Working for MPE
MPE is dedicated to becoming the area’s preferred employer and currently employs more than 60 people. Mountain Parks Electric, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Mountain Parks Electric is accepting applications for a full-time Meter Technician. This position will be located at the Mountain Parks Electric headquarters in Granby, CO. The successful candidate will perform various duties related to the installation, removal, inspection, maintenance, testing of meters and meter equipment, customer service including reading of meters, and making delinquent account collections. Experience with all aspects of a Radio Frequency based Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Tantalus systems desired. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license in Colorado. High school diploma or equivalent required. Hourly wage for this position is dependent on qualifications and experience. Interested candidates should submit their letter of intent and resume to Rich Trostel firstname.lastname@example.org by December 4, 2017. Mountain Parks Electric, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license in Colorado. Employee must reside within 30-minute response time of service area center. High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Mountain Parks Electric, Inc. reserves the right to change or modify the duties and essential functions of this position at any time. The essential job functions of this position include:
- Providing quality service to MPE's members and employees
- Maintaining a continuing commitment to courtesy and professionalism
- Must have the ability to get along with others
- Working under stress
- Able to receive constructive criticism and maintain assigned work hours
- Able to work more than 40 hour per week and more than 8 hour per day
SPECIFIC JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Tests, services, maintains and calibrates all meters and metering equipment.
- Performs field installation of current and/or potential transformer installations for commercial services. Calculates and records service and demand multiplier for these installations.
- Uses PC to program both residential and commercial electronic meters. Is experienced using manufacturer’s software to write or modify meter programs. May occasionally be required to use software to down load meter data for billing purposes.
- Assists member by responding to voltage complaints and power quality complaints.
- Programs voltage and current recorders for and installs recorders on member premises.
- Downloads and prepares charts and exception reports to resolve problems.
- Keeps abreast of new software, Tantalus Advanced Metering Infrastructure, and Meter Data Management technologies and techniques in the metering field.
- Participates in job training and safety meetings, and attends such specialized schools as may be assigned to remain proficient in the metering field.
- Performs various duties related to customer service including reading of meters, exchanging meters, meter connects and disconnects, high bill complaints, and making delinquent account collections.
- Serves member/customers by providing service requested, answering questions and offering assistance.
- Maintains a safe working environment by adhering to policies, procedures and regulations. Maintains meter room, all test equipment, parts and meters in a clean and proper order at all times.
- Proactively monitors the Advanced Metering Infrastructure performance and initiates appropriate field actions to remedy system malfunctions. Reviews reports and data and determines best practices for equipment type and placement. Performs system analysis of data, RF transmission network for abnormalities and takes action to remedy. Tracks equipment failures and schedules replacement as needed.
- Keeps abreast of all changes in first aid procedures, and maintains an up-to-date first aid and CPR card. Knows and applies OSHA regulations and MPE’s safety rules necessary to perform the job.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this position. The description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties and requirements for personnel in this position. The successful candidate will also be expected to:
- Perform other duties of a like nature, which may be assigned
- Understand and follow established electric construction and maintenance specifications including those of the Rural Utilities Service, the National Electric Safety Code and those adopted by Mountain Parks Electric, Inc.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knows, understands and complies with all OSHA regulations and MPE Safety Rules necessary to perform the job. MPE employees must maintain current CPR/First Aid credentials.
- MPE Operations employees must know how to operate a two-way radio under established procedures and FCC rules. Must be able to accurately read and interpret staking sheets and maps. Employee needs to have good communication skills and legible handwriting.
- Must have the ability to develop plans, procedures and goals; present information to others; work cooperatively and get along with others. Must have the ability to work under stress and receive constructive criticism and complete projects accurately and timely within reasonable deadlines.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
50% percent of time is spent standing, 25% sitting and 25% walking. Occasionally climb ladders. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl reaching and handling material. Must be capable of lifting 50 pounds.
Fifty percent of time is spent outdoors, possibly under adverse weather conditions and exposure to sunlight. There may be a need to work under various hazards such as dust or fumes and possible exposure to various chemicals. Travel to and from assigned jobs by use of company vehicle and at times by commercial means is required.
- If there are no current openings, you can still mail your application to: Mountain Parks Electric, ATTN: Human Resources, PO Box 170, Granby, CO 80446.
- If you would like a hard copy application or would like a PDF emailed to you, please contact our human resources department at email@example.com or call 970-887-3378.
“I really like working here. My job is interesting, fun and rewarding. My co-workers' professionalism and personalities create an enjoyable work atmosphere.”
- Lindsay, Read Auditor/Customer Service
“Mountain Parks Electric is a great place to work! I enjoy working for a rural electric cooperative.”
- Nathan, Journeyman Lineman
MPEI Statement of Nondiscrimination
In accordance with the Federal Civil Rights Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to the USDA by one of the following:
1. mail: US Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410
2. fax: (202) 690-7442
3. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity employer and provider.