Friday, December 18, 2015
KUB EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Vacancy # 15164
Posting Date: 12/03/2015 Pay Plan: Operations
Closing Date: 12/17/2015 Pay Grade:4, 6
Position Type: Regular/Full-Time
Pay Range:$32,400.00 - $64,200.00
Job Classification: Service Technician
Department: 015 Meters
Work Location: 4505 Middlebrook Pike
Work Schedule: 40+ hours / week: M – F, Various shifts including standby
About KUB: The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) is one of the largest public utilities in the country providing electric, gas, water, and wastewater services to more than 445,000 customers in Knoxville and parts of seven surrounding counties. We exist to serve our customers, improving their quality of life by providing utility services that are safe, reliable, and affordable. And our mission is about more than just pipes and wires. It’s about being good stewards of our community’s resources: utility assets, customer dollars, and the environment. We work to safeguard those resources and enhance their value for the people of the communities we serve and generations to come.
Work Description: Serves as a team member responsible for meter reading, installations, maintenance, testing, programming, removal, repair, and replacement of all electric, water, and natural gas meters located within Knoxville Utilities Board service area. Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of duties to support day-to-day operations of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system, including system setup and configuration, response to system notification messages, investigation of tamper alerts, problem resolution, reporting, training, and documentation as necessary. Uses various computer applications to monitor and troubleshoot AMI systems. Subject to hazards such as asphyxiation, explosions, burns, electrical shocks, falls, etc. Effectively communicates with KUB co-workers and customers.
Note: For more specific information regarding this position, please contact Human Resources.
•High school diploma or equivalent
•Must have a minimum of (1) year experience or training in electrical, mechanical, or natural gas measurement
•Possesses high degree of mechanical, electrical, and problem solving aptitude as well as ability to read and utilize electrical schematics, piping diagrams, and operations/maintenance manuals
•Must have excellent deductive reasoning ability, good dexterity, and be able to work independently and within a team
•Ability to function effectively and remain calm under emergency situations
•Valid Tennessee driver's license
Physical Demands: Requires frequent bending, stooping, and lifting in confined spaces where conditions are cramped and head space is often limited. Must be able to work in vaults and manholes. Works outside the majority of the time, from a KUB vehicle, on customer property, in customer facilities, in various weather conditions. Frequently requires above normal visual and mental alertness. Must be able to climb steps and work from ladders. May be required to lift, push, or pull up to 50 lbs and work extended hours during emergency situations.
Note: The physical demands described above are intended to relate the approximate physical demands of the classification. Physical demands for a specific position within this classification may vary and/or exceed those demands described above. Additional information regarding specific positions is available in Human Resources.
•Associates degree or two years of technical training in a related field (electrical, mechanical) or the equivalent – high school plus two years of experience in electric, water, or natural gas meters and equipment
•Ability to competently function in all related support and IT systems used within the Meters department (i.e. Geographic Information System (GIS), Mobile Data, Customer Information System (CIS), Lotus notes, Word, Excel, Nomad handhelds, etc), in addition to query and SQL
•Training in the International Fuel Gas Code and 49 CFR 192
•Strong work ethic, self-reliant, and professional as well as quality observation skills
Ability to recognize and correct errors or potential problems that impact meter operations and billing accuracy of customers.
(Subject to change)
Phase 1 Submit online application at www.kub.org
Phase 2 Experience, training, and education evaluation
Phase 3 Interview with department representatives
Phase 4 Written, performance, and behavioral exercises
Phase 5 Background investigation
Phase 6 Physical assessment and/or drug screen
If special accommodations are needed at any phase of the selection process, please notify Human Resources in advance
Only candidates submitting a completed KUB application and completing each component of the selection process will be considered for KUB positions. KUB does not accept unsolicited applications; completed applications are only considered for advertised vacancies. Please no third party inquiries. Due to the volume of applications and resumes we receive, only applicants invited to interview will be contacted. Applicants should apply on all positions of interest. KUB reserves the right to consider applications for additional vacancies in the same classification within 120 days of the original posting, after which time, applicants must reapply to be considered for any openings. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide correct and updated contact information to KUB during the active period of the application. If KUB is unable to contact the applicant because the information on the application is no longer correct, the application will be considered inactive and the applicant no longer eligible for employment.For more specific information regarding this position, please contact Human Resources.
Knoxville Utilities Board, Human Resources Department
4505 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921-5530
Employment Opportunity Line:(865) 558-2420,
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD):(865) 558-2688