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Operations Manager

  • Full Time
  • Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Salary: Grade 16, DOE
  • Posting End Date: October 18, 2022

Website Golden Valley Electric Association

Wage or Salary:
Grade 16, DOE

Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) is looking to hire a full-time Operations Manager as part of the Operations Team located in Fairbanks, AK. This position earns a competitive wage and exceptional benefits including health insurance, short-term disability, defined benefit plan, 401(k) match, wellness benefits and generous paid leave.

GVEA is an electric cooperative which maintains 3,261 miles of transmission and distribution lines, 35 substations, and 9 generating facilities. Our system is interconnected with Fort Wainwright, Eielson AFB, Fort Greely, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and all of the electric utilities in the Alaska Railbelt, extending from Homer to Fairbanks. Powering the Interior of Alaska, GVEA contributes to the economic, environmental, and social viability of our communities.

We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce composed of safe, committed, and self-motivated employees. GVEA strives to hire and retain employees who share our values of integrity, honesty, accountability, respect, goodwill, and continuous improvement.

As part of a team, the Operations Manager provides office and field supervision of construction, maintenance and operation of transmission and distribution lines, fleet management and Right-of-Way maintenance (ROWM). They work with consumers to resolve power quality problems and new service connects. The Operations Manager actively participates in corporate master standby program and responds to afterhours emergencies in addition to master standby.

GVEA Operations Manager play an integral role in our ability to serve the Interior of Alaska by providing reliable electric service at fair and reasonable prices!

• Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Project Management, or related field.

•Ten years direct experience in design, construction, operation and maintenance of distribution systems, both underground and overhead, and transmission systems up to 138KV.

•Completion of Specialized education may be substituted on a year for year basis for experience.

•Demonstrated supervisory experience.

•Experience in ROW maintenance and fleet management.

•Valid Alaska driver’s license.

•State of Alaska Certificate of Fitness or similar certificate in Construction Maintenance and Repair of Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems.

Do you have the ability to clearly communicate complex instructions, both in writing and orally? Can you meet goals and achieve deadlines under stressful conditions? Do you have excellent interpersonal skills? Do you have demonstrated supervisory skills? Can you read system maps and diagrams for troubleshooting outages? Are you dependable and trustworthy? If so, you might just be perfect for this position!

This position typically works 8 hours per day, 5 days per week. Additional hours as required. On-call as needed after hours.

If you feel that you would be the right fit for this job, please fill out our online, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Location: 99701

Note: This position is open until closed.

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