Intermountain Rural Electric Association is currently seeking a team-oriented individual to fill our Engineering Aide III position in our Sedalia location. With over 151,000 members, Intermountain Rural Electric Association is one of the largest member-owned electric utility cooperatives in the United States. This is a regular full-time position working a 40-hour work week.

Basic Function
Responsible to the Distribution Engineering Director for performing those duties nec-essary for the layout, surveying and preparing staking documents for the construction of new facilities, rebuilding of existing facilities, and retirement of existing facilities.

Required Qualifications
A high school diploma or equivalent plus two years of specialized training or work experience equivalent to a four year Engineering Aide II apprenticeship program is required. Must have a good understanding of basic mathematics, algebra, trigonometry, electrical theory, drafting and construction practices. Work experience should include staking, surveying and construction. Must be knowledgeable in computers, including computer-aided drafting (CAD), spreadsheets and word processing. Must maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license.

Job Requirements
Duties involve knowledge and application of field engineering and surveying practices. A wide range of procedures is used, and the position requires analysis of facts to determine what action should be taken within the limits of standard practice. Must have a working knowledge of N.E.S.C. and N.E.C. construction regulations.

Receives technical direction from the Distribution Engineering Director regarding definite objectives and established goals. The employee plans and manages own work after those goals are established. Accuracy, promptness, follow-up, and completeness of assignments are essential.

Regular contact with other departments is required to furnish or obtain information. Works with outside contacts and confidential information related to location of lines and equipment, construction schedules, and contract unit costs.

This job requires normal mental and visual attention. Basic aptitudes in verbal comprehension, numerical ability, visual pursuit, visual speed and accuracy and spacial visualization are also required.

The duties and tasks involve medium heavy work and requires the ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds. Physical demands also include walking or hiking on all types of terrain and driving a vehicle for extended periods of time. Working conditions are inside and outside, including possible isolated work areas and exposure to adverse weather conditions.

There is no supervision of others.

Duties and Tasks
1. Performs engineering and inspection for new construction, conversions and system improvement projects. Performs survey and layout work in the field.
2. Prepares engineering and staking documents which include drawings, calculations and outlines of required work, including a list of materials needed to complete the projects.
3. Assists with securing right-of-way for new construction.
4. Responsible for document control of assigned projects.
5. Prepares cost estimates.
6. Prepares necessary documents and drawings for obtaining required construction permits.
7. Takes action, where possible, to improve efficiency and productivity in performing job tasks and duties.
8. Assists in all aspects of design including, project management, construction coordination, and inspection of distribution design.

Intermountain REA provides an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, life insurance, Long Term Care, 401(k) plan, and a Defined Benefit Pension plan.

If interested, please send us your résumé, cover letter and other relevant materials via our online Job Opening Form.  You may also send your résumé to Intermountain REA, Human Resources, Post Office Drawer A, Sedalia, CO 80135.  You may also email your resume to HR@IREA.coop .  Pre-employment drug screening and background check will be conducted.

Intermountain Rural Electric Association is an equal opportunity employer.

IREA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. All qualified candidates are given equal opportunity and selection decisions are based on job-related factors.