Distribution Design Technician

Allentown, PA | Contract

Post Date: 10/04/2017 Job ID: 9667 Industry: Technology
  • Job Title: Design Technician
  • Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
  • Status: 6 Month Contract
  • Remote – No
  • Travel – Yes - required

Design Technician wanted to join a team for a six-month engagement.  Qualified candidates must be able to travel, work onsite and come into the role with strong initiative. 
  1. Specifies engineering design for LTN and fiber optic facilities according to specification and/or defined compatible unit items.
  2. Works with staff design technicians to help facilitate completion of larger complex jobs.
  3. Works with utility companies, municipalities, corporations and authorities regarding joint use of distribution facilities.
  4. Provides customers information based on request to help them through new service, relocation of facilities and upgrade of service upon request.
  5. Investigates reviews and analyzes load and voltage conditions to determine adequacy of distribution facilities, including location of capacitors and OCR' s and recommend improvements.
  6. Provides data for acquisition of right-of-way and/or participates in the acquisition for distribution facilities.
  7. Collaborates with other company personnel and consultants or contractors in meeting with customers to specify service locations, reconstruction improvements and in attempting to satisfy customer service complaints.
  8. Performs such other related duties as assigned or as necessary.
  9. Participates in any tailboard or safety initiative/task as instructed by the Regional Design Supervisor


Various Reporting Locations – must be able to travel:
  • Frackville
  • Hazelton
  • Frackville
  • Orwigsburg
  • Marion Heights
  • Panther Valley
  • Business Hours: 7: 00am – 3: 30pm (half hour unpaid lunch break)
  • Tardiness will be unpaid in 15 min increments.


  • Perform and document tailboards, utilizing the Regional Engineering Tailboard Forms
  • Positive attitude toward safety; has a questioning attitude
  • Safe work habits and adherence to safety rules; learns safety rules
  • Utilizes human performance tools
  • Properly uses and cares for tools and equipment
  • Properly uses PPE
  • Practices good housekeeping; cleans up work site
  • Teamwork/Interpersonal
  • Effectively coordinate own work with others
  • Is a respected team member and is respectful of co-workers
  • Committed to team goals
  • Collaboratively works with others
  • Accepts job assignments willingly
  • Responds positively to changing business needs
  • Receives and provides constructive feedback
  • Complete 100% walk-downs per DOR2 process
  • Keeps work management informed of all projects
  • Dependability
  • Employee is punctual and ready for work at the assigned starting time
  • Employee reports off properly
  • No unexcused absences
  • Works OT if needed
  • Completes assigned tasks
  • Follows corporate policies
  • Keeps Supervisor informed of progress/issues
Job Knowledge
  • Demonstrates ability to retain technical knowledge
  • Exhibits an ability to learn and apply new skills/knowledge
  • Understands and practices the proper use of tools, equipment and materials
  • Asks questions and seeks to expand job knowledge
  • Knows and follows departmental processes and procedures
  • Ability to learn and retain job knowledge is not hindered by unexcused absences
  • Working knowledge of and exercising judgment when applying company Instructions, Construction Specifications, SPI’ s/DPI’ s, REMSI, Excess Costs, Designer and WAM
  • Productivity & Quality of Work
  • Engineering Turn-around Time (Priority 2, 3, & 5) ≥ 90%
  • High productivity/efficiency
  • Simple Service Turn-around Time < 15.0 days
  • Job Issue Costs within 10% of Job Close Costs
  • Zero major errors as defined by OH/UG QA Assurance Checklist
  • Performs quality assurance check for all jobs
  • Initiative
  • Studies and tries to learn on own
  • Actively participates in job assignments
  • Doesn' t wait to be told what to do, acts on his/her own
  • Makes suggestions for improvements
  • Works to resolve issues at the lowest level
Customer Focus/Representing the Company
  • Employee portrays a positive, customer-focused image to the public
  • Represents the company in a professional manner
  • Respects others' property, cleans up work site
  • Conducts him/herself properly in public settings
  • Keeps managers and fellow workers informed on job status and progress
  • Encourages others
  • Seeks responsibility
  • Sets good example for peer group
  • Meets commitments

David Kowalski

Fun Facts: Musically inclined, die-hard Philly sports fan, and loves to cook and eat!

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