, and State Water permit
  • Maintains current knowledge and trends and practices in the utility industry through peer association, attendance at seminars, study, review of literature, and proposed regulations
  • Complete ongoing projects within schedule and budget so the utility receives the benefit of the investment through financial return and reliable service
  • Assures that the Utility Commissioners are provided accurate, timely information to facilitate appropriate policy/decision-making
  • Leads in the acquisition of electric power and water supplies to provide sufficient and cost-effective resources for customers
  • Initiate and conduct studies to forecast future utility needs, including facility and capital expenditures and use studies to support recommendations
  • Submit annual operating budget and a capital budget quarterly, and forecast five-year budget
  • Ensure utility’s power, water and sewer operations are in compliance with all town and city ordinances/policies and applicable Federal, State, Municipal statues, guidelines, rules regulations and public utility principles/practices
  • Maintains an effective relationship with the customers and the public and represents the utility in matters of city affairs, civic affairs and state and national organizations
  • Ensure equitable administration of wages and salaries, employee benefit plans and performance appraisals
  • Approves or recommends the approval of appropriate resources for the utility including the selection or termination of all utility employees
  • Assists, plans and implements safety and security policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations
  • Reviews utility’s pronouncements and releases

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage team members
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
  • 10+ Years of Experience in managing people is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or business administration from an accredited institution is preferred. Master’s Degree in business desirable
  • Substantial experience in either business administration, engineering or preferably, a combination of both. Experience in public utilities management with an emphasis on electrical is helpful
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers and employees
  • Strong planning and prioritization skills
  • Above-average communication, collaboration and delegation skills
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain financial plans
  • Ability to motivate and lead people, and hold team members accountable
  • Strong working knowledge of operational procedures

 

Gallagher, Flynn, & Company, LLP has been retained to conduct this search. Interested candidates may ask questions and apply by sending a resume and cover letter to Dan Lyons, HR Consulting at dlyons@gfc.com.

 

Disclaimer: What’s listed above is representative of the responsibilities of the position but are not meant to be an exhaustive list. Responsibilities may change during employment at the company’s discretion. Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP and our client does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

 

  

Executive Director

Public Utilities Risk Management Association (PURMA), Westborough, MA

[Posted 7/2/2019]

 

Executive Director sought to manage northeast Public Utility Risk Management Association. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Executive Director is responsible for the management and operation of the Association’s various insurance programs, including optimal utilization of the Association's finances, staff and vendor relationships. Responsible for the oversight of Risk Retention Group operations as Chief Executive Officer.  Supervise staff of 1 to 2 employees.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Associate in Risk Management (A.R.M.) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (C.P.C.U.) preferred.
  • Knowledge/expertise of insurance risk management, underwriting and insurance policy forms and administration
  • Knowledge/expertise of the electric utility industry preferred.  Gas, Water, Fiber-Optic, other utility knowledge a plus.
  • Association management; leadership, planning, supervisory, and organizational skills. 

 

Location: Westborough, MA

 

Salary commensurate with experience.  Email Resume and references to PUMICED@beld.com

 

About PURMA   

 

PURMA is a 501(C) (6) not-for-profit association. Formally organized in 1996, PURMA represents its members, providing them with professional, cost effective, risk management and insurance services. PURMA utility members are publicly owned, nonprofit electric, gas, water, telecommunications, cable TV, and sewer municipal utilities and rural cooperatives. Liability insurance programs are provided by the member owned Public Utility Mutual Insurance Company, A Risk Retention Group (PUMIC RRG), a liability insurance company.

 

www.purma.org

  

 

Associate Energy Analyst

Energy New England (ENE), Foxborough, MA

[Posted 7/2/2019]

 

Reports to: Utility Services Manager, ENE


Position Overview:

 

The position is responsible for supporting the day-to-day activities of ENE’s wholesale power supply Operations team. The Operations team manages load and generation throughout New England in both the bilateral and spot markets. This position requires strong analytical and communications skills, and a willingness to develop an in-depth understanding of the energy markets.


Key Objectives:

 

  • Analyze customer historical demand and develop load forecasts
  • Develop reporting templates for both demand and supply
  • Provide portfolio modeling and reporting support
  • Analyze ISO New England forecast, operational and settlement market data and reports
  • Understand ISO market rules and evaluate impacts to customers interests as load servers and generators
  • Participate in regular market assessments and environmental trends that could affect our customer base and our growth strategies.

 

Position Requirements:

 

  • BS degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, or appropriate discipline
  • 5-10 years prior ISO NE market experience
  • Expert capabilities with Microsoft Office applications
  • Econometric or financial modeling a plus
  • Database programming ability and/or application development

 

Company Overview:

 

Energy New England, LLC is a highly successful and profitable energy advisor to the wholesale and retail energy markets, serving the public power, independent power producer, higher education, and commercial and industrial end user communities. We are the largest energy risk management entity dedicated to public power in the Northeast. We are committed to serving as the preeminent strategic advisor and provider of solutions-based services in risk management, energy trading, energy efficiency, energy conservation and demand response at both the wholesale are retail levels. We are prudently expanding into new markets and aggressively developing new service offerings to further differentiate ourselves in the marketplace.

 

Attributes:

 

Individual who is ready to learn, take initiative, and contribute to a team whose activities cover the energy spectrum. This person should be comfortable performing multiple tasks and supporting a variety of initiatives related to energy and supply management, portfolio modeling and optimization, risk and credit management, and renewable energy. A self-starter, willing to learn the wholesale energy marketplace, proficient in software applications and modeling and has the desire to contribute in an entrepreneurial, small company environment.


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


Lori Anne Burns Office Manager Email: LBurns@ene.org

 

  

Construction Health and Safety Officer

Field Safety Corporation, North Branford, CT

[Posted 6/26/2019]

 

Position Summary:

 

We are seeking motivated, electrical transmission and distribution experienced professionals with excellent communication skills.  Must be willing to travel with extended stays at times. 

 

In this role, your duties will include:

 

  • Oversee all site workers and activities for Clients employees and their sub-contractor’s employees to work safely.
  • Conduct Site Audits and Daily Job Site Safety Reviews to ensure proficiency in safe work practices and methods
  • Conduct job site Audits to ensure compliance with Client, Contactor, State, OSHA, and DOT procedures and regulations are being followed.
  • Help report and conduct investigations of occupational injuries, illnesses, incidents, accidents as well as near miss.
  • Maintain on site records for employee training, drug and alcohol testing, property damage, injury reports and worker’s compensation claim forms.
  • Conduct training sessions for newly hired employees; Substation Awareness, Electrical Hazard Awareness, Review Site Environmental Policies, etc.
  • Provide and or conduct daily and weekly safety meeting topics if needed.
  • Complete monthly and weekly status reports

 

Qualifications Required:

 

  • Electric Utility Experience
  • Certification with any of the following: CHST, ASP, CSP or CUSP
  • 2 years of Construction-related Safety experience
  • 30 Hour Construction Outreach Training
  • 40-Hour HAZWOPER Training is desirable, but not required

 

Send your cover letter and resume to:

 

Michael Ziskin, CHCM, CHMM, CBCP, CUSP

MZiskin@fieldsafety.com

Field Safety Corporation

101C Fowler Road

North Branford, CT 06471

www.fieldsafety.com

 

  

Lineman (Troubleman)

Peabody Municipal Light Plant, Peabody, MA

[Posted 6/26/2019, updated 6/28/2019]

 

TITLE:  LINEMAN (TROUBLEMAN)
DIVISION: DISTRIBUTION
SALARY: GRADE 15 ($38.96 - $48.72)
SHIFT: VARIABLE, INCLUDING EVENINGS
CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION:   LABOR SERVICE

 

DUTIES:

 

Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution and the Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution 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 be variable shifts (40 hours per week, 8 hours per day), which may include rotation with other Linemen/Trouble Men during weekends and evenings as required.

 

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.

 

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.  Coordinate and perform all work relating to the Light Bulb Change-out Program.  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.

 

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.

 

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 letter and resume c/o Charles J. Orphanos, Manager to Barbara Previte at bprevite@pmlp.com.

 

AA/EEO

PMLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Senior Electrical Distribution Engineer

Town of Danvers, Danvers, MA

[Posted 6/4/2019]

 

The Town of Danvers is seeking applicants for a full-time, benefitted position in the Electrical Engineering Department. Depending on qualifications, the Town will hire the applicant as either a Senior Electrical Distribution Engineer, an Electrical Distribution Engineer, or an Electrical Engineer. The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with a concentration in Power Systems, and 5 years of electrical distribution experience; however, candidates with less than five years of experience are encouraged to apply as well. A candidate with the preferred qualifications will provide electrical engineering services, design and manage the Town’s distribution construction projects, evaluate and plan for growth of the system, and perform other related work. This is a union position. A complete job description and job requirements for each position are available at www.danversma.gov/jobs.

 

This position works 40 hours per week Mondays – Wednesdays 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM; Thursdays 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM**; Fridays 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM** (**schedule rotates: Thursdays 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM and Fridays 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM ). Union pay scale, with ability to move through scale (via step system):

 

Senior Electrical Distribution Engineer pay scale: $89,100-$113,369

Electrical Distribution Engineer pay scale: $85,699-$104,848

Electrical Engineer pay scale: $76,389-$96,262

 

To apply, please send a Town application, resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923; or by email to mcarroll@danversma.gov. Applications will be accepted until position is filled with an initial cutoff date of June 17. An EOE/AA employer.

 

 

1st Class Lineworker

Town of Ipswich, Ipswich, MA

[Posted 5/9/2019]

 

Town of Ipswich seeks candidates for FT union position of 1st Class Lineworker for the Ipswich Municipal Light Department.

Under the supervision of the Working Distribution Foreman, the 1st Class Lineman works as part of a line crew to perform the efficient and safe construction, maintenance and repair of the overhead distribution and underground residential distribution (URD) electrical system, and is responsible for the safety, productivity, quality of work performed as assigned. Provides feedback and makes recommendations to Head Linemen and management regarding cost-effective infrastructure improvements that increase distribution system reliability.

A complete job description and application is available online: www.ipswichma.gov/jobs

 

Qualifications

Two years of satisfactory experience as a 2nd Class Lineworker or comparable position in electric utility industry, completion of 1st class lineworker training, valid class B CDL with airbrake endorsement and DPS Hoisting Engineers License 1B required.

 

Miscellaneous Information

To apply: submit cover letter, resume and Town of Ipswich employment application (available www.ipswichma.gov/jobs) to Mary Gallivan, Human Resources Director via email, hr@ipswichma.gov

 

 

Apprentice Lineworker

Town of Ipswich, Ipswich, MA

[Posted 5/9/2019]

 

Town of Ipswich seeks candidates for FT union position of Apprentice Lineworker for the Ipswich Municipal Light Department.

 

Under the direct supervision of the Working Distribution foreman, the Apprentice Lineman works as part of a line crew to perform the efficient and safe construction, maintenance and repair of the overhead and underground electrical distribution system. Performs overhead and underground electrical distribution work in a progressively proficient manner.  The work requires the ability to learn the operations of a variety of light and heavy equipment and vehicles, including specialized equipment used in electrical distribution system construction and maintenance.


A complete job description and application is available: www.ipswichma.gov/jobs

 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability for professional growth and improvement.
  • Maintains passing grade in NEPPA 1st Class Line Worker training program.
  • Strong familiarity with OSHA 1910.269 requirements, National Electrical Safety Code and National Electric Code sections pertaining to electric utility work.
  • Valid Massachusetts Class B Commercial Driver’s License with airbrake endorsement.
  • Valid Massachusetts DPS Hoist Engineers License 1B.
  • Progressively increasing knowledge of and ability to perform line work.
  • Possesses thorough knowledge of the APPA Safety Manual. Maintains safe work habits by actively listening to Head Linemen and following directions.
  • Must be available for stand by duty at specified times and in cases of emergency, may be called for duty at any time.
  • Familiarity with substation equipment, maintenance and operations is preferred.
  • Familiarity with diesel engine equipment, maintenance and operations is preferred.

 

Miscellaneous Information

To apply: submit cover letter, resume and Town of Ipswich employment application (available online www.ipswichma.gov/jobs) to Mary Gallivan, Human Resources Director via email, hr@ipswichma.gov

 

 

IBEW Line Worker

Belmont Municipal Light Department, Belmont, MA

[Posted 4/22/2019]

 

Belmont Municipal Light Department (Belmont Light) is accepting applications for a First Class, Second Class, or Apprentice Line Worker.  The primary duties of the position are:

 

  • safely install, maintain and repair underground and overhead lines mains, conduits, poles and related apparatus;
  • pull in and splice cables;
  • replace transformers;
  • repair lines;
  • erect and set poles;
  • install new fuses;
  • follow switching orders;
  • climb poles and operate bucket trucks and other aerial lift equipment;
  • remove old switch gear, brushes and repairs old duct work, etc.; and
  • repair all communications, fiber optics and safety wiring for the Town.

 

The line worker will also: participate in stand-by call to respond to emergencies on a rotating basis and will respond to public inquiries; requests and complaints related to line activities; install and remove banners, holiday lighting and decorations; ensure that vehicles are properly stocked and maintained for all operations; and perform tree-trimming duties as required.

 

Candidates with a high school diploma, relevant vocational/technical training, and previous line work experience preferred. Other relevant experience also considered.  Position requires High Voltage Line Worker Certification and possession of or ability to attain a valid Class B MA Commercial Driver’s License; Class A License expected to be obtained within 12 months of hire. Subject to federal drug and alcohol testing requirements.  

 

The salary range is $26.30 to $49.43 per hour, including benefits.

 

Applications/Resumes accepted at the Town of Belmont, Human Resources Department, 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA  02478, or email humanresources@belmont-ma.gov   fax to 617-993-2741.

 

EOE

 

 

Fleet Maintenance Foreman

Town of Mansfield, Mansfield, MA

[Posted 4/18/2019]

 

The Town of Mansfield has an opening for a Fleet Maintenance Foreman. The foreman is responsible for the operation of a complex fleet maintenance process consisting of all town vehicles, police vehicles, medical/heavy duty trucks which include fire apparatus, front end loaders, backhoes and small engine repair. Supervises 2 or more employees. Qualified applicants should have a high school diploma and 5 years work experience.

 

The position is 37.5 hours at a starting rate of $25.65. The applicant must be available for snow emergencies and other emergencies at all times.

 

Click here for a full job posting and to apply.

 

 

Senior Utility Analyst

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), Reading, MA

[Posted 4/10/2019]

 

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), an electric utility located 14 miles northwest of Boston and serving 30,000 customers in the towns of Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, and Lynnfield Center has the following open position: 

  

Senior Utility Analyst

                            

This position performs duties related to the purchase and sale of electricity such as: assist with short and long term power supply planning, verify and adjust monthly purchase power billings, provide rate design assistance, assist in the design and implementation of Demand Side Management programs and in developing the cost of service study.  Additionally, you will also oversee RMLD’s ISO-New England efforts by maintaining and updating contract databases and confirm and verify bilateral contracts that we have entered into.

 

Successful candidate must have a BS in math, information science, engineering or a related discipline as determined by the RMLD.  A minimum 2-4 years’ experience as an analyst and having the ability to perform complex technical and financial analysis. You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Prior experience with project management, budget preparation and cost control is a plus.  Comprehensive knowledge in strategic resource procurement and ISO-NE Market rules and procedures is preferred. 

 

Qualified applicants should send their resume and must include their salary requirements  to: Beth-Ellen Antonio, Human Resources Manager, RMLD, 230 Ash Street, Reading, MA  01867 or e-mail bantonio@rmld.com.

 

 

Manager of Information Technology

Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative (EMEC), Calais, ME

[Posted 4/2/2019]

 

EMEC is seeking a person to be the Manger of Information Technology to lead the EMEC’s technology needs.  The position reports to the CEO and provides a great opportunity for professional growth. 

 

Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative (EMEC) is a consumer owned electric utility serving 3,000 square miles of Aroostook, Penobscot, and Washington Counties with 1,700 miles of electrical lines and 12,600 consumers.

 

This person will provide a sound and secure information technology environment that supports Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative’s business and technical requirements, including Local and Wide-area networking hardware and connectivity, server hardware/software, E-mail, backup solutions, cyber security, cloud computing, telephone systems, radio system, and policies and procedures development.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support, design, install, maintain and monitor internal and external networks
  • Support, maintain voice, radio and data systems
  • Install, support and manage servers and resolve issues as needed.
  • Implement and manage all systems, applications, security and network configurations including routers, switches, fire walls, virus protection, etc.
  • Manage the Meter Data Management System (MDMS), automated metering system, outage management system, MV-90 and related software and hardware and the integration of the systems
  • Resolve network performance issues and establish a disaster recovery plan
  • Recommend upgrades, patches and new applications and equipment
  • Work with NISC and other contractors on all software and hardware issues to maintain upgrades or troubleshoot
  • Install, maintain, support, and troubleshoot printers, workstation hardware/software as well as other authorized desktop applications and peripheral equipment
  • Diagnose, repair, maintain, and upgrade hardware and equipment (including but not limited to PCs, laptops, printers, scanners and mobile devices) to ensure optimal performance
  • Perform general preventative maintenance tasks on computers, laptops, printers, and any other authorized equipment unless prohibited by existing customer warranties
  • Maintain inventory of all equipment, software and software licenses
  • Recommend, research, and define specifications of personal computer systems and peripheral devices for cooperative use
  • Assist in purchasing, placement of orders and procurement of PCs, peripheral devices and other equipment deemed necessary
  • Provide technical support and guidance to users
  • Website monitoring and updating
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience of three or more years in network role. 
  • Experience developing and communicating technology security related policies and procedures.
  • Microsoft Server and VMware experience
  • Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching or CCNP Security
  • Knowledge of virtual computing environments
  • VEEAM Backup system knowledge
  • Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • In depth understanding of diverse computer systems and networks
  • Working knowledge of internet security and data privacy principles
  • Must be self-motivated with outstanding organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong, proven customer service and communication skills

 

It is preferable for the candidate to have the above qualifications but not all are initially required.

 

Resumes can be sent in confidence to:

 

Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Human Resources

PO Box 425

Calais, Maine  04619

 

or email to:  hr@emec.com

 

The Cooperative offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and comprehensive benefits package.

 

The Cooperative is headquartered in Calais, Maine which offers an excellent outdoor recreation opportunity. 

 

Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Controller 

Stowe Electric Department, Stowe, VT

[Posted 3/26/2019]

 

Stowe Electric Department is located in the highly desirable tourist and ski resort town of Stowe, Vermont. If you are looking to live and work in an area with beautiful mountains, great outdoor entertainment, exceptional schools and a quality of life unsurpassed - than this may be your dream position. Stowe Electric Department is a successful utility expanding into renewables and beyond. We are seeking a Controller to be accountable for the day to day financial management operations of the department. This key position includes the production of monthly and periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system process of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with GAAP and FERC regulations. We are looking for an exceptional individual that has prior utility experience and that has the ability to roll up their sleeves and hit the ground running.

 

Qualities Desired:

 

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and work in a fast past environment.
  • Advanced computer skills including Excel, Word, Outlook and Access
  • An understanding of how to navigate political processes and interact with customers, regulators and State Officials.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

 

Minimum Education & Experience required:

 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree and/or CPA with a major field of emphasis in Accounting.
  • Five or more years of experience in a controller/accountant position or in a position of leadership within an accounting department
  • Strong Managerial experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of GAAP for municipals and FERC accounting requirements.
  • Financial and analytical acumen in addition to experience with budget development.

 

Compensation:

 

  • Salary range $95,000 - $115,000.
  • Stowe Electric Department offers an extraordinarily generous benefit package with little or no expense to the employee which includes health, dental and life insurance, short & long term disability, Paid-Time-Off and holidays. In addition, SED provides each employee with a very generous employer contribution to a 401(a) tax-deferred retirement savings plan and sponsors an employee 457(b) deferred compensation plan.

 

For a complete job description and more information on the Stowe Electric Department visit www.stoweelectric.com

 

Interested parties should forward a cover letter, resume and three references to:

 

              Ellen Burt, General Manager

              Stowe Electric Department

              PO Box 190

              Stowe, VT 05672-0190

              eburt@stoweelectric.com

              cc: pwaugh@stoweelectric.com

 

 

Generation Assets Engineering Manager 

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

[Posted 3/21/2019]


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 a Generation Assets Engineering Manager who will manage the activities of the Chief Emerging Technologies Engineer, Generation Asset Engineer, Senior Engineer and the Engineering Assistant in a manner that will produce maximum results in providing service to MMWEC, and its Members and Participants. The incumbent will provide ongoing support to meet all approved objectives, policies and plans, and to fully support other managers and Business Unit Director to achieve MMWEC’s goals.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Plan, develop and recommend to the Business Unit Director of Engineering & Generation Assets annual goals to be accomplished by the Engineering Department in fulfillment of its objectives
  • Initiate/direct studies for improvements in all areas of engineering and technical asset support including but not limited to safety, environmental, construction, maintenance, service and associated training
  • Study and review MMWEC’s terms and conditions of service, MMWEC By-laws, operations and maintenance procedures, construction drawings and specifications, safety and environmental rules and regulation, and publications to keep currently informed
  • Keep informed of the latest technical developments outside of MMWEC
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of construction and materials contracts and facilitate the competitive bidding process to ensure that MMWEC receives competitive prices
  • Responsible for overall work quality, hiring, training, supervising, scheduling, prioritizing, budgeting, and employee performance evaluations for direct reports
  • Travel may be required

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering discipline from an accredited four year college or university
  • Minimum of 10 years in the power utility industry with experience in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical generation assets, five of which were in a supervisory role
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of Codes, Standards and Regulations associated with the design, construction, management, operation and maintenance of generation assets, engineering principals, operations and maintenance, materials and equipment, EPA/DEP requirements and OSHA standards.
  • Ability to respond quickly and effectively to a rapidly-changing work environment
  • Ability to understand personal and departmental role in the bigger organizational picture
  • Professional Engineering Registration in Massachusetts preferred
  • Massachusetts First Class Engineer’s license a plus

 

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://bit.ly/2OPll1y

 

Or forward your resume & salary requirements to:

 

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company

Human Resources Office

327 Moody Street

Ludlow, MA 01056

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.

 

 

Resource Specialist 

Reading Municipal Light Department, Reading, MA

[Posted 2/5/2019]

 

The Resource Specialist will be responsible for the implementation and administration of a variety of residential efficiency programs and to assist with commercial programs for the Integrated Resources Division.  This position will promote, administer and coordinate all aspects of programs offered. 

 

Successful candidate must be able to take phone calls, explain efficiency programs to customers, recommend ones that will benefit customer, determine whether criteria will be met and processing applications.  You will be responsible for program evaluation including data collection, analysis and reporting to assess strengths and weaknesses of programs.   Individual must be highly detail-oriented, flexible and work effectively under deadline pressure. 

 

You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficient spreadsheet capabilities and strong math skills with analytical analysis.  Position requires an Associate’s degree and at least two years’ utility related experience performing clerical duties and handling customer service situations.  Prior experience promoting and administering utility customer programs is highly desired.  Position resides in the Professional Union.

 

Qualified applicants should send their resume to: Beth-Ellen Antonio, Human Resources Manager, RMLD, 230 Ash Street, Reading, MA  01867 or by e-mail bantonio@rmld.com.  

 

 

Superintendent

Woodsville Water & Light Department, Woodsville, NH

[Posted 1/23/2019]

 

The Woodsville Water & Light Department is accepting applications for the position of Superintendent. This is a full-time position with full benefits. The person will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of both the electric and water departments, office billing and outside distribution crew. If interested please send a resume to:

 

Woodsville Water & Light Department

4900 Dartmouth College Highway

Woodsville, NH 03785

 

 

Leader Lineworker

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), Reading, MA

[Posted 1/17/2019]

 

The Leader Lineworker supervises and gives direction to field crew personnel in the operation, construction and maintenance of the overhead and underground distribution system including pole setting, conductor installations, transformers, capacitors, switching equipment, conduit installation, storm restoration and any other work associated with these systems. You will conduct job briefings, assign tasks for projects, work with engineers to layout workplans and timelines for crew. 

 

Additional responsibilities include directing and performing all required operational and safety inspections of vehicles, tools and equipment assigned. May perform duties of Apprentice or Journeyman Lineworker as required.

 

Successful candidate will have a minimum of five years practical experience as a ticketed journeyman lineworker or troubleworker.  Must be able to read and interpret distribution plans and diagrams, use software and computers and have knowledge of SCADA, GIS, Work Order Management System and mobile work equipment.  

 

Candidate must be able to perform moderately heavy physical work indoors and outdoors in any weather and working conditions for extended periods of time and climb poles or structures with appropriate PPE on.  Must have a valid CDL A driver’s license and hoisting license.  

 

Qualified applicants should send their resume to Beth-Ellen Antonio, Human Resources Manager, RMLD, 230 Ash Street, Reading, MA  01867 or e-mail bantonio@rmld.com.

 

 

Senior Electrical Engineer

American Electrical Testing Co., LLC, Foxboro, MA

[Posted 12/05/2018]

 

American Electrical Testing Co., LLC (AET) is looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer that can take a project and see it to completion.  The company has an interactive and outgoing team of Professional Engineering and Field Service Technicians with knowledge and skill sets that complement one another.  The work we perform is engaging, and ranges over an array of applications and customers. The requirements for this position include:

 

  • BSEE (Power Systems preferred)
  • EIT certification (PE not required, preferred, but must be eligible)
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in the electrical power industry (hands-on/field experience a plus)
  • Experience in an engineering environment designing and specifying high voltage construction, inspection, testing of facilities and equipment
  • Design, analysis, control, operation and / or protection of utility equipment
  • Knowledge of protective relaying, controls, SCADA and protection applications, protective device coordination, setting and programming of electromechanical and electronic relays including SEL, Basler, ABB, GE, Cooper
  • Design experience of transmission, distribution and Generator Interconnect Substations
  • Design experience of overhead/underground medium voltage distribution systems
  • Knowledge of ASPEN, SKM, EasyPower, ETAP or other utility based software programs
  • Experience with equipment ranging from 2KV thru 500KV upward
  • Ability to perform job tasks in the office as well as the field
  • Ability to interact with clients and develop technical reports in a clear and concise manner
  • Willing to work as project lead or provide supporting role on projects
  • Proficiency of computers using Microsoft programs, AutoCAD, project management software, etc.

 

Please contact John Fattore, AET Staffing Specialist: jfattore@aetco.us  (781) 821-0122

 

 

First Class Substation Worker

Liberty Utilities, Londonderry, NH

[Posted 11/27/2018]

 

MANDATE:

 

Be proficient in all aspects of substation work in the Operations and Maintenance Department for the purpose of providing safe and reliable construction, maintenance and operations of substations, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA), line switching and voltage control equipment as well as urban/commercial underground electric distribution systems. Be able to operate test and maintain transformers, reclosers, breakers, relays, batteries and manually and electronically controlled gang operated switches. Position will be required to assist in the training, construction, operation, testing and maintenance of substation equipment. This position will be required to perform duties in Liberty Utilities Substations in both the Lebanon and Salem, NH areas.

 

OUTLINE OF DUTIES:

 

  • Be proficient in all aspects of substation, testing, maintenance and construction activities necessary to maintain a reliable electric system such as transformers, relays, breakers, pole top reclosers, regulators and regulator controls, capacitor and capacitor controls, battery and battery chargers as well as other devices and controls associated with substations.
  • Be proficient in maintaining and performing inspection and maintenance procedures on T&D line switching devices, voltage regulators, pole top reclosers, electronic controlled capacitor devices, substation equipment, and urban/commercial underground equipment.
  • Be proficient in monthly substation Visual and Operational inspections assuring any abnormalities are corrected for reliability of equipment performance. Perform thermographic inspections and reporting. Perform, update, and maintain test and work procedures as required.
  • Be proficient in the maintenance of SCADA equipment, communication link to substation or production facility, remote terminal unit (RTU), and interposing wiring to controlled devices. Monitor, verify and maintain the accuracy of SCADA commands, statuses and programed functions.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Associates Degree in Electrical Technology or company approved educational equivalent such as Northwest Lineman College Substation Certificate and two or more years of substation work experience.
  • Ability to work on all tools associated with substation maintenance and construction.
  • Possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License from the state in which they reside.
  • Ensure all work activities are performed in accordance with Company, State and Federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Perform duties and establish relationships in accordance with the Company’s Core Principles.
  • Ability to operate computer software programs such as MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must be available to work overtime when needed and/or during times of system emergencies.

 

Please apply at: https://algonquin.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a27p2ka5kl7h?  

 

 

Journeyman Lineperson

Fishers Island Utility Company, Fishers Island, NY

[Posted 10/1/2018]

 

Position Title: Journeyman Lineperson

Department:   Utilities - Electric Division

Reports to:     Electric Operations Superintendent

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

Approved By:  President


Summary:

 

Performs work according to applicable Federal and State safety regulations as well as Fishers Island Utilities safety regulations.


ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Must currently be a Journeyman Lineman
  • Must meet driver qualification requirements including the possession of a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
  • Must be capable of performing all aspects of electric overhead and underground construction and maintenance
  • Complete all related paperwork in a timely manner
  • Must be available for emergency call-outs for overtime assignments
  • Will be required to actively participate in training and retraining programs
  • Must have effective communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Must be self-motivated, work well with others, possess a positive attitude, have a commitment to work safely, provide consistent quality customer service, create customer satisfaction and work productively

 

Perform the duties of lineman classification involving overhead and underground electric distribution systems.

 

Special Instructions:

 

  1. The successful candidate must have the physical ability, endurance, and desire to perform potentially strenuous outdoor work, at all times of the day and night, and under various weather conditions.
  2. The successful applicant will be expected to respond to emergency callouts after normal work hours and on weekends.
  3. The successful candidate must be able to perform safe, proficient, and effective pole-climbing.
  4. Applicants must be self-motivated, work well with others, have a positive attitude and be committed to working safely and productively.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Must be able to stand for long periods of time on varied surfaces. Must be able to move freely, including ability to stoop, crawl, climb and bend at the knees and waist. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing. May be required to work long and unpredictable hours in times of emergencies or outages. Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather.


This is a full-time 40 hour work week position with 1 week on-call every 3 weeks.


The Benefits package is generous and includes health, optional dental, a generously matched 401k and life insurance. Relocation reimbursement is available. Subsidized housing on the island may be available.


About Fishers Island

 

Surrounded by natural beauty. To the north, you’ll find Fishers Island Sound, with Block Island Sound & Long Island Sound to the southeast and west.


The fishing in and around Fishers is some of the best and most challenging on the East Coast. Some of the prettiest beaches on the Sound grace Fishers Island’s coastline. Large amounts of land are in a nature preserve trust.


Enjoy walking trails that loop through prairie grasses, woodlands, wetlands and ocean settings that are havens to birds, animals and rare flora.

Interested? Send your resume and/or contact information to rdurishin@voiceglance.com

Fishers Island Utility Company is an equal opportunity employer that is dedicated to create a diverse environment. All qualified candidates will receive due consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.