Responsible to the assigned supervisor to perform technical work and related activities associated with the planning, engineering, design, analysis, research, development, testing, construction, maintenance and operation of Company equipment and facilities. Engineering technician responsibilities and job scope are specific to the organizational unit (e.g. region, district, section, etc.) and may be provided on an addendum to this job description, as prepared by the organizational unit. Communication and interpersonal skills: communicates effectively, both orally and in writing with internal and external customers; assists in the preparation of technical reports and papers; demonstrates the ability to be a team player; relates to people in an open, friendly, and sincere manner.
Decision making and business awareness characteristics: develops decision-making skills based on sound judgment and job knowledge; develops an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the local organizational unit.
Technical proficiency: possesses technical knowledge acquired from an Associate Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology; gains knowledge of standards, codes, and regulations relevant to area of assignment; gains knowledge with pertinent equipment, material, systems, and business processes; assists employees in handling defined portions of routine problems when beneficial to AEP; possesses basic computer literacy, knowledge, and skills.
Leadership and guidance: performs work activities as assigned and coached by higher level employees; demonstrates ability to work with others in supplying information and seeking assistance as necessary.
Planning and organization ability: plans work in accordance with AEP standard planning practices; prioritizes routine work to meet the demands of the company; maintains accurate records.
Problem solving and initiative: applies technical knowledge and experience in resolving problems encountered in assigned work; uses initiative in looking for opportunities to improve the process and increase job knowledge/technical skills; seeks out, compiles, analyzes, and interprets information necessary to perform work activities and solve problems.
Associate Degree in Electrical/Electronic/Civil Engineering Technology OR:
A minimum of 4 years of related utility industry work experience for Technician II.
A minimum of 6 years of related utility industry work experience for Technician I.
A minimum of 8 years of related utility industry work experience for Technician Senior.
Attains licenses, certifications, permits, and notaries, etc., required for area of responsibility in an expeditious time frame.