-Client is seeking a Customer Design Engineering Technician Associate
-Responsible to the assigned supervisor to perform technical work and related activities associated with the planning, engineering, design, analysis, research, development, testing, construction, maintenance and operation of Company equipment and facilities.
-Communication and interpersonal skills: communicates effectively, both orally and in writing with internal and external customers; assists in the preparation of technical reports and papers; demonstrates the ability to be a team player; relates to people in an open, friendly, and sincere manner.
-Decision making and business awareness characteristics: develops decision-making skills based on sound judgment and job knowledge; develops an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the local organizational unit.
-Leadership and guidance: performs work activities as assigned and coached by higher level employees; demonstrates ability to work with others in supplying information and seeking assistance as necessary.
-Planning and organization ability: plans work in accordance with the client's standard planning practices; prioritizes routine work to meet the demands of the company; maintains accurate records.
-Problem solving and initiative: applies technical knowledge and experience in resolving problems encountered in assigned work; uses initiative in looking for opportunities to improve the process and increase job knowledge/technical skills; seeks out, compiles, analyzes, and interprets information necessary to perform work activities and solve problems.
-Performing technical work and related activities associated with the planning, engineering, design, analysis, research, development, testing, construction, maintenance and operation of Company equipment and facilities.
-Establishing Residential/Commercial/Industrial customer service by interacting with customers to determine electrical needs with respect to new services, service upgrades, facility relocations, etc. Once the customer's needs are determined, designing the facilities needed to meet the needs of the customer. Determining what, if any, costs are to be passed onto the customer and billing them accordingly.
-Contacting the Project Design Group for advice on system improvements needed to serve new loads and other issues as needed.
-Obtaining simple easements for projects and consulting with the Western Ohio Right of Way Agent to obtain more complex easements.
-Preparing required orders, obtain right of way, etc. to implement recommended system improvements such as capacity improvements, pole replacements, recloser reconditioning, etc.
-Participating in storm restoration work - specifically assessment of storm damage (once adequate field experience has been gained). This may require travel within the State of Ohio and out of the State of Ohio.
-Learning and understanding the client's Distribution Standards, NESC Codes, OSHA Rules, client Accounting Practices, CIAC Rules, client Tariffs and Safety Rules and Procedures.
-Learning and becoming proficient in the use of: Microsoft Outlook, LD Pro, Smallworld, Fieldview, PDS, EEMS, TLM, STORMS, OPS, JERI, CAD and other Microsoft applications.
-Technician will spend a portion of their time in the field in all types of weather conditions. Overtime will be expected as requested.
-Depending on assignment, may be required to work on customer facilities in remote or rough terrain. Must have the physical capabilities to perform all work assignments.
-Job may entail some travel and exposure to situations that require the knowledge, understanding, and adherence to applicable safety procedures. May require extended hours to accomplish assigned tasks to meet work requirements and schedules.
-Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license. Must meet all vehicle operation requirements as designated by federal and/or state law.
-A contract technician will be required to utilize their personal vehicle for work related transportation.
-Associate Degree preferably in Electrical/Electronic/Civil Engineering Technology or a minimum of 4 years of related utility industry work experience.
-Possesses some technical knowledge of the design of electrical distribution systems as acquired from an Engineering Technology degree.
-Possesses basic computer literacy, knowledge, and skills.