Engineering Field Representative

Monthly Salary: $5,215 – $6,519 per month DOE

Closing Date: November 5, 2020

Supervisor: Zachary Hudspeth, Engineer

An Engineering Field Representative (EFR) is responsible for the design and staking of service extensions, minor system improvements and upgrades, and ordinary replacements. The EFR works closely with customers, contractors, developers and other District personnel to ensure that District facilities are properly installed.

Qualifications

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have earned a high school diploma or G.E.D; an associate’s degree is preferred. This position requires good computer skills, excellent customer service skills and an ability to portray a positive view of the District in sometimes confrontational situations. Familiarity with construction standards and practices is preferred. Must have the ability to read and understand various technical codes, regulations, and standards such as RUS, NESC, and NEC. An ability to read maps and blueprints is essential. Experience in Microsoft Office in a business environment, including Excel, Word, and Outlook is preferred. A demonstrated work ethic and team-work skills, professionalism, desire to provide a superior customer care experience, pleasant and efficient telephone and verbal communication style, basic math skills, and business writing abilities are required. Attention to detail and ability to multi-task are essential to this position.

Work is performed equally in both office and field environments. Work in the office environment is sedentary in nature, requiring the ability to communicate and enter and retrieve data on a computer. Work in the field environment may require bending, climbing, standing, twisting, and walking over uneven terrain with possible exposure to dust, pollen, aggressive animals, traffic, and fumes. Field work may be performed in adverse weather conditions such as snow, rain, flooding, summer heat, etc. Other hazards may be encountered such as brush, mud, obstacles, debris, holes, fences, and open trenches. When in the field, a moderate amount of driving is required. A valid Oregon driver’s license is required within 30 days.


To Apply

The required fillable application is located on our website, or contact Tillamook PUD at 1115 Pacific Avenue, PO Box 433, Tillamook OR 97141 or e-mail.A cover letter and one letter of recommendation are required. All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing date.


Eligibility

Under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Tillamook PUD requires any person hired or rehired to provide evidence of identity and eligibility for employment on the date of hire.
Tillamook PUD is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.
Tillamook People's Utility District

Job Description

Position Title: Engineering Field Representative
Department: Engineering
Supervisor: Engineering Supervisor, Distribution
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Salary Grade: Grade 62
Date Updated: 10/13/2020 by Shane Stuart

Job Summary

Engineering Field Representative is responsible for the design and staking of service extensions, minor system improvements and upgrades and ordinary replacements.  The Engineering Field Representative works closely with customers, contractors, developers and other District personnel to ensure that District facilities are properly designed and installed.


Functions

Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

  • Design and stake both overhead and underground customer service extensions and minor distribution system improvements; prepare all related paperwork, including cost estimates and staking sheets; work with homeowners, contractors, and electricians to ensure that service requirements are met and projects are in compliance with all pertinent codes and District policies; assist in major system improvements as directed; design and stake corrections for system violations.
  • Perform load checks and determine the adequacy of existing or proposed distribution facilities.
  • Secure easements necessary for District facilities; check partial release of easement for existing or proposed sanitary drain fields; prepare and submit applications for occupancy of road right-of-ways; provide assistance to other utilities in the correction of code violations and new additions.
  • Maintain accurate records of the work performed, including contract records and billings, and relevant communications.
  • Perform field checks to ensure the District’s facilities are installed and maintained in a safe and reliable manner. Update documents based on as-built conditions.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age and have earned a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
  • Within thirty (30) days of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver’s license.
  • Must have the ability to read and understand various technical codes, regulations, and standards such as RUS, NESC, and NEC.
  • Experience in the electric utility industry is a plus.

Professional Competencies:

Knowledge of:

Rural Utility Service (RUS) design and construction specifications; the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) or code stipulations, and the National Electrical Code (NEC); legal descriptions, PUD policies, easements, and the permit application process; basic math.

Skill in:

The use of personal computers and standard office equipment; the use of staking software; the use of Microsoft Office; data entry and retrieval; and surveying.

Ability to:

Read maps and blueprints; prepare estimates, staking sheets and construction sketches; communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; identify and solve problems; compose and maintain accurate records, reports and statistical data; work both collaboratively and independently to meet established deadlines; maintain good working relationships with other employees, representatives of federal, state and other public agencies, contractors, engineers, and the public.


Typical Physical Demands / Working Conditions

Work is performed equally in both office and field environments.  Work in the office environment is sedentary in nature, requiring the ability to process oral communication and the ability to enter and read information on a computer.  Work in the field environment may require bending, climbing, crawling, stretching, pulling, pushing, standing, twisting, and traversing uneven terrain.  There may be exposure to dust, pollen, aggressive animals, traffic, and fumes.  Field work may be performed in adverse weather conditions such as snow, rain, flooding, summer heat, etc.  Other hazards may be encountered such as brush, mud, obstacles, debris, holes, fences, and open trenches.  When in the field, a significant amount of driving is required.


Supervisory Controls

This classification works under the supervision of the Distribution Engineering Supervisor.  The employee is expected to use judgment in interpreting and applying established policies and guidelines and recognizing issues that require higher-level review.  The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope of projects and is expected to resolve procedural and technical problems independently.  Work is reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure soundness of decisions and actions.


Guidelines

The work is governed by established design and construction specifications, and national codes, as well as State and local rules, regulations and ordinances.  Guidelines are numerous, but they will apply to most situations.  Employee must use judgment in interpreting and applying standards; significant deviations are referred to the supervisor.

Request for accommodations will be reviewed on an individual basis.
The above is not meant to be all-inclusive and requirements may change according to the demands of this position.

Job Details

Category
Status
open
Published
October 14, 2020
Closing
November 05, 2020