Careers

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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: triley@kpub.com

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. The following posters, produced by the Equal Opportunity Commission,

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Engineering Technician III
POSITION STATUS: Full Time / Non Exempt
GRADE: 17
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 computer records and maps, draft and obtain easements, verify efficiency rebate applications, conduct energy audits, and project management.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with staff and contractors to determine project scope and specifications for system improvement projects.
  • Responsible for design and maintenance of construction assembly units in enterprise software system.
  • Design line extensions and system improvements as they are assigned including performing necessary calculations for correct equipment selection.
  • Manage complex projects effectively by delivering on budget and schedule while meeting customer expectations.
  • 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 easement, permit, 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 and General Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university plus four (4) years relevant work experience OR Associate’s degree plus six (6) years relevant work experience OR high school diploma or equivalent and eight (8) years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of electric distribution construction standards, materials, NESC, NEC, and KPUB design policy and demonstrated proficiency in all job duties.
  • Ability to train others and has specialized knowledge to serve as a subject matter expert.
  • Knowledge and experience with surveying, computers, database management systems, business enterprise software, and Microsoft Office suite..
  • Ability to share specialized knowledge through effective training of coworkers.
  • 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.
  • 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

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 computer 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 easement, permit, 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 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.
  • 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.
  • JOB DESCRIPTION

    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

    • Under limited supervision, communicate by telephone, radio/dispatch functions and email withemployees and customers.
    • Acquire status of distribution and substation equipment; analyze and report information as needed todirect crews for normal and emergency operations.
    • Dispatches service crew(s) and equipment to specific work locations.
    • Issue, receive and record switching orders clearly.
    • Records essential information and facts from messages transmitted or received by radio and telephoneby entering and retrieving data from computer, time stamping and logging messages for permanentrecord keeping, maintaining continuous records of the status of units assigned, and maintaining aregular log of all messages transmitted and received by radio and telephone.
    • Develop thorough knowledge of service area.
    • Utilize SCADA, mapping, outage management and other software for data entry, reporting, andinformation 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. One year of verifiable experience operating a two-way radio communications system, strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of communication practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of communication rules and guidelines.
  • Maintain composure and think clearly in emergency situations.
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, dependable and detail oriented.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain sensitive company/customer data in the strictest of confidence.
  • Proficient operation of office equipment.
  • Knowledge of computer systems.
  • Ability to obtain knowledge of basic electricity and electric power systems.
  • Ability to operate a variety of communication equipment and information services; read maps andguides.
  • 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.
  • JOB DESCRIPTION

    TITLE: Lineman
    POSITION STATUS: Full Time / Non Exempt
    GRADE: 21
    DEPARTMENT: Operations
    REPORTS TO: General Foreman

    JOB SUMMARY

    Perform skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of distribution lines and equipment in de-energized and energized environments using rubber-gloving techniques. Direct subordinates in the completion of less complex routine duties.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Set poles and down-guys.
    • Frame poles and pull in conductors for distribution circuits.
    • Install transformers, regulators, capacitors, reclosers, air switches, and other equipment.
    • Phase circuits together.
    • Install and maintain underground circuits and transformers.
    • Install residential and commercial services.
    • Install and disconnect meters.
    • Train apprentice linemen and helpers.
    • Maintain assigned vehicles.
    • Be familiar with and follow all safety regulations; promote a safe work place with coworkers.
    • Be familiar with distribution construction specifications.
    • Work with co-workers, supervisory personnel and the general public.
    • Climb poles and work from bucket trucks.
    • Perform strenuous work under emergency conditions and in all weather conditions.
    • All other assignments as directed by supervisor or General Manager/CEO.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Sufficient education and vocational training plus a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience in electrical power line work.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Commercial 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 100 pounds of materials.
  • Must be able to work irregular hours including overtime, weekends, nights and “on-call” and “after hour” duty assignments when scheduled or as required.
  • Bondable.