Careers

Coweta-Fayette EMC, to include its subsidiaries True Natural Gas and Relyco Security Resources, is an equal opportunity employer and is recognized as one of the most progressive electric membership cooperatives. The cooperative serves member/customers in portions of six counties. Coweta-Fayette EMC offers a competitive wage and benefits package for full-time employees.

As part of our efforts to extend employment opportunities within our recruitment area, we encourage applicants that meet the minimum job specifications to submit applications for the following positions:

SCADA Technician

The minimum job qualifications for this position are:

  • Associate degree in Electronics Technology, Industrial Systems Technology or related field of study.
  • Requires a minimum two years of experience in the electrical utility industry, telecommunications, or industrial controls.
  • Previous electric cooperative utility experience preferred.
  • Required to use computers and accessories, radio equipment, telephone, networking equipment, RTU’s, Relays, Cellular modems

Role and Responsibilities

To provide effective and efficient support in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) operations and maintenance of all smart grid equipment.

Effectively and accurately perform the following functions:

  • Assist the SCADA Engineer with programming, installing, testing, and commissioning SCADA related equipment.
  • Perform firmware upgrades on all field equipment as needed.
  • Visually inspect all downline SCADA connected devices every quarter and replace relay batteries as needed.
  • Assist in troubleshooting communications problems within the SCADA network.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of industry related communication protocols, e.g. (DNP 3.0, SEL, SSH, HTTPS)
  • Prepare smart electronic solid-state relays for testing by loading configuration settings and wiring relays to meet the current project’s needs for installation.
  • Configure and modify remote terminal units for data concentration as needed.
  • Assist with creating and modifying HMI graphics and database configurations within the SCADA system as needed.
  • Assist with training personnel on the usage of the SCADA system for all stake holders.
  • Create and maintain one-line electrical wiring and telecommunications diagrams of all SCADA related equipment.
  • Develop and maintain asset management database of SCADA equipment.
  • Execute testing on sectionalizing equipment before they are installed and commissioned in the fieldS)
  • Perform other SCADA related duties as required.
  • Attain FAA drone pilot license, maintain and fly drone for EMC as needed.
  • Obtain Substation Only access

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Walking, standing, and exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently..
  • Required to be available and accessible to work irregular hours during emergency situations.
  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
  • Approximately 50% of the time in a general office environment and 50% field work.
Power Line Technician IA

The minimum job qualifications for this position are:

  • High School graduate or equivalent required.
  • Electrical Line Worker Program diploma or certificate or previous utility experience preferred.
  • One year of experience as a Utility Groundman or similar position related to utility construction required to enter the program as a Power Line Technician Apprentice I.
  • Class A CDL License required to enter the program as a Power Line Technician Apprentice I.
  • Required to live within Coweta-Fayette EMC’s service territory or willing to move into service territory within twelve months of hire.
  • Progression is subject to participation and successful completion of each program level.
  • Power Line Technician Apprentice I-IV required to be available for pre-arranged stand-by duty according to schedules established by management.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Safely construct, repair, and maintain electrical distribution lines and equipment according to staking sheets, sag charts, National Electric Safety Code, and any other applicable rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of work orders, work sketches, maps, and other records related to job performance.
  • Utilize and maintain the equipment, metering devices, and other necessary tools in a safe and operable condition.
  • Immediately correct and report any safety rule violations as established by the National Electric Safety Code and the Cooperative’s safety rules and procedures.
  • Assist with record preparation for all utilized material and equipment.
  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge and use of the tools, equipment, and material required to construct and maintain an electric distribution system.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Very Heavy Work. Exerts force in excess of 100 pounds occasionally, in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Reaches and lifts overhead.
  • Ascends and descends electric poles frequently using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • Required to be available and accessible to work irregular hours during emergency situations.
  • Must maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling.
  • Bends body downward and forward frequently by bending spine at the waist requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Bends legs at knee and moves about on hands and knees.
  • Uses upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward and to exert force to draw, drag, or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Majority of time spend outdoors.
  • Exposure to varying temperature conditions including cold below 32 degrees and heat above 100 degrees.
  • The use of PPE and safety equipment required (i.e. climbing harness and FR clothing).
  • Must be able to communicate listening and speaking accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Works on uneven terrain in areas along and off road right-of-ways often encountering vehicular traffic.
  • Works frequently with or near energized lines.
  • Works around noisy construction machinery
  • Visually inspects work for safety connection and compliant design.
  • Must be able to read, write, and do arithmetic.
  • Must be able to weigh and measure.
Engineering Systems Specialist

The minimum job qualifications for this position are:

  • Associates degree and two years’ experience in related field or High School graduate or equivalent and six years’ experience in related field required.
  • Certificate in GIS, DBA, SQL or related certificate required. Demonstrated technical and computer proficiency may be acceptable in lieu of formal technical training.
  • 2 years of experience as an engineering assistant or system administrator.
  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS products and MS SQL or other open source relational databases required.
  • Knowledge of automated mapping software and/or engineering software such as Futura or Milsoft preferred.
  • Experience with Crystal Reports preferred.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills for interacting with all levels of cooperative personnel.
  • Required to maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Utility experience preferred.

Role and Responsibilities

Effectively and accurately performs the following functions:

  • Administer and facilitate the GIS mobile platform.
  • Administer and maintain users, roles, profiles, etc. in the inspection and asset management database.
  • Coordinate with other departments on the available resources within the database.
  • Understand mapping, staking, OMS and other related GIS related programs as they operate within the GIS mobile platform.
  • Generate reports as needed. Work with IT to create engineering specific reports for ReportIQ to import into the database.
  • Work closely with IT as needed to maintain the servers for the GIS platform and database.
  • Assist other departments with the use of the systems to include providing training of company personnel and keeping all departments aware of updates.
  • Assist engineering in other duties as they arise and are assigned.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • Required to be available to work irregular hours during emergency situations.

Employment Application

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Self ID Race, Gender, Vet status

It is the practice of Coweta-Fayette EMC to accept applications for existing vacancies only. Individuals can apply by downloading and completing the application portfolio attached to the job posting and returning it by email to apply@utility.org, by mail or in person during business hours to 807 Collinsworth Rd., Palmetto, GA 30268.

Please submit the application for the position: Power Line Technician IA by Monday, January 27, 2020

Please submit the application for the position: SCADA Technician by 5pm on Friday, January 31, 2020

Applicants with disabilities who need assistance with the application process and interested persons with questions can contact Melissa Watson at (770) 252-7419, or mwatson@utility.org

Coweta-Fayette EMC is an Equal Opportunity Provider Employer, including disability/vets

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Pay Transparency Notice

The job description is an overview of the major responsibilities of the position. It is not intended to cover each aspect of position as duties may be temporarily altered based on the business needs of Coweta-Fayette EMC. The basic requirement of every position is to perform all tasks as assigned by your supervisor. All employees of Coweta-Fayette EMC are expected to demonstrate an awareness that each job exists to effectively serve each and every member.

Coweta-Fayette EMC is a Drug Free Workplace. All new hires are required to successfully pass Coweta-Fayette EMC’s pre-employment physical exam and drug screen as well as a background check.