The Distribution Designer Trainee is an employee who, depending on ability and training, learns and performs distribution design duties under the direction of a Distribution Designer or Supervisor. The Distribution Designer Trainee Program is a three-year program requiring continuous progression of the Trainee.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include other duties as assigned.
- Provides courteous, prompt and accurate distribution design services that will create goodwill with the members, contractors/developers and the general public in all daily contacts. Ensure that members/customers receive and understand the UEC policy and procedures information regarding line extensions prior to beginning the design work.
- Progressively learns the UEC electric system and the UEC approved distribution construction and equipment specifications.
- Trains to prepare standard distribution line extensions as assigned based on basic electrical theory and methodology used by UEC. Employee must be familiar with the application of distribution system devices such as over-current protection devices, surge arresters, voltage regulators and capacitors.
- Learns engineering computer programs as required to complete required functions of the job, both desktop and network applications, including file management and operations within the Windows operating system and preparing drawings, as requested, related to materials and equipment used in distribution system design.
Job Related Qualifications
Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to accurately utilize in-field staking tools, such as GPS and other survey equipment that may be required to produce electrical engineering designs at 2nd 6 months of training.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
To be qualified to enter the Distribution Designer Trainee Program preferred requirements are; An associate's degree in computer aided engineering/drafting or a related field from two-year College or technical school, five (5) years technical experience in a related field or a minimum of two (2) years utility design experience may be substituted for an Associate Degree.