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Staking Technician ll

Girard, KS
Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Heartland has a position available for a Staking Technician II at our Girard, KS location. 

Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Heartland) is an innovative electric cooperative that is focused creating value for its consumer-members for the next 80 years by completing projects that will increase electric reliability and improve efficiencies at the cooperative.
Being a mid-sized electric cooperative, our electric systems staff is asked to do many tasks. This position will help build the next generation electric system and requires an individual who is curious, innovative, self-driven, and highly motivated. No two days will be the same at Heartland.

Primary Accountabilities:
You will be tasked with overseeing the design and field staking of new power lines, system upgrades for new-to-replace-old projects, meet with new customers to design the new services, and also maintain the electronic maps of the cooperative in its geographic information system (GIS). All these together will allow Heartland to continue to provide its consumer members with affordable, reliable service.
Experience and Education:
3-5 years of experience with electric line design preferred, or applicable experience in surveying and/or drafting. Must have and maintain a valid Kansas drivers license. High school diploma or equivalent required. Two-year electrical or engineering degree is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Some of the responsibilities you will have at the cooperative:
  • Design, estimate, and stake all new services & system improvement projects
  • Schedule and keep appointments with consumer-members for new construction, upgrading or conversions of facilities, and relocation or removal of existing facilities.
  • Complete field reviews of projects in progress to verify design and construction standards are followed.
  • Develop new best practices to simplify the process of designing of new power lines.
  • Operate the staking software and data processing equipment as needed to draft staking sheets and produce material pick list for construction projects.
  • Maintain, correct, and update distribution system circuit diagram and maps using the cooperative’s geographic information system (GIS).
  • Consult with developers to provide for mutually agreeable conditions for the installation of electric facilities in areas to be developed.  Coordinate the installation of facilities with other utilities.
  • Ensure that all system construction is done in accordance with RUS and NESC standards
  • Work continually towards self-development to maintain professional and technical knowledge.
Physical Demands:
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear.
  • Frequently lifts and/or moves up to twenty-five (25) pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Speaking to others to convey information effectively.
Work environment:
  • Outdoor work required in a variety of weather conductions, including extreme cold and extreme heat, in addition to normal office working conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, electrical hazards, fumes, or airborne particles, and vibration. Moderate noise level.
  • Occasionally required to work outside of normal work hours will be required.
Heartland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers an excellent retirement plan, employee benefit programs and competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications.

Interested parties are to direct inquires to Heartland’s Human Resources department and submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) three professional references; and (4) salary expectation. All applications must be received by February 17, 2020. 

Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
110 N. Enterprise Drive
PO Box 40, Girard, KS 66743
​or by email to: hr@heartland-rec.com

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