Kootenai Electric Cooperative is located in scenic North Idaho, the heart of abundant recreational opportunities. Settled in a beautiful lakefront mountain setting, it is a favorite destination for tourists. Just outside our back door are national forests, lakes, rivers, and trails offering plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, boating/water sports, fishing, hunting, golfing, snow sports, and much more. The four distinct seasons offer recreational opportunities year-round. The Coeur d'Alene/Hayden metropolitan area also offers a variety of entertainment and shopping venues and is a short 45-minute drive to Spokane, Washington and access to domestic and international air travel.
The purpose of this position is to help perform emergency repairs and other maintenance on overhead and underground power lines, help with the construction of all overhead and underground power lines, and to perform all other assigned job duties in the safest and most efficient manner.
Safety: Adhere to all workplace and trade safety laws, regulations, standards, rules, and practices. Use of Personal Protective Equipment as required. Take individual responsibility in managing safety risks and reporting unsafe conditions or unsafe work practices. Respond positively to safety-oriented feedback. Contribute to a culture of safety.
Quality of Work: Produce thorough, high quality work with minimal errors. Seek feedback, make corrections as needed. Identify problems and solve them. Strive to improve processes. Work collaboratively with team members to implement systemic changes.
Productivity: Complete assigned work in a timely fashion. Utilize slow periods productively. Produce amount and volume expected, at accepted speed.
Technical Skills/Job Knowledge: Demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of technical skills in area of expertise, technology, products, and/or processes involved. Perform assigned duties. Keep current on changes. Competent with all technology and industry best practices necessary to perform job. Maintains necessary certification(s).
Communication: Oral and written communication clearly convey information. Keep others informed of activities and problems in timely manner. Listen well. Respond appropriately and respectfully.
Teamwork/Ability to Work With Others: Demonstrate ability to work in positive manner with co-workers and/or customers with differing backgrounds, opinions, capabilities, etc. Willingly share skills, competencies, and knowledge with others. Establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships. Contribute effectively to group efforts. Promote harmony. Agree to disagree without damaging relationships.
Accountability: Maintain excellent attendance and punctuality. Arrive on-time and be prepared to work. Accept responsibility for work and actions. Be reliable.
Integrity: Demonstrate honesty, high ethical standards, and respect for all team members, co-workers, and KEC members.
Professionalism: Always address internal and external customers with courtesy and respect. Dress in work attire appropriate to the position. Communicate business information in timely fashion, using means of communication appropriate to the situation.
Support of Cooperative Goals, Policies, and Procedures: Support Cooperative goals. Adhere to all Cooperative policies and procedures. Understand that internal customer and external member focus is always top priority. Contribute effectively in support of that priority.
Problem-Solving: Use sound logic and methodology to solve problems. Explore multiple sources for answers, as required. Able to identify hidden problems. Propose solutions.
Job Responsibilities/Essential Functions
Assists with all ground framing and hardware dismantling of power poles.
Assists with all job-related material handling.
Locates, identifies, and retrieves all line hardware for daily job use.
Sends material to and from the ground to personnel in elevated positions.
Locates, identifies, and retrieves all line equipment and tools for daily jobs.
Locates, identifies, and retrieves all line tools for daily jobs.
Practices, under supervision, to become qualified in pole climbing and working on secondary de-energized lines.
Assists with the installation of power poles and overhead equipment.
Assists with the installation of all underground cable and equipment.
Assists with moving material to and from vehicles.
Assists with all vehicle good housekeeping.
Assists with all ground preparation for the installation of overhead and underground equipment.
Performs other tasks as assigned.
High school graduate or possess equivalent such as GED.
Completion of line school preferred.
One year of experience working in an outside environment doing physical labor,
Must have or obtain valid driver's license with Class "A" CDL endorsement within 6 months (obtained on own).
Must have or obtain first aid card within first 6 months.
Basic knowledge of all types of physical labor.
Must have communication skills and the ability to work with other employees.
Must be able to read and write English and perform basic arithmetic calculations.
Must be courteous and respectful to fellow employees.
Must be able to lift heavy objects and do hard physical labor.
Must undergo a physical examination (post job offer) by a physician (prescribed by and at the cooperative's expense) and release the results of the Cooperative to determine fitness for employment. The examination will include testing for drug and alcohol.
Must be able to lift/control 225 lbs. (deadweight) with use of handline and block.
Working in an outside environment in all types of weather. Working long and irregular shifts. Must be available for unscheduled work.
Travel may be required.
Interested candidates must complete a KEC employment application at www.kec.com. Position will remain open through March 14, 2021.
Kootenai Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability or protected veteran status.