Career Opportunities


UECTouchstoneUEC is a rapidly growing member-owned electric cooperative located in eastern Oregon minutes from the Columbia River. Our customer loads include residential, irrigation, commercial and industrial – from agribusiness to data centers. UEC operates more than 120 miles of 115 kV transmission line and more than 1,900 miles of 12.47 kV distribution line with substations and switching stations. Hermiston is a thriving city of 18,000 residents, known for trophy hunting and fishing, its proximity to wine country, and its farming, food processing and energy development economy.


Electric Utility Engineer

Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) is a progressive electric utility cooperative located in northeastern Oregon along the beautiful Columbia River, offering a wide variety of activities year round. UEC is experiencing rapid growth in the commercial and industrial area and has a challenging position for the right candidate. Offering a “four tens” work schedule, strong benefits, and generous retirement program this is a unique opportunity for a rewarding career with an exciting organization in the growing community of Hermiston Oregon.

SUMMARY
The Electric Utility Engineer is responsible for providing cost-effective engineering for electric system construction and maintenance with minimal direction. The position maintains working knowledge of the UEC substations, transmission, and distribution systems, including design and equipment specifications and operating principles. The position also assists in the preparation of technical engineering studies, reports and assists in development of construction work plans. Provides project management for large construction/maintenance projects with minimal direction. Works regularly with consultants and contractors, providing instructions and direction for consulting project managers.

• Performs and directs activities associated with creating a construction, system improvement, or maintenance work order package as assigned.
• Participates in activities to ensure electrical protection of the UEC electric system by developing technical studies such as coordination, sectionalizing, voltage, and fault studies; and assists in the planning for long-term and short-term construction work plans.
• Provides recommendations for designs of new electric plant or improvements to existing electric plant substations, transmission or distribution lines with minimal direction. Prepares and presents design drawings and project details for approval as requested.
• Prepares engineering report computations, cost estimates, specifications or other engineering details as requested.
• Works closely with other departments in development of company procedures and work processes; strategic or department work plan initiatives; and RUS engineering and finance requirements for construction work plans.
• Performs outage Tech On-Call duties on rotation; maintains current knowledge of UEC’s SCADA and mapping systems.
• Prepares routine technical specifications; identifies material needs and issues procurement instructions for routine projects. Reviews and prepares recommendations for new materials/equipment specifications.
• Serves as lead or committee member on various company committees as directed, promoting team work between departments. Provides information and engineering assistance as directed for prospective and/or planned generation or renewal energy projects in UEC service area.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university in Electrical
Engineering or related engineering field.

Experience: Five years of electric utility experience or equivalent engineering experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience is desired.

UEC offers a competitive wage and benefits package and the salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Posting closes 11/13/2017

Come join a growing business in the energy distribution field that is community minded and become part of our proud and successful Utility Management team!

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Information Technology Manager

Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) is a progressive electric utility cooperative located in northeastern Oregon along the beautiful Columbia River, offering a wide variety of activities year round. UEC is experiencing rapid growth in the commercial and industrial area and has a challenging position for the right candidate. Offering a four tens work schedule, strong benefits, and generous retirement program this is a unique opportunity for a rewarding career with an exciting organization in the growing community of Hermiston, Oregon.

This position is responsible for aligning technology with UEC’s operations and strategy, with a focus on ongoing improvements to efficiencies, cost effectiveness, service quality and data integrity as it relates to information technology. This position leads and directs the Information Technology Department to provide outstanding user service, and a reliable, secure and well maintained network

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Manages the Information Technology department, ensuring technology supports company operations, service and strategic objectives. Oversees ongoing improvement of organizational effectiveness, efficiency and security by defining, delivering, maintaining and implementing UEC’s information technology.
• Consults with users and management to assess technology needs and system requirements.
• Monitors new technology trends and best practices of others, as well as trends in the energy industry. Assesses new opportunities and prepares recommendations for information technology systems, strategies, policies and procedures by identifying organizational needs and requirements for all areas of the company
• Manages IT staff, coaching, developing and recruiting employees. Communicates job expectations, sets goals and appraises performance.
• Oversees information technology projects, initiatives and goals, ensuring completion on time and on budget. Provides hands on support as needed
• Preserves assets, data integrity, and continuity of operations by preparing for and implementing disaster recovery and back-up procedures and structures.
• Develops security policies and ensures ongoing security of data, network access and backup systems.
• Ensures reliability of technology, replacements and upgrades when needed. Provides timely and accurate response to internal technology requests.
• Prepares an annual budget and department work plan; schedules expenditures, projects and initiatives; analyzes expense variances and initiates corrective action.
• Oversees the management of vendor relationships, negotiating contracts as needed.
• Maintains a safe and secure work environment, ensuring compliance with all safety requirements.
• Responsible for maintaining an understanding of the cooperative’s business.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
Experience: 7+ years’ experience managing and/or directing information and technology functions with a minimum 5 years leading or directing others.

UEC offers a competitive wage and benefits package and the salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Posting closes 10/27/2017

Come join a growing business in the energy distribution field that is community minded and become part of our proud and successful Utility Management team!

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UEC Job Application and Related Materials

UEC’s Online Job Application – Opens as a PDF.

UEC’s Voluntary Affirmative Action Data Self-Identification Form

UEC’s Disability Self Identification Form

UEC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UEC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

UEC’s USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

UEC’s EEO Is The Law Poster

UEC’s EEO Is The Law Poster Supplement

Employee Polygraph Protection Act


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