Connexus Energy Electric Distribution Line Inspector in Ramsey, Minnesota
Based in Ramsey, Connexus Energy is Minnesota’s largest electric distribution cooperative, providing electricity, renewable energy alternatives and related services to 130,000+ residential and commercial members just north of the Twin Cities.We offer a collaborative work environment with challenging and rewarding work, which provides for professional development and work-life balance in a highly technical, stable and innovative industry. We give back to the communities we serve by embracing opportunities to volunteer, donate and support economic development. Our talented and friendly staff focuses on achieving our mission of providing the highest quality service at the lowest possible price.
We are currently seeking a Line Inspector to help ensure the reliability and safety of our system for our members and the public. This individual will be responsible for inspecting electrical distribution system lines and substations, identifying hazards and failing equipment that could lead to safety issues or outages and maintaining up-to-date records for inspections and repairs. This position may also have the opportunity to integrate new technologies (apps, navigation tools, drones) to improve processes.
Key Responsibilities & Results:
Inspect distribution lines and substations
Inspect overhead lines and equipment
Inspect underground equipment
Conduct infrared inspections on the distribution system including substations and other sites
Identify hazards, code non-conformances and failed or failing equipment that could lead to safety issues or outages
Maintain up-to-date and accurate records of inspections and repairs
Obtain system equipment counts for outage records
Assist movers and homeowners in coordinating house moves in a safe and efficient manner
Meet with potential house move members to discuss process
Check system infrastructure, equipment, and line clearances to identify potential issues
Request system operation orders if needed
Coordinate work with leadership to estimate associated move cost
Required Talents, Skills, Expertise, Education:
High school diploma or equivalent
Five years experience working with electrical distribution or transmission systems in a design, construction, and maintenance or inspection capacity.
Ability to learn and apply National Electrical Safety Code and construction standards
Current and valid driver’s license
First aid training
Preferred Talents, Skills, Expertise, Education:
Experience in utility or related field
Experience in utility line construction and maintenance work
Experience with drones
Ability to read system maps and staking sheets
The application review process will begin on December 4 and continue until filled.
Compensation: This union position offers a competitive wages and an attractive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability insurance, 401(k), and tuition reimbursement.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.