Applications will be accepted through March 8, 2021 - Apply on-line at www.wfec.com
SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Power Line Supervisor Northern Division, the Light Equipment Operator loads, secures, transports, sets, and unloads transmission materials and equipment as required. The incumbent also operates light equipment including backhoes, light trucks, digger trucks, basket trucks, boom trucks, equipment for clearing right-of-way (ROW), and escorting vehicles.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Operates and maintains in a safe condition, assigned light equipment including backhoes, light trucks, digger trucks, basket trucks, boom trucks, equipment for clearing ROW, and escorting vehicles. Learns the location of transmission facilities, including stations and lines that make up the transmission system. Performing all duties in a safe manner at all times, including work near high voltage and/or in adverse weather conditions. Patrols transmission lines on foot to identify necessary repairs as assigned. Performs necessary ROW maintenance such as mowing, spraying, clearing trees and removing vegetation. Loads, secures, transports, sets and unloads transmission system equipment and materials. Maintains accurate and current records and reports as related to job responsibility, including driving records. Assists other crews on an as needed basis, when assigned.
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Quantity: Meets productivity goals; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.
Quality: Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; Uses paid leave within policy requirements; Informs supervisor about necessary absences in a timely manner.
Dependability: Follows instructions and responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Oral Communication: Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.
Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.
Planning/Organizing: Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives.
Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments to customers.
Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors required of this position.
Education and Experience: Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and two years of work experience operating light equipment and transporting loads. Must be knowledgeable of state bridge laws, load limits, other applicable laws and capable of supplying information to obtain oversize permits and registrations in all states traveled. Must have a working knowledge of rigging techniques to ensure proper securing of large or heavy loads.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively with other employees.
Math Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills: Ability to learn to use a personal computer to access the intranet, departmental software, and Microsoft Office software as required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must maintain a current State of Oklahoma Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and be a qualified driver per the rules and regulations of the D.O.T. requirements. This job also requires a crane certification and Oklahoma Pesticide Applicators Certification which must be received within one year (1) of employment.
WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: This job requires 80% overnight travel. Incumbent must live within a thirty-mile radius of specified base work location. Incumbent must be willing to work overtime, weekends and holidays and travel on short notice.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must wear personal safety equipment as required and have vision within normal range (corrective lenses are permitted), and distinguish colors. This job requires a D.O.T. physical examination.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires working in varying weather conditions and temperature extremes outside and inside with extreme ranges of humidity and dryness. Requires working with or near hazardous chemicals, materials, fumes, dust, or smoke. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, and with intermittent high noise and vibration levels. Requires working near high voltage electricity. Requires working at night, inside or outside in all weather conditions. Requires working in varying environmental locations outside from dry and cultivated fields to wooded and diverse areas of undergrowth. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, walking, standing, or working on inclined, uneven, or slippery surfaces. In accordance with WFEC Administrative Procedure 805-Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace this position is classified as "safety sensitive".
MUST MEET ALL PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
WFEC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER
MINORITIES, FEMALES, DISABILITY, AND
VETS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
Internal Number: 291023
About Western Farmers Electric Cooperative
WFEC is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative, headquartered in Anadarko, Oklahoma, was organized in 1941, when western Oklahoma distribution cooperatives found it necessary to secure an adequate power supply at rates that farmers and rural industrial developers could afford. Throughout its history, WFEC’s membership has grown to include 21-member cooperatives, plus Altus Air Force Base. These members are headquartered in Oklahoma and New Mexico. Today, with seven generating facilities, and a total power capacity exceeding 2,200 megawatts, including contract power purchases, WFEC owns and maintains over 3,700 miles of transmission line to over 330 substations and switch stations. Generating facilities are located at Mooreland, Anadarko and Hugo, Oklahoma and Lovington, New Mexico. For more information, visit www.wfec.com.