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Communications & Controls Specialist

Website Copper Valley Electric Association

Wage or Salary:
$126,000-$134,000 per year

Copper Valley Electric Association is accepting applications for the position of Communications & Controls Specialist. This position is open until filled.

CVEA will provide a $20,000 sign-on incentive to the selected candidate, payable based on the schedule below. This payment is subject to applicable federal taxes and satisfaction of conditions of employment.

  • Upon Hire – $10,000
  • 1-Year Anniversary – $5,000
  • 2-Year Anniversary – $5,000


  • Position will be located in Glennallen or Valdez, Alaska
  • A valid, or the ability to obtain, Alaska Driver’s License is required
  • Must be able to travel between CVEA’s Valdez and Copper Basin districts on both a scheduled and emergency basis
  • A minimum of an Associate Degree in a relevant technical field (electronics, IT or other) is required
  • An Engineering degree with field experience is preferred
  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a technical field is required

Key Tasks

  • Support, maintain, and improve communications and control infrastructure necessary to ensure the reliability of operations of various power generation, transmission, and distribution assets
  • Administer and program controls such as generation HMI system servers and viewers, transmission and distribution SCADA HMI system servers and web clients, and Real-Time Automation Controller and Programmable Logic Controller programming and support for controls and data acquisition
  • Manage generation and operations communication systems

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