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Fiber Network Field Technician 
Director of Engineering


 

Fiber Network Field Technician

Supervisor: Manager of Broadband Services

Supervision Given: None

Location: Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative Headquarters, Stigler, OK

Summary of Duties:
Responsible for fiber optic splicing and maintenance and installation of customer services on our fiber network at the home/business, as well as maintenance of network systems including hardware and software and other data and voice communications to provide optimum data and voice services. This position will also perform quality control on outside drop and installation contractors.

Specific Duties:

  • Fiber optic splicing (fusion and mechanical).
  • Fiber optic troubleshooting, including OTDR and light meter readings.
  • Perform construction and maintenance related duties of fiber optic lines including buried and aerial drops and network extensions.
  • Use Interpersonal skills for interaction with customers for installation requirements and issue resolution.
  • Provide construction of and/or oversight of and perform quality control of external drop and splicing contractors.
  • Experience with bucket truck, trenching, and plowing equipment.
  • Can work from heights including pole, ladder, and bucket truck.
  • Able to work in inclement weather.
  • Operate company vehicles safely.
  • Preserves confidentiality of company issues when relating to staff, customers, and public.
  • Supports the core values, bylaws, guidelines, policies and philosophies of the company at all times.
  • Perform other duties assigned to fulfill the objectives of the company.

Educational Requirements & Qualifications:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should have the following education, competencies, and experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent + 5 years’ experience; or college or post high school education in related field plus 1-5 years’ experience.
  • Must possess Class A Commercial Driver’s License
  • May be required to work near energized power lines/equipment. Electrical linework experience a plus.
  • Experience in a server or network role, with some knowledge in networking and server administration a plus.
  • Understanding of telecommunications and fiberoptics construction, drop construction, fiber splicing, and home construction/remodeling.
  • Must have general PC and tablet operating skills. Must be able to operate and navigate electronic maps.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and plan/organize work to meet deadlines, all with a high degree of accuracy with attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with demonstrated problem-solving abilities.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work as a team player.
  • Preferred knowledge of:
  • Windows Server
  • Linux
  • LAN/WAN
  • TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP
  • Fiber and copper cabling
  • Firewalls
  • Cisco routing, switches, telephony, and security devices - IOS
  • VoIP including Latency and Jitter management
  • QOS
  • Routing protocols
  • Server virtualization
  • GPS
  • SSL
  • VPN
  • VLAN
  • Broadcast and multicast traffic
  • GPON fiber technologies

Working Conditions:

  • Field or office working conditions and required to work in all types of weather.
  • Some irregular hours and travel may be required.
  • Heavy lifting and strenuous tasks required.
  • Will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

Important:

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor.

This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, and working schedules.

It is understood that this job description and any other company documents are not contracts of employment, and that any individual who is hired may voluntarily leave employment upon proper notice, and may be terminated by the employer at any time for any reason. It is understood that any oral or written statements to the contrary are hereby expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon by any prospective or existing employee.


Director of Engineering

Position Description: Director of Engineering

Job Title: Director of Engineering

Supervisor: General Manager

Supervises: Staking Engineers, Engineering Tech, AMR/GIS Administrator, Assistant AMR/GIS Administrator, Engineering Aide

Location: Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative Headquarters, Stigler, OK

Summary of Duties:

To manage the Engineering Department to provide maximum efficiency in providing electric and broadband services to members, designing the optimum electric system consistent with good economics, safe practices, current laws, codes and sound engineering principles while in accordance with established objectives, policies, budgets and plans of Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative.

Specific Duties:

  • Develop and/or coordinate the four-year construction work plan outlining necessary system upgrades and expenditures. Presents to the General Manager, Board of Trustees for approval.
  • Develop and maintain current engineering model (WindMil).
  • Perform system protection and coordination studies to ensure a safe and reliable distribution system.
  • If PE licensed, perform work order inspections to confirm all construction is done in accordance with RUS specifications and NESC requirements. Sign 219 forms to be submitted to RUS for loan funds.
  • Responsible for metering and meter inventory.
  • Trouble shoot any issues related to the AMR (Automated Meter Reading) system.
  • Handle power quality issues and high bill complaints as necessary.
  • Program and place voltage regulating equipment, reclosing equipment and capacitor equipment.
  • Assist in developing the Capital and O&M budgets on an annual basis. Also required to manage the engineering portion of these budgets.
  • Insure proper system design and construction in accordance with RUS Bulletins and specifications, construction standards, good operating and engineering practice by review of staking sheets and work order inspections.
  • Direct and assist with updates to the GIS (Geographic Information System) to ensure an up to date and accurate mapping system and database.
  • Directs the administration of the Joint Pole Use Contracts and billing. Approves all new attachments ensuring necessary pole strengths and clearance as required by the NESC.
  • Coordinate and oversee pole inspection program and import results into GIS system.
  • Directs the securing of necessary easements and permits for projects and properly filing executed documents.
  • Direct and assist the AMR/GIS Administrator to ensure accurate billing data.
  • Provide training to all engineering employees to ensure they are up to date with current technologies and developments.
  • Oversees distributed generation applications.
  • Implement and oversee Cookson Hills Line Extension policy as well as determine allowable expenditures for new commercial loads.
  • Assist in assigning proper rate tariffs to accounts and will also assist in developing any new rate schedules.
  • Work with and coordinate with consulting engineers as needed.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering strongly preferred.
  • 5-10 years utility experience and supervision preferred.
  • Electric cooperative background preferred.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer preferred.

Skill Requirements:

  • Must have a good attitude and always act in a courteous manner towards Cookson Hills Electric’s members and fellow employees. Must promote goodwill and safety in the workplace.
  • Must have good communications skills and keep employees as well as other departments informed of project status and goals. Will work very closely with Chief Financial Officer, Director of Operations, Purchasing Agent and customer service and accounting personnel.
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Must have a valid Oklahoma Drivers License. Some travel within the Cookson Hills Electric system, as well as other locations for required training/conferences, will be required.

Working Conditions:

  • Majority of work will be in the office. There will be some limited travel required for training and meetings as needed and directed. May be some overtime required during emergency conditions or as needed.
  • Field work will also be required for inspections and equipment programming.

Important:

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor.

This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, and working schedules.

It is understood that this job description and any other company documents are not contracts of employment, and that any individual who is hired may voluntarily leave employment upon proper notice, and may be terminated by the employer at any time for any reason. It is understood that any oral or written statements to the contrary are hereby expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon by any prospective or existing employee.


“Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”


 

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