This position is responsible for insuring SECO Energy’s compliance with State and Federal Environmental regulations and laws concerning proper storage, disposal and documentation of oil filled equipment. Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the repair, testing, disposal and record keeping of all line and substation electrical equipment; serves as oil spill coordinator for the proper cleanup, storage and disposal of all oil spills for leaking or damaged oil filled electrical equipment and maintains the required EPA record keeping to ensure compliance for the disposal of oil and containments. Coordination/completion of periodic environmental audits/inspections of all SECO Energy’s permanent and temporary oil-filled equipment storage locations; Proper testing, storage, labeling, documenting and disposal of all PCB contaminated equipment. This position is also responsible for performing high and low voltage tests (utilizing specialty equipment) on transmission, distribution and substation equipment to determine if it can safely and efficiently be returned to service.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.
Repair, test and maintain electrical distribution and substation distribution equipment, including transformers, reclosers, oil switches, circuit breakers, regulator, capacitors, etc.
Maintain components and supplies, including test kits, oil and fuses.
Maintain PCB database and reporting. Initiate proper disposal and documentation of all SECO Energy owned oil-filled equipment.
Compile information and complete records pertaining to transformers, oil circuit reclosers and voltage regulators being sent for reconditioning or disposal.
Ensure compliance with all rules and regulations pertaining to handling and disposal of hazardous materials and serve as coordinator for oil spills, PCB debris, or oil soaked soil.
Maintain spill records and follow up on clean ups as necessary.
Schedule and collect PCB oil samples necessary for PCB compliance and maintain accurate test records.
Coordinate PCB labeling system; inspect PCB storage facility on a regular basis.
Conduct inventory of transformers and other electrical equipment in/out of receiving area.
Maintain adequate inventory of spill clean-up materials for all offices.
Develop, maintain and conduct spill clean-up handling procedure training for all applicable construction personnel.
Inspect and clean transformer pans.
Schedule and/or conduct environmental audits, as directed.
Education and Experience
Associates Degree in environmental science with 1 year progressive experience in environmental compliance.
Continued education/certification (or the ability to achieve) in hazardous materials management, regulatory compliance, and record keeping.
Experience or similar work with an electric utility or related industry.
Note: Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in environmental compliance with an electric utility or related industry may be considered in lieu of Associate’s Degree.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of electric distribution utility apparatus and components; procedures and practices used in the repair and maintenance of distribution and substation equipment and oil filtration equipment.
Knowledge of state and federal regulations for compliance with PCB and non-PCB management including oil spill cleanup procedures and the proper disposal of PCB equipment.
Demonstrated a thorough knowledge of all applicable SECO Energy, EPA and OSHA safety rules, policies, practices and procedures.
Proficiency in personal computer operations and MS Office products; ability to acquire skills in the use of applicable corporate software programs.
Excellent customer service orientation and interpersonal skills for effective interaction with managers, employees, vendors, governmental agencies and customers; ability to exercise good judgment, sound reasoning skills and discretion in making independent decisions commensurate with responsibilities.
Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills; accurately prepare all types of office correspondence, design and produce reports and training manuals; give presentations; effective planning and organizational skills with excellent documentation and detail orientation; ability to complete assignments, meet deadlines and work independently and in a team environment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding all information related to the Cooperative, management, employees and customers; effectively manage stress and pressure in a frequently changing environment; ability to multi-task calmly and effectively in all situations.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment to meet deadlines; to manage stress and pressure in a frequently changing environment and ability to multi-task calmly and effectively in all situations.
English is the primary business language. Second language in Spanish is desirable.
Skills Verification: The skills required for this position may be verified through a combination of education, experience, interview questions, and technical skills exercise(s).
Valid Florida driver’s license for regular driving privileges of cooperative vehicles; must have and maintain an acceptable driving record as determined by the Cooperative.
Ability to achieve and maintain forklift operator certification.
Successful completion of SECO Energy’s employment entrance examination and drug screen.
About SECO Energy
SECO Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative serving over 200,000 families and businesses across seven counties in Central Florida, making SECO the third largest electric co-op in Florida and the seventh largest in the nation.
In both 2017 and 2016, SECO Energy was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Cooperatives” in the J.D. Power Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. In 2015, SECO Energy was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Midsize Utilities in the South” by J.D. Power. SECO refers to the three consecutive awards as its “Triple Crown,” and we are grateful to our members for ranking us #1!