Employment at HomeWorks

Employment at HomeWorks

About HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative  
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      At HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative, we constantly seek to bring energy, comfort, and communications solutions to our member-owners and customers, to enhance their quality of life. We develop and reward employees who help meet our goals, and we embody the cooperative principles as we work with our partners to fulfill our mission.

      In our culture, we like to try out new ideas and maintain a learning environment. We promote and maintain a safe workplace, encourage leadership and cross-training, and we’re a fun place to work.

      Some history: HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative has brought electric service to mid-Michigan since 1937. More recently, we have provided propane and high speed satellite internet services to our area. The mission of our 80 full-time and 5 part-time employees, along with our board of directors, is to provide our member-owners and customers with energy, comfort, and communications solutions that will enhance their quality of life. 

      Our reputation for reliability and outstanding customer service is based 80 years of employees committed to building a safe, reliable, customer-friendly utility. Our customer satisfaction scores reflect that, as we perform at the top of our industry in regular surveys. And as a part-owner of Wolverine Power Cooperative, we are one of Michigan’s renewable energy leaders.

      Our main office and an operations center are located just west of Portland; we have a second office and operations center at Blanchard. We currently deliver reliable electricity to families and businesses in parts of 13 mid-Michigan counties. Our Tri-County Electric People Fund has granted over $2 million to families and organizations in need across our service area, with funds donated by members who round up their monthly electric bills. We also took part in Michigan’s Partners for Power program in 2015, sending linemen to a remote mountain village in Guatemala to help the village bring electricity to their homes.

We currently have one opening at Portland:
  Mapping/Operations Technician

CAREER OPPORTUNITY:

Job Title:         Mapping/Operations Technician             FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Reports to:      Manager of Engineering Services           Location:         Portland Office

ABOUT HOMEWORKS:

At HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative, we constantly seek to bring energy, comfort, and communications solutions to our member-owners and customers, to enhance their quality of life. We develop and reward employees who help meet our goals, and we embody the cooperative principles as we work with our partners to fulfill our mission. HomeWorks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This position is responsible for all mapping related activities within the cooperative and its subsidiary businesses. It supports the Engineering/Dispatch and Operations teams as needed. 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports and maintains HomeWorks GIS database by ensuring the layers, attributes, spatial relationships, and connectivity are accurate and reflective of our electric and fiber systems.
  • Update GIS in a timely manner to reflect changes made to our electric and fiber systems, including but not limited to; new services, line relocations, work plan projects, maintenance, pole replacements, switching operations, and phase changes.
  • Correct GIS and customer database records so they model accurate outage prediction.
  • Provide tech support and training of all GIS related software programs. Supports field operations personnel by assisting with MapWise digital staking system and training personnel with new equipment.
  • Validates, researches, and prepares accurate right-of-way easements, conducts deed searches, and identifies property owners to assist in gaining permission for the construction of facilities.
  • Prepares maps for annual pole testing, annual ROW clearing, permits, and expansion of fiber facilities.
  • Acts as a backup dispatcher. This includes answering the radio, updating on-call, maintaining a database of crew locations, responding to Miss Dig requests, and assisting with power restoration efforts.
  • Provides cost quotes for new construction and line relocate projects.
  • Must be skilled at using computers and software.
  • Familiarity with how to navigate and use web based maps.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two-year technical degree in Geographical Information Systems, Electric Power Systems Technology or related field is desired.
  • Electric utility and/or GIS experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of electrical distribution systems and equipment for the proper use of software and to troubleshoot power quality issues.
  • Preferred knowledge of the following software programs:
    • Esri ArcGIS (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Server)
    • Milsoft Engineering Analysis - Windmil

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send resume and cover letter by Thursday, 10/11/2018 to:
Angel McCliggott, Human Resource Specialist - amccliggott@homeworks.org

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