Field Technician – Bethel

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc., a generation and distribution utility serving 58 villages in Alaska, is seeking a Field Technician.

Position: Field Technician
Department: Bethel Operations
Location: Bethel, AK
Travel: <10%


This position involves stressful situations arising out of power outages and scheduling and will require long hours on both a daily and weekly basis. . Correct operational problems and perform maintenance and repair on the distribution system and power plants. Maintain good relations with the village council and member-owners and build their understanding and confidence in AVEC’s value, mission and goals.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Perform assigned duties under the supervision of the Bethel Operations Manager and Journeyman Lineman
  2. Install customer service drops
  3. Operate power line equipment such as bucket truck, digger truck, front end loader and reel trailer
  4. Construct and maintain distribution pole line
  5. Requirement to climb poles, scaffolds, ladders and tanks while using utmost care to prevent injury
  6. Perform other duties as assigned

Position Specifications

Education: High School Diploma (or equivalent)

Experience:   2+ Years of Diesel and Electrical experience, Some mechanic knowledge to service line equipment

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate clearly and accurately orally and in writing
  • Reliable, dependable and capable of working with minimum supervision
  • Shows concern for quality, accuracy and completeness of own work and those who they work with
  • Ability to work with multicultural and multilingual consumers and individuals requiring great patience and consistently calm emotional demeanor while in circumstances of severe climate conditions
  • Adapts to change quickly and easily
  • Shows willingness to learn new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve department or the cooperative
  • Professionalism and ability to adapt in diverse environment to maintain a positive work environment
  • Creates opportunities or minimizes potential problems by anticipating an preparing for these in advance
  • Works to build a sense of common purpose across all work groups, avoiding a “we versus them” attitude
  • Knowledge about safety rules and requirements for the trade
  • Resourceful in using available and makeshift equipment, and in facing rough terrain and adverse weather conditions
  • Skills required to interpret laws and regulations and to formulate compliance policies and practices
  • Able to use standard office equipment including telephone and fax machine
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good planning, organizing, and prioritizing skills
  • High-degree of flexibility to meet multiple and changing priorities

Other Information

AVEC provides a stellar benefit package and a competitive salary, salary is DOE. Standard pre-employment drug and alcohol screening are required.

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Details

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