Position Overview: This is the first level of the field technician positions. This position may be a training slot for a Designer and/or CAD position within the organization. Desired qualifications for this incumbent include being well organized in actions and written communication, being familiar with common computer software including MS Office Suite and CAD drafting systems if applicable; having experience in design or line construction in a utility environment, being familiar with GIS systems and basic data structures preferred. Incumbent must have a high level of self-motivation and be able to work independently. Incumbent will be required to work in an outside environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the collection of facilities field data as specified for use by others in updating facilities records or preparing design documents. This position encompasses data collection, measurement, mapping, field photography, equipment or unit inventory, staking, and similar field-based reconnaissance at the direction of senior technical or engineering employees. This position will often work with more senior employees in the field acting as a design or staking assistant. Among the incumbent’s responsibilities are the following:
The incumbent will adhere to and be a strong advocate for Pike Engineering’s Core Values to both Pike Engineering employees and our client(s)
The incumbent will be familiar with and follow all practices as outlined in the Pike Engineering Safety Manual
The incumbent will be an advocate of safety and participate in all safety initiatives
Accurately and neatly gather field data using paper drawings, forms, electronic data collection devices, digital cameras, or other formats and/or devices specified by the project manager and/or client.
Correctly identify items to be documented in the field with minimal supervisory assistance.
Quickly learn and apply technology tools such as hand-held data collection units, laser range finders, digital cameras, and GPS receivers.
Accurately record measurements and dimensions of requested items; be able to recognize levels of detail required to create a complete and accurate accounting of the field inventory and environment per the project specifications.
Incumbent may be required to assist in power restoration efforts in natural disaster events (eg: driver, wire sitter, runner)
Accurately records data and measurements using correct standards and symbology such that the resulting product is clear and easily understood by office-based project personnel.
Meets production targets and understands the importance of project deliverables and milestones
Overnight travel may be required at times
Follow all Pike Engineering and client safety practices and promote a safe working environment
Able to manage multiple tasks and assist in the training of new peers
Be able and comfortable working in an outside environment