Associate Engineer

Engineering · Hebron, Ohio
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time

The Energy Cooperative, headquartered in Newark, Ohio, serves over 62,000 electric, natural gas and propane members in 14 counties throughout east-central Ohio.  As a non-profit cooperative, we are member-owned and controlled by the members we serve.  We are committed to serving our members safe, high quality energy services at a reasonable price. We believe in our employees and strive to provide fair, honest and equal treatment with a commitment to training, education, and opportunity for advancement in a safe and secure environment.  


At The Energy Cooperative, we take pride in offering competitive benefits and want our employees to have what they need to be their best.


Here’s a glimpse of the programs we offer our employees:


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance Programs for Employee, Spouse and Children
  • Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Time-Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k)
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Education Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program


We are currently looking to fill the position of Associate Engineer for our Hebron, OH Service Center. This is an exempt technical position that works under the direction of the Engineering Manager and is responsible for natural gas engineering and design relating to all natural gas facilities.  Works with manager to ensure compliance with all applicable DOT, PUCO, and Cooperative rules, regulations and.  Assist in the long and short-term planning of Capital and Operating and Maintenance (O&M) Budgets. 

 

Nature and Scope of Position (Essential Duties and Responsibilities):

 

  • Support and incorporate the Cooperative’s Mission, Vision and Values in personal and professional behavior and decisions.
  • Comply with Cooperative policies, procedures, goals and objectives and meets attendance and punctuality guidelines.
  • Understand, observe and enforce cooperative safety and security procedures and report potentially unsafe conditions to department supervisor and/or safety department personnel.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable DOT and PUCO rules and regulations. Keep abreast of current code regulations, legislation and developments in these areas.   Maintain records applicable to mandated DOT inspections.  Assist in the preparation of data for the submission of various State and Federal reports.
  • Assist with OQ and O & M plan as necessary.
  • Assist with the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of NGO Transmission’s Integrity Management Plan (IMP) and NGO Cooperative Distribution Integrity Management Plan (DIMP), including the monitoring and tracking of materials
  • Assist with PUCO audits.
  • Work with Engineering to assist/Create WO’s for capital expenditures.
  • Responsible for engineering design and computer aided drawings of gas transmission and distribution facilities, which includes gas processing, pipeline, metering and regulating facilities. Develop conceptual plans, preliminary schedules and accurate cost estimates for proposed new facilities or modification or existing facilities.    
  • Assist in the planning, preparation, and tracking of Capital and O&M Budgets.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of all engineering and operation functions and with any collective bargaining agreement in place.
  • Perform other related work in addition to other duties as may be assigned.

 

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Education and Experience: Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Engineering. A Bachelor of Science in a related Engineering field desired. Strong computer skills and demonstrated proficiency in Micro-station, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Word and Excel required. Experience working with survey maps and drawings.  Must be familiar with Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline Safety Regulations and related codes, National Fuel Gas Code, gas measurement standards, and PUCO regulations relating to the natural gas utility business.
  • Certificates, Licenses and Training: Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Cooperative’s Liability policy to operate company-owned vehicles.  Must be able to attend seminars, short courses, other related training and participate in industry trade associations when requested.  
  • Language and Interpersonal Skills: Possess strong oral and written communication skills and effectively communicates information to others.  Develop and interpret a variety of business materials to both internal and external sources. Is a good listener and actively engages in conversations in order to clearly understand the message and intent.  Is easy to approach and talk to and spends the extra effort to put others at ease.
  • Other Skills and Abilities: Requires minimal supervision.  Effectively performs a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature, without loss of efficiency or composure. Performs well under stress, when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations, or in situations in which working speed or sustained attention are critical aspects of the job.  Utilizes various resources to stay educated about changes in various federal and states codes and standards in the natural gas industry.    

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:  The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • This position primarily operates out of an office environment where noise levels and temperatures are controlled. However, an individual in this position will be required from time to time to work outdoors to visit construction and job sites which may include exposure to construction hazards, difficult terrain and adverse weather conditions.  The physical demands of this position include frequent sitting, standing, walking, lifting and/or carrying, twisting/pushing/pulling, kneeling, talking, hearing, visual ability and mental and emotional demands.   
  • Must be available to work during non-working hours which includes weekends and holidays. Requires being on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, during the weekly on-call rotation. 
  • This position is subject to pre-employment physical and substance abuse testing and may be subject to random testing in accordance with the Cooperative’s substance abuse policy.

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  • Location
    Hebron, Ohio
  • Department
    Engineering
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time