CHELCO

CHELCO is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative employing more than 140 people and serving more than 55,000 accounts in Walton, Okaloosa, Holmes and Santa Rosa counties in the panhandle of Florida.

CHELCO's official name is Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, which is named after the river and bay that are prominent features of the area.

Our  headquarters is in DeFuniak Springs, and we have area offices.

OUR VISION: To continuously promote the quality of life for our members, employees and communities within the scope of our core business.

OUR MISSION: To safely provide quality services and products at competitive value while adhering to the cooperative principles.

CHELCO Eglin AFB, FL, USA; DeFuniak Springs FL
Dec 12, 2018
Full time
Line TECHNICIAN (to work at Eglin AFB) Looking for a challenging job that allows you to make a difference in your community? Enjoy working with the public? Is safety your #1 priority? Do you want to work in a fast-paced, structured environment maintaining electrical systems with a great team? If this appeals to you, then this job may be for you! CHELCO is accepting applications for a Line Technician to work primarily on Eglin AFB. About Us CHELCO is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative employing more than 150 people and serving more than 55,000 accounts in Walton, Okaloosa, Holmes and Santa Rosa counties in the panhandle of Florida to include ownership, operation and maintenance of the electrical distribution and transmission systems on Eglin AFB. The cooperative owns and maintains 4,529 miles of line. About 3,211 miles are overhead lines and 1,318 are underground. Basic Job Details In this position, the Line Technician safely constructs and maintains CHELCO’s overhead and underground electric distribution system. Duties include, but aren’t limited to: Safely construct and maintain overhead and underground distribution circuits, both energized and de-energized. Safely operate all associated equipment required in construction and maintenance of overhead and underground distribution systems. Safely operate all specialized equipment required, i.e. regulators, substation reclosers, etc., in the maintenance of electrical distribution systems. Ensures CHELCO’s reliability by participating in the standby program and ensures system operations during weekends and after business hours on a rotational basis. Assists with emergency response and disaster recovery efforts for natural disasters and major storms, as needed. Qualifications: Must be able to obtain approval for access to military installation. High School diploma or equivalent and must have completed and passed CHELCO’s Apprentice Line Technician State Registered Apprenticeship Program or a CHELCO approved Apprentice Line Technician Program. At least three years of directly related working experience with United States Air Force electrical systems required. Eglin AFB experience, preferred. Must have a Florida CDL driver license and have a safe driver record. The work environment involves occasional, moderate risks which require special safety precautions. Protective equipment such as FR clothing, masks, coats, boots, goggles, gloves or shields is required on occasions. Must reside within CHELCO’s service territory or in areas directly abutting that service territory, to include all of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, eastern areas of Santa Rosa County, western sections of Holmes, and southern sections of Covington and Geneva counties in Alabama to ensure system reliability and maintain quick response times. Must be available to perform duties for emergency response and storm restoration and be available for after-hours work and the stand-by program. May work weekends and/or erratic hours during major storms and/or outages. CHELCO may consider hiring a higher class Line Technician depending upon the selected candidate’s experience, knowledge, and abilities. Effective working knowledge of the Cooperative system and service area. Effective working knowledge of construction standards, rates and service rules and regulations. Knowledge of the following, is also required: Knowledge of NESC, NEC, OSHA, and local, state, and federal codes. Effective working knowledge of the Cooperative’s system and service area. Effective working knowledge of construction standards, rates, and service rules and regulations. Computers — knowledge of computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. English language —Ability to converse with internal and/or external customers in English. Customer Service — courteously and tactfully communicates with members and the public. Judgement and Decision Making — Must be able to use judgement and decision making based on set criteria. Applications will be accepted from December 12th through 8:00 am January 4th, 2018. The application can be accessed on-line at http://www.chelco.com/careers click on the job title to complete and submit an application. Resumes may be submitted only if an application has been submitted. Contact Human Resources, 850-307-1127 with questions. Drug Free Workplace-EOE-M/F/Disability/Veteran.  
CHELCO DeFuniak Springs, FL, USA
Dec 06, 2018
Full time
CHELCO seeks Manager of Engineering We are a progressive, member-owned electric cooperative based in DeFuniak Springs, Florida that offers its employees the opportunity to contribute to the quality of life of our members, communities, and employees. Our Company CHELCO is a 54,000-meter co-op primarily serving two counties from Alabama state line to the Emerald Coast beaches on the Gulf of Mexico in the panhandle of Florida. CHELCO strives to continuously promote the quality of life for our members, employees, and communities. We are a company dedicated to ensuring member satisfaction, safety, and reliability, while controlling costs for our members. Our mission is to safely provide quality services and product at a competitive value while adhering to the cooperative principles. Our service territory is very diverse ranging from 4 meters per mile to 76 meters per mile. CHELCO owns and operates the distribution and transmission system on Eglin AFB through a 50-year utility privatization contract. Our cooperative is a family environment while still pursuing excellence in all our endeavors. This Position We’re looking for a Manager of Engineering, reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations, to help us achieve our vision of improved quality of life for our members, employees, and communities. We offer a pension, 401(k) match, medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, tuition reimbursement and professional development opportunities, and life insurance. A relocation package is available for the candidate selected for this position. Requirements: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with 8 years directly related experience or Master’s degree in Engineering with 4 years directly related experience; A Florida Professional Engineer license or the ability to obtain it in less than 1 year after employment. A management certification of some kind and experience leading a diverse group of individuals is a plus. Must be familiar with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) database and WorldView map display. Experience with the Yukon Feeder Automation (YFA) system is preferred. Must have knowledge of NESC, NEC, OSHA and local, state, and federal codes. Responsibilities: Manages the Engineering Department, which includes, but is not limited to ensuring adequate staffing to accomplish all projects on a timely, cost effective schedule and providing needed training to employees through direct coaching, mentoring and external training resources. Directly supervises the Engineering Design Supervisor, the Power Quality Supervisor, the Engineering Support Specialist, and an electrical engineer Manages and implements CHELCO’s System Design and Operational Criteria. Manages and implements Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system Directs the development of two year, four year, ten year, and twenty year work plans to ensure adequate service capability within CHELCO’s electrical system. Directs the development of practices and procedures that address the reliability, economics, and timely construction of electric facilities. Analyzes workflow for improvement in productivity, cost, and overall efficiency. Develops work plan budgets that adequately meet the department needs and operating expenses. The Location CHELCO is located in Northwest Florida. The area offers outstanding recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities. The historic DeFuniak Springs area has a reasonable cost of living, while still having easy access to the amenities available to those living on Florida’s northern Gulf Coast. Why Should You Apply? This job will give you the opportunity to . . . Work for a progressive, community-focused company Lead a strong, goal-oriented, experienced team Contribute to the quality of life of our members, community, and employees Receive exceptional benefits and competitive payApplications accepted from 12/6/18 through 8:30 am 1/04/18. Apply at http://www.chelco.com/careers. Resumes and cover letters only with a completed application. Questions? Call HR, 850-307-1127. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Drug Free-EOE-M/F/Disability/Veteran CHELCO proudly offers its employees medical, dental, vision, flexible savings or health savings account, NRECA pension plan, 401k with company match, life insurance, short-term disability, education/professional development, wellness and safety program incentives, generous paid time off, volunteer time off, and ten paid holidays a year.
CHELCO DeFuniak Springs, FL, USA
Nov 29, 2018
Full time
CHELCO seeks an IT Network Engineer CHELCO, a progressive member-owned electric utility in DeFuniak Springs, seeks an IT Network Engineer to manage IT projects, systems, engineer new network infrastructure and reengineer networks; while ensuring the availability of its computer systems 98% of the time; and champion effective utilization of its technology resources. This challenging position offers variety, creative problem solving, and new environments. Can you eliminate the impact of cyber-security threats to its internal customers and systems; foster teamwork while interacting with all departments, vendors, and contractors and provide exceptional customer service? If so, do you have the following required qualifications and skills? The following qualifications and skills are required: High School Diploma or equivalent and at least ten years of directly related experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field and at least five years directly related experience. CompTIA A+, Network +, Project +, and Security + certifications desired. The desired candidate will have the following qualifications/skills: Strong computer skills and familiarity with databases, web servers, and cloud computing. Strength in analyzing and problem resolution. Knowledge of new technology trends with an emphasis on the electric utility industry. Knowledge of computer hardware, smartphones, and tablets. Knowledge of best practices related to computer security. Strong attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to use discretion with confidential information. Must be able to work independently or as part of a team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to multi-task. The normal workweek is Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the CHELCO Headquarters building in DeFuniak Springs. With the exception of STD/LTD/FMLA & approved time off, attendance at a designated worksite location is considered essential. Applications accepted from Nov. 29, 2018, through 8:30 am December. 14, 2017. Apply at http://www.chelco.com/careers . Resumes only with a completed application. Questions? Call HR, 850-307-1127. Interviewees will be notified. Drug Free-EOE-M/F/Disability/Veteran. O*Net Code: 15-1142.00, 15-1152.00
CHELCO DeFuniak Springs, FL
Nov 27, 2018
Full time
Are you interested in a new career? Do you want to earn an income while learning new skills? Are you interested in making a difference in your community?  If so, you’ll be happy to know CHELCO is accepting applications for Apprentice Line Technicians! If selected you will complete a four-year on-the-job State Registered Apprenticeship Program and complete the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association’s Lineman Certification. This program includes a challenging academic and practical hands-on skills training. CHELCO, a not-for-profit electric cooperative, oversees over 54,000-meters primarily serving two counties from Alabama to the sugar-white Emerald Coast beaches on the Gulf of Mexico in the panhandle of Florida. Position Requirements: You have to be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma. You must reside within CHELCO’s service territory or in areas directly abutting that service territory, to include all of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, eastern areas of Santa Rosa County, western sections of Holmes, and southern sections of Covington and Geneva counties in Alabama or be willing to relocate within four months of hire, to ensure system reliability and maintain quick response times. Basic computer skills required. You must have, or be able to obtain, a Florida Class-A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and maintain a safe driving record. You must be physically capable of performing the work of the trade. You must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as FR clothing, masks, boots, goggles, gloves, and/or shields as required. You must be able to learn to operate various mobile aerial lift equipment; climb poles; and analyze work orders. You must be available to perform duties for emergency response and storm restoration and be available for after-hours work and the stand-by program. You may work weekends and/or erratic hours during major storms and/or outages. Position Duties: Participates in and successfully completes CHELCO’s Apprentice Line Technician State Registered Apprenticeship Program. Develops skills to safely climb distribution poles and perform the work of the trade. Performs work on de-energized and grounded distribution circuits, progressing to energized “hot” circuits under direct supervision. Complies with job-specific OSHA and Safety Regulations. Operates associated line construction machinery and equipment safely. And completes tasks assigned by crew leaders. Utilizes basic computer skills to record information in CHELCO databases and uses Windows and Microsoft Office Programs. Ensures CHELCO’s reliability by participating in the standby program and ensures system operations during weekends and after business hours on a rotational basis. Assists in emergency response and disaster recovery efforts for natural disasters and major storms, as needed. CHELCO proudly offers its employees medical, dental, vision, flexible savings or health savings account, NRECA pension plan, 401k with company match, life insurance, short-term disability, education/professional development, wellness, and safety program incentives, generous paid time off, volunteer time off, and ten paid holidays a year. Applications accepted from 11/26/18 until 4:30 pm on 01/07/2019. Apply at www.chelco.com /careers . Resumes only with completed application. Questions? Contact Human Resources, 850-307-1127. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Drug Free -EEO-M/F/Disability/Veteran. O*Net Code: 49-9051.00