Johnson County REMC has an opening for the position of Staking Engineer in our Engineering Department.  This position requires residential and distribution system background.  Applicants interested in applying for the position may submit a resume and cover letter to purdym@jcremc.com by Friday, March 30, 2018.






To provide maximum service to the member/consumer by providing prompt and efficient responses to requests for service or information.  To strive to improve the reliability of the distribution system by designing facilities in compliance with Rural Utility Services specifications and National Electrical Safety Code.  To promote marketing activities and effective public relations by being able to inform and advise the public about the rural electric program and efficient uses of electricity.



Reports to:                                                   Director of Engineering

Coordinates and cooperates with:             All other departments and personnel

Directs:                                                        None



Within the limits of established policies, assumes responsibilities as delegated by the Director of Engineering to maintain a working knowledge of all of the following departmental functions in order to perform them independently and competently:

  1. Schedules and keeps appointments with members/consumers for new construction, upgrading or conversions of facilities, and relocation or removal of existing facilities and to provide cost estimates for jobs to be completed.
  2. Designs, stakes and inspects primary, secondary and service installations for new services, system improvements, sectionalizing equipment and retirements of existing facilities.
  3. Inspects for tree trimming and/or removal requirements, facility damages and to identify potentially hazardous situations.
  4. Consults with developers to provide for mutually agreeable conditions for the installation of REMC facilities in areas to be developed. Coordinates the installation of facilities with other utilities.
  5. Utilizes drafting and data processing equipment as needed to draft staking sheets and facility layouts and to produce material sheets for construction projects.
  6. Maintains, corrects and updates distribution system circuit diagram and consumer location maps as needed. Distributes and updates supplemental specification guides.  Final posting of subdivision service and inventory maps, master map book, switching, boundary and distribution system circuit diagram.
  7. Maintains all records necessary for Operations Department accounting procedures and to support the formulation of work plans and reports required by the Rural Utility Services, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and other regulatory agencies.
  8. Serves as a dispatcher while working inside the headquarters building and serves as a dispatcher for outage situations occurring outside normal business hours in accordance with a predetermined schedule.
  9. Schedules and keeps appointments for new construction, upgrading, relocating and maintaining the fiber facilities and to provide cost estimates for jobs to be completed.
  10. Designs, stakes and inspects line extensions, subdivision layouts, service drops, relocating and maintenance jobs of new and existing fiber facilities.
  11. Works in a professional manner with any and all companies and businesses bound contractually or through the partnership with Johnson County REMC and any of its subsidiaries.
  12. Represent and support the Cooperative and its programs to the public through attendance at business functions, civic leadership roles, and participation in career enhancement training programs as directed.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.



This position has no supervisory responsibilities.



To develop among members, employees and the public, an understanding and acceptance of the Cooperative’s plans, programs and objectives in the areas of communications, marketing and public relations.


Communicates and coordinates with all departments and employees for the purpose of informational exchange and internal customer service.


Communicates with other REMCs for the purpose of informational exchange.

Communicates with consultants and vendors to develop and implement projects.  Provide excellent customer service as needed to educate and answer member questions.  Positively represent Johnson County REMC at all times within the community





Associates degree or equivalent training in electrical or electronics engineering, or equivalent experience and willingness and ability to take relevant outside courses in those subjects.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and attain the position objective.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to perform the functions of design, staking and inspecting facilities.
  • Must have the ability to operate a personal computer to obtain and analyze system load studies.
  • Must be capable of maintaining system maps.
  • Must possess a knowledge of the National Electrical Code and the National Electrical Safety Code.
  • Must be capable of communicating effectively with management, employees, members, personnel from other organizations and with the general public.



  • Must have a valid Indiana driver license.
  • Must adhere to company Safety Rules.
  • A proficiency in the English language and its proper usage. Knowledge of a second language is a plus for this position.
  • Ability to perform first aid and CPR.
  • Utilization and operation of personal computers, calculators, telephone, photocopy machine and other standard office tasks and completion of assigned duties.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to

  • Frequently: see, talk, hear, walk, sit, stand, and use hands to finger, handle, write, feel and reach with hands and arms, and have the ability to traverse rough terrain.
  • Occasionally: stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, balance, crawl and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.



The duties of the position are primarily performed in an office environment.  Position does require travel throughout the service area.  Occasionally duties may be performed outside with exposure to inclement weather. Work is regularly scheduled Monday-Friday, although weekends and after hours may be required.




Johnson County REMC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Johnson County REMC is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , or at any USDA office, or call 866-632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax to 202-690-7442 or by e-mail to program.intake@usda.gov