Central Hudson – Engineering Technician – Position

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation is seeking highly motivated Engineering Technician to join our Transmission Design team at our Poughkeepsie, NY headquarters.

Responsibilities: The Transmission Design Engineering Technician will be responsible  for several support tasks in Transmission Design: updating capital project work plan spreadsheets, tracking Work Breakdown Structure (Plan versus Actual) for Capital Projects, developing and updating project plans, updating Monthly Project Status Reports for Major Projects, tracking and updating “Pro-Forma” estimates, updating and maintaining the productivity schedule and project planner (Liquid Planner), as well as maintaining vendor data sheets.  The Engineering Technician will also attend Monthly Project Meetings, take meeting minutes, and issue and track follow up items.  In addition, this person will support the preparation of construction packages in the following ways: preparing bid  packages in proper format, preparing Construction Packages for Contract and in-house construction crews, issuing specifications and RFQ’s for material procurements for capital projects, creating bills of materials and transmittals for capital projects, field inspections and project scoping assistance, preparing and updating Plan & Profile Drawings for completed projects, and assisting with project close out and filing.  The Transmission Design Engineering Technician will also be responsible for monitoring and maintaining the Transmission Inspection database.  This will include preparing draft reports intended for planning future capital projects and submittal to outside agencies.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess the following: an Associate’s Degree in Engineering Sciences or a related field, a Bachelor’s degree is preferred; a minimum of 3 years related experience, basic mechanical and math skills, good verbal and written communication skills, strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and Project, while showing the ability to learn additional software programs quickly.  The successful candidate must be self-motivated, display good problem solving skills and a strong attention to detail, and work as a team player. A valid driver’s license is required.

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package which includes; Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Tuition Assistance, Travel Insurance, Holidays, Vacation, membership to our Credit Union and Recreation Center and more.

Applications will be accepted until December 9, 2014.  Please go to www.CentralHudson.com. Click on the Employment tab then the Job Opportunities tab. Follow the directions to submit an application and upload your resume for the desired position. Applications sent via e-mail and US Mail will not be accepted.  No phone calls or agencies, please.  All replies will be held in strict confidence.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status.  Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.