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Job Description

Electrical Engineer

Classification: Exempt

Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range: 12 or 13

Reports to: VP, Engineering

Date: 07/30/2015



This position will assist in and support all areas associated with the engineering, operation, and maintenance of the electric distribution system of Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc. by applying technical knowledge, sound engineering judgment and skill to ensure the electrical system meets the present and future requirements of the membership and in support of the Mission will strive to provide reliable, competitively priced energy and other services that are desired by the membership.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Develop and apply knowledge of:

Construction, operation and maintenance of the Cooperative's electric distribution system.


Staking and design standards, requirements and procedures.

National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and how it applies to the Cooperative

General operation of RUS and the RUS procedural aspects as they pertain to the Cooperative (Bulletins, Federal Regulations, Specifications…)

General RUS accounting regulations and procedures relative to cost allocations, electric plant accounting, work order accounting procedures.


Ethical conduct

Oral and written communication skills

Tact and Professionalism

Collaboration skills



Problem solving abilities

Supervisory Responsibility

None unless otherwise assigned.

Work Environment

Work will normally be performed in an office environment but may also consist of work outside during inclement/extreme weather conditions - heat, cold, rain, snow, ice, high winds... day and night.

Physical Demands

Manual dexterity, adequate reflexes, and visual acuity are required to maintain proper safety while inspecting lines, assisting in construction and maintenance work at jobsites, driving; and when preparing and completing paperwork, and operating keyboard and mouse at computer and/or terminal. Listens and communicates orally and in writing.

Frequently sits, sits in a vehicle to drive and/or ride to various sites, stands, walks, bends, stoops, squats and twists.

Occasionally climbs and balances on ladders, equipment, and other devices, kneels and crouches while inspecting and assisting with construction and maintenance of the system.


Periodic travel to state and local destinations, as well as some interstate travel is required.

Regular travel to and from substations, district offices and other field areas as required.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from an EAC/ABET College or University.

Passed the EIT.

Proficient in use of computers and related software.

Preferred Education and Experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

AAP/EEO Statement

Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Veterans, Females, & Disabled individuals are encouraged to apply.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Due to the nature of an electric utility, all employees are subject to working extended hours, holidays, nights, and weekends with or without notice. All employees of Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc. may be required to work during Annual Meeting. Additional duties or responsibilities may be assigned


This job description has been approved by all levels of management:



Employee signature below constitutes employee's understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.

Employee__________________________________ Date_____________

* P.E. (SC preferred)
* Valid Driver's License
* Legally eligible to work in the United States

About Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Aiken Electric Cooperative, your energy company, offers a wide variety of programs designed to enhance the quality of life our member-owners enjoy. We provide comfort, value, and savings to homes and businesses. We're constantly refining our programs - and developing new ones - because we've tuned in to the needs of the people we serve. Touchstone Energy is a national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. More than 550 Touchstone Energy cooperatives in 39 states are delivering energy and energy solutions to more than 16 million customers every day. Touchstone Energy cooperatives serve their members with integrity, accountability, innovation and a longstanding commitment to communities.