Careers at IMPA and Our Member Utilities

Careers at IMPA and Our Member Utilities


A variety of career opportunities currently exist at IMPA and in our member communities.

IMPA - Staff Writer
Town of Argos - Journeymen Line Worker

Town of Veedersburg - Town Manager
City of Rensselaer - Operations Manager for Electric Utility
Troy Utilities - Utility Worker
City of Frankfort - Lineman
Town of Veedersburg - Journeyman Lineman
Town of Dublin - Municipal General Maintenance
Town of Middletown - Utilities Superintendent
Town of Edinburgh - Town Manager
Town of Edinburgh - Journeyman Lineworker
Lebanon Utilities - Journeyman Lineworker
Lebanon Utilities - Lineworker Apprentice





 
Indiana Municipal Power Agency - Staff Writer
Indiana Municipal Power Agency, a wholesale electric generating and transmission company located in Carmel, Indiana is looking for an energetic individual to serve as a writer for the Agency’s various newsletters and communications channels.  Responsibilities include interviewing sources, conducting research, writing interesting articles from information gathered from various sources, and editing copy for Agency newsletters and other publications.  Candidates for this position must have strong writing, editing, interviewing, and organizational skills and be willing to travel extensively throughout the state of Indiana to member communities.  Strong interpersonal skills, ability to juggle multiple projects, and meet tight deadlines is critical. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software required.  Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.  A Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, or related field is required.  Competitive salary and benefits package.  For confidential consideration, send resume & salary history to:
 
Administrative Manager
Indiana Municipal Power Agency
11610 North College Avenue
Carmel, Indiana 46032
or by e-mail to: careers@impa.com
 





Town of Argos - Journeymen Line Worker
The Town of Argos Electric is looking for a skilled Journeymen Line Worker who can construct and maintain power circuits, distribution and substations. The qualified applicant will be available for on-call work in addition to regular hours, working under adverse weather conditions and all other duties as assigned. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, an Electrical Journeyman Certificate and qualify for a valid Indiana Class-B CDL driver’s license. Thorough knowledge and familiarity with principles and practices of electric power line construction and maintenance (including electrical
substations) required.

Apply at or send resume to:
Town of Argos Electric
201 W. Walnut St.
Argos, IN 46501

Applications will be accepted through September 9, 2019





 
Town of Veedersburg - Town Manager
The Town of Veedersburg, Indiana, seeks a qualified individual to oversee and manage the day-to-day utility operations of the Town. The Town Manager will be expected to project strong leadership and management qualities and will report directly to the Veedersburg Town Council.  Qualified applicants should possess a working knowledge of all phases of electrical, water, and sewer services.

Applications are available in the Clerk-Treasurer’s office, 100 South Main Street, Veedersburg, IN. All applications must be received by September 9, 2019.

The Town of Veedersburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





 
City of Rensselaer - Operations Manager for Electric Utility
The City of Rensselaer Indiana has an immediate opening for an Operations Manager for its Electric Utility.

Rensselaer is unique in that it boasts the ability to serve the community of 6000 with (5) utilities.  Rensselaer Municipal Electric Utility has approximately 4000 meters serving Residential, Commercial and Industrial Customers.  For 2017, we are expected to sell 114,325,000 kWh with a peak demand of 21 MW. As a part of the overall power portfolio, Rensselaer owns and operates a 14MW natural gas power plant.  The plant is dispatched through Indiana Municipal Power Agency, our power provider.

You will direct day-to-day all operations activities, requiring strong leadership skills and the ability to develop and implement successful management strategies. 

Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the power production, construction, maintenance and repair of Rensselaer’s Electric Utility power plant, power lines, substations and street/security lighting.
  • Develop, submit and maintain annual budget including ten year capital improvements plan (10CIP) and staffing requirements to Mayor.
  • Drive the operations of the electric utility using the 10CIP as the guide.
  • Maintain relationship with department engineer and or engineering firm in order support the needs of the electric utility.
  • Provide direct oversight over engineering cost estimating, budgeting and overall scheduling of overhead and underground distribution lines required to adequately serve existing and new customers.
  • Assists in the preparation and fulfillment of legal contracts and documents and performs necessary inspections and investigations.
  • Ensure all construction data is properly recorded in paper and electronic formats.
  • Manage purchase requisitions and inventory for department materials and equipment.
  • Develop equipment and vehicle specifications and requirements.
  • Manage the implementation of the work order system for all capital, repair and maintenance projects.
  • Responsible for the reporting and documenting all necessary and pertinent information required by the Indiana Municipal Power Agency.
  • Responsible for all reports including but not limited to:
  • Monthly IMPA generation report
  • IDEM and EPA reports
  • Yearly Department of Energy reports (EIA)
  • Yearly line loss report
  • Responsible for enforcing all local, state and federal laws regarding such items as electric line construction, generation stack emissions, hazardous and OSHA laws.
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with industrial customers.
  • Responds to customer issues or complaints.
  • Reviews large power customer billing prior to invoicing customers.
  • Assists large power, commercial and residential customers with questions and concerns.
  • Oversee the Work Order Management System
  • Oversee the day to day work schedules by coordinating with the Superintendents, Lead Foremen, and Supervisors to ensure work is being completed on schedule and in a safe manner.
  • Ensure personnel are properly trained through continuing education and seminars.
  • Discipline personnel as necessary according to Rensselaer’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Monitors and enforces all safety rules and regulations to insure the safety of all employees.
  • Responsible for attendance of regularly scheduled council, staff and superintendent meetings or any meeting deemed necessary by the Mayor or City Council.
  • Approve overtime, payroll and on-call schedules.
  • Establishes and maintains successful working relationship with the public, employees and elected officials.
  • Carries out employee performance reviews and recommends pay adjustments, promotions etc.
You will need:
  • Strong managerial skills including interpersonal skills showing the ability to work with wide range personalities inside and outside the organization.
  • Thorough understanding of electrical tariffs, contracts and billing procedures.
  • Familiarity with principles and practices of power line construction, maintenance and substations.
  • Proficient knowledge, application and use of basic computer software(s).
  • Excellent ability to make informed immediate decisions in an emergency of highly stressful situations and willingness to work overtime in those emergency situations.
  • Proficient knowledge of environmental regulations and the requirements involved with reporting.
  • Ability to co-ordinate and dispatch staff during emergency situations such as major power outages due to storms, etc.
  • Familiarity of the RUS standards and APPA Safety Manual as adopted by the Electric Utility.
 
Education/Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree Operations Management or related field preferred.
  • Ten years of progressive experience in electric utility operations/engineering, including two to four years of supervisory experience required.
  • Combination of like education and experience may be considered.
  • Understanding of Natural Gas Utilities is a plus.
 
Compensation:
The Salary Range for this position is $75,000 to $85,000 per year depending on education and experience.  The city offers a competitive benefits package.

If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Honorable Stephen A. Wood, Mayor, City of Rensselaer, Indiana: mayorwood@cityofrensselaerin.com





Town of Troy - Utility Worker
The Town of Troy is seeking an individual to fill the position of Utility Worker.

Duties and Responsibilities
Help maintain the Electric, Water, and Sewer systems.

Water – Daily samples, meter reading, locate and repair leaks, maintain property, use backhoe and trencher.  Must be willing to get certified as a WT3 Water Operator and operate the Water Filtration Plant.

Electric – Help maintain the distribution systems repair outages, install new services, operate a bucket and digger truck, willing to be trained as a lineman, tree trimming.

Sewer – Help maintain the sewer system, maintain lift stations, pulling pumps, rebuilding the rails, repairing leaks, willing to get Sewer Certification for the Water Filtration Plant.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
An understanding of electricity, water, and sewer.  Able to operate various machines.  Learn to use the tools of the trade.

Education
High School Diploma or GED

Experience
Past experience working in water, sewer, and electric would be a plus; CDL

Working Conditions
Outdoors, heat, cold, rain, and snow.  Exposed to risk of injury from electricity, mechnical parts, will be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Physical Requirements
Sitting, standing, walking, driving, climbing ladders, squatting, kneeling, liefting, carrying up to 50 lbs.  Working long hours both day and night.

Application information
No phone calls.  Please send resume to Troy Utilities, P.O. Box 57, Troy, IN 47588 or email to troyutilities@psci.net.






City of Frankfort - Lineman
The City of Frankfort Utilities is looking for skilled journeymen electricians who construct and maintain power circuits, distribution and substations. The qualified applicant will be available for on-call work in addition to regular hours and working under adverse weather conditions. Applicants are required to work in setting and removing power poles and install, remove, inspect repair and perform maintenance on transformers that have several different types of connections, crossarms, wire, insulators, lightning arrestors, capacitors, oil reclosures, guy wires, voltage regulators, ground rods, switches fuses, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
High school education or equivalent required. Thorough knowledge and familiarity with principles and practices of electric power line construction and maintenance (including electrical substations) required. Strong verbal communications skills necessary in order to deal with a wide range of personalities both inside and outside the organization. Able to make informed immediate decisions in emergency or highly stressful situations. Must qualify for a valid Indiana CDL driver’s license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• The physical activity expected is balancing, stooping, crawling, climbing, kneeling, reaching, standing, pushing, pulling, lifting, talking and repetitive motions.
• Must be physically, mentally and psychologically able to perform all of the required duties. Position requires physical strength, finger and limb dexterity, and mobility.
• Must have ability to climb poles and to work poles or in an aerial lift at various heights.
• Must be able to lift weights of up to 90 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The minimum working conditions require the employee to work both inside and outside, exposed to noise and adverse atmospheric and environmental conditions.

If you meet the above qualifications, please complete an online application by visiting www.frankfort-in.gov or clicking on APPLY or contact City of Frankfort Human Resources at (765) 659-3454.








Town of Veedersburg - Journeyman Lineman
The Town of Veedersburg is looking for a Journeyman Lineman to fill a position with the town's electric department, located in Veedersburg, Indiana.  Qualified candidates should meet the following characteristics:
   1.       Shall be a certified journeyman lineman
   2.       Shall be able to operate all equipment used in the department
   3.       Shall work in a safe manner
   4.       Shall work under the direction of the superintendent or assistance when working with primary or secondary wiring, maintain existing system, tree trimming or replacing poles.
   5.       Shall be able to work in a bucket truck with live-wiring
   6.       Shall know how to efficiently use capacitors, substations, transformers, etc
   7.        Shall know and follow electric codes
   8.       Shall be expected to answer power outage calls when called by the week-end on call person or the council
   9.       Shall be able to hookup dead service and secondary wiring
   10.     Shall be able to provide manual labor when required in getting any and all jobs done

Interested applicants should contact Town Manager Dirk Garriott to apply for the position:

Dirk Garriott
Town Manager - Veedersburg
100 South Main Street 
Veedersburg, IN 47987
T: 765-294-0129
email: townmgr@veedersburg.net







Town of Dublin - General Maintenance
The Town of Dublin, Indiana, is looking for an employee who can initially provide routine, general maintenance services, including those services provided by the Town-operated public electric and water utilities, but who is also willing to be elevated at some time in the future to a management position within the Town.

Compensation and Benefits: 
- Pay rate is contingent upon experience and education
- Very attractive health insurance plan (currently employee only pays 8% of own premium)
- Public Employee retirement plan
- Favorable personnel policy, which currently includes paid vacation after one year of service; 5 sick/personal days per year; 11 paid holidays
- On job training and costs paid for any continuing education required by State

Requirements:
- Must have GED/high school diploma, and prefer some electrical, water and/or general maintenance experience
- Must have at least a CDL-B endorsement driving license
- Must currently reside, or be willing to relocate, within a 5 mile radius of the Town

Duties:
- Maintain light and water facilities
- Read electric and water meters monthly
- Obtain samples for Indiana Board of Health as required by state law
- Groundskeeping of all town-owned properties
- Keep and maintain streets and alleys
- Pick up trash weekly and on special clean up days
- Maintain mechanical equipment belonging to the Town
- Maintain park and playground equipment
- Keep daily log of projects/work you assisted in as required by the Superintendent
- Contact Police Department and/or Wayne County Animal Control of any stray animals
- Carry out other duties as reasonably directed by the Town Superintendent and/or Dublin Town Council

Summary: The Town of Dublin is a close knit family style community, founded in 1830 and located within 2 miles of Cambridge City, Indiana, 25 minutes from Richmond, 1 hour from Indianapolis and Dayton, Ohio, and 1 1/2 hours from Cincinnati, OH. People know you by name and say ‘hi’ when they see you. The municipality, which takes care of the Town’s streets, refuse, electric, water and park needs, is known for the longevity of its employees, 80% of which have been employed between 17-39 years. The Town is a great community where people can live and thrive. A place for families, retirees and others seeking a quiet, peaceful life and strong sense of community.

To apply for this position:
Please provide a resume of education/experience/jobs you have held, including copies of licenses or certifications that may pertain to the position, along with at least three (3) professional or personal references, to the address below:
Town of Dublin
Attention: Julia McCarty, Town Clerk-Treasurer
PO Box 145
Dublin, IN 47335
Or you may email to: townhall@dublinin.org

Applying for a position with the Town of Dublin does not guarantee employment. All employment positions are “at will”. The Town of Dublin is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEOE).





 

 

Town of Middletown - Utilities Superintendent
The Town of Middletown, Indiana, located in Henry County near Anderson, is looking for a Utilities Superintendent to be in charge of operating the municipality’s electric, water and waste water utilities. 

Major Responsibilities:
- Work with the town’s engineers to plan and execute improvements to the town’s utility systems.
- Manage a team of employees to provide the best possible service to the customers, while also providing a healthy, safe and positive work environment.
- Coordinate the work of multiple contractors and vendors involved in projects, improvements and repairs to the town’s utility systems.
- Manage a state-of-the-art drinking water treatment plant, along with two municipal water towers.
- Manage the town’s sewage treatment plant.
- Manage the town’s infrastructure, including streets, power lines & poles, water mains, fire hydrants, sewer mains and sewage lift stations.
- Manage a multi-million dollar annual budget.
- Report to the Town Council on the status of all projects and on-going operations.
- Communicate with the public during projects or trouble calls.
- Work with state and federal agencies to provide all required environmental data and ensure compliance with all regulations.
- Work with the town’s police, fire and EMS to help provide public safety.
 
Position Requirements:
- Experience in management/leadership
- Experience in utilities
- Ability to lead people.
- Ability to manage large and small projects, while still managing day to day operations and trouble calls.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to communicate with customers and the Town Council.
- Strong ability to manage costs associated with employees, contractors and vendors.
 
The Town of Middletown offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, pension and 403(b) plan.
 
Interested applicants should submit their resumes by email to drew.cooper@middletown.in.gov, or by mail to: Clerk-Treasurer, Town of Middletown, 653 Locust Street, Middletown, Indiana 47356.

The Town of Middletown provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. The Town of Middletown complies with applicable local, state and federal laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to: hiring, placement, promotion, termination, leaves of absence, compensation and training.








Town of Edinburgh - Town Manager
The Town of Edinburgh, a community of 4,400 residents, is seeking a highly motivated leader to become the next Town Manager. The position oversees 9 department supervisors and reports to the Edinburgh Town Council.  For additional Town Manager duties refer to I.C. 36-5-5.  The salary range is $50,000 to $85,000 based on experience, as well as a benefit package including health, life insurance and Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS).   Mail letter of interest and a resume to Jerry Lollar, Edinburgh Town Council President, P.O. Box 65, Edinburgh, IN 46124-0065 or email interest and resume to townhall@edinburgh.in.us. Information must be received by February 8, 2019 to be considered.  The Town of Edinburgh is an equal opportunity employer.









Town of Edinburgh - Journeyman Lineman
Edinburgh Municipal Power and Light currently has an opening for a Journeyman Lineworker. The position is responsible for the proper installation, operation and maintenance of the electric transmission and distribution system and related facilities and equipment. Working as part of a team, the individual will use technical, analytical and interpersonal skills and electrical knowledge to deliver reliable electric service to Edinburgh Municipal Power and Light Department customers. Position is responsible for performing inspections, maintenance, operations and construction work on the substations, transmission, distribution and street lighting systems.

Qualifications required: A high school education or equivalent is required and 4 Years Apprentice Lineworker training through an accredited apprenticeship program. Thorough knowledge and familiarity with principles and practices of electric power line construction, maintenance, and substations is required. Strong verbal communication skills are necessary in order to deal with a wide range of personalities both inside and outside the organization. Must have the ability to make informed immediate decisions in emergency or highly stressful situations. A valid Indiana driver’s license and CDL are required.  A Journey Lineworker ensures all duties and responsibilities of the department and are in compliance with OSHA, IOSHA and Regulatory standards. Compliance with State Board of Accounts Guidelines is necessary.

Interested persons should submit a resume that can be obtained at www.edinburgh.in.us. no later than 12/31/2018 to Human Resources, 107 S Holland St. Edinburgh, IN 46124.







Lebanon Utilities - Journeyman Lineworker
Lebanon Utilities currently has an opening for a Journeyman Lineworker. The position, under the direction of the Line Foreman (working as part of a cohesive team), is responsible for the proper installation, operation and maintenance of the electric transmission and distribution system and related facilities and equipment. Working as part of a team, the individual will use technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills and electrical knowledge to deliver reliable electric service to Lebanon Utilities Electric Department customers. Position is responsible for performing inspections, maintenance, operations and construction work on the substations, transmission, distribution and street lighting systems. 

Qualifications required: 
A high school education or equivalent is required and 4 Years Apprentice Lineworker training through an accredited apprenticeship program. Thorough knowledge and familiarity with principles and practices of electric power line construction, maintenance, and substations is required. Strong verbal communication skills are necessary in order to deal with a wide range of personalities both inside and outside the organization. Must have the ability to make informed immediate decisions in emergency or highly stressful situations. A valid Indiana driver's license and CDL are required. A Journey Lineworker ensures all duties and responsibilities of the department are in compliance with OSHA, IOSHA and Regulatory standards. Compliance with State Board of Accounts Guidelines is necessary. 

Interested persons should submit an application, which can be obtained at www.lebanon-utilities.com.  Go to about us at the top of the page and look in the drop-down Career Opportunities. Also, please include a resume with salary history no later than 02/19/2019 to Human Resources, 401 S. Meridian St. Lebanon IN 46052. 






Lebanon Utilities - Apprentice Lineworker
Lebanon Utilities currently has an opening for a Lineworker Apprentice. The position, under the direction of the Line Foreman and Journey Lineworkers, employee will receive on the job training to become a Journey Lineworker. Additionally, the employee is expected to enroll, participate, and successfully complete a Lebanon Utility approved and DOL accredited Lineworker Apprentice school. 

Qualifications required: 
High school education or equivalent required, a minimum of 6 months as groundman/ operator. Shows familiarity with principles and practices of electric power line construction, maintenance, and substations required. Strong verbal communication skills necessary in order to deal with a wide range of personalities both inside and outside the organization. Ability to follow directions in emergency or highly stressful situations. A valid Indiana driver's license and CDL required. 

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Under supervision, constructs, maintains and repairs overhead and underground electrical secondary, distribution and transmission systems including but not limited to: setting towers/poles, stringing new or maintaining existing wire, installing and maintaining; anchors, insulators, transformers, meters, street lights, capacitor banks, cutouts, cross arms, switches, underground cable and associated equipment; as well as trimming trees and brush under all weather conditions and at all hours of day or night. Observes all safety rules and practices, including working on circuits with hot sticks and/ or with rubber protective equipment in aerial lifts or on poles in required safety apparel. Operates and maintains all equipment as required including Digger/Derrick, Aerial Lift truck, forklift, backhoe/tractor, trencher, hydraulic presses, cutters, and tools. Participates in After-hours Service Watch rotation and Emergency Restoration. 

Interested persons should submit an application, which can be obtained at www.lebanon-utilities.com.  Go to about us at the top of the page, in the drop-down Career Opportunities. Also, please include a resume with salary history no later than 02/19/2019 to Human Resources, 401 S. Meridian St. Lebanon IN 46052.