NOVEC
  • Aldie, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Energize your future by joining our team at Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative!

We are currently looking for a Line Technician to construct, operate and maintain NOVEC's transmission and distribution system.  This position will ensure reliable electrical service, efficient service restoration and the highest level of customer satisfaction in accordance with safety standards, regulatory compliance and NOVEC policies and procedures.

This position will be for our Loudoun Service Center location in Aldie, VA.  We encourage technicians of all levels to apply.  Please see requirements for education and experience below.

The essential job responsibilities and duties (for a Line Technician 1st Class position) will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform construction, troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, and service restoration of energized overhead and underground transmission and distribution facilities to ensure compliance with plans, specifications, work and job orders, regulations, applicable codes, and NOVEC standards.
  • Perform crew activities to ensure proper, effective and efficient use of available resources; use and review labor estimates and material requirements to effectively request materials and equipment; and safely complete scheduled and unscheduled customer commitments and work assignments.
  • Assist the Lead Line Technician with crew training with a focus on, development and motivation; work assignments; performance management; goals and objectives; compliance with policies and procedures; and adherence to NOVEC safety rules, VOSHA and any other local, state or federal regulations.
  • Review and analyze time sheets for reporting accuracy of construction units, time, and/or equipment of assigned crew; and assist in developing and maintaining associated labor, capital, and expense budgets. 
  • Coordinate with the Lead Line Technician and the System Operations Department in the development and execution of switching orders and advise when changes are required.
  • Review construction activities for effectiveness and compliance with NOVEC construction standards and assist with revising of and developing changes in design specifications, work processes, policies, and procedures.

*Special Note - job duties for Line Technicians at the 2nd and 3rd Class levels will slightly differ from the duties noted above.

 

Education and Experience:

1st Class/Journeyman Level - High School Diploma or GED and successful completion of a certified Line Technician Training Program are required.  Four (4) years of experience as an apprentice in an electric utility construction and maintenance environment is required.

2nd Class Level - High School Diploma or GED is required.  A minimum of two (2) years experience as a Line Technician 3rd Class and successful participation in a certified Apprentice Line Technician Training Program is required.

3rd Class (or Entry) Level - High School Diploma or GED and the completion of basic level electric utility technical training is required.  A minimum of one (1) year experience working in an electric utility construction and maintenance environment is required.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to read, interpret, and relate plans, technical drawings, specifications and system maps of electrical distribution and transmission systems.
  • Possess and apply strong working knowledge of assigned construction equipment, tools and meter use.
  • Apply ability to climb poles and/or structures on a daily basis using approved procedures and safety measures.
  • Ability to operate backhoes, digger derricks, other equipment and large construction vehicles.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of staff and the general public.
  • Apply analytical methodology to problem solving and decision making while relating technical concepts to practical applications.
  • Apply working knowledge of and ability to operate personal computer and related software systems including but not limited to Microsoft Office, WMIS, Lawson and system map software.
  • Must possess a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire.

 

If you're ready to take the next step towards advancing your career, apply today!  NOVEC is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.  We do not provide sponsorships for our positions.

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