Huntsville Utilities is an excellent municipality to work for with many unique challenges.
Project Manager/System Administrator (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – December 22, 2016
A typical day of work at Huntsville Utilities consisted of first outlining the work orders for the day, gathering the required tools necessary to complete the job, and then emplementing said work orders in a timely fashion.
I learned how to install conduit for fiber optic cable during a 11 degree December day. I will not forget it. I also learned to have one computer with multiple network cards to access two different LANs.
Management was excellent to work with for several reasons. First, communication and diversity was promoted due to the many different customers we were required to interact with. Management listened to employees and were open for suggestions regarding implementation of networking and workstation procedures.
Co-workers were educated and had a larger than life attitude. This is expected when dealing with people who risk life and limb to keep the city with various utilities.
The hardest part of the job was the move from one location to another. During my employment, the utilities made a move from a temporary location to their permanent residents while repairs and upgrades were made.
The most enjoyable part of the job was autonomy and limited management input. Management was very secure in the staff ability that daily management was not necessary. Each day a "mission" was identified, tools were provided, and work was complete.
Flexible hours and good benifits.