Associate Degree required in Electrical/Electronic Technology or Computer Science. Six (6) years directly related progressively responsible post high school experience and participation in the State of Virginia Apprenticeship Program may substitute for degree.
Six years (6) experience working with SCADA and Load Management/AMR computers, personal computers, peripherals, programs, with emphasis on all related substation and downline field equipment. Six years (6) experience in telecommunications systems (fiber optic splicing, fusion splicing, testing, termination, fiber installation, telephone, microwave, WAN, LAN and two-way radio field) required.
Must have a thorough knowledge of electronics and high voltage safety practices. Must have thorough operating knowledge of SCADA and Load Management/AMR Systems as installed (hardware and software). Must have thorough operating knowledge of all Cooperative telecommunications equipment as installed. Must have a working knowledge of electronics and electrical systems. Must have a thorough knowledge of electronic operated power equipment, reclosers, regulators, and transformers. Must possess basic computer skills, to include a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including, but not limited to: Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint as required by job responsibilities.
ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Must have the ability to operate fiber optic fusion splice equipment as well as fiber optic test equipment. Must have the ability to learn computer programming/database administration relative to SCADA and Load Management/AMR systems. Must have the ability to install, test, and troubleshoot Cooperative owned telecommunications equipment. Must be able to communicate with the general public. Must develop and document procedures relative to SCADA, Load Management, AMR, and Telecommunications systems. Must have valid State of Virginia driver's license. Perform other duties as assigned.
Generally field environments with periodic work in the electronics shop or in the office. Must be willing to work in all weather conditions. Subject to on call 24-hour, 7-day periods, data circuit troubles, dispatcher assistance, and outages.
About Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
REC'S mission is to enhance the lives of the members and communities we serve by providing safe, reliable and affordable electric service as good stewards of the environment.
REC is a member-owned utility that provides electric service to over 165,000 connections in portions of 22 Virginia counties. The Cooperative was formed in 1980 after the consolidation of two cooperatives, Virginia Electric Cooperative in Bowling Green and Northern Piedmont Electric Cooperative in Culpeper. The Cooperative's general office is in Spotsylvania County.
REC operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The Cooperative serves a variety of residential, commercial and industrial accounts. REC provides the electricity for such familiar names as Kings Dominion Amusement Park, Equinix, Inc., Merillat Industries, General Electric, Axalta, Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and Southeastern Container, Inc.
The Cooperative is guided by a board of directors, also member-owners of REC, and who are elected by REC's other members during the annual meeting. Directors serve three-year terms.
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