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Staking Technician - Electric Utility

Lea County Electric Cooperative
Lovington, NM
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description



Department: Distribution Engineering/Management Information Systems

Reports to: Supervisor of Staking

Supervises: None

Directs: None

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Last reviewed: December 2021


To provide field services for locating the distribution and transmission facilities of the cooperative and to assist all departments in identification, engineering and accounting functions relating to cooperative plant. Also assists customers with energy savings and conservation decisions by performing energy audits and providing usage data through key accounts activities.


  1. Surveys and locates plant facilities.
  2. Communicate with customers to learn their needs and determine best method for satisfying the customer while making the best use of cooperative’s resources.
  3. Stake plant facilities for line extensions, system improvements and ordinary replacements.
  4. Assure that line construction complies with all national local, state, and national code requirements.
  5. Assess, prescribe, and secure necessary rights-of-way and contracts, negotiating terms of acquisition as necessary.
  6. Prepare staking sheets and job costing information.
  7. Perform necessary drafting to be able to update and post maps.
  8. Oversee the proper accounting and application of credits for billing, properly applying LCEC rates, rules, and other policies.
  9. Assume responsibility for the location and clearance of underground facilities.
  10. Perform customer information in support of member service objectives.
  11. Prepare and post on computer all pertinent information related to jobs and customer needs.
  12. Perform function of key accounts representative, reviewing and making adjustments to assigned accounts, contacting customer annually and reporting yearly report.
  13. Perform energy audits for residential and commercial customers, providing energy savings information and assisting them in locating additional resources.
  14. Perform maintenance on all equipment used in staking function.
  15. Perform required maintenance on assigned vehicle.
  16. Observe all company safety rules and hazardous material handling procedures.
  17. Receives work assignments and coordinate tasks with supervisor of staking.
  18. Coordinates with Operations Department on timely completion of work orders.
  19. Advises Member Services Department on billing adjustments and service orders.
  20. Advises Accounting Department on invoicing and billing aspects of work orders.
  21. Works with System Planning Department on coordination of switching procedures, sectionalizing and substation work as assigned.
  22. Communicates with members on all aspect of staking process.
  23. Negotiates with land owners on securing Right-of-Way and contracts.
  24. Coordinates with contractors regarding proper and timely construction of plant.
  25. Exchanges information with other utilities regarding service territories, joint use plant and location of underground facilities.
  26. Communicates with Appraisal Office on confirming proper land owner.
  27. Works with Federal and State agencies such as to obtain Right-of-Ways.
  28. Perform other duties as requested.


An Associate’s degree or two years of college (electrical engineering, land surveying, drafting) is required or a one-year technical school certification with emphasis in surveying and drafting and two years of directly related, progressively responsible experience enabling incumbent to learn the duties of the position.


Five years experience in the staking or construction of electrical distribution and transmission lines is preferred.


The fully competent incumbent must possess the following knowledge:

  • R. U. S. specifications
  • National Electrical Code
  • LCEC safety rules and policies and National Electrical Safety Code
  • Maps and layout of distribution and transmission system
  • Application of construction units
  • Principles and practices of dealing with customers
  • Energy audit procedures and technologies
  • LCEC policies online extension, rates and other matters required by position
  • First aid and CPR procedures
  • Basic computer skills including spreadsheets
  • Key Account Executive Certification


  • Able to drive and possess a valid driver’s license
  • Use and maintain, to the degree required, all tools and equipment, necessary to the position
  • Possess strong interpersonal communication skills with all kinds of people, including conflict resolution
  • Able to plan and complete work without direct supervision
  • Able to prepare all forms and reports required for staking tasks
  • Able to operate a PC and all necessary software
  • Physically able to move across all sorts of terrain and perform the other physical requirements of the position


Approximately 60% of this position is performed outdoors in varying weather conditions, with the remainder done in a normal office environment. Occasional exposure to high voltage and other hazards. Subject to callout in emergencies. Subject to random drug/alcohol testing. We require our employees to live within 30 minutes from your designated location. This position is considered safety sensitive.

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Lea County Electric Cooperative


Lovington, NM
88260 USA



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