The duties listed below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. The Engineering Technician shall be required to perform any other duties assigned in order to fulfill the objective of the Cooperative.
Perform work in a safe manner for themselves and all employees and in accordance with Cooperative Operating Procedures
Install, maintain, troubleshoot and test single and polyphase metering applications
Installs, diagnoses and repairs SCADA equipment
Installs, diagnoses and repairs AMI (Automatic Metering) equipment
Maintains meters, reclosers, regulators, capacitors, switches and breakers. Repairs, rebuilds, tests and calibrates hydraulic and electronic devices on these units. Prepares the necessary reports, logs and documentation.
Maintains MVEC radio systems and telephone system
Perform testing of metering equipment in accordance with Cooperative’s metering test schedule and ensure equipment is operating within acceptable tolerances.
Test, maintain and repair all substation equipment. Prepares the necessary reports, logs and documentation.
Inspect and document inspections for substation equipment and distribution automation equipment in accordance with Cooperative maintenance and inspection schedules.
Programs and tests electronic controls for regulators and reclosers
Assist with member power quality investigations by working with member to understand concern, installing appropriate monitoring equipment, interpret results and create final reports
Conducts safety inspections on vehicles, tools and safety equipment as needed
Maintain work order paperwork for inventory purposes
Inspects work after completion to ensure that it has been done in accordance with applicable specifications and codes
Complies with all traffic laws, safety rules and regulations while operating assigned vehicle. Should at all times look out for the safety of the vehicle, its occupants and its load.
Assist with the installation, repair and maintenance of Cooperative property and facilities as needed.
To perform this job successfully, it is required an individual must be able to perform the duties listed in the job description. They must be able to maintain records required to document work done an for accounting of time and materials. Must be able to operate assigned equipment. Must be proficient in first aid methods and artificial respiration.
Must be able to read and interpret wiring diagrams, equipment manuals, electrical maps and other similar materials. Should have basic knowledge of substation equipment; single phase and polyphase metering equipment. Should have a working knowledge of National Electric Code and and National Electric Safety Code.
Must be able to work and communicate with a variety of people under varying circumstances. Should be resourceful and able to complete assignments with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
This position must have the ability to read, analyze and interpret technical manuals as well as the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and co-workers.
Mathematical Skills/Computer Skills
Basic math skills are required as well as proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form; ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions.
Required licensing or certifications
About Maquoketa Valley Electric Coop
We are one of the largest electric cooperatives in the state of Iowa, providing electric and internet/phone services to 14,000 members in nine east central Iowa counties. With more than 80 years of experience serving local communities, we continue to provide 24/7 service that is safe, affordable, and reliable.
We add value to our members by:
Ensuring electric service is available 99.998% of the time.
Providing electric service at cost.
Deploying MVlink, a smart grid fiber network that connects electronic line equipment and substations to shorten power outages, while also offering you the highest internet speeds available in Iowa along with a quality VoIP telephone service.
Respecting the environment by delivering electricity generated from 60% emission and carbon-free resources.
Returning profits to our members through capital credits.
Operating locally with nine directors who are also members, hiring linemen who live in your neighborhood, and providing real people to talk to during business hours.
Supporting our communities through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer hours.
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