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(7/26/2014) Generation Resource Planner Position Summary The purpose of this position is to provide power supply planning and operational studies and analysis to support the reliable and economic dispatch of SMEPA's generation resources. Essential Job Functions · Develops and maintains modeling data and software packages required to accurately model generation resources and associated components for corporate modeling. · Participates in the development of one-ownership studies to determine the most economical generation service alternative to SMEPA member systems delivery points. · Develops long-range generation resource studies and construction work plans to meet SMEPA and RUS requirements. · Develops specialized studies and analysis to determine the most economic, efficient, and effective utilization and expansion of SMEPA generation resources. · Supports and evaluates potential long-term and short-term RFP processes for new generation resource additions and provides all analysis and documentation required by management and RUS. · Supports the SMEPA budgeting process and all other internal functions that use production costing and modeling simulations. · Represents SMEPA on MISO committees and working groups as assigned. · Supports MISO processes by providing generation data updates for market studies as required. · Assists in the MISO/SMEPA FTR process. · Prepares reports to ensure that proper and complete documentation of all study analyses are maintained. · Prepares reports, presentations, and other supporting data as required by Management. · Performs other duties as assigned. Education and Experience Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering required with at least three years' experience in the electric power generation and transmission industry preferred. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required · Strong working knowledge of detailed operation of an electric power system · Working knowledge of production cost modeling, generation resource economics and unit commitment. · Must be able to interpret involved contracts such as Power Purchase Agreements, Marketing Agreements, and Interconnection Agreements. · Strong working knowledge of Engineering Economics and mathematics. · Must have good judgment, initiative, thoroughness, organizational skills, confidence, and the ability to understand complex interactions. · Working knowledge of data management, including database and spreadsheet applications, with the ability to use moderately complex models or specialized computer applications. · Ability to apply advanced analysis methodologies, interpret and present findings in a clear, concise manner, including the creation and use of tables, charts and graphics to summarize results. · Ability to plan and set priorities. · Must be able to work effectively in a team environment. · Must be able to exercise discretion on sensitive matters · Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. Apply Here:

(7/25/2014) JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN - Johnson City, TN, Power Board has an opening for a Journeyman Lineman. This position assists in setting, tamping and climbing poles with energized and de-energized lines. Must be able to perform all duties on overhead and underground electrical system. Must be able to operate bucket truck, line truck and other equipment associated with line construction. Must have knowledge of high lines, substations, feeder lines, transformers and metering. High-school diploma or equivalent required, plus successful completion of apprenticeship training. Must have a commercial driver’s license and be subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing and TNDFWP. Only qualified applicants considered. EEO/M/F Send resume to: Johnson City Power Board Attn: Human Resource/Lineman P.O. Box 1636 Johnson City, TN 37605 by Friday, August 1, 2014


Company Name: South Mississippi Electric Power Association Job Title: Communications Technician III Job Location: Greenwood, Mississippi, United States, 38930.

Position Summary
Under close guidance provides basic electronics support in the maintenance, alignment, and repair of communications and remote supervisory equipment required in the operation of microwave, fiber optics, computer, supervisory remote, telephone, and radio systems.
Essential Job Functions
•A.  Assists in the installation and field repair of all assigned data and voice communications equipment.
•B.  Identifies and becomes familiar with the basic test equipment necessary for the proper operation of communications, remote supervisory, and EMS computer equipment.
•C.  Reads, understands, and interprets (with direct guidance) elementary engineering drawings, manufacturers' documents, and other documentation needed for the installation and testing of existing and/or new communications and remote supervisory equipment.
•D. Observes and becomes familiar with the proper operation of emergency power systems used in support of communications equipment, including generators, chargers and battery systems.
•E.  Learns proper techniques in the troubleshooting and repair of communications and supervisory equipment to the board level.
•F.  Assists in the planning, troubleshooting, and implementation of networked communication system components.
•G. Assists in the performance of preventative maintenance on emergency generators, chargers, battery systems, and other equipment at communications installations.
•H. Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
Education and Experience (1 or 2)
1.    Associate's degree in Applied Science in Computer Network Support Technology, or equivalent, is required.
2.    Associate's degree in Electronics Technology, or equivalent, with one year of experience in client/server systems, computer network planning, design, and implementation, or equivalent, with working knowledge of TCP/IP network protocol is required.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required
•          Knowledge of, or be able to learn quickly the operations of basic communication systems and their relationship to the overall operation of the transmission system.
•          Ability to read, understand, and interpret (with guidance) technical material for communications system equipment.  
•          Knowledge of Telecommunications is strongly desired.
•          Ability to quickly learn to select and use basic test equipment needed to maintain assigned equipment, including microwave radios, two-way radios, fiber optic equipment, telephone PBX, SCADA equipment, generators, etc.
•          Knowledge of computer and related equipment system networking, including network planning and design, network implementation, and TCP/IP protocol.
•          Must be familiar with or be able to learn quickly the use of power tools and basic test equipment such as frequency generators, transmission test sets, oscilloscopes, multimeters, personal computers, battery tester, etc.
•          Must be able to, or be able to quickly learn how to read, understand, and interpret (with guidance) engineering drawings, manufacturers' instruction books, and other documentation needed in the installation and testing of existing and new communications and supervisory equipment.  
•          Must be able to work effectively in a cooperative team environment.
•          Must have or be able to obtain a MS driver's license. 
•          Must be able to satisfactorily complete security sensitive background screening.

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(7/22/2014) SUBSTATION ENGINEER - Joe Wheeler EMC, Trinity, AL, is seeking an individual for the position of Substation Engineer. The cooperative serves approximately 40,000 accounts in a two-county service area. The cooperative currently employs 98 individuals and is headquartered at 25700 Al Hwy 24, Trinity, AL. A BS in Electrical Engineering in required. A minimum of seven years’ experience in electric-utility-system work is also required. Experience in substation operation and maintenance is preferred. Applicant must be capable of overseeing the maintenance of substations and related equipment, assist in SCADA implementation as well as developing and maintaining communications network for SCADA, assist in system coordination and work-plan studies. Applicant must also be capable of supervisory responsibilities. The Substation Engineer reports to the Director of Engineering. The candidate’s background is required to include, among other attributes, a stable and verifiable work history with good references. Joe Wheeler EMC offers an excellent benefit package that includes competitive salary, medical/dental/vision insurance, employee life insurance, long-term disability insurance, 401(k), retirement plan, vacation and sick leave. If interested, please apply online at Deadline to apply is August 18, 2014. An Equal Opportunity Employer


Substation Design Engineer, South Mississippi Electric Power Association - Position Summary: Engineers and coordinates the construction or modification of the Association's transmission substation facilities.  Ensures that substation project designs comply with applicable Rural Utilities Service (RUS), National Electric Safety Code (NESC), and North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) requirements. Education and Experience - Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited institution.  Two years of experience in planning, design, construction, or maintenance of electric distribution or transmission facilities is required, five years of experience is preferred. Apply Here: 

(7/14/2014) GENERAL MANAGER - The City of Holly Springs, MS, is conducting a search for a candidate to fill the position of general manager at the Holly Springs Utility Department. The general manager duties include managing all aspects of electric, water, gas and sewer department operations. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from an accredited engineering program or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. The City of Holly Springs offers an excellent benefit/retirement package and a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Holly Springs is located 30 miles southeast of Memphis in northern Mississippi. Holly Springs Utility Department serves over 11,497 electric customers in parts of Marshall, Benton and Lafayette counties in Mississippi and Fayette and Hardaman counties in Tennessee. It has 3,571 water customers, 2,034 sewer customers and 2,727 gas customers. Holly Springs Utility Department has 65 full-time employees, and 1,369.83 miles of line. Persons interested in this position should send a resume including salary history, references and educational background to: Mayor Kelvin O. Buck , 160 South Memphis Street, Holly Springs, MS 38635 by Aug. 15, 2014. EOE

(7/10/2014) VICE PRESIDENT MEMBER/CUSTOMER SERVICES - Warren RECC, Bowling Green, KY, is seeking a vice president of Member and Customer Services. Warren RECC is a growing electric-distribution cooperative serving over 60,000 members in eight counties in south central Kentucky. Candidates must have a 4-year degree in one of the following areas: electrical or industrial technology, business, marketing, or similar degree with a technical and business combination. Ten years of supervisory experience in electric utility industry or related business required. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to deal with varying human behaviors and lifestyles. Candidates must have knowledge of electric-utility-industry practices as well as state and federal regulations. Position will manage the activities of member and customer services, member education, and community relations. Will lead economic development activities, while growing electrical sales through TVA and Warren RECC programs. Will develop programs to promote efficient use of electrical energy to all members, while fostering beneficial working relationships with commercial & industrial members. This position reports to the president/CEO and leads the Member Services group and Customer Service in the Bowling Green office, while also overseeing the affiliates of Warren RECC. All interested candidates should submit resume and salary requirements by August 22, 2014. For information about this position, go to Michelle Wheeler, Director of Employee Relations, Warren RECC, PO Box 1118, Bowling Green, KY 42102. An Equal Opportunity Employer

(7/9/2014) MECHANICAL PROJECTS ENGINEER - Position Summary This position is responsible for mechanical project engineering associated with various construction and capital improvement projects at existing and new electric power generating facilities. The Mechanical Projects Engineer will assist in the development and performance of capital improvement projects at generation facilities in support of station personnel who operate and maintain mechanical systems and equipment to generate electric power. The Mechanical Projects Engineer will act as technical resource for mechanical equipment and systems at generation facilities. Education and Experience Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and at least seven (7) years of industrial plant project, design, and/or construction experience. Electric power generation experience preferred. PE license or EIT preferred. Apply Here:


SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ENGINEER - South Mississippi Electric Power Association Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39401. Assists in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of SMEPA Communications Systems. Develops design documents for the construction or modification of the Association’s Communications Systems facilities. Ensures that project designs comply with applicable Rural Utilities Service (RUS), National Electric Safety Code (NESC), North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements.

Job Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent degree, from an ABET-accredited institution. Some formal coursework in communications systems is desired. A minimum of 10 years of experience in planning, design, construction, or maintenance of communications systems, including microwave, fiber optic, mobile radio, and telephones is required. Experience in MPLS and TCP/IP systems is desired. Prefers a registered/licensed PE and be able to become a PE registered in MS within two years. Three years experience supervising technicians and/or engineers is desired.

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