Are you looking for a career in a stable industry at a growing company that's committed to training you well and focusing on your safety? We have a great opportunity for you! River Electric Power Cooperative has a full-time opening for an apprentice or journeyman RTU/Automation Technician.
This rewarding technical position within the electrical power industry implements and maintains some of the latest technology utilizing digital equipment, fiber optic networks and wireless communications to monitor, measure, and control the power system and related substation equipment.
East River Electric is a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative with a main campus located in Madison, South Dakota. We deliver wholesale power to our members, which include 24 rural electric distribution cooperatives and one municipally-owned electric system in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota. Our members, in turn, power the properties of the member-owners in their service territories.
Responsibilities encompass the installation, programming, functional testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting of related control schemes and power system equipment. Examples of this equipment include:
Remote Terminal Units (RTUs)
Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Protective relays and substation control systems
Station DC battery systems and chargers
Power transformers, power circuit breakers, instrument transformers, capacitor banks
Retirement pension plan
401(k) plan with a matching contribution
Medical insurance and a Health Savings Account
Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
9/80 work schedule with 9 hour work days and every other Friday off
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Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (605) 256-8001
Position open until October 23rd. Applications are reviewed as received with interviews to be scheduled during the week of October 26th.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/DISABLED/VETERAN
You are detailed and logical. You possess the analytical and problem solving skills needed to collect and organize data, establish facts, and draw conclusions. You are results-oriented, self-motivated and enjoy working in a team environment
Certificate, diploma or associate degree in electrical utilities and substation technology, automation controls, powerline, telecommunications, or a related technical field of study.
Relevant work experience in the electric utility industry preferred. Similar technical education and equivalent work experience may be considered.
Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the ability to obtain one within three months.
Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office products, OEM software, and in-house computer applications.
Live in close proximity to Madison, South Dakota.
About East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.
East River Electric is a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative. Our main campus is located in Madison, South Dakota and we also operate eight regional service centers.
We deliver wholesale power to our members, which include 24 rural electric distribution cooperatives and one municipally-owned electric system in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota. Our members, in turn, power the homes, farms, schools and businesses of the member-owners in their service territories.
East River exists to enhance the value of our members by providing power, information and innovation. As an electric cooperative, we’re guided by the cooperative principles that govern all co-ops.
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