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Employment

Thank you for your interest in Choptank Electric Cooperative.

Operations 

We currently have an immediate opening for an Apprentice Lineman at our Denton District Office. Applicant must have a High School diploma or equivalent. Basic knowledge of electricity is desirable. Must have a valid Maryland Class “A” restricted or equivalent driver’s license. Position requires working in various weather conditions and working irregular hours for emergencies. On-the-job training will be provided.

Successful applicant will be required to:

1. Pass a physical exam and drug test

2. Complete the Northwest Lineman’s College Power Delivery Program(provided on-site)

3. Reside within a 27 mile radius of Denton District Office, which is located at 24820 Meeting House Rd., Denton, MD.

Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, May 31, 2018. 

 

Member Services

Seeking motivated individual to fill the position of Communications Specialist in our Headquarters Office located in Denton, MD.  A bachelor’s degree in Communications, Visual Communications/Graphic Design/Media, Journalism or related field is required. 

One to three years of experience in videography, social media, website management and Adobe Creative Suite preferred.   

Candidate must be equipped to develop and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, co-op members, vendors and the general public.  Previous contacts and/or working relationships with associated agencies and organizations are preferable.  Desirable candidates will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.  Candidate must be able to assist in the development of plans and programs within assigned area of responsibility.

Position may require extended or irregular hours of work to accommodate Cooperative needs during emergency situations and various community events.  Occasional travel required while representing the Cooperative at various professional and association meetings and training events.

Position requires a valid driver’s license. As a condition of employment, the selected candidate will be required to pass a physical examination and a drug/alcohol test.

Application must be postmarked by May 23, 2018 or emailed by 11:59 pm on May 23, 2018. 

 

Seeking motivated individual to fill the position of Member Service Specialist in our Headquarters Office located in Denton, MD.  Previous experience in a call center environment is highly desirable.  Applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent.   

Must have excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office product suite.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.   
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality in the performance of duties and be able to effectively deal with a variety of people under various and sometimes difficult circumstances.
  • As a condition of employment, the candidate will be required to pass a physical examination and a drug test. 
  • Individual must be able to sit a desk and operate a computer and telephone for the majority of each work day.

Application must be postmarked by May 23, 2018 or emailed by 11:59 pm on May 23, 2018.

 

Engineering

Seeking motivated individual to fill the position of Electrical Engineer in our Headquarters Office located in Denton, MD.  A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering is required.  Must have the ability to acquire Professional Engineer license in the State of Maryland within a reasonable period of time.  Previous experience in the field of power distribution engineering is desirable.  

Should have knowledge of the National Electrical Safety Code and the National Electrical Code.  Must be able to make voltage drop and load studies of the electric system.  Must be able to make coordination studies of system fault currents.  Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Must possess a valid, Maryland Class C driver’s license or equivalent.

Position requires occasional irregular hours and occasional outside work.  Position also requires occasional travel for employee development and training. 

As a condition of employment, the candidate will be required to pass a physical examination and a drug test.  Individual must be able to work on a computer for long periods of time.  Individual must also be able to negotiate uneven terrain and walk long distances in reaching distribution, transmission and substation facilities.  Individual must be able to manipulate hand tools to open enclosures and other structures and must be able to maintain footing and balance when in close proximity to high voltage structures that are open for inspection, exposing energized parts.   

 

 

Seeking motivated individual to fill the position of System Planning Engineer in our Headquarters Office located in Denton, MD.  A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering is required.  Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland or become registered in Maryland with one (1) year preferred. 

Must have five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in electrical utility engineering; ten (10) years preferred.  Experience in developing short-term and long-term work plans is essential.  Must have a working knowledge of long-term engineering studies, sectionalizing studies, and standards and specifications for construction of all electric plant facilities.  Experience with engineering software is essential.  Must have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office product suite.    

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Must possess the ability to motivate and supervise employees.  Must possess a valid, Maryland Class C driver’s license or equivalent. 

Position requires occasional irregular hours and occasional outside work.  Position also requires occasional travel for employee development and training.

As a condition of employment, the candidate will be required to pass a physical examination and a drug test.  Individual must be able to work on a computer for long periods of time.  Individual must also be able to negotiate uneven terrain and walk long distances in reaching distribution, transmission and substation facilities.  Individual must be able to manipulate hand tools to open enclosures and other structures and must be able to maintain footing and balance when in close proximity to high voltage structures that are open for inspection, exposing energized parts.  

 

Applications and resumes are only accepted when there is a vacancy.

Choptank Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Based on the position that you are applying for, please complete the appropriate application below. 

We suggest that you save your application as a PDF file, attach it to an e-mail and send it to hrgroup@choptankelectric.coop

If you experience problems e-mailing your application, you may print it and mail or fax to: 

Choptank Electric Cooperative
Attn: Manager Human Resources
P. O. Box 430
Denton, MD 21629-0430 

Fax 410-479-3516 

Application with CDL (Commercial Driver's License) 

Application without CDL 

When there is a job opening, applications may also be picked up from Choptank Electric's headquarters office located in Denton, MD or at our Regional Service Center located in Salisbury, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM. 

Please indicate the position for which you are applying. 

Applications must be received by the deadline noted. Our review and selection process begins shortly after the closing date. This process may take several weeks. Within that period, should your address change, please advise us. 

If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified by letter at the address you provide on your application/resume. If you are not selected for an interview, your application will be maintained for a period of 90 days and considered for future openings if the same position should become available within that 90 day period.

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