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Engineer I
Job Code:2022-52-011


      Engineer I
   Tech Services, Jefferson, GA

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Jackson EMC has a high interest in priority referrals of protected veterans for our job openings. Jackson EMC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including, Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

There is (1) Full Time opening


 POSITION OBJECTIVES: Provide project management services for the Engineering and Operations Division on special projects in order to achieve the goals of the division and cooperative; provide technical assistance on the design of the Cooperative distribution system and assist in providing research, analysis, and recommendations for use on the latest developments for the electrical system of the Cooperative; provide and assist in the engineering plans, programs, and procedures necessary for the orderly expansion of the Cooperative distribution system; and to work and communicate in a team oriented environment in accordance with the vision, mission, and values of the Cooperative.

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

EDUCATION: Require Bachelor's degree in Engineering. Prefer a Degree in Electrical Engineering. Prefer significant progress toward EIT certification and undergraduate curriculum including engineering related to the field of electrical power distribution and transmission. Prefer PMP certification. Exception to these requirements may be made only if the applicant demonstrates that he/she is currently pursuing a program of self­ development through a formal program of extension education.

EXPERIENCE: Require one year of responsible electrical distribution experience involved in engineering design and layout for the expansion of the electric distribution system, power requirements, and related specifications and codes. Specialized education and training may be considered in lieu of or equivalent to a portion of the experience requirements.

KNOWLEDGE: Require a thorough knowledge of basic electrical engineering principles including three phase power calculations, electrical rotating machines, transformer theory, and AC and DC circuit analysis. Require a thorough knowledge of basic mechanical design and engineering economics. Prefer a working knowledge of the application of engineering principles and practices involved in the design and layout of electrical overhead and underground distribution systems, the National Electric Code, National Electrical Safety Code, and RUS Specification and construction assemblies.

SKILLS: Require ability to pursue a continuous program of self-development both inside and outside of work hours in furthering his/her knowledge to develop in the job and accept increasing responsibilities. Require the characteristics necessary for providing effective leadership, guidance, training, and direction. Require the ability to develop schedules and procedures for the collection of system engineering data and be able to arrange and
report such data in a manner useful for planning purposes; the ability to work with personal computers and applicable software; ability to develop and carry out plans for the most effective use of work time; ability to establish and maintain effective supportive relationships and make a contribution when participating in planning and development of work programs, budgets, work flow, and improved reporting.


Reports to: Director, Technical Services Directs: None
Internal: Actively participates within the Cooperative team environment to develop
supportive relationships essential to the success of the functions of this position, achieving the results expected and encouraging throughout the organization the concepts of teamwork and cooperative spirit.
External: Develops and maintains supportive relationships with member/consumers, the general public, and other external contacts to assure positive results.
This position is primarily sedentary work; requires visual acuity in machine operation with inspection; requires ability to hear, talk, and perform repetitive motions; and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
The following are the essential duties of this position and do not include marginal functions that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. The scope and duties of a given position may change or be temporarily altered based on the needs of Jackson Electric Membership Corporation. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment document.


1. Provide project management services for assignments as directed. Functions include but are not limited to the following: identifying goals, planning, evaluating, organizing, making recommendations, implementing, training, and controlling. Additional responsibilities may include project or program maintenance, management, and support to appropriate users.
2. Provide technical expertise and functional knowledge of projects assigned. Act as intermediary between users and vendors, resolving issues as required.
3. Coordinate as necessary between different functional areas to complete tasks and update ongoing programs.
4. Assist the Metering/Apparatus Supervisor with the installation, programming, maintenance and testing of metering and apparatus equipment.
5. Develop thorough knowledge of electrical distribution systems, common distribution equipment, typical system problems, and solutions. Develop a thorough understanding of engineering economics and comparative value of alternative solutions. Prepare evaluations and recommendations as assigned.
6. Provide guidance and assistance to other areas within Tech Services; participate and encourage cross training.
7. Provide technical assistance to other departments during planned or emergency power outages to the extent necessary that will ensure the customer has the highest degree of continuity of electrical service.
8. Assist in providing engineering support to cooperative members.
9. Maintain a working knowledge and follow the best safety practices set forth in the Cooperative's SAFETY MANUAL.
10. Attend and participate in annual meeting as required or directed.
11. Perform such other duties as may be required or directed.