Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Wabash Valley Power is a not-for-profit electric cooperative and wholesale provider of reliable, affordable electricity to our 23 electric distribution member cooperatives. These cooperatives in turn serve more than 300,000 homes, businesses, and farms in Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.
As a not-for-profit co-op, we do things a bit differently—and that’s the point. Because we aren’t influenced by shareholders, we make our decisions with our members in mind. That means we value things like teamwork, and putting families first. It also means a business model that’s designed for stability and growth. It’s a Deliberately Different approach to the energy industry, and that’s great news for the people who count on us.
What You’ll Get
We believe what benefits our employees benefits our company. That’s why we put employees first—your health, your family, and your development. These aren’t just slogans: We offer continuing education, flex time, health benefits, a 401(k) match and pension plan, and much more. Here are just a few of the things that make our company culture unique:
- No Sweat– We offer a wellness program that includes a payroll credit for medical insurance, an on-site fitness center for your convenience and extra vacation days for participating. We’ll even throw in a fitness device reimbursement to keep you on track!
- Flex Time – Our flexible schedule means you can work in your appointments or family events and maintain a comfortable work-life balance.
- Stay in School – We value employees who have a desire to learn, so we provide funds for continuing education. We also offer in-house training and ongoing development through our internal GROW program.
- Keep it Casual – When you work for us, you work in comfort. Blue jeans are the norm in our office and we make them look good!
- Work Hard, Play Hard – We reward our employees with generous vacation time, to the tune of up to five weeks off a year. Even our new employees receive credit for prior work experience.
What You’ll Do
As a Meter Technician I, you will provide metering support services required by the company and its Member Cooperatives. You’ll also be responsible for performing the following responsibilities:
- Procuring metering equipment, including but not limited to, meters, metering instruments, wiring, test switches, meter bases, meter adaptors, antennas, batteries, meter communications devices, and related meter software.
- Programing, calibrating, testing, and otherwise equip single phase, poly-phase, and current transformer rated meters prior to field deployment. When appropriate, install cellular and/or SCADA communication devices. As hardware is removed from service, inspect, troubleshoot, and evaluate whether that hardware can be repurposed or retired.
- Installing, inspecting, troubleshooting, and repairing metering equipment; including, but not limited to, low voltage wiring to current transformers, potential transformers, test switches, and meter bases.
- Maintaining meter equipment inventory and supporting corporate metering standards documents, including the preparation of essential metering schematics and/or metering facility diagrams.
- May perform site visits to various metering locations and attend various meetings.
- Collecting Load Profile data and power quality data from advanced solid-state meters.
- Maintaining Wabash Valley’s meter test record database.
- May be required to perform other duties as assigned.
So what strengths will help you thrive in this position? You love to exceed expectations, and you can work independently in a fast-paced environment. You promptly respond to colleagues’ requests, and love working with people in a member-focused cooperative environment. You clearly convey information effectively and utilize your analytical skills and organizational skills when handling tasks. You create a collaborative work environment while understanding the needs of the situation and are results-oriented, self-motivated, and have a high level of initiative.
- Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree required.
- Three years of electric utility experience required.
- Experience with single and poly-phase metering installations, meter wiring, meter communications and familiarity with metering schematics required.
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite