Field Engineering Technician

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

All Offices

Job Summary: Position is within the utility industry, primarily electric utilities. Responsible for collecting field data, entry and analysis of the data, determining remediation requirements, and coordinating the construction of the modifications to electrical and telecommunication systems.  Devise new approaches to problems and prepare and modify drawings, specifications, calculations, charts and graphs, and monitor work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices and company standards. Duties will require outdoor activities walking in rural and urban settings.

Primary Responsibilities:

Technical role:

  • Broad knowledge of engineering disciplines, including design and constructability as applied to construction methods, materials, and the economics involved.
  • Ability to operate field computing technology, laser rangefinders, and GPS receivers to assess and analyze various attachments and assets to ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and Local codes, NESC standards and client requirements.
  • Must accurately perform fieldwork, properly identify data, effectively prioritize workload, and meet assigned production levels in a fast paced environment; strong work ethic.
  • Ability to compare, contrast and quality check own work and keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to collect, input, organize and maintain data on utility structures; generates various status reports.
  • Plan, schedule, conduct, coordinate assigned projects and provides solutions to a variety of problems of minimal scope and complexity with moderate guidance from senior staff
  • Ensure proper interdisciplinary coordination and effective interpersonal and customer communication skills on projects – oral and written.
  • Ability to perform effectively in unsupervised situations as well as a team-oriented environment.
  • Should be proficient with computer software programs including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), plus spreadsheets, database and reporting tool skillsets.
  • Performs related duties as directed.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here and the resulting physical qualifications required are representative of those an employee must expect and be prepared for while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Job tasks are commonly performed both indoors and outdoors, in variable and sometimes inclement weather conditions.
  • Prolonged walking (2-3 miles per day) and standing in all types of environments from residential neighborhoods to rural wooded areas.
  • Able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; climb stairs or ladders.
  • Regularly carry approximately 15lbs. of equipment with the ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30lbs.
  • The noise level in the work environment varies with location.
  • Travel (long days and overnight stays) will be expected on some projects.

Other Requirements/Qualifications:

  1. High School Diploma, Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school preferred, plus 1 year related experience; or 2-3 years related experience plus relevant technical training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.
  3. Background screening including previous employment, education, criminal history, and driving record verification.
  4. Valid unrestricted Driver’s License is required and an insured, operational vehicle.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.