Job Openings

Job Openings

AEC has the following vacancies at this time.


Fiber Network Coordinator

Appalachian Electric Cooperative (AEC) provides electric service to close to 47,000 meters in rural East Tennessee—including homes, farms, businesses, and industries. We own and maintain an electric distribution system that covers around 600 square miles in parts of Grainger, Hamblen, Hawkins, Jefferson, and Sevier counties.

Who we are

As an electric cooperative, we are owned by the members we serve. Our goal is to improve the lives of our members by providing them with reliable electric service in a safe, courteous, and timely manner at the lowest possible price.

We currently have an opportunity for a Fiber Network Coordinator in our New Market, Tennessee office. The Fiber Network Coordinator is responsible for overseeing installation of the fiber-optic infrastructure on AEC’s system with responsibility for the design, engineering, staking and installation of fiber-optic services, line extensions, line relocations, make-ready work.

AEC offers a  competitive salary and benefits plan including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, short and long term disability, paid parental leave, 401k and a company funded pension plan.   Benefits eligibility is first of the month following 30 days of employment. 

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of  5 years’ hands-on fiber optic experience and knowledge
  • Experience supervising a fiber optic system build
  • In-depth knowledge of fiber telecommunications safety rules and regulations
  • Experience with ESRI GIS based fiber mapping software and AutoCAD
  • Strong working knowledge of OTDR operation and testing, light testing, fiber troubleshooting and fiber plant design
  • Able to splice fiber using industry standards
  • Certifications in fiber optics preferred (BICSI, ETA, FOA, etc.)

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for the design, engineering, and staking of new services, line extensions, line relocations, make-ready work, and other work needed for the fiber system
  • Directs and supervises crews and daily construction activities of  the Fiber system to ensure timely and quality installation is achieved
  • Responsible for updating, editing and maintaining fiber mapping records in ESRI GIS system and interfacing to other software platforms
  • Manages customer issues and complaints as related to construction work
  • Proficient with FTTx system design, construction, troubleshooting and restoration
  • This job may require reporting to work after hours to assist during outages
  • Must be able to occasionally lift, carry, push and/or pull 50 lbs. with assistance
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Regular, on time attendance is required. 
  • Must hold a valid Tennessee driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record

Other

Full time residence must be within 30 minutes of the Cooperative main office within 90 days of hire. 

Resumes can be submitted to jobs@aecoop.org

 


Electrical Engineer

Appalachian Electric Cooperative (AEC) provides electric service to close to 47,000 meters in rural East Tennessee—including homes, farms, businesses, and industries. We own and maintain an electric distribution system that covers around 600 square miles in parts of Grainger, Hamblen, Hawkins, Jefferson, and Sevier counties.

Who we are

As an electric cooperative, we are owned by the members we serve. Our goal is to improve the lives of our members by providing them with reliable electric service in a safe, courteous, and timely manner at the lowest possible price.

We currently have an opportunity for an Electrical Engineer in our New Market, Tennessee office. The Electrical Engineer participates in the planning, engineering, operation and maintenance of the transmission, substation, and distribution facilities of Appalachian Electric Cooperative (AEC).

AEC offers a  competitive salary and benefits plan including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, short and long term disability, paid parental leave, 401k and a company funded pension plan.   Benefits eligibility is first of the month following 30 days of employment. 

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology
  • Three to five years engineering experience relating to electric utility planning and operations with emphasis on design, construction, and operation of electrical distribution systems
  • Possess Tennessee Professional Engineer’s license or the ability to obtain a Tennessee P.E. license within four years of employment
  • Valid Driver’s license with an insurable driving record

Essential Job Functions

  • Knowledgeable and proficient in compliant conformance  with the standard practices of AEC, Rural Utilities Services (RUS), and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
  • Develops short range and long range work plans, including drawings, plans and specifications for the construction of transmission, distribution and substation facilities
  • Develop AEC’s Construction Work Plan (CWP) following established guidelines
  • Implement and manage AEC’s distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) in coordination with TVPPA and/or Seven States Power Corporation
  • Performs analysis and technical support including coordination studies, power quality, voltage drop, motor start, fault current, etc to ensure the reliability of the electrical system
  • Prepares and administers construction contracts and documents
  • Prepares specifications, sends out bids, evaluates and recommends contract award for jobs and materials
  • Monitors construction projects to assure compliance with NEC, NESC, RUS, and Cooperative requirements
  • Assists in the development of the Cooperative’s construction standards and specifications
  • Reviews and approves switching procedures created by the Control Center
  • Reviews and designs system protection schemes to resolve problems and maintain protective device coordination
  • Working knowledge of engineering software, including but not limited to, AutoCAD, CIS, SCADA, OMS, GIS/mapping systems and engineering analysis software to meet requirements of  AEC, RUS, EPA, TVA, and/or DOT 
  • The position requires availability to assist Engineering and Control Center operations as needed during system outages and may include nights and weekends  
  • Basic knowledge of electrical utility line design and field staking
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with members, vendors and other employees
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively as part of a project management team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office suite programs

Other

Full time residence must be within 30 minutes of the Cooperative main office within 90 days of hire. 

Apply

To apply, send an email with resume to jobs@aecoop.org

 


Appalachian Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. 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.