Kootenai Electric Cooperative

Hayden , ID
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Electrical Engineer I

Kootenai Electric Cooperative
Hayden, ID Contract
Posted on March 1, 2019

Electrical Engineer I

Kootenai Electric Cooperative is located in scenic North Idaho, the heart of abundant recreational opportunities. Settled in a beautiful lakefront mountain setting, it is a favorite destination for tourists. Just outside our back door are national forests, lakes, rivers, and trails offering plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, boating/water sports, fishing, hunting, golfing, snow sports, and much more. The four distinct seasons offer recreational opportunities year-round. The Coeur d'Alene/Hayden metropolitan area also offers a variety of entertainment and shopping venues and is a short 45-minute drive to Spokane, Washington and access to domestic and international air travel. The purpose of the Engineer I is to provide technical engineering support to the Cooperative.

Core Competencies Safety: Adhere to all workplace and trade safety laws, regulations, standards, rules, and practices. Use of Personal Protective Equipment as required. Take individual responsibility in managing safety risks and reporting unsafe conditions or unsafe work practices. Respond positively to safety-oriented feedback. Contribute to a culture of safety.

Quality of Work: Produce thorough, high quality work with minimal errors. Seek feedback, make corrections as needed. Identify problems and solve them. Strive to improve processes. Work collaboratively with team members to implement systemic changes.

Productivity: Complete assigned work in a timely fashion. Utilize slow periods productively. Produce amount and volume expected, at accepted speed.

Technical Skills/Job Knowledge: Demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of technical skills in area of expertise, technology, products, and/or processes involved. Perform assigned duties. Keep current on changes. Competent with all technology and industry best practices necessary to perform job. Maintains necessary certification(s).

Communication: Oral and written communication clearly convey information. Keep others informed of activities and problems in timely manner. Listen well. Respond appropriately and respectfully.

Teamwork/Ability To Work With Others: Demonstrate ability to work in positive manner with co-workers and/or customers with differing backgrounds, opinions, capabilities, etc. Willingly share skills, competencies, and knowledge with others. Establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships. Contribute effectively to group efforts. Promote harmony. Agree to disagree without damaging relationships.

Accountability: Maintain excellent attendance and punctuality. Arrive on-time and be prepared to work. Accept responsibility for work and actions. Be reliable.

Integrity: Demonstrate honesty, high ethical standards, and respect for all team members, co-workers, and KEC members.

Professionalism: Always address internal and external customers with courtesy and respect. Dress in work attire appropriate to the position. Communicate business information in timely fashion, using means of communication appropriate to the situation.

Support of Cooperative Goals, Policies, and Procedures: Support Cooperative goals. Adhere to all Cooperative policies and procedures. Understand that internal customer and external member focus is always top priority. Contribute effectively in support of that priority.

Problem-Solving: Use sound logic and methodology to solve problems. Explore multiple sources for answers, as required. Able to identify hidden problems. Propose solutions.

Job Responsibilities / Essential Functions: Performs electric system analysis and design. Assists in development of system planning documents. Assists with development of material and equipment specifications and purchase contracts. Assists with system protection and addresses system coordination issues. Assists with specification of new and/or upgraded member services. Assists with design of various capital system improvements as required such as substations, transmission lines, communications facilities, and power distribution facilities. Assists with settings, program and test electronic recloser controls, voltage regulator controls, PLC's, relays and other electronic equipment. Meets with members on technical issues. Tracks outages and develops monthly and annual outage statistics. Provides engineering support on capital projects. Coordinates and cooperates with all KEC personnel, the membership, local city, county, and state personnel, other utilities, contractors and vendors as needed. Provides generation scheduling when power plant operator unable to. Tracks analyzes and adjusts generation scheduling as needed.

Non-essential functions: o Performs other duties as directed or required.

Job Requirements Education/Experience:

o Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.

o Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) test or pass within 2 years of employment.

Knowledge and Skills:

o Computer literate. Must be knowledgeable of standard office software including but not limited to: MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

o Effective written and verbal communication skills.

o Valid Driver's License Time


o Must be available to work in excess of 12 hours during outage situations.

o Must be available for unscheduled work.

o May be required to be on-call 24/7.

Mental Demands

o Must be able to work in stressful conditions.

o Must be able to make decisions with minimal data.

o Must be able to compare, copy, compute, compile, analyze, coordinate, and synthesize.

Kootenai Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability or protected veteran status.