Careers

Providing outstanding customer service is at the heart of KPUB’s company culture and in the forefront of all that we do. Keeping the lights on reliably for our community is something KPUB takes pride in! Since 1987, we’ve been committed to keeping the lights on for the Kerrville area—rain or shine.

At KPUB, we are responsive to our customers and committed to serving them. We don’t answer to shareholders—we answer to our customers, and every decision we make is in their best interest.

Are you interested in joining the KPUB team? Click the button below to check out our openings!

Accommodation Request

If you have a disability and need accommodation(s) to apply for one of KPUB’s posted positions, please contact us:

Call: 1-830-792-8283
Email: [email protected]

E-Verify

U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States, either as U.S. citizens or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. KPUB participates in E-Verify, a U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services internet system that helps businesses determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the U.S.

Equal Employment Opportunity

KPUB actively promotes equal-opportunity employment and equal pay on the basis of merit and ability to perform work. Equal opportunity will be extended to all qualified employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, or disability. 

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Taylor Riley

Taylor Riley

Lineman

“At KPUB, I work with a great team of other line workers who all take pride in the work we do and are always ready to roll up our sleeves and help each other out. I love that my job as a KPUB lineman challenges me every day in different ways and the brotherhood it involves in training one another. KPUB is a great company that has offered me an opportunity to develop my career here, and I’m able to use my skills and knowledge to keep progressing in this line of work and continuously grow.”

Our benefits

Full-time employees enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes the following:

  • Health, Vision and Dental insurance
  • Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Vacation, Sick and Holiday
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Critical Sickness Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program

Available Positions

TITLE: System Dispatcher
POSITION STATUS: Full Time, Non Exempt
GRADE: 10
DEPARTMENT: Operations
REPORTS TO: Supervisor, Field Services

JOB SUMMARY:
Under direction, receive and transmit information to crew personnel relating to construction, maintenance and repair of distribution lines. Receive customer telephone calls relating to power outages, connection of new service or service disconnect and reconnect non-pay.
Under limited supervision, coordinate transfer of information between crews, office and customers to facilitate operation of the KPUB electrical system and maximize productivity and reliability.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Communicate by telephone, radio and email with employees and customers.
•Acquire status of distribution and substation equipment; analyze and report information as needed todirect crews for normal and emergency operations.
•Issue, receive and record switching orders clearly.
•Keeps dispatch logs relating to customer calls and power outages.
•Develop thorough knowledge of service area.
•Utilize SCADA, mapping, outage management and other software for data entry, reporting, and information gathering purposes to support utility operations.
•Work morning, evening and double shifts as required.
•Work as dispatcher on call as required.
•All other assignments as directed by supervisor or management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or equivalent.
•Maintain composure in emergency situations
•Clear verbal and written communication skills
•Must be self-motivated, dependable and detail oriented.
•Strong interpersonal skills
•Ability to maintain sensitive company/customer data in the strictest of confidence.
•Proficient operation of office equipment
•Working knowledge of computer systems.
•Ability to obtain knowledge of basic electricity and electric power systems.
•Ability to accurately interpret report and convey electronic data.
•Possess a valid Texas Driver’s license and have a good driving record.
•Must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential functions of the job described in a fastpaced, high pressure environment with or without reasonable accommodation, including being able tolift up to 50 pounds of materials.
•Bondable.

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TITLE: Engineering Technician I
POSITION STATUS: Full Time, Non Exempt
GRADE: 12
DEPARTMENT: Engineering
REPORTS TO: Engineering Services Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY:
Design distribution projects, estimate project costs, establish and track work orders, work with customers on new and/or updated service requirements, maintain and update digital records and maps, draft and obtain easements, verify efficiency rebate applications, and conduct energy audits.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Design line extensions and system maintenance jobs as they are assigned including performing necessary calculations for correct equipment selection.
•Work with customers on new installations and changes to existing installations.
•Explain Policies and Rates to customers.
•Create work orders and check them for accuracy after completion.
•Forecast equipment to warehouse for long lead time items.
•Perform inspections of customer electric service facilities.
•Perform surveying work and drafting.
•Update and maintain system map on Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
•Research and complete easements, permits, and digging clearance documents associated with designs.
•Administer existing energy efficiency programs through customer rebates and energy audits.
•All other assignments as directed by supervisor, manager, and General Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
•High school diploma or equivalent with 2 years of relevant experience in a related field (electric industry, construction trade, etc.) required.
•Knowledge of electric distribution construction standards, NESC, and NEC preferred.
•Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
•Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.
•Ability to operate office equipment/computers with knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office.
•Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
•Ability to work well with other users.
•Possess valid Texas Driver’s license and have a good driving record.
•Must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential functions of the job described with or without reasonable accommodation, including being able to lift up to 50 pounds of materials.
•Bondable.

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TITLE: Engineering Technician II
POSITION STATUS: Full Time, Non Exempt
GRADE: 15
DEPARTMENT: Engineering
REPORTS TO: Engineering Services Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY:
Design distribution projects, estimate project costs, establish and track work orders, work with customers on new and/or updated service requirements, maintain and update digital records and maps, draft and obtain easements, verify efficiency rebate applications, and conduct energy audits.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Design line extensions and system improvements as they are assigned including performing necessary calculations for correct equipment selection.
•Work with customers on new installations and changes to existing installations.
•Explain Policies and Rates to customers.
•Create work orders and check them for accuracy after completion.
•Forecast equipment to warehouse for long lead time items.
•Perform inspections of customer electric service facilities.
•Perform surveying work and drafting.
•Review foreign attachment applications as required.
•Update and maintain system map on Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
•Research and complete easements, permits, and digging clearance documents associated with designs.
•Administer existing energy efficiency programs through customer rebates and energy audits.
•Assist in teaching Engineering Technician I personnel to strengthen department skillset
•All other assignments as directed by supervisor and General Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
•Bachelor’s degree from accredited university plus two (2) years relevant work experience OR associate’s degree plus four (4) years relevant work experience OR high school diploma OR equivalent and six (6) years of relevant work experience.
•Knowledge of electric distribution construction standards, materials, NESC, NEC, and KPUB design policy.
•Knowledge and experience with surveying, computers, database management systems, business enterprise software, and Microsoft Office suite.
•Ability to effectively manage time and projects.
•Ability to prioritize and manage changing priorities.
•Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
•Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.
•Ability to operate office equipment/computers with knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office.
•Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
•Ability to work well with other users.
•Possess valid Texas Driver’s license and have a good driving record.
•Must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential functions of the job described with or without reasonable accommodation, including being able to lift up to 50 pounds of materials.
•Bondable.

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TITLE: Project Coordinator
POSITION STATUS: Full Time, Non Exempt
GRADE: 21
DEPARTMENT: Engineering
REPORTS TO: Engineering Services Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY:
Assists with preparation of project plans including estimates and timeframes for capital budget improvements associated with Distribution, Substation, and Operation departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assists in planning, coordinating, and monitoring capital budget projects for distribution, substation, and operational improvements.
• Assists Engineering Services Supervisor with administration of designated programs that includes directing contractors, monitoring budgets, and adhering to set schedules.
• Communicates status updates of planning, scheduling, and coordination of project activities including cost and deadline impacts to internal and external stakeholders.
• Creates and maintains project progress monitoring data to track each project.
• Updates and maintains schedule data to ensure project consistency and optimization including identifying potential process improvements to supervisor.
• Assists in resolution of project issues including any potential risks to team members by providing supporting documentation including policies and procedures.
• Communicates roles, expectations, and accountabilities to all team members on a regular basis.
• Prepares design documents including engineering drawings and estimates for distribution and substation jobs.
• Aids coworkers to ensure established project deadlines and related tasks are completed as assigned.
• Performs engineering calculations as necessary to determine requirements for electric system expansion or improvement.
• Performs key duties related to foreign attachment program including application review, field validation, and all associated record maintenance.
• All other assignments as directed by supervisor, manager, and General Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering, planning, construction, or related field with relevant work experience related to utility design and construction practices.
• Knowledge of basic project estimating, project management practices, and contract development and monitoring.
• Ability to work well with other users.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.
• Ability to effectively manage time and projects.
• Ability to prioritize and manage changing priorities.
• Ability to operate office equipment/computers with knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office.
• Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
• Ability to effectively manage time and projects.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers.
• Possess valid Texas Driver’s license and have a good driving record.
• Must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential functions of the job described with or without reasonable accommodation, including being able to lift up to 50 pounds of materials.
• Bondable

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TITLE: Substation Relay & SCADA Tech
POSITION STATUS: Full Time, Non Exempt
GRADE: 22
DEPARTMENT: Engineering
REPORTS TO: Substation Project Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for installing, testing, modifying, calibrating, programming and repairing distribution protection and substation relay systems, SCADA real time automation controllers and associated equipment. Provide technical knowledge and support to other groups to support system trouble analyses.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for installing, testing, modifying, calibrating, programming and repairing distribution protection relay systems, and SCADA real time automation controllers.
• Responsible for installing, testing, modifying, calibrating, programming and repairing communication processor units and associated protection communication systems.
• Provide technical knowledge to other support groups related to projects of system trouble analysis.
• Equipment repair to the component level.
• Prepare documentation, including creating or modifying control prints, test results and equipment tracking database.
• All other assignments as directed by supervisor, manager, and General Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Associate’s Degree or equal field experience in electronic or electrical engineering preferred.
• A minimum of four years of experience installing and maintaining SCADA RTACs’ settings, electrical relay controls and protection systems preferred.
• Knowledge in power circuit breakers, transformers, controls, tone and power line carrier preferred.
• Experience with electrical substation project management preferred.
• Ability to effectively manage time and projects.
• Ability to prioritize and manage changing priorities.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.
• Ability to work well with other users.
• Must be able to climb ladders and steel structure.
• Valid Texas Drivers License and maintain a good driving record.
• Must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential functions of the job described with or without reasonable accommodation, including being able to lift up to 50 pounds of materials.
• Bondable.

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Apprenticeship Program

KPUB and other utilities play an enormous role in apprenticeship. KPUB’s apprenticeship program is recognized by the Department of Labor and audited frequently to ensure compliance and integrity. To become a Journey Lineman, Apprentice Linemen, or trainees, must complete 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and 144 hours of book work on their own time. Once completed, graduates receive a certificate of completion and a certification that will carry throughout their career. The apprenticeship in Texas a paid program designed to focus on training and education. Apprentices work with and learn from established Journeymen in a hands-on setting. KPUB linemen serve as coaches, mentors, and teachers to the apprentices during their training. Apprentices will also work in several different areas of the industry such as the substations and power lines. Much of our linemen’s success is attributed to the Journey Linemen that train the apprentices.

Since 2006, KPUB has had 20 apprentices complete the training and receive their certification recognized by the Department of Labor. Today, 11 of those linemen are still employed at Kerrville Public Utility Board. We are so incredibly grateful for all our linemen and their dedication to our community. Thank you, KPUB linemen!

Get an inside look into Kerrville Public Utility Board’s lineman apprenticeship program: