Do you want to work with a team that’s focused on cooperation and service? San Miguel Power Association, Inc. (SMPA) is seeking to fill the position of Working Foreman. The successful applicant will report to our office in Ridgway. SMPA is a non-profit electric cooperative with an 80-year record of service to our membership. SMPA includes a positive atmosphere, a culture rooted in teamwork, a 4-10 work schedule, and offers an excellent salary and benefits package.
San Miguel Power Association, Inc. is a non-profit, locally-controlled rural electric cooperative with business offices in Nucla and Ridgway, Colorado. SMPA serves approximately 9,600 members and 14,000 meters and supports local communities.
Founded in 1938, SMPA takes a progressive approach to service and technology and has a forward-thinking philosophy on power supply and other trends of the industry. It is the Mission of SMPA to demonstrate corporate responsibility and community service while providing our members with safe, reliable, cost effective and environmentally responsible electrical service.
SMPA has a corporate culture of safety. We achieve this through:
Team work, and a willingness to speak up when necessary
Participation, and direct involvement in our safety programs
Our beautiful service territory located on the Western Slope of Colorado, includes all or parts of seven counties. See Map. San Miguel Power’s corporate office is located in Nucla, Colorado with office locations in Ridgway, Telluride, and Silverton.
The Western Slope of Colorado offers welcoming, community-minded towns situated in some of the most majestic mountain views in the state. We support learning, creativity and culture. We share a deep connection to the outdoors. We are committed to being economically sustainable and ecologically responsible. For more information, please visit the links below.
Performs distribution and transmission line construction and maintenance activities in a safe and professional manner.
Plans for and constructs all distribution and transmission facilities both overhead and underground.
Provides leadership and directs work crews.
Must be thoroughly capable in distribution and transmission line construction techniques both from aerial lift and from the pole.
Must be able to operate have utility trucks and equipment in variety of weather and terrain conditions.
Maintains a safe and positive work culture and professional environment.
MINIMUM JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
This job requires
A High School diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of three years experience as Journey Line Technician.
Must be able to read, write and display critical thinking to evaluate situations and solve problems
Demonstrates expertise in distribution, transmission, and substation, underground and overhead installations, methods, and procedures.
Working knowledge of all Regulatory Compliance, DOT, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure, OSHA and SMPA Safety Procedures.
Must possess excellent communication, decision making and technical skills.
Must effectively and efficiently, communicate and carry-out jobs.
Must represent the co-op in a progressive, positive, and professional manner in all relationships, both internal and external.
Must possess strong computer skills in relation to the position.
Required to obtain and maintain a valid Class A, Commercial Colorado driver’s license.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
The Working Foreman will have
Knowledge of principles and practices in line construction service and operations and maintenance requirements in an electric distribution system
Ability to read and interpret staking sheets, all RUS specifications and line construction assemblies, the NEC and National Electric Safety Code.
Ability to interpret the Cooperative’s layout of electrical substation, transmission and distribution lines.
Working knowledge of the policies and procedures of San Miguel Power Association.
Understands and applies the concept of providing quality electric service to SMPA consumers and commitment to superior service.
Additional Salary Information: SMPA offers an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please see our website for details.
About San Miguel Power Association, Inc.
San Miguel Power Association, Inc. is a member-owned, locally-controlled rural electric cooperative with offices in Nucla and Ridgway, Colorado. SMPA serves approximately 9,600 members and 14,000 meters and supports local communities.