As a Cooperative field representative, the Distribution Designer will, under the direction of the supervisor, be responsible for performing the design and staking of routine distribution line extensions and changes to the Cooperative distribution system in accordance with approved standard engineering practices, RUS and other state and federal regulations, and Cooperative procedures and policies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include other duties as assigned.
- Provides courteous, prompt and accurate design services that will create good will 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.
- Maintains current knowledge of the UEC electric system and a thorough knowledge of the UEC approved distribution construction and equipment specifications.
- Prepares standard line extensions as assigned based on basic electrical theory and methodology used by UEC. Prepares, as further directed, distribution and transmission design recommendations for system improvement and system maintenance. Employee must be familiar with the application of distribution system devices such as over-current protection devices, surge arresters, voltage regulators and capacitors.
- Maintains current knowledge and proficiency of 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.