Looking for a challenging job that allows you to make a difference in your community? Enjoy working with the public? Is safety your #1 priority? Do you want to work in a fast-paced, structured environment maintaining electrical systems with a great team? If this appeals to you, then this job may be for you! CHELCO is accepting applications for a Line Technician to work primarily on Eglin AFB/Eglin Reservation and a Line Technician to be based primarily in CHELCO’s Okaloosa and Walton counties service area.
CHELCO is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative employing more than 150 people and serving more than 61,000 service locations in Walton, Okaloosa, Holmes and Santa Rosa counties in the panhandle of Florida to include ownership, operation, and maintenance of the electrical distribution and transmission systems on Eglin AFB. The cooperative owns and maintains 4,529 miles of line.
Basic Job Details
In this position, the Line Technician safely constructs and maintains CHELCO’s overhead and underground electric distribution system. Duties include, but aren’t limited to:
Safely construct and maintain overhead and underground distribution circuits, both energized and de-energized.
Safely operate all associated equipment required in construction and maintenance of overhead and underground distribution systems.
Safely operate all specialized equipment required, i.e. regulators, substation reclosers, etc., in the maintenance of electrical distribution systems.
Ensures CHELCO’s reliability by participating in the standby program and ensures system operations during weekends and after business hours on a rotational basis.
Assists with emergency response and disaster recovery efforts for natural disasters and major storms, as needed.
Must be able to obtain approval for access to the military installation Eglin AFB.
High School diploma or equivalent and must have completed and passed CHELCO’s Apprentice Line Technician State Registered Apprenticeship Program or a CHELCO approved Apprentice Line Technician Program.
Experience with USAF electrical system, preferred.
Must have a Florida CDL driver license or be able to obtain one and have a safe driver record. The work environment involves risks which require special safety precautions. Protective equipment such as FR clothing, masks, coats, boots, goggles, gloves or shields is required. Must reside within CHELCO’s service territory or in areas directly abutting that service territory, to include all of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, eastern areas of Santa Rosa County, western sections of Holmes, and southern sections of Covington and Geneva counties in Alabama to ensure system reliability and maintain quick response times.
Must be available to perform duties for emergency response and storm restoration and be available for after-hours work and the stand-by program. May work weekends and/or erratic hours during major storms and/or outages.
The selected candidate should have an effective working knowledge of the Cooperative system and service area. Effective working knowledge of construction standards, rates, and service rules and regulations. Knowledge of the following is also required:
Knowledge of NESC, NEC, OSHA, and local, state, and federal codes.
Computers — knowledge of computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
English language —Ability to converse with internal and/or external customers in English.
Customer Service — courteously and tactfully communicates with members and the public.
Judgment and Decision Making — Must be able to use judgment and decision making based on set criteria.
CHELCO may consider hiring a higher class Line Technician depending upon the selected candidate’s experience, knowledge, and abilities.
Applications will be accepted from January 9, 2020 until 4:30 pm Feb 3. The application can be accessed online at http://www.chelco.com/careers click on the job title to complete and submit an application. Resumes may be submitted only if an application has been submitted. Contact Human Resources, 850-307-1127 with questions. Drug-Free Workplace-EOE-M/F/Disability/Veteran.