Assist with the installation, operation and maintenance of substation equipment and specialized distribution equipment.
Duties & Responsibilities
Including the following (Other duties may be assigned):
Assist, with supervision, in the use, installation and maintenance of:
Circuit protector devices
Substations including- meter reading, switching, grounds keeping, battery maintenance, and pump spill containment reservoirs, etc.
Operate, with supervision, aerial devices and ladders near energized lines or equipment
Trace radio and television interference problems associated with electric lines
Operate radio equipment as directed, abiding by the Federal Communication Commission and Bandera Electric rules and regulations
Prepare and distribute miscellaneous reports as required and ensure that all reports are timely complied and delivered to immediate supervisor
Cordially and efficiently handle and assist others in dealing with member/ employee questions and complaints
Position requires working indoors and outdoors under varying weather conditions. (Temperatures from 32 degrees or below to 100 degrees and above.) Perform work in outdoor weather conditions where risk of fire or explosion and/ or risk of electric shock. Perform where fumes or air-borne particles and/or toxic or caustic chemicals and/or blood-borne pathogens and/or risk of radiation and/or prolonged exposure to vibration.
Work out of bucket trucks and climb ladders (candidate must take into consideration the maximum weight supporting capacity of such devices).
Work on or new high voltages with supervision. Work routinely on energized secondary and primary circuits and equipment.
Occasional overtime required. May be assigned on call duty. Irregular hours that include nights, weekends and holidays. Also subject to working trouble calls when needed. Traveling outside the service area and overnight travel, when required. Working under stressful situations and within tight timelines.
Tobacco free work environment
Stand, walk, lift or exert force up to 50lbs., reach or stretch, climb or balance, crouch or stoop, use close vision, distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception, and focusing ability. Operate test equipment and read scales, turn knobs, and operate switches. Load and unload equipment utilizing boom truck, forklift, hoist, winch or rope blocks.
High School diploma or equivalent
Specific Training requirements are:
(TEC) OSHA 29CFR-1910 General Industry- Card/ Certificate Training (10hr)
(TEC) Hotline courses
(TEC) Troubleshooting School (Transformers)
SWEMA Meter School
Perform the "Hurt Man Rescue" (Pole top & Bucket truck) in 4 minutes or less
(BEC) Lock out- Tag out and switching training
(TEC) Basics of Organizational Dynamics or available school as approved by supervisor
Must have Texas issued Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
Must have the capability to set-up and operate the following equipment:
Must have the ability to operate Cooperative vehicles and equipment in non-hazardous weather conditions
Proficient with technology and use of computers
About Bandera Electric Cooperative
Bandera Electric Cooperative proudly distributes electricity to more than 27,000 members and more than 35,000 active meters across seven counties in Central Texas. Roughly 120 employees operate and maintain more than 4,600 miles of power lines.
BEC's mission is to enhance the quality of life by providing highly reliable electric and other related services, that are valued by our members, at the lowest possible cost.
As a cooperative, we are locally owned and operated by the members we serve. BEC is democratically governed by a board of directors elected by our members to represent their voice in the business of the cooperative. The board ensures the cooperative is legally and ethically run according to its bylaws and code of ethics.
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