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Power Engineering Technician I

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Posted: 10/06/2023 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 48700

Job Description

Here at Kavaliro we have been tasked to find a qualified Power Design Technician, contributing your technical prowess to the precise evaluation and design of secure, cost-effective, and dependable facilities across a spectrum of residential, commercial, and industrial projects. This role provides an opportunity to lay the foundation of expertise in client-oriented design, workflow processes, data entry, and technical competencies within our specialized domains.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Under the vigilant guidance of direct supervision and mentorship, you will:
  • Exhibit an unwavering dedication to the observance of ALL safety policies and procedures.
  • Skillfully apply an array of codes, requirements, regulations, policies, and procedures to assigned tasks.
  • Develop capabilities for on-site visits, harmonizing seamlessly with construction personnel.
  • Cultivate proficiency in the utilization of design software and tailored work management tools.
  • Assemble comprehensive project and job packages, encompassing material inventories, requisitions, labor estimations, site and construction drawings, aimed at bolstering the safety and dependability of electrical facility installations.
  • Precisely gauge loading on distribution equipment, including transformers and fusing.
  • Absorb the nuances of utility construction practices within public right of way (ROW) and private land.
  • Ensure transparent communication on job advancement, aligning with client expectations and deliverable schedules.
  • Foster connections with essential internal and external stakeholders, embodying a constructive and professional demeanor while championing company and client goals.
  • Organize and efficiently maintain records and files.
  • Benefit from the wisdom of experienced personnel, supervisors, managers, and professional engineers through mentorship.
  • Execute additional responsibilities as directed by management.

Complexity of Work: Tasks generally adhere to established practices and procedures.

Relationship Outside Work Group: Interact with others to exchange information, occasionally demanding tact and diplomacy.

Qualifications: To excel in this role, one must satisfactorily accomplish each essential duty. The ensuing prerequisites encapsulate the required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Regular Attendance: Non-negotiable.

  • Education and/or Experience:
    • Mandatory: High school degree or GED.
    • Preferred: Associates degree (AA) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school.
    • Preferred: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in non-engineering science, math, or business. (Note: Specific educational requirements may vary based on client projects or contractual obligations.)

  • Experience: 0-1 year(s) in power distribution engineering, craft, or GIS/CAD work.

  • Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: None required.

  • On-the-Job Training: Blend of job shadowing, classroom instruction, and interaction with seasoned colleagues during the inaugural year.

  • Language Skills: Proficiency in reading, interpreting documents, composing simple correspondence, and responding to common inquiries.

  • Mathematical Skills: Mastery in fundamental mathematical operations, fractions, percentages, ratios, proportions, algebra, and geometry.

  • Reasoning Ability: Capacity to apply common sense to follow instructions and navigate standardized situations.

  • Other Skills and Abilities:
    • Effective communication across diverse individuals.
    • Self-motivation, reliability, trustworthiness, and technical acumen.
    • Team collaboration prowess.
    • Negotiation acumen.
    • Time management expertise.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
    • Adept multitasking.
    • Possession of a valid driver's license and a fitting business vehicle.
    • Willingness to participate in storm restoration endeavors as required.

Physical Demands: Wide-ranging physical activities, including standing, walking, sitting, speaking, hearing, using hands, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, and manipulation of tools.

Weight Lifted or Force Exerted: Occasionally up to 10 pounds, occasionally up to 25 pounds.

Special Vision Requirements: Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: Varies, with sporadic exposure to outdoor weather conditions, elevated places, and potential electrical shock risks.

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What to expect when working with Kavaliro

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When you and your recruiter agree on a potential match, you ll be briefed with helpful insight into the client s needs.


When you begin your employment tenure with the client, Kavaliro will continue to be there to support you in your career.

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